Baked Potatoes Are Always Great, But Wait Until You See This Version

Baked Potatoes Are Always Great, But Wait Until You See This Version

Ah, baked potatoes. They really do make the world go ’round. Okay, maybe not, but they are pretty great. They’re easy to make, and there’s nothing quite as satisfying as digging in to a hot potato covered in sour cream when a food fest is underway. And because humans can be pretty great, people have come up with tons of takes on this comfort classic. Some people add chives, and others go right for the cheddar cheese, but what this guy came up with is about to change the potato game forever. If you’ll excuse me, I need to go pick up about 30 pounds of potatoes. It’s about to get real. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/baked-potato/

She Put Wonton Wrappers In A Muffin Tin And Made A Fresh Take On Mexican Food

She Put Wonton Wrappers In A Muffin Tin And Made A Fresh Take On Mexican Food

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); There are some nights where as much as you try, you just can’t decide between two different meals. We’ve all been there — thinking of Mexican food makes your stomach grumble, but Chinese sounds amazing, too. But now with this cheesy chicken cup recipe, you don’t have to pick just one. You can have both in a delicious mix of the two cultures’ delicious cuisines! Get ready for some serious mouthwatering. You might need something to wipe away the drool. This is so easy! If you’re ready to try this yummy fusion, just follow the recipe below: Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of olive oil 2 cups of diced bell peppers 1 cup of chopped onions 1 teaspoon of salt 4 cloves of minced garlic 1 cup of black beans 2 cups of corn 2 cups of cooked chicken 1 teaspoon of pepper Wonton wrappers 3/4 cup of […]

You Can Make This Asian-Inspired Dish At Home, And It's So Good

You Can Make This Asian-Inspired Dish At Home, And It’s So Good

Listen. I’m unoriginal. If I want takeout, I hop on GrubHub and order Chinese food every time. Asian and Asian-inspired food just hits the spot when it’s time for comfort eating, doesn’t it? That being said, getting takeout every week adds up when you have to be an adult and pay bills and all that not-so-fun stuff. There’s also the health situation. Chinese takeout isn’t exactly good for you, and that’s why this recipe is great. You can bring the Asian flavors, save some money, and control fat and sodium at the same time. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); Here’s everything you need to know. Ingredients: 1 bunch of scallions 1 cup of sesame oil 1 cup of soy sauce 1 cup of apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon of garlic 1 teaspoon of sugar 1 cup of sesame seeds 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of pepper Boneless, skinless chicken breasts […]

What She Does With Fruit And Veggie Scraps Will Make It So You Never Buy These Again

What She Does With Fruit And Veggie Scraps Will Make It So You Never Buy These Again

Consider this: the average American household spends over $750 on fruits and vegetables every year. That’s a lot of money that you could be saving with a simple backyard produce garden. Sure, having a garden is no small task, but getting one started is a lot simpler than you think. All you need are some kitchen scraps from the fruits and veggies you want to grow… And to think, you were going to throw out that bottom part of the celery! If you maintain your crops, keep the critters away, and harvest the fruits of your labor (we had to!), you’ll be saving money at the grocery store in no time. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/kitchen-scraps/

Who Knew That Covering Chicken With Chips Could Be This Delicious?

Who Knew That Covering Chicken With Chips Could Be This Delicious?

Everyone loves fried chicken and everyone loves Doritos, so combining the two must be heaven? Right? Well, we’re here to tell you it most certainly is food heaven. This pretty novel fried chicken recipe is not only super easy but it’s also something you can whip up in a hurry for one tasty meal. Trust us, you won’t regret it! googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); To make this quick and easy (but more importantly, delicious) fried chicken for yourself, you’ll need: Ingredients: 1 chicken breast Salt 1 cup of flour 1 tablespoon of onion powder 1 tablespoon of paprika 2 eggs A bag of your favorite brand of chips, like Doritos, crushed Oil for frying Soy sauce Recipe: Cut the chicken breast into thin pieces and sprinkle a bit of salt on them. In a bowl, mix the flour, onion powder, and paprika. In another bowl whisk two eggs. Place the […]

