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Dorito Dusting: Here's How To Season Food Like A 9-Year-Old

(22) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 10:09 PM

A few months ago the concept of 'Dorito Dust' made its way around the web pretty steadily. The basic idea involved a strong pepper grinder filled with your favorite flavor of chips. The result? A food hack that seems to have originated straight out the mind of a 9-year-old. A hungry, crafty, flavor-seeking 9-year-old.

While the initial image that floated around the web (see below) featured a pack of Cool Ranch Doritos, we figured there were plenty of other chip options that could pose some amazing flavor combinations. Flamin' Hot Cheetos-dust for your mac and cheese? How about some Spicy Nacho Doritos for those bland green beans? The possibilities were endless.

The results of our giddiness? Buying a rack of salt shakers, a variety pack of chips, and stocking up on our own custom seasoning for the rest of the year.


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This Burger Was Made Entirely by a Robot

(36) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 2:29 PM

Earlier this year, news permeated the Internet of a machine that had the capabilities of creating a hamburger entirely on its own. The machine, in essence, would take raw ingredients like tomatoes, pickles, onions, lettuce, buns and your choice of meat, and out the other end would emerge...

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So Apparently, We've Been Eating Strawberries All Wrong

(229) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 6:36 PM

I love being wrong, even with something as trivial as eating a strawberry.

Throughout the...

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Here's A Visual Guide To Roasting Your Turkey

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 8:10 AM

I've always been on the younger, consumer end of the family holiday dinners. I was never tasked with mashing potatoes, tossing the salads (that's what she said) or scarier yet, roasting an entire turkey.

Luckily for people that aren't me, and may be spending the looming holiday dinners in...

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So Apparently, There are KFC Locations With All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

(79) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 8:42 AM

Sounds like the beginning of the end -- an all-you-can-eat KFC buffet? Where do I sign up?

The tip came in by way of a franticly excited friend of mine who spotted the unicorn-of-a-fastfood-specimen on a recent drive through the city of Banning, a town residing...

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So Apparently, We've Been Using Soda Cans All Wrong

(159) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 8:07 AM

If you use a straw to drink soda out of a can, chances are you're doing it all wrong. We've broke the news about improper ketchup cup usage, Tic Tac dispensing and cupcake eating in the past month, now it's time to shed light...

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Foodieleaks Continues: Here's How to Properly Eat a Cupcake

(131) Comments | Posted October 1, 2012 | 8:42 AM

Foodieleaks is in full force. Apparently, there's a proper way to eat cupcakes.

A few months ago we learned about fanning out ketchup cups for maximum dunk surface area, last month we learned how to properly use a Tic Tac container, and today,...

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Visualizing the Buzz: Interactive Infographic Calculates Happy Hour Drink Calories

(2) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 8:17 AM

Coming just days after McDonald's announced they would be listing calorie counts on all their menu board offerings, creative agency Column Five decided to put out an interactive graphic that makes transparent another significant area of consumption: Happy Hour Drinks.

With transparency becoming more and more...

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NWA Food Truck Is Real, But It Stands For Ninjas With Appetite

(12) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 2:14 PM

I had to double take when I saw a photo of this truck enter my Instagram feed.

It's called the NWA Truck, otherwise known as Ninjas With Appetite. Yes, that's the name -- yes, it's a play on words from a Compton-based rap group of the late...

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R2D2 Lunch Pail, Because Star Wars Was Meant to Keep Your Lunch Cool

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 8:55 AM


Star Wars fans have no shortage of cool kitchen accessories to chose from (see: Light Saber Popsicle Makers), but now those of us who pack lunches to school or work have yet another way to show off our intergalactic pride.

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