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The Art of Eating Snack Foods

I go the other way - smaller to larger.

Jul 27, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

The Art of Eating Snack Foods

Least favorite color (by taste LOL!). For example, orange tastes worse than red (cherry) and not nearly as good as brown (chocolate). Call me crazy!!

Jul 27, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

Eating Corn On The Cob--What's Your Style???

Somehow, they taste really good that way (can't explain it) and are VERY easy to bite off the cob. My whole family has always done it like this.

Jul 25, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

Eating Corn On The Cob--What's Your Style???

Cook it any which way - they're all good.

To eat?
1. Very carefully run a sharp knife down each row, splitting each kernel in half (so slice at the "top" of the kernels, not between the rows).
2. Eat two or three rows at a time, right to left.

Floss/pick after (not at the table!)

Jul 24, 2015
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Recipes You've Never Heard of Outside Your Family

RIGHT there with you. But, in our world it's Miracle Whip and sometimes we would really score with a slab of American cheese in there LOL!

Jul 24, 2015
jbsiegel in Home Cooking

NBC's Food Fighters?

I gave up quickly last season. Not gonna bother this time around!

Jul 23, 2015
jbsiegel in Food Media & News

Eggs the way you like them

GREAT info!!!

Jul 20, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

Eggs the way you like them

A few (all need to be well cooked...I can't stand that runniness. My sister always and mom always liked 'em runny, but my dad and me are all about well done.)

1. Hard boiled - either completely plain, or sliced in 1/4ths and dipped in soy sauce.
2. Coddled in an old fashioned egg coddler.
3. Fried over well broken (aka "dead").
4. Scrambled really well done.
5. Deviled (using Miracle Whip instead of mayo).

I know there is probably NOBODY out there that like the overcooked eggs with Miracle Whip, but I guess that's just me!

Jul 19, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

Eggs the way you like them

I love them this way too. We call them One Eyed Petes. Gotta have lots of butter, and for me the egg needs to be REALLY well done and nice and nearly crispy!

Jul 19, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

McDonald’s Rolls Out New Protocol for Taking Orders

I do too now. Too many screw-ups.

Jul 17, 2015
jbsiegel in Chains

McDonald’s Rolls Out New Protocol for Taking Orders

Call me clueless, but how on Earth does In-N-Out do a drive thru if it takes 15 minutes? Do they have some kind of waiting area for cars? (Kind of makes me think of airplanes waiting on the tarmac for a gate!)

Jul 17, 2015
jbsiegel in Chains

There's No Such Thing As Bad…

Respectfully disagree on #2. Any ice cream that's fruity (i.e. strawberry) counts as bad. It's not that I dislike it, though, so maybe it's not really bad? I just wouldn't eat it because I would much prefer to eat something else.

Thinking about it, there are very few things in this world that are truly "bad" in that I actually dislike them. But, there are MANY things that I wouldn't eat because I would prefer to eat something else.

Jul 17, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

There's No Such Thing As Bad…

I've wanted to do that, but don't you end up with a huge fire from the dripping grease?

Jul 17, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

Seriously awesome food /drink pairings

Similar to Ttrockwood's champagne and plain salted chips, I adore champagne and salt and salt and vinegar chips (not ridged ones, though).

Jul 15, 2015
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red cabbage

Roast it (or some of it) - fabulous.

Jul 14, 2015
jbsiegel in Home Cooking
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Starbucks

Yep - the Clover is fantastic! And many choices. I also like a pour-over if you can convince them to make one for you. (Theoretically they are always supposed to be willing to make one, but I've seen varying degrees of willingness...)

Jul 13, 2015
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what is the trick to not have rice boil over?

I have gas and there is a setting for extra low that cycles the flame on and off. I'm always certain it's not hot enough and get down with my ear to the pot to make sure I still hear simmering. It always is...

Jul 10, 2015
jbsiegel in Home Cooking

Food you cook out of love

Wow - you ARE a good wife! I can't imagine pineapple and hamburger in the same casserole LOL!

I make apple desserts for my husband who loves anything apple. Personally, I prefer desserts that are not fruit-based.

Jul 09, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

Fried chicken without buttermilk?

I've done a Korean-style fried chicken. It comes out super crispy, but with a very thin crust - not that thick, craggy coating you might be expecting. I've done it with Vodka or else with water instead and both work well.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

Jul 09, 2015
jbsiegel in Home Cooking

what is the trick to not have rice boil over?

Agreed. It always amazes me how low I actually have to turn the heat!

Jul 09, 2015
jbsiegel in Home Cooking
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Current restaurant pet peeve

...and today I went in and the Americano is $3.25 with the price increase. $3.48 with tax. Getting pricey for what ends up being basically a cup of coffee.

Jul 07, 2015
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Current restaurant pet peeve

Slightly over $3.

Jul 05, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

Brothers' in Red Bank

I love Brothers! That awesome thin crust pizza is fantastic!!

Jun 30, 2015
jbsiegel in New Jersey

Current restaurant pet peeve

...and could we please bring out all the meals at the same time? I was at a diner recently (I know - not high end dining, but still...), and they brought out three of four meals. The fourth took a good 5 more minutes. (I will have to say that the service was completely lacking in other areas as well.)

Jun 30, 2015
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Current restaurant pet peeve

I like Americanos too - both iced and hot. I normally get them hot. I know that there are 4 shots in a Venti (hot), but don't know anything more than that!!

Jun 30, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

Olive Garden’s Latest Cost-Cutting Plan: Clean Carpet Less Often

A restaurant should NOT be carpeted. There...I said it!

If they remove the carpet, they can also remove the wheels from the chairs...just wonderful!

(BTW...I avoid OG at all costs, but it's my daughter's fav - no accounting for taste!)

The Etiquette of Bringing Your Own Meal on a Plane

Supposedly, as long as it is frozen solid, you can bring a water bottle through security. Of course, this is only useful if it's a long flight (or a long delay).

Jun 24, 2015
jbsiegel in Food Media & News

Does anyone else not like chocolate chips?

I only use Guittard...that is if they actually make it into my baking instead of my mouth!

Jun 22, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

big big, fat, over-stuffed fridge/freezer!?!

Great idea!

Jun 21, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

Scones or what?

Yes yes yes! Thank you!

Jun 21, 2015
jbsiegel in Home Cooking
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