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Easy Slow Cooker Chili

Yep! Once you get the tomatoes and sauce in there, it'll even right out. Meantime, prepare your nose for a blast of chili once it hits the heat.

Jan 19, 2014
Chandler84 in Recipes

Grilled Maple-Mustard Chicken Wings

Made this exact recipe over the weekend for a pool party and they were a huge hit. Highly recommended. I had expected them to be spicier, but I may have begged off a bit on the cayenne.
Next time, I'm adding a 1/2 Tbsp of sriracha hot sauce (rooster sauce) for kick.

Aug 30, 2011
Chandler84 in Recipes

Dear RuBo: My Name Is Not Fucking "Sweetie"

@achilles007, you're clearly unfamiliar with RuBo's genetic code. The Bourdain in her (It?) calls for at least one curse in every response.

May 03, 2011
Chandler84 in Features

Right On Croutons

Aug 26, 2009
Chandler84 in Recipes

Caramelized Onion Dip

I just tried this for a Stanley Cup party. It went over extremely well with regular salted kettle chips. I left out the chives out of necessity and wasn't disappointed at all.

Don't overcook the onions or it'll end up too sweet. Stop a little early while they're still savory and everything will be great.

I highly recommend it if you're jonesin' for an onion dip. It was distinctly onion flavoured, without being completely overwhelming like the premade Ruffles stuff.

Jun 16, 2009
Chandler84 in Recipes

Two Bit Breakfast: Bacon, Egg and Cheese Toastcups


May 30, 2009
Chandler84 in Recipes

Añejo Manhattan

Danoots, your typical Manhattan (depending on how dry you like it) is whiskey (I like a nice rye) and sweet vermouth. Yank out the whiskey, replace it with a smooth, complex añejo and there you go! Tequila Manhattan.

For the love of Tijuana, don't use a tequila blanco for this! Not even a reposado! A good añejo has all the smoothness and character (if not more) of a good whiskey.

clinky clinky.

May 27, 2009
Chandler84 in Recipes

Take Your Lunch to Work: Roasted Chicken

Quoting Xanthus179:
"This is pretty cool. I am certainly more interested in this one than the beans and tofu entries."

AMEN! Here-here! I couldn't agree more!

Try to do a seafood themed one, Chow!

May 15, 2009
Chandler84 in Features

Snazzy Sugar Cookie Decoration Technique

Need more information on how this is done! Amounts please!

Apr 28, 2009
Chandler84 in Features

Hootsla (Egg Bread)'s like french toast bites... HOOTSLA!
Wife: "Hey Honey, what's for breakfast",
Husband: *magic hands* "HOOTSLA, BABY!"

Feb 17, 2009
Chandler84 in Recipes

10 Things to Cook for One

I love ramen in a simple stir fry! No number of compelling arguments will ever change this....Haters, haha.

Why cook for one anyways? Cook for 3 all the time and you'll have a lunch for the next day and more for a healthy alternative to junkfood....assuming you don't make deep-fried turkey tails for dinner.

Feb 17, 2009
Chandler84 in Features

"The Ultimate Frozen Dessert" by Bruce Weinstein

Quid Pro Quo, Kattyeyes! The internet gives you a recipe, you give the internet a recipe!...namely that chocolate gelato one.

What if I say "Please"?

Jan 29, 2009
Chandler84 in Home Cooking

Soon-To-Be Tourist seeks great grub near 34th and Park!

Thanks to all for their suggestions!
We ended up going to Mesa Grill. I was very satisfied to say the least.

Wrapped up the whole meal with an Irish coffee and hit the town. Great trip, great city. Thanks again, NY! I want to be a part of it!

Jan 14, 2009
Chandler84 in Manhattan

Getting High in the Test Kitchen

bulavinaka, that sounds like a blast! Nothing goes with a mouth-numbing drink like a good old-fashioned ritual.

What's a trip to Fiji run for these days?

Dec 30, 2008
Chandler84 in Features

Prairie Oyster

The best hangover remedies are distractions! This one definitely fits the bill.

Also, if you're looking for something else, try 1oz lime juice + 2 tsp salt and fill a highball with ice cold club soda. Slam that sucker back and you're well on your way to piecing together the previous evening.

