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I'm sorry you don't like what I ordered, but keep your thoughts to yourself

I only eat organic local baby panda souls.

1 day ago
NonnieMuss in Not About Food

I'm sorry you don't like what I ordered, but keep your thoughts to yourself

By "amateur" I mean self-taught via Snopes-worthy websites and articles. Like "I read this one article one time by someone I've never heard of, so I'm never eating this particular food again because it's made from the souls of baby pandas."

Apr 17, 2014
NonnieMuss in Not About Food
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Flagging dilemma -- it's just a recipe.

I took a look and saw not only what you described, but also someone who pops in every couple weeks and posts a Youtube link to what I suppose is a self-produced cooking show or vlog or channel that they come to spam with whenever there's a new episode. Flagged 'em. There are often some polite and well-meaning responses from other users, but they are ignored by the OPs, who probably don't even check back.

I always check out the user profile before flagging - I've seen some posts in the past that seemed advertise-y, but when I clicked on the profile, I saw that they were longtime contributors and just genuinely trying to share a product they liked or discuss it.

Just Recipe Guy and Youtube Guy only post their links and run.

Apr 17, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk
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Your "evil food" (super unhealthy) recipe?? :)

I make a dip that consists of mayo, sour cream, and cream cheese that's topped with bacon, turkey, and shredded cheese. There are tomatoes and parsley too, but that's just for decoration. We call it Hot Brown Dip, or BLT Dip, or Crack Dip.

Apr 17, 2014
NonnieMuss in Home Cooking

I'm sorry you don't like what I ordered, but keep your thoughts to yourself

Along with "don't yuck my yum", can we also add that I don't need to hear an amateur nutritionist tell me about the fat, calories, cholesterol, GMOs, gluten, soy, processed ingredients, mercury, saturated fats, frozen ingredients, dairy, bug parts, animal cruelty, carbs, or ANYTHING else about my meal.

If asked, one might say "I'm not really a fan of clam sauce, but this tuna is excellent." Why just offer up negative unsolicited opinions?

Apr 17, 2014
NonnieMuss in Not About Food
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Packaged Mixes, Sauces, Spices & Boxed Items You Use

UB's wild rice was a staple growing up and I still use it to this day. I substitute one can of beef consommé for one can of water - I'll always love it.

Apr 13, 2014
NonnieMuss in General Topics

Small things I can't stand at chains or other......

Smaller city in the South = lower cost of living!

Apr 12, 2014
NonnieMuss in Chains

Why Unsalted Butter?

It also works with ultra-pasteurized, although I assume the taste might be slightly different. UP is all I can buy in my area and I've made butter several times with it. I use my stand mixer - I've never tried the food processor, which is harder to clean. It's also WAY more expensive to buy cream than it is to just buy butter.

Apr 11, 2014
NonnieMuss in Home Cooking

Foods Without Enemies

Down with Doritos! I can't even be in the same room with them.

Apr 10, 2014
NonnieMuss in General Topics
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Diet Soda that Sh*t is going to kill you....especially if you are a woman.....

I'll get the Big Mac meal with a Diet Coke. The reason? I think Diet Coke tastes better than regular Coke. It's (obviously) not for health reasons.

Apr 07, 2014
NonnieMuss in Food Media & News

Asking a restaurant for recipe

Off topic, but Best. Book. Ever.

Apr 04, 2014
NonnieMuss in General Topics

Cooking for a picky eater...

My husband doesn't cook either. At all. He will maybe heat up a can of soup a few times a year. I cook what I feel like eating. If he wants some, that's great - if he doesn't want it he makes himself a sandwich. If I was a stay-at-home wife, I might feel more inclined to cater to his tastes more, but since we both work full-time - he's a grown man and can feed himself.

Apr 04, 2014
NonnieMuss in Home Cooking
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Shut up Noah!

I appreciate the info, but I'm not allowed to install 3rd party software on my work computer. And I have to have the sound turned on for various work-related reasons. I'm just going to have to avoid CH for a day or two, or at least until the flood, I guess.

Apr 04, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk
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Shut up Noah!

That ad for the Noah movie - it plays on every page and the "turn off sound" option is broken. When you click, nothing happens and it continues to yell at you. Please, please fix or remove this.

Apr 04, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

Foods Without Enemies

Baked Potato
Peanut Butter
Cinnamon Roll

I would say mashed potatoes, but am married to a hater.

Apr 04, 2014
NonnieMuss in General Topics

Foods Without Enemies

I knew someone would say Mac & Cheese - I HATE it. Always have. Love mac. Love cheese. Can't stand them together. One of the reasons I married my husband was that he felt the same way.

Apr 04, 2014
NonnieMuss in General Topics

How often do you drink alcoholic drinks?

I'm a regular drinker - 2 to 3 beers a night, though I can't remember the last time I was drunk. Maybe one or two more on a weekend or at a party. I'm a good-sized gal though and have a high tolerance. But I don't NEED it. If I'm sick or ate too much or just don't feel like it, I just don't have it and don't crave it.

Hold yourself to the standards of a different country if it makes you feel better. My understanding is that in England it's totally acceptable to have a pint or two at lunchtime, which in America would set off all sorts of warning signals. Or just watch Mad Men and say "At least I didn't have any vodka at work today."

