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Bon Temps Grill in Lafayette...Who's been & how is it? - TIGERFANZZ
I've never been but heard some good things & checked out urbanspoon & trip advisor; very good reviews. Any of the F&DB peeps ever been? I so, what do you recommend & what are the "must haves"? TIA. ...


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Food items called different things in different areas of the state - TIGERFANZZ
I find it interesting that people from "neighboring" areas have different names for different food items, even though they are basically the same item. So I thought it would be interesting to list a few of the common items that have different names in different areas. I'm from Evangeline parish for ...


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What is your go-to old fashioned beef veggie soup recipe? - TIGERFANZZ
Thinking of cooking one tonite. This is my recipe I always use, of course if I have fresh veggies I always sub those for frozen or canned. 2lbs beef roast-cut in chunks & browned 2 boxes of beef broth (or 2 qts of homemade stock if I have it on hand 2 bags of frozen mixed veggies Baby carrot...


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How do you cook your bacon? - TIGERFANZZ
Skillet Griddle Cast iron Oven Microwave I like cooking it on foil in the oven at about 400 for 15 minutes-give or take. ...


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Looking for an Indoor pistol range near Lafayette... - TIGERFANZZ
A "nice" place to let a lady fire pistols & do some target practice.TIA...


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Chelsea's Cafe....yah or nay? - TIGERFANZZ
I've never eaten there but heard some "interesting" thing about this place & tomorrow we will be in BR for supper & was wondering if we should give it a try? If so, what are some of their "must haves"? What say the F&DB? TIA...


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Pulled pork in the oven or slow cooker-need advice - TIGERFANZZ
Was planning on smoking a butt on the ol smoker today but the wind, rain, & the fact that I'm out of charcoal & don't want to go to the store has me searching for other options. I've never done one in the oven or slow cooker & thought I may give it a try, anybody got a recipe or technique they use f...


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Garden Talk-When did/will you put your plants in the ground? - TIGERFANZZ
This cold weather is screwing with my garden plans. We're still getting temps in the 40's & 50's at night & barely making it into the 70's during the day, soil is really not getting a chance to "heat up" enough to plant the garden. I'm getting pretty anxious about it because, by this time, I like to...


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Kale, I'm a believer! - TIGERFANZZ
Been hearing/seeing all the "love" for making kale chips but I didn't feel inclined to check it out until yesterday & I was very surprised at how delicious this is. Separated the kale from the rib, sprinkled a little garlic olive oil, sea salt, & cracked black pepper, cooked at 300 15 minutes, turne...


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How to cancel cbs Ulive? - TIGERFANZZ
I signed up for the vandy game fri & now I can't find where to cancel (signed up using the free code provided in the thread) the subscription. Anybody able to cancel & care to share the process? Or am I the only one who is having trouble? TIA I guess this is also a PSA for those who signed up & ...


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Question about old version of LSU license plates - TIGERFANZZ
I have one of the original LSU license plates that were offered, got it in 94 maybe? The number on my plate is a fairly low # (2K's) but it is fading and there is some peeling over the #'s-actually noticed this on a bunch if the original plates I've seen around. I know they've changed the design a f...


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Roasted Turkey Stock Help - TIGERFANZZ
I just made a stock with 4 turkey carcasses. I'd now like to roast the bones & do another stock but have never done it before, anybody care to share their process? TIA...


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Shrimp & Grits....Who's got a GREAT recipe? - TIGERFANZZ
I've never cooked this before, & honestly, I've never ordered it at a restaraunt either. Anybody have a superb recipe for shrimp & grits? TIA...


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What is your go to wing sauce recipe - TIGERFANZZ
I'll be making wings for Super Bowl & didn't want to just go with the regular hot sauce & butter "buffalo" style sauce, looking for something/anything different. I like the Asian Zing & spicy garlic sauce at BWW & would be interested in any flavor/cuisine combo. Also, if there is a pre-made sauce th...


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What Ya Cookin'...Sneaux Day Edition - TIGERFANZZ
The snow & sleet are really coming down now, only one thing to do-COOK! I've got some fresh pork backbone steaks, carrots, & potatoes that I'm gonna make a fricasse with, wish I had some turnips to go with that. What's on your menu for today?...


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Chili....Make me a believer - TIGERFANZZ
My cold weather go-to is gumbo or soup but I always hear people talking about a big pot of chili. I've made chili before, even places second in a small benefit cookoff but I've never made chili that was "OMG" good. I kind of always end up with something along the lines of a dark chili flavored spegg...


