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What to do with Mrs. Buttersworth Pancake Syrup?

Donate it and buy real maple syrup.

Cronuts at Dunkin' Donuts?

I live on the edge of Maine's North Woods so I don't usually have access to the latest food trends. Today, merely out of convenience, I stopped into a Dunkin' Donuts to by Mrs. Potato a muffin. There I saw a sign advertising their new "Croissant Donuts" so I figured it was a chance to finally experience this latest food fad. I MUST ask, is the DD version a true representation of a Cronut? Because I must say, it was NOT all that IMHO.

Jan 27, 2015
PotatoHouse in Chains

Too much hassle to bother with foods

Oh come on...

....no liver with fava beans and a nice Chianti???

Jan 27, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Lemon thief

That was my first thought. Soak her down, she'll leave.

Jan 26, 2015
PotatoHouse in Gardening

How do you like your tacos...crunchy or soft?

True Mexican "street" tacos are always soft and they are what I prefer. If you are talking about Americanized "tex-mex" tacos ala Taco Bell, I prefer the double decker tacos. If I am making them at home I like my home fried shells to come out somewhere in the middle.

Jan 23, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Dog Differences

I have no (hot) dog in this fight since I don't eat them (the closest that I get is a sausage dog) but I have been pondering. Would anyone like to postulate a solution to the question, what (if any) is the difference between a hot dog, a red hot, a wiener, and a frank? Maybe even the difference between a frank and a frankfurter.

Jan 23, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Accommodating a Party Guest-What is Reasonable?

"I was planning to serve heavy hors d'oeuvres at the party, but not necessarily a full meal."

THIS is why I equate it to booze at a kid's party. This is not a dinner party, it is a party with snacks.

Jan 23, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Can You Identify This Dessert?

Because I had to, that's why.

Jan 20, 2015
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Fair amount of tip at a restaurant

Dan, tip what you feel the service was worth, to hell with everyone telling you that you HAVE to tip ANYTHING. A GRATUITY is EARNED not DESERVED.

Jan 20, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food
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Mandatory municipal composting: how do you handle your food scraps?

So you prefer to allow the Pacific Northwest chapter of the Communist Party to force people to keep a canister of rotting food in their kitchens?

Fast food uniforms

Hot Dog On A Stick. 'Nuff said.

Jan 04, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Mandatory municipal composting: how do you handle your food scraps?

Have a garbage disposal installed in your kitchen sink.

Jan 04, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

How do you pronounce 'bruschetta'?

Brew-sket-ah.

Jan 03, 2015
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

The Word-Snobs can bite me!!!!

I am a Foodie and damn proud of it!!!!

FOODIES OF THE WORLD UNITE!!!!!!

What do you not order in restaurants...

There is no way that I would be glad that they use a mix. Hollandaise is too easy to make to use that as an excuse.

Dec 29, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Accommodating a Party Guest-What is Reasonable?

Caution; This post will be so politically incorrect that it is guaranteed to piss off at least 4 other CHers.

Feeling as if you are required to enable this person to binge eat at your party would be tantamount to throwing an kid's birthday party but feeling required to supply the booze to allow an alcoholic friend to get totally shitfaced or to supply the heroin for a friend who is a junkie. It is not your job to enable the bad habits of your friends.

waffle collapse

I also received a long awaited waffle iron for Christmas ( double sided flip model, I LOVE it!!!!) Here is the malted waffle recipe I have used twice so far and we love it.

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 Tablespoons sugar

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 and 3/4 cups milk

6 Tablespoons vegetable oil or light olive oil

2 large eggs

1/4 cup malted milk powder

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

butter and your favorite toppings

Mix everything (except the butter and toppings) in a large mixing bowl and whisk until everything is evenly incorporated and moist. The batter may be slightly lumpy. Allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes before making waffles.

Heat your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. Pour about 1/2 cup of waffle batter onto hot waffle iron. Close and cook for approximately 3 minutes. (The temperature of waffles irons vary, so tweak cooking time as needed.)

Add your favorite toppings and serve.

Dec 28, 2014
PotatoHouse in Home Cooking

Tipping at Sonic [moved from Chains]

Yes I tip.

