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Shelagh I don't know what that recipe is meaning to limit people to just 2 or 3 perogies. Heck, that'd be an appetizer.

I miss perogies, which would normally be served along a good chunk of ham or garlic (Polish or Ukranian style) sausage at home. Here all I can find are frozen perogies (which are okay in a pinch) and bloody pepperoni. It's just not the same!! Who's bloody idea was it for pepperoni to take over the world. Sheepers!

I'm going for lunch...I think there's probably 6 frozen perogies in the freezer...
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Good Gawd. And people think Southerners are weird.

But just to let you know, my former in-laws were from eastern Ohio and
I never saw such dull, bland, nothing food. They even massacred the
holy of holies--chicken and dumplings. When they handed the plate to
me, I looked at that dry lump sitting on the other side of the plate
from the chicken and wondered what it was. I about fell off the chair
when my mother in law said it was a dumpling. Poor, poor lady. I can't
imagine going through life without even knowing true
dumplings--tender, moist pieces of dough right in the chicken broth.


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In Alabama, I was introduced to the type of dumplings you mention, Brenda. They were in a peach cobbler, and I was in heaven! I had never heard of dumplings in pie. Of course, they were not quite the same as done in Chicken and dumplings, but it sure broadened my horizons (and my body!). Gosh, now I am getting hungry--better go get some breakfast in the pan!
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Well, Zada, you got me on that one. I've never had dumplings in a pie, but anything with peaches in it has to be wonderful.
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All I can say is you folks from Bubba Land don't know what good eatin' really is. I will admit, though, that during my two lengthy stays in Georgia I did discover one thing that was edible: the cornbread sticks at Morrison's cafeterias.
My time in Louisiana was a complete washout.
For the best chicken and dumplings in the world, visit Fred's Diner in Akron, Ohoho. Then go to the New Era Cafe for paprikash topped off with melt-in-your-mouth strudel. Don't miss the saurkraut balls at Dontino's.
Zada, they are saurkraut balls and to the best of my knowledge do not contain saurkraut.
Be careful about one thing while in Akron. Do not park on the devil strip.
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Oh, Dick, you like chicken & dumplings from Ohio. Just no hope, you pore thang. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
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You haven't eaten at Fred's Diner lately, Brenda.
I once ate some southern chicken and dumplings and lost two teeth on the dumplings. I will say this, it's one of the few things you folks down there eat without frying.
I did forget one good thing about Louisiana, the 10 cent watermelon.
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madhatter wrote:
You haven't lived until you've had a hot Cathead slathered with butter.

Were you all nearby, we'd have breakfast with a huge platter of Catheads...

After hearing about those cathead biscuits I had
to try one. The one I found was delicious and huge ... and I found it
at Starvin Arvin's at a truck stop in Fruita CO.

I had it just as Madhatter recommends hot and slathered in real butter. YUM!!
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Way to go JoElle! bounce
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Is there more than one Starvin' Arvin, Joelle? I have heard of them, but never been to Co.

I knew someone in Az. that made the most wonderful buttermilk biscuits and red eye gravy. She showed me how to make the biscuits several times, and I even wrote it all down. But I never could duplicate the light fluffy texture. Hers were not as large as a cat's head, however.

It's hard to beat homemade breads fresh from the oven!
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I am so proud of you, elfie!!! Your first cathead. I should make you a special T-shirt.
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Isn't comfort food grand...
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Biscuits of all kinds should be outlawed. Don't all you Johnny Rebs remember the old song:

The biscuits that they feed us,
They say are very fine.
One rolled off the table,
And killed a pal of mine.
.....Gee, Ma, I wanna go home.
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Dick, that sounds like my first attempt at biscuits. A funny thought on rejections...via the agent - Page 3 514350 Once I learned how to cook, the items I pulled from the oven were no longer a threat to anyone, unless you count indigestion!! And that was usually a result of over indulgence. A funny thought on rejections...via the agent - Page 3 634186
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Me too, Zada. I love to cook. Actually it's the only household 'chore' I like.

When I made biscuits for my new husband many years ago. I was just
learning, and the first batch came out like rocks. I dumped them in the
garbage and a few seconds later, my husband came running in from the
back of the house, sure I'd fallen.

He needed some mending done and I didn't have a clue, so thinking he'd
help, he purchased a brand new sewing machine for me. I didn't know the
first thing about it and my neighbor showed me how to thread the thing.
My husband brought his jeans for me to mend and I did a wonderful
job--of stitching his fly to his back pocket.

For a short story based on my lack of domesticity, click here:

http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewShortStory.asp?AuthorID=32503&id=30195
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Those are great memories, Brenda. Brought back a few for me.

When my mate and I got together, I warned him that I willl NOT be married to a house. I expect him to help where he sees a need! And he does.
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Brenda,

Great story. I love our pontoon boat. When our kids were young we had a speed boat, which most of the time went in circles to pick up kids learning to water ski. But the pontoon goes slowly over the water and is great for fishing.

I can sew, but baking just doesn't work for me. One day I proudly made brownies. However, when they were baking they smelled more like French bread, which made sense once I figured out the oil I mixed in had garlic in it.

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Loved your story Brenda. I never realized that a boat could cure someone of the lust to kill.
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Abe, it could work for some people.

This thread has gotten so far off topic.

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You're right Carol. I guess we all are guilty of that at times. I suppose we just go with the flow.
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For me, Abe, a pontoon could cure most anything. I never did get one, tho.

Brownies with garlic? Now that tops everything.

Good for you, Zada. Maybe I'll take lessons for next time.
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Stitched his fly to his back pocket! Did he laugh, or visit his lawyer the next morning?
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He waited a bit to visit his lawyer--thirty years to be exact. At the
time with the sewing machine, he didn't know what to think of a grown
woman who had no basic homemaking skills. Thank God I loved to cook or
I probabaly would've lost my happy home long before I actually did.

I still can't sew, but the difference is, now I don't care. That's one good thing about the single life. Plus I can take as long as I want in the bathroom, and I don't have to share the tv clicker. Oh what bliss.
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I did a good job of sewing buttons, etc. in the army. Now I just hold them out and look helpless and the job is done for me.
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It sounds like Jackie takes very good care of you Dick. How is she doing after her tumble?
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Looking helpless is the key. My husband used to take his mending to my mother and they'd both give me that pitiful look as if I were nice, but not too bright.
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