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Old 05-06-2015, 08:05 PM   #4211
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Understand. I like wine, and can tell what it tastes like. I also like Velveeta and Rotel and Campbell's Cream of Something soups. Food snobs, I like not so much.
Exactly!

A good friend of mine knows how much I like to cook most things from scratch and she was talking about a pot roast that she made, and said, "I cheat, but it tastes so good, you'd never make it though", then I told her that my recipe was a can of cream of mushroom soup, a packet of onion soup mix and some Worcestershire sauce over a browned roast in a crock pot. If it ain't broke! It really is my favorite pot roast, I couldn't care less if it comes from cans and packets!

I don't use cake mixes because I don't care for the taste or texture, but if one came out that tasted like scratch, I'd probably give it a try. I know exactly why some people use cake mixes, scratch cakes can be tricky to get right sometimes.
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:01 PM   #4212
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...I know exactly why some people use cake mixes, scratch cakes can be tricky to get right sometimes.
No lie. I'm still trying to get a yellow cake I like.
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I hate when people call me a food snob for not using canned soups. For decades I could only find two soups that didn't have MSG. I avoid MSG because it makes my head feel weird. The two soups that didn't (and still don't) have MSG were Howard Johnson's Clam chowder and Habitant French Canadian Pea Soup. I have used those for years. I also don't buy salad dressing because they all used to have MSG, so I learned easy homemade salad dressings and now I can't be bothered to buy them.
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I hate when people call me a food snob for not using canned soups. For decades I could only find two soups that didn't have MSG. I avoid MSG because it makes my head feel weird. The two soups that didn't (and still don't) have MSG were Howard Johnson's Clam chowder and Habitant French Canadian Pea Soup. I have used those for years. I also don't buy salad dressing because they all used to have MSG, so I learned easy homemade salad dressings and now I can't be bothered to buy them.

Being a food snob is not about what you will and won't use when you cook. It's about your attitude towards what others do when they don't do what you do.
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I only went to one, I was told that I had an unsophisticated palate!
i have a confession- Kayelle and I had a layover at the Atlanta airport, and there was a wine shop featuring wine tastings. We got these three samplers and I commented on the nose and the taste of the wines. She was very impressed until she found I had read it off the tasting notes that was under the glass!
That is when she gave me the "roll eyes"
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I don't use cake mixes because I don't care for the taste or texture, but if one came out that tasted like scratch, I'd probably give it a try. I know exactly why some people use cake mixes, scratch cakes can be tricky to get right sometimes.
DH is very happy with a box mix cake. He remembers his mother who would never made a cake from a box mix. He said her cakes were all dry and tasteless. If he is happy with Betty Crocker, why should I make more work for myself!!!
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Being a food snob is not about what you will and won't use when you cook. It's about your attitude towards what others do when they don't do what you do.
So well said Andy!
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Speaking of box cake mixes, I read something on FB that in order to make a bakery style cake, suggested adding to a box mix an extra egg or two, and using melted butter instead of or in addition to the oil. Since I rarely bake or eat cake, I haven't tried these ideas.
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Duncan Hines used make (for all I know they still do) a snack cake that you just added water and mixed it in the pan. I liked those better than other cake mixes.
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DH is very happy with a box mix cake. He remembers his mother who would never made a cake from a box mix. He said her cakes were all dry and tasteless. If he is happy with Betty Crocker, why should I make more work for myself!!!
She obviously never made Hershy's Chocolate cake.
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