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Welcome to Kwik-E-Mart, really!

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Simpsons fans take note: In honor of the Simpsons movie,  due out this summer, 7-Eleven is converting 11 of their stores into Kwik-E-Marts temporarily. To make it even more Simpson-esque, the new Kwik-E-Marts will also stock products from the show, including Squishees, Buzz Cola and KrustyO’s. With the exception of a quick stop for an occasional Slurpee, I don’t get to 7-Eleven all that often. But ... Read More »

Vanilla Creme Hershey’s Kisses reviewed

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Hershey’s really loves their special-editition Kisses. They experiment with flavors and fillings constantly and seem to release another “limited edition” Kiss every month. When they first started putting out filled Kisses, flavors like caramel and peanut butter were a bit hit, but no they’ve beeen releasing so many so fast (from Truffle to peppermint to coconut creme), that they all seem to be tending towards ... Read More »

Beehive Bundt

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 Bakeware manufacturers are getting more and more creative with their pan designs, which means that we have many more options for cake design – even if our cake-decorating skills are a bit rudimentary. The trend at the moment is to design cakes that are baked in two pieces and are then “glued” together with an edible frosting or syrup, resulting in a beautiful, shaped cake with next-to-no work ... Read More »

One-Bowl Carrot Cake

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A good carrot cake is a wonderful thing, but a bad one is just horrid. I have had carrot cakes that had far more oil/fat than necessary, which led to a greasy, soggy cake, and ones that have so much spice in them that they’re hard to choke down. Some have so little flavor that they rely on their cream cheese icing to draw you ... Read More »

Bus converted into giant oven

When it’s hot outside and the sun is beating down on us, the phrase “it feels like an oven in here” tends to come up a lot. More often than not, the utterance occurs when someone gets into a car or a crowded bus. In New York, there is a bus that feels like an oven because it is one. In an Hasidic Jewish neighborhood ... Read More »

Dannon All Natural Yogurt

Passover starts today, and with it comes a whole set of eating restrictions on top of the usual rules of keeping Kosher. At least, it does if you observe the holiday, which many people do even if they are not particularly religious to begin with. The Jewish tradition dictatates that all leavened foods (hametz) must be removed from the home and that no eating utensils ... Read More »

Peeps S’Mores

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Like so many others, I am more than happy to eat Peeps – those deliciously sugar-coated, brightly colored holiday marshmallows – raw, especially around Easter when Just Born puts out their traditional yellow chicks and purple bunnies. These days, they put out quite a few more colors, more shapes and more flavors (like the Cocoa Bunnies), as well as offering a sugar-free Peep, but in ... Read More »

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

If you were lucky, when you were a kid there was a diner by your house that served chocolate chip pancakes. These pancakes represented the ultimate kids’ breakfast indulgence – especially when they were served with whipped cream, in addition to syrup. It might have been hard to convince your parents to let you have them, as chocolate is not necessarily what most parents encourage ... Read More »

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