Coca-Cola: It’s the most recognized brand name in the world. Let us check out at least a smidgen of the quite extensive history of Coca-Cola.
We’re going to be dividing the history of classic Coke into five sections:
- Basic history
- The bottle
- Drugs, Alcohol, and Racism
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What are those pesky items you can never seem to locate in the grocery store? What drives you crazy when food shopping? How do you deal with this?
If you’re like me, you stubbornly refuse to ask for assistance and wander around the store for 20 minutes.
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For the difference between clams and mussels, my good old fashioned, real-life, literal books cookbooks proved more useful than the seemingly all-inclusive internet.
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It’s on the menu of many , many restaurants. It’s one of those dishes that shines in its simplicity.
What is the origin of Caesar salad, and is it true that the classic version includes anchovies?
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Compared to some others, this is a fairly simplistic Difference Between: tomato juice and V8.
Primarily, we’re going to be looking at the specific nutritional differences between the two, not unlike the Difference Between post with whole milk and skim milk.
Personally, I much prefer tomato juice to V8,
ideally in a bloody Mary.
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I cheated. I made corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day with deli-sliced corned beef.
It was just as good if not better.
This meal has been adapted from KingArthurFlour.com and Hearthstone Farm Market.
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 4 large garlic cloves, 2 sliced, 2 minced
- 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
- 1/2 tsp black pepper, plus more
- 1 small head green cabbage, outer leaves and bottom core removed, and split in half
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 8 oz baby carrots
- 3/4 pound baby red potatoes
- 3/4 pound deli-sliced corned beef
Don’t forget to read about the history of corned beef and cabbage.
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In honor of you-know-what holiday coming up, we’re investigating the history of corned beef and cabbage. Some claim that corned beef and cabbage is not Irish, but I disagree.
While it’s true that the Ireland Irish are adverse to the delectable dish, the Irish Americans who emigrated here are responsible for popularizing this savory meal – and, they single-handedly changed the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day forever.
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It’s considered to be one of the best inventions of all time – let us check out the history of sliced bread.
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My fiance loves, loves jalapeno poppers. I, as we all know, love chicken. Hence, jalapeno popper chicken.
A hat tip to SkinnyTaste.com for this one.
- 1 slice bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 jalapeno, chopped
- 1 1/2 oz cream cheese
- 2 oz shredded Cheddar or pepper Jack cheese
- 1 tbsp chopped green onions
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
- salt and pepper
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
You will also need toothpicks.
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