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Which do you prefer: a cupcake or a slice of layer cake?

Cake. Cupcakes have too much icing. Not a fan of icing.

Mar 09, 2014
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Best store bought pickles

BaTempte or Bubbie's

Jul 29, 2013
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Foods that unreasonably gross you out...

Cottage Cheese.

Jun 27, 2013
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Plugra Butter Blues

Smart and final does not stock it, however they will order it for you.

Jun 14, 2013
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Honey rosemary ice cream

Spiced fruit compote.

Oct 21, 2012
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Great place to take my 20 something son to dinner near Griffith Park

Alcove

Aug 23, 2012
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Is this bacon safe to eat?

I ordered bacon shipped from San Francisco, (I live in L.A.). It arrived in two days, however the bacon was cool to the touch (not cold) and the ice packs had melted. Is it safe to eat? It was $8 a pound, I would REALLY hate to toss it!

May 04, 2011
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Collectable (high value/high price) Cookbooks?

Lambeth Method 1936, signed. Love this book!

Mar 29, 2011
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The best thing your school cafeteria served

Try the Coffee Cake from the King Arthur Flour Cookbook, I think it's pretty close.

Sep 03, 2009
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Plugra Butter Blues

Please let me know where you found Plugra. I used to get it at Trader Joe's at a great price, but they have dicontinued it!
Thanks, Teri

May 02, 2009
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Valencia, Santa Clarita, Burbank: Chain Restaurant Wasteland?

Cavi on Lyons Avenue
Thai Pepper on San Fernando Rd

Unfortunately, that's the best we have.

Apr 30, 2008
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Senor Gordons Chili Mix Seasoning

Does anyone know where to find this stuff? I looked on line, but can't find anything. It was manufactured in Wheat ridge Colorado. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Oct 14, 2007
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My Friend Thinks She's A Good Cook

If Anthony Bordain can eat what he eats and remain gracious, an occasional lemon square won't hurt!

Oct 11, 2007
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Favorite Julia Child "moment"?

The Baking with Julia episode with Nancy Silverton. Nancy made a brioche tart with white sauce. Julia took a bite, and with tears in her eyes exclaimed "This is to cry for!" I get emotional just thinking about it!

Oct 05, 2007
Flour Child in Food Media & News

Rosie's BBQ - Valencia, California

We had a terrible meal at Rosie's! I ordered chicken that was so dry, I almost choked on it. Wood Ranch is not much better. Salads are the only safe bets. Santa Clarita, with a couple of exceptions is a culinary desert!

Aug 27, 2007
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Spiciest Food You've Ever Eaten?

Habanero Shrimp at Babita. I ignored the servers warning that it was EXTREMELY hot. I took a bite, and at first my tast buds registered the most delishes shrimp I'd ever tasted. Then the pain hit . I coudn't even speak! My mouth burned for an hour after, then went numb! It still is one of the best dishes I've eaten.(well, the first bite anyway!!)

Apr 17, 2007
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Flat leaf parsley.....where have you been?!

I live in Valencia Ca. and couldn't find any that hadn't gone to seed!

Apr 13, 2007
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sweet lady jane- incredibly rude!

I ordered a triple berry cake from SLJ for my step-daughter's graduation party. When I went to pick up the over $200.00 cake, they were so rude I almost left without the cake! The only reason I even ordered it was because I had heard such wonderful things about their cakes. Frankly, I thought it was good, not great. Never again!!

Apr 02, 2007
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Organic boxed cereal?

Cafe Fanny granola is like crack! I have to have it every morning with my yogurt. I pay $7.29 for a one pound box at Whole Foods in Valencia. It is so worth it!! ( I may need to check into rehab)

Mar 26, 2007
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Help! Red wine lover needs to switch to white

I really like Sancerre. I too have rosacea. I prefer red wine and still drink it from time to time, but I pay the price with tomato red cheeks!!

Mar 25, 2007
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What are your Passover crowd pleasers?

I've never tried to freeze them,(It might have a effect on the texture) but I have made them a couple of days ahead and stored them in chicken stock in the fridge. Worked well.
Good luck!

Mar 22, 2007
Flour Child in Home Cooking

Pop the question in Rome and then eat where?

I love Piperno. Their fried artichokes will make you cry tears of joy. It's romantic and VERY charming.

Mar 16, 2007
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Need great recipe for Irish Soda bread

My favorite recipe is from Elizabeth Alston's Tea breads and Coffeecakes. The name is Milo O'Sullivan's currant-nutmeg soda bread. It's really delicious!

Mar 16, 2007
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Merrill Schindler Stinks!!

Does anyone else think he sounds like Dr. Demento?

Mar 16, 2007
Flour Child in Food Media & News

A chowhound married to a picky eater . . . divorce? ;-)

I have a friend in the same situation. Her husband only eats hot dogs, steak, potatoes, some chicken and no veggies. The really sad thing is that he is an M.D.!!! Once a month we and a group of other foodies go out to great restaurants. Our supper club allows her to eat anything she wants, so she can go home and not strangle her husband!

Mar 14, 2007
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Salvaging tinny tomato sauce?

Add some sugar.

Mar 14, 2007
Flour Child in Home Cooking

What are your tried and true favorites from Epicurious.com

Beaumes-De-Venise Cake
Lemon Olive OIl Cake-(This one is outstandstanding! Serve w/ mixed berries and mascarpone cream)
Black Pearl Cake (contains wasabi and black sesame seeds!)
Coriander Lime Shrimp
Pan Seared Tuna w/Ginger SHitake Cream Sauce
WIld Salmon w/ Pearl Couscous,slow roasted tomatoes and lemon oregano oil(to die for!)

Mar 11, 2007
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Carrillo's Tortilleria-Thanks Carter

The original Carillo's is in San Fernando. I get dozens of tamales from them every christmas.One year I forgot to order them in time for my annual holiday party and my guests almost rioted!

Mar 10, 2007
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Best (Funniest? Wittiest?) Food Quotes

"Most turkeys taste better the day after; my mothers tasted better the day before."
Rita Rudner

"Food is an important part of a balanced diet" Fran Lebowitz

"Bread is the warmest,kindest of words. Write it always with a capital letter, like your own name." Anonymous

"If you don't want to use butter, then use cream!" Julia Child

Mar 09, 2007
Flour Child in Not About Food

Favorite unusual toppings for vanilla ice cream?

Espresso powder and brandy. Thank you Julia Child!

Feb 25, 2007
Flour Child in General Topics