This Valentine's Day, instead of buying a box of chocolates for your loved one, make them! Experimenting with candymaking is super fun and simply rewarding. This recipe for chocolate caramels isn't difficult; you just need time and a candy thermometer. If you really want to get fancy, turn them into chocolate lollipops by placing a small stick into the ball before the final chilling. To take a look at the recipe, read more
Posts for February 11th 2008
This weekend, the folks of Fargo, North Dakota, decided they wanted to be famous for something other than being the setting for a Coen Brothers' film. So this past Saturday, the folks of Fargo got themselves in the Guinness Book of World Records. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fargo Kiwanis Club's Pancake Karnivale, the Kiwanis club members and volunteers served up 34,818 pancakes, making them the largest pancake feed in the world. This bested the former world record holder — The Lions Club of Lubbock, Texas — by more than 4,000 pancakes. Personally I think this beats those "world's largest" records, because at least it doesn't seem like a huge waste of food. On the downside, I'd hate to be there for cleanup duty. What do you guys think of this pancake feeding frenzy?
One of my best friends recently moved into a little house with her long-term boyfriend. As a housewarming gift, I thought it would be nice to get them a cookbook. Not just any cookbook, but one that is geared towards meals for two people. I asked you to help me look for a great book that features plenty of recipes for couples. You saved your finds in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag, Cookbook For Two. You found lots of practical cookbooks and my favorite of the bunch is the Everything Cooking For Two Cookbook.
What sold me on this book — submitted by jspeed — was the recipes. Broiled goat cheese salad with wilted chicory and dried cranberries? Delicious! Butternut squash soufflé with fried sage leaves? Yes, please! To take a look at all of the cookbooks for two, scroll to the right below.
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McDonald's Will Serve Up a Song With Your Fries:
McDonald's released a casting call to its 1.6 million restaurant workers worldwide for its second biannual Voice of McDonald's contest. The first contest was in 2006 but this year there's a twist — people can vote online for their favorite contestants.
Last weekend, I finally saw the Oscar-nominated Juno — be sure to fill out your Oscar ballot for a chance to win a prize! — and, as Buzz has mentioned it's an endearing film about a pregnant teenage gal. So why I am mentioning it here on YumSugar? Well, if you've seen the film, you know it's full of junk-food, school buffets, blue slushees, and orange tic tacs. Yet the largest food draw — at least in my opinion — isn't actually edible. It's Juno's hamburger phone — an awkward, yet delectable, hamburger-shaped communication device.
The hamburger phone sells for $15.99, although they are apparently flying off of the virtual eBay shelves for up to $56. That's quite a bit for a plastic hamburger — you could get 50 of them at McD's for that price! I wonder how it tastes in comparison . . .
If you haven't seen Juno, and are dying to find out more about the hamburger phone, you're in luck I've found a video for you. The hamburger phone appears about half way through. To check it out read more
A few years ago, I picked up a book called A Flash in the Pan. It promised easy meals that could be created in one skillet; it also happened to be on sale. So I took it home and it has become one of my most inspirational books. The recipes are basic, yet flavorful, but everything is so simple and adaptable, that you can really take their ideas and transform them with what you have on hand. This time I decided to actually follow the recipe exactly and cooked up a batch of their fennel-crusted pork chops. The fennel is extremely fragrant and the charred lemons added a real nice balance. To get the recipe — it's one skillet and easy! — read more
Last week we got to take a peek at what this year's Governors Ball is going to look like. As you can tell, it's going to be an extravagant affair with lush red velvet, shiny gold accents, red roses and gold orchids. Such an extravagant affair can only be pulled off by someone really spectacular, and that someone is special events producer Cheryl Cecchetto. For the 19th consecutive year, Cheryl will be overseeing every tiny detail from the 1,675 floating transparent globes to the 15 shades of red roses.
We recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Cheryl, to find out what she has to say about the event, as well as hear her advice on how to host your own fabulous party, read more