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Homemade Pot Pie Question: Crust - GarmischTiger
Well, mostly homemade - I bought the crust (Pillsbury roll & bake), which leads to my question: should I pre-bake the bottom crust, and if so for how long? It's been a long time since I've made one of these and I don't remember what I've done in the past. Any help would be appreciated - ...


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Usage of the word "feed" to mean "meal" or "party" - GarmischTiger
RA: Move to F&D, please ------------------------ This is certainly an inane topic, but it's a slow-moving Sunday and I'm hoping the OT can help me figure this out. Since moving to California last year I've noticed the prevalence of the use of the word "feed" - always preceded by an adjectival...


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Corny "Awwwww!" moment with my son - GarmischTiger
He's a second-grader and will be the "Star Attraction" kid in his class for the next two weeks (every kid gets a turn). He has to fill out a poster of likes, dislikes, pictures of family, etc. One section is, "When I grow up . . ." I asked what he wanted to put down for this and he immediately sai...


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Recommended roasting time for stuffed pork (loin chop) - GarmischTiger
I've got two thick 12-oz loin chops that I've butterflied, slathered with a sesame-apricot preparation, rolled (lengthwise) and trussed. Almost exactly like two miniature stuffed pork loins. I know my cooking time and temp for doing a whole stuffed loin (250 until 140; ~ 4 hours). Looking for a ba...


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Game replay online - thought CBS did this . . . - GarmischTiger
. . . but I can't seem to find it. Perhaps I'm a retard. Any help? TIA...


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Recommendation for Turducken Delivery (California), Please - GarmischTiger
Did this about ten years ago for Thanksgiving and don't remember who we used. Looking to do it again this year and would like to give my business to a Louisiana-based company with (obviously) a quality product. Oyster dressing would be a MAJOR plus. TIA FD SMEs . . ....


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Longest distance driven in one shot - GarmischTiger
I broke off 1,010 miles (Evanston Wyoming to Eureka California) over 17+ hours yesterday. The last 30 minutes were touch and go. What's your personal best? ...


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Tiger Rant
"Tigers to the Top" (song) - GarmischTiger
No idea why, but I have this song running through my head today. Over. And over. Etc. Does anyone remember what team it was associated with? (I don't)....


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Anybody listen to (LSU) games on iRadio? - GarmischTiger
I'm between houses with no cable and no Internet - just me and my phone. A buddy recommended iRadio. Have folks had success with this?...


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Smoking Figs - GarmischTiger
Anybody do this? My big tree is fruiting and I have more than I can handle. Gonna do ribs this weekend, and I was thinking of tossing on some bacon-wrapped figs to go along for the ride. Will this work, or will the slow cooking turn them to mush?...


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Neil Young Starter Kit - GarmischTiger
My first foray to the esteemed Music Board - I trust such a question is not out of line. Bringing a hard drive along on a recent family trip resulted in my receiving the entirety of my brother-in-law's library. We share similar taste in music, but I've never been terribly deep WRT Mr. Young. I ...


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Why are fax machines still in widespread use? - GarmischTiger
Had to deal with California DMV today, and they would only accept my document via fax. Sending scan as an email attachment was not an option. Security? Ended up getting an app and sending via fax for 99 cents from phone. CSB to be sure, but I'm puzzled by this....


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Rookie Painting Question (Interior Walls / Trim) - GarmischTiger
I paint every 10 years, so I forget these things. About to paint trim - semi-gloss over freshly painted flat. Everything is taped. When do I remove tape, when completely dry or set but tacky? TIA....


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Meatball Recipe - UPDATED with pics for Otis - GarmischTiger
Clearing out the freezer - I've got ground beef and Italian sausage, as well as the supporting cast. Looking to make small-medium sized meatballs to go in a homemade sauce. Tried and true recipes would be much appreciated. TIA....


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Hors d'oeuvre / Party Platter suggestions for grilled meat-UPDATED pics 4 Gris - GarmischTiger
Will attend a gathering on Saturday and have been asked to bring something - finger foody. Grilled two two-pound tri-tips (Soy Vay marinade) yesterday, and one remains unmolested in the fridge. Looking for FD expertise / ideas on how to turn this into what's required. Left to my own devices I'd ...


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Resume Guidelines and Tips - GarmischTiger
I’ll soon be looking for a job for the first time since slinging pies at Sicily’s Pizza in Gonzales during my early college years – quite a while ago. My question is not about content, but rather style. I’ve got my Objective, Summary of Qualifications, Professional Experience and Education all t...


