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Endangered and Extinct: Taco Flavored Doritos

Try call ing Frito Lay as Taco Doritos are still listed on its website.

Jun 25, 2008
kkak97 in General Topics

Fundraiser Party

Hosting a fundraiser with up to 100 people. Looking for ways to feed them and keep budget in tact. It will be on a Saturday starting at 8:00 p.m. There will be drinks and I'm planning heavy appetizers. I want to cook very little and will have most of the food brought in. Any suggestions on keeping the bill down? Keep in mind we want our guest to donate money so we don't want to appear like we're being skimpyl

Jun 25, 2008
kkak97 in Home Cooking

Upperline

Seriously. Deafening.

I've had good expereinces there with one visit being the exception.
I'm just curious about the Babette's Feast recreation...but apparently no hounder has attended in the past.

Jun 25, 2008
kkak97 in New Orleans

broccoli rabe mavens - HELP

1) I can generally get 2-3 servings per pound.

2) You can blanch and freeze for up to 30 days.

3-4) I tend to cook with less than a half inch of water to just get the stems soften, then I add to a pan of garlic and butter to saute and squeeze lemon on top. This can be reheated up to 2 days after.

5) I think it would be acceptable, reheat until just warm -not hot and then cover.

6) See above.

Jun 25, 2008
kkak97 in Home Cooking

Foods: once common, but now luxury

Crawfish were once the food of the poor. In Louisiana people were ashamed to admit they ate them. Now they are a special treat!

Jun 24, 2008
kkak97 in General Topics

how diligent are you about reading labels?

Ditto on food from China for us or our dogs. It's an effort to find chews for the dogs that aren't made in China.

I rarely have processed foods in the house, but if it has a label on it I read it.

Jun 24, 2008
kkak97 in Not About Food

What to do about bad hosts?

I think we know the same person!

I had a friend who invited people to her house for bbq. She supplied the deck and yard and a bowl of spaghetti salad. The salad consisted of 1 package of spaghetti, 1 chopped zucchini and a bottle of Kraft Italian dressing. The party was bring your own booze and meat. I was horrified, and I have to admit it really changed our friendship.

Jun 24, 2008
kkak97 in Not About Food

Suddenly, 90% Less Cooking Shows

The episode was Taquisa For Ten with a taco buffet.

I looked on Bayless' website and these are part of a new season....which I find funny since the last episode I recorded was at least a month ago.

Jun 24, 2008
kkak97 in Food Media & News

Indian for lunch in Dallas area

I'm a big fan of India Palace. I think it is some of the best Indian in the metroplex. I've never been, but have heard very good things about Mayuri.

Jun 24, 2008
kkak97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

ridiculous quote of the week

So, this leads to the obvious question: What did you think of Guy Fieri when he was on NFNS? Did you think he deserved to win?

Jun 24, 2008
kkak97 in Food Media & News

Suddenly, 90% Less Cooking Shows

I have my DVR set to record my cooking shows, and lately...nothing. I was wondering the same thing. But this last weekend I had an episode of Sara's Secrets, Rick Bayless, and America's Test Kitchen. I was shocked, however, I haven't seen another show since.

Jun 24, 2008
kkak97 in Food Media & News

Upperline

Nothing? Anyone? :-(

Jun 24, 2008
kkak97 in New Orleans

Need Menu Help for Mediterranean Dinner!

Here's a few items to help pluck what you might be looking for: pastitsio, paella, lettuce wrap gyros for gluten free, lentil patties, dolmades, vegetable couscous, shish kebab, lamb, a big greek salad, lentil salad, chicken and olives, and fish is very Mediterranean.

Jun 24, 2008
kkak97 in Home Cooking

Upperline

Does anyone know anything about Upperlines recreation of Babette's Feast? Are there any chowhounds that have attend this event in the past?

We'd do just about anything to attend this. I've called and put our name on a waiting list, but I've not heard a word. I'd get on a plane tomorrow if I got the call today.

Jun 23, 2008
kkak97 in New Orleans

ridiculous quote of the week

You had me at suck! :-)

Just out of curiosity, has any of those wannabe's actually really made it or do they just get a couple of shows and then never heard from again?
Is there anyone you really thought was good and didn't make it?

Jun 23, 2008
kkak97 in Food Media & News

Never been to New Orleans... where should I eat?

You MUST got to Restaurant August. I had the most amazing experience there. Make sure to get reserations, we didn't have them but the mangager took pity on us after our 3rd time stopping by to see if there were any cancellation. We ate at 10:15 p.m., but it was well worth it.

