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Comment Archives: stories: Food & Drink: Eat My Charlotte

Re: “Banana pudding fail ... again

I would say the brown sugar in your recipe might be the cause of the color. I only use brown sugar in butterscotch pudding.. I still can't figure out the grainy unless its the salt or the flour but I sifted mine it still turned out grainy.. I didn't use evaporated milk because its too rich I used whole milk and heavy whipping cream which I thought would get rid of the grainy but no such luck.. I am totally stumped.

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Posted by Shirlene Boone on 02/02/2015 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Banana pudding fail ... again

You and I are having the same problem. My pudding did not turn out brown but it is grainy beats me .. I have tried and tried and I know there is a secret somewhere.. but no one is sharing that secret. LOL

Posted by Shirlene Boone on 02/02/2015 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Recipe: Super Simple Strawberry Cobbler

Made this last night. Used a bag of frozen mixed berries & it turned out great. Thanks so much for the easy & delicious recipe!!!! :)

Posted by Amy Smith Potter on 01/31/2015 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Eat With Your Dollars: Sourcing your salmon

From which waters is the wold-caught fish safe to eat? Which waters should be avoided?

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Posted by Isabelle Schneider on 01/18/2015 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Eat With Your Dollars: Chocolate

What do you know about Enjoy Life? I know it's not organic, but I started to buy them because they have only 3 ingredients and my son is sensitive to a lot of things other chocolates have...

Posted by Virag Russell on 01/10/2015 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Make Queen's Feast your feast

Also don't make this your "special night out." If you have an anniversary or birthday and want a romantic private evening, go to a nonparticipating restaurant and pay full price. Don't come to a Restaurant Week location and then demand special treatment and complain that it is too crowded and noisy- you get what you pay for.

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Posted by bluescrew on 01/09/2015 at 11:33 AM

Re: “Eat This: Roasted Scallops at Halcyon

Great unsung chef in Charlotte, thanks for giving him a little of his due

Posted by sammy on 01/03/2015 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Dorie Greenspan's Perfect Party Cake

Holy jumpin' jehosaphat!!! I just made this cake into cupcakes (I have a small cupcake business that I operate from home). I can't believe how delicious they are! I can't believe how incredibly moist and light the cake is! I make North American buttercreams for all my icing recipes and have never tried making swiss buttercream before today. What an incredibly successful first try! I mixed together a small portion of the swiss buttercream and some seedless raspberry jam and filled the cupcakes with this mixture first before icing and sprinkling with coconut. All the components of this recipe put together made an outstanding cupcake. Thank you for sharing Dorie's recipe. I am going to make this in cake form for my mom's 82nd birthday coming up. She is going to love it. This truly is the Perfect Party Cake... wow!

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Posted by slim1one on 12/31/2014 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Rock and Rye knocks colds out

Better than any cold medicine you can buy. This really works!

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Posted by thomas on 12/26/2014 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Yes, Virginia, there is healthy fast food in Charlotte

Informative post, I am sharing some informative “1000 top Paleo Recipes” tips about weight loss which your visitors may like: http://bit.ly/1zZlLT9

Posted by Zarah Ka on 12/24/2014 at 4:35 AM

Re: “Charlotte’s first edible walkway is planted

Wonderful thing for the community!

Posted by Faith Sadley on 12/18/2014 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Wake 'N' Bake-Off starts holiday season on a high note

Where can we find more information on next years event?

Posted by Kai's KookiesandMore on 12/15/2014 at 4:41 PM

Re: “The Yolk re-opens in Rock Hill

"Ignore the old Big Wok II sign"? That's kinda harsh. I'm not a fan, but they didn't go anywhere.

Posted by Smeg on 12/15/2014 at 7:35 AM

Re: “The Yolk re-opens in Rock Hill

To the previous person: you're missing out. Worth it...

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Posted by Chris Sullivan on 12/15/2014 at 12:07 AM

Re: “The Yolk re-opens in Rock Hill

im not waiting in line for an egg, potatoes and bacon, no effing way

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Posted by Cubbiebear on 12/12/2014 at 1:50 PM

Re: “An epic list of places to do brunch in Charlotte

the wine shop at rivergate is wonderful and THE FLIP SIDE cafe the chef and owner is great you might rember him from wining the fire in the city for 3 years in a row yes chef john from mumiosa grill

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Posted by chef daniel szabo on 12/06/2014 at 11:43 AM

Re: “An epic list of places to do brunch in Charlotte

Had a great time at Sunday brunch at Tupelo Honey. Started off by being shunted to a table next to the passageway to the restrooms and bar area, so we got to enjoy the constant parade of waiters going back and forth during our meal. Things got even better when we realized we weren't exactly thrilled with the menu, but then came the biscuit (one each) - which were greasy and so full of shortening, I literally had a thin film of shortening stuck to the roof of my mouth for 10 minutes afterward. But most of all I enjoyed the utterly disinterested, marginally attentive waiters, having to wait till doomsday for drink refills, plus again, the cavalcade of waitstaff whizzing by our conveniently placed table. The one saving grace was that the food was very good. Everything else - not so much. I could have used another biscuit, but it was hard enough getting someone's attention for drink refills so I didn't bother about the biscuit. No one on staff seemed to like being there. This place needs a BIG improvement in its service, and has a loooong way to go before achieving actual "attentive service" status. Maybe they'll do that, but I won't know because I won't be going back.

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Posted by John Grooms on 11/30/2014 at 3:41 PM

Re: “An epic list of places to do brunch in Charlotte

Surprised that in all of the summaries there was not one mention of the quality of the coffee. Brunch in Paris is nothing without good coffee and that's what we're expecting here. Will try some out and post our favorite! Thanks for the list.

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Posted by Wayne on 11/23/2014 at 9:08 PM

Re: “OMB stands tall in national competition

We slipped to No.2 ... Get on there and vote!

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Posted by David Aurelius on 11/21/2014 at 2:08 PM

Re: “A spotlight on NoDa's first professional female brewer

Great reporting on a new wave of breweries hitting all of NC - glad to see a female in the business featured!

Posted by raleigh resident on 11/07/2014 at 2:09 PM

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