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Worst Cooks in America

I enjoyed the first season, which seemed to have a few sincere "real" folks. Then it was all reality show personalities. It does seem too easy to fake it.

Jan 21, 2015
NonnieMuss in Food Media & News

Pizza

What style is your pizza? I've been doing a series on different pizza styles on my blog. So far my favorites have been the Trenton Tomato Pie and Chicago Deep Dish. The worst was St. Louis.

What happened to Top Chef?

I think the problem with this season is that most/all the contestants are... Nice, talented cooks. No one is a big flashy personality, nobody's trying to act like a bad reality show villain. They are cooking very good food most of the time. They DID just have Jacques Pepin on there. But nice, talented people sometimes don't make for good TV.

Jan 16, 2015
NonnieMuss in Food Media & News

Chow's, Dear CHOW Feature

True, but as the Q and A were both supplied by staff, I assume they'd be familiar enough with the forums to find the answers there.

Jan 15, 2015
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

First time posters

That was me. Sorry. :)

Jan 15, 2015
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Chow's, Dear CHOW Feature

My confusion with this is that the topic has been addressed multiple times in the forums. Like really a lot.

Jan 15, 2015
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

First time posters

I don't mind. It bumped my thread, which had zero responses for a year or So!

Jan 14, 2015
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First time posters

Heh. I just had a first time poster create an account and log in, only to just post a smart-ass response to one of my questions. Seems like a lot of effort just for that.

Jan 14, 2015
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Have you ever reinvented the wheel?

I also invented a mini razor, where the head was half the width of a regular razor for hard-to-reach areas. Then I found out they were already invented and marketed in the porn industry. I think they've gone mainstream now.

Jan 13, 2015
NonnieMuss in General Topics
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Have you ever reinvented the wheel?

I wrote an amazing cheese dip recipe, only to find about a dozen almost identical recipes on Pinterest. It was sad.

Jan 12, 2015
NonnieMuss in General Topics

Deleted Threads vs. Locked Threads;

No, there was another one that disappeared. Same participants, but more contentious.

Jan 07, 2015
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

Deleted Threads vs. Locked Threads;

It's mostly due to my smartness. Actually I had one up and the window minimized. When I came back to my computer and hit refresh, I got the "Oops" page. The other one was a bit of a train wreck, so I was watching it voyeuristically. :)

Jan 07, 2015
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Deleted Threads vs. Locked Threads;

Oh, I agree, but found it entertaining nonetheless. Just wondering why that thread was deleted instead of locked.

Jan 07, 2015
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Deleted Threads vs. Locked Threads;

It seems like the mods lock threads when they get repetitive or are starting to get nasty, however lately I was following two (quite entertaining) threads (Fed Up and Bread Sauce) that are just gone now. Why delete instead of lock? There wasn't anything too objectionable in either - no name calling or spamming. When is the decision to delete a thread entirely made over simply locking it?

Jan 07, 2015
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where to purchase cookbooks online?

Thriftbooks.com is my new favorite site. You can choose the condition of the book, and shipping is free. The variety... Varies I guess, but I've ordered from them several times for both cookbooks and others.

Jan 06, 2015
NonnieMuss in Home Cooking

Brining Pork chops resulting in 'porkle" What am I doing wrong?

If it's not too late, check the label and see if it was "enhanced" pork, which basically means injected with salt water. It destroys the flavor and texture of pork (IMO), and I can only imagine that further brining wouldn't work out so well.

Ideas for a Molecular Gastronomy Store Name {prize}

Igor's Kitchen
Or
The Kitchen Lab
Or
Chemi-Calories

What did you/would you eat the morning of your wedding?

I treated my bridesmaids to a luncheon at the Waffle House. I knew I might not each much later in the day, needed to make sure I got at least one big meal in me, and didn't want to plan some fancy-schmancy two-hour ordeal. Then during the hair/makeup time my mom made chicken salad, pimiento cheese, crackers, and various munchies which we enjoyed while chugging beer and wine. I was a low-maintenence bride.

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Do, a deer, a female deer.

Dec 22, 2014
NonnieMuss in Home Cooking

Petition for a Safe To Eat? board.

I imagine that a food safety board would open the doors to liability issues. Even with a giant disclaimer, there will be some 'wad that eats a piece of corn dog they found in a puddle because a random internet stranger said it would be fine. Then the lawyers get involved.

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Bump.

Dec 20, 2014
NonnieMuss in Home Cooking
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New Profile Setting: Collapse Previously Read Comments (also defaults to "See All" page)

Bumpity-bump

Dec 20, 2014
NonnieMuss in Home Cooking

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

It's not working 100%. Around 25-50% of the previously read posts continue to display as unread. I reported it, but no response.

Dec 19, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

I have done this - switched all the settings as recommended, but it still isn't remembering which posts I've viewed. It remembers the boards, but many the posts are not collapsed or grayed out.

Dec 18, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

Cheese Board

I'm taking a local class (KY, not NYC!) in January. I posted about it in Sept - just asking if anyone had taken a class, and no replies. I do visit other more cheese-centric sites that are full of cheese makers, so this just isn't the right board for me most of the time. I pop in about once a month, but that's about it.

Dec 18, 2014
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Cheese Board

I thought I'd be the perfect audience for a cheese board, but I've also found that it doesn't quite fit my needs. I'm interested in learning to make cheese, and the discussions on that topic are few and far between. Any questions posted rarely get responses. I'm not as interested in people giving their opinions on different types of cheese - not complaining, just not my thing. I posted a question about cheese-making classes which got zero responses. Again, not complaining - apparently there wasn't enough interest in the topic and that's cool with me. I also agree with the poster who suggested the regional nature of cheese makes participation difficult. "Anyone tried this new cheese?" "Nope."

Dec 18, 2014
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A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Everything on my end is loading slower.

Dec 18, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Edited since I was able to restore the older, better view. I will say only this: I've not been participating as much because I haven't liked a lot of the changes, Chow no longer had original content - only upworthy/buzzfeedy stuff, and the moderators were deleting and locking comments like crazy for no reasons I could see. This is the worst change yet, with allowing advertisers and spammers on the site a close second. This is bad.

Hi From Marssy, Chowhound CM

Jus' kidding. I cry if I get a bad haircut. Plastic surgery isn't gonna be a thing with me. Or a tattoo. Or anything permanent that could go horribly wrong.

Dec 06, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

Popeye's Cat Carrier

CFA does that too - with a large order you get the cat carrier that's lined in something like foil bubble wrap for insulation. Someone brings one to work every couple months or so.

Dec 05, 2014
NonnieMuss in Chains