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Xanthippe

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  1. Synchronicity, Ladybug -- I also made a batch today! I concur: that recipe beats all others I've ever tried. AND, I also concur that the rolls are neither too rich nor two sweet, the two top cardinal sins existing in most cinnamon buns. I want mine to be intensely cinnamony, nongooey, and barely sweet; they should pay a warm and fragrant tribute to the world's most popular spice by perfuming the air for several feet in every direction. These CI non-yeasted babies do just that. Thanks, nightscotsman!!
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    Dinner! 2003

    Alas, indiagirl, it is indeed "bad" to eat Chilean seabass aka Patagonian toothfish. You can read all about the issue and get information w.r.t. acceptable substitutes if you check out the Seafood Choices Alliance Web site, here.
  3. Cinnabon is an atrocity. What it calls a cinnamon bun/roll gives the real thing a bad name.
  4. Obviously, yes. I rather liked the polenta cake recipe as well. Might even try it . . .
  5. That is truly horrible. Pack of assholes. Pack of assholes indeed, elyse! Oy, don't get me started on our broken-beyond-repair prison system . . .
  6. Care to post your rugelach recipe in the archive?? I adore rugelach -- without raisins, of course!
  7. Here, here! You speak for me as well, jhlurie!! Goodness knows, most of us need a good chortle now and again . . . Now where I *can* become angry is when I hear reports, as I did earlier this very week, of a well-meaning-but-woefully-ignorant vegan couple who inadvertently (one hopes!) starved their baby to death in an effort to make the child as "healthy" as possible. Not good at all.
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    Peanut Butter

    I'm with you, Jim. Adams is great; I mentioned it, along with Laura Scudder's (both chunky) in an earlier post on this thread. Just peanuts and salt, as it should be. The industrial stuff isn't PB as far as I'm concerned.
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    PB&J Day: Today

    Thanks, Marlene! I'm going to give the burgers a try this weekend, and I'll most definitely trot out a good, spicy mustard along with some of my olallieberry condiment. Oh, yes -- gotta fry up those onions too!
  10. Patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue, patience . . . I want my pork NOW!!!!!
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    PB&J Day: Today

    It really is good. The peanut butter taste really is not apparent. Just a lovely nutty taste to the meat when it's grilled. But I swear, it doesn't taste like peanut butter. Trust me, just like the Miracle Whip in the potato salad recipe. Surely you jest. A hamburger with peanut butter??? I can hardly imagine anything more horrid. But then again I'm not much of a potato salad fan either. Chunky roasted cashew butter licked from a lover's finger: that's something I could get with but my tummy's in jumble from the peanut burger concept. Must be time to retire...Does eGullet membership come with a 401K? The old saying "don't knock what you haven't tried" comes to mind. However, I realize it's a stretch to conceive of this I don't think it's a stretch at all, Marlene! Peanut butter is famous as a thickener in chili, for instance; it does indeed impart a dimension to the finished dish, but isn't readily identifiable as a specific ingredient. It provides a depth, an intangible "something" nonetheless. So count me in as someone who would love your father's recipe. Feel free to PM me when you post it.
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    Dinner! 2003

    Your SO's a lucky woman, fimbul; the celebratory dinner you prepared sounds very tasty indeed. So too much "cheap but serviceable Spanish red" made you forget the birthday cake/dessert??
  13. I just voted, like the fervent eGulletarian I am. Hey, let's put on a political party! No, really -- we deserve a voice in this mess of a world. eGulletarians unite!! Now, whom shall we nominate as our candidate for, um, Big Daddy/Momma?? Great to have topped FoodTV, even with its recently spiffed up site . . .
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    Peanut Butter

    Super-Chunky. Chunk is good. The chunkier the better. Two buck chunk. Of the widely-available brands, I will only buy Laura Scudder or Adams. Just peanuts and salt in 'em, nothing else. Health food store brands taste, er, too healthy. I've heard great things about both Krema and Peanut Butter & Company, but have never had the pleasure of tasting either.
  15. Oh, dear. I have both in the house right now . . .
  16. Nope, Santa's Little Helper stays. I like Santa's Little Helper; Mother's Little Helper's not bad, either.
  17. Me, back on Page 1 of this thread. My opinion hasn't changed. Ban 'em all.
  18. That's because it's so central to my existence during times of hormonal instability that I consider it a given, a done deal. Several folks have mentioned the allure of the chocolate/chile combination; a local chocolate maker here offers a killer chocolate/chipotle chile truffle. It gets me every single time . . .
  19. We're simpatico on those cracklings, Suzanne! If I manage to stop myself from consuming it all, however, it makes for a killer cracklin' bread . . .
  20. During times of, er, hormonal surges, I'll take chocolate (I do not count white "chocolate") combined with most anything. Once sanity has been restored, Suzanne's 70% minimum is also my standard, but I can't ever say "no" to chocolate and hazelnuts -- even milk chocolate.
  21. Just stay away from car lots . . . Another candidate for banning: Gummi G.I. Joes.
  22. I started making my own caponata when I grew tired of fishing the raisins out of most commercial brands . . . Me and raisins -- NOT!!!!!
  23. I'm glad you asked first, elyse! I thought I was the only one not in the know . . . Emo-emotional hardcore, a derivative of punk. Started in D.C. in the 70s/80s...though the stuff you find today is nothing of the sort that was actually listenable. Thanks for enlightening us, nerissa. Now I feel like an old fuddy-duddy . . .
  24. I'm glad you asked first, elyse! I thought I was the only one not in the know . . . Oh, and I'm a chocolate/mint fan as well.
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