Recipe of the Week: Miracle Chocolate-Coffee Icing

Here’s a quick and easy recipe to make you appear like a fancier chef, courtesy of ROSEP47. Note: Don’t nuke the chocolate too long or you will set off the smoke detector.

recipe active photoMaybe you can experiment and add different flavor yogurt and see how it turns out too.

Ingredients

Steps

  1. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup; heat in microwave, stirring every 10 seconds, until melted and smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Stir yogurt into melted chocolate until icing is smooth.
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Thanksgiving Recipe: Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Looking for a way to add weight this holiday season?

Here’s a simple Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving recipe to make your friends fatter.

Prep Time: 15 Mins.

Cook Time: 25 Mins.

Calories: ~339

Ingredients

Friendsgiving Recipe: Feta Cheese Foldovers

Friendsgiving parties are coming up the next two weekends and nobody wants to come empty handed.  Here’s a simple recipe that will feed most of your friends and not drain the bank too much:

Feta Cheese Foldovers

Serves: 12

Total time: <40 mins.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten with 1 teaspoon water

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, blend feta cheese, green onions, and egg. Cut pastry into 12 (3 inch) squares. Place a mounded tablespoon of feta mixture in the center of each square. Moisten edges with water, and fold pastry over filling to form a triangle. Press edges together firmly with a fork to seal. Lightly brush pastries with the egg yolk mixture.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Deal of the Week: Burger King

Last week, Burger King announced big news: nuggets were going to be on sale.  Normally what Burger King has done in the past is have a 10 piece for only $1.50.  As the years progressed, one would assume inflation might hit the deal a little and raise the price.  Astonishingly, Burger King has announced they are doing 10 pieces for only $1. This deal also includes 2 free packs of sauces of your choice. 

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Burger King also has a mobile app that allows one to place an order on their phones and click the button to let the people know when they arrive to the restaurant.  The app also includes some coupon deals as well.  Since this is a promotion and not a coupon, you are able to stack $1 nuggets with possibly a $1 Whopper sandwich.  Through some testing of our own, we found that that app is a little unstable and may crash on your phone and either not order your food or charge you and not go through.  Staff are normally generous if this happens to you and will honor any coupons used.

This deal on nuggets doesn’t have any listed end time, but normally these deals run for roughly 6 weeks.  This would run close to the Thanksgiving time where they probably run another promotion.

Canada Legalizes Weed

Marijuana is now allowed for recreational use in all of Canada, sort of.  The Trudeau Government passed the bills needed in order for marijuana to be sold to all through government-run stores.  Currently they have 12 stores located all around the country.  Their prices vary from place to place, but it only costs between $5.87-13.13 CAD ($4.13-10.09 USD). Prices that low allowed for many stores to be sold out.  By 9:30 AM, The Société Quebecoise du Cannabis reported that there were over 10,000 sales made. 

Because so many sales were made and the season is getting colder, getting a supply will take a little bit longer to replenish.  Their current allowed amount is only 30 grams per transaction, which is plenty for most.  The government set this limit because one shouldn’t need more than that and it will help to deter anybody from becoming a dealer.

Even though some will have to wait longer, many are just happy to no longer need a doctor’s approval.  Before this, many got around this from getting notes from doctors online fairly easily. Now they can don’t have to play that game anymore.

Marijuana laws mimic the tobacco laws per state.  Some areas carry a fine for smoking use, so one has to know their tobacco laws. For the most part, the worst that can happen to one is getting slapped with a semi-hefty fine.

With so many eyes on Canada, we will have to see which countries also adopt marijuana for recreational use.  The US may see a drastic drop in criminal cases and incarcerated if it ever gets approved nationwide.

Food You Should Know About: 90 Sec Rice

Recently, I was introduced to a type of food that I should have expected to be in existence, but never looked for.  That food was the 90 seconds rice. It’s a simple concept and all you need is a microwave.  To cook, every brand I saw had a tear away top that you rip a little on both sides for ventilation. You toss in the microwave for just 90 seconds and let it cool before eating.

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Many large chain retail stores such as Walmart, Target, Kroger, etc. have their own cheap brand selling between $1.50 and $2.00.  Each of the large chain products have a very select type of flavored rice.  These are probably the best deal for most busy and/or money-saving people.

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For those willing to pay a little more, roughly only 25-50 cents more, Uncle Ben’s provided many more types of 90 seconds rice.  Their website has 23 different types of rice to choose from. As I’ve been taste testing, my favorites are the Roasted Chicken and Cheddar Broccoli. They have a type for all different taste styles.

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This type of product is so simple to make and is filling for quite cheap.  It’s a little more expensive than uncooked rice, but your time is valuable too.  It can be added to any food dish as well.  Next time you are looking for a snack or just something to add to your lunch/dinner plate, try out these 90 second rice pouches.