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Summer Pool Floats for Food Lovers

Show off your love affair with your favorite foods both in and out of the water this summer. All food floats below are currently available on Amazon Prime, so you can have your sweet inflatable treat delivered within 2 days and get the party started! Huge Pink Donut What’s more fun than sprinkles? Giant Pretzel Room for three foodie friends! Watermelon Slice Raft Refreshingly cool looking. Giant Pizza Slice Buy 8 to make the whole pie! Giant Popcorn Much more fun that picking kernels out of your teeth. Ice Pop For a patriotic summer. GUMBALL MACHINE Taking it retro. Popsicle The ultimate summer food. Taco It’s always time for tacos. Ice Cream Sandwich Another summer staple both in and out of the pool. Bacon and Eggs No food list is complete without bacon — even an inflatable one. Pineapple I’m partial to…

Appetite-Inducing American Town Names: U.S. Cities Named After Foods

Hungry for travel? More than 80 percent of Americans are expected to take a road trip this summer, according to a survey conducted by the auto club AAA. Road trips have always been the perfect opportunity for a little quirky out-of-the-way adventure. World’s biggest rubber band ball? Don’t mind if I do! But what’s out there specifically for the foodie? Surely, we’ve visited towns for their unique cuisines — New Orleans, Maine, Texas — but what about towns named after cuisine? You don’t have to be a culinary expert to enjoy visiting these appetite-inducing American towns. Their quirky names make traveling to far-flung corners of the country an adventure for all eating enthusiasts. Enjoy these delicious destination. Breakfast fans might like to start their day in Two Egg, Florida, then head on up to Toast, North Carolina and Bacon, Washington. Hot Coffee, Mississippi is a can’t miss, but don’t forget the Cream, Wisconsin. Or maybe you’d like to…

Truly horrible vintage hot dog ads and recipes

For millions of Americans, summer means more hot dogs in their diet. And it seemingly always has. The hot dog, or frankfurter, was culturally imported from Germany, but was instantly popularized in the United States, where it became synonymous with the working-class. As a top-selling street food at hot dog stands and carts, the cased meat treat also became the food face of warm weather baseball games, amusement parks, and all things American culture. No one particular person is credited with inventing the steamed sausage roll we know today, but the earliest references of the word “hot dog” date to the late 19th century (1893) in the New Brunswick (New Jersey) Daily Times and the New York World. Anyone who has ever grown up knows there are unfortunate photos and experiences of our past we wish no one would ever see (Think: Hammer pants, frosted tips, or anything with glitter). The hot dog is no different.…

Planning your food for outdoor adventures

When you’re heading out on an adventure, with days planned full of activities, you want food that will nourish and revitalize you. Hiking, climbing, swimming, paddling, gathering fire wood, lugging equipment — you’re going to be burning more calories than you think. An adventurer should plan for about 1.5 to 2.5 pounds of food — about 2,500 to 4,500 calories — per person per day, depending on the individual and their exertion level. Even if you’re car camping, you’ll still likely be exerting yourself more than on a typical day. Extra food is essential for any overnight trip, but a common beginner mistake is to pack too much food, forcing you to haul extra weight everywhere you wander. Only experience will allow you to dial in your personal food requirements, but Bob Frye, outdoors editor for the Tribune-Review, everybodyadventures.com and lifelong outdoorsman, offers expert advice. Day Hike Even if your weekend adventure won’t include any overnights,…

Mother’s Day is busiest day at KFC

Mom has a secret love she’s never shared all of these years. Mother’s Day is a big day for dining out. More than half of Americans celebrating Mother’s Day plan a special brunch or dinner. According to the National Retail Federation, 55.9 percent of mothers celebrating will get taken out for a special meal. But when we can assume Mom has her pick of places, where does she choose to dine? KFC. According to YUM Brands, KFC sees its best day of business all year on Mother’s Day. And it’s not even close. Single stores report sales jumps of 50 percent on the annual holiday. KFC says it serves about 370,000 families each Mother’s Day. That translates to 6.5 million pieces — or 1.5 million pounds — of chicken and 815,000 servings of mashed potatoes and gravy. So celebrate your favorite matriarch this Sunday with a box of chocolates and a bucket of…

