Archives for May 2008

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Voodoo Doughnuts – Portland, Oregon

by Erin Steiner May 22nd, 2008| Food News
voodoo doughnuts

If you are ever in Portland, you must visit Voodoo Doughnuts.

Located downtown just off the corner of 3rd and Burnside (on the southwest corner of the intersection), Voodoo Doughnuts is a Portland landmark! More than that, Voodoo Doughnuts is a Portland tradition—you must stop in and have a doughnut if you are in the Portland area.

What makes Voodoo Doughnuts so special? Is it the voodoo juice the owners claim to have shipped when they began their business? Maybe. Maybe it is their in-your-face personality and refusal to conform to the likes of chains

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by Bea May 18th, 2008| Food News, Salads
At school, I sit in the Student Activities Room with our student activities advisor and about six other people because the cafeteria is overcrowded and filled with a lot of freshmen and sophomores--not that I have anything against them. One day, I had to eat during the lunch before mine, or "second lunch", and I decided that I would sit in there anyway. Apparently, there were a group of people who ate in that room just as I did during my regularly scheduled "third lunch," so that was good; I wasn't going to have to eat lunch all by myself!
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A New Addition

by TT May 13th, 2008| Uncategorized
crosswordThere has been a new addition to Tasty Thoughts.  For those of you who enjoy challenging your mind as much as creating in your kitchen, we have added a crossword puzzle section.

The first crossword will test your knowledge of cooking vocabulary.  So, if you know the difference between baking and roasting, or if you just want to learn some new terms, give our crossword a try.

Simply click on the Crosswords link in the left-hand column, or click here.
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Rediscover Oatmeal for Breakfast

by Melissa May 9th, 2008| Recipes

My kids love cold cereal – and who can blame them? When we walk down the cereal aisle, there are countless tasty varieties. Some colorful boxes even have puzzles and games on them for us to enjoy while we eat. However, cold cereal usually isn’t filling, it can cost a lot of money, and it usually has lots of sugar, additives, and preservatives.

Oatmeal to the rescue.


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How to cook perfect burgers on the grill

by Lee Ann May 2nd, 2008| Recipes
bbq burgers

Spring is springing! With my green thumb itching I want to be outside in the fresh air, not in the kitchen slaving over a hot meal. Nor do I want to jump in the car to pick up endless take-out meals or ask the pizza delivery guy to climb the steps to the front door one more time. My family wants hot meals on schedule, so I’ve found that the barbeque grill offers me compromise.

During the spring and summer months, my Weber grill gets

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