Jumat, 31 Oktober 2014

The Definitive Ranking Of Salad Greens

In salad, as in life, it makes a difference what you put on the bottom. I think I’m saying that salad greens are like pants. And some pants are ugly.


Spinach


Spinach


You know what's great? Cooked spinach. You know what has the mouthfeel of dental floss wrapped around chalk? Raw spinach. GET OUT OF MY SALAD.


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Curly Endive (a.k.a. Frisée a.k.a. Chicory)


Curly Endive (a.k.a. Frisée a.k.a. Chicory)


Curly endive, unlike its Belgian cousin, has NO chill. It has the opposite of chill. Please avoid.


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Radicchio


Radicchio


So maybe I once confused radicchio with red cabbage and maybe I made a coleslaw out of it anyway and maybe that coleslaw was so inedibly bitter that I'm still kinda mad WHAT ABOUT IT.


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Mixed Greens (a.k.a. Mesclun)


Mixed Greens (a.k.a. Mesclun)


Who even knows what the heck is in here? Whatever it is, it's ALWAYS slimy. If you want to feel like you're in a shitty restaurant in the early 2000's that's trying too hard, mesclun is for you!


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Katy Perry Dressed As A Cheeto For Halloween

Perhaps as another homage to Britney Spears?



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Kamis, 30 Oktober 2014

21 Pumpkin-Free Fall Treats You Should Make Right Now

Pumpkin is so yesterday.



Apple Fritter Rings


Apple Fritter Rings


Apple. Fritter. Rings. As in apple rings coated in batter and fried. Could fall get any better? Recipe here.


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Spiced Rum Bundt Cake


Spiced Rum Bundt Cake


Bundt + Rum + Spice = Love. Recipe here.


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Cranberry Sauce Mini Cheesecakes


Cranberry Sauce Mini Cheesecakes


Can we just agree that these are too darling to pass up? Recipe here.


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We Tried To Make Homemade Fireball Whiskey And It Went Terribly

Ever wanted to make your own Fireball? No? I don’t care. We did.



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If You Don't Like Candy Corn You're A Dumb Idiot

Happy frickin’ National Candy Corn Day.


Some of this nonsense has even been perpetrated by this very Web site: here, here, and here. People call it "waxy" and "garish." They say it's "not real food." The former complaints are more simply matters of (bad, wrong) taste; the latter is nonsensical snobbery. It is real food. I know that because I've eaten probably three bags of it this month — plus one smaller bag of the candy corn's elegant older sister, the pumpkin mellowcreme — and I am still alive today, typing my feelings about candy corn.


"ACTUALLY, candy corn is disgusting." — this guy


"ACTUALLY, candy corn is disgusting." — this guy


Candy corn is a very real food. A very real GREAT food.


If you don't like candy corn, you're a dumb idiot.


Here's why.


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Its design is an homage to actual corn on the cob, which is delightful.


Its design is an homage to actual corn on the cob, which is delightful.


Every meal side should have a candy version of itself, but only corn is chill enough to not be threatened by a sugary counterpart. Can you imagine a candy broccoli? Candy brussels sprouts? No. Too uptight.


According to this picture's owner that is cookie dough in the middle. Which I can't personally vouch for. But candy corn is about dreaming big.


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Its ombré color scheme is both on trend and pleasing to the eye.


Its ombré color scheme is both on trend and pleasing to the eye.


Many candies are just a single color, or a variety of separate colors placed together in one bag. How many challenge themselves to present a range of colors within a single piece?


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How To Make The Cutest Jack-O'-Lantern Cookies For Halloween

It’s as easy as one, boo , three!


Aren't these pumpkin cookies the cutest/spookiest??


Aren't these pumpkin cookies the cutest/spookiest??


You can find the full recipe of how to make these scarily scrumptious cookies at the bottom on the post!


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Make/mix the cookie dough by first combining the wet ingredients before gently whisking in the dry ingredients. Stir until it juuuust comes together.


Make/mix the cookie dough by first combining the wet ingredients before gently whisking in the dry ingredients. Stir until it juuuust comes together.


If you'd like more orange in your batter, add a drop or two of food coloring.


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Chill the dough for about 30 minutes. Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough at a time onto a lined cookie sheet. Flatten your cookie mounds to about 1/4-inch thick.


Chill the dough for about 30 minutes. Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough at a time onto a lined cookie sheet. Flatten your cookie mounds to about 1/4-inch thick.


This recipe makes about 24 cookies, so plan your spacing on the sheets accordingly!


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Bake cookies until they're a little bit puffy and a slight golden brown. You'll wanna rotate/swap the trays once during baking. Let them chill out on a rack while you get to the good stuff, which is...


Bake cookies until they're a little bit puffy and a slight golden brown. You'll wanna rotate/swap the trays once during baking. Let them chill out on a rack while you get to the good stuff, which is...


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POLL: Is Candy Corn Disgusting Or Delicious?

