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Food Network Star July 13 Episode - Spoilers

I agree. That is why I liked Emma.... she has that soothing way to her. Why does everyone on that channel lately have to be loud and over the top. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind the entertainment, but I grew up loving cooking shows and not everyone has to be a Guy to be good.

Jul 22, 2014
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Diners Drive-ins and Dives

We watch that out in our area (Chicago). My only problem is they don't high light places in the burbs as much as I would like.

May 25, 2014
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Boston Market.....my latest Chain Let Down...the Curse of the Bambino has moved to Chicken

I used to go often but stopped for a few reasons
- when the cornbread starting to morph into a corn wafer
- I saw that in the back kitchen, they were weighing the turkey to put in my son's kids meal. Now I understand they want to be fair, but the portion size had shrunk with that too. He was about 5 and would polish off all of his meal and look for more.
-when my meatloaf sandwich was burnt to the point of inedible.

May 13, 2014
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Outback downhill slide?

The last time we went, I ordered the mahi mahi and it was salted to death--- and I like salty foods!

Apr 22, 2014
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Kitchen Casino

Saw it first the first time--- meh!

Apr 22, 2014
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The Cooking Channel

I usually can catch some great ones on Create.

Mar 28, 2014
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Grocery shopping at Walmart...?

I used to in the past, but don't much go there anymore. I got tired of 4 out of 30 registers open at busy times!

I have had okay experiences with pre-packaged shelf items. But in the past, I have seen sausage and lunchmeat in the frig case that was long expired and once bought passed sell by date on cheese. When I mentioned to the register operator about the expired meats, she shrugged her shoulders and said "yea, that happens all the time". Really? I get an occasional product, but this happened on every trip I made there.

Mar 20, 2014
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The Melting Pot

It is overpriced but for that one off special occasion its fun. I always end up smelling like cooked meat when I leave though. I have spent quite a bit of money for lousy food and not a great experience, at least here the food is yummy and its an adventure.

Feb 26, 2014
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Target/Super Target Yays and Nays 2014

I can usually find an associate on the sales floor and they always ask me if I need help and are super friendly.

Jan 19, 2014
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Anything to look for in Aldis?

They are always super nice to me.

Jan 03, 2014
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Anything to look for in Aldis?

The cheese selection at the Aldi by me is outstanding.

Jan 03, 2014
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The Taste 1/2/14

I do like Marcus Samuelsson, but I thought the show was a bit boring. I do like that they are also plating the food.

Jan 03, 2014
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Cannibal sandwiches

When I was growing up, my dad and his friends ate these every so often. They were prepared in an old world and really good German Restaurant in Chicago. Interestingly, the place no longer serves them. I agree about the meat.

Dec 18, 2013
libgirl2 in Food Media & News

New at the Olive Garden --- hamburgers.

funny.

Dec 07, 2013
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Why is the Olive Garden so reviled?

Too funny!

Dec 05, 2013
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Do you shop at Aldi's?

Shop there once every couple of weeks. I get paper products, eggs and milk ($1.89!!) there all the time. I get a lot of things there as well, but some special things don't last too long.

Last year I bought these really yummy gouda cheese crackers on clearance for 49 cents a bag. They were great. I went back and they were gone. This year they had them again (must be a holiday thing) and I loaded up. Last I looked they were on clearance again (and I bought more).

Dec 05, 2013
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Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - December 2013 [old]

I make that but add sour cream. You can dice so jalapenos in there too.... so good.

Dec 05, 2013
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New at the Olive Garden --- hamburgers.

Oh that is too funny! I was mentioning this the burgers to my son. I said why not try improving the food that they already make? Or have some REAL Italian dishes that aren't just mushy pasta and cheese/alfredo sauce?

Dec 05, 2013
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Wendy's (No Coke)

I can get being out of a type of soft drink. Now if they were out of all soft drinks, that is a problem.

Oct 26, 2013
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Opened hummus - how long does it last in the refrigerator?

I had some that was unopened in the frig for about a week and a half. It had plenty of time until it expired, but when I went to use it, it was moldy.

Oct 15, 2013
libgirl2 in General Topics

Olive Garden's "Buy one - take one" promotion

I agree, much fresher and tastier. And they have a better menu. OG is pasta with cheese, with alfredo sauce etc.... over and over. Maggiano's has great seafood dishes, veal, and better bread.

Oct 15, 2013
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Burger King to unveil new "satisfries"

I have to admit, I still love those chicken sandwiches. Haven't eaten one in years... oh but the memories.

Oct 15, 2013
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josh marks -dead

Very well said.

Oct 15, 2013
libgirl2 in Food Media & News

Masterchef 8/7/13

My husband and I felt this same. WE aren't talking one plate, but plate after plate of food. There are people here in the US who are going hungry. They couldn't have found a way to give away at least some of the overcooked eggs? Or why have them cook so many? What a waste.

And btw, I like my eggs crispy on the edges.

Aug 08, 2013
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Voting for the NFNS

Rodney's pie looked gross. No way would I eat that (and the grilled cheese sandwich looked great)..Underdone, greasy....

I like Russell's show quite a bit, but it isn't something I'm going to learn from or cook ever. Bacon ice cream? Would love to try it, but not make it.

Demaris' pilot was okay. It needs tweaking, but I really would like her apple butter mustard recipe! Yum!

Aug 08, 2013
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Ludington, MI

I was just out there. Nothing that was outstanding in Ludington, but there was a fantastic Asian place about an hour from there. The Fusion in Frankfort. It was outstanding. Great food, excellent service.

Aug 01, 2013
libgirl2 in Great Lakes

PF Chang's?

I agree. My friends and I had a $50 gift card for OG. We had a simple lunch, no alcohol and it was over that amount for the 3 of us. And it wasn't very good.

Aug 01, 2013
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Masterchef 7/31 spoilers

I keep waiting for the PD episode. I think they will probably play it down, maybe even do a disclaimer before it. They might even do some editing so that she is in it as little as possible along with all the fawning the competitors usually exhibit.

Aug 01, 2013
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Masterchef will apparently drive you insane.

What a shame. When I read the story, I was surprised because like most, he seemed so normal. I agree that he must be mentally ill or some kind of drug thing. Just look at Amanda Bynes, she always seemed so together and now, not so.

Aug 01, 2013
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ALDI Stores: Quality Products at Deep Discount??

When we had a big egg recall in the midwest, the brand Aldi sells was one of the only ones not on the list in my area.

Jul 23, 2013
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