Apr 03, 2014
NonnieMuss in General Topics

Lots of first-time posters?

Grey - I've been censored, and probably quite rightly for mentioning a certain post, though not the poster by name. I don't find the posts (for the most part) "shady", but yes, some of the names seem similar as Biscuit points out. (Cooking term + Number, such as Homecooker62 and Kitchengal99 - both of which I just made up as examples and am not calling people out by name.) I also have a low tolerance for junk science and advertise-y posts, so I'm more likely to click on those types of posters to see if they're new, legit, or what else they might be saying. It's not bothersome really, other than those awful people who dare to have different views than mine, but it's just something I noticed.

On the plus side, more new users is a good thing.

Apr 03, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

Lots of first-time posters?

Has anyone else noticed a rise in first-time posters - obviously on the Food Quest board, but also there have been several who post in General Topics or wherever, with some baffling grammar and opinions. I almost wonder if the site is being punked?

Apr 03, 2014
NonnieMuss in Site Talk
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Chick-fil-A kickin' the Colonels butt

I quit eating at Chick-Fil-A due to their policies three years ago. Recently at a work function it was CFA or nothing, and I was suprised by how disgusting it tasted - I remembered it being, well, good. I don't eat KFC either, since it's also pretty grody, but I certainly don't miss CFA.

Apr 03, 2014
NonnieMuss in Chains
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Asking a restaurant for recipe

This topic got me thinking about a spicy tomato broth that's served with mussels at a local French restaurant. I just sent them an e-mail full of compliments, assurances that I wouldn't share or publish it, and asking for any info on the recipe they'd be willing to share. We'll see how it goes.

Apr 02, 2014
NonnieMuss in General Topics

Help a Canadian out..what on Earth is "American cheese"?

I made American Cheese from the ATK DIY cookbook - it was a blend of shredded Colby with hot milk, spices, cream of tartar, and maybe a few other things. It may have been processed, but it was processed in my kitchen. It tasted very close to what you would expect, but had none of that squeaky Velveeta texture, and was richer and creamier. I did some research on the history for a blog post - it was interesting!

Mar 30, 2014
NonnieMuss in Cheese

Cambozola what to make with it?

I'm guessing Trader Joe's? I got their Cambozola last week and it was a huge hit with just crackers. I'm not a bleu cheese fan, but this had just a hint of bleu-ness. If/when I buy it again I'll probably dice it and sprinkle it onto a hot buffalo chicken dip and let it melt.

Mar 30, 2014
NonnieMuss in Cheese

Asking a restaurant for recipe

I would write or e-mail rather than call - I have tried twice. Once a local restaurant stopped serving my favorite dish, so I asked if they wouldn't mind sharing the recipe. I received no response. I e-mailed another restaurant out of town and got a lovely and gracious reply from the head chef - no recipe, but some hints. Lay the compliments on a little thick - everyone loves that.

Mar 30, 2014
NonnieMuss in General Topics

Your best items at Sam's Club

I love Sam's and many of our regular items (big bags of popcorn, Chex Mix, granola bars) are a few bucks cheaper than at Costco.

I love their meat - it's always excellent, not injected, enhanced, or otherwise 'roided up. Chicken, pork, beef - all good. Can barely stand the grocery store stuff anymore.

Their rotisserie chicken, to me, is the best out there.

Mar 28, 2014
NonnieMuss in Chains

Small things I can't stand at chains or other......

Again - great post for the "things that don't bother me thread", but this is a thread called "small things I can't stand".

(Please understand that I'm teasing - it's sometimes hard to read tone on a message board and I'm just posting in fun.)

Mar 28, 2014
NonnieMuss in Chains
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Small things I can't stand at chains or other......

But since we're talking chains, it's more the corporate policies. I know the servers have to follow the rules with the upselling, suggestions, etc. I don't hold that against them. I've waited more than my share of tables and you sure can't please everyone. One person's smiley face is another person's tooth-grinding annoyance.

Mar 28, 2014
NonnieMuss in Chains
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Small things I can't stand at chains or other......

Maybe someone start an alternate thread of things they think shouldn't bother people at chain restaurants?

Mar 28, 2014
NonnieMuss in Chains
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Small things I can't stand at chains or other......

I don't think it's necessary to list any drinks at all - a simple "What can I get you to drink?" would suffice. What I find odd is the listing of every single non-alcoholic drink they serve.

It's especially odd because you would assume that servers would prefer to serve a few cocktails at $6.00 each than a Coke for $1.50.

Mar 27, 2014
NonnieMuss in Chains
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Do you cook when you're down?

Feeding people is a major mood booster for me, so I cook more when I'm down than when I'm up. Today, for example, has been an endless string of annoyance, frustration, and generally crappy stuff, so I went out at lunch and bought a bunch of ice cream and fixings for the office. It makes me feel better to do something like that. Making (and eating) a big pot of meatballs and sauce always lifts me up too.

True emergencies, however, call for McD's fries and a chocolate milkshake.

Mar 27, 2014
NonnieMuss in General Topics
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