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The Cooking, Drink and Food Forum

  1. Fig Newtons seem pretty healthy. Am I missing something here?

    Am I right? Low fat, some protein. What am I missing? And really, if each "newt" has but one gram of fat hidden in its yummy, cakey self, what's the point of Fat Free Newtons? Is this a trick? What am I missing? I love Fig Newtons. I even...

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 12 Oct 2010 04:42 PM
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  2. Beginner alcohol for kids

    Never would I advocate underage drinking, but it has been known to happen. Recently I walked past the liquor aisle in my supermarket and once again that reminded my that there are alcoholic drinks that few self-respecting adults would ever buy...

    Started by Feirefiz‎, 02 Nov 2009 09:39 AM
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    06 Feb 2010 10:25 PM Go to last post
  3. Ranch Dressing: Better Than Mayo?

    I can think of no topical application for which ranch dressing is not an excellent, if not preferrable, substitute for mayo. Sandwhiches? Ranch Fry dipping? Ranch Even cole slaw. :hoj: Repaste: nil-link 36-C, 11.10.2009

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 10 Dec 2009 08:34 PM
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    24 Jan 2010 12:15 AM Go to last post
  4. What's your favorite cheese?

    Mine is smoked gouda.

    Started by Xan‎, 13 Sep 2009 01:24 AM
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    19 Sep 2009 01:59 PM Go to last post
  5. It's the random food Either Or! Come, play along!

    Pick one, and add your own! Fun for the whole family. Unless you don't have a computer- then this game sucks. Or you're really hungry. Then this game might also suck. I'll start:

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 18 Oct 2010 05:45 PM
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  6. Poll Poll: Coke vs. Pepsi DEATH POLL

    Please pick your favorite cola. For fair comparison, let's assume we're talking about drinking from a 12-oz can. :hoj:

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 01 Nov 2010 11:37 AM
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  7. Poll Poll: Do you Fondue? share stories and recipes and whatnot.

    Simple poll and conversation thread. We'll be having a fondue tonight. We’ll run probably two oil pots and one cheese. Usually we have beef and chicken for the meats. Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower are the basics for the veggies. There will...

    Started by What Exit?‎, 17 Jun 2010 10:28 AM
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    19 Jun 2010 09:46 PM Go to last post
  8. Horrific recipes of yesteryear

    Ok, let's talk about food quality from the post- WW II era through about the late sixties. Why were there so many crazy recipes? Why was everything so horrible looking? I'm sure part of it must have been the lack of variety of fresh, healthy foods...

    Started by Myrnalene‎, 03 Jan 2010 06:35 PM
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  9. Russell Stover: a box full of lies

    Due to various holiday-related circumstances, I found myself the designated recipient of a box of Russell Stover candy. For those unfamiliar with the name, Russell Stover is the most popular brand of drugstore chocolate sold in America. If a...

    Started by terrifel‎, 27 Dec 2012 01:53 PM
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    28 Dec 2012 11:36 AM Go to last post
  10. Coffee: Instant vs real, makers, brands, tell us why Starbucks sucks ;)

    The Coffee thread. Inspired from Chat. I found the Starbucks coffee is overpriced and overcooked. I also found the coffee itself is not very good and skunks surprisingly fast. A good Drip Maker is fast and easy. I think it is mostly...

    Started by What Exit?‎, 20 Aug 2009 11:32 AM
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  11. Worst Candy Flavors: Your Top Three

    In no particular order: Green Apple Banana Strawberry This goes for a lot of things, like Splurpees, not just candy. Fake apple is hideous.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 12 Dec 2009 12:34 PM
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    05 Jan 2010 03:41 PM Go to last post
  12. Poll Poll: Leftover Pizza - What do you do with it

    After a great night with lots of takeout pizza, there are sometimes a few slices leftover in the morning. What do you do with them?

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 15 Oct 2010 06:32 AM
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  13. Things you've tried and/or like on your pizza *Quik-E-List*

    Broccoli and garlic.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 05 Jul 2011 06:19 PM
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    14 Sep 2017 10:52 AM Go to last post
  14. Poll Poll: What will go in your lime Jello fruit salad?

    You must choose one. You cannot pick it out.

    Started by Zuul‎, 31 Mar 2010 01:29 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    02 Apr 2010 08:41 AM Go to last post
  15. I'm not too much of a beer snob to admit it...

    ...but Bud Light Lime goes down REAAALLY nice on a very hot day. Make no mistake, I'm as big a beer snob as anyone who ever brewed an all-malt ale with only noble hops and discussed the relative merits of obscure Belgian lambics. But I allow...

    Started by Laughing Lagomorph‎, 11 Jul 2010 06:54 PM
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    05 Aug 2011 06:33 PM Go to last post
  16. What are you drinking right now?

    I'm drinking the first of these. I haven't tried any of the others yet but I think I will.

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 24 Feb 2010 03:46 PM
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  17. Red face Did i destroy my microwave? (Need answer kinda fast)

    I put a bowl with unpopped kernels in a plastic bowl in my microwave. I saw flames, quickly opened the door. Flames died right down, no smoke, bowl didn't scorch.