The chef's tasting menu is magnificent!

Jun 23, 2008
kkak97 in New Orleans

ridiculous quote of the week

Another reason why I refuse to watch this show. I won't give credence to people who have no business being there.

Jun 23, 2008
kkak97 in Food Media & News

Dallas - CM on Lovers Remodel Hell

I wish they'd remodel the Southlake store. I think it's just awful and the selections pale in comparison to Fort Worth. I shopped at the Fort Worth store for years until we moved. Boy do I miss it.

Jun 22, 2008
kkak97 in Central South

Miracle Fruit

As I understand it, it is a berry from an indigenous evergreen of west Africa.

Jun 22, 2008
kkak97 in Food Media & News

Fed up with food magazines

I'm right there with you on Bon Appetit. I quit subscribing because I couldn't handle the endless amount of advertisements. It became impossible to find the articles.

I'm on the verge of cancelling my Cooks Illustrated after they used the term EVOO last month. I was horrified, and wrote a nasty letter. Shockingly, I have not heard back. :-)

Jun 22, 2008
kkak97 in Food Media & News

Miracle Fruit

This is a silly, albeit juvenile show for the DFW area. I wanted to post this since they went to a tasting of the miracle fruit at a local exotic food store. I thought it was interesting since it was a recent topic here on the board. Apparently there is a website where you can waitlist to get your own miracle fruit or get your own plant to grow.

http://www.star-telegram.com/dafowo/

Jun 22, 2008
kkak97 in Food Media & News

Most Disgusting Cereal, Ever.

I third the lumpy cream of wheat. I still enjoy it from time to time.

When I was a kid we often had Cream of the West....it was a brown grainy version of cream of wheat. I'd gag every singel time I ate it. I'm sure it was a much healthier version, but I didn't care about that as a kid.

Jun 21, 2008
kkak97 in General Topics

Has anyone seen this? I don't see a thread,

This has been going on there for years, I witnessed it in college...once. It was upsetting to me on so many levels that I never went back.

Jun 20, 2008
kkak97 in Food Media & News

when your spouse is out of town,

Usually it's me who's gone, but on the occasion he is out of town I make a rissotto loaded with lobster, shrimp, clams, and mussles. It is not something he'll ever eat and I can't seem to get enough.

Jun 19, 2008
kkak97 in Home Cooking

Knock-Your-Socks-Off Turkey Side Dishes?

This Creamed Corn Gratin with Bacon and Fried Onion Rings is a bit of heaven!

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

Jun 19, 2008
kkak97 in Home Cooking

Poblano Cream Sauce

I somewhat combined the bayless and what you've described above. I didn't like the idea of crème fraîche and went with the mexicana crema, as I think it has less of a bite. I was very pleased with this product, but the only thing I'll do differently next time is add an extra poblano. I so enjoy the flavor that I thought it was a bit drowned out by the crema and roux. Otherwise, I think I have a winner.

Thanks everyone for your input!

Jun 15, 2008
kkak97 in Home Cooking

Poblano Cream Sauce

janeh,

Duh! For some reason it didn't even dawn on me to check my Bayless..What wasn't I thinking. I'm going to start there.
Thanks.

Jun 13, 2008
kkak97 in Home Cooking

Poblano Cream Sauce

Had an amazing fish dish while I was on business this week. It was topped with a Poblano cream sauce that was to die for. I'm sure I can replicate this with a few tries, but thought I'd see if any hounds have a recipe they use for this sauce.

Just some details: It was not terrible cheesy, but did have a thick consistancy of a cream based sauce. The poblano was ever so present but didn't seem to permeate the dish. Also, it was topped with Panela, or Queso Para Freir. It was hard to tell since the poblano sauce was so flavorful, but I tend to lean toward the latter since the cheese had a distinctively salty taste.

I just love poblanos, and I have to say this sauce was magnificent!!!

Jun 12, 2008
kkak97 in Home Cooking

What to do with a 5 pound bag of limes?

So, Rick. What did you do with the limes?

Jun 12, 2008
kkak97 in Home Cooking

Preparing frozen dinners for a client.

Meatloaf is an obvious one, along with pork chops, turkey breast, and stews. Maybe a shepards pie, pot pies, lasagna, homemade soups.

For breakfast, I found this interesting item about a premade frozen omlet. I've never tried it, but it might be worth a test drive to see it this works for your client...

http://havecoffeewillwrite.com/?p=1186

Cook and flash freeze pancakes. Quick breads are nice too.

Jun 11, 2008
kkak97 in Home Cooking