A Man Found A Fried Chicken Head In A Fast Food Meal In France

A Man Found A Fried Chicken Head In A Fast Food Meal In France

A man’s lunch in Saint-Jean-de-Védas, France, was rudely interrupted by something horrifying. He ordered a basket of fried chicken wings from Quick, a local fast food chain, and found something awful hiding inside. Mounir Bessaïh discovered there was a full chicken head in his meal. This is the opposite of appetizing. Oh, merde. YouTube The restaurant chain responded with a quick apology on their Facebook page. “We have launched an investigation as soon as we have been warned, and our service quality is in the process to make all the light on this sad event. We have already identified the batch that came from this room and no other abnormality could not be detected when we examined. So it is good to an isolated phenomenon which has, however, escaped the control teams to the stages of sorting. Unacceptable incident does not present fortunately no risk to health.“ Remember…look before you […]

If You Ever Wanted To Try Sushi Without The Fishy Taste, Then This Recipe's For You!

If You Ever Wanted To Try Sushi Without The Fishy Taste, Then This Recipe’s For You!

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Sushi can be a bit of an acquired taste, but this modern take on the seafood classic will leave you craving more. Growing up, I made the decision never to eat seafood, and that’s something that I’ve stuck with for almost a quarter of a century. With that being said, I do still enjoy a mean roll of sushi. I was nearly halfway through college before I tried my first roll, but since then, it’s become one of my favorites. For those of you who really can’t get down with the fishiness and seaweed weirdness of it all but want to experience the joys of sushi, here’s a recipe that’ll help you out. Bacon makes everything better. It’s science. Here’s everything you need to know to make this awesome recipe: Ingredients: 6 slices of bacon about 1/2 lb ground beef 2 sticks of string cheese BBQ […]

Drinking This Simple Mixture Will Help Your Body In Ways You Never Knew

Drinking This Simple Mixture Will Help Your Body In Ways You Never Knew

Miracle cures don’t exist, but drinking this mixture comes close. The next time you’re looking around your house for something to quench your thirst, don’t reach for a soft drink or juice. Instead, try adding a bit of lemon to some water. It’s refreshing, tastes great, and has a lot of health benefits. 1. The Vitamin C will help your body in many ways (especially if you’re stressed or sick). Flickr / Tim Hoggarth 2. Lemons are an excellent source of potassium for your brain and nervous system. Flickr / Rob & Dani 3. Lemon water will also help with digestion and remove toxins in your digestive tract. Flickr / Patty Mullins 4. It’ll also stimulate your liver and help cleanse your system. Flickr / Rob Bertholf var OX_ads = OX_ads || []; OX_ads.push({ slot_id: “537251602_570f0211b3d05”, auid: “537251602” }); 5. Not only that, but it freshens your breath! Fumiaki Yoshimatsu […]

You And The Kids Should Skip McDonald's...Check Out This Horrible Big Mac Video

You And The Kids Should Skip McDonald’s…Check Out This Horrible Big Mac Video

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); It’s no secret that McDonald’s food is bad for your health. Still, everyone needs a Big Mac every now and then, right? After seeing this video from YouTubers Let’s Melt This, you might change your mind. Over the last year, they’ve melted everything from steel nails to sneakers, but what happens (or doesn’t happen) to this McDonald’s Big Mac when it’s drenched with sulfuric acid is wholly disturbing. Read More: What This Woman Sees On Her Son’s Fried Chicken Is Beyond Disgusting While sulfuric acid causes real food to melt into mush, it’s almost unable to penetrate this Big Mac. Read More: 16 Fast Food Items To NEVER Order, No Matter How Delicious They Are Well, that explains why I get a stomach ache every time I eat at McDonald’s. Excuse me while I vomit forever. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/sulfuric-acid-big-mac/

This Is What It's Like To Eat 61-Year-Old Military Rations, Including Peanut Butter

This Is What It’s Like To Eat 61-Year-Old Military Rations, Including Peanut Butter

Steven Thomas is a military history buff who’s been eating the contents of old food ration packs for the last six years as a way of fully immersing himself in the experience of a normal soldier. Recently he got ahold of two very rare B-unit cans from a Korean War-era RCI food ration pack — that’s 61-year-old food! Not only are these packs quite hard to find, but they are also incredibly expensive. The ready-to-eat meal cans include blackberry jelly, crackers, cocoa, and peanut butter. As upsetting as 61-year-old peanut butter might sound, the most horrifying part of the video is the blackberry jelly that had leaked after all the years. The peanut butter, as it turns out, was actually so good, he ate half the can! “I don’t have health insurance,” was not what I wanted to hear from a man who eats incredibly old military rations. His realization […]

These Foods Will Totally Get You High, Bro. Like, For Real, Dude.

