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Old 09-02-2018, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Kombucha. Thai curries. The homemade has never equaled store bought or restaurant obtained. At least, not yet!
Plus, kombucha made at home sort of freaks me out.
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Old 09-02-2018, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Hidden valley ranch seasoning (which I do mix at home with buttermilk and mayo) is far superior to any homemade ranch dressing recipe Iíve ever tried.
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Old 09-02-2018, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Tamales. Did it once. Way too much trouble and they just didn't taste right.
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Old 09-02-2018, 11:23 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Bagels. I feel guilty spending $5 on a bag of Dave's bagels, but I still do it sometimes.
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:08 PM
 
Location: equator
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Oh, bagels. I used to try to make them....there's even a guy here with his own bakery who makes them. Nope. You can barely chew 'em. I miss Einstein's bagels! Thomas' English muffins!

Kids, I'm trying to make my own corn tortillas 'cause they don't have 'em here. And make 'em without "masa harina" flour. Try that!

Agree about the corn beef hash. I loved the stuff out of the can. Never mastered it homemade either.

But I DO make a mean burger, with all kinds of extra-added stuff in it. I enjoy making my own mayo and Caesar dressing too. I have to make my own Dijon mustard too! Life is TOUGH!

Anything deep-fried, let the pros do it....
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:11 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Pizza, definitely. I am puzzled by people who want to make their own pizza. The entire POINT of pizza is to order something that someone else makes for me, and preferably, delivers to me at my home.
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Old 09-02-2018, 12:14 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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My daughter tried to make "healthy, organic" green bean casserole one Thanksgiving. Fresh, organic green beans and mushrooms, homemade cream of mushroom soup, etc. Blech!

The next Thanksgiving, we just used all that regular ol' canned stuff to make it and one again it was delicious!
Hahaha, there was an article before Thanksgiving one year in one of the NYC newspapers wherein they'd interviewed chefs at some of the upscale restaurants and asked them what they were making for Thanksgiving dinner.

One of them said he brings something but he mostly looks forward to the green bean casserole made with canned soup that his mother makes.
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Old 09-02-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I've never been able to make a decent corn tortilla, so store bought are definately better.

There are several things I prefer to buy even if I can make a good version at home. I make a good mayonnaise but I'd rather buy Best Foods.

Pastrami. It's supposed to just be smoked corned beef. I make an excellent corned beef but fail at trying to make pastrami.

I can make a very good barbecue sauce but my family likes Sweet Baby Ray's

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Old 09-02-2018, 02:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Pizza, definitely. I am puzzled by people who want to make their own pizza. The entire POINT of pizza is to order something that someone else makes for me, and preferably, delivers to me at my home.
I make my own because of allergies, but it's also better than any pizza I can buy.
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Old 09-02-2018, 02:51 PM
 
Location: north narrowlina
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(Haagen Dazs) chocolate ice cream. (Juniors) Cheesecake. can't they just ban that Breyers junk and Sara Lee crud????
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