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Woman trashes bakery in “cupcake rage”

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You’ve probably heard of “road rage,” the irrationally intense anger that some people experience while driving in traffic that causes them to do crazy and reckless things. Have you heard of “cupcake rage”? Most people are simple disappointed when their local bakery is out of their favorite treats. A woman in Wales, however, experienced full blown “cupcake rage” when she discovered that the local cupcake ... Read More »

Free Pancakes at IHOP for National Pancake Day

Free Pancakes at IHOP on National Pancake Day

You don’t need an excuse to enjoy pancakes, but, like most things, they’re even better when they’re free. On Tuesday, March 1st, IHOP is hosting their annual National Pancake Day Celebration, where the popular chain gives out a free short stack of their classic buttermilk pancakes (3 pancakes) to every customer who comes in between 7am and 10pm. The chain does this as a fundraiser ... Read More »

Maine pushes to make Whoopie Pies state dessert

Whoopie Pies

Maine is considering some serious legislation regarding whoopie pies. They are considering making the whoopie pie the official state dessert. Whoopie pies consist of two cake-like cookies sandwiching a creamy, frosting-like filling, rather like an inside-out cupcake. They’re a new England tradition and their origin is not credited to Maine, but they’re extremely popular in the state, which has several large commercial bakeries that produce ... Read More »

‘Til lunch do us part

Dearly Beloved sandwiches

A common taunt around the school yard is “If you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?” This can be applied to kids with puppy love crushes on class mates, as well as to kids who unthinkingly declare their love for cookies, sandwiches and other lunch items. For once, a group of people took up the challenge presented by this taunt. In Las ... Read More »

Pizza scandal in Naples Italy, or Where did that wood come from?

It has become common knowledge – to foodies, at least – that a super-hot, wood burning oven is one of the best places there is to bake a pizza. The smoke from the wood infuses a lot of flavor into both the pizza crust and its toppings, and the high heat gives it the perfect crispy texture. What type of wood delivers the best flavor ... Read More »

Ban on Bake Sales at NYC Schools?

In the name of the greater campaign to fight childhood obesity, the New York City City Council is heavily restricting the number of bake sales that can take place at New York City Schools. Their stance is that homemade rice krispy treats, pumpkin bread and cupcakes aren’t a part of “the wellness puzzle” as they see it. Instead, the products that will be permitted to ... Read More »

Intruder in the kitchen baking cookies?

Freshly baked cookies on a baking sheet

Some people like to wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee, or a plate of hot bacon. You could count me in for both of those things, but freshly baked cookies would make the list, too. That said, I would be very suspicious if I woke up in the middle of the night and suspected – by smell or by the sounds of ... Read More »

Girl Scout Cookie season kicks off!

Girl Scout Cookie Boxes

This month, Girl Scouts around the US will kick off their annunal cookie sales. Some councils have already started, and some will be gearing up in the next few days. This is a time of year that most cookie-lovers look forward to because it means we can pick up a few boxes of our seasonal favorites. The Girl Scout Cookies are produced by two different ... Read More »

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