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Thirsty Thursday: Bloody Brain Shooters

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, [...]

Fall Fest: Caramel Apples for Halloween

Happy Halloween! You might be full of mini candy bars already. But since these are mainly made of crispy fruit, there’s always room for candy-coated apples. The decadent apples (pictured above) from Zoe Francois are dipped in easy-to-make caramel that’s rich, creamy, gooey and not over-the-top sweet. For a bit of contrast to the caramel, [...]

Happy Halloween!

Get creepy in the kitchen.

Hump Day Snack: Day of the Dead Cookies

It’s the day before Halloween and children everywhere are gearing up for a full-day sugar spree and plenty of costumed chaos. But let’s not forget the other celebratory holiday that follows directly on the heels of Halloween – El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Beginning at midnight on October 31st and [...]

This New Wristband Actually Tracks What You Eat

It wasn’t so long ago that the idea of wearable technology merely conjured up an image of a regular old wristwatch. Times have changed, however. Smart watches, smart glasses and, uh, smart other things are now all the rage. Here’s a smart wristband that can actually tell what you are eating as you eat it. [...]

3 Hidden Food Gems in Los Angeles

On Log On & Eat with Eden Grinshpan, Eden travels the country to meet the most outrageous and original food bloggers and social media stars who invite her to devour their favorite dishes. We connected with them to pick their brains and score some exclusive advice and tips. SusieCakes will become your new favorite spot [...]

Dinner Rush! Spanish-Style Grilled Cheese with Fire-Roasted Tomato Soup

I remember being a kid and revering Halloween like it was the holiest possible day of the year. Sure the pumpkins and hay bales and fallen leaves were charming, but let’s get to it and bring on the candy, yo! Nothing says fall to a fourth-grader like the hazy sugar-coma afterglow of a well-guarded trick-or-treat [...]

Healthiest Halloween Treats

Not to spook you, but Halloween can be a diet and health disaster if you don’t keep your wits about you. The hallmark of the holiday is artificial dye- and sweetner-filled candy, and a lot of it. If you’d like to escape the season without a sugar high — and some extra pounds under your [...]

Philly’s Deep-Fried Twinkie Burger

Our long national nightmare is over. For a while there it looked like Twinkies were gone forever. Hostess went kaput and with them went everyone’s favorite cream-filled treat. Then, thanks to some corporate canoodling, Twinkies came back. File that under “we dodged a bullet.” One Philadelphia eatery is celebrating the feat in artery-clogging style. Philly’s [...]

5 Awesome Halloween Cocktails

It’s a spooktacular time of year — around a shadowy corner, in a moonlit orchard or down a leaf-littered path in the dark, a spirit might overtake you! Or you could just sit at home and have a spirit overtake you via a boozy beverage. Might we suggest one of these five creepy libations? They’re [...]

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