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What are your favorite condiments with EGGS?

Chilaquiles with salsa verde and a fried egg on top.
I love it.
Green salsa is my fav but red salsa will be just as good.

Hard boiled egg with a pat of butter is pretty great.

Jun 23, 2014
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What new food(s) have you tried recently and how was it?

I love it , not embarrassed at all.It really is so refreshing. I love the mango too, but the cucumber lime is just not as sweet to me and I like that.

Jun 16, 2014
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What is this cut of pork?

Here in Ohio we also call them pork steaks. And my husband also loves them. They are tasty.
I was just about to grill skinless boneless chicken breast for dinner (he hates them ) . And he said wait let me run to the store to see if they have any pork steaks. They did.

Jun 02, 2014
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

A kind bar (coconut almond).

Jun 01, 2014
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Food Shame -- What is a fairly common food that you've never tried. Even though you are probably an adult now and can go and try whatever you want?

1.Ceviche
2.oyster
3. mussels
I don't feel guilty about ceviche, I love fish just not like that.
Mussels I would like to try. I just never have.
Oysters don't look good to me at all.

Jun 01, 2014
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Do you butter your French toast?

My oldest son is the same, he can't stand real maple syrup and prefers pancake syrup. He also likes turkey bacon over real bacon . He is my son and I still love him ;)

May 31, 2014
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Do you butter your French toast?

As a kid I thought I hated maple syrup. When I had kids I never made pancacks/waffles/ French toast,they had to go to grandmas for those. The Smell of the syrup was nauseating. A few years ago I bought real maple syrup, I'm in love with it. I put in my Greek yogurt. I'm glad I learned the difference.

May 31, 2014
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BEST TORTILLA'S EVER!!! [moved from LA board]

I know this an old thread.
I just wanted to say I bought these yesterday for fish tacos and agree they are really good. Nice flavor. This is the first ever seeing them. I will probably buy them again.

May 31, 2014
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Your "go to" convenience food is.....

Right now it is those Velveeta cheese sause packets. My 4 year old is a picky eater but will eat Velveeta shells and cheese. Yes, I have made him home made and it is a waste of time, he won't eat it.
So when I saw those Velveeta cheese packets for $3.19 you get 3 packets in the box, I bought it. I always have whole wheat pasta of different shapes. And the box of shells and cheese is usually 2 for $5 at my Kroger so the sauce packets are better for me.

May 30, 2014
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Whipped cottage cheese? Uses?

I love ricotta with toasted walnuts and honey drizzled on top. So it this might be good served the same.
I have never heard of whipped cottage cheese. Sounds interesting.

May 16, 2014
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Haagen Daz did away with Pistachio and Cookies and Cream

They have the C&C in limited edition it's called "Midnight Cookies and Cream".

May 16, 2014
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Frozen mango and a large glass of ice water with lime juice.
It was a nice warm day, then it rained and now, its so humid!

May 12, 2014
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Dill triscuits topped with tuna salad then put under the broiler with sharp Cheddar cheese.
Way to many of them.

May 08, 2014
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Fat. What's your choice ?

Mostly Olive oil then butter and coconut oil.
I see a few mentions of avocado oil, I have never used that. What do you cook with it or is it more for salad dressings?

May 07, 2014
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Dried Beef

I have never had dried beef and can't add much. I just love the pic of your dogs!

I had to look up what sos was, haha.

May 06, 2014
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Pizza toppings - over or under the cheese?

As a teen I worked in one of those take and bake pizza places. This woman would come in every week and order 2 pizzas and asked whoever was making her pizza to put the cheese on top of her toppings. She said her family loved the crispy browned cheese. So I thought I like crispy brown cheese, so next time I made myself a pizza I tried it. It was alright, but I missed the crisp edges of pepperoni.
So, after this pointless story, I like my toppings on top of cheese.
2 toppings is best IMO.
Pepperoni or Genoa salami
And green olives or banana peppers.

