Archives for April 2008

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Top 10 Sodas in The U.S.

by TK April 29th, 2008| Food News
I was sitting with one of my sons (they are both named Jacob), and he found a list of the Top 10 sodas in the U.S in Beverage World Magazine. While he quizzed me on the rankings, I figured I would share the rankings with TT readers:

  1. Coke

  2. Pepsi

  3. Diet Coke

  4. Mountain Dew

  5. Dr. Pepper

  6. Diet Pepsi

  7. Sprite

  8. Diet Mountain Dew

  9. Fanta

  10. Diet Dr. Pepper

I must admit that I was completely shocked that Dr. Pepper had two drinks in the Top 10. We are not a big soda-drinking household, but the list surprised me.


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PureBread Deli, Greenville, DE

by TT April 28th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
While on vacation in Maryland, we headed up to Delaware to check out the Natural History Museum. The museum was a hit on a chilly rainy day. Leaving the museum was an unpleasant end to the trip, as the miserable weather brought a chill to me. To bring some warmth back, a cup of coffee seemed like a great idea.

Driving on the Kennett Pike, neither my fiance or I were familiar with the area, so we searched roadside malls for a coffee shop. Luckily, we saw PureBread Deli. Entering the deli, I noticed a large menu
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The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

by LJ Dovichi April 24th, 2008| Restaurant Reviews
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I live in the Bay Area so I avoid a lot of the tourist trap areas and restaurants, especially Pier 39 in San Francisco. However, my mom doesn't live here, and she absolutely adores going to Pier 39. Last weekend was her birthday, and she came to see us. When we asked her where she wanted to go for her birthday she naturally said, "The wharf." So we went to Pier 39, and we had her birthday lunch at The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.

Bubba Gump's is a restaurant based off the movie Forrest Gump. Outside the building there is
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Cooking Junkies

by TT April 19th, 2008| Food News
Cooking JunkiesAs a self-proclaimed foodie, I always am looking for new recipes and ideas. A decade ago, I did this by collecting cookbooks. However, in the past ten years the first place I search for recipe is the Internet. Recently, I came across a Website that will be my first place to search when I am uncertain as to what to make, Cooking Junkies.

There are more excellent features than I can mention in this article. However, I will share my two favorite features about this site. The first thing that I like about
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Deep-Fried, Beer-Battered Onion Rings

by TK April 18th, 2008| Recipes, Side Dishes
Onion Rings - Beer Battered and TastyFor my most recent birthday, 2 of my children got me a present I always wanted - a good countertop deep fryer. With the help of my soon-to-be-wife they made the selection of an Emeril LaGasse/T-fal Deep Fryer.

One of the first items that I decided to make was Beer Battered Onion Rings. I have to admit that I am a sucker for anything deep fried, and my kids are no different. So, although they are not the biggest fans of onions, the prospects of some grilled burgers and deep-fried anything sounded good to them!

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Veggie Pizza

by Melissa April 11th, 2008| Recipes
veggie pizza

Sometimes it’s hard to get our kids to eat all those healthy vegetables. A few months ago I came across a recipe for pizza in a vegetarian cookbook. Whether you’re a meat eater or not, vegetarian cookbooks are a great resource for finding new ways to eat vegetables. I decided to use up some of the veggies in my fridge and make a pizza.

I ended up making two pizzas: one with cheese, pepperoni, and olives, and one with

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Artichoke-Spinach Dip

by TT April 6th, 2008| Food News
Friday afternoon was fairly busy with kid events:  a Girl Scout meeting and playdate for our 10 year old, a middle school dance and sleepover for our almost 12 year old.  Between all of the drop-offs and pick-ups, we decided to wait until after the dance drop-off for our dinner.  With only the adults eating at that point, we decided to indulge in some red wine and finger foods.

To create our dinner menu we focused on ingredients that don't appeal to the children.  However, we didn't need to make a lot of food, as we were cooking only for two. 
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NH Magazine Author Nominated for Award

by TT April 4th, 2008| Food News
When one thinks of cooking magazine subscriptions, one tends to think of widely distributed magazines, such as Bon Appetit or Gourmet. However, a magazine that is run on a smaller scale can boast that it has authors that are just as renowned.

Taste of the Seacoast, a New Hampshire-based magazine, has had one of its contributing authors nominated for an international award. Kathy Gunst is one of three finalists for the Magazine Category of the 2008 Burt Greene Award, which is presented annually by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. To learn more about her nomination, you
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