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What’s Your Food Obsession?

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: What's Your Food Obsession? Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen.

I have a problem.

I can’t remember the last time I’ve been to a supermarket without adding a package of fatty porky goodness in my cart. Or approached a new menu without scanning first for a dish containing the “b” word. My weakness? An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.

Some might call it a obsession; my husband just accepts my problem and counts his blessings that my thrill is cheap. Because my fixation could have been diamonds, Gucci purses or something that would require a line of credit to fulfill.

But I think my addiction has rubbed off on a certain little someone who’s barely even tall enough to reach the goods at the buffet line.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: What's Your Food Obsession? Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen.

And like any obsession … it starts with one.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: What's Your Food Obsession? Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen.

But with enough focus, bravery, stretch and dexterity …

Tasty Kitchen Blog: What's Your Food Obsession? Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen.

One can easily say, “Like mother, like son.”

Tasty Kitchen Blog: What's Your Food Obsession? Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen.

What’s your food obsession? Come on—we all have one! Though I fully understand that yours may be healthier, like chickpeas or wheatgrass (which tastes like 5th grade phys-ed class field hockey rotation).


Jaden Hair is a food writer, television personality, and food photographer based in Tampa Bay, Florida. Find more of her recipes in her blog, Steamy Kitchen, where you can also read more about Jaden’s new book, The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook, and the rave reviews it’s received!



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TLD on 7.8.2010

Mac & Cheese

Kathy Johnson on 6.25.2010

Chocolate. Bread. Chocolate on bread or in bread! Not the cheap ones either. Expensive, fattening habit!

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ComfortablyDomestic on 6.24.2010

Definitely sweets: cake, cookies, & brownies are my favorites. After the sweets, I like salty, like a good salty cheese, or bacon, or both.


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spunkycutechicknits on 6.24.2010


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lakeloverhh on 6.24.2010

Asian food in general has become an obsession.

I have also always had an obsession with cheese.

Lisa on 6.24.2010

american chop suey……make it one day and it gets better every time you reheat it!!!make one batch and they eat it for days!!!

Marina on 6.24.2010

Salmon , ready in 10 min

cindy on 6.24.2010

CINNAMON..oh my do I love a good cinnamon roll with cream cheese icing…

Lindsay on 6.23.2010

Cheese. I love cheese. it’s necessary with soooo many things. Any type…except swiss of course (what kind of cheese can really be called a cheese if it has holes in it?!)

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emmyd23 on 6.23.2010

unfortunately my two food obsessions are not good for me. I love BACON and cakes. I love bacon for eating and I love making and decorating cakes for my family and friends, it just makes them happy.

Marda on 6.23.2010

I make a killer cajun meatloaf…yum, yum, yum!!!!!

Lisa L Oliver on 6.23.2010

I love love love plain cheesecake,or cherries on top…..

jed1016 on 6.23.2010

Chocolate of course, but then there are the chips and salsa that I could just eat forever! My son in law has a restaurant that has the absolute best hot sauce ever and I have tasted a lot of them!

Linda Kay on 6.23.2010

taco salad

mmclassics on 6.23.2010

It is summer in Oklahoma. Crushed Ice! Sonic Ice??? My kids are getting hooked. SNOW!!

donna on 6.23.2010

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Bethany Massey on 6.23.2010

peanut butter. I think of things to put it on.

BONNIE on 6.23.2010


Rhonda Yonish on 6.23.2010

sweets anything sweet!

Beverly Loveday on 6.23.2010

Cream Cheese – anything with cream cheese.

kim on 6.23.2010

Scotch bonnet pepper sauce!

Alison on 6.22.2010

I’m with Karen – mayonnaise. Has to be Hellmann’s. My family even eats bread and mayo sandwiches. I like mayo and peanut butter sandwiches myself. I love bacon too but since I don’t cook it at home I don’t get it too often.

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sheila Barfield on 6.22.2010

OHHHHH POTATOS fried with ouion my fav. baked potato 2nd fav freah fries

wyngrrrl on 6.22.2010

I may mention bacon at every turn. and everytime I try sa new recipe the first thing i think is, “hmmm, Bacon would be good in this.” My boyfriend teases me mercilessly about it. and then enjoys every last bite.

NancyW on 6.22.2010

Chips and dip. Salsa, queso, chili, spinach, spinach and artichoke, guacamole, bean… If I can scoop it up with a salty, crunchy chip, I want it by the truckload.