These Foods Will Totally Get You High, Bro. Like, For Real, Dude.

You’d have to be stoned to believe that smoking a banana peel would get you high. Some other websites will fraudulently tell you that. However, the following foods aren’t a bunch of things we wished had the power to make us trip after misplacing our ‘shrooms on a camping trip. These are the real deal. NOTE: We don’t actually advise any of you to try and get high with these foods, but that’s not because it won’t work. Also, please don’t. It’s just a terrible idea. 1. Nutmeg – Consuming 4-8 teaspoons of ground nutmeg might make you hallucinate, but will definitely make you feel awful. 2. Sparidae Fish – If you eat the head of a fish from this family, things can get even weirder than they were when you decided to eat a fish head. 3. Chili Peppers – It would have to be extremely hot, but that […]

Pouring Molten Aluminum On A Steak Has The Coolest Result

Pouring Molten Aluminum On A Steak Has The Coolest Result

These days, people are always looking for new and innovative ways to cook their food. If there is a faster way to do it or a way to make the food tastier, people will try it. Which is exactly why these people started pouring molten aluminum on a steak. They wanted to see if it was possible to cook a steak by pouring liquid metal over it, and here are the results. While the molten aluminum didn’t cook the steak through, it had an awesome effect. YouTube / TheBackyardScientist Check out how the aluminum just slides right off. YouTube / TheBackyardScientist Even though it wasn’t very effective, it still looked pretty rad. YouTube / TheBackyardScientist Cooking it on the stove didn’t have much of an effect either. YouTube / TheBackyardScientist Check out how rare that steak is after being cut and cooked again. YouTube / TheBackyardScientist Check out the entire […]

21 Items Donation Drives Really Need That You Can Give This Holiday Season

21 Items Donation Drives Really Need That You Can Give This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year where families start preparing for their holiday traditions and lavish feasts. While Thanksgiving is traditionally a day to give thanks for everything you have in your life, many people across the country who might otherwise not be able to partake are able to celebrate thanks to food banks and donations. In my area, a few weeks before the holiday, the boy scouts go door to door asking for neighbors to donate a few cans to help give someone an awesome Thanksgiving feast. While most people donate whatever canned goods are cluttering up their pantries, many food banks still fail to receive the essentials necessary for comfort and well-balanced meals. To help ensure people are getting exactly what they need around the holidays, here’s a list of the 21 items donation drives really need but hardly ever get. 1. Soup Packets Flickr / Alpha Like canned […]

You Won't Believe What McDonald's Is Serving Around The World. I Had No Idea They Were This Creative.

You Won’t Believe What McDonald’s Is Serving Around The World. I Had No Idea They Were This Creative.

If you’re looking for some fine dining while traveling abroad, you might want to stop by a McDonalds. The American fast food staple kicks things up a notch with some surprisingly creative dining options overseas. Take your tastebuds on a tour of exotic burgers, breakfasts and desserts…#10 makes me want to buy a plane ticket right now. 1. The Black and White burger in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan is a nod to the famous yin and yang symbols. It is also reportedly meant as a metaphor for those individuals who are well connected in both government and organized crime, “eating from both sides.” 2. The Croque McDo is the chain’s take on the French classic croque monsieur ham and cheese sandwich. 3. Japanese McDonalds feature this prawn-patty sandwich. 4. Also in Japan, the Cheese Fondue Chicken Burger. 5. In Germany you can chow down on the Das Nürnburger featuring three bratwurst […]

Gingerbread Houses Aren't Just For The Holidays -- And They Aren't Always Houses

Gingerbread Houses Aren’t Just For The Holidays — And They Aren’t Always Houses

Every Christmas, families around the world build gingerbread houses. While these are holiday staples, they’re usually pretty small. Holding structures together with frosting is a pretty difficult task, after all! But the people behind this creation didn’t let that get in the way of their desire to recreate one of the most popular buildings in the world — the fictional world, that is. They went ahead and made Hogwarts out of cookies! Imgur / louisesiuol Using nothing but the usual suspects, they brought the mythical institution to life. Imgur / louisesiuol And they didn’t leave out a single detail. Imgur / louisesiuol The result was something too beautiful to eat! Imgur / louisesiuol Building even the simplest gingerbread houses is no small feat, so we applaud these people for their hard work! Will you try to tackle this project next year? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/harry-potter-gingerbread/

