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Anyone else over Guy Fierri?

I know! Tho' I have a soft spot for that Camaro SS. ;)

I get that this is the Internet and this is what people do--but he's someone's DAD, someone's BROTHER. He really seems to have a good heart. And, to me, good ideas. If he's not for you, just change the channel.

For the record, I do the same with local news. Life is too short to focus on what you dislike. Find what you DO like, focus there and forget the rest.

Anyone else over Guy Fierri?

With you--the man has talent and he comes through as genuine. I find him charming, too.

I've seen him pour drinks with Sammy Hagar--three cheers for the generous pour! A man after my own heart! And I've played with some of his recipe ideas in my own kitchen.

It warms my heart that he's a family man, with his dogs strolling through his outdoor space (hey, Cowboy) and his boys cooking along with him from time to time.

Who wouldn't want a setup as he has in his Big Backyard? From what I've read about him as a person, in terms of how he rolls (yup) with his family, I'd love to be a guest at their dinner table. If others don't feel the same, hey, more room for me and mine, right?

Remember, there's only one way to rock!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcsFp...

Lemon thief

That's why they wear masks, you know. ;)

Your story brought to mind a farmer I met this summer who told me the bottoms of his crop of San Marzanos were ruined by turkeys! I guess the tomatoes looked OK at the top, but had been pecked from underneath.

Jan 25, 2015
kattyeyes in Gardening

Enjoyable segment on Ina Garten (CBS Sunday Morning, 1/25/2015)

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ina-garte...

Some favorite quotable moments:

(re her husband) "Really sweet, kind, funny, smart, supportive--just everything you could ever dream of." Lucky you, Ina!

"Isn't it an icing delivery system, the coconut cupcake?"

"One of the great gifts that you can give people is to cook for them."

Very Very Martha

I LOVE this idea!

"1-2-3, whip up the eggs!
1-2-3, look at the cake!
1-2-3, baking is fun!
1-2-3, count all my words ...
Pretty-pretty-pretty-pretty-pretty-pretty! 1-2-3, count!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKeG2...

Jan 24, 2015
kattyeyes in Food Media & News

Very Very Martha

Drowning.
In a sea of tablescapes.
Where no one.
Would love to drown.

Bolognese sauce

Well, you inspired me. Plus, I'm out of the nice, fresh pasta I had bought. So, thank you for today's lunch: the Bolognese bowl! Bolognese over Texmati brown and red rice with barley & rye.

Jan 20, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking
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Bolognese sauce

Oh no! HEE HEE!

Jan 19, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking

Real Gyros in FailfieldCounty, CT?

Try this old thread.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/607406

Looks like Eos in Stamford meets your criteria (I've never been, but it sounds good to me).
http://www.eosgreekcuisine.com/

If you're up for a ride to Newington, Cavos makes an excellent gyro:
http://cavostavern.com/index.php

Other than that, hold out for spring and hit one of the Greek festivals. I'm partial to the one in Waterbury.

Macaroni and cheese - Patti LaBelle vs Martha Stewart

I want to try this. Yes, old thread, back to life with someone else's inquiry from a different thread to point us here. Know what's nice about that? The info is still valuable and if you haven't seen it before, it's new to you. Grazie! :)

Jan 19, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking
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Bolognese sauce

So, have you made it yet? I didn't grow up with Bolognese, so I learned how by combining what I liked best from three recipes. It's one of my tastiest kitchen accomplishments. :)
https://kattyskitchen.wordpress.com/2...

Jan 18, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking

Aggie Be's-New Swedish/Polish eatery in Milford

OOOH, thinner dough is the way to go! Appreciate your report.

Aggie Be's-New Swedish/Polish eatery in Milford

Sounds great! Any idea if lunch is crazy busy, too? I'd love to swing in, but will be on a tight schedule if I go on a weekday. Looks kinda tiny from the pics on their FB page.

Looking for great scacciata like D&S or Marino's used to make in Middletown, CT?

Good news for me--after years of searching for something that didn't exist anymore (GREAT SCACCIATA), last year, I figured out how to make it myself. Anything is easy to pull off if you want it badly enough to make it happen. And I did.