Dec 23, 2008
Chandler84 in Recipes

Recent Duty-Free Visit Yields 190-Proof Grain Alcohol...Now What?!

If only they sold it in Ontario...
The best we can get up here is Bacardi 151. I was looking for the strongest, most flavour-neutral spirit I could find. I suppose the end result (190-proof neutral grain spirit) is just a high-proof vodka.

Even if they sold it in Ontario, it would probably cost $55.00 to $65CAN for 1.75 L...and if I'm gonna pay THAT much for booze, I want it aged in a barrel on a remote island.

Dec 12, 2008
Chandler84 in Spirits

Frying Feast for Hanukkah

You guys keep analyzing, I'ma go deep fry some apples!

Dec 12, 2008
Chandler84 in Features

Recent Duty-Free Visit Yields 190-Proof Grain Alcohol...Now What?!

Good point, ted. Pretty much anything over 100 proof will sustain a flame...and this stuff is 190!

Yeah, those airlines aren't too fond of the clear liquids anymore...especially the combustible ones. I moved my stuff in a minivan.

Dec 11, 2008
Chandler84 in Spirits

Recent Duty-Free Visit Yields 190-Proof Grain Alcohol...Now What?!

Wow, great details! Thanks for the replies, folks!. I'll consider the input and let everyone know how it goes.

Dec 05, 2008
Chandler84 in Spirits

The Basics: How to Make Shrimp Pasta

Any recommendations on something to thicken the sauce? I know the dish benefits from being simple, but it's good to have options!

Dec 02, 2008
Chandler84 in Features

Recent Duty-Free Visit Yields 190-Proof Grain Alcohol...Now What?!

I just came back from my first trip to New York City. Great times. Great city.

At the duty-free I snagged a 1.75L bottle of grain alcohol, presumably for making my own bitters/digestifs/aperatifs...but now I'm spoiled for choice and can't decide what to make!

I don't know when I'll get my hands on this stuff again so I want to make the best recipe I can with what I've got.

Any recommendations, folks?

Dec 02, 2008
Chandler84 in Spirits

Soon-To-Be Tourist seeks great grub near 34th and Park!

If it's going to be great, I don't mind paying for it, I'll put it that way.

Any and all food experiences will be a change from what I'm used to, so literally all suggestions are welcome. Fine dining, greasy spoons, coffee spots, you name it.

Oct 01, 2008
Chandler84 in Manhattan

Soon-To-Be Tourist seeks great grub near 34th and Park!

Hey Folks,

Some friends and I are planning a weekender in New York for late November. As an aspiring Chowhound, I'm seeking a great meal to commemorate the trip.

Any and all suggestions are welcome!

We're staying at the Grand Union Hotel at 32nd and Park.

Thanks a ton,

Oct 01, 2008
Chandler84 in Manhattan

Giada: Not a Porn Star

Let the food do the talking, everything else is secondary. Even the catty back-and-forth between the ladies.

Sidenote: GdL has got the best cleavage in television.

Oct 01, 2008
Chandler84 in Features

Otherworldly Grilled Pineapple with Cinnamon Sugar

Sep 19, 2008
Chandler84 in Recipes

Hot or Not: Fruity Beer

I've had fruit-beers that range in potency from "whiff" to "punch in the face". Cassis and Fruli, for example, qualify as the latter. The drink wasn't so much a beer as it was Koolaid.

I've had some other fruit beers, however, that incorporated fruit much more tactfully. My favourite is the Raspberry Wheat Beer from (don't quote me) the Kawartha Lakes Brewing company. It contained more than a hint of berry, but not so much that you forgot you were drinking beer. Very refreshing; both from a variety standpoint and that of an unrefined dollar-beer-swilling undergraduate engineer!

It's a shame the fruit beers get such a bad rap, though. Without experimental drinks like this coming along and shaking up what we're used to, how can we really appreciate the things we like about normal beer?


Aug 27, 2008
Chandler84 in Features

The Basics: How to Make Perfect Oven Fries

These are amazing with a steak! A great example of a simple dish that really puts out.

I recommend you try them with a liberal dusting of dry dill. Crazy good...even hours later when they're cold!

Next time I'm going to try hickory seasoning salt.

Aug 20, 2008
Chandler84 in Features