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 08 Jan 2018 10:00 PM
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  18. I have angst. I am also quite pleased. Basically, I'm conflicted.

    So, two guys at work are retiring. As a member of the local union, I took upon myself to get them retirement presents. After checking with their closer work mates, I confirmed that Scotch might be a good choice. Today I bought one bottle of 10yo...

    Started by Claptree‎, 04 Mar 2011 01:34 PM
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    11 Aug 2011 05:28 AM Go to last post
  19. Marmite banned in Denmark

    A law has been introduced banning the sale any food product that contains added vitamins. It was introduced in 2004 and Kelloggs had to remove several breakfast cereals and Vegemite was banned, but only now has the law been applied to Marmite. ...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 24 May 2011 11:25 AM
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    26 May 2011 04:41 AM Go to last post
  20. Help me get into sardines

    They're full of Omega-3 fatty acids and they're also pretty high in protein and, at least I assume, pretty cheap. But the thought of eating them is a little scary -- I've never actually tried a can of them, but my impression is that they're...

    Started by Exy‎, 11 Aug 2009 11:29 AM
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    16 Sep 2009 09:30 AM Go to last post
  21. Pancake Day

    It's Pancake Day, more formally known as Shrove Tuesday, or even Jif Lemon Day in the UK because of clever advertising. Regardless, it's THE day for eating pancakes on and not just normal pancakes, but all varieties of pancake topping as well. So...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 21 Feb 2012 09:38 AM
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    14 Feb 2013 09:29 PM Go to last post
  22. The produce quiz!

    I got 8 out of 10, frankly guessing on two. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/28/spring-produce-quiz_n_1382731.html#quiz_2655 Thank you, Food Network. I am wiser for my time with you.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 28 Mar 2012 12:17 PM
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    20 Apr 2012 08:31 AM Go to last post
  23. Gravlax with Hovmästarsås Smörgås (speaking of salmon...)

    It sounds as if there are a number of salmon-lovers here, so I may as well post a recipe for Gravlax with Hovmästarsås Smörgås. Gravlax and Hovmästarsås Gravlax 6 tbsp brown sugar 4 tbsp kosher salt 1 bunch fresh dill 1 lb salmon filet

    Started by Johnny‎, 06 Dec 2009 03:16 PM
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    22 Jan 2010 08:22 PM Go to last post
  24. Serving spaghetti bolognese

    Random food question. Do you serve the bolognese on top of the spaghetti, or do you make a hole in the middle of the spaghetti for it?

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 13 Sep 2012 09:44 AM
    • Replies: 14
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    18 Sep 2012 06:03 AM Go to last post
  25. Most polarizing holiday food items

    This from today's Huffpost: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zagat/classic-holiday-foods_b_1100040.html#s488058&title=Fruitcake

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 21 Nov 2011 12:20 PM
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    23 Nov 2011 08:40 PM Go to last post
  26. Now Burger King is using "artisan"-style buns. Ugh.

    Man, when a buzz word catches on, it sticks. With this post I officially whine about the food-marketing band wagon and my already being sick of anything "artisan."

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 17 Nov 2011 02:48 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    18 Nov 2011 08:03 AM Go to last post
  27. What do you like on your pizza?

    We always get the same pizza at our house...sausage and mushroom. The perfect toppings, IMO. It's the one thing in life we manage to agree on. What do you like on your pizza? Do you have disagreements at home about what to get on them? Have...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 07 Apr 2010 03:10 PM
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  28. Chocolate filled Doughnuts

    Our local shop does lots of filled doughnuts. Everyone eats the jam-filled, apple-filled or custard-filled doughnuts. But no-one will even look at the chocolate-filled doughnuts. Would anyone here eat them, or is it just a sugar overload?

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 05 Oct 2010 08:43 AM
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    05 Oct 2010 01:15 PM Go to last post
  29. Curry Ketchup: What the hell?

    My kid and I went on one of our regular weekend culture trips today, this time to a fairly well-known German deli near our house. Along with the deli, which is packed with all things pork, there's a nifty assortment of German packaged food, all...

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 11 Jul 2010 11:18 PM
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    12 Jul 2010 06:49 PM Go to last post
  30. Poll Poll: How do you drink your coffee?

    This is important, after all it's about coffee. So, how do you drink it?

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 21 Oct 2010 08:41 AM
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    05 Aug 2011 06:36 PM Go to last post
  31. Tasting Something New Challenge

    If you post here, I'd like you to commit to tasting the food you're assigned to try. Name 3 easy to procure food items that you've never tasted. The poster, below you chooses one of the items and you have 3 weeks to taste it and to post a...

    Started by jali‎, 24 Sep 2009 08:22 PM
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  32. What to do with this herb? (Paging OneCentStamp)

    My Vietnamese friend gave me a lot of her herb plants when she moved; most did not survive, but the plant pictured below is a juggernaut - it may take over my entire garden. Apparently it goes by many names, including Indian borage, Spanish thyme,...