As to Marco's Deli, I grew up here and have lived here most of my life. I never went to Marco's Deli, but I see that it's now closed.

Party sides and nibbles--hot and bored!

I recently used my "spare fridge" to store egg nog in CT. :)
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Jan 10, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking

Party sides and nibbles--hot and bored!

Since you have a lemon lover at the party and are looking for a new cookie, how about lemon ricotta cookies? They can be regular lemon or Meyer lemon. Very light little puffs and easy to make.
https://kattyskitchen.wordpress.com/2...

Jan 09, 2015
kattyeyes in Home Cooking
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Sushi in CT--let's talk about our favorite places

Me talking to me again: Ginza of Wethersfield, I think I love you best. Well, you and Feng in Hartford--you're family, of course.

If you like different sushi, ask for the Kiss of Fire roll: tempura shrimp, cream cheese, sauteed onions and avo inside, white tuna and slices of jalapeno on top. It's not on the menu, but they'll make it if you ask. And I will ask again!

Very Very Martha

Oh, I can't wait till it runs here at 9:30!

But up next is MS's Cooking School, where she'll be roasting three things I don't even like, though I'll watch now because I need a good laugh. Thank you for adding a bright spot to my day!

Jan 08, 2015
kattyeyes in Food Media & News

Multiple logins, same person - Mods please comment

Some posts, maybe, but not the whole thread! Unless the OP was one of those guilty parties with multiple personalities, excuse me, logins ...

Jan 07, 2015
kattyeyes in Site Talk

Multiple logins, same person - Mods please comment

More gaslighting. "You didn't read that. It wasn't even there." My goodness. Sorta good riddance to that thread, anyway, but what was the rationale? And how long will this one stay up before it meets a similar fate? SHEESH.

Jan 07, 2015
kattyeyes in Site Talk

Very Very Martha

Agree.

But watch me not hold my breath as we wait for that to happen, my friend. P.S. I like Guy.

Jan 07, 2015
kattyeyes in Food Media & News

Is Chowhound dead?

Reminds me of an oft-heard phrase in corporate America: "Assume positive intent." If only. Wouldn't the world be a nicer place?

Very Very Martha

Jan 06, 2015
kattyeyes in Food Media & News

Very Very Martha

Nary a "very!" HA HA HA HA! Clearly, you need to watch the onion episode of Martha Bakes (as do I). :D

Jan 06, 2015
kattyeyes in Food Media & News

Very Very Martha

MVR. That's excellent! I wish I had been paying closer attention. Was watching, too, but multitasking and missed all the "very"ing.

Of course, the flip side of the coin: if YOU had a TV show (or if you're just being you in real life), what do YOU say repetitively without even realizing?

Case in point, I had a boss make me aware I tend to say "Here's the thing ... " At the time, I had no idea I did that and was so embarrassed when she pointed it out, I went to great pains to try to break myself of the habit. Pretty sure I still say it, though. It's right up there with "Do you know what I'm saying?" I blame my family. Two of my uncles say that so much, I think it rubbed off on me. ;) I also say "OK" far too often--along with "Whodathunkit?!" and "How come that is?" So, thankfully, I'm not famous and can only possibly annoy those closest to me who are subject to my own little thinGs.

Is Chowhound dead?

So, Boardreader aside, I'll bet you/The Chowhound Team have your own stats. Is it our imagination or are things a bit quieter 'round heah of late?

Jan 06, 2015
kattyeyes in Site Talk

The view from the kitchen window

He probably kicked your friend out of the house, had wild parties and used planters as his restroom, just going by my limited experience with this particular guest.

The view from the kitchen window

Yes! A very fearless and well-fed one. I yelled and pounded on the door to no avail. He just looked at me as if to say "So?" and kept eating the contents of the bird feeder.

Jack Daniels names first son Jim Beam

They should name her Cookie Dough--like the vodka. ;)

Jan 06, 2015
kattyeyes in Spirits

The view from the kitchen window

It is really cool to catch a glimpse. You might be slightly less envious if you saw this fat, masked bandit stop by to raid your bird feeder (back deck). ;) As you can plainly see, like the rest of us, he LOVES to eat!