These 13 Unconventional Uses For Sliced Bread Prove That Carbs Aren't All Bad

These 13 Unconventional Uses For Sliced Bread Prove That Carbs Aren’t All Bad

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Americans consume an estimated 53 pounds of bread a year. This fact alone is enough to send anyone into a carbo-rich coma. White bread has a bad reputation as being one of the worst carb-rich foods you can but in your body. …but what if I told you that when it comes to life hacks, this carb is secretly a Wonder Bread? You can use bread as more than just an edible purse for your favorite lunch meats;there are many unconventional uses for sliced bread. And if you’re me, you end up throwing away more bread than you consume, so why not stop throwing away your hard-earned cash and repurposing your yeasty treats. Here are 13 unusual uses for sliced bread that are sure to send you running to your nearest grocery store or bakery. 1. Sliced bread can cut down on tear production while chopping […]

For All You Gluten Intolerant Folks, There Could Be Hope On The Horizon

For All You Gluten Intolerant Folks, There Could Be Hope On The Horizon

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58082e188f498’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118107_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58082e188f498’); }); With the rise in gluten allergies and celiac disease, it’s amazing to think that a decade ago, gluten-free food was a rarity on supermarket shelves. The latest statistics show that one in every 133 people has some sort of gluten intolerance. But eating healthy and following the strict guidelines required for someone with celiac disease can be quite costly. It’s estimated that gluten-free foods are 242 percent more expensive than their gluten-packed counterparts. While dealing with celiac disease and gluten intolerance can be a real hassle, one trial in Australia might have found a solution that could make living with the condition much more tolerable. After a successful clinical trial in Australia, GluteGuard could be hitting store shelves before you know it. Glutagen Read More: Here’s Why We All […]

Forget Chips, These Epic Game Day Snacks Will Have Everyone Cheering

Forget Chips, These Epic Game Day Snacks Will Have Everyone Cheering

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); When the weekend rolls around in my household, there are only three rules to live by: rest, relaxation, and football. While my mom and dad are perfectly content screaming at the television for hours on end, some of us need another reason to partake in this weekly “family bonding time.” And while I might not understand exactly what’s happening on the field, I can appreciate a football lover’s need to eat. That’s right, friends, football season means you get to have all the delicious, mouth-watering goodness your mouth can handle. But your taste buds shouldn’t settle for boring snacks like chips or pretzels. So to help you get ready for game day, here are 22 epically tasty snacks that are sure to score a touchdown in your tummy. 1. Why wait 30 minutes for pizza delivery when you can can make these wonton pizza cups in […]

You Should Never Order These 14 Fast Food Items According To The Employees There. I May Be Sick.

You Should Never Order These 14 Fast Food Items According To The Employees There. I May Be Sick.

When asking the question “What fast food items should we try to avoid?” the simple answer is probably, “Don’t ever eat any fast food. Ever!” But sadly, for many people that’s just not a realistic option (financial reasons etc). So to help us out, numerous fast food workers were asked for their behind the scenes advice on what items we should really stay away from ordering at their work establishment. From the Reddit thread titled, “Fast food workers of Reddit, what should we NOT order at your restaurant? Why not?”, here are the results: Some of the answers brought out some amazingly gross things to light, some expected and some very unexpected. One thing’s for sure, cooking at home is always best. Another thing’s for sure… I’ll probably still eat all of this stuff. Source: Reddit / Foodbeast Share this interesting list of fast food items to avoid with your […]

22 Recipes With Pumpkin In Them That Will Make You Drool

22 Recipes With Pumpkin In Them That Will Make You Drool

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Fall is arguably the season where pumpkin spice rules the roost in terms of festive flavor. It’s nearly impossible to go to the supermarket or your local café and not find at least one pumpkin spice item on the menu. But did you know that pumpkins are seriously versatile in the kitchen? Forget pie and prepare to add some totally unique pumpkin-centric dishes to your fall repertoire. To help you get the most out of your pumpkin patch picks, here are 22 recipes that will be perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner this season! 1. Pumpkin pot pie is the perfect mix of sweet and savory. Wikipedia 2. Running low on energy but don’t have time to make a pot of coffee? These pumpkin energy balls you can make in advanced should put some pep in your step. Bless This Mess 3. Add a bit of […]

The Reason He Put Butter Into Boiling Water Is So Genius And Delicious

The Reason He Put Butter Into Boiling Water Is So Genius And Delicious

With summer right around the corner, it’s almost time to break out the grill and plan those BBQs. And if you’re anything like me, that means meat, beer, and everyone’s favorite — corn on the cob. But this season, instead of boiling your corn in just water, consider this epic cooking trick… All you need is some milk, butter, and corn. More butter is always better in my book. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/corn-on-the-cob/

You Would Never, EVER Want To Shop At These Supermarkets. Wow.