    Started by Hatshepsut‎, 18 Jan 2010 09:42 PM
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  33. What are the best homemade cookies in the world?

    I love to bake, and over the years have developed a list of the best-of-the-best kinds of homemade cookies that (barring a specific dislike of a particular ingredient like nuts or coconut) everyone loves. It's actually 20 recipes long now, but with...

    Started by Hatshepsut‎, 06 Sep 2009 03:17 AM
    • Replies: 20
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    13 Sep 2009 04:40 AM Go to last post
  34. Poll Poll: The Top 10 Beers in America! If you had to pick one...

    Here they are, the beers Americans drink most. If this was all they had at the bar, which would you choose?

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 20 Jan 2011 02:41 PM
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  35. McDonald's India Menu

    This is fascinating! And when did ketchup become "flashy?" http://www.mcdonaldsindia.com/deserts.html As a vegetarian, I am jealous of all the tasty-looking stuff we don't get.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 20 Feb 2012 05:06 PM
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    21 Feb 2012 09:50 AM Go to last post
  36. Poll Poll: What's your fallback meal-that's-not-really-a-meal?

    You know, the thing you eat when you don't feel like making dinner, but want something that's not quite junk food?

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 06 May 2011 09:33 PM
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  37. The worst recipe I have ever read

    I collect cookbooks, great and terrible. The terrible ones are usually sociologically interesting, and sometimes when my middle-American-1960s roots get the better of me, I even secretly like some of the heavily processed, high-fat glop that passed...

    Started by Hatshepsut‎, 25 Jun 2011 05:00 AM
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  38. Is this the Coca Cola secret recipe?


    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 15 Feb 2011 02:26 PM
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  39. Poll Poll: How do you have your tea

    Tea, of course, being the refined refresher of choice for ladies and gentlemen of all descriptions. But how do you prefer it? Why should coffee get its own way, and there are so many more flavours anyway?

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 21 Oct 2010 11:06 AM
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    06 Dec 2010 08:48 PM Go to last post
  40. Benders! Booze and food combos that will certainly make you hork! *Quik-E-List*

    Please pair some type of liquor with a food item. Let's assume you can only consume those two items until you hork. What combos would be nastiest?

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 23 Apr 2011 03:53 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    24 Apr 2011 11:23 AM Go to last post
  41. Any ideas/recipes for using Polska Kielbasa that don't involve sauerkraut?

    I love Polish sausage and sauerkraut, but my husband is not a fan of the latter. So, I'm trying to come up with recipes and ways of using the sausage that don't involve the kraut. One thing I do with it is make sort of a mock cassoulet thing...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 01 Mar 2011 08:58 AM
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  42. Anyone have a good no-bean chili recipe?

    We're going to a chili potluck this weekend, and I've been charged with bringing some with no beans. Anyone have a good recipe they could share?

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 16 Mar 2011 04:23 PM
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  43. Have you ever taken a restaurant eating challenge?

    I am thinking of doing the Melt Challenge when I'm next in Cleveland. The Melt Challenge consists of 13 different cheeses all held in place by 3 pieces of grilled bread, a pile of hand-cut fries & slaw. It weighs in at over 5 pounds of...

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 23 Sep 2010 08:00 PM
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    16 Nov 2010 12:28 PM Go to last post
  44. Things I'm craving right now

    Broth and bread.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 13 Jun 2011 10:48 AM
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    13 Jun 2011 03:25 PM Go to last post
  45. Dr. Carin Bondar why is she called "biologist with a twist"

    Goddammit I am very upset I looked her name up on google. There's like all these cheesecake photos and whatever. (a) wth is people's problems (b) i don't say leave her alone -- she clearly enjoys her appearance and whatever desire that may...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 16 Apr 2014 06:16 PM
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  46. What, if any, canned foods do you keep around?

    I just mentioned in the appliance thread that for years I didn't own even a manual can opener, as we never consumed canned food. Things have changed, though. As much as I hate to admit it, I keep the following canned food around: tomato paste,...

    Started by Hatshepsut‎, 14 Dec 2009 09:30 AM
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    18 Dec 2009 07:32 AM Go to last post
  47. Poll Poll: Olives! Love'm or lump'm?


    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 12 Apr 2011 02:17 PM
    • Replies: 17
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  48. Poll Poll: Bagel Love! A Poll.

    How do you feel about a nice bagel with cream cheese? Also, what kind of bagel do you like? What kind of cream cheese? Do you like your bagel toasted? Bonus questions: When did bagels come out of the closet?

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 22 Jan 2011 02:02 PM
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    26 Jan 2011 08:54 PM Go to last post
  49. Olive Garden customers afraid of capers, pesto

    No kidding: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/21/olive-garden-capers-pesto_n_1163544.html Prefer "cheesy, chickeny things."

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 22 Dec 2011 08:48 PM
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    04 Dec 2012 08:24 PM Go to last post

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