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Thanks, I will make note of that for future use.

Out of curiosity, I opened a recipe page in both Firefox and Explorer, and also on my husband's computer, and no report button appeared on any of them. I didn't even know there was supposed to be one!

Jul 13, 2009
whirlygirly in Site Talk

SPAM

User "baiterek" is leaving ridiculously long spam replies to posts:
http://www.chow.com/recipes/12037
http://www.chow.com/recipes/12035

Jul 13, 2009
whirlygirly in Site Talk

I can't load recipe detail pages

Thanks! I had actually clicked on that thread but I only read the first post and decided it didn't apply. :)

Dec 26, 2008
whirlygirly in Site Talk

I can't load recipe detail pages

I'm having the same problem.

Dec 26, 2008
whirlygirly in Site Talk

What Does Beige Taste Like?

(ans=and, of course. I hate not being able to edit my typos!)

Jun 04, 2008
whirlygirly in Features

What Does Beige Taste Like?

Actually, I can kind of see how chocolate Skittles might have a similar texture and taste to Sugar Babies. The only point I am arguing is that the other candies you named are meant to be chocolate flavored, ans Sugar Babies are not.

Jun 04, 2008
whirlygirly in Features

What Does Beige Taste Like?

But, but.. chocolate-flavored Jelly Bellies, Tootsie Rolls, chocolate taffies and chocolate hard candies ARE all chocolate *flavored* even if they don't much resemble actual chocolate. Sugar Babies are not. That's my point. They are not labeled as chocolate flavored. If you're going to say they're the same just because they're sugary, you might as well throw gumdrops, Jolly Ranchers, Hot Tamales, and Good & Plentys into the mix.

Jun 04, 2008
whirlygirly in Features

What Does Beige Taste Like?

Sugar Babies aren't chocolate (or even chocolate-flavored), they're caramel. I love to eat them with popcorn at the movies- yum.

I have not tried the chocolate Skittles and probably won't. I thought they sounded gross when I first saw them, and nothing here has changed my mind.

Jun 04, 2008
whirlygirly in Features

What manual can opener do you like?

Apr 12, 2008
whirlygirly in Cookware

Everything is Better Topped with an Egg

Yes! Ramen noodles with a little bit of butter stirred in and an egg cracked on top. I think I just might have that for lunch today.

Mar 26, 2008
whirlygirly in Home Cooking

Quiznos vs. Subway

"Right in front of us on the "Burger board" was a chart on how to make the different sandwiches."

Hee.. reminds me of a story. A few years ago, my husband went to Wendy's for lunch. They had a new sandwich on the menu and he asked what was on it, and one of the items was "sauce." He asked what kind of sauce and was told again: "sauce." He said yes, but what <i>kind</i> of sauce? and the cashier walked away from him. She returned a few seconds later with the card that tells how to make the sandwich, and showed him- sure enough, it said "sauce."

Mar 25, 2008
whirlygirly in Chains

Pie crust shields

My only complaint about the Mrs Anderson ones is that they don't quite fit my pie pans- the small ones are a hair too small and the large are just a bit too big- I need some right in between! Or some that are as big around as the large ones, but with a wider shield area.

Mar 19, 2008
whirlygirly in Cookware

Food Network Chefs

I like Giada, Michael Chiarello, Tyler, Alton and Ina. I can see why people find Rachael Ray annoying, but I don't mind her. Paula Deen's regular show is OK, but her "party" show makes me gag. The worst show, IMO, is that Quick Fix one with Robin Miller. At least Semi-Homemade has some comedic value!

eta: I really liked Nigella's show on the Style network and I love her cookbooks, but I can't really warm up to her current FN show.

Mar 19, 2008
whirlygirly in Food Media & News

Food Fight voting

From some of the comments it seems that this is some sort of "retaliation" for Chow's advertising on a gaming site? Weird.

I know they think they're spoiling all our fun, but I'm still interested to see who will win. Will there be test kitchen reviews of all the finalists? That would be cool. And, if nothing else, I've got a bunch of new recipes I want to try!

Although.. I do think it might be kind of amusing to see a Supertaster video of the mac-n-pocket. :D

Feb 29, 2008
whirlygirly in Site Talk

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

eefoodgeek, I reheated mine the next day in a saucepan. I did have to add a little more liquid (another splash of half and half), but it tasted about the same as it did the night before.

Feb 24, 2008
whirlygirly in Recipes

Food Fight voting

Well, if you read the contest rules, the votes don't actually determine the winner. However, in future contests I think it would be good to make it so you can only vote once per day per computer.

Feb 24, 2008
whirlygirly in Site Talk

How Important to You is Pronunciation? (vis-a-vis Food)

Hee! I have a friend who insists on calling creme brulee "creamy bully."

Feb 23, 2008
whirlygirly in Not About Food

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

This is great- every bit as quick & easy as the box stuff but so much better!

Feb 22, 2008
whirlygirly in Recipes

Good but relatively inexpensive coffee maker?

3rd the Cuisinart rec. I got mine at Costco for around $60, I think.

Feb 22, 2008
whirlygirly in Cookware

White Cheddar and Bacon Mac & Cheese

Thanks, to both of you! I really appreciate the feedback. It's funny, willygreen, last time I made it I did exactly the same thing!

Feb 21, 2008
whirlygirly in Recipes

No link to report comments outside of boards

someone posting some nasty recipe comments: http://www.chow.com/profile/168331/ac...

Feb 21, 2008
whirlygirly in Site Talk

White Cheddar and Bacon Mac & Cheese

Feb 03, 2008
whirlygirly in Recipes

What are you serving for Thanksgiving dessert?

Our family has that too, only we call it "pumpkin pie cake." Mom will be making that and one of her famous lemon meringue pies, and I am planning to make creme brulee and probably an apple pie.

Nov 14, 2007
whirlygirly in Home Cooking

Halloween and Peanut Allergies

We get hardly any trick or treaters at our house, so I don't bother to buy a bag of candy. Instead, I just pass out bags of microwave popcorn. You wouldn't believe how excited some of the kids get about that!

Nov 14, 2007
whirlygirly in Not About Food

Regional "food quirks"

Me too, and I got it from my Okie grandpa.

Oct 19, 2007
whirlygirly in General Topics

Best Philly Cheesesteak/KC Area??

OK now I am hungry for Grinders! I have only had their pizza but the cheesesteaks are sounding really good.

Oct 19, 2007
whirlygirly in General Midwest Archive

November 2007 Cookbook of the Month: Runoff Vote

Dean & Deluca!

Oct 18, 2007
whirlygirly in Home Cooking

Regional "food quirks"

Oh my gosh, I haven't had calf fries for years! Now I want some- anyone know where I can get 'em around Kansas City?

Oct 18, 2007
whirlygirly in General Topics

What is Your Favorite Non-Foodie Thanksgiving Dish?

We always had KFC for Christmas Eve when I was growing up. My grandma (my dad's mom) was not exactly known for her cooking skills, so one year my aunt & uncle "volunteered" to pick up a bucket of chicken and the tradition began.. it wouldn't have been Christmas without that red-and-white bucket!

Oct 09, 2007
whirlygirly in Home Cooking

November 2007 Cookbook of the Month: Cast Your Votes Here

Dean & Deluca! The bread & butter stuffing is a Thanksgiving must-have for me.

Oct 09, 2007
whirlygirly in Home Cooking