Articles Archive for December 2008
Every time I go to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner, I scour through the entire menu. By the time the server comes to take my order, I always end up ordering the Pasta Da Vinci. It is by far my favorite dish at the restaurant and I rarely order anything else on the menu. It even tastes great the next day when I take it home for leftovers. The dish’s Madeira sauce is rich, tasty, and complex. So tonight, I am attempting to recreate the dish in the comfort …
One up your kitchen germ warfare arsenal with the germ eliminating knife block. It just takes 20 seconds for the UV-C light to eradicate 99.99% of the food bacteria and viruses from your cutlery. You can set your mind at ease at its effectiveness because it uses the same technology that hospitals use to kill surface bacteria on instruments. Good enough for an operating room, good enough for the kitchen.
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Belly on a Budget, Recipes »
I’ve been asking myself why I didn’t post this recipe up ages ago. I make this dish two to three times a week. It’s cheap, it’s easy, and it’s tasty. The ingredients couldn’t be simpler, yet the flavors on the chicken fuse really well together.
6-8 chicken drumsticks
1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 teaspoon of onion powder
2 teaspoons of garlic powder
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients together. Sprinkle an even coat of the mixture all over the drumsticks. You might have some …
Sometimes, stories are so bizarre that you can’t make that sort of stuff up.
A Shop Rite refused to inscribe a personal message onto a birthday cake for a 3-year old, because the child’s name is Adolf Hitler Campbell. Yep, you read correctly. I don’t have any animosity towards the parents of Adolf, they can name their son whatever they like. But don’t they foresee that the name might make their child the brunt of jokes and maybe an awkward social life? Here’s a statement from Shop Rite regarding the cake:
I noticed a commercial for Truvia, a new sugar substitute, on television tonight. I knew right away it had something to do with the natural sweetener, stevia. I first heard about stevia from my friend Angela about two years ago. Stevia is a plant derived sweetener that is sweeter than sugar, and contains no calories. The plant is native to the sub tropical and tropical regions of South America and Central America.
There has been much struggle in delivering this natural sweetener to the masses due to questionable toxicological information in …
We might be down in this recession, but we’re not out. Consumers are cutting back on spending and are struggling to make ends meet. Manufacturers too are feeling the crunch. Less consumer spending, higher transportation costs, and higher cost of ingredients means smaller bottom lines, and that means, unhappy stakeholders. To offset the effects of the recession, many companies have devised tactics on maximizing profitability by deception. There’s no formal term for it, but I guess we can label it downsizing.
You might not know it, but while that jar of …
What’s better than stuffing your gut with slabs of bacon? Stuffing your gut with slabs of bacon and cheese of course! HolyTaco has the process from start to finish shown in seven easy to follow pics posted on their site. Here are some sample pictures.
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McDonald’s has put up a billboard in Starbucks headquarter’s line of site. Maybe it’s more of a kick in the gonads. It’s an ad to remind the coffee fiends that they can still enjoy quality espresso without taking a hit in the wallet. It seems like Starbucks is taking the abuse as another tv ad camapaign from Dunkin’ Donuts shows people prefering DD coffee over Starbuck’s coffee in a blind taste test.
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Did you know cereal was created in the 1800’s? Neither did I!
Here’s the first paragraph of the article:
During the early 19th century, most Americans subsisted on a diet of pork, whiskey, and coffee. It was hell on the bowels, and to many Christian fundamentalists, hell on the soul, too. They believed that constipation was God’s punishment for eating meat. The diet was also blamed for fueling lust and laziness. To rid America of these vices, religious zealots spearheaded the country’s first vegetarian movement. In 1863, one member of this group, …
HolyTaco.com has a list of the 10 greatest fast food side dishes that often accompany their artery-clogging main dishes. Stop on by their site for some commentary and nutrition info on the top 10.
10. Burger King’s Cheesy Tots
9. White Castle’s Chicken Rings
8. Chez Ashton’s – Sausage Poutine
7. Popeye’s Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
6. Jack in the Box’s Jack’s Cheesy Macaroni Bites
5. Dominos’ Cheesy Bread
4. Jack in the Box’s Bacon Cheddar Potato Wedges
3. Long John Silver’s Crumblies
2. Arby’s Curly Fries
1. KFC’s Mash Potatoes and Gravy