Angry Birds Pork Rinds: It’s about time!

1 04 2011

This is one of those things that I didn’t realize I wanted until I saw them. This is even better than microwave pork rinds (which I still don’t grasp).

From the website:
Need to make three stars on every level of Angry Birds? Then you’d better pop open a can of Tiger Blood and a bag of Angry Birds Pork Rinds! Taste the crisp, salty, inspiring, savory flavor that only green pigs can produce.

Get them before the lawyers beat you to them! You can find them, where else, but over at Think Geek.


Fresh Cuppa Joe in 3 Minutes: Tiny Brewer Is Sleepwalker Simple

29 11 2008

You staggered into the kitchen at 5 am, desperate for a fix. The taxi arrives in 30 minutes, and your coffeemaker is mocking you with its indolent drip … drip … drip. For busy professionals, the Keurig Mini single-cup brewer can be a lifesaver. Operation is simple enough for sleepwalkers: Pour water into the tank, pop a fresh K-Cup cartridge of grounds into the holder, and push a button. In three minutes, you’ve got a steaming cup of joe. No grinding, no measuring, no fussing with filters, no burned pots to scour. When you’re done, toss out the spent pod and go. The Mini even has an LED sensor that prevents it from pouring when you forget to insert a mug. The K-Cup format features more than 200 varieties of coffee, tea, and cocoa, and an optional metal filter ($15) lets you use your own favorite fair-trade organic grounds.

Great American Seafood Cookoff Recipes

27 08 2008

Remember my earlier post about the Great American Seafood Cook Off and how they use local Seafood? Well the top 5 recipes are in and you can go vote for which one you like the best at the website,
Personally, I like them ALL! I’m going to start with the one pictured, the Shrimp and Andouille Cassoulet. It looks wonderful. It’s made from Louisiana Shrimp and Andouille sausage smothered in a white bean casserole. The recipe for this is on the website. The best part of all of these recipes is that not only do they use local seafood, which means it’s fresher and costs less to both harvest and transport, but all of the other ingredients are local and easily found in your local grocery store. I hate recipes that have me hunting all over the planet for an ingredient. All of the recipes are like this and all are available for printing or downloading into an online cookbook.
All of these recipes also use domestic seafood. Lets fact it people, when it’s domestic, we know a lot more about the area it’s from and we know how much safer it is for us to eat. It’s much cheaper as well because we save all that transportation cost. Most importantly, it TASTES so much better. The faster we can get it to the stove, the better it’s going to be. It’s an all around win-win situation to use domestic seafood.
Now I encourage everyone to go and vote for their favourite recipe. You could win a trip to New Orleans, home of the best seafood I have ever eaten! I visit there are least twice a year. Great people and incredible food. So go vote for your favourite recipe. Maybe we can dine together after the cook off!
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Sponsored by Lousiana Seafood

Just when I thought I’d heard everything…

26 08 2008

Along comes this: Drive Bay Toaster!
Having a sneaky way to keep fresh food around has always been an important goal for college students and geeks alike. Usually it’s done with mini fridges, mini microwaves and hot plates. Yet here’s another little gadget to throw on the list. This one is a toaster that is powered by your PC. It inserts directly into the drive bay and will fit a standard 5.25. It includes Windows based software interface which controls the temperature and how long the toast is in for.

Although this is a Windows version they are currently working on a Mac OS version that will hopefully be coming soon. To get this to work it requires an available USB port as well as a 4 pin Molex power connector. You will also need a free PCI slot. It does have a crumb tray like every other toaster and includes a 2 year warranty. It hopefully won’t cause your PC any overheating issues since it has a vent that exhausts the hot air out the back of the case. To pick one up it will cost you $29.99 from Crazy PC.

The Great American Seafood Cookoff

31 07 2008

Besides loving cookies, I also love seafood. I especially love domestic seafood. I prefer to know the source of my food and prefer it to be as local as possible.
Because I love to cook, I love cooking contests. So I would love to enter my own special Crab Pepper Alfredo in The Great American Seafood Cook Off! Or maybe I’d enter my incredible seafood salad that is served in a bread bowl…..or maybe my crab bisque. Of course the three of them make a wonderful meal when served together! Hmmm…..makes me think that i know what is on the menu for dinner tonight!
My special recipe is made with only the freshest ingredients so it would fit right in with this group and their promotion of domestic seafood sustainability. It’s an important concept that is often overlooked. As an important part of our food supply, we must protect it.

The Great American Seafood Cook Off features chefs from around the nation fixing the most incredibly yummy foods imaginable. If last years event was any indication, this years event should be a feast! I recommend that those of you who like to cook and/or like to eat, check out the recipes of the latest and greatest. Maybe even consider entering the Cook off yourself! I would love to be able to blog on here about knowing the winner of this years event!
Cook off