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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
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Famous food in names- add to the list

Flag on the play. False start.

It's Warren B-U-F-F-E-T-T.

Nov 15, 2014
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TUMS at a dinner party?

I don't know why anybody invites her anyway. Roz is such a b!+(h.

Nov 14, 2014
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Surprise "Chopped" Party--Food for Thoughts?

You MUST stress that guests are free not to participate. There is nothing worse than being pushed to do something that you are uncomfortable with by your "friends". I would jump at the chance to participate in something like this but Mrs. Potato would absolutely HATE it.

Nov 14, 2014
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Pumpkin Cheese Cake From Chocolatier Magazine 1991

In case you are still accepting requests, here is my email. I think I have one on my profile but if not, I will give you one I use in situations that I know may result in spam. (not saying you are a spammer, just posting an email addy in a public forum may result in such)

parrothead1969@hotmail.com

Nov 09, 2014
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Regular Jelly or Spreadable Fruit?

All-Fruit.

Nov 09, 2014
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It's come full circle... Menu has a "Gluten Friendly" selection.

I believe THIS is the point you were making, GenoO, and I agree with you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdJFE...

Nov 05, 2014
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We all have squirrel DNA

Well, I am a southern boy and you are what you eat, so....

Nov 05, 2014
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TUMS at a dinner party?

I have stomach issues, but I :

A. Take my omeprazole every morning and that takes care of my issues for the most part

B. would never bring them up at a dinner party

C. If the omeprazole doesn't do the whole job (which happens from time to time) would tend to it quietly and discretely (usually by drinking milk or, in extreme cases, taking another dose of medication).

Nov 05, 2014
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When a favorite restaurant is ruined - what do you do?

It happened to our favorite pizza/pasta place. They had really good flavor combinations (Philly Cheesesteak pizza with a teriyaki sauce, Chicken Alfredo pizza, etc) but when they sold out the flavors bottomed out. I think the new owners tried to cut corners and used really cheap ingredients and canned sauces rather than the quality and homemade ones that the original owners used.

Nov 05, 2014
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What's wrong with instant grits?

I am a Southerner transplanted to Northern Maine. I moved up her to the North Woods from Georgia back in 2008.

Oct 26, 2014
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First Date Food?

The only way I run on a first date is if she starts talking about where she wants to get married and/or how many children she wants to have!!!

Oct 23, 2014
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We all know it happens, but we never like to think it actually does... [moved from New Jersey board]

I know it does when put into a drink, but too much can poison the person.

Oct 21, 2014
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First Date Food?

No, I am not cheating on Mrs. Potato nor has she left me for the local pastry chef. I was inspired by another thread to ask a question. Do you have any "traditions" or "rules" when it comes to food on the first date?

For example, I always like to take a first date out for Italian. In my opinion, it is very difficult for anybody to be "fake" while slurping Angel Hair in White Clam Sauce or Chicken Picatta. Ok, I know slurping is considered gauche but I do give extra points as long as it is done with a modicum of decorum and they also get points for knowing the "using a spoon to twirl pasta around a fork" trick. They win the supper round if they sop up the leftover sauce with their garlic bread.

Oct 21, 2014
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Which Ice Cream-Haagen Daz or Ben & Jerry's

For those who voted with HD, I have a question...

How about the fact that they charge just as much as B&J even though their "pints" aren't pints?????
I love some of HDs flavors (I believe my absolute favorite is Sticky Toffee Pudding) but I am hesitant to spend $4 for 14 oz when I can spend the same $4 for 16 oz. It is a small difference I know, but it is also freaking insulting to my intelligence.

Oct 21, 2014
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Does anybody else miss chicken skin?

Blame the Food Police.

Oct 15, 2014
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When did coconut oil become OK to use, and how and why?

Just another case of "If you don't like what they say will/won't kill you, just wait 5 minutes and they'll change their minds".In the medical field I have actually seen it spoon fed to long-term care patients as a "treatment".

Oct 12, 2014
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Foods or snacks you NEVER get tired of?

Pistachios!!!!

I have no internal limit when it comes to pistachios.