Home Cookin’

Mom: did you use butter or oil?
Me: oil
Mom: if the stew tastes bland, add some spices and also add some butter.  My saying is, even shit tastes good if you put butter in it.

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    • 1.  Lucy

      This mom has sound cooking philosophy. Never too much butter, ever.

      October 6, 2010 at 1:09 pm

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    • 2.  Josh

      My grandma is always talking about all of these low-fat recipes she makes, then criticizes me for not slathering butter all over the bread when I make grilled cheese.

      October 6, 2010 at 1:35 pm

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    • 3.  Terry

      Oh, man. I love butter. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

      October 6, 2010 at 2:31 pm

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    • 4.  L

      That is Paula Deen’s philosophy as well!!

      October 7, 2010 at 10:03 am

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    • 5.  Me

      Josh- You make grilled cheese without butter?


      October 10, 2010 at 10:35 am

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    • 6.  Bratfink

      And you have to slightly burn the butter on the grilled cheese to bring the taste out. If it’s not black in places it’s not a good grilled cheese.

      October 12, 2010 at 3:33 am

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    • 7.  Sarah

      @Bratfink – that is so true! I thought I was the only one who did that and my mom thought I was crazy and just not paying attention to what I was cooking. Which is also partly true, but how else would I have discovered this?

      October 12, 2010 at 9:08 am

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    • 8.  Anne

      If there’s one thing I’ve learned from watching the gazillion cooking competition shows out there now, it’s that if you slather it with butter – and/or bacon – plus salt & pepper just the right amount it’s hard to go wrong, even for picky palates paid to pass judgment.

      October 12, 2010 at 9:30 am

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    • 9.  Josh

      If I knew my “Comment of the Day” would have lasted three months, I would have included the URL to my website. Might have bumped up my traffic a bit. Oh well.

      January 7, 2011 at 11:50 am

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    • 10.  Bmonke

      Dude, its comment of the YEAR now. just one thing you said has become a semi-permanent fixture on somebody else’s site, displayed prominently. It’s as though you are a celebrity endorser. You could be rolling in the dough now, if you had simply put ‘©’ at the end of it.

      September 23, 2011 at 7:06 pm

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    • 11.  Josh

      I know! I just realized it’s still up here, more than a year later. They should include my comment as a break out quote in the next book.

      And I still don’t use butter when I make grilled cheese. Although my son thinks the ones my grandma makes are better because she uses Smart Balance on them.

      October 19, 2011 at 11:39 am

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      • 11.1  Kira

        And years later it still stands!!

        April 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm

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      • 11.2  Sarah

        Comment of the day for 10 years running!

        July 12, 2021 at 12:55 am

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Love, Mom