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doctoring ramen soup

I like oriental ramen with a spoonful of peanut butter mixed in and a few shakes of cayenne pepper.

Oct 08, 2007
cheeseonastick in General Topics

CiCi's Pizza Buffet

CiCi's wouldn't be so bad if they didn't yell greetings at you when you enter and leave the store. It's very intrusive and obnoxious at my city's location.

Aug 29, 2007
cheeseonastick in Chains

Obsolete Childhood Food Memories?

Texas summer fish fries. Adults perched on picnic tables, cigarettes dangling from their hands. My dad manning the fryer. A table piled with fried catfish, homemade hushpuppies, french fries, tartar sauce. Iced tea (though I never drank it). Us kids running around playing, our mouths watering at the smell, until it's time to eat. Perfectly crisp, non-greasy catfish. Sweat and muggy heat permeating everything. Water guns. Catfish. Yum. Boy, do I miss those fish fries.

Jan 09, 2007
cheeseonastick in General Topics

What are your favorite SPICY foods?

Two things I always have sitting around that I can add to almost anything:
Ro-tel and ground cayenne.

Sometimes both, if I'm feeling creative.

Dec 14, 2006
cheeseonastick in General Topics

What's your Favorite Christmas Cookie that you give as a Gift?

Snickerdoodles are awesome year round, but I love making them around Christmas, because they're so easy and simple and absolutely yummy...

Dec 14, 2006
cheeseonastick in Home Cooking

Need more offbeat, actually tasty, cookie recipes to try.

I've been meaning to try this recipe for Cheddar and Cranberry cookies for awhile now. Sounds too interesting to pass up - I just need to get some good cheddar.

Dec 13, 2006
cheeseonastick in Home Cooking

Your recent prepared food purchases?

When I'm low on money and leftovers, I take Lean Gourmet dinners to work for lunch. They're pretty bland, but acceptable enough for lunch at work, I suppose, especially for less than $1 apiece. I get the shrimp scampi, cheeesy lasagna and four-cheese pizza ones.

Dec 08, 2006
cheeseonastick in General Topics

persimmon recipes please

I made this recipe for Gram's Persimmon Pudding the other day

I'm in Texas, too, and after we had our little mini freeze I commissioned my dad to take me to the lake and help me find persimmons. The pudding is really moist, and I added extra cinnamon, so mine's extra cinnamony. I'm definitely going to make it again. I didn't, however, bake it for the entire hour.

There are some more yummy-looking persimmon recipes on, but I didn't want to use raisins/nuts/etc. I just wanted persimmony goodness.

Dec 05, 2006
cheeseonastick in Home Cooking

Pumpernickel is Disgusting!

When I worked at a bakery/sandwich shop, I'd spread pumpernickel bread with chive cream cheese, then put on some thinly sliced ham and grill it on our panini grill. Of course, no ham. You could grill anything on a sandwich, though.

Dec 05, 2006
cheeseonastick in General Topics

Breyer's Fried Ice Cream flavor

I bought some awhile back. I topped it with frozen white chocolate chips. It was yummy ;)

Dec 05, 2006
cheeseonastick in General Topics

What are the foods you grew up with?

Oh man, this thread is bringing back memories!
My mom can bake up a storm, but she got into certain food ruts, where she'd make the same dish the same way several times a week for months at a time. These are the things I remember but was never very fond of:
- Hamburger Helper (of ANY KIND)
- Baked chicken breasts (she baked them so long they got dry and gross)
- Hamburgers, also baked too long, with liquid smoke in them. *shudder*
- Eww Stew. Enough said.

But one of her kicks was homemade pizza, which was just fine with me!

Other various foods...
- Kraft spaghetti from a box (I still am overly fond of the seasoning in those things!)
- Mac and Cheese, of course.
- Homemade buttermilk and sourdough breads
- Biscuits and white gravy
- Rice and white gravy (this was an entire meal for me - no wonder I was such a pudgy kiddo)
- Frito pie
- Buttermilk pancakes, eggs and uber-crispy bacon for dinner
- Pound cake (my mom makes awesome pound cake, I'll give her that)
- Egg salad sandwiches
- Jalapeno cheese cornbread
- Fried catfish and hushpuppies (my dad's an avid fisherman and we had many a summer fish fry)

Dec 05, 2006
cheeseonastick in General Topics

"Secret single foods"

I, too, like to pile things into tortillas. Hummus, avocado and cheese was one of my favorites for awhile. Other various weird single food:
- Ramen with peanut butter (and sometimes sesame seeds)
- Boxed mac and cheese with a can of ro-tel (the extra hot kind, if my sinuses need clearing!)
- Um, anything with ro-tel, I guess
- Things made with velveeta - oh what a guilty pleasure. The other day I made some flatbread and just dipped it in a velveeta/dijon mustard sauce I made. That was dinner.
- Whatever pasta I have in the cabinet, some butter or olive oil, and some spices. That always works.
- Toast with brown sugar, cinnamon and butter, heated in the oven. Tastes like a cinnamon roll - and sometimes I add whatever I please, like toffee bits and/or chocolate.

Dec 05, 2006
cheeseonastick in General Topics

Looking for FUN eating in Dallas...

I've been to Medieval Times and Dick's Last Resort, but I was younger and didn't take note of the food like I would now. Medieval Times was a lot of fun, but I was in junior high when I went. I remember the food being interesting (and eating it with my hands was interesting as well) yet plain - some type of grilled chicken that was very moist and tender, and a vegetable soup that I actually liked (I'm not a big fan of veggie soup).

The Dick's Last Resort I went to was in San Antonio, but oh man, it's a fun place, especially if you like sarcasm. I don't remember much about the food. But I like how the waiters have free range to say what they're really thinking. When we went, our waittress made fun of us and eventually made us wear dunce caps (mine said "I bite my toenails").

Dec 05, 2006
cheeseonastick in Texas