• ### Iron Chef Challenge - Secret Ingredient : Mushrooms - I Need Help?

I am doing an "Iron Chef" Dinner Party today and I am the chef. The Secret Ingredient is mushrooms, I have white button, crimini, Portabello & Shitake at my disposal. I need 5 courses and I have 4 Suffed Button Mushrooms w/ Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Sausage & Fontina Cheese Grilled Endive Salad w/ Shitake Mushrooms & White Truffle... show more
I am doing an "Iron Chef" Dinner Party today and I am the chef. The Secret Ingredient is mushrooms, I have white button, crimini, Portabello & Shitake at my disposal. I need 5 courses and I have 4 Suffed Button Mushrooms w/ Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Sausage & Fontina Cheese Grilled Endive Salad w/ Shitake Mushrooms & White Truffle Vinagrette Portabello Mushroom Ravioli w/ Vodka Sauce Garlic Boursin Cheese & Portabello Stuffed Roasted Pork Loin --- I need a 5th dish, i was thinking a stewed mushroom filled taquito but i didnt know how it would go over...i also have some arborio rice i could use (risotto maybe?), i am going shopping in about an hour, so give me your thoughts, i could pick up anything i need.
• ### Javascript concatination of strings?

I know that I can add 2 numbers i.e. var x = 1; var y = 1; var total = parseInt(x) + parseInt(y); I know that I dont really need the parseInt(), but it tells javascript to treat the variable as an Integer... Now if I have 2 numbers, but i DONT want Javascript to add them, i just want to concatenate them together....how do i do... show more
I know that I can add 2 numbers i.e. var x = 1; var y = 1; var total = parseInt(x) + parseInt(y); I know that I dont really need the parseInt(), but it tells javascript to treat the variable as an Integer... Now if I have 2 numbers, but i DONT want Javascript to add them, i just want to concatenate them together....how do i do that? i.e. var x = 1; var y = 2; i want to be able to do x+y, and get "12"
• ### 2001 Ford Mustang V6?

How much should I expect to pay (labor & parts), to replace the fuel pump & for a tune up?
How much should I expect to pay (labor & parts), to replace the fuel pump & for a tune up?
• ### Car Insurance / Flood Questions?

2 Weeks ago my area was completely flooded (Albany park, Chicago), and my car was parked on the side of the road near the flooding. I didnt actually see the car in any water because we evacuated. When we came back the following tuesday, the car started fine, i let it run for about 30 seconds, then shut it off. I figured we were ok, since there... show more
2 Weeks ago my area was completely flooded (Albany park, Chicago), and my car was parked on the side of the road near the flooding. I didnt actually see the car in any water because we evacuated. When we came back the following tuesday, the car started fine, i let it run for about 30 seconds, then shut it off. I figured we were ok, since there were no visable signs of flooding on the interior, and the car started. We dont use the car that much, it's our 3rd vehicle, but my wife went to take it to school the following saturday morning and it wouldnt start...it cranked, but did not turn over... I popped the hood and removed the spark plug caps, there was water in the spark plug caps and the spark plugs were visibly corroded. I would have changed them except Ford buries the spark plugs on the underside of the engine and it would have been an all day project. I didnt know what else would have been affected by flood water, so i called in a claim to my insurance company. The garage called back today and said a representative from the insurance company came by to look at the car, and said that i needed a new fuel pump and a tune-up, and that they arent going to cover the claim because the damage is inconsistent with flooding. My question is, would there be any way for water to get inside the fuel pump either from 3 days of heavy rain, or by being submerged in flood water? And if so, wouldnt that constitute "flood damage"??
• ### What to make for dinner?

I already know that I am making twice baked potatoes, I pulled out Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, but dont know what to do with them, I'm headed to the grocery store, so ingredients arent a problem, and if you can reccomend another meat, i can cook the chicken tomorrow.....let me know what to eat for dinner?
I already know that I am making twice baked potatoes, I pulled out Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, but dont know what to do with them, I'm headed to the grocery store, so ingredients arent a problem, and if you can reccomend another meat, i can cook the chicken tomorrow.....let me know what to eat for dinner?
• ### How do i get a cut cantaloupe to ripen?

