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Leave the gun, take the cannoli...

"No self respecting Southerner would use instant grits."

as a self-respecting Southerner, I have quoted this MANY times.

43 minutes ago
PotatoHouse in Food Media & News

Just Sayin'

I think the picture is self explanatory....

2 days ago
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Why would anyone go to Denny’s these days?

I (somewhat) recently retired from long haul truck driving. The Flying J (one of the biggest truckstop chains in North America) converted their restaurants to Denny's and I hate to admit it, but when I needed something to just grab and go, I would order the Superbird sandwich. It was pretty dang good, although overpriced like everything in a truckstop these days.

Sep 14, 2014
PotatoHouse in Chains

Why is that Kids Competition with Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri on Food Network and not Nickelodeon?

I think the OP is intimidated and embarrassed because the kids are better cooks than he/she is.

Sep 14, 2014
PotatoHouse in Food Media & News

$1.50 per person surcharge for Healthcare added to your bill....WHAT?!?!

Yeah well, if you use the right size crinkle cut fries they kinda interlock. put a little school lunch mashed potatoes for mortar and it's pretty sturdy. :-P

Sep 14, 2014
PotatoHouse in Food Media & News

$1.50 per person surcharge for Healthcare added to your bill....WHAT?!?!

You wanted Obamacare, kwitcherbitchin.

Sep 11, 2014
PotatoHouse in Food Media & News

Hardee's opinions wanted.

Carl's Jr bought Hardee's a few years ago, that is why the advertising is the way it is.

Sep 09, 2014
PotatoHouse in Chains

Words of food wisdom that Food Network NEVER taught you.

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Sep 09, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

$100 for All You Can Eat During 7 Weeks at Olive Garden

Cut and pasted from that Ebay posting....

"Question & Answer Answered On
Q: The Olive Garden website states that the pass is "non-transferable and may not be resold." It also says that the passholder is "named." Will I be able to register these cards under my name, or are they based off of your order name? Thank you, Sep-08-14

A: If the cards are marked with our name and not able to be used, I will issue a full refund. I don't know if they simply have to state the non-transferable for legal reasons or if they will implement a strong policy against re-sellers. In any case, if they cannot be used, I will issue a full refund."

Caveat Emptor.

Sep 08, 2014
PotatoHouse in Chains

The Tyranny of the Home-Cooked Family Dinner  

"so hard and stressful for working women that it's basically not worth it."

So is it any easier for WORKING MEN????? Don't you just love it when sexists use sexism to rail against sexism?

Just to be clear, this rant is aimed at Amanda Marcotte, not JungMann.

Chinatown Ingredients: Frogs and Turtles

I am a southern boy and I grew up eating fried frog legs and turtle soup.

Sep 08, 2014
PotatoHouse in Outer Boroughs

Words of food wisdom that Food Network NEVER taught you.

There is a VERY thin line between caramelized and burnt.

Your turn.

Sep 07, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

What would YOU do??

I pulled this meme from Facebook and although it is directed towards the ladies, men can answer the question also.

Sep 07, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Wha-aa?

"Dijon aioli"

Translation: yellow mustard mixed with mayo.

Sep 02, 2014
PotatoHouse in Chains
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I really like <fill in chain> and I look forward to returning

Carl's Jr (my high school hangout. good memories)

Fudrucker's (sue me, I LOVE ostrich burgers)

Jack in the Box (for some reason they have the BEST San Fran Sourdough burgers)

Sep 02, 2014
PotatoHouse in Chains

the end-times are upon us. repent.

Come on, it's not that big of a stretch. I mean, White Castle sliders are barely real meat as it is.

Jack in the Box Style Tacos Elsewhere then Jack In the Box?

" if you like WC's you'll get what I mean, if you don't than, forget it."

Or Krystal Burgers.

Sep 02, 2014
PotatoHouse in Chains

NY Times: 'Sam Kass, the Obamas’ Foodmaster General'

“He was very emotional about it,” Ms. Gehman Kohan said. “He thought the tree was mad at him.”

Nutjob.

Sep 01, 2014
PotatoHouse in Food Media & News

Mouse in the restaurant's dining room.... [moved from Manhattan board]

Not a big deal. I wouldn't even break stride.

Sep 01, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food
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Do you Mochi??

I have been perusing Mochi recipes and images for a few months now and I think I am (almost) ready to give them a try. Has anyone here tried making Mochi? Do you have any advice/recipes/warnings/whatever?

Aug 28, 2014
PotatoHouse in Home Cooking

DIrty Family Secrets

When we were kids my brother would make a mayo sandwich with garlic powder then heat it up in the microwave!!

Aug 20, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics

I had no idea immersion blenders were so dangerous!

Proof that, like college, not everybody belongs in the kitchen.

Aug 19, 2014
PotatoHouse in Food Media & News

Are You Still Licking the Spoon and Egg Beaters

Of course!!

Aug 19, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Is it right for restaurants to stop seating people before closing time?

I have no problem with a restaurant having a displayed "last seating" time. But without such, if a restaurant says that they are open until 9:00pm, I expect to be served at 8:45 and most likely my order will be to-go so as to inconvenience the staff as little as possible and my tip will show my gratitude.

Aug 17, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Is it right for restaurants to stop seating people before closing time?

How many department stores tell you "Yes we are open for another 30 minutes, but we won't sell you anything"?

Aug 17, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Nice crunchy insect?

I added dry roasted crickets to my backpacking menu thirty years ago when I used to hike in Yosemite.

Aug 07, 2014
PotatoHouse in Food Media & News

music to chowhound by

Song-Album all by Jimmy Buffett

I Will Play For Gumbo-Beach House on The Moon

Desdemona's Building A Rocketship-Banana Wind

Fruitcakes-Fruitcakes

Barometer Soup-Barometer Soup

Calaloo-Don't Stop The Carnival

I Wish Lunch Could Last Forever-Off To See The Lizard

Duke's On Sunday-Take The Weather With You

Peanut Butter Conspiracy-A White Sports Coat And A Pink Crustacean

Dixie Diner-You Had To Be There Disc 2

Blue Heaven Rendezvous-Barometer Soup

Aug 07, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

The view from the kitchen window

It is and I am spoiled to having bears, moose, and deer come walking through our back yard.

The view from the kitchen window

This is mine 9 months out of the year (the joys of living in Maine's Great North Woods).

Does Excellent Canned Whipped Cream Exist?

No. Whip your own.

Aug 05, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics