Pie. It’s as simple as filling inside a crust, but as complex as a work of art. There can be one layer or multiple layers of crust, fillings of fruit or chocolate or a mixture of both. And no matter the season, there’s always a pie you can bake and bring — or simply save for yourself.
The pies below prove that no matter what time of year it is, there’s always a pie to be made, and we rounded up 40 the most deliciously beautiful to help you get started.
If a picture speaks 1,000 words, I’m speechless — and hungry.
No Bake Strawberry Lemon Cookie Pie
Via: Life, Love and Sugar
Anyone who says that sexism doesn’t exist is not only wrong, but they’re also willfully ignorant. Companies eke as much money out of consumers as they possibly can by marketing the same product (at a higher price point, naturally) to women, by both reinforcing and insulting gender stereotypes. A two-for-one deal!
But we’ve always thought that laughter is the best medicine. And so, inspired by the brilliant Unnecessarily Gendered Products Tumblr, for your viewing pleasure, here are 40 of the most ridiculous, stupid, and otherwise unnecessarily gendered products on the market.
Pretty in Pink Earplugs
Ladies, if you’re not pretty when you’re sleeping, what’s the point?
Image: The Society Pages
We all make mistakes. It’s human nature. But when it’s your job to promote grocery products, savings, and the store, you might want to think twice about advertising “canned cats” or maybe even just brush up on your math and spelling a bit.
I’m not sure I want to go to that party.
You can tell people that you don’t drink coffee or that you club baby seals and the reaction will most often be the same — one of horrific disbelief. But, it’s true (about the coffee, not the seals). Not everyone enjoys the java jolt or taste of pressed bean water. However, on average, Americans spend almost $1,100 per year on coffee.
And you just know that they’re not drinking every drop of it.
Whether you run out of time before work to finish the pot that you brewed or simply forgot that mug of joe left on the counter, all that wasted coffee adds up. But you don’t have to feel guilty. Instead of pouring that precious leftover coffee down the drain, you can use it in your cooking, around your house, and in the garden.
A clinical trial in Illinois found that caffeine, which reduces the swelling of blood vessels, can reduce both the intensity and frequency of headaches. Subjects in one group were given caffeine alone, and 58% reported complete relief. Subjects in the other group were given caffeine in combination with ibuprofen, and 70% saw symptoms disappear.
Even if you don’t already drink coffee, those statistics are enough to make you want to start.
What’s the worst part of making mashed potatoes for a large group of people? I’m sure it probably didn’t take you very long to say, “Peeling all those darned potatoes!” We feel you, folks.
Thanks to DaveHax, however, you’re going to see just how easy peeling potatoes can actually be…
For some people, cooking is a joy and they can whip up delicious dishes like a gastronomical genius. For others, the smoke detector is their most frequently used kitchen appliance and the only thing they make is a mess (or reservations).
Regardless of which cooking camp you fall into, there’s an easier way to do just about anything in the kitchen. Need to boil an egg? Cook some grains? Confused on which knife you should use? Well, worry no more. There’s an app(ropriate) chart here for that.
Missing an ingredient? There’s an easy substitution.
Via: eReplacement Parts
Next up: No more conversion math!
Not that you need a valid reason to stuff your face with grilled cheese sandwiches, but in case you do, April is officially National Grilled Cheese Month. And if you want to get specific, April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day.
This classic sandwich is just that — a classic — but it can also get a little bit boring after a while. Well, it’s time to elevate your grilled cheese game to new heights with these “grown up” versions of that childhood staple.
Flaming Cheetos? Spinach Artichoke Dip? Banana Bread? You’ll never go back to boring again.
Flaming Cheetos Grilled Cheese
Yes, you read that right. Bread, gouda, Cheetos, arugula, butter, and love. Lots and lots of love.
Via: Lady and Pups
It’s often been said that if some is good, more is better. That’s a credo that many restaurants around the world take to heart when they offer up their signature dish in massive amounts that no one could (or should) possibly eat and then challenge people to eat it for various forms of reward.
What are these great rewards for eating 80 ounces of meat or nine pounds of breakfast food? Usually a free T-shirt, a picture on a Wall of Fame (or shame), a gift certificate to eat more food and days of regret to follow.
But if you’re thinking of taking on a culinary challenge, strap on the feed bag and check out these 20 insane meals that few have been able to conquer.
The “Eighth Wonder” Burger
This is literally the biggest burger in the world. At the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton, NJ, they allow teams of no more than 10 people an hour to eat a burger that is 105 pounds, 28 inches in diameter, and 11.5 inches tall. I’ll do the math for you — that’s about 10.5 pounds of food per person. A cash prize of $5,000 is awarded to teams that accomplish the feat, but so far no one has defeated this challenge.
Image: Supersized Meals
The ancient cave men made due with a simple open flame, rocks, and sticks when it came to cooking up something to eat. Today we have hot dog rollers, condiment guns, and Star Wars Light Saber BBQ Tongs.
Are these grilling accessories necessary? Of course not. In fact, while some are really useful, you don’t need most of them. But are they ridiculous and a little bit fun? As these 25 grilling accessories prove, yes, of course they are.
Motorized Grill Brush with Steam Cleaning Power
This begs the question, “What in the world are you grilling that it requires a motorized steam cleaning brush that runs on 4 C batteries?”
Now,I understand that it can be a pain to clean a grill, but this seems either extreme or extremely convenient for lazy people. I’m still torn on which.
We know that companies try to trick us all of the time, whether it’s with “new and improved” claims or just bright, shiny packaging. But there are also more subliminal — and clever — ways that they go about hoping to win your brand loyalty.
Some of the world’s biggest companies pay big money to designers, advertisers, and psychologists to dream up creative logos that convey an image you might not initially see — everything from an extra Hershey’s Kiss to a pair of McDonald’s “breasts.”
How many of these 26 “hidden” images revealed in plain sight did you initially miss?
This is one of the best known logo images, but just in case you’ve missed it, look between the “E” and the “x.” In the white space there’s an arrow that subliminally represents speed and precision.
Image: KATS FM