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Peanut butter and jelly sandwich ice cream

Yes, I do both. I love pb flavor and can't get enough of it.

about 10 hours ago
chowser in Home Cooking

Cooking on a hotel steam iron

Bacon, now you're talking. If you check into a hotel where the iron is dripping of bacon fat, make sure to warn the neighbor,

about 10 hours ago
chowser in Cookware

Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

That looks great!

1 day ago
chowser in Home Cooking

Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

I wonder if that would be good if it were toasted first. I should look to see if anyone sells it precut but fresh.

1 day ago
chowser in Home Cooking

Cooking on a hotel steam iron

To be followed by police breaking into hotel rooms to make sure there's nothing immoral going on, like using the iron as a foreman grill.

Imagine what havoc you could moral havoc you could wreak if you could partner w/ the sexy person in the next room. Two irons--a game changer...

1 day ago
chowser in Cookware
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Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

It's all impressive down to the regular food that you're having, on top of the cake, as I said. What a great tradition--I love how many people participate.

1 day ago
chowser in Home Cooking
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Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

I love real coconut. I'm not sure if I'm up for the challenge but I'd pay someone to shave the coconut for me so I could use it. What a great birthday present! For me, the frosting is incidental so I wouldn't care.

1 day ago
chowser in Home Cooking

Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

As in from a real coconut? That alone would take all afternoon. I'm impressed.

1 day ago
chowser in Home Cooking

Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

That's really awesome. I might give this a try. Sure beats a cookie exchange!

1 day ago
chowser in Home Cooking
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Peanut butter and jelly sandwich ice cream

PB2 would work for the taste but no fat. I prefer dollops of peanut butter in my ice cream. I have never found a peanut butter ice cream that is strong enough in pb taste.

1 day ago
chowser in Home Cooking

Cooking on a hotel steam iron

As if there weren't real things to be worked up about. Someone wrote an article about how you can cook w/ an iron and suddenly it's an epidemic of folks doing it and making a mess of the hotel iron and people showing up to work w/ yolked ties. I mean, what's next--people pouring ice water over their heads so they don't have to donate to a nonprofit??? Crazy!

1 day ago
chowser in Cookware
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Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

Can I ask how long you've been doing this and how it started? I Love the idea but I'm not sure if I have enough friends who like to bake. Did you just have a group of friends who like to bake?

1 day ago
chowser in Home Cooking

Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

It does have to do w/ heat distribution. You can buy those magic strips to prevent but, as I said, I like to eat the dome.:-)

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/i...

1 day ago
chowser in Home Cooking

Cooking on a hotel steam iron

The question is how often has someone ruined a suit by ironing it w/ an iron that had egg yolk remaining on it? Or any food or piece of clothing? People are getting incensed at a purely hypothetical situation. The former concern--that people don't want a disgusting hotel iron touching their food--is going to prevent the latter.

1 day ago
chowser in Cookware

Farmhouse Rules--a new show on Food Network

That's a strawman argument--no one has defended being overweight. It's just irrelevant here.

1 day ago
chowser in Food Media & News
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I'm cooking lowfat for my elderly dog, post-pancreatitis and thought I'd share

Thanks for not bowing out before posting that article It's very helpful as I try to learn more about feeding our puppy. Learning nutrition for a new species is challenging. But, we work w/ a woman who know dog nutrition well and from the article, it sounds like she's got a good mix in her food, plus she changes it. My biggest problem is stopping our dog from eating things she finds, dead mice, acorns, pine cones, bugs, worm jerky (days post rain. I never know if they're a good source of protein and whether to let that go)), at one time a used condom.

Aug 18, 2014
chowser in Not About Food
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Chicago-style Hot Dogs & Eats?

I always get the Chicago hot dog. My husband likes the Italian beef, Italian sausage and pizza puff. The chili cheese fries are good but messy so make sure to get a table. It's good for what it is. I wouldn't make a special trip out there (close to an hour) but our ski boot fitter is out there so we go periodically.

