If there are two things in life I love, it’s donuts and pay-it-forward stories, so this epic donut pay-it-forward story out of Massachusetts is totally warming my heart. A couple weeks ago, a customer in the drive-thru line at a little donut shop called Heav’nly Donuts was apparently feeling generous and decided to pay for the order of the customer behind her in line. That customer, Eileen Taylor, was so touched by the gesture that she decided to pay it forward (well, technically backward), and paid for the car behind her when she returned to Heav’nly Donuts the next day. Taylor’s small act of kindness created a massive chain reaction: the next customer paid for the car behind them. And the next customer paid for the car behind them. The trend continued until the morning rush was over — and a total of 55 customers in a row had purchased a sweet breakfast treat for a stranger. Taylor can’t believe how far her kind gesture went, and even though she recently lost her job and is struggling financially, she doesn’t regret splashing out a little extra cash to make so many people’s days a bit brighter: ”It was the best $12 I ever spent.” [CBS Boston] [Photo of donuts via Shutterstock]
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Okay we get it! Taylor Swift is like, the nicest person ever. After enjoying an $800 meal with her tour crew (which she obviously paid for) in Philly, the pop songstress left a hefty $500 tip. Taylor, don’t you know that’s like, 60 percent? But I guess if you have boatloads of money it doesn’t really matter. The restaurant manager, Ron Trombino, sounded a little nervy when talking about the whole thing‚ like Swifty’s PR team would take out a hit on him if he didn’t fill the “nice” adjective quota when describing the experience:
“Taylor was very, very nice.”
“It was a very nice experience, very easy.”
I am shamelessly addicted to homemade veggie burgers for 3 reasons:
- They’re super easy to make. Some recipes are a little time-consuming, but they rarely require any technique more complicated than “mash all these things together in a bowl,” which is fun.
- They’re mega healthy. Veggie burgers can be made with anything from beans to quinoa to rice to lentils to cauliflower (or any combination of these things). They’re basically piles of veggies formed into patties. So good for you.
- The biggest reason of all? They are DELICIOUS. Seriously, it’s amazing how much flavor you can pack into these things. Served with melted cheese, a simple flavored mayo, and sweet potato fries, I could happily eat them every day of the week (and sometimes I do!).
Want to try crafting your own delish veggie burgers at home? Click on the gallery above for 10 mouthwatering recipes, many of which are vegan and/or gluten-free!
Toast! It’s not just for breakfast! I am of the opinion that more often than not, toasting a piece of bread makes it better. And slathering on some sort of mix of toppings makes it a meal. The next time you’re hungry but feeling too lazy to cook anything crazy, whip up one of these super simple and delicious toast — crostini if you’re nasty — recipes.
…including Chocolate Stout Cherry Pie, Coconut Lime Mahi Mahi Tacos with Tequila Soaked Watermelon Salsa, Brown Ale, Cheddar, and Bacon Mac & Cheese, and Cabernet Chocolate Truffles. Get the recipes over at theBERRY…
Do you love spaghetti but find twirling it makes you sleepy?
Well never fear, you can now burn even fewer calories while you eat massive amounts of carbs, thanks to inventor Bob Balow and his Spaghetti-Pasta-Noodle Fork. Bob’s site says it’s “EASY & FUN. the Pasta Fork is for EatingYOUR Spaghetti or Noodles!” (As opposed to eating the pasta of someone else?) Read more on TruTV…
I’m not sure we should be encouraging anyone to put firecrackers in their mouth (I’m sure there was a 2001 episode of “Jackass” that already did that), but if you are yearning to munch on a firework without, you know, dying, you might want to whip up a batch of these firecracker cupcakes. They don’t just look like the real thing — they’re also filled with Pop Rocks to cause a mini explosion in your mouth. How festive! Happy 4th of July! [She Knows via Neatorama]
Dear Cookie Butter,
I wasn’t aware of your existence until I was standing in line at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago and noticed a display of jars with a sign that said “LIMIT TWO PER CUSTOMER.” I went to investigate but was stopped by a middle-aged man with a handlebar mustache wearing a Gryffindor t-shirt. Apparently sensing my curiosity, he held his hand up and shook his head. “You don’t want to buy that,” he said ominously.
“Why?” I asked. “What is it?”
“It’s cookie butter,” he said, “and once you start buying it, you will never stop.” Keep reading »
Leave it to Germany to make every kind of sausage imaginable. These Rastings sausages are designed and marketed specifically towards men or women, bearing a hyper-sexualized image of the opposite sex. The sausages for women are labeled “lean,” while the brats for men are labeled “hearty” and “strong-spiced.” Obviously this is because women are solely concerned with their appearances while men are helplessly self-indulgent with no concern for their health. Gender-specific tubed pork products! What a brilliant idea. Obviously, I would go for the “hearty” sausages for dudes. [Huffington Post]
Winona: So Ami, I had this thought while I was making dinner last night. I really want to teach you to cook.
Ami: I would love that.
Winona: Because you hate cooking right?
Ami: I just don’t get it. I’m impatient and hate doing things I’m bad at.
Winona: As a perfectionist oldest child, I feel you, girl.
Ami: Plus, in my house growing up, no one cooked. Like nothing. It was cereal for dinner. I can cook eggs and chicken. That’s it. Keep reading »