I bought an organic cantaloupe at the market today (great price 69c each), and some imported proscuitto and thought i was going to have a great lunch, but when i got home i cut into the cantaloupe and it wasnt quite ripe enough....now its in half covered in plastic in my fridge, is there any way to get it to ripen so i can eat it before it goes bad?
I bought an organic cantaloupe at the market today (great price 69c each), and some imported proscuitto and thought i was going to have a great lunch, but when i got home i cut into the cantaloupe and it wasnt quite ripe enough....now its in half covered in plastic in my fridge, is there any way to get it to ripen so i can eat it before it goes bad?
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• ### Indian Food / Whats this green stuff?

I recently ate indian food for the first time and loved it, its was a buffet, and it was damn good. I decided to order take out today and get a littlew more adventurous. I got a veggie combo with -Veggie Samosas (they were good) - Veggie Biryani (also good) - Veggie Curry (spicy but good) - Naan Now I could make out what everything was... show more
I recently ate indian food for the first time and loved it, its was a buffet, and it was damn good. I decided to order take out today and get a littlew more adventurous. I got a veggie combo with -Veggie Samosas (they were good) - Veggie Biryani (also good) - Veggie Curry (spicy but good) - Naan Now I could make out what everything was except for this little ( think the size of the container the chinese restaurant gives you for sweet sour sauce) tub of green stuff. It looked very much like pureed spinach. It was spicy like the curry, and tasted like spinach. It was very oily. Was it spinach? What was I supposed to do with it? Someone help me!
• ### Stiff the Delivery Guy?

8 weeks ago I moved to Chicago, where of course everything is higher priced. I used to tip when I got food delivered, as it was customary...at least 15% if the food was on-time and hot and fresh. In Chicago, the delivery drivers dont have as far to go, but do have to deal with traffic and high gas prices. But most of the places that deliver to... show more
8 weeks ago I moved to Chicago, where of course everything is higher priced. I used to tip when I got food delivered, as it was customary...at least 15% if the food was on-time and hot and fresh. In Chicago, the delivery drivers dont have as far to go, but do have to deal with traffic and high gas prices. But most of the places that deliver to my house already charge \$2.50-\$4.00 for delivery on top of the price of your order. On a \$25.00 order thats already 10-15%, so most of the time I dont tip the driver. Why do I feel like a schmuck? Does anyone else think i'm justified?
• ### Char Siu in Chicago?

I work in Chinatown (cermak) in Chicago and wanted to make some fried rice tonight when i got home because i have a ton of leftover rice. Does anybody know where I can buy Char Siu (chinese bbq pork), by the pound. I would make it myself but it takes a long time. Also I hear that Wing Chan on South China Place has good Char Siu, but i dont... show more
I work in Chinatown (cermak) in Chicago and wanted to make some fried rice tonight when i got home because i have a ton of leftover rice. Does anybody know where I can buy Char Siu (chinese bbq pork), by the pound. I would make it myself but it takes a long time. Also I hear that Wing Chan on South China Place has good Char Siu, but i dont think they sell it by the pound... help!!
• ### What are the safest neighborhoods in the Chicago area?

We are a young family with two small children relocating to Chicago. We have no clue what the safe neighborhoods are, and what are not so safe. Everybody has an opinion about what areas we shouldn't live it, and it is confusing!! Suburbs are ok too. Where are the best places to live in the area for families?
We are a young family with two small children relocating to Chicago. We have no clue what the safe neighborhoods are, and what are not so safe. Everybody has an opinion about what areas we shouldn't live it, and it is confusing!! Suburbs are ok too. Where are the best places to live in the area for families?
• ### What to have for dinner? help me with a dish...?

Trying to find something to put together for dinner....i'm up for anything EXCEPT an omelet....dont ask why... i would probably make huevos rancheros but i have no salsa for the top and that wouldnt be right... What I have... Eggs Natural Casing Hotdogs onions 2 slices of bacon sour cream heavy cream a variety of cheeses (jack,... show more
Trying to find something to put together for dinner....i'm up for anything EXCEPT an omelet....dont ask why... i would probably make huevos rancheros but i have no salsa for the top and that wouldnt be right... What I have... Eggs Natural Casing Hotdogs onions 2 slices of bacon sour cream heavy cream a variety of cheeses (jack, cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella) 1/2 lb linguini (but i have no sauce) garlic celery fresh mushrooms left over home-made coleslaw canned tuna canned mushrooms canned artichoke hearts cottage cheese ricotta cheese tortillas the normal condiments (mayo, mustard, ketchup, ranch dressing, etc..) and a pretty full spice cabinet.
• ### PHP / Javascript Form Drop-Down index?