You Would Never, EVER Want To Shop At These Supermarkets. Wow.

Nunavut is the northernmost Canadian territory and by far the worst one to buy groceries in. When a bag of chips will set you back just south of $10, odds are it’s going to cost a pretty penny to buy the makings for something that would even resemble a healthy meal for your family. Citizens of the area are furious about the high, continuously rising prices and are protesting both in person and online. Nunavut Food Price is a Tumblr devoted to giving residents a place to share the outrageous sums of money they’re being asked to pay for everyday items. You won’t believe some of these stores are asking for! Take a look! Package Of Bottled Water NunavutFoodPrices Frozen Taquitos NunavutFoodPrices Orange Juice NunavutFoodPrices Candy NunavutFoodPrices Peppers NunavutFoodPrices Ground Beef NunavutFoodPrices Potato Chips NunavutFoodPrices Cooking Sauce NunavutFoodPrices Ice Cream NunavutFoodPrices Sugar NunavutFoodPrices Snack Bars NunavutFoodPrices Canned Corn NunavutFoodPrices Baby Formula […]

How This Mom Got Her Kids To Eat Lunch Is Beautifully Delicious

How This Mom Got Her Kids To Eat Lunch Is Beautifully Delicious

Feeding finicky children can be extremely taxing. Buying, preparing, and cooking food is one thing…but forcing a child throwing a tantrum to eat it? That’s another entirely! Sarah Gonzalez, also known as Lunarbell Lunch on Instagram, is a mother of six that found a unique way to get her kids to eat lunch. To avoid fits during mealtime, she began creating these delightful and beautiful lunches. How could a kid resist this delicious tribute to Shark Week? (Don’t worry, you can feed yourself this after midnight.) It takes her about an hour to create one of these fanciful plates. It’s worth the effort, though! Not only is her Instagram amazing, but her kids love the lunches. Sven from “Frozen” for lunch, anyone? Her attention to detail is honestly mind-blowing (this Pluto lunch even features Mickey Mouse sprinkles). If you want to see even more of her delicious creations, visit her […]

These 16 Kitchen Hacks Will Transform You From Zero To Master Chef Hero!

These 16 Kitchen Hacks Will Transform You From Zero To Master Chef Hero!

Cooking is more than just science…it’s a skills game! Anyone else find themselves spending countless hours watching the Food Network? I’m always so perplexed at how both master and amateur cooks alike can produce such top-notch culinary dishes…and in 30 minutes or less! But don’t fret, you can have the culinary prowess of a master chef thanks to these time-saving kitchen hacks. 1. Need to cut some veggies, but don’t have time for a knife? Try a pizza cutter! 2. Use a wine glass to make perfectly rounded cookies and biscuits. South By Southeast 3. Soaking onions in a bowl of ice water can eliminate the stench without sacrificing the taste! Instructables / Paige Russell 4. Forget about all the annoying cleanup by baking lasagna in the dishwasher. 5. If you find your broth to be just a bit too fatty, stick it in the fridge to cool then skim […]

23 Simple, Yummy Recipes To Bring To Your Friendsgiving Dinner

23 Simple, Yummy Recipes To Bring To Your Friendsgiving Dinner

Friendsgiving is sort of like Thanksgiving’s drunk, crazy, and way less judgmental cousin. This new holiday is a lot less high-maintenance than the main event and can serve as the perfect way to destress after spending a full day with all of your relatives. There’s no need to worry about awkward political talk or your grandmother constantly bombarding you with questions about how sucky your love life is. Rather than stick to traditional fare, this friend-oriented gathering allows you to switch things up a bit and take a creative spin on your holiday favorites. Whether you’re a Friendsgiving pro or a first timer, here are 23 amazing recipes that’ll make you forget all about what went down on Thanksgiving. 1. Start off the night with delicious sweet potato crostini. Naturally Ella Read More: 19 New And Mouthwatering Pies To Make For Your Thanksgiving Celebration 2. A scrumptious Friendsgiving dish like […]

These Scenes Are Completely Edible, But Way Too Cute To Actually Eat.

