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Russet vs Baking Potato(e)

Tried to see if this discussion was already started, but couldn't find my explicit question. Is there a difference between the classic russet and what a supermarket calls a "baking potato?" TBH, not even sure if the "e" belongs, but I'll take the chance.

Aug 28, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics

things you put ketchup on

Ok...you got me on that one. I even bring Huy Fong Chili Garlic Sauce to a restaurant. It's much more complex than regular Sriracha/Rooster Sauce. And I will mix it with ketchup, but still put it on burgers, fries, and onion rings only.

Aug 20, 2014
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things you put ketchup on

Hamburgers, french fries, onion rings...that's it.

Aug 18, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics

Chicken of the Sea VS Starkist

Agree with other posters...even within the same brand, big difference between chunk light and solid white. And moreso depends on what you do with it. I prefer solid white and break it up fine with minced onion and mayo for tuna salad. More like tuna mousse, I suppose. With that, I really find no difference between brands...or at least very little. Right now, finances being what they are, I have to get it on sale or in Walmart when I can. So I can't really comment on premium offerings.

Aug 18, 2014
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Best cheese selection at a market??

A bit off topic, but didn't know Foodtown was still in business. Many years ago, I worked in one in Fair Lawn with a crowd of crazies. The owner was a character himself. I was the assistant Dairy Manager (just me and the diary manager). Got me through college, so I can't complain. Thanks for the memories.

Aug 02, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

Point Pleasant Girl! New Here!

Hope to see you here again soon, Ang

Jul 30, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

Bogg's Cranberry Liquor?

Please report back with your findings!

Procaccinis - East Hartford, CT

Any fellow CH'ers have any experience here? menu seems extensive. Appreciate any input.

Callahan's

Miami Subs wasn't a bad deal, either.

Jun 13, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

Fast Food News - Bristol, CT

Sonic, Rt 6 in Bristol is now open.

My favorite burgers in New Jersey are served at...

Where is it going to be? Grew up in FL and get back every now and then.

May 12, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

NJ-4 W & NJ-17 N - Family Friendly & Simple & Cheap

Agree that 17 can be sparse of your requirements. Take 4W to Saddle river Rd. in Fair Lawn. As soon as you hit the bottom of the ramp, bear right...Oceanos is on your right. Great seafood. Not far off the highway.

May 08, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

Whatever Happened to Roquefort Dressing in Restaurants?

Agreed on the "vodka martini" response. Not a snob, but a purist...prefer the 4 to 1 gin/vermouth with an olive. Seeing cutesy martini lists in restaurants is big turnoff to me. Also, I like the old gray haired bartender in the red vest, black bow tie who wipes the bar, serves drinks and does not try to be funny or sociable. But that's just me.

May 08, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics

What's up with the price of Mayonnaise?

From the producer's perspective, I believe the spiraling cost is due to the increase in prices of chicken feed...corn especially. Higher prices roll down hill. Corn...chickens....eggs...mayo...

May 08, 2014
njmarshall55 in General Topics
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Hawthorne - I think - A long time ago

Anyone remember a place called Fricke's? Spelling, I'm not so sure, but I remember my folks talking about it many years ago.

May 08, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

Deep fried hotdog with buns, do those have a name?

Yes, you're right. Rippers are, at least in my experience, at Rutts Hutt in No. NJ. But as CD below points out, they're not cooked IN the bun, but fried. After spending some time in Japan, I don't think I remember even seeing any form of an American style hot dog anywhere. But then, I wasn't really looking.

Apr 28, 2014
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Fast Food News - Bristol, CT

Arby's Rt. 6 is now becoming a Sonic.
Checkers, also Rt. 6 is closed.

Best diners in NJ

If I'm not mistaken, the Arena was once known, many years ago, as Charcoal Corners...if any of the older CH'ers remember that.

Mar 31, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

Eggs - What a Beautiful Thing!

Frittata (definitely!), deviled eggs, egg salad, fried, scrambled...VERY versatile. Agreed!

Mar 31, 2014
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Best canned soups?

A memorable Seinfeld scene with Elaine feeding soup to an invalid.

Mar 31, 2014
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Callahan's

Fond memories! Thanks!

Mar 28, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

Best canned soups?

"Yankee bean! Yankee bean! We love our..Yan...kee...bean!" what show was that from?

Mar 28, 2014
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Current obsessions?

Agreed!!!

Mar 28, 2014
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Current obsessions?

I don't get it in a tub...small plastic jar with a bright green top.
http://www.iherb.com/huy-fong-foods-i...

Mar 28, 2014
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Where are the Northern Jerseyans?

Been there a few times over the years. Decor hardly ever changes...neither does the help. Can't say anything about how food is recently, but I look forward to going back. Always had a pleasant experience there.

Mar 27, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey

Current obsessions?

Huy Fong's garlic/chili paste. I'll even bring it to a restaurant.

Best canned soups?

As a rule, I'll stick with MOST Progresso varieties as national brands go. Some of the smaller, lesser known ones are pretty good, but with so many to choose from it's hit and miss.

Mar 25, 2014
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Shrimp on pizza, yes or no?

Not on traditional red-sauce pies for me. I consider myself somewhat of a purist when it comes to pizza, but I make a pie using a pre-made base (can't think of the brand name...plastic wrapped...two to a package). lightly oil and crisp in the oven. Meanwhile, saute scallions in butter, when soft add cleaned/tail-less shrimp, add a bit of white wine and seasoning to taste. When shrimp are done, pour shrimp and scallions onto base evenly, shred mozzorella on top, then into the oven to melt cheese.

Fusilli you crazy bastard

As the pasta that's talking is of the straight variety, his friend, Fusilli, is a "cork-screw" shape...hence the reference to being a "crazy bastard."

favorite restaurant in nj

Berta's Chateau...ambiance, food, etc. And the first date I had with someone special

Mar 21, 2014
njmarshall55 in New Jersey