Candlelight McDonald's DinnerWe've heard of couples getting married at a McDonald's, and while we're sure the reception included plastic flutes of champagne and tablecloths on those occasions, it seems like whipping out the candlelight on any old dinner date is frowned upon.
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Metro UK reports that two teenagers, Cameron Ford and Adam Welland, decided to class up their local Mickey D's by bringing in a tablecloth, fake candles, wine glasses, and cutlery, only to be told to leave. Metro reports that the teenagers were warned "leave or your [sic] banned," when the two were only trying to bring a little class to the fast-food joint. "It was just the standard knives and forks. Clearly we were planning to take over the whole of McDonald's, so they had to stop that," Welland tweeted.
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Turns out, however, that other staff members and surrounding customers overturned the one staff member's decision to kick them out,
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- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Tue, Sep 17, 2013 12:14 PM EDT
Candlelight McDonald's DinnerWe've heard of couples getting married at a McDonald's, and while we're sure the reception included plastic flutes of champagne and tablecloths on those occasions, it seems like whipping out the candlelight on any old dinner date is frowned upon.Read More »from Date Night: Teens Enjoy Candlelit Dinner at McDonald's
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Tue, Sep 17, 2013 11:39 AM EDT
Kick off fall with these new and finger-licking-good wings.The weather has turned a few degrees cooler, the leaves are starting to change, and watching football has become your Sunday routine. Fall is here, and that means it's time to refresh your chicken wing repertoire.Read More »from 6 Mouthwatering Chicken Wing Recipes to Try This Fall
Wings have long been a part of fall eating. When you're anxiously sitting through your home team's nail-biting game, they're the perfect hand-held food to bite into, and when gathering at your local watering hole with a bunch of friends to watch some football, what better food is there to eat with a group? They're the perfect fit for the spice-seeking, sweet-craving, finger licking-enthusiast crowd, and they're perfect whether prepared in the oven, on the grill, or in a big vat of boiling oil.
We're kicking wing season into full gear with a bunch of new recipes for them. As you'll see with this collection, the best part about wings is that each version is unique. Whether from a cookbook, a neighbor, or a professional chef, wing recipes are each their own creation. Already
Avoiding the Freshman 15Along with chatter about class schedules, the campus bookstore, and your dorm roommate, you've probably heard the expression Freshmen 15 as you prepare for your first year away at college.Read More »from What is the Freshmen 15 and How Do You Avoid It?
Just what exactly is the Freshmen 15? Is it 15 new friends? Or is it 15 college credits that are required each semester? Or perhaps 15 different brews on tap at the college bar? Proverbially, this old adage refers to the 15 pounds of weight gained during a typical freshman's first semester at college.
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But is this true for all freshmen entering college? According to Laura Cipullo, a registered dietician who runs her own private practice out of New York City, unfortunately it is. Cipullo tells us that recent research findings confirm the Freshmen 15 theory, and tell us that a small but significant amount of weight gain occurs during the first year of college. It's not necessarily 15 pounds in most cases, but sometimes as much as 5 pounds.
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Central Perk: #1 Coffee Hangout on TVCoffee drinkers are very aware of the special relationship they have to their brew. It is more than just a drink that wakes them up - it is an emotional drink. Whenever a friend invites you over for coffee, there's usually something else behind it. It means there is something cooking, something someone needs to share with you. Granted it could just be catching up with an old friend, but it could also be the start of a business, or even the reveal of some big news.Read More »from What is the #1 Coffee Shop on TV?
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When our favorite TV show characters go out for a cup of joe, we know there is more brewing than just the beans. As the plot thickens or takes an emotional turn, our favorite show knows it is time to roast some grounds and lay on the feelings. Whether these TV coffee shops are quaint spots or in the middle of a big city, sometimes the place looks so comforting we wish we could go there for real!
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We love seeing what makes a wedding cake really tick!Some couples just get how their loved one ticks. For those that who appreciate the finer inner workings of a relationship (and those who are into sci-fi) Austin Cake Ball gives you their steampunk cake. This stylized cake was inspired by the sub- genre of science fiction that features steam- powered machinery for a very industrial feel.Read More »from Like Clockwork: An Amazing Steampunk Wedding Cake
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Their use of metallic colors and tiny cogs are perfectly accentuated by the delicate, themed butterflies that make up this gorgeous cake ball wedding cake.
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For this and other amazing wedding cake ideas, check out the link below.
From fairy-tale castle cakes to themed movie cakes, there's a cake for everyone.
