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Rain Man
04-26-2011, 10:43 AM
We have some interesting matchups in this go-around.

patteeu
04-26-2011, 10:44 AM
How many matches are there in Round 1?

Rain Man
04-26-2011, 10:49 AM
Red velvet cake vs. Homemade Custard Pie

I'm kind of neutral on both of these, but red velvet cake is red and has a cool name, so I'm going with it.

Pumpkin Cheesecake vs. Baked Alaska

Not into pumpkin flavors. Baked Alaska is pretty good and has a cool name, so I'm going with that.

Tiramisu vs. Vanilla pudding

I should probably go with tiramisu because it's got a cool name, but it often seems like tiramisu has a coffee flavor that I don't like, so I'm going with the 'nilla puddin'.

Coconut Cream Pie vs. Turtle Cheesecake

I'm recognizing that I'm a bit of a purist on cheesecake. Turtle cheesecake would be good, but not as good as plain cheesecake. I like the clean and pure flavor of coconut pie, so it's my choice here.

Rain Man
04-26-2011, 10:51 AM
How many matches are there in Round 1?


Ah. Good question. It looks like we have nine more, though a couple may have 5 matchups instead of 4.

So total of 14.

BigMeatballDave
04-26-2011, 10:51 AM
COCONUT CREAM PIE BETTER FUCKING WIN

patteeu
04-26-2011, 10:51 AM
Homemade Custard Pie - Sounds yummy

Baked Alaska - I'm not a big fan of pumpkin

Vanilla Pudding - Close call for me

Coconut Cream Pie - I love this one. Probably a top 3 for me especially if you make it Coconut/Banana cream pie. Reminds me of a childhood's worth of watching Gilligan's Island.

Rain Man
04-26-2011, 10:52 AM
COCONUT CREAM PIE BETTER ****ING WIN

I'm surprised so far. Turtle cheesecake is no slouch, and coconut cream pie is handing it its lunch in the early going.

BigMeatballDave
04-26-2011, 11:06 AM
I've never had Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Doesnt sound good even though I love cheesecake and pumpkin pie.

BigMeatballDave
04-26-2011, 11:10 AM
I'm surprised so far. Turtle cheesecake is no slouch, and coconut cream pie is handing it its lunch in the early going.Turtle cheesecake might be very good, I just prefer my cheesecake plain.

BigMeatballDave
04-26-2011, 11:11 AM
Cake should never beat pie.

BigMeatballDave
04-26-2011, 11:12 AM
Tiramisu is pretty good, though its extremely rich. Cant eat much.

RockChalk
04-26-2011, 11:58 AM
I've never had Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Doesnt sound good even though I love cheesecake and pumpkin pie.

Enlighten your taste buds. It's delicious

Bump
04-26-2011, 12:01 PM
pecan pie is still going to win this thing.

BigMeatballDave
04-26-2011, 12:03 PM
pecan pie is still going to win this thing.Blasphemy!

Rain Man
04-26-2011, 12:03 PM
pecan pie is still going to win this thing.

Are you the person I made the bet with? I remember it was $10,116 in casino currency, and I'm riding the line that pecan pie won't win. I just can't remember who I made the bet with.

RockChalk
04-26-2011, 12:14 PM
Are you the person I made the bet with? I remember it was $10,116 in casino currency, and I'm riding the line that pecan pie won't win. I just can't remember who I made the bet with.

If it was up to my grandfather, pecan pie would win. If it was up to anyone who enjoys a good dessert, literally anything other than pecan pie would win.

Rain Man
04-26-2011, 12:18 PM
If it was up to my grandfather, pecan pie would win. If it was up to anyone who enjoys a good dessert, literally anything other than pecan pie would win.

Yeah, if the average age of Chiefsplanet is under 65 I think I'm going to win this bet.

RockChalk
04-26-2011, 12:20 PM
Yeah, if the average age of Chiefsplanet is under 65 I think I'm going to win this bet.

Other than my 91 year old grandfather, I don't know one person in my family or any of my friends that like pecan pie. I really hope that it goes away with my grandpa's generation so that I never have to see them at holiday dinners again.

Rain Man
04-26-2011, 12:27 PM
Other than my 91 year old grandfather, I don't know one person in my family or any of my friends that like pecan pie. I really hope that it goes away with my grandpa's generation so that I never have to see them at holiday dinners again.


I was at the store last year at some point, and they had a two-for-one sale on Marie Callender pies. Now, I loves me some lemon meringue pie, so I snapped one of those up. But then I thought, 'oh, my wife is going to think I'm being selfish if I buy two lemon meringue pies', because she's not that crazy about lemon meringue.

