Food

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

May 4, 2014

Cupcakes (makes 24) 2 c. flour 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1 tbsp. baking powder 1 c. and 2 tbsp. cocoa powder 1/8 tsp salt 1/4 c. plus 1 tsp. butter, softened 2-1/4 c.  white sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp. raspberry extract 1.5 c. whole milk 24 large frozen raspberries Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a […]

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What Do the McLobster and Bigfoot have in Common? A McDonalds Rumor

October 26, 2011

Answer: few people have seen either one. Lots of fans of McDonalds–and of Lobster–have been passing rumors back and forth online that McDonalds could soon be releasing the McLobster nationwide. The rumors started flying back in March 2011. (You can read about it in my first McLobster Rumor post.) What the heck is a McLobster, […]

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Craving Girl Scout Cookies? This Samoa Substitute is Just as Yummy, but Cheaper | Samoa Copycat Review

October 15, 2011
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We’ve always loved Girl Scout cookies at my house. But the trouble is that Girl Scout cookies are only available for a very short time each year. This means that I end up buying a crazy amount of Girl Scout cookies when they come out–usually a dozen boxes or so–then try to make them last […]

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Buying SoyJoy Bars Online | An Amazon Subscribe and Save Review

September 26, 2011
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    On September 18, I ordered a 24-pack of strawberry SoyJoy bars. Amazon shipped the package on September 19. The package arrived on-schedule on September 23. M y order arrived at about 3 p.m., delivered via standard USPS with tracking; the outer carton showed no damage whatsoever. Inside the outer carton were 2 boxes […]

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SoyJoy Bars — a Little Bite of Heaven, or Noshable Cardboard? | A SoyJoy Bars Review

September 24, 2011
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Soy is widely considered to be one of the world’s healthiest foods.  Soy comes from soybeans–a crop indigenous to East Asia–and is the key ingredient in soy sauce and tofu. The people of Japan consume more soy than anyone else in the world; in fact, the the long-lived Okinawans top the list at about 60 […]

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Avoid the Rip-Off | Tyson Chicken Nuggets Only 1/3 Chicken (Review)

April 22, 2011
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Being a busy person, I’m always looking for ways to save time on the daily tasks of running a household. So even though I try to cook meals from scratch as often as possible, I have gotten to the point where I try to keep a couple of healthy ready-to-eat items on hand, too. Chicken […]

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Japanese Imports Banned Due to Radiation Concerns – But What About Internet Sales?

March 23, 2011

Since Japan’s recent tsunami disaster caused dangerous levels of damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plants, bans on Japanese foods and consumables have been spreading due to concerns about radiation contamination. Hong Kong has banned imports of Japanese meat, dairy, and fish unless Japan tests the items for radiation. And in Tokyo, parents have been […]

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Taco Bell Manipulates Lawsuit to Boost Sales

March 5, 2011

In late January, I began following the Taco Bell controversy and the lawsuit that against them for their alleged dishonesty about the contents of their taco meat. Now, with the rumors flying and legal action against them in full swing, Taco Bell trying to capitalize on the controversy. How Taco Bell is Milking the Situation […]

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