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Americans will eat 1.4 billion wings this Super Bowl Sunday

Think about what you’re serving at your Super Bowl spread. If it’s not chicken wings, you better call fowl. Americans are projected to eat a record 1.4 billion chicken wings this Sunday, making them the party favorite of football fans. Sunday, Feb. 2 the San Fransisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Miami for Super Bowl LIV, and where there is football, there is food. In a new report, the National Chicken Council (NCC) said wing consumption for the big game is expected to increase by about two percent this year, meaning Americans will devour more 27 million more wings than they did for last year’s big game. No surprise, this is the most popular Super Bowl recipe. To help put those staggering numbers in terms we can grasp, the NCC broke it down: Every player in the NFL would have to consume 825,000 wings each to…

This is the most popular Super Bowl party recipe

Super Bowl LIV is practically here. On Sunday, Feb. 2, the San Francisco 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. It should be an excellent match-up, but let’s focus our attention on what’s most important here—the food. It turns out Buffalo Chicken Dip is the MVP of Super Bowl Sunday. According to a report released by Google, Buffalo Chicken Dip is the most searched game day recipe—and it has been since 2004! In case you’re unfamiliar with this highly addicting dip, it’s a spin-off of classic chicken wings. The scoop able spread includes melted cheddar, cream cheese, shredded chicken, hot sauce, ranch and blue cheese crumbles. It’s usually served in a baking dish or in Crock Pot with tortilla chips, carrots, and celery sticks for dipping. Try this Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad for a fun twist! Other popular Super Bowl foods? Google…

20 Valentine’s Day restaurant specials you’ll fall in love with in 2020

Valentine’s Day is a holiday dedicated to love—love of food that is. From heart-shaped snacks, to sweet treats, sizzling steaks, and even romantic breakfasts in bed, the holiday is centered around indulging in some decadent foods. If letting someone else do the cooking this February 14 sounds like a dreamy love story to you, you’re in luck. There are tons of great Valentine’s Day restaurants offering fantastic specials this year. Whether you’re celebrating love with your better half, affection you have toward your BFFs, or just treating yourself to a night with rom-coms and your favorite foods, here’s where to go for some sweet Valentine’s Day themed menus. Buca di Beppo Enjoy a “Classic Love Package” including a heart-shaped lasagna, two small Buca sides, garlic bread, salad, and mini chocolate chip cannoli for $54.99 this February 14. Make your reservations today. California Pizza Kitchen CPK guests can order their favorite…

Gone but nut forgotten: Mr. Peanut dies noble yet shocking death in new Super Bowl commercial

Nuts! Why did Mr. Peanut have to die? Planters released its shell-shocking Super Bowl commercial ahead of the upcoming game and which shows the demise of everyone’s favorite monocled mascot. In the ad, it appears Mr. Peanut is driving the famous Nutmobile down a rough road with Wesley Snipes and Matt Walsh, when they swerve to avoid an armadillo crossing the road. He loses control of the Nutmobile and it goes flying off the edge of the cliff leaving the three men hanging from a branch for dear life. The branch starts to crack under their weight, when Mr. Peanut makes the ultimate sacrifice to save his buddies. Mr. Peanut, died at the age of 104. He was a legend among legumes. The Estate of Mr. Peanut confirmed the news via tweet. “He died doing what he did best—having people’s backs when they needed him most.” Within minutes fans and colleagues…

What’s the difference between mayonnaise and miracle whip?

Mayonnaise is one of the most versatile condiments on the market. You can thank that creamy combination of egg yolks and oil for tons of delicious salad dressings, dips, super moist steaks, and even that restaurant-quality crispy grilled cheese crust. In fact, it can even be used to shine up the leaves on your dusty old house plant and these 8 other unusual ways. (Who knew?) But when it comes to mayonnaise and Miracle Whip, what’s the difference? Both taste great smeared on top of a turkey sandwich, but can you always substitute one for the other in recipes? Here’s the difference: What is mayonnaise? Mayonnaise is a a delicious condiment made from fat (soybean oil), eggs, and a liquid such as vinegar or lemon juice. The eggs work as a type of glue that holds everything together in a thick, spreadable solid. According to the FDA, anything labeled as “mayonnaise” must contain…

How to order gluten-free at Chick-fil-A

If you’re gluten-free, you know eating out at a restaurant presents challenges. You’re not sure what fits your diet, and taking a guess can be all too risky. If you’ve just made the switch, you often end up skipping out on your favorite restaurants. Thankfully you don’t have to pass on Chick-fil-A. The beloved chicken chain has some gluten-free options on its menu. Here’s what to order: In 2017, Chick-fil-A introduced its gluten-free bun. It’s made with a mix of ancient grains, including sorghum, amaranth, millet, and quinoa. This new bread option made eating sandwiches on-the-go easier for those with gluten issues. Order any sandwich with a gluten-free bun. But what else is gluten-free at Chick-fil-A? These items are sealed to so cross-contamination will never been an issue:  Honest Kids Appley Ever After Organic Juice Drink Cinnamon Apple Sauce (Buddy Fruits) Milk Simply Orange Orange Juice Waffle Potato Chips (catering only)…

The best way to reheat a baked potato

Whether you’re serving them oozing with chili and cheese or slathered with butter as a simple accompaniment to a steak dinner, baked potatoes make for a tasty, versatile side dish. But perhaps you found you made too many and now have leftovers.  Don’t pitch that potato. Here’s how you can make sure they taste as great in the few days following as they did when you first pulled them out of the oven. The best way to reheat a potato: The oven No question about it, the best way to reheat a baked potato is in the oven. This method keeps potatoes moist while skin stays crispy and delicious. The downside is that it takes a lot longer than zapping the potato in the microwave, but the extra time is totally worth it. First, remove potatoes from fridge and let them warm up to room temperature. Preheat the oven to…

20 creative ways to use your KitchenAid Mixer

A friend of mine recently said she received a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas, but didn’t know what to use it for. If you too have one of the brightly-colored beauties just sitting on your counter, let me share with you my top 20 favorite ways to use my KitchenAid. I admit, I was a bit slow to take to it at first too, but after eight years together, we’ve whipped up some pretty delicious stuff. 1. Mix meatballs or beef for burgers Whether it’s seasonings for meatballs or burgers, dump all your ingredients into the bowl and mix until combined. Keep an eye out—you don’t want to overmix—but using your KitchenAid to make meatballs means you’re free to prep other items. 2. Shred chicken, pork, or beef Place your roasted or crock pot chicken in the mixing bowl, attach the dough hook, and run on low for about 20 seconds at a…

Does ginger ale actually help an upset stomach?

Think back to when you were feeling a little under the weather as a kid. If an upset stomach was your complaint, Mom’s go-to remedy might have been a carbonated can of ginger ale. While you may have fond memories of swigging the spice-flavored soda for the good of your gut, Mom’s old school method might not actually have been as helpful as you think. Ginger ale has long been used as a treatment for soothing minor stomach-related issues. But research has shown that it isn’t the queasy cure-all we once thought. While it does make for a delicious drink, Canada Dry and many other name brand ginger beverages are made purely of sugar and water—there’s very little, if any, actual ginger. (Ginger beer though actually has quite a bit! Permission to drink?) Try this anti-inflammatory celery, apple, kale, ginger juice. The problem with that is that sugar can actually…

Panera to offer a more plant-based menu in 2020

Whether it’s animal welfare concerns, climate change, nutrition, or just preference, it seems everyone nowadays has a reason for eating less meat. In response to the cultural shift, Panera is the latest restaurant chain to announce it would introduce more plant-based offerings to its menu. In fact, the popular quick-service restaurant and bakery said it plans to have half of its menu be plant-based within the next few years. Consumers can expect to see a new plant-based item added in every category by 2021. Panera’s bakery-café is also onboard with the switch-up. While 25 percent of its menu is already plant-based, the offerings will increase to make up at least half of the entire menu by 2021. Other fast food chains have responded to consumer demand by offering meat-like substitutes from Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, but Panera will dish out more plant-based whole foods like quinoa and edamame. Two new…