So I employed a rule that generally works great for me. I looked at the pies and picked the one that I would least like to have, because my wife's tastes in dessert tend to be exactly the opposite of mine. She always orders weird stuff like flan and english trifle and creme brulee and bread pudding when we're at restaurants, so it made perfect sense to buy a pecan pie for her. I even had vague memories of her really liking pecan pie on the few occasions that that it's been served to her.

So I brought home a lemon pie and proudly presented her a pecan pie. As it turns out, neither of us likes pecan pie, and the only reason she said she likes it is because her 75 year-old parents give it to us and she's just trying to be nice to them. So I was in the doghouse for not knowing she didn't like pecan pie, and a year later that thing is still in my freezer.

So the basic truths about pecan pie are there: old people like it, people who are not old don't like it, and even people who have fundamentally opposite tastes in dessert will agree that they don't like it.

Amnorix
04-26-2011, 12:29 PM
I should probably go with tiramisu because it's got a cool name, but it often seems like tiramisu has a coffee flavor that I don't like, so I'm going with the 'nilla puddin'.



? I assume you know that the tiramisu includes espresso...which would explain the coffee flavor.

Good tip -- Whole Foods (if they have them wherever you may be) has an excellent tiramisu for a store-bought.

Amnorix
04-26-2011, 12:31 PM
I've never had Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Doesnt sound good even though I love cheesecake and pumpkin pie.

I understand, but it is surprisingly good!

And coconut ANYTHING sucks... (what can I say, not a fan)

Rain Man
04-26-2011, 12:31 PM
? I assume you know that the tiramisu includes espresso...which would explain the coffee flavor.

Good tip -- Whole Foods (if they have them wherever you may be) has an excellent tiramisu for a store-bought.


I guess that would explain it. Any time I have it I want to like it, and then I taste that bitter stuff in it and think, 'what the heck is wrong with this?'.

Amnorix
04-26-2011, 12:41 PM
I guess that would explain it. Any time I have it I want to like it, and then I taste that bitter stuff in it and think, 'what the heck is wrong with this?'.

Yeah. It's too bad you can't get past it, because tiramisu is one of the "desserts of the gods", along with vanilla bean cheesecake and a properly proportioned strawberry shortcake (with vanilla ice cream, of course).

I'm hoping banana foster is on your list somewhere here? That's a recent discovery for me, because I didn't used to think that bananas were a great idea for a dessert ingredient (and no, I've never had a banana split either, but that's likely to change soon also).

Rain Man
04-26-2011, 12:53 PM
Yeah. It's too bad you can't get past it, because tiramisu is one of the "desserts of the gods", along with vanilla bean cheesecake and a properly proportioned strawberry shortcake (with vanilla ice cream, of course).

I'm hoping banana foster is on your list somewhere here? That's a recent discovery for me, because I didn't used to think that bananas were a great idea for a dessert ingredient (and no, I've never had a banana split either, but that's likely to change soon also).


It seems like it should be good. I just wish they'd replace the espresso with more chocolate. They're both beans.

Bananas Foster is indeed in the tourney. Like you, I don't really view banana as a dessert thing, but if it's the main theme like the grilled bananas with homemade caramel sauce I made a while back, it works.

You've never had a banana split?

Rain Man
04-26-2011, 12:54 PM
Whoa. Turtle cheesecake just rallied into a tie with coconut cream pie. What an epic comeback.

Bump
04-26-2011, 01:16 PM
Are you the person I made the bet with? I remember it was $10,116 in casino currency, and I'm riding the line that pecan pie won't win. I just can't remember who I made the bet with.

it was with me :thumb:

luv
04-26-2011, 01:18 PM
VOTE COCONUT CREAM PIE!

RockChalk
04-26-2011, 01:30 PM
Anyone bother to explain to me what Baked Alaska is?

Rain Man
04-26-2011, 01:34 PM
Anyone bother to explain to me what Baked Alaska is?


It's pretty good. It's more or less ice cream that's encased in a ball of meringue. It's heated in an oven just long enough to brown the meringue but not melt the ice cream. Basically, it's ice cream meringue pie without the crust, and round.

patteeu
04-26-2011, 01:36 PM
Anyone bother to explain to me what Baked Alaska is?

There's no state penalty for possession of up to 1 oz of marijuana in your own home in Alaska.

patteeu
04-26-2011, 01:36 PM
It's pretty good. It's more or less ice cream that's encased in a ball of meringue. It's heated in an oven just long enough to brown the meringue but not melt the ice cream. Basically, it's ice cream meringue pie without the crust, and round.

Oh. My bad.

Reaper16
04-26-2011, 01:37 PM
Why are there seventeen thousand different iterations of cheesecake in this competition? Are they REALLY significant enough from each other to warrant separate entries?

patteeu
04-26-2011, 01:45 PM
Why are there seventeen thousand different iterations of cheesecake in this competition? Are they REALLY significant enough from each other to warrant separate entries?

