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make ahead sandwiches

Shooter's sandwich

May 23, 2015
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What to do wit beef broth?

World's best French dip
World's best gravy for dipping homemade fries or smothering poutine

May 22, 2015
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Indianapolis 500 menu?

The winner drinks milk, so it would be fun to have milk punch or milk and cookies.

May 22, 2015
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school wide cookout...dessert help

banana pudding
fruit cobbler
apple brown betty

May 21, 2015
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My brain has taken a vacation. Need some suggestions, please

It would be good pulled off the bone in a sandwich or wrap along with some baby spinach. Sugar snap peas on the side - steamed or raw with a dip.

May 18, 2015
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My brain has taken a vacation. Need some suggestions, please

Leave the skin on the chicken, chop the chicken, then add it to a spinach salad. Add the sugar snap peas and/or blanched green beans.

May 18, 2015
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Foods to pack for long day & night at hospital

The "fancy" cartons of soup in the grocery store soup aisle are pretty good and microwavable. Soup and a nice loaf of bread would be a comfort at the end of a long day. I might also bring some fruit and cookies or brownies.

Peppercorn like thing tasting ideas

Boiled new potatoes or fingerling potatoes

May 15, 2015
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Savory Snack - no wheat

Antipasto
Nuts
Lettuce wraps
Another vote for deviled eggs or frittata
Potato skins

May 14, 2015
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Birthday Party planning - help needed with the menu

The taco catering sounds delicious. That will give you time to enjoy the party, too.

May 13, 2015
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Ideas for bingo potluck

You just reminded me of hot pepper jelly over cream cheese.

May 12, 2015
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Ideas for bingo potluck

Spread cream cheese on a serving dish, top with canned, drained crab or shrimp. Top with cocktail sauce. Serve with crackers.

Stuff celery with cream cheese or pimento cheese.

Tea sandwiches with purchased pimento cheese or chicken salad

May 12, 2015
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Ideas for bingo potluck

Stouffer's had several frozen entrees that wouldn't embarrass your mother-in-law. You already mentioned lasagna; they also make chicken and rice, chicken and pasta, mac and cheese, and stuffed peppers.

Frozen pierogies might go over well. Maybe frozen empanadas, potstickers, or egg rolls?

Little Smokies or sliced smoked sausage are good heated up with a little barbecue sauce.

May 11, 2015
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I am in your town. I have 100 USD and an afternoon off. Food crawl. Where do I go??

May 10, 2015
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Two Days in Birmingham, AL

Please have a giant Milo's sweet tea and fries dipped in Milo's sauce on my behalf. There is nothing like Milo's sauce. Hamburger Heaven in Irondale has delicious milkshakes. If you are a fan of the Fried Green Tomatoes book or movie, go have the original at the Irondale Cafe.

Alabama White Sauce is an original barbecue sauce, invented and still served by Big Bob Gibson in Decatur, Alabama. (about 90 minutes from Birmingham if I remember correctly) If you are interested in barbecue, you need to try it.

Dreamland barbecue isn't what it used to be, but it's still a nice visit for history's sake.

Birmingham is known for Greek owned restaurants like Niki's West.

I have a soft spot for Sneaky Pete's hotdogs.

May 06, 2015
Tara57 in Central South

Birthday Party planning - help needed with the menu

I would be very tempted to go with the taco caterer and a punch bowl or big dispenser of margaritas.

In case you go with your first delicious menu:

Celery and pita chips or tortilla chip scoops with the Buffalo dip.
Lynchburg lemonade for the signature Jack Daniel's drink.
BBQ is good at room temperature; don't try to keep it too warm.
Watermelon alone would be great.

May 05, 2015
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Help me fix some loose rice crispy treats....

Maybe mold a bit around a popsicle stick and dip in chocolate, cake pop style. Wrap it in plastic wrap. Display head down.

Mix the rice crispy bits with snack mix ingredients - pretzel sticks, nuts (if okay with allergies), chocolate chips, popcorn, etc., and serve in individual bags.

Sell bags of loose rice krispy mix next to a chalkboard with suggestions for use - sprinkle over yogurt, ice cream, cupcakes, pancakes, fruit. Give the bits an appealing name like browned butter vanilla rice sprinkles.

First sip of the day

I always wake up thirsty. Clear, cold water just feels so right first thing in the morning. Coffee soon after.

May 04, 2015
Tara57 in Not About Food

Mother's Day Brunch - Help with menu please.

I would purchase a tray of chicken tenders if I went that route.

May 04, 2015
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Do you eat where you shop?

Vincent's Market in Birmingham had a very nice pay-by-the-pound prepared food bar and seating. I would eat lunch there occasionally. I believe it is no longer in business.

May 04, 2015
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Mother's Day Brunch - Help with menu please.

Fried chicken breast would go on the biscuits, too.

May 04, 2015
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Need an idea for chili meat, please

Picadilo would go with your rajas.

Spicy Joe's Special

May 03, 2015
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The Egg -- Why Is It On Top of Everything?

Chili omelets are delicious. I had a baked potato topped with butter, salt, pepper, a runny egg, and a few drops of soy sauce for lunch today.

Apr 26, 2015
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Fresh Pickles from Old Brine

I recently sliced some sweet mini peppers and dropped them into a jar of pickle juice. After a few days, they were very good - sweet, salty, sour, crispy.

Apr 25, 2015
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What add-ins (if any) would your ideal cookie contain? Soft and chewy or crispy-crunchy?

I love chewy chocolate chip pecan cookies.

Apr 22, 2015
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Your favorite junk food or guilty pleasure?

Ro-tel dip

Food Gift Ideas?

What a kind thing to do. I wouldn't turn down a cupcake, but here are a few other ideas.

cheese straws
flavored popcorn
spiced nuts
seasoned oyster crackers or pretzels similar to these: https://www.hiddenvalley.com/recipe/1...
http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013...
salsa
chutney
preserves
beer bread
herb bread
cheddar jalapeno bread
any good bread

Apr 22, 2015
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self rising flour-

biscuits, waffles, pancakes, muffins

Apr 22, 2015
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browning meat with ground spices on it?

I always brown the spices along with the meat when I make chili. The spices don't burn; their flavor is enhanced.

Apr 20, 2015
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Uses for about to spoil milk?

quiche
bread pudding, rice pudding
pancakes

Apr 19, 2015
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