June 20, 2011

Is This Yoplait Commercial Controversial?

I was recently surfing the web and it came to my attention that a fairly new Yoplait yogurt commercial has been pulled from the airwaves.  Have you seen it?  It features a woman at her office refrigerator, trying to decide whether or not she should have a piece of cheesecake.  She goes back and forth, juggling the options of having celery sticks to cancel out the cheesecake or jogging in place while eating the cake.  So how is it controversial?  Find out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18, 2011

10 Strangest Cheese Names

I was playing Family Feud with my brother on Monday, and one of the categories was “Most Popular Cheeses.” It got me thinking about all the different cheeses out there, especially the ones with strange names. Come on, you know what I’m talking about. Keep reading for the oddest cheese names in the world!

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April 28, 2011

Making Your Own Sauces

A store-bought sauce just doesn’t compare to a sizzling one cooking over the stove. That’s especially true for spaghetti sauces and other gourmet Italian favorites. I strong believe that no pasta should come un-sauced, and my boyfriend would say the same. He literally puts sauce on everything, and most of the time, it’s hot sauce. I skip the spicy stuff, but I do love thick, rich and creamy sauces on meat and pasta!
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April 14, 2011

Life as a Bringer

Ever heard the term “bringer” before? Let me give you a hint. It has to do with school lunches. Up until 8th grade, I was a die-hard “bringer.” My mom would pack my Xena Warrior Princess lunch box with a sandwich, potato chips and probably some cookies. It wasn’t healthy, but it was much more satisfying than the leather pizza in the cafeteria or whatever “hot” special they had for the day.

When I heard that a public school on Chicago’s West Side has decided to ban home-brought lunches and certain snacks in order to promote the “healthy” school lunches, I was horrified. As an extremely picky eater as a child, I couldn’t imagine having to eat my grade school’s lunch.

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