It’s National Candy Corn Day, so let’s get to the bottom of this once and for all.


The Definitive Ranking Of Cakes

And it’s not even my birthday.


Fruitcake


Fruitcake


Excuse me, no. This is a serious and reprehensible crime against all baked goods.


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Black Forest Cake


Black Forest Cake


Chocolate cake: Delicious.

Chocolate cake with cherries: R.I.P., DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE CAKE.


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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake


Pineapple Upside-Down Cake


Maraschino cherries are basically out to destroy the good name of cake. See all of the above.


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Angel Food Cake


Angel Food Cake


The first time you have angel food cake:


"Ooooh, ANGEL food cake, it must be a heavenly delight!"

*Puts cake in mouth*

"Why am I eating a dish sponge???"


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Rabu, 29 Oktober 2014

It's The Final Fast Food Challenge: You Choose The Winner

There’s no turning back now, you must pick an allegiance.


In our first poll, we asked you to "Choose The Greatest Fast Foods In America."


In our first poll, we asked you to "Choose The Greatest Fast Foods In America."



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This Is Why It's Called Candy Corn

“Oooooooooooooh.” — everyone on Earth.


If you've been alive for longer than two minutes, you are familiar with the seasonal treat candy corn.


If you've been alive for longer than two minutes, you are familiar with the seasonal treat candy corn.


For whatever reason people either adore it or loathe it with the fiery passion of a thousand autumnal suns.


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But there's one thing we can all agree on: candy corn has a bullshit name.


But there's one thing we can all agree on: candy corn has a bullshit name.


It neither tastes like nor resembles corn. A more accurate name would be waxy traffic cones.


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But as it turns out, THERE IS a reason it's called ~candy corn~.


What you're about to see you cannot unsee, so please proceed with caution.


But as it turns out, THERE IS a reason it's called ~candy corn~.


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I know, I know. Me too.


I know, I know. Me too.


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23 Sicilian Dishes To Die For

No need to hop on a plane to eat these. You can make great Sicilian food at home!



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Arancine (Sicilian Rice Balls)


Arancine (Sicilian Rice Balls)


Basically a risotto shaped into a deep-fried ball, the traditional arancine are filled with ragù, or simply ham and cheese. But, really, you can put in whatever you like. Just remember: even though they’re mostly called arancini (as people use in eastern Sicily), their actual name is arancine (literally, “little oranges”) from the Italian arance.


Try making them at home with the recipe here.


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Busiate with Pesto Trapanese


Busiate with Pesto Trapanese


Busiate is a typical pasta used in Trapani (a city in northwest Sicily), made only from durum, wheat flour, and water. Pesto Trapanese is a local variation of the more famous pesto Genovese and it's made from tomatoes, garlic, basil and almonds. Suggestion: serve this pasta dish with a generous sprinkle of pecorino cheese or parmesan.


Try making this tasty and fresh dish at home with the recipe here.


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Cassatelle alla Trapanese (Trapani-style Fried Crescents)


Cassatelle alla Trapanese (Trapani-style Fried Crescents)


Cassatelle alla Trapanese are soft crescents of dough filled with sweet ship milk, ricotta, and chocolate chips. Sprinkle them with icing sugar and eat them while they’re still hot, when the chocolate melts into the creamy ricotta.


YOU can try making them at home with this recipe right here.


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This Easy Pizza Quesadilla Recipe Will Change Your Life

It’s not delivery, it’s a PEPPERONI PIZZA QUESADILLA. Thanks to Imgur user ThirdReichGrammarNazi for the best gift ever.


This is a pizza, but it's not just ANY pizza, because it's a quesadilla that is FILLED with cheese and sauce, then topped with MORE cheese and sauce.


This is a pizza, but it's not just ANY pizza, because it's a quesadilla that is FILLED with cheese and sauce, then topped with MORE cheese and sauce.


Not to mention pepperoni.


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To make this delightful concoction, an Imgur user explained that you first need to put a quesadilla in a skillet, cover it with sauce and cheese, then cover that with another quesadilla.


To make this delightful concoction, an Imgur user explained that you first need to put a quesadilla in a skillet, cover it with sauce and cheese, then cover that with another quesadilla.


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Cook the quesadilla evenly on both sides for a few minutes.


Cook the quesadilla evenly on both sides for a few minutes.


This will take some flipping skills, but I believe in you.


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Cook it until it looks golden (aka like the photo below).


Cook it until it looks golden (aka like the photo below).


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SodaStream U.S. Sales Down 41%, Closing Controversial West Bank Plant

The company says it’s a “purely commercial” decision that’s part of its overall restructuring plans. The decision comes as its U.S. business tanks, with revenues down 41% in the most recent quarter.



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In the face of disappointing results and a shift in its business model to match the mood of more health-conscious customers, SodaStream will shut down its controversial plant in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, the company said today.