These Scenes Are Completely Edible, But Way Too Cute To Actually Eat.

Here at ViralNova, we have a thing for people who make art out of food, probably because it combines two things we enjoy: cool-looking things and eating. We’ve covered some artists working with food before, and now we’re bringing you more. (You’re welcome.)  Stay-at-home mom Samantha Lee knew from firsthand experience that getting kids to eat can be tricky. She wanted to encourage her older daughter to eat independently while Lee tended to her younger child. To do this, she created little scenes out of food to make the meals more appealing. Because it’s the Internet era, she began posting pictures of her creations online. The result was more than 300,000 Instagram followers, as well as features in various publications and advertising contracts. Lee’s creations feature pop culture icons and fictional characters, as well as scenery and landmarks. Samantha Lee Totoro’s shape lends nicely to being recreated in rice form. Samantha Lee […]

18 Instagram Accounts That Will Inspire You To Live Your Best Life

18 Instagram Accounts That Will Inspire You To Live Your Best Life

Because 2015 is the year you’ll stick to your resolutions. 1. Nicole Warne – @garypeppergirl Instagram: @garypeppergirl Instagram: @garypeppergirl Instagram: @garypeppergirl   Nicole runs the amazing Gary Pepper Girl blog and seems to have the coolest life ever. Though she originally hails from Australia, her Instagram will take you all over the world, inspiring your next adventure and showcasing the coolest travel spots from around the globe. 2. Jess Robinson – @lazygirlfit Instagram: @lazygirlfit Instagram: @lazygirlfit Instagram: @lazygirlfit   Jess is a trainer who focuses on short and simple workouts that anyone can do with very basic equipment. Her Insta is filled with inspirational quotes, exercise demonstrations, and delicious-looking healthy food. 3. Jessica Stein – @tuulavintage Instagram: @tuulavintage Instagram: @tuulavintage Instagram: @tuulavintage   Named after the Finnish word for wind (‘tuula’), this Instagram is about wanderlust and wardrobe, and will inspire you to open your eyes to the beauty of […]

Cheesy Mashed Potato Cups Are About To Become Your Absolute Favorite Snack

Cheesy Mashed Potato Cups Are About To Become Your Absolute Favorite Snack

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Mashed potatoes should really be their own food group. I could eat them morning, noon, and night and never think twice about my life decisions. But like most traditional dishes, it can become tiresome having the same thing the same way all the time. What if I told you, though, that there was a recipe that could turn your leftover mashed potatoes into something scrumptiously new and exciting? Get ready, because these tasty treats will help you transform mashed potatoes from a side dish into a mouth-watering main course. I give you…cheesy mashed potato cups! I can’t wait to make these for myself. They’re so simple! Just follow the recipe below: Ingredients 2 cups mashed potatoes 1/4 cup bacon 1/4 cup chives 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 1 cup cheddar cheese Directions: Mix the mashed potatoes, bacon, […]

15 Insanely Easy Ways To Pack Your Lunch More Often

15 Insanely Easy Ways To Pack Your Lunch More Often

You could be wasting $2,500 per year. That’s enough for a trip to Disneyland. View this image › Alice Mongkongllite / BuzzFeed Exact savings will depend on how much you usually spend on lunch, but there’s no denying the fact that eating lunch out every day is a big fucking waste of money. 1. Freeze batches of individually wrapped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. organizeyourselfskinny.com   To keep them from going soggy make sure that you spread peanut butter on both pieces of bread, then jelly in between. Cover with saran wrap then store in the freezer for up to two weeks. It’s also a good idea to use a Sharpie to label your bag so you don’t forget how long it has been sitting in the freezer. 2. Burritos can also be prepared ahead of time and stored in the freezer. View this image › Eutoch / Getty Images […]

These Life-Changing Cooking Hacks Will Transform Your Kitchen Into Awesomeness. Brilliant.

These Life-Changing Cooking Hacks Will Transform Your Kitchen Into Awesomeness. Brilliant.

