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'Pizza Cake’ Recipe Gets Shared Like Crazy: Here’s How to Do It!? (PHOTOS)

Post by Adriana Velez. I saw it, and I knew I had to have it: the Pizza Cake. This is a recipe that's gone wacko viral, and you can see why. It's four pizzas stacked on top of each other and baked into an ooey, gooey, tomato saucey glob...Show More Summary

Don't Buy Whiskey in Alaska if You Want to Save Money

A fifth of Jack Daniel's costs $35, the country's highest retail price. Planning on knocking back a bottle of whiskey this weekend? According to a new (and not super scientific) list from Gizmodo, your best bet is to head to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where you can purchase a fifth (750ml) of Jack Daniel's (JD) for $15.99. Show More Summary

New Twist on Pot Roast Is in the Bag

Post by The Stir Bloggers. I love pot roast, and so does just about everyone I cook for. It's classic comfort food. But it can sometimes be a little mundane. This recipe takes the warm, comforting, beefy flavors of pot roast and blends it with sweet and savory Asian flavors. Show More Summary

Health Officials Say Raw Milk Probably Caused Campylobacter Outbreak at Wisconsin School

Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services say that unpasteurized (raw) milk served at a potluck team meal is the likely cause of a Campylobacter outbreak that sickened close to a couple dozen Durand High School football players and coaches this past month. At least 22 members of the football team were sickened after... Continue Reading

The Ultimate Crowd Pleaser: Apple Peanut Butter Cake

Post by The Stir Bloggers. When my kids are looking for a sweet treat, I prefer to feed them something that I've made myself, so I know exactly what is in it. Using seasonal ingredients is also a plus. And at this time of the year, there's nothing better than crisp, fresh picked apples. Show More Summary

Creepy 'Feetloaf' Recipe Makes for a Scary Good Halloween Dinner (PHOTO)

Post by Liz Alterman. With Halloween fast approaching, everyone loves spooky desserts and creepy appetizers, right? But how about an eerie entree that is so freaky, you may just lose your appetite? Okay, it's not really that scary, but...Show More Summary

Crumbs Bake Shop to reopen on Larchmont Boulevard on Tuesday

After closing all of its stores nationwide in July, Crumbs Bake Shop will reopen a location on Larchmont Boulevard on Tuesday. The company also recently opened a location on Broadway in the New York Garment District and at the Chicago Water Tower Place. 

8 Ways to Feed Your Kids Without Actually Cooking

Post by Adriana Velez. There are a lot of "fun" surprises you encounter when you get divorced. One of my favorites is that acutely painful purgatory we call mealtime. No more "you cook and I'll clean up." Forget taking turns making dinner. Show More Summary

Frightfully Good Halloween Gingerbread Cupcakes

Post by The Stir Bloggers. Halloween is right around the corner, and my kids and their friends will be expecting something festive and tasty at their school Halloween carnival. It's our favorite holiday! I've found it in these BOO-tiful cupcakes, which will be a hit at your kids’ Halloween party as well. Show More Summary

Your New Go-to Recipe: Sweet Potatoes Au Gratin

Post by The Stir Bloggers. While regular russet potatoes are great, sweet potatoes add a new texture and flavor that can make any standard potato dish pop. Just think about sweet potato fries. My kids can't get enough of them! And it's no different with this recipe for sweet potato au gratin. Show More Summary

Wilton Bone Cookie Pan, reviewed

There are a lot of elaborate Halloween cookie pans on the market these days. There are pans with elaborate monster, witch and pumpkin designs that promise you can simply press your dough in and let the pan do the work in the oven. These pans look and sound great, but the finished cookies sometimes have...

10 Crazy Cakes That Don't Look Like 'Cake' at All (PHOTOS)

Post by Adriana Velez. There are cakes. And then there are incredibly realistic-looking custom sculpted cakes that actually look like the thing they are supposed to be. Shoes? Check. Hot wings? Check. A backpack? She's got you covered. Show More Summary

Snack O Lanterns

Carving pumpkins is one of the most fun activities you can do around Halloween and I carve a lot of pumpkins every year. Some years, I get creative and carve non-traditional pumpkin designs, like my pie pumpkins, but I always have a soft spot for classic jack o’ lantern faces because they are so expressive!...

Microwaving Leftover Pasta Does Something Magical Every Mom Needs

Post by Adriana Velez. I have good news for pasta lovers who are trying to be thin. Supposedly, when you reheat your leftover pasta, it magically transforms into more diet-friendly carbs. I am not making this up. And no, I haven't found out if this works for cupcakes, too. Show More Summary

One Bowl Pumpkin Bread

The smell of pumpkin bread baking in the oven is one of the best fall smells out there. Pumpkin pie is close, but pumpkin breads tend to be even more aromatic, and their long baking time means that there will be plenty of time for the smell of pumpkin, cinnamon and other spices to fill...

Bites from other Blogs

Halloween is just around the corner, so there is no shortage of seasonal sweets on the blogs this week. As a big Halloween fan, I saw lots of great ideas and found myself bookmarking post after post! Hopefully some of these ideas will get you inspired, too! My Friend’s Bakery featured some Black Licorice Whoopie...

Could Google Glass Be the Best Way to Train Fast-Food Employees?

According to a pilot program at KFC: Maybe. Yum Brands' fried-chicken emporium KFC was one of a handful of businesses to take part in a Google Glass "pilot program" to determine how the oft-maligned device might help with employee training. Show More Summary

L.A. Restaurant Serves Hello Kitty Burger With Pink Cheese

Pink cheese is the new black cheese. As Halloween nears and the international burger game becomes overrun with goths, grey ghosts, bloody messes, and monsters, LA restaurant Plan Check decided to go a more wholesome (though equally unsettling)...Show More Summary

Vidal Fleury Crozes Hermitage 2012

Regulars here will probably know that the northern Rhône is one of my favourite regions, and that I am crazy about cool-climate Syrah. It would be fair to say that negociant Vidal Fleury is not one of the northern Rhône’s elite producers, but they seem to be getting better, and this is a very smart [...]

Even on a good day

My mother has been in town since early this month. We don’t often get this kind of extended time in the same place, and I’d forgotten what a good cooking collaborator she is. She makes sure our wine glasses are never empty. She cleans up as she goes. Show More Summary

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