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Watch: 4 Grilled Cheese Recipes That'll Rock Your World

(17) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 11:58 AM

Tired of the classic and overused American cheese grilled cheese recipe? Well you are in luck... Here are 4 outrageously tasty recipes to step up your grilled cheese game.

Nutella and Banana Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 5-7 minutes
Total Time: 6-8 minutes

2 slices white bread
½ banana
½ cup fontina, asiago, and Parmesan cheese mix
3 tablespoons Nutella
1 tablespoon butter
1 pinch salt

1. Cut the half of banana into ¼ inch slices. Set aside for later.


2. Melt butter in skillet over medium-low heat. Add a pinch of salt.


3. Add one slice of bread to the melted butter, spread Nutella, add cheese and sliced bananas.


4. Place the other slice of bread on top. Flip the sandwich.


Avocado Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 -7 minutes
Total Time: 10-17 minutes

2 slices white bread
½ avocado
½ tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
3 slices pepper jack cheese
1 tablespoon butter
1 pinch salt

1. Cut the half of avocado into small pieces and mash until the avocado is the consistency of guacamole.


2. Zest and juice lime and add to the mashed avocado.


3. Melt butter in skillet over medium-low heat. Add a pinch of salt.


4. Add one slice of bread to the melted butter, spread avocado on bread and add cheese.


5. Place the other slice of bread on top, flip sandwich and cook for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.



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5 Awesome Milkshake Recipes You Wish You Thought of Sooner

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 12:27 PM

Finals are coming and that means one thing: stress eating. Make sure you're fully prepared for a hell of a week of snacking with one of these bad boys. I promise they'll help relieve the finals stress and get you through that last week.

S'mores Milkshake

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How to Make the Most Epic Grilled Cheese of All Time

(9) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 2:57 PM

The best part of every grilled cheese sandwich is the little bits of cheese that get crisped up in the pan and become crunchy, savory goodness. Turns out this little cooking "mistake" is actually called frico, and happens to be essential in making the best grilled cheese ever.

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5 Epic Takes on Rice Krispie Treats

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2015 | 12:11 PM

It's time to ditch your boring Rice Krispie treats and try out some new ones. Yes, we all love the sweet treat but that doesn't mean we can't branch out and treat ourselves.


Watch this video to find out 5 epic recipes...

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How to Make Quiche in a Mug

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 1:59 PM

The microwave and mug duo prove themselves worthy, once again, in this ridiculously quick and healthy (all five food groups included) quiche in a mug recipe. Flaunt your microwave skills and satisfy your taste buds with this beautiful, in a class all by itself, creation.

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: about 2 minutes
Total Time: about 5 minutes

Servings: 1

1 teaspoon butter
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 pinch pepper
1 pinch salt
3 cherry tomatoes
¼ cup spinach
2 tablespoons ham
½ slice bread
1 tablespoon shredded cheese


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6 Ridiculously Simple Fruit Hacks

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 11:30 AM

I eat a lot of fruit. And when I say a lot of fruit, I mean half of my diet is fruit and the other half is waffles and donuts. As you can tell, I live a very healthy lifestyle.

Here's how I prep all my fruit so...

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Homemade Donuts Inspired by Girl Scout Cookies

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 11:57 AM

Girl Scout Cookie season may be over but our craving for these magical cookies never ends. Luckily, we don't need to wait around for Girl Scout Cookie season anymore. Say hello to Girl Scout Cookie inspired donuts!

They are everything you absolutely love about your favorite cookies but on a...

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Epic Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 3:54 PM

This is probably one of the easiest and most mind blowing things you can ever make for your friends. No cooking or baking required, and it only takes 2 ingredients.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Servings: 16 sandwiches


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Decadent Bacon Cinnamon Rolls Recipe Video

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 3:46 PM

You'll never look at cinnamon rolls the same way again. When bacon is tucked away into this fluffy pastry, the only thing left to do is take a big bite and embrace your foodgasm.

With only 2 ingredients, these bacon cinnamon rolls will fulfill your wildest food porn dreams. Let's...

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The 39 Most Iconic College Town Food Joints Across North America

(16) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 10:18 AM

Anyone who has ever attended college can tell you that each institution has its own unique vibe and culture. The specific school that you call your alma mater can also say scores about you, too. And we strongly believe that few things strike the core of a college's essence than...

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5 Waffle Iron Hacks You Wish You Knew Sooner

(17) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 11:41 AM

I love waffles almost as much as Leslie Knope. I try to eat them at least once every week. Recently though, I've been branching out on what I cook in my waffle iron.


Then, I discovered that my waffle iron is literally the...

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10-Minute DIY McDonald's Shamrock Shake

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 10:06 AM

The controversial Shamrock Shake returned to McDonald's on February 17 and will be available until today. Now, I've long been a shameless supporter of this beverage and make a point of getting one every year.

However, after a bit of research, I discovered the

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Bacon Espresso Pudding Shots

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 3:44 PM

Sometimes you find yourself lost in a daydream pondering the ideal world. More often than not, that ideal world is full of bacon. Sometimes, depending on the day or your workload, it involves a drink or two. Occasionally, you have the wherewithal to act upon this...

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15 Ramen Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

(7) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 4:27 PM

Some poetry is universal: we all know the Robert Frost poem about the road not taken; Shel Silverstein was a straight-up guru; Dr. Seuss was either a genius or tripping on acid or both; and chances are you're familiar with good ol' William Shakespeare, even if you hated...

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The Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter Blondie Pie With Major Sex Appeal

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 2:30 PM

Imagine a giant jar of Nutella.
Now, imagine a pie.
Not just any pie, a brown butter blondie pie.
Look at your lonely jar of Nutella. Now back to the pie. Now back to the jar.

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15 Easy Dinners You Can Make in Under 30 Minutes

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 8:44 AM

Everyone has those busy days when you have to grab a protein bar for a breakfast on the go and you skip lunch because you have too much work. By the time you get home at the end of the day, you're tired, you're hungry and

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How to Make Tomato, Onion & Basil Pasta With Just One Pan

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 3:40 PM

One pan means there's no hassle to pre-sauté your onions, no need to roast your tomatoes and no need to drain your pasta. Say what? Pasta that doesn't need to be drained? That's right. As the pasta cooks, it absorbs the water as well as all...

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7 New Ways to Get Your Avocado Fix

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 11:03 AM

Avocados are, like, so hot right now. They've been sweeping breakfasts across the country with avocado toast while holding up its reputation as the crowd-pleasing guac. But it's time to really put this bad boy to work. Check out these different ways to eat...

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The 15-Minute Sushi Burrito Hybrid You Can Make at Home

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 11:20 AM

Hybrid foods have exploded in popularity in the past few years: cronuts, the ramen burger, and Doritos Locos Tacos. In fact, we even declared hybrid foods as one of seven food trends we're excited to leave in 2014, but we'd happily make an exception for the...

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17 Melty Paninis You Should Eat for Lunch Every Day

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 9:56 AM

At first glance, the panini is a pretty basic creation. It's essentially a sandwich, but grilled on a panini press that toasts the slices of bread and warms the ingredients within. But the panini has a certain je ne sais quoi that the boring old...

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