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The Most Magical Chicken Strip In All The Land

Your Chicken Nugget
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Be My BF: Nugget Injector
This dude figured out how to inject chicken nuggets with sauce. Read More »

A lot of people see things in their chicken nuggets. Like George Washington or Jesus. Even though those unique nuggets both auctioned off for thousands of dollars, this chicken specimen is far more magical.

“So I was eating my chicken strips when all of a sudden … you guessed it … unicorn,” said the Tumblr user who discovered the mythical, chicken creature. No word on what fast food joint this one-of-a-kind piece of poultry flew out of.

See! Unicorns DO exist. Even if they’re made of pink slime. I can’t wait to see how much money this guy fetches. [Huffington Post]

Practice Pasta Portion Control

Pasta Al Limone
This simple pasta recipe has got tang! Read More »

“Eating all the pasta” is an innate skill for those of us born with Italian blood, but the rest of you have probably dealt with the phenomena of making “too much” spaghetti and being unable to finish it all. Solve that problem with this genius pasta storage container, which comes with a “measuring cap” that dispenses your long noodle of choice in four different portion sizes. As my preferred pasta portion size is “medium farm animal,” I would probably use the two-person cap, of course. Buon appetito! [$23, Monkey Business]

How To Prepare The Perfect Cheese Board

As I’ve mentioned before, my boyfriend Nick is a cheesemonger, which means he spends at least 40 hours a week packaging, preparing, selling, discussing, and sampling cheeses. With the holiday party season just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to combine our talents and force him to help me write a post about cheese on his day off. A cheese board is really just a simple spread of a few different cheeses and accompaniments, and thanks to the surging popularity of artisan cheeses and gourmet food websites, it’s easier than ever to get your hands on some truly fabulous fromage these days. I asked Nick to pick three types of cheeses and a few accompaniments to create a foolproof cheese board guaranteed to impress party guests and your taste buds. Ready to get started? Just click on the gallery and say, “Cheese!”

I'm Dating A Cheeseman
The pros and cons of dating a cheesemonger. Read More »
Cheeseboard Cakes
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Candy Physics Is My New Favorite Branch Of Science

Candy Corn Oreos
Yes, they exist. Yes, we want to eat them. Read More »

Finally a team of physicists has devoted the proper time and effort to answering the age old question, “Is it better to bite into a round piece of candy, or continually suck on it?” In a paper poetically titled, “Sticky physics of joy: On the dissolution of spherical candies,” researchers from the University of Graz in Austria described the results of an experiment in which they placed spherical candies in a water bath made to replicate the pH levels and movement of a human mouth and observed the way they dissolved over time. The researchers expected the candy to vanish exponentially, but their findings indicated that the candies dissolved at a constant linear rate instead. What does this mean for candy enthusiasts? Keep reading »

Weekend Project: Bellini Rose Petal Lollipops

We were totally obsessed with boozy popsicles this summer, but once the weather cools down, we’re going to have to put down our cocktails-on-a-stick and reach for a treat that won’t give us a brainfreeze. A worthy replacement for fall? Homemade lollipops! These bellini-flavored lollipops would be perfect for wedding favors, party treats, or just as an exceedingly glamorous way to get your afternoon sugar hit. Let the licking begin! [Etsy Weddings]

Going Vegan: The Right Choice For President Clinton And Me

Clinton At The DNC
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Bill Clinton's Diet
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Sexy Vegetarians
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If you watched the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night, you probably saw Bill Clinton’s stirring speech. But while the former president still has the same unfettered charisma, quick wit and charm he possessed while in the Oval Office, you might have spotted that there was something was different about him. There was noticeably less of him.

Bill Clinton may be the only former president who is also currently vegan. Ever.

Bill used to be the guy you could count on to stop off at a McDonald’s mid-run. But ever since he was taken down by not one, but two heart surgeries, Clinton has nixed the fries.

Keep reading »

Be My Boyfriend: Russian Pasta Artist

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Dear Sergey Pakhomov aka The Pasta Artist,

Six years ago you were working on an ad campaign for a Russian macaroni company and were struck by divine inspiration: what if you built models of various objects using macaroni? So you did, and the ad campaign fizzled, but your life was forever changed. Now you build all kinds of things using all different kinds of pasta: spaghetti motorcycles with rotelle wheels, bi-planes with lasagna wings, and a whole pasta town complete with a linguini windmill and penne playground.

So why am I contacting you today? Well, I’m something of an amateur pasta artist myself. A beautiful pan of cheesy rigatoni speaks to my heart and soul in a much more profound way than the Sistine Chapel ever could. I don’t care for oil paintings unless the oil is olive and the canvas is cannelloni. Your work truly moves me. What do you say we collaborate sometime?

xoxo,
Winona

[Oddity Central]

Cookie Orgy: 12 Mouthwatering Recipes To Share (Or Not)

Even if you’re not headed back to school this week, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a classic after-school snack, because whether you just made a presentation to the board of directors or aced a chemistry test, it’s always a good time for cookies and milk (in related news, I am totally getting “It’s always a good time for cookies and milk” tattooed across my chest). If you’re looking to branch out from tried-and-true chocolate chip, click through to check out 12 crazy delicious recipes utilizing unexpected flavors and ingredients, and then go ahead, treat yo self.

Nasty Cookie
EW: a chocolate chip cookie grilled cheese sandwich. Read More »

Brown Bag It: 10 Weekday Lunches You’ll Actually Want To Eat

Let’s set the scene, shall we? It’s 1 p.m., you’re sitting at your desk, your stomach starts to growl, and your thoughts turn to the limp, soggy PB&J crammed into your bottom desk drawer. You’ve been trying to save some money and pack your own lunches, but now the corner deli is calling your name. What’s an extra 10 bucks, really? Operation Brown Bag It has failed again.

But don’t give up on packed lunches just yet! I found 10 easy, delicious recipes for sandwiches, salads, and wraps that will have you reaching for your lunch bag at 10:30 (hey, ain’t no shame!). Click through to check ‘em out…

10 Party Foods Guaranteed To Make You Popular

I spend most of my life thinking about food, but as soon as I get an invite to a party that includes the phrase, “Please bring a dish to share,” my mind goes completely blank. For someone who loves to cook, I’ve showed up at way too many parties sheepishly holding a store-bought cold cuts platter. But you know what? I think it’s finally time to tackle the party food challenge. I sought out 10 crowd-pleasing treats that are easy to make, easy to eat, delicious, and–in certain cases–downright adorable (grilled cheese bites, anyone?). Click through to check ‘em out, but beware: these recipes could cause your social calendar to fill up very quickly…

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