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Old 06-12-2018, 06:59 PM
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Has anyone tried a Smashmallow?
No. But I want to.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:17 PM
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Has anyone tried a Smashmallow?
I have. They're overly sweet and artificial tasting and the consistency is somewhere between regular marshmallows and Lucky Charms marshmallows. Cannot recommend.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:20 PM
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I have. They're overly sweet and artificial tasting and the consistency is somewhere between regular marshmallows and Lucky Charms marshmallows. Cannot recommend.
That's so sad. Because it sounded like a tasty idea.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:56 PM
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That's so sad. Because it sounded like a tasty idea.
Yeah, same here. Thanks for the info.
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:28 AM
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I went to buy more of that new Heinz brand mayo. At first I couldn't find it, because someone had put an entire stack of Hellman's jars right in front of the small spot on the shelves that it occupied. The same shelves that already had multiple Hellman's varieties (olive oil, light, organic, etc).

Feeling threatened much?
So, how is it? I may need to get more mayo soon...
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:38 AM
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It's got a richer flavor than Hellman's, in my opinion. Also unlike Hellman's, they don't thin it down for the squeeze bottles*.


*For the record I prefer a regular jar for mayo and have since purchased more in that format. They're vaguely egg shaped.

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Old 06-18-2018, 10:53 AM
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for father's day, Kishi suggests we make breakfast for my dad, since he usually cooks up a good sunday breakfast when we visit. Dad suggests using up the canned biscuits he has in the fridge, but I have been struggling for a decade to make decent biscuits.

So I follow this recipe, and they turned out great! http://www.cookingmaniac.com/grandma...milk-biscuits/ They were just a little dry, so when I made them again *just now*, I erred on the side of too much milk (btw, using the lemon juice microwave curdling method to substitute for buttermilk), and they were a little loose, but extra flour in the baking sheet while rolling them out solved that.

I really wanted eggs benedict, so I also rolled out the instant pot and used it to cook an (1) egg. That didn't turn out so well, but it was literally the first time I ever tried to poach an egg, and I can easily see a number of ways to improve the process the next time.

I used 1 cup of water on the Steam function for 2 minutes, and immediately vented. I didn't have any appropriate ramikins, so I used my microwavable and oven-safe mug to hold the egg.

the main issues were: the egg was overcooked and difficult to remove from the mug.

I have a feeling that adding some oil or grease in the bottom would help solve the latter, and to an extent, the former by adding some extra mass that can absorb heat. I think I'll invest in some of these to aid a little more:
https://www.amazon.com/Pack-Silicone...icone+egg+mold

all in all, I was pretty impressed with myself!
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:05 AM
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Using an Instant Pot to poach an egg strikes me as a bit like using a chainsaw to remove someone's appendix.
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:31 PM
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:41 PM
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Using an Instant Pot to poach an egg strikes me as a bit like using a chainsaw to remove someone's appendix.
you didn't need all that tissue on the side of your appendix, right? 'cause I scraped that all off.
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:48 PM
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Canned sardines are... okay. Pretty good? Inoffensively fishy.

Tough to use as an ingredient and my wife just doesn't want fish of any sort in any way shape form or fashion, but they're a decent snack on a cracker with a dab of mustard.

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My wife: Your breath is... really bad rn.
Me: *pursing lips together* Noted.
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Old 06-20-2018, 07:28 PM
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kishi has a predilection for processed meat snacks that puts a similar strain on our relationship
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:24 PM
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The funny thing is I'd left that post half-done on my PC when I got up to take care of the baby, and my wife felt the need to add the Edit Update when it was neither an edit nor an update.
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:08 PM
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poached eggs v. 2.0: don't use the low-pressure setting.
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:42 PM
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Tried miracle noodles for the first time. They were....passable? Dang near impossible to cut though so, obnoxiously large bites was the way I wound up going.

Probably boil em for longer than the bag says and theyd probably soften better. Requires more research.
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:55 PM
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There are some recipes in What Did You Eat Yesterday that use it. I'll share them if I come across any
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:25 AM
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There are some recipes in What Did You Eat Yesterday that use it. I'll share them if I come across any
I love that comic so much. The library had volumes 1-5, and I'm slowly catching up as I can afford the rest.
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:59 AM
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My library only has the first volume, but I enjoyed the crap out of it.

Please share if you find them.
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:01 PM
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The chips and salsa I enjoyed while I lived in New Mexico (Leal's) sells only the salsa online, not the chips. I'm pretty sure all the chips I've tried so far in Michigan are just salt bricks with yellow dye in them, and the salsa, despite being labeled as "Hot," tastes sweet. At least I can fix the salsa problem...
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:22 PM
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You can try making your own chips! Its really easy and fun, and the results are always smashing. Making your own salsa is pretty easy too. At least if its on the chunkier side like a pico de gallo.

Spam musubi has no right being as amazing as it is. I could eat these all day.
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:32 AM
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The chips and salsa I enjoyed while I lived in New Mexico (Leal's) sells only the salsa online, not the chips. I'm pretty sure all the chips I've tried so far in Michigan are just salt bricks with yellow dye in them, and the salsa, despite being labeled as "Hot," tastes sweet. At least I can fix the salsa problem...
So fun fact, as a guy who once did a stint as a nighttime janitor at a potato chip plant; chips of any kind (like soda) is extremely locally produced. The big companies all have a set of plants that cover regions (not necessarily cross state, but occasionally) supported with a large network of independent producers who mostly do the non-major brand production.

Of course, working there also ruined chips for me for the most part though I do enjoy a bag of doritos now and then...
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:18 AM
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You can try making your own chips! Its really easy and fun, and the results are always smashing. Making your own salsa is pretty easy too. At least if its on the chunkier side like a pico de gallo.
I don't think I've bought a single bag of chips since acquiring this simple skill, just a bunch of $1 packages of tortillas that I then turn into 3 bags' worth of chips that are 10,000 times better.
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:26 PM
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Went to a World Market to putz around and found Tim-Tams.

Now to try the famous Tim-Tam Slam whenever I get off my lazy ass and make some coffee or hot chocolate.
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:48 PM
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Or September, when we're not all cooking in our juices.
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Old 07-02-2018, 02:12 PM
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If that's directed at me, September will be no kind of respite.

The seasons in Louisiana are as follows:

Hot with pollen
Hot with fucking hot
Fall, for one week
Winter, for about one month

The one week of fall is typically late November or early December. Winter is basically the tail end of December and beginning of January. Everything else is varying degrees of warm. Louisiana is sub-tropical.

No issue for us, in any case. We drink coffee all the time. (Gumbo is still "cold weather" food for a lot of folks to make themselves but you can find it pretty regularly in restaurants and shops throughout the year. The secret reason is because gumbo is a pain in the ass to make from scratch.)

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Food seasons in Louisiana are as follows:

Crawfish (January - June)
Shrimp (November - April)
Blue Crab (March - June)
Oyster (basically all year)
Fish (all year)
Alligator (all year)
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Old 07-02-2018, 04:57 PM
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For Falselogic

In praise of the plain hot dog

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Old 07-03-2018, 06:19 AM
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She has a point. If you get good weiners and prepare them well they'll not be crap and you won't have to try and hide the taste of what you're eating with, say, all the stuff on a Chicago dog. It ain't rocket surgery.
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:01 AM
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Maybe. But for me, a hot dog is just a delivery system for mustard.
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:26 AM
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The ethos of a Chicago dog is getting a decent meal more than covering up the flavor of the tubesteak. Especially if you're using Vienna Beef.
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:37 AM
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Read the article, and... hm. Yeah, I'm game.
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