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We appreciate your efforts… blah, blah,blah 
Oct. 30, 2013 11:28 pm 
Updated: Oct. 31, 2013 5:42 pm

When I opened the Ore Ida letter from AllRecipes I immediately scanned the letter before reading its entirety to see what we had to do with these frozen potatoes.   

Let’s see….” We appreciate your efforts” … blah, blah, … “pairings that your family loves!” … blah, blah, blah… “We’re including a Gift Card” … NICE! … “Since 1952 Ore-Ida has endeavored” … wow, two years before I was bornwow, Ore Ida is getting old too… so on and so forth…. Blah, blah…  there has got to be a website where I’m going to find the few recipes that we are asked to choose from to run past our families for review…  “We hope you will continue to enjoy Ore-Ida”, … do-dee-do-dee doo… “Oreida.com http://www.oreida.com/?utm_source=google&amp;utm_medium=ppc&amp;utm_campaign=core_fy14&amp;gclid=CITc2e-3wLoCFYhcMgod60AAGA<  serves as a great resource for information”… ee – eye – ee- eye – oooh #@%*, it’s got to be here!… what are they asking us to do with their products?  Blah, blah, blah … “Thank you again”  ugh, come on!  OK, I say to myself, Stop scanning and read the whole thing, they must have the tasks, do we have to break some secret code to get this one done. UHG! Reading again… and then, there it was, fourth paragraph, … “we hope you are inspired and find new ways to think about and cook with Ore-Ida products.”  I’m lov’in the way Ore Ida thinks!  Be inspired! Show us what you got buddy! You are on your own! Make something great with our potatoes. NOW YOU’RE TALKING!  That I can do. And my first thought was….  Loaded fries!

For those not emotionally connected to Cincinnati Chili the way those of us born and raised in that town I've been looking forward to this dinner since the Allstars newsletter said, Ore Ida.  Tonight we had, Cincinnati Chili 3 way loaded French Fries. Oh yah! Ore Ida... each time we visit family in Chili Town Ohio we bring back a stash of canned Skyline chili... Baked Zesty Ore Ida Fries, “Zesty” who knew “Zesty!”, topped with Cincinnati Chili, fresh diced onion and lots of shredded cheddar cheese melted on top. Loved these fries, they held their own and added a spicy "zesty" zip to the whole concept of loaded fries... for just a moment I was back home in the Queen City at a corner chili parlor savoring every bite!

So what else?  I’m bad at Hash Browns… so bad I stopped even thinking about adding them to my menus…  All the restaurants in our area are serving Pumpkin Pancakes… Settled! Ora Ida Hash browns and Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pum... Breakfast for Dinner never has been better than this... I have never really been able to make fresh Hash Browns.. always turned to mush... so I was very willing to try these Ora Ida frozen Hash Browns and followed the directions on the bag... OMG! perfection! #Ore-Ida #Favorite Breakfast  #Restaurant Quality #Back on my menu.

 I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador (a voluntary position) and I’m not compensated for my work with Allrecipes.com.  The reviews, content and opinions expressed in this blog are purely the sole opinions of Terry E.
Oct. 31, 2013 11:47 am
I've never tried to do homemade hash browns - but my attempts at fries have been, shall we say, less than stellar? (And I mean WAY less). Love OreIda just for that! And Cincinnati chili? Um, Yes, please!
Oct. 31, 2013 5:42 pm
Love you blog style. I have been making my own hashbrowns for so long I was afraid to try Ore Ida's so slad I did.
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At the end of my grade school experience at a performing arts elementary school my family moved. The closest thing to performing arts at this High School was a very good choir which I joined immediately. My list as well was French, Gym, and Algebra. Algebra...F "We need to start you with the basics Mr. Edwards." - Math. Gym...F "Coach, I'm suppose to throw it to who, and is it suppose to be shaped like this?" - Health class all 4 years. French...Incomplete "I don't want to fail you dear, so please get out of this class now!" - Home Economics is where I landed, and started this whole crazy fervor for food. From High School I wrote a letter to a local chef who was well known in our area. He took me on as his apprentice at 17 years old and I stayed with him for 5 years and then return to him when he opened his own restaurant in Cincinnati, Chef Faulkner's Supper Club. Got married, moved to Chicago 30 years ago now, many jobs in Marketing and now Real Estate,but food is still my passion.
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