16 Mimosas for Mother’s Day

Because without booze, it’s just breakfast. Give Mom what she really wants this Mother’s Day. Show that you love her — more than your siblings, obviously — and go beyond the basic OJ with one of these 16 simple recipes. STRAWBERRY PINEAPPLE MIMOSAS CRANBERRY ORANGE MIMOSA BELLINI STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE MIMOSA Creamsicle Mimosas TEQUILA SUNRISE MIMOSA Pomegranate Kombucha Mimosa Grapefruit Mimosa ORANGE SHERBET MIMOSA PUNCH Unicorn Mimosas APPLE CIDER MIMOSAS Mimosa Floats Lemon Mint Pineapple Mimosa Strawberry Cream Mimosa BLUEBERRY LIME MIMOSAS MIMOSA SANGRIA Blackberry Mint Mimosa

Where to eat or drink for free on Cinco de Mayo

It’s almost that time. Friday. Happy Hour. Cinco de Mayo. If you still don’t know where you’re headed, check out this list and scoop up some freebies on your way home or on your way out. Because one can never have too many tacos. #bajafreshtacos A post shared by Anthony Castro (@siinalooa100) on Jul 6, 2015 at 4:17pm PDT Baja Fresh Join Club Baja, the company’s rewards program and get rewarded with a free taco. It’s #NationalChipAndDipDay. Come on in, the water is salsa! A post shared by Chevys Fresh Mex (@chevysfreshmex) on Mar 23, 2017 at 9:56am PDT Chevy’s Fresh Mex Compadres Club members will get a free appetizer — feel free to sign up today! Most locations also have a daily happy hour so you can scoop up some margaritas for around $4. Did you know we have Thursday Taco nights? Get 3 Grilled Chicken Tacos for…

Eating dandelions, the backyard wonder weed

For many people in our area right now, the annual war on dandelions is in full swing. The first sight of those stems reaching for sunlight has us reaching for the spray bottle. We dig them up, burn them, mow them. But whatever our weapon of choice, we have it all wrong. What we really should be doing is eating them. “Dandelions are one of the most nutritious plants on the planet,” said Doug Oster, garden editor for the Tribune-Review and everybodygardens.com. “Every part of the plant is actually edible.” The leaves and crown provide considerable amounts of vitamin A and vitamin K which promote blood clotting and new blood cell growth. Dandelions also provide healthy doses of potassium, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium and iron. Eat enough of them and benefit from lutein and zeaxanthin, two nutrients important in maintaining healthy eyesight. The American Optometric Association reports these nutrients…

Cadbury Creme Eggs Top Pizzas for an Easter Themed Twist

Forget the pepperoni. Put aside the pizza sauce. Easter 2017 is upon us and that means the world is about to be introduced to the Cadbury Creme Egg pizza. One London-based pizza maker teamed up with a British food delivery company, Deliveroo, to create the “Fior-egg-tina” — a twist on the Italian classic egg-topped Fiorentina. But before you get grossed out thinking about that creme center melting into your mozzarella, know that this is a completely different type of pie. A strawberry sauce base is topped with marscapone, mint leaves and Cadbury Creme Eggs halves, then sprinkled with crunchy mini eggs. It’s an unbelievable ode to one of the world’s most beloved Easter candies. The credit for this completely sweet pie goes to Crust Bros — but they’re only available via Deliveroo in London from April 7 through 14. As an American, if you’re upset this masterpiece isn’t available to you then…

Leftover Hard-boiled Egg Recipes

If you have a few kids, chances are, out of fairness, you were forced to boil and dye more eggs than you knew you could ever consumer. You tell yourself you’ll “take them for lunch” and “make tuna salad”, but just two days in and you’re sick of peeling problems and tired of tuna. If this sounds like a scene from your spring season every year, check out these creative recipes to help you get through an excess of hard-boiled eggs. Next year, you’ll be dying too many on purpose! Smoked Salmon and Egg Canapes Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches English-Muffin Egg Pizzas Portuguese Pizza Boiled Egg, Seared Asparagus & Pickled Onion Sandwich MAYO-FREE AVOCADO EGG SALAD EGG PEPPER FRY RECIPE | EGG PEPPER MASALA Scotch Egg CLASSIC COBB SALAD