Made some smoked salmon patties. So bad tasting when warm, I had to throw them out, Broke my heart, I just "KNEW" they would be good. They weren't! Then a couple months later made some homemade Mac & Cheese, using smoked cheddar. Again, a BIG disappointment! Looked forward to it, and just "KNEW", it would be good. It wasn't! Threw out 2 quarts of Mac and cheese. In both cases I thought it would be good. But it was terrible, in spite of how hard I tried to convince myself that it was good. I just couldn't continue eating it. Adding smoked meat to any dish has never been a problem. It works real well. But using fish and cheese seems to be different. However, the smoked cheese will make a fantastic hot cheese sandwiches. Go fiqure! So..... My question is this: Which smoked foods should I not use in hot dishes, or use in small amounts?