Disposing of Coffee Grounds

I do it every night when I set up my coffee maker for the next morning. I have a septic system and it's good for the beneficial bacteria.

Dec 28, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

I would venture to guess that you have not had a really top notch Flan. A really good Flan is as smooth and creamy as a good Creme Brulee, but not eggy like the more common Flans.

Anybody Still Have This Recipe????

That's the one! Thanks a lot!

Dec 23, 2014
PotatoHouse in Home Cooking

Anybody Still Have This Recipe????

Back in the 1980s the women's magazines would run an ad for light Karo syrup with a recipe for a candy called Pastel Patties. It was basically Karo syrup mixed with powdered sugar, but I don't remember the proportions. Anybody remember and/or have the recipe?

Dec 23, 2014
PotatoHouse in Home Cooking

"What discontinued products do you miss?"

I miss THIS! It was a childhood comfort food thing.

Dec 18, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics

My family situation/pink pork

I have the same argument with my wife every time I make a pork loin. She is so programmed to believe that any sign of pink is a bad thing.

Dec 18, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

What to do with really hot peanut butter?

Yeah, but Bobby could make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and it would be highly praised. Just part of being him.

Dec 15, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Food For The Afterlife

Liver, some Fava beans, and a nice Chianti.

Dec 15, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics

"live music tip"

Some Bay Area restaurants and bars have begun to include a space for you to leave a "live music tip" on your check. Do you like this trend...would you leave a tip even if you just came in to eat a sandwich?!
https://www.facebook.com/kfogradio/ph...

Dec 11, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

Oysters

They taste like the ocean. Clean and salty.

Dec 10, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics

Comments Heard At Restaurants...

"Scenes From An Italian Restaurant"

A bottle of white, a bottle of red
Perhaps a bottle of rose instead
We'll get a table near the street
In our old familiar place
You and I-face to face

A bottle of red, a bottle of white
It all depends on your appetite
I'll meet you any time you want
In our Italian Restaurant.

Things are okay with me these days
Got a good job, got a good office
Got a new wife, got a new life
And the family's fine
We lost touch long ago
You lost weight I did not know
You could ever look so nice after
So much time.

Do you remember those days hanging out
At the village green?
Engineer boots, leather jackets
And tight blue jeans
Drop a dime in the box play the
Song about New Orleans
Cold beer, hot lights
My sweet romantic teenage nights

Brenda and Eddie were the
Popular steadies
And the king and the queen
Of the prom
Riding around with the car top
Down and the radio on
Nobody looked any finer
Or was more of a hit at the
Parkway Diner
We never knew we could want more
Than that out of life
Surely Brenda and Eddie would
Always know how to survive.

Brenda and Eddy were still going
Steady in the summer of '75
When they decided the marriage would
Be at the end of July
Everyone said they were crazy
"Brenda you know you're much too lazy
Eddie could never afford to live that
Kind of life."
But there we were wavin' Brenda and
Eddie goodbye.

They got an apartment with deep
Pile carpet
And a couple of paintings from Sears
A big waterbed that they bought
With the bread
They had saved for a couple
Of years
They started to fight when the
Money got tight
And they just didn't count on
The tears.

They lived for a while in a
Very nice style
But it's always the same in the end
They got a divorce as a matter
Of course
And they parted the closest
Of friends
Then the king and the queen went
Back to the green
But you can never go back
There again.

Brenda and Eddie had had it
Already by the summer of '75
From the high to the low to
The end of the show
For the rest of their lives
They couldn't go back to
The greasers
The best they could do was
Pick up the pieces
We always knew they would both
Find a way to get by
That's all I heard about
Brenda and Eddie
Can't tell you more than I
Told you already
And here we are wavin' Brenda
And Eddie goodbye.

A bottle of red, a bottle of white
Whatever kind of mood you're in tonight
I'll meet you anytime you want
In our Italian Restaurant.

Dec 08, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food

German food - undeserved bad reputation

There is a German restaurant across the border (in Canada) from us and it is WONDERFUL food!! The homemade Schnitzel and Spaetzle is worth crossing the border!!!!

Dec 08, 2014
PotatoHouse in General Topics