Anna on 6.22.2010

It’s hard to choose just one.. I LOVE breads a lot!! However, I also love peanuts; a peanut butter sandwich, peanuts in a trail mix, peanut butter granola bars, peanut butter cups, oh my!

Tracy on 6.22.2010 is so hard to go into a restaurant without ordering it. (Unless all they have is seafood, I’m allergic, so I usually check before I go.) I love brothy soups, filled with chunks of tomatos and vegetables and think soothing soup, any variety will do. Soup is my favorite breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unfortunately, my body is a little water balloon and I have to severly limit salt so my obsession, beautiful low calorie, healthy food is something I have to avoid.

BTW, never knew so many people loved bacon so much!

Katherine on 6.21.2010

Gournet chocolate. I’ve lost 100 lbs in the last couple of years, so I don’t eat much bread, or pasta or bacon. But I always have “emergency chocolate!” One piece of Godiva or Green and Blacks can go a long way!

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Dax Phillips on 6.21.2010

bacon or chili peppers

Window On The Prairie on 6.21.2010

Chocolate. Butter. Sour cream. Mmmm….

Amy on 6.21.2010

Steak. As in Ribeye, NY Strip, Porterhouse….I get physically ill if I don’t get enough red meat. I know it’s not the best health-wise, but I honestly cannot help it! I’d choose meat over chocolate or well, anything else every single time.

Julie on 6.21.2010

Dole Sensations Watermelon juice. I’ve been downing a carton every week since I first discovered it.

Jessica @ How Sweet on 6.21.2010

Bacon is mine. OBSESSED!

bridget {bake at 350} on 6.21.2010

I think I’ve seen my son fill his plate the exact same way!!!

My obsession….vanilla bean paste. :)

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castironheart on 6.21.2010

Chili peppers and avocados! I have 5 chili plants soaking up the rays on my front lawn and an avocado just waiting to be opened and slathered on bread for breakfast.

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kraftykritter on 6.20.2010

Olive oil, particularly pouring it over freshly ground black pepper and dipping in warm ciabatta (or anything thick, crusty bread). I had this at an Italian restaurant and now I just crave it.

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larealme on 6.20.2010

Oh, and I have this strange obsession with mustard, too. Any and all kinds of it. I actually have a collection growing in my fridge!

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larealme on 6.20.2010

Mine currently is chocolate and pretzels, together. I am in a torrid love affair as I type with the dark chocolate Pretzel Slims from Trader Joes! Lordy, but you can always tell what the good stuff is in the snack aisle there when you have to climb a freezer to get to the last 2 bags at the back of the top shelf! It’s like that every time I go there, too. I’m lucky I can find a bag or three.

LaraQ on 6.20.2010

Bacon, and sushi and shrimp … my goodness, shrimp!!!!

Teresa H on 6.20.2010

Avacado…I HAVE to eat one everyday!

Lisa P on 6.20.2010

CHOCOLATE, Baby!! Mmmm.

lunaburning on 6.19.2010

Mayonnaise. Homemade mayonnaise, store-bought mayonnaise, flavored mayonnaise. I eat it on everything, and use it as an ingredient as much as I can get away with. Help me please, but I believe that I could eat it straight.
Don’t weep for me. I’m already dead.

Kristin on 6.19.2010

Oh!! I LOVE bacon too!! But I think my real obsession would be homemade Toll House chocolate chip cookies.

Margaret Goss on 6.19.2010

My obsession is crunchy peanut butter. It is very filling and will satisfy my sweet tooth. I love anything with peanut butter!

Courtney on 6.19.2010

For me it’s anything made out of potatoes. Mashed, fried, baked, chips. YUM :)

Josephine on 6.19.2010

Peanut butter, and pasta; sometimes together

Laurie on 6.19.2010

Spaghetti with meat sauce. I have to have it at least every couple weeks or my body goes into withdrawal. Pizza is a close second. Third would probably be potato chips or bacon.

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grannie on 6.19.2010

Don’t even think about getting that last bit of banana pudding. It’s mine, all MINE! I could eat nothing but banana pudding all day and be a happy woman.

Leah on 6.19.2010

Butter, Bacon, Dark Dove Chocolate, My Home Grown Tomatoes, and Sour Cherries….To name a few.

Brooke and Jonathan Kamke on 6.19.2010

Small mom and pop burger joints. Don’t get between me and my burger. I love the secret sauce and I’m especially thrilled when they toast the buns on the grill. Frisco Freeze here I come!

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