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Usually, I leave it to restaurants to make things that are heavy on sugar, fat, salt, and carbs. That's what they do best, so let them do it. Have it as a treat.

Deep fried anything
Pancakes
Cakes and pies and cookies and candy
Ice cream
But mostly deep fried anything
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Yes, deep fried anything. It is much easier to let someone else deal with the quantity of hot oil needed.
A minor correction for the first part of your post, the four basic food groups are sugar, fat, salt and alcohol!
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I don't eat at restaurants unless I have to like when my more social sisters organize a family meal at a restaurant. I like eating at home! Not with 50 strangers. Only restaurants I use are fast food drive throughs if im not at home at lunch or dinner time. Plus I know who cooked it and whats really in it.

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Same with me. I get fast food when traveling and sit down restaurants are mostly for socializing. The food at home is better. I know people that eat almost exclusively at restaurants, and they are not used to good food.
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What do you get for somebody who "has everything"? That is a common question.. A couple years ago, I faced that question while buying my son & his wife a gift.

I ended up getting one of those air fryers..just like deep fry..but without the oil or fat.

Some things you put in the microwave comes out wet and soggy..come out of the air fryer just fine, even for re-heats !

This year I get myself one of them.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/tips-for...-an-air-fryer/

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Usually, I leave it to restaurants to make things that are heavy on sugar, fat, salt, and carbs. That's what they do best, so let them do it. Have it as a treat.

Deep fried anything
Pancakes
Cakes and pies and cookies and candy
Ice cream
But mostly deep fried anything
Ice cream, my aunt made it and not worth the effort.
Candy, my aunt made it, not worth the effort, usually. (Home made caramel is great but a pain to make.)
Cake , pie and cookies, I can make as good as you can buy, for most part, especially cookies, so I do not pay for cookies, and rarely buy pies but do not eat much cake.
Deep fried, most I can do as well as a restaurant but it is easier to buy pre-fried chicken.

Pizza I prefer to leave to the restaurants, I have bought foo-foo brands and 2 out of 5 are worth the price, and I get tired of Jack's after a while.
I have enough cooking gadgets, taking up space, that even if I want another one, I can resist easily.

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I was looking at new ovens last week because ours looks like it may need to be replaced. They make ranges with ovens that have air fryer feature built in.
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Pizza ,would be top of my list .

Mice die in traps because they dont understand why the cheese is free .
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Ice cream, my aunt made it and not worth the effort.
Candy, my aunt made it, not worth the effort, usually. (Home made caramel is great but a pain to make.)
Cake , pie and cookies, I can make as good as you can buy, for most part, especially cookies, so I do not pay for cookies, and rarely buy pies but do not eat much cake.
Deep fried, most I can do as well as a restaurant but it is easier to buy pre-fried chicken.

Pizza I prefer to leave to the restaurants, I have bought foo-foo brands and 2 out of 5 are worth the price, and I get tired of Jack's after a while.
I have enough cooking gadgets, taking up space, that even if I want another one, I can resist easily.
Have you made caramel this way?
https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Caramel...Condensed-Milk

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Hmmm, I think I said:-- my aunt made it, NOT worth the effort,
One CAN make some unique caramel at home though!

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