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Your "evil food" (super unhealthy) recipe?? :)

This is freakin' cracking me up!!!
My mom had those catalogs, and I would look through and I didn't get it. I'm a suck for all that's cute, but you can't put it all in your home. Gawd.
But, I also like Cracker Barrel, especially when hung over.
Another evil food my dad used to make for us was Ellio's pizza. Anyone remember that one?

Apr 18, 2014
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Your favorite Sichuan cookbook?

Hi there :) I enjoy Sichuan food and am lucky to have a few restaurants in my city that do it well. But, I'd like to give it a go at home. Dunlop's Sichuan cookery is already on my to-order list. Do you have a lesser known personal favorite? Please share what it is.
Thanks

Apr 18, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Oh, yuck. I've done a sleep study before, and it was like "how can one sleep in a totally foreign environment with the knowledge that you're being monitored", yuck! Just keep in mind that it's over soon. At least you've got 'net, my ppl took my phone!
Pamper yourself with the best pizza money can buy tonight :) the best of the best.

Apr 18, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

What the what?!? It's cloudy and threatens rain at my desert casita. It's amazing how good weather spoils a person rotten.
I'm doing Pok Pok (finally) for dinner. Ike's famous chicken wings with a slight alteration: I'll grill instead of fry. And to balance the crispy fat there will be some som tum (papaya salad). I've started a lime granita for desert.
I've been so happy to eat what I want with in reason all week and have no abdominal discomfort! Woot for good luck.
Tomorrow we're going out to a nice place on the northeast end of the city with views for miles to meet up with a high school friend of pap's. The food is excellent, but the menu changes, so who knows what I'll get. Excited, though.
I don't always pay much attention to holidays. Easter will be simple, shared with a few nearby friends. With lots of candy!!

Apr 18, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

I'm impressed not only with your dinner, but the lack of jetlag! hope you are enjoying.

Apr 17, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Thanks Suzi, now I'll be happy when I hear your blood pressure medication is working on an extended basis.
I've got a coin in my wishes box for ya (long story), and I know you'll sail though.
And thanks everyone for the wonderful well wishes. With food being so important, the support of my food luvin' peeps means so much :)

Apr 17, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Thanks lingua and all for the congrats. I don't really deserve them, it's the body doing what it's supposed to. but, woo-hoo!! Healed guts! Lurvin' it.
This ditty was !friggin! popular on German MTV in Prague in December. I love it, and try to replicate it loudly usually to pap's chagrin. I can be found often howling it in yahooland at aleklb1422.
Decided I'll spruce up my bisque a bit with some rosemary that I've grown and will make the bread nice and unhealthy with some parm and black pepper. Since I went to the effort to go buy some parm, I also picked up some beautiful arugula to be dressed with lemon, oil, and cracked black pep.

Apr 17, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Eh, sorry about funkbelly.

Apr 17, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Wowza, that's some good looking salad. And cool plates! Enjoy Sichuan Thursday.

Apr 17, 2014
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Congratulations, Harters! You should indeed be chuffed :)

Apr 17, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

That looks stun-yummily! Can I get you to shoot my DMV photos?

Apr 17, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Not officially the weekend yet, but I sure feel like it! Another dr. appt. to review my abdominal ultrasounds, and I am released from his care for a month! 6 weeks sooner than expected. So, pap and I hit the mall for a bit of binge shopping and a lovely lunch of pasta at Calif. Pizza Kitchen (yeah, I know).
Dinner will be light and generically easy. Panera Bread Lobster Bisque from Target along with soft bread and crunchy veg sticks.
Today, I learned a bit of an important lesson: health first, everything else will come :)
I'll post my party song, since I feel like it. Maybe lingua can clue me in on what the holy heck it's about.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkMg_X...

Apr 17, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Haha! :D If I could count the number of times I've "faked" a room, I'd run out of fingers. good for you!

Apr 17, 2014
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What's for Dinner #292 - The Hippity-Hop Edition!

Good tip--thanks!!

Apr 17, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Happy birthday :D

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Happy belated!
:)

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Holy smokes, girl! I'm so glad that number came down. Hope you're able to get that rest and the new drugz continue their magic!

Apr 16, 2014
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What would you consider are your 6 essential spices?

No $hit. I had no idea. But, I wasn't a cooking person in those days. I'll have to ask my dad about this. He will utilize anything free in any way possible.

Apr 16, 2014
alliegator in General Topics
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Sterlite box, exacto knife, screen and caulk. You, too, can have the beef box. Or if Europe in my destiny for '14, you can just have it anyways.

Apr 16, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking

What would you consider are your 6 essential spices?

I will have to admit, I'm pretty lucky in the growing climate department. When I've been less lucky in that area in the past, the cilantro looks pretty battered in the stores:(
I don't have any oregano, but I should give it a go, one of my garden boxes happens to have a vacancy.

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Welcome home. Sorry about the weather, but dinner sounds quite nice!

Apr 16, 2014
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A pic...

Apr 16, 2014
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Eh, I'm putting Pok Pok off again (ugh) for the simple reason that I'm parked in by a moving truck. And since there is a lot of junk in and around said truck, I'll just not make an issue. So, tonight will still be Thai, I'll do yum woon sen with the rest of the pork that wasn't used last night. And, the sun is finally high enough in the sky that I woke up bright and early to get Beef Box up and running for a tasty jerky snack with dinner :D

Apr 16, 2014
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What would you consider are your 6 essential spices?

I see some are including an herb list, so I'll throw mine in. I enjoy growing my own, so much fun!
cilantro (and lots of it)
standard issue basil
holy basil
mint
flat leaf parsley
dill

Apr 16, 2014
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Your "evil food" (super unhealthy) recipe?? :)

Avon collectibles--bwahaha! I SO forgot about those.
I think the solution here is clear: throw your own!

Apr 16, 2014
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Your "evil food" (super unhealthy) recipe?? :)

Maybe you're just too classy. I've been to several. Which kind of makes me think that people know I can bring it when it comes to trash :D

Apr 16, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

3 at once, yikes! My sympathies.

Apr 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Welcome :)

Apr 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Yikes, sorry about the tummy funk :( Happens to the best of us.
Small portions should smooth it all out. Never had a Weggy's roti chicken, I'm sure it was faboosh!

Apr 15, 2014
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What's for Dinner #291 - the Taxman Cometh Edition [Through Aprl 16, 2014]

Welcome back :) I'm glad to see you here again!
I'm so terribly sorry about the loss of your father and the ensuing funk. I'm glad you're husband has returned and you're busy in the kitchen again.
Take good care, I look forward to seeing what else you crank out soon.

Apr 15, 2014
alliegator in Home Cooking