May 05, 2014
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Best Bagged Tea Brands?

Oh it's fine. I will admit to being a little puzzled as to why my suggestions were called out for not being tea. Others also mentioned herbal "tea", but it's cool. OK I'm off to drink a cup of peppermint hot water ;) have a great day.

May 04, 2014
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Best Bagged Tea Brands?

Blended black tea is the first ingredient, in the Breakfast in Paris tea.
And should I not have called peppermint tea, tea?
OP asked what brand we liked and I posted that. I also mentioned the type I like from that brand.

May 03, 2014
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Best Bagged Tea Brands?

I love stash tea. I love the peppermint tea. They also have a Breakfast in Paris tea that I really like. It is a black lavender tea.

May 03, 2014
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What are the most educational cooking shows?

Yes Sara's live show taught me a lot about cooking I loved it. I wish it was still around. She still has a show on PBS. I think she is fantastic.
Ann Burrell is wonderful to watch and really learn from.
Also Martha is very good.
Those are my 3 top picks to really teach a person about food and cooking.

May 02, 2014
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

utz mini butterfinger pretzels.

Ate almost half the bag! Now I am enjoying a chai latte.

May 02, 2014
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When only SALT will do?

I also have a "salt tooth". As a teen mom used to yell at me for adding salt to frozen pizzas. :)
Crunchy spicy roasted chick peas.
Turkey pepperoni /hard salami
Cheese any kind its my weakness and my usual go to snack
Olives
Pickles spears
Kettle cooked salt and vinegar chips ( I haven't had in a while but I love them)
Pop corn with butter and soy sauce ( been a while too)
Salted Cashews.

Apr 28, 2014
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Avocado ideas

I love avocados!
Toasted pumpernickel and avocado.
Right now I having been eating a tomato avocado salad almost everyday. The protein is either crunchy chickpeas or skinless boneless chicken thighs.( I see you are not vegan).
The salad is just diced tomatoes diced avocado a little onion garlic cilantro jalapeƱo cumin lime juice.
The chicken or chickpeas are spiced with the same spices plus paprika. Browned in olive oil.
I actually like the chickpeas more than the chicken.
Sorry, I hope I don't offend anyone.

Apr 27, 2014
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Ballreich's makes a 3 mix
Chedder, butter and Carmel popcorn. So good, great balance of sweet and salty.
I used to only eat it at our neighborhood bar and thought it was the drink that made it taste so good. Just bought it recently and still good. I hate packaged popcorn, but this is really good.

Eta: Ballreich's is an Ohio potato chip company, I'm not sure it sells nation wide.

Apr 23, 2014
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

I had forgotten them too. This thread made me think of them.
I just looked on line and Archer and Lil' dutch maid both make them.
I haven't seen them in years wasn't really looking, I'll look around next I get groceries.
Loved them as a kid.

Apr 20, 2014
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What is your favorite store bought cookie ?

I haven't had these in a couple years but they were so good last time I had them.
Keebler butter cookies, the pecan sandies also so good.
As a kid I loved these cookies that were in the shape of windmills. They were so crunchy and I think they had sliced almonds in them.

Apr 19, 2014
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Current obsessions?

Tajin. I have been putting it on everything. Tomatoes cucumbers mangos apples but my fave is pineapple.

Apr 19, 2014
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Are you snacking on anything right now? **Springtime Edition**

Fresh pineapple with lots of tajin sprinkled all over it.

Apr 19, 2014
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What would you consider are your 6 essential spices?

1cumin
2garlic powder I use fresh but always add some of the powdered. Same with onion powder
3onion powder
4thyme
5 oregeno
6 red chilli flakes
I know that is 6 but I had to add it.

Apr 14, 2014
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Selling greek yogurt at farmer's market.. HELP CHOOSE TOPPINGS!

Your welcome.

Apr 13, 2014
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