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What do you put on your bagel?

Generally - stark naked. Don't slice it or anything.

If I do top, then it's sliced in half, heated in the oven, topped with shredded mozzarella and cheddar and heated more until the cheese melts. Untraditional, but really good!

Aug 29, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

Turning your steak with a fork vs. tongs (moved from General Topics)

Spatula over here.

Aug 29, 2015
jbsiegel in Home Cooking

Do you use garlic powder?

I use it ALL the time - on everything! I'm pretty pathetic when it comes to garlic. If it needs something "fresh", I use my jar of minced from the fridge. I use the powder as a spice - pizza, eggs, casseroles, etc. I love the idea of putting it on steak!

Aug 29, 2015
jbsiegel in Home Cooking

Making Ice Cream with new Cuisinart. I SUCK :( HELP PLZ!

I wrap mine in a white tall kitchen bag, squeeze out the air and sort of twist the bag to "seal" it. I don't tie it so I can reuse the bag.

Aug 27, 2015
jbsiegel in Home Cooking

Favorite discontinued food items

I just ordered some of the RK Treats cereal from Amazon Fresh. Coming on Thursday!

Aug 25, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics
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Toddler and Foodie appropriate Resto needed near Red Bank

Love Brothers!!

Aug 20, 2015
jbsiegel in New Jersey
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SPAM

LOL! My teenage kids LOVE it (probably because they didn't even know what it was until a couple of years ago).

I normally either grill or pan fry and make it into a sandwich - sometimes with cheese, sometimes with a fried egg, etc.

We just found the SPAM with Bacon variety. That was a real hit!

Aug 18, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

Favorite discontinued food items

If we're going to talk about Mike & Ikes before strawberry, I will happily add M&Ms with tan and no blue!!! ;-)

Favorite discontinued food items

I've tried to find other sour gum but haven't found any that even comes close. The sour Patch Kids flavors aren't nearly as sour, nor are the Quench pieces they have by the registers at Sports Authority where the Gatorgum used to be...

Aug 16, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

Favorite discontinued food items

I guess I was one of the few who actually bought and liked it!

Aug 16, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics
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Favorite discontinued food items

I think it's McDonalds Lettuce and Tomato. It came in a divided Styrofoam container so that the hot side stayed hot and the cold side cold. Loved that thing!!

http://www.seriouseats.com/2011/02/bl...

Aug 16, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

Favorite discontinued food items

The original Campbell's Chicken & Dumplings soup.
McDonald's McDLT
Gatorgum
Waffle Crisp (although seems like it may still "sort of" be available?)
Vanilla Pepsi
Carvel Peanut Butter Crunch ice cream
Friendly's Peppermint Stick ice cream (I don't think they still have it, but not positive.)

Aug 15, 2015
jbsiegel in General Topics

Those people at Starbucks who tie up the milk counter fine tuning their drink

The ones that get me are the ones that stand right smack dab in the middle of the counter when they are the only one there. I always try to stand at one end or the other so there is room for more people.

The truly frightening thing is the amount of strangeness that goes on there - the woman who not-so-stealthily (since I saw) stuffed every packet of Splenda into her pocket, the moms filling up their kids' cups with the milk, the people who buy one drink with two cups and then somehow split the espresso and add a ton of cream/milk to make two iced lattes out of one. I could go on and on...

Chocolate Cake - Mistakes in the recipe..?

My thoughts exactly...not sure it'll fit in the pan.

Aug 09, 2015
jbsiegel in Home Cooking

steak in a non steakhouse

Loved American Cut as well...and definitely not old-man.

Aug 05, 2015
jbsiegel in Manhattan

steak in a non steakhouse

The Cannibal (or Resto next door).

If you're up for beef yet not a steak (i.e. burger), try Burger & Lobster (not midtown, though).

Quality Meats - yes...a steakhouse, but a more modern feel.

Aug 04, 2015
jbsiegel in Manhattan

Grilling Butterflied Chicken

I actually go skin side up for about 35-40 minutes (indirect heat) for a 3.5-4 lb bird. Then, I flip to skin side down and move it over higher heat until it's done (using a thermometer). Never fails!

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
jbsiegel in General Topics

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