Does your kitchen give you nightmares? Too intimidated to tackle that recipe your mom gave you for your favorite meal growing up? Or maybe you’re racking up some serious pizza delivery debt. Regardless of what’s kept you from the kitchen, it’s time to face your fears with a little help from these ridiculously easy hacks. You’ll be whipping up meals like a pro! 1. Peel all your hard-boiled eggs at once by giving them a good shake. 2. Shaking also works for peeling garlic! 3. Use a knife to pit avocados. But be VERY careful! 4. Then slice it up without the mess while it’s still in the skin. 5. Add a dash of baking soda to your onions to caramelize them in half the time. 6. Vent your aggression and create a nice salad at the same time: core your lettuce by slamming it on the counter. 7. Spritz […]

He Poured Couscous On A Flat Surface And Pulled Off Something Incredible

He Poured Couscous On A Flat Surface And Pulled Off Something Incredible

Couscous is a wonderful, underrated food that’s a good source of fiber, carbohydrates, and even protein. In addition to these health benefits, it’s delicious. But sometimes, there’s foodie fun to be had that leaves cooking and eating out of the equation. What this guy did with some couscous, a metal surface, and a bow proves a stunning mathematical point. Next time someone tells you to stop playing with your food, show them this video. For all they know, you could be doing it in the name of science! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/couscous/

The Different Cuts Of Steak And What You NEED To Know About Them!

The Different Cuts Of Steak And What You NEED To Know About Them!

Red meat is a great form of protein that people all over the world enjoy. It’s juicy, flavorful, and versatile. Almost everyone (sorry, vegans and vegetarians) can enjoy a well-prepared cut. But there are quite a few different types of steak and all cuts are not created equal. Each one has its own unique qualities and tastes, so here’s all the information you need to know regarding your choices of steak. When grilling season rolls around, you’ll be a pro! Wikimedia Commons This giant piece of meat features both a filet mignon and a strip steak, separated by a bone. Wikimedia Commons This is a very flavorful cut of meat. There is a tendon that runs down the center of this steak, so cut that out before cooking and you’ll have a juicy, flavorful meal. Flickr / Brian Child This is a very chewy piece of meat, but it is […]

21 Epic Baking Hacks That You Need To Start Using TODAY!

21 Epic Baking Hacks That You Need To Start Using TODAY!

Despite what those failed chocolate soufflé attempts say, baking is not rocket science. In fact, it’s pretty easy if you know all the tricks of the trade. You’ve just been working with the wrong set of metaphorical tools. So stop burning your crusts and giving up if you’re missing an ingredient — baking is about to become easy as pie with these simple hacks. 1. You can use a wine bottle as a makeshift rolling pin. Flickr / Christopher Dorobek 2. Avoid hard brown sugar by storing it with a slice of bread or a large marshmallow. This Week For Dinner 3. Use a piece of parchment paper to make your own cupcake liners. The Blueberry Moon 4. Ripen bananas by placing them in the oven for 40 minutes at 300 degrees. Flickr / 24oranges.nl 5. You can swap avocado for butter in order to make a cake healthier. Joy […]

Are You A Terrible Cook? Go Back To Basics With 20 Skills Everyone Should Know

Are You A Terrible Cook? Go Back To Basics With 20 Skills Everyone Should Know

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably way better at eating than you are at cooking. As you can imagine, my first foray into feeding myself after moving out of my parents’ house was less than pleasant. After botching one too many mind-numbingly simple meals, I hit the books to figure out what I was doing wrong. (As it turns out, that was just about everything.) If you’re off to a rough culinary start, learning these 20 basic skills will do you a world of good. Keep in mind that these aren’t hacks. They will not teach you how to use a piece of yarn and someone’s left shoe to make a pork roast. They will, however, help you tackle delicious dishes from this point forward. 1. Make a roux. Flickr / Emily Sick of using jarred sauces for everything? Same. That’s where the mother sauces come in. Before we […]

Give The Gift Of Food This Holiday Season With These Tasty Treats

Give The Gift Of Food This Holiday Season With These Tasty Treats

We all have that one person on our Christmas list that is just impossible to shop for. On my list, that person is my father. He likes to say that Christmas is just another day and that it has the emotional appeal of watching paint dry, so you can imagine how incredibly difficult it is to pick out gifts for him. While my father couldn’t care less about Christmas, he LOVES to eat. So instead of purchasing something that he won’t use, I’m going to fill his stomach with holiday cheer this year. If you still have a question mark next to someone’s name on your list, check out these 20 gift ideas. They’re all 100 percent edible, and they’ll turn any Scrooge into a jolly old Saint Nick. 1. Give them their favorite cookie recipe in a jar. Well Plated 2. Warm their heart (and their stomach) with these […]