Aug 18, 2014
chowser in Washington DC & Baltimore

Cooking on a hotel steam iron

Seriously, people are worked up over something that probably rarely, if ever, happens. Would you bring raw meat to a hotel to communal iron and EAT it? There is enough real stuff going on in the world to get upset about in rather than a created situation like this.

Aug 18, 2014
chowser in Cookware

Cooking on a hotel steam iron

That's what I was saying--I don't trust anything in a hotel room enough to eat off of it. People use irons to straighten hair, dirty clothes, who knows what else.

For all this uproar, I travel often and have never met anyone uses an iron to cook a burger or whatever nor have I come across an iron that smells of food so all this outrage seems excessive. God forbid someone might have sex on the floor that you're walking on or chair that you're sitting on. THAT is far more likely.

Aug 18, 2014
chowser in Cookware
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toddler party in the park

Those ice cream cone cakes are so cute but hard to transport. Whoopie pies or ice cream cookie sandwiches are easy to wrap individually and serve.

Aug 18, 2014
chowser in Home Cooking
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I'm cooking lowfat for my elderly dog, post-pancreatitis and thought I'd share

Yikes, I never knew there was even a debate about it. My biggest concern is that nothing comes from China.

Aug 18, 2014
chowser in Not About Food
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I'm cooking lowfat for my elderly dog, post-pancreatitis and thought I'd share

Yes, definitely not an all meat diet but the bulk of her meat is raw. I go w/ what the trainer recommends but am also learning more about what best to feed her which is why I asked. Sorry to hijack the thread, co!

Aug 18, 2014
chowser in Not About Food

Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

Nice! The cake will dome more w/ less sugar but I just cut off the dome either way. It's a good way to taste it before you serve.

Aug 18, 2014
chowser in Home Cooking

Chowhound Cake Day 2014!

Have you ever used chocolate transfer paper to make shapes? It's really fun and pretty. I'm usually too cheap to buy the paper so I get a sheet of floral plastic from the florist at the grocery store but don't get the pretty designs.

http://www.cupcakestyle.co.uk/blog/us...

Aug 18, 2014
chowser in Home Cooking

Cooking on a hotel steam iron

That's what I mean by it's a cute idea for an article but none of it is appealing or practical. If you stay at a hotel, most will have a microwave that they will allow you to cook, if you feel that's the only option. Or find a place that has a kitchenette. They don't cost any more.

Aug 18, 2014
chowser in Cookware
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Cooking on a hotel steam iron

I can't imagine eating off of anything that directly touches the hotel iron, or anything in a hotel room actually. Those irons are used on the floor, on dirty clothes, hair (?), who knows what else. But, I also wash the coffee pot if I use it, though I try to avoid that, too.

Aug 18, 2014
chowser in Cookware

Has anyone tried the chocolate chip cookie recipe posted on Serious Eats?

Hmmm, I loved Flour so had to look up the ccc recipe. This is it?

http://www.marcussamuelsson.com/recip...

It's really the tollhouse recipe but replaces some AP flour w/ bread flour, closer to the NYT. I've made so many ccc over the years that I just throw things together at this point to get what I like but I love trying anything new and different. The longer rest makes a big difference and I love brown butter. And I like to use some toffee bits for the chocolate chips. Far too many fun things to try!

Aug 18, 2014
chowser in Home Cooking

Cooking on a hotel steam iron

Plus, if you're bringing raw meat to a hotel, why not just pick up a premade burger???

Aug 18, 2014
chowser in Cookware
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Cooking on a hotel steam iron

It makes for a cute article but that's it. How did they get their burger not to drip grease everywhere???

Aug 18, 2014
chowser in Cookware

Cooking on a hotel steam iron

Exactly. I can't be bothered to try any of this but to assume that everyone who does it is going to leave a mess is such a glass half empty mentality. I prefer to think the few people who try this will be considerate like you. Really, who wants to eat off a hotel iron w/out covering it first??? Ew. I don't even use the glasses in a hotel room.

Aug 18, 2014
chowser in Cookware