41 Shameless Animals Who Just Want a Bite of Your Food

May 27, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

Food is truly the great equalizer in that the love of a delicious bite is universal among the species.

When presented with someone eating something we want but can’t have, the struggle is real, as these adorable animals so perfectly demonstrate.

Is your soul as cold as that treat?

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Via: Tumblr

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Chicago STILL Hasn’t Fixed Their Potholes, and This Guy Knows Exactly What to Do About It

May 19, 2015 By Megan Berman 0

Remember Jim Bachor, the guerrilla artist who installed gorgeous floral mosaics in Chicago’s ugly potholes?

Well, he’s back, and better than ever…

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This summer, he’s filling more of Chicago’s potholes with very appropriately themed mosaics: ice cream!

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These installations look both gorgeous and tasty…

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But Bachor’s not just beautifying Chicago this year.

His sweet treats have been so popular — even appearing on Reuters — that he’s taken the show on the road (so to speak)…

30 Hysterical Fast Food Fails You Have to See to Believe

May 15, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

Everyone knows that fast food is, well, not that great. You pretty much get what you pay for and the quality can be, shall we say, rather hit or miss.

But as you can see below, when they miss, they miss spectacularly.

They said “cheeseburger,” not “cheese wrapper.”

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48 Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies You Have to See to Believe

May 14, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

In case you’re looking for a reason to enjoy even more chocolate chip cookies than usual, May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.

I know. We will celebrate anything, won’t we?

And because an excuse to eat more of this delicious dessert is fine by me, we have gathered some of the most incredible recipes that take the simple chocolate chip cookie up a notch or two.

But first, a few tips and tricks to make sure your cookies turn out the best that they can every time.

Cookbook author Tessa Arias produced The Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies on her blog, Handle the Heat and, along with pan and oven recommendations, suggested the following tips:

  • For a cakey texture: Use baking powder (and remove baking soda).
  • For a soft-yet-crisp texture: Use equal amounts baking soda and baking powder.
  • For a crackled-top, brownie effect: Melt the butter.
  • For an intense butterscotch flavor: Use only brown sugar.
  • For chewy cookies with a good depth of flavor: Chill the dough for 24 hours.

From thin and crispy or vegan to deep dish pies and parfaits, get creative and try one of these sweet treats below.

Bakerita’s “Best” Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are made extra special with the use of chopped chocolate, three types of sugar, and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.

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Via: Bakerita

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25 Healthy, Portable Breakfast Foods That Will Start Your Day Off Right

May 14, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

In a perfect world, you would have time in the morning to sit down to a leisurely breakfast before going off to start your day. But let’s get real — more often than not the dog is whining to go out, you’re trying to make sure everyone gets out the door on time, and less-than-savory Pop-Tarts are flying through the air.

But whether you have the time to sit and enjoy breakfast for a couple minutes at the table or you’re running out the door, you can still start out your day with a healthy meal to keep you going until lunch — including things you can bring to the office or eat on the run.

All it takes is a little bit of planning to help make those mornings a bit easier — and a whole lot more delicious and nutritious.

Overnight Oats

This is pretty much the simplest thing ever and there are a million variations on the recipe, but you basically just combine oats and milk (or non-dairy beverage) and/or yogurt together in a bowl, put it in the fridge overnight and then top it with whatever you want in the morning — fruit, nuts and nut butters, chia seeds, etc.

It’s really that simple.

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Via: My Whole Food Life

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You Won’t Believe What These 30 Foods Actually Are

May 14, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

102-Year-Old Embarrassingly Blows Out Birthday Candles…and She Thinks It’s Hilarious

May 12, 2015 By Scott Neumyer 0

If you live to be 102 years old, you can get away with just about anything. At that point, you’re older than most people on the planet, so who’s going to tell you otherwise?

Well, Aunt Lou Lou just had her 102nd birthday party and when she goes to blow out the candles…Well, we’ll just let you see what happens all on your own…

30 Refreshing Spring Salads You Need To Eat This Spring

May 11, 2015 By Abby Heugel 0

Summer isn’t that far away, which means your cravings generally switch from warm, comforting plates of stick-to-your-ribs food to dishes that are crisp, refreshing, and don’t make you feel like a slug for hours after you eat them.

The natural solution? A salad a day. The natural reaction of most people to the suggestion of a salad a day is one that goes over about as well as a toaster in a bathtub (do not try that at home).

But trust me on this one: Salads can taste amazing, they don’t require much work, include fresh and accessible ingredients, and are generally inexpensive.

Need more proof? Check out the suggestions below. (And don’t worry — some still have bacon.)

Caprese Tortellini Pasta Salad

Five ingredients — including store bought tortellini — create this dish that can be easily doubled to feed a crowd (or you, multiple times).

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Via: Peas and Crayons

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