I have an HTML form that passes data to another PHP page via the "POST" method. I have a "SELECT" drop-down list in the form....and I am getting the value data from the OPTIONS...however I wanted to know if there was a way to also pass the "list index" as data I want to be able to know if the user has changed from... show more
I have an HTML form that passes data to another PHP page via the "POST" method. I have a "SELECT" drop-down list in the form....and I am getting the value data from the OPTIONS...however I wanted to know if there was a way to also pass the "list index" as data I want to be able to know if the user has changed from the intial value presented in the drop-down box.
• ### Valentines weekend in St Louis?

My wife and I are heading to STL for valentines day weekend (15th-16th), and were looking for ideas on things to do and a romantic dinner on a moderate budget....
My wife and I are heading to STL for valentines day weekend (15th-16th), and were looking for ideas on things to do and a romantic dinner on a moderate budget....
• ### Cheap PC Repair?

If there was a service available on the internet, that was legit. Where for \$9.95 flat rate labor + parts + shipping you could send your computer off to get repaired, to have spy-ware and viruses removed, operating systems reinstalled, upgrades performed and even New systems built for you. And... turn around time was about a week... would you... show more
If there was a service available on the internet, that was legit. Where for \$9.95 flat rate labor + parts + shipping you could send your computer off to get repaired, to have spy-ware and viruses removed, operating systems reinstalled, upgrades performed and even New systems built for you. And... turn around time was about a week... would you consider it a good deal? and if your computer was in need of repair, would you use it?
• ### MySpace CSS IE / Firefox issue?

i realize that firefox and IE render CSS differently because of the way the code is parsed. You cant use javascript to correct CSS issues in myspace, nor can you use a Link rel="stylesheet", usually i would use a <!--[if IE]> statement to check the browser, then link to the appropriate stylesheet.....myspace blocks the... show more
i realize that firefox and IE render CSS differently because of the way the code is parsed. You cant use javascript to correct CSS issues in myspace, nor can you use a Link rel="stylesheet", usually i would use a <!--[if IE]> statement to check the browser, then link to the appropriate stylesheet.....myspace blocks the <link> tag... any other way to get around my firefox layout looking like crap?
• ### MySql to CSV cron script?

I know i Can use phpmyAdmin to export a table to a .csv file. However, I'm looking for script that i can run as a cron job that will automatically put the file in a directory that i designate. I thought that surely there were some already written, but when i searched google, all i could find were scripts that used the "header"... show more
I know i Can use phpmyAdmin to export a table to a .csv file. However, I'm looking for script that i can run as a cron job that will automatically put the file in a directory that i designate. I thought that surely there were some already written, but when i searched google, all i could find were scripts that used the "header" function to let you download the file via a prompt box, this wont work as a cron job. Does anyone know where i can download such a script?
• ### PHP/Mysql/MSSQL Blocked Ports Problem?

I recently moved my website to godaddy shared hosting because my webserver on my local network wasnt fast enough. I had a cron job that ran each night to pull data from my MSSQL server (shipping database) to my MySQL server (reporting database) and everything worked fine. I moved my website out to godaddy, and because they block ports incoming... show more
I recently moved my website to godaddy shared hosting because my webserver on my local network wasnt fast enough. I had a cron job that ran each night to pull data from my MSSQL server (shipping database) to my MySQL server (reporting database) and everything worked fine. I moved my website out to godaddy, and because they block ports incoming and outgoing on the server, i cannot access my remote database from a local script and i cannot access local databases from a remote script, there for the connection between Godaddy's mySQL server, and my local MSSQL server is lost. Is there anyway around this, I was thinking if there was a script available to export the data from MSSQL to XML or some other flat file, then putting a script on the remote server to pick up that file via HTTP, and import it into the MySQL Database??? help!!!
• ### Atkins low carb lunch?

I decided to do atkins last week, and the first 2 weeks suck, I am growing tired of lettuce wrapped burgers.... i need another alternative for lunch, something creative, preferrably something i can get at a restaurant locally.... trying to avoid the burger and side salad again today...
I decided to do atkins last week, and the first 2 weeks suck, I am growing tired of lettuce wrapped burgers.... i need another alternative for lunch, something creative, preferrably something i can get at a restaurant locally.... trying to avoid the burger and side salad again today...