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chileheadmike

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  1. chileheadmike

    Buying a house: most important kitchen features?

    Frigidaire here. Ice machine quit several times, while under warranty and out. Frigidaire replaced the whole fridge. Ice machine in the new one is currently not working.
  2. I make a big pot of something on Sunday and portion it out for the week. I rotate between a few different things. But, yeah, sometimes it seems like a rut.
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    Kansas City BBQ

    Having lived for 50 years in KC, competed in KCBS competitions, and become a KCBS judge, I love this thread. I've eaten at many of these, some are new to me. LC's burnt ends are the best food on the planet. Q39 is very, very good. It's a nice, sit down restaurant with excellent barbecue. Not really a barbecue joint in the classic sense. SLAPs (Squeal Like A Pig) is a classic barbecue joint. Very divey. Really good brisket. Gates, double yuck. I swore them off years ago when my burnt end sandwich was scrapins from the smoker floor. Bryant's, when they're on the their game, really good stuff. BB's Lawnside is cool. Not the best barbecue in KC but certainly very good. Cool blues bar. Woodyard has a lot of outdoor seating and very good ribs. Hayward's was truly awful, but they sold their building to Q30 South and moved. My brother reports that new location is very good. Rosedale, meh. Joe's Kansas City, consistently excellent barbecue. There's a reason for the long lines. Not mentioned is Brobeck's. In my opinion, the best ribs in KC and often one of my first stops when I'm back there.
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    THE BEST: Can Opener

    I have a Good Grips that works very well.
  5. I'm tentative as well. Daughter is due in June. She's in Minneapolis. Not sure what our plans are going to be.
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    The Hot Sauce Topic

    No. I used to smoke dry them whole but the walls were so thick that they took days to completely dry. Cutting them in half saves a bunch of time.
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    The Hot Sauce Topic

    I smoke dry ripe jalapenos every summer. I cut them in half and smoke at about 250F over pecan for 5 or 6 hours. If their not dried yet, I'll put them in the oven on the lowest heat with the door slightly ajar until they are dry.
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    Fast-food fries, according to the LA Times

    I ate at a Jollibee in Cebu, Philippines a couple years ago. It's like a McDonald's and KFC rolled into one. Burgers are fine, fries are ok. Nothing worth going out of your way for. Very popular there.
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    Dinner 2019

    This is my goto recipe for cinnamon rolls. If figure if I'm using a ton of butter and sugar, she's probably the best source for a recipe.
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    Hi from Kentucky

    Welcome from a Jayhawk fan in Lexington.
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    Camping, Princess Style

    Sounds good to me. I cook green beans with tomatoes and garlic.
  12. Lexington, MO is pretty far North of the Ozarks. It's on the Missouri river about 100 miles East of KC. There was a pretty big Civil War battle fought there. AKA Battle of the Hemp bails as several of them waiting to be loaded onto boats caught fire during the battle.
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    The Hot Sauce Topic

    I just finished off my last bottle of El Yucateco Caribbean. Good habanero flavor and plenty of heat.
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    Top Chef 16: Kentucky

    I'm torn on this one. I kind of want to watch because it's local. But I really dislike TC. I saw the 1st episode. I'll probably watch the 2nd and go from there.
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    Dinner 2018

    Cherry smoked back ribs.
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