-Lauren Gordon, The Daily Meal
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The latest statistics show that diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the United States alone, or about 8 percent of the population.The Centers for Disease Control aren't painting a pretty picture these days.Read More »from What to Eat After a Diabetes Diagnosis
The latest statistics show that diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the United States alone, or about 8 percent of the population. That's quite an alarming figure, especially when it seems like healthy eating is a huge focus for many people these days. But others may not realize just how serious a problem diabetes can be. Diabetes results in a number of other serious health conditions, including kidney failure, non-traumatic lower-limb amputations, and even blindness among adults - in fact, it is the number one cause of these conditions in the United States. It is also a contributing factor to heart disease and stroke.
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Diabetes is a disease of the pancreas, the organ responsible for insulin production. Without its proper functioning, glucose, the body's source of fuel, can't enter cells, and essentially results in a condition that
With a spicy taste and aromatics, cinnamon has infinite possibilities when cooking throughout the fall season.With fall just around the corner, it's time to break out the cinnamon spice to warm up your dishes. Most people assume cinnamon is solely used in baking, but it can also add flavor and warmth to savory dishes. Cinnamon is among the spices used in curries, can accompany savory apple dishes, and is also a key ingredient in Mexican hot chocolate. With a spicy taste and aromatics, cinnamon has infinite possibilities when cooking throughout the fall season.Read More »from 5 Deliciously Spicy Cinnamon Recipes
With cinnamon's many uses, we put the Culinary Content Network and our staff to the test to come up with inventive ways to use the spice. Here are some of the highlights.
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Tailgate Cinnamon Turkey Chili Recipe
This is lighter and sweeter than your average chili and is perfect for the early fall months!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound lean ground turkey
1 finely diced onion
2 cloves of minced garlic
One 15.5-ounce can white cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups chicken broth
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Mon, Sep 16, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
Cheeseburger with Deep-Fried Ice Cream, FloridaThe smell of vats of oil and grease fills the air as soon as you step foot within a few miles of the fairgrounds, and believe it or not, that's a very good thing. Many of the fair's edible creations are so greasy that you can almost see the calories floating up into the clouds! From deep-fried beer in Texas to SPAM curds in Minnesota, we've tracked down the top state fair foods across America.Read More »from America’s 5 Most Outrageously Insane State Fair Foods
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Sure, the petting zoos, 4-H competitions, horse shows, and midway are all part of the fun at the fair, but the crazy food concoctions often take center stage. Ask anyone who has been to a state fair and they'll tell you all about the outrageous dishes you can try. Now that state fair season is beginning to come to a close, we've had a chance to see just about all of them, and thought we'd take a look at some of the wildest foods being served at these quintessentially American celebrations.
Fair food is known for being greasy, fatty, and high
- The Daily Meal | Team Mom – Sun, Sep 15, 2013 4:05 PM EDT
Here's how to get more dairy into every one of your child's meals.Your child's health is important to you. Whether it's helping them grow big and strong, keeping them safe against illnesses or bacteria, or making sure they have enough energy to get through the day, dairy can be one of your best assets when it comes to their well-being.Read More »from 6 Easy Ways to Get More Dairy into Your Child’s Meals
Milk and eggs are packed full of essential protein, calcium, riboflavin, and vitamin B12, and can easily be enjoyed at your breakfast (and dinner) tables. Low-fat dairy foods can also help you fight childhood obesity, too, because they're great for burning fat. Products such as Greek yogurt, mozzarella, and cottage cheese contain very little amounts of carbohydrates and a large amount of good bacteria that help promote a healthy gut, which in turns promotes satiety and healthy digestion.
While a yogurt on the go for breakfast and a glass at milk at dinner may be the norm, there are other easy and delicious ways to incorporate dairy into your child's diet. Dishes like Peach and Carrot Muffins, Barbecue Mac and Cheese, and
Zagat and Opentable are two of the most popular, and best, restaurant-focused apps.You've probably heard of Zagat, a service that has been reviewing and ranking restaurants and other businesses since 1979. We've come a long way since then, with tons of dining apps with a variety of helpful uses.Read More »from The 10 Best Free Restaurant Apps to Download Now
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Now you can download dining apps to find restaurants, make reservations, choose healthier options, and find out what to order. Zagat now has its own app, but there's also an app that lets users upload photos of their favorite dishes. So the next time you get a recommendation for that five-star restaurant across town, you'll already know the dish you want to try.
Other apps let you know where the vegetarian, vegan, and vegetarian-friendly restaurants are located, no matter where you are. And if you let your apps get to know you, many will recommend restaurants based on your preferences.
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With all the different dining apps available, it can be difficult to find the best ones to fit your needs.