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San Antonio restaurant recs in/around Riverwalk Downtown area - TIGERFANZZ
Will be taking an extended weekend (thurs-Tues) with the spouse at the end of February & staying in the Riverwalk/Downtown area. I haven't been to San Antonio since I was a kid so I was hoping you guys could give me some "must do" restaurant recommendations for that area. We're looking for any cuisi...


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How is KNOX Kiffin going to be be received - TIGERFANZZ
By Krimson Tyde, Bear, & the Nick Jr's of the Alabama school yards? With all those kids given Bama legend names, I'd think it's gonna be kinda awkward to be the kid on the playground named after Bama's rival. [quote]He named his son Knox after Knoxville, Tennessee, in honor of the University whe...


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Gameday/New Year's Day...whatcha cooking? - TIGERFANZZ
Got a fresh cut pork roast all seasoned and stuffed that I'm going to cook up with some smoked sausage for some good ol' rice & gravy. Side dishes include tasso pasta salad, black eyed peas with smoked ham hocks, smothered cabbage with smoked sausage, with a side of hawkeye!!!...


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Question about smoking chicken livers... - TIGERFANZZ
I'm putting a bone in pork butt on the smoker tomorrow and thinking about apps, I've been hungry for chicken livers lately. I've wrapped them in foil and put them on the bar b q pit with Jack millers sauce but I've never put them in the smoker. How long should I smoke them? I was thinking about wrap...


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Recommend a good kitchen knife sharpener.... - TIGERFANZZ
Looking for a good kitchen knife sharpener for a gift for my brother, what do you guys recommend? TIA...


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Smoked Ponce In A Gumbo.... - TIGERFANZZ
(Some may call it a chaudin) Was wondering if anybody cooks gumbo with smoked ponce instead of/ or in addition to smoked sausage? I had never had it before until my sister cooked one the other day, I've always had ponce in a brown gravy. I was skeptical at first but it was really good and gave off...


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Paul Finebaum's first day on Lafayette's ESPN radio... - TIGERFANZZ
This is the first time I've ever actually listened to his actual show, I've heard out takes and some portions of it, but I must say, it is the EXACT "tard circus" I had heard it was. I'm surprised some of the callers on that show actually have the cognitive ability to dial the phone and speak into t...


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Help me out with these ingredients.... - TIGERFANZZ
I would normally just bake or stuff these pork chops and make a drippings gravy but I want to do something a little different using fruits, so I figured I'd ask the FDB for suggestions on what to do with these ingredients (I want to oven cook these and I don't want to stuff them) TIA! (Using all ...


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How do the FDB folks fry their shrimp! - TIGERFANZZ
I'll be frying some crustaceans tomorrow evening and just wanted to see how the rest of the FDB does it. I usually go very simple, egg wash & seasoned flour, then drop them into the Fry Daddy. I like a flour crust rather than heavy batter, will also do cornmeal on occasion but flour is my fave. What...


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Leaf Spot on blueberry bushes... - TIGERFANZZ
I have two young blueberry pushes planted in large pots and tey have developed leaf spot. I was instructed to use a fungicide such as daconil or liquid copper on the bushes. Since this is a fungus, do I need to take all the infected leaves off, which would be about 1/2 of them? Has anybody ever had ...


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Smoking beef ribs and boudin today.... - TIGERFANZZ
Got 2 fresh cut "brontosaurus" beef ribs, rubbed em down, and gonna put them on the smoker in a lil bit. Also got a couple of links of boudin (was given a couple of links from the Best Stop, I usually go with T-Boys) that I'm gonna put on there too. I LOVE beef ribs over pork ribs, especially these ...


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How to get rid of tee tee frogs on your house??? - TIGERFANZZ
Those lil green bastards have invaded my house & are leaving frog turds all over the siding and cement. I used to spray their hangout areas with a mixture of Clorox & water but that's not real great for the siding. Anyone have any remedies for this-store bought or home?...


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What to do with leftover boiled shrimp? - TIGERFANZZ
Got about 2-3lbs of boiled shrimp left over from last night, any great recipes/suggestions/ or ideas? TIA...


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Smoking potatoes on the smoker, anyone ever do it? - TIGERFANZZ
The smoker will be broken out this weekend & I was going to make a potato salad to go along with the meats. A while back I saw on the food network where someone had made "smoked" potato salad-didn't see the process or smoke times but the end result looked, & according to those tasting it, tasted gre...


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