Just say cheesecake isn't dessert and refuse to vote for any of them.

Rain Man
04-26-2011, 01:52 PM
Why are there seventeen thousand different iterations of cheesecake in this competition? Are they REALLY significant enough from each other to warrant separate entries?


Yes. Yes, they are. This is like asking why we would have different types of women in a most beautiful woman poll.

Reaper16
04-26-2011, 01:56 PM
Just say cheesecake isn't dessert and refuse to vote for any of them.
:D
Yes. Yes, they are. This is like asking why we would have different types of women in a most beautiful woman poll.
I don't think that your simile works.

Rain Man
04-26-2011, 01:58 PM
:D

I don't think that your simile works.


Imagine the women with caramel on them. Or maybe insert "brunette women" in the first part of the sentence.

Amnorix
04-26-2011, 02:05 PM
It seems like it should be good. I just wish they'd replace the espresso with more chocolate. They're both beans.

Bananas Foster is indeed in the tourney. Like you, I don't really view banana as a dessert thing, but if it's the main theme like the grilled bananas with homemade caramel sauce I made a while back, it works.

You've never had a banana split?


Four months ago at Legal Seafoods my wife and I were debating what dessert to share because I couldn't handle eating a whole one myself. We couldn't really decide, so we went with something neither of us had ever had before -- the banana foster.

That's the first time I ever had a solid banana any way but "au naturel".

:shrug:

RockChalk
04-26-2011, 02:12 PM
Four months ago at Legal Seafoods my wife and I were debating what dessert to share because I couldn't handle eating a whole one myself. We couldn't really decide, so we went with something neither of us had ever had before -- the banana foster.

That's the first time I ever had a solid banana any way but "au naturel".

:shrug:

Somewhat off topic, but bananas are one of those food items that garner a wide-range of opinions. Take me for example...I only will eat crisp (think green/barely yellow peel) bananas. If they are in any way soft or mushy, no thanks.

I love things like banana bread, banana cream pie and banana splits. But I hate banana-flavored anything (think runts or ice cream)

cdcox
04-26-2011, 02:14 PM
I voted Baked Alaska when I realized the standard preparation does not include mint. I've avoided Baked Alaska for years because some dolt made it with Peppermint one time, without clearly labeling it as such on the menu. Can you believe that?! Now I want to try it again.

I also was really excited to see coconut cream pie. When I think of cream pie, I think of banana and lemon miringue. But coconut is really good. Rep to whoever claims to have nominated that awesome dessert.

RockChalk
04-26-2011, 02:20 PM
I voted Baked Alaska when I realized the standard preparation does not include mint. I've avoided Baked Alaska for years because some dolt made it with Peppermint one time, without clearly labeling it as such on the menu. Can you believe that?! Now I want to try it again.



Mint should only be used for gum or schnapps

cdcox
04-26-2011, 02:26 PM
Mint should only be used for flavoring antifreeze to keep anyone with a brain from drinking it.

I agree totally.

RockChalk
04-26-2011, 02:28 PM
I agree totally.

LMAO

Rain Man
04-27-2011, 09:27 AM
Okay, custard, Alaska, Vanilla Pudding, and coconut cream get saddled with a loss.

(Coconut cream? Really?)

cdcox
04-27-2011, 09:31 AM
Okay, custard, Alaska, Vanilla Pudding, and coconut cream get saddled with a loss.

(Coconut cream? Really?)

Bye Bye Coconut Cream Pie

:sniff:

BigMeatballDave
04-27-2011, 09:32 AM
Coconut Cream Pie losing is a travesty.

patteeu
04-27-2011, 09:34 AM
Coconut Cream Pie losing is a travesty.

No kidding. I've heard that turtle tastes like chicken and I can't understand how chicken-flavored cheesecake could possibly beat out such a delicious dessert as Coconut Cream pie.

BigMeatballDave
04-27-2011, 09:34 AM
Mint should only be used for gum or schnappsMint is good with chocolate.

Who doesnt like Peppermint Pattys or Junior Mints?

BigMeatballDave
04-27-2011, 09:35 AM
No kidding. I've heard that turtle tastes like chicken and I can't understand how chicken-flavored cheesecake could possibly beat out such a delicious dessert as Coconut Cream pie.:LOL:

Rain Man
04-27-2011, 09:41 AM
Bye Bye Coconut Cream Pie

:sniff:


Remember that it's dual elimination. Coconut cream is down but not out.

luv
04-27-2011, 09:45 AM
Mint is good with chocolate.

Who doesnt like Peppermint Pattys or Junior Mints?

The only way I like mint, basically, is mint chip ice cream.

luv
04-27-2011, 09:45 AM
Coconut Cream Pie losing is a travesty.

This.