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OK, we talked about things we hate, as culinarians sometimes we like things we hate to fess up to. I'll start...........................

Kraft Mac N' Cheese, I beef it up a bit but it is very comforting to me, and although I love beluga and champagne I am just as satisfied by a big juicey cheese burger.

What are some of your secret comfort favorites?
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Durian fruit,
Asian jellies made from agar, added to sundaes,
Raw quail eggs..

I could go on, but I'd really embarrass myself!:D
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As a pastry chef I probably shouldn't like all the cheap packages of cookies and candy but I adore all sweets. Smarties, tooties rolls and neccos to frozen Sara Lee cakes, my sisters short cut toffee bars that are made with SALTINE crackers with brown sugar over them (so fake, but tastie).



Oh I also don't mind coolwhip on or in jello molds.....

this is gross, canned bought frosting on graham crackers late at night....
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post #4 of 64

Yummy Momoreg

I love grilled cheese and bacon,P,B&Js

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post #5 of 64
Coca Cola
McDonald's fries
Popeye's fried chicken (the spicier version)
Cheezits
Wispride (with or without the "port Wine"), Velveeta, & Cheese Wiz

Sigh. Will any of you ever trust me again?:blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush:
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post #6 of 64

Not to worry suzanne

I also love fried chicken, and snickers bars and twizzlers.

And I love to grab a couple of my kids Gummy worms when there not looking:D
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post #7 of 64
Corn pops.

TIm Horton's donut holes, the chocolate ones.

I never buy those things because it's all I would eat.
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post #8 of 64
I'd have to agree with CC on the grilled cheese, PB&J and fried chicken. And Isa, the chocolate sour cream timbits are the best. Another item that I happen enjoy is a monte cristo sandwich with ketchup in it.
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Not alone anymore thanks to Suzanne...

Velveeta and Cheez-Whiz make me really happy! :blush: :blush:
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post #10 of 64
What are timbits?
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I've admitted it before, I'll admit it again...

Velveeta...on instant mashed potatoes (the really good instant mashed potatoes, of course)

LOL :lol:
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I like this topic a lot

oh. I am gunna get in so much trouble if my chef's see this... hehehee
I like White Castles for breakfast.
For those not familiar with them, they are squishy greasy little hambugers that are steam grilled on a bed of onions.. I should work for them... I live in Arizona which has NO white castle restaraunts and I am dying. Thank god they have them frozen at the supermarket. I was raised in the midwest and it's whitey's all the way!!:lips:
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post #13 of 64
frozen twinkies. beef hotdogs, saurkraut, canned chili. freshetta pizza.mac and cheese. fried fruit pies. that pea salad in the gallon milk container.

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Pea salad? Must be a Texas thing.:confused:
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I once wanted to get a custom bumper sticker..."This truck brakes for potato chips." I'll eat anything that make that little man stop rattling the bars..snickers, crisp turkey skin, ice cream, and more ice cream, pizza I find irresistible.
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Isn't it great that we are comfortable enough with each other that we can make these admissions?!

BTW, I forgot to mention Mars Bars (the dark chocolate version).;)
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post #17 of 64
Momoreg, timbits are what Tim Hortons call their donut holes.
post #18 of 64
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glad

I'm glad I started this thread, we're all just big kids at heart!

Oh, pork rinds...tater tots...and In N' Out burgers. The nice thing
about In N' Out is that everything is fresh down to the fries they peel, cut , and fry. In fact I need a burger and pizza fix at least twice a month! For you guys on the East Coast....In N' Out RULES!
Sorry White Castle........
post #19 of 64
momo,
Surely you jest! I can remember pea salad groing up in NY. A little different here, peas, cheddar (smoked or sharp) pearl onions,chopped onions, celery, ranch,Bam!! spices. I'll be back, I will have to make some or go to the Golden Corral to get some. I have never purchased anything else there, 4.99 unlimited salad bar, I load up on pea salad to go. They and you all probably think I'm nuts. Ya'll are right!!!!!:D :D :smiles: :smiles: :smoking: :bounce:

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post #20 of 64
Okay, you are all going to think I'm hopelessly PWT with this one....
I like Mircacle Whip.

I grew up eating it on cooked broccoli and spinach (it was the only way Mom could get us kids to eat vegetables). I can't bring it into the house without suffering no end of living grief about it.

But the best way to eat it is slathered on homemade white bread and tomato sandwiches.

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post #21 of 64
Panini, as soon as you mentioned the pearl onions, it rang a bell. I've seen it behind some deli counters. It doesn't look too bad.

But I'm not saying you're not nuts!
post #22 of 64
Diet Apple Slice was a past favorite beverage of mine.
grilled plastic cheese sandwiches.
America Burgers and fries much like In and Out Burger, they are fresh! Massappequa NY
White Castle. Hogies from the Hogie hut near Highland Park IL.
Hot Dogs from a NY street vendor.

The list could go on for days............

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post #23 of 64
If you've been to hogies have you had a dog at Micheals in H.P, there pretty good. Where else can you buy a simple dog for such a inflated price?

Someone here mentioned Whiteys ice cream, they ROCK! On that note from Iowa, LOOSE MEAT SANDWICHES from Ross's. To die for! Rosanne Barr got that right.
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post #24 of 64
My sister in law is a Miracle whip die hard....I end up making 2 potato salads when we eat together....one with Hellmans....

grocery store avacado sushi....it is my standard pick up when I'm shopping

I still go for Wink when it's available or Squirt...something about grapefruit soda.
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post #25 of 64
Krispy Kremes! (and the opening date of ours was moved back to Spring of 2002.....)

Plastic Cheese grilled sandwiches with ketchup -- conversely grilled brie and pear and fresh thyme...

Apple Jacks cereal -- but not since they turned half the o's green -- that turns me off...
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post #26 of 64
Salt and vinegar crisps, now those I could live on, very easily. Chips that they make in British fish and chip shops. Big greasy ones that are covered in salt and vinegar and the wrapped in brown paper. It's all I want when I come home after being out late at night. When I'm abroad i can't find anything to replace them!
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Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO...
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P.S. What on earth is miracle whip?:confused:
Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO...
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post #28 of 64
As a Greek that produces some olive oil, I feel embarassed to answer that...

Well...:blush:

I LOVE all kinds of fat!! I even spread fat on bread, I eat fat with a spoon...just a spoon of pork fat... :blush: :blush:

and the worse...

I like Italian country food better than Greek:blush: :blush: :cry:
"Muabet de Turko,kama de Grego i komer de Djidio", old sefardic proverb ( Three things worth in life: the gossip of the Turk , the bed of the Greek and the food of the Jew)
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post #29 of 64

OH my...

Plastic Cheese grilled sandwiches with ketchup, peanut butter and cheap pickled banana pepper sandwiches...burgers...fake falafel powder...K.D...pb'n'j...and a whole slew of others I don't have enough time to mention presently. As a kid I would eat butter with a spoon... You're not alone Athenaeus! :)
post #30 of 64
Miracle Whip is the brand name given to a mayonnaise-like substance produced in the US which is described as a "dressing" on the label. It looks like mayo, but doesn't have the same mouthfeel or taste. I can't locate a jar in our fridge right now, though I know we had one recently, so I can't give you any comparison on fat and cholesterol content to mayo.
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