A company spokesperson told Bloomberg News it would move its West Bank operations to Northern Israel by "late 2015." The spokesperson told Bloomberg the decision was "purely commercial." The company said in a presentation that it would relocate the Mishor Adumim facility and one in Alon Tavor in Northern Israel. It will consolidate its manufacturing in its plant in the Negev desert, in Southern Israel. Relocation costs are expected to be $9 million.


The Mishor Adumim plant had been at the center of a campaign to boycott the company. Its celebrity spokesperson Scarlett Johansson even split from the U.K. charity group Oxfam after the group criticized SodaStream for maintaining a plant within an Israeli settlement. The company has made extensive efforts to defend the plant against international criticism.


"We invite true humanitarians to join us in our relentless effort to build a bridge between Israelis and Palestinians," the company says on its website. The site also says SodaStream employes 1,300 people, including 950 Palestinians and Israeli Arabs, and that the plant provides "sustenance to about 5,000 Palestinians that depend upon employment in the facility."



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Beyond protests against its settlement activities, the company's business prospects have turned south and it admitted as much when it released its earnings for the third quarter along with a new "growth plan" today. SodaStream's U.S. business took a hit as Macy's decided to no longer carry its products. (An anonymous source told the Washington Free Beacon the decision was not linked to the boycott efforts).


The company said it "outgrew our internal capacity and expanded our product range resulting in operational complexity and erosion of our profit margins" and that, in the U.S., its user growth had "dramatically slowed" even though current users still use the products frequently.


Outside the U.S., growth has also slowed. In the third quarter, revenue from the Americas was $29.5 million, down from $49.8 million last year, a 41% drop. Overall, its soda marker starter kits, which get customers started down the road of buying new flavors and carbon dioxide refills, saw a precipitous drop, with 818,000 sold in the third quarter compared to 1.2 million in the third quarter of last year, a 32% drop.


The company's stock continued its slide, trading down over 2% to $21.40 in early afternoon trading. The stock has fallen more than 50% this year. In June 2013 its shares were trading at over $70.


The company has to deal with a broad turn away from sugary drinks in the U.S., what it describes as a "landslide shift towards health and wellness." This will mean a new marketing campaign, "Water Made Exciting," all part of an effort to "reinforce the important benefits of using SodaStream and revive our brand heat." The company also said it had to bring in new executives and overhaul its procurement infrastructure and "consolidate operational structure for simplicity and efficiency and reduce headcount where appropriate." It is also planning to introduce new bottles that look less like its "detergent" bottles today.


Overall, the company's revenue was $125.9 million for the third quarter, down from $144.6 million last year, while profit dropped to $9.5 million from $16.4 million. A few weeks ago, the company projected $125 million in revenue in the quarter and operating income of $8.5 million. "As we previously announced, our third quarter performance was pressured by challenging selling conditions for soda makers and flavors primarily in the U.S.," the company's chief executive Daniel Birnbaum said in a statement.




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29 South Asian Foods To Order That Aren't Chicken Tikka Masala

The spice must flow.


Nihari


Nihari


What It Is: A fireball stew of tender beef or lamb shank, thickened with flour.

Eaten With: Chili, cilantro, ginger and lemon garnish. Hot, buttered naan. Lots of water.

Fact: The name nihari comes from the Arabic word nihar, meaning morning. In other words, you cook the shit out of this thing and it's usually only available on weekends.


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Bhindi Masala


Bhindi Masala


What It Is: Stewed and/or stuffed okra. Usually cooked with tomatoes.

Eaten With: Basmati rice. Roti. People who don’t mind slimy things.

Fact: A veg so thug, it has rap lyrics written about it.


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Biryani


Biryani


What It Is: Layered rice and meat flavored with the chef's preferred spice mix. Can be made with lamb, goat, chicken, fish or vegetables.

Eaten With: Yogurt. All of your relatives at your cousin's wedding.

Fact: Biryani has potential to bring unity to the Indian subcontinent.


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Zarda


Zarda


What It Is: Colorful, sweetened rice cooked with milk, cardamom, nuts and saffron.

Eaten With: A big spoon.

Fact: Can be eaten with meat if you’re adventurous, but it’s a dessert.


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18 Ways To Make Pumpkin Seeds Delicious

Sweet, spicy, boozy, and beyond. These creative seasonings up the game on pumpkin seeds and pre-shelled pepitas alike!



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Whiskey Bacon Pumpkin Seeds


Whiskey Bacon Pumpkin Seeds


If your spirit animal is a lumberjack, you need to get the recipe here.


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Maple Pumpkin Seeds


Maple Pumpkin Seeds


Imagine crunchy bites of warm French toast. Get the recipe here.


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Sweet and Salty Pumpkin Seeds


Sweet and Salty Pumpkin Seeds


Swipe right and get the recipe here.


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The Definitive Survey Of Food Opinions

Are raisins gross? Is mayo delicious? Let’s SETTLE THIS, once and for all.




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