You'll Think Twice Before You Put These Foods In Your Mouth Again

You’ll Think Twice Before You Put These Foods In Your Mouth Again

If you’ve ever watched the Food Network, you know that presentation is key. As those painfully wealthy chefs say, “We eat with our eyes first.” And that’s why this list of well-loved delicacies is a little bit confusing. We don’t think twice about chowing down on scallops, passionfruit, and chili dogs, but perhaps if we spent more time looking at them before stuffing our faces, we’d be a little more critical. 1. Blue crab Wikimedia Commons Nothing like digging into a pile of legs that appear to have been pulled from a giant, alien-faced insect! 2. Rambutan Wikimedia Commons It looks awful before you crack it open, and even worse after. 3. Scallops Wikipedia Scallops look much less terrible by the time they make it to our plates. 4. Passionfruit Wikimedia Passionfruit is delicious. It’s just a shame that it has to look like lumpy mucus. 5. Squid Pixabay Slimy, […]

Community Post: 18 Times Jennifer Lawrence's Obsession With Food Got Real

Community Post: 18 Times Jennifer Lawrence’s Obsession With Food Got Real

The hunger what?? 1. That time when she won an award and was upset it wasn’t food. View this image › MTV / Via giphy.com 2. When Katniss took a quick break on the set of The Hunger Games to eat some chips. View this image › fanpop.com / Via giphy.com 3. When she found a silver lining during this interview. View this image › youtube.com / Via giphy.com 4. When she held nothing back about how she felt on the red carpet. View this image › EOnline / Via giphy.com 5. When she talked about her food coma. vine.co 6. When she ignored the questions about her dress and told the truth on the red carpet. View this image › popsugar.com / Via popsugar.com 7. And when she told us about her favorite part of the day. View this image › popsugar / Via popsugar.com 8. When she found […]

He Crafted The World's Most Expensive Chicken Sandwich, But Is It Worth The Price?

He Crafted The World’s Most Expensive Chicken Sandwich, But Is It Worth The Price?

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Food can be expensive, but we have to have it, so footing the bill is a necessary evil. I often think that if I didn’t have to eat throughout the day, I’d probably be well on my way to becoming a millionaire. Regardless of whether you stay in for a home-cooked meal or go out to eat at the latest chain restaurant, it can be pretty costly. But I had no idea just how expensive it could be to make something 100 percent from scratch. As part of his “How To Make Everything” web series, Youtuber Andy George tackled the task of creating a basic chicken sandwich from scratch. What many would consider a fairly easy culinary feat was nothing of the sort. Traveling across country to collect salt water from the ocean was only one of the 16 steps George completed over the course of […]

These Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders Are The Best Kind Of Finger Food

These Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders Are The Best Kind Of Finger Food

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); To this day, my parents make fun of me for always ordering chicken fingers when we went out for dinner as a kid. But can you really blame me? The crunchy yet tender finger food has it all! Now that I’m a grown-up, though, it’s not as socially acceptable to order from the children’s menu. Thankfully, it’s not hard to make this delicious meal in the comfort of my own home…and there are even some adult touches you can add like garlic and Parmesan! Here’s what you need to know! Ingredients: 3/4 cup of flour 3 eggs 2 teaspoons of lemon juice 1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs 1/2 cup of Parmesan 1 teaspoon of lemon zest 1 tablespoon of garlic powder Salt and pepper to taste Cooking spray Directions: Pour the flour in a bowl and the eggs and lemon juice in another bowl. Stir […]

When This Little Tot Tries Broccoli, She Has The Most Appropriate Reaction Ever

When This Little Tot Tries Broccoli, She Has The Most Appropriate Reaction Ever

For parents, it’s a never-ending battle to get kids to eat their vegetables. When threatening to take away their favorite toys or finding new and creative ways to trick kiddos into eating their greens won’t do the trick, most parents find themselves getting more frustrated by the second. Hoping to avoid the future hassle, this mom and dad decided to get their baby girl, Hazel, on the right track by instilling in her a love for veggies at an early age. While initially excited by the prospect of feeding time, the babe’s face soon drops. When she first tastes broccoli, this adorable nugget has a reaction we can all understand. Little Hazel is certainly not the first baby to hilariously protest yucky foods. Take this guy eating a lemon, for example. He’ll never forgive Dad for this culinary offense. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/broccoli-baby/