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11 Foods That Should Never Be Dipped In Chocolate

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While we love the creativity of this ridiculous, made-up holiday, the truth is that there are some things that just do not need to be covered in chocolate. There are some things that shouldn’t even be dipped in chocolate. In fact, there are some things that shouldn’t even know chocolate exists for dipping/covering. Read more on Huffington Post …

Frisky Eats: 6 Easy Holiday Treats For Those Of Us Who Can’t Cook

I’m not much of a cook. I’ve never gone so far as to use my oven for shoe storage like Carrie Bradshaw, but I am definitely a lady of take-out and Lean Cuisine. Someday, when I’m no longer a frenzied college student, I’ll commit to learning the ins and outs of the kitchen like an actual functional adult, but in the meantime, being food-inept leads to major stress during the holidays. I can’t even count the times I’ve found myself faced with an empty kitchen and only a few minutes to spare when it came time to make a dessert for a holiday party or “whip up” something sweet for a guest. Behold, seven of the quickest, easiest desserts you’ve ever seen — for those of us who are not Betty Crocker.

Frisky Eats: 10 Christmas Cookies To Eat, Give Away, Or Use As Bribes

‘Tis the season to make a metric ton of Christmas cookies! Whether you’re baking for your office cookie exchange, making edible gifts for friends, trying to impress your grandma, or bribing Santa to leave a little something extra in your stocking, we’ve got you covered. Click through to check out our top 10 Christmas cookie recipes — some basic old standbys, some crazy new creations, all totally delicious!

10 Better Body Commandments For The Holiday Season

When The Hairpin published a Guide To Eating Very Particular Feelings, we laughed, but it was a slightly bitter laugh, a nervous “Oh my God this is my life” chuckle. For those of us who eat our feelings or struggle with body image issues (so sadly, many of us), the holidays are especially treacherous times for emotional eating and body insecurity. This time of year can easily become a battle of wills: your self-restraint vs. that bag of Milanos. Your self-love vs. the panic you feel about seeing a higher number on the scale. Your self-esteem vs. the overwhelming pressure to start a restrictive New Years’ diet. There are plenty of articles out there about how to avoid overeating at holiday buffets and how to not let your mom’s passive aggressive comments spark a peppermint fudge binge, but we thought it was time to for a new set of holiday food and body rules: specifically, kinder, gentler, more realistic rules. Let’s stop over-complicating things and beating ourselves up for enjoying a slice of pie, OK? Here are 10 easy-to-follow commandments to help you make peace with your body during a season that’s all about eating Keep reading »

Creator Of The Cronut Presents The Christmas Morning Breakfast Of Your Sugar Coma Dreams

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Dominique Ansel, best known for creating the cronut, has released the decadent (and very expensive) breakfast of your sugar coma dreams.Christmas Morning Cereal, which retails at $15 a box, consists of chocolate puffs covered in Valrhona Caramelia chocolate and littered with smoked cinnamon flavor mini meringues. Ansel recommends eating the cereal in a bowl with milk, or with ice cream, for a real Christmas indulgence. That is, if you can get your hands on a box. I’m sure it will be out and out warfare and a bunch of seedy Craigslist ads just to get a bite of the stuff. [Daily Mail UK]

Brilliant: This Coffee Shop’s Prices Are Based On Your Attitude

Oh, the irony. Leave it to the French to come up with a way to put an end to rude customers. we all know it’s easy to be ornery before you’ve had your morning caffeine infusion, but the  the Petite Syrah café in Nice has developed a brilliant way to condition their customers not to be assholes: you pay based on your attitude. Ordering “a coffee, please” and accepting it with a “thank you” will run you about $1.95, while just asking for “a coffee” will bump your cost up to almost $10. That’s nearly an $8 incentive to be polite! Coffeehouse owner, Fabrice Pepino started the shop’s politeness payment policy as a joke, but he says it caught on with the clientele:

“I know people say that French service can be rude but it’s also true that customers can be rude when they’re busy. It’s our way of saying ‘keep calm and carry on…. What started out as a joke to poke fun at the stressed-out lunchtime crowd has had an amazing effect on people’s politeness levels…Most of my customers are regulars and they just see the funny side and exaggerate their politeness.They started calling me ‘your greatness’ when they saw the sign.”

We can only hope that Starbucks takes note and follows suit. [Gawker]

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