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Tiger Rant
College Baseball Question – Pitches in the Dirt - GarmischTiger
By strict definition this is MSB-worthy, but I’m guessing the most knowledgeable college baseball fans frequent the Rant this time of year. Full disclosure: I only watch college baseball when the Tigers are in the postseason tournament(s), and for that I’m sure I have earned some ridicule – but I...


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OT Mechanic Advice Needed - Lawnmower - GarmischTiger
Push mower that's been idle for over a year starts up fine, but gets sluggish when hot (after ~2 minutes) and stalls. Fresh gas, clean air filter, brushed and re-gapped plug. Any ideas?...


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Sauteed Apples for Pancakes - GarmischTiger
Never done this, but got a wild hair - will make for the kiddos tonight. So, melt butter, add slices, brown a bit, add brown sugar and cinnamon. Is that about it? Do I need an acid (lemon/orange juice)? Vanilla? TIA...


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Photo Edit / Splice / Merge Request - GarmischTiger
This is my first foray posting to the esteemed Fark Board, and I don’t know if requests like this are entertained – but here goes. My wife’s mom passed away suddenly last week. My wife is a serial picture avoider, and her mom was the one person in the family who took pictures – and quite prolifi...


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Consolidating estate of parents in declining health - GarmischTiger
Soliciting tips and input from folks who have traveled this path. Back story: My wife’s mom is losing a battle with cancer and is not long for this world. Her dad’s health is poor, and he’ll likely end up living with us as he will not thrive on his own. My mother-in-law is a small business owne...


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Attic Insulation: Loose-Fill versus Blanket - GarmischTiger
Just evicted a family of squirrels from the attic – who pretty much tossed the place. During the clean-up I’m seizing the opportunity to put down more insulation, as the top floor of the house cooks in the summer and is cold in the winter. A very shallow layer of loose-fill between the joists ...


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Rolled Pork Shoulder (Roast) - Soliciting Tips - GarmischTiger
Whole Boston Butt (skin-on) was a steal this week at the commissary, so I grabbed one. I removed the blade, butterflied and have it seasoned (garlic, rosemary, thyme, S&P and olive oil), rolled and trussed - currently sequestered in the fridge. Plan on roasting tomorrow. Looking for tips from f...


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OT Electricians: How long should light switches last? - GarmischTiger
House built in mid-80s, and three switches in past year have gone out. Lights on rheostat in one room fluctuate / flitter a bit as well. Is this normal for a 30-year-old house?...


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Does use of iPhone as iPod significantly shorten phone life? - GarmischTiger
I'm a prolific audio book nerd, to attenuate the DC commute. I use my phone less than the average bear (workspace is a secure environment) but average ~ one hour per day, five days a week pushing audio through a Bluetooth receiver in my car. Just got a new iPhone (5), because old one started hav...


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Life expectancy of a smartphone (iPhone 4) - GarmischTiger
What's reasonable? Wife and I got top-of-the-line iPhone 4s just over two years ago. Her's - which gets significantly less use - is fine. Mine died yesterday after months of life-support work-arounds. Is two years the going rate for usage out of a smartphone, or should I be pissed at Apple? I'm ...


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iPhone 4 Battery Problem - GarmischTiger
Phone is 2.5 years old. About six months ago it would periodically go dead despite being charged. "Go dead” = not power up unless connected to a power source. When plugged in, phone would start to power up with low battery icon showing, take about two minutes to find itself, then completely p...


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Onion Rings - GarmischTiger
I make these about once per year, so I’m never completely confident that I’ve got my act together during execution. Past results have been spotty - I'll nail it one time, soggy mess the next. I prefer flouring vice batter. Steps I follow are: cut into rings --> seasoned flour --> egg/milk w...


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The look of someone at the moment they realize they’re complexly screwed – - GarmischTiger
– by their own doing. [img]http://thumbs.mugshots.com/gallery/images/58/25/RICARDO-CANTU-mugshot-27467200.400x800.jpg[/img] I worked with this guy several jobs ago. Retired Army O-5, current DoD employee. A little brash, borderline arrogant – but extremely hard working and competent. Solid ...


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Pizza to Calzone - Dough Modifications? - GarmischTiger
I'm going to mix it up and make calzones in lieu of pizza in the rotation this week. I've never made them before, but I'm pretty handy and not scared. For those of you with calzone experience - do you alter your dough recipe for what you normally use with pizza? I'm inclined to think not, but I...


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