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Anybody Still Have This Recipe????

That's the one! Thanks a lot!

1 day ago
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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?

2 days ago
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"What discontinued products do you miss?"

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

Dec 18, 2014
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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
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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
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Food For The Afterlife

Liver, some Fava beans, and a nice Chianti.

Dec 15, 2014
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"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
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Oysters

They taste like the ocean. Clean and salty.

Dec 10, 2014
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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
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Can Kimchee "go bad"?

To quote John Pinette, "It can't go bad! It never went GOOD!!!"

Dec 07, 2014
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Why did the chicken cross the road? To avoid a debate!

So, let's start a big hullabaloo....

Is it General Tso's, General Tsao's, or General Tao's chicken?????

Dec 07, 2014
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Holiday Dinner - what went wrong? What went well?

"I think the person hosting the meal should make up a menu & delegate who should bring what. This will probably ruffle some feathers, but I see no other way of preventing duplicate pies, bland textures & blander tastes. "

If the textures and tastes are bland then it will not matter if the host delegates what is brought by whom, the tastes and textures will STILL be bland. Bad cooks are bad cooks.

What turns you off about restaurant restrooms?

"What turns you off about restaurant restrooms?"

The lousy food service.

Nov 30, 2014
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First food thought this morning

So, how about a critique of the horse meat? Was it tasty?

Nov 29, 2014
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if you could live anywhere at any income level, what would you choose?

Jerk Chicken
Fresh Snapper Fried Light
Fried Flounder Sandwich
Fried Plantains
Ceviche
Bignets with Chicory Coffee
Oysters on the Half Shell
Cold Conch Salad
Conch Fritters

That'll do for a start.

if you could live anywhere at any income level, what would you choose?

I would live down in the Islands and own a bar with a kitchen. I would want enough money so that I would not have to worry about how much the bar made.

Entertaining - Music to Accompany Dinner

The Four Seasons-Vivaldi.

Rule #1...always...

ALWAYS make sure you turned the burner off!!!!

Nov 21, 2014
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Let's ban the word GUYS!!!

Completely unprofessional.

Cocktail Party for Charity Etiquette

I completely agree with Jfood's ideas.

Nov 19, 2014
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Breyers Gelato: 4 Flavors

I tried the Tiramisu and was sorry I bought it. The flavor was "off" and the mouth feel was more like those items referred to as "frozen desserts" rather than Gelato. I will never buy it Breyer's again.

Nov 19, 2014
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Old-Fashioned Breakfast Sausage recipe needed!!!!

I am definitely interested. Thank you very much.

Nov 18, 2014
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What to do with lemons? Zested over 20 of them

Make a s#!t load of madeleines.

Nov 18, 2014
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Dinner for 14...dinner on table or self serve?

If you have a table that will seat 14, then I would go with the sit-down style. If seating is catch-as-catch-can I would do self service.

Nov 18, 2014
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What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

I'm not all that into Moroccan. I'll eat it if everyone else wants to eat at a Moroccan restaurant I'll go, but would vote for a good Greek place instead if given a choice.

Nov 18, 2014
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Joining friends

Something else that (I believe, at least I didn't catch it in my scan of the thread) no one has brought up is the very real possibility that they were there to have dinner and either a romantic date or even a serious discussion.

Nov 18, 2014
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Old-Fashioned Breakfast Sausage recipe needed!!!!

I am an old-fashioned southern country boy and I am so disgusted with the flavorless, "dry" (as in ABSOLUTELY fat-free) meat products being called breakfast sausage nowadays. It sickens me that you actually have to add oil to the pan to keep it from sticking when cooking this stuff because there is no natural fat in the meat! As I am sure you CH's know, FAT is Flavor! At least up here in Northern Maine, you just CAN NOT get anything that tastes like the sausage that I enjoyed in my younger days. So I need a good recipe so I can make my own Sage-based country-style breakfast sausage. Any suggestions?

Nov 18, 2014
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Do any cultures eat owl?

As a militarily trained survival-minded deep southern country boy I can tell you, almost every animal you can think of is edible, but not all of them are tasty.

Nov 15, 2014
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Am I being too cheap? Splitting restaurant bill on family vacation

It would have been cheaper (and less hassle) to do a package deal which includes all meals. That what we always did and always had credits left over which we spent in one bakery or another for take home goodies on the last day.

Nov 15, 2014
PotatoHouse in Not About Food