These are the things that really make your waiter's skin crawlEver wonder what your waiter says about you when he goes back into the kitchen? Sure you have. Remember that night when one of your martini-soaked relatives complained to the restaurant about the size of the serving plates? In his mind, they were too small and he let the waiter, maître d', and just about everyone else in the establishment know about it in a boisterous voice. You've never left a restaurant feeling so embarrassed, right? And you can only imagine how the waitstaff retold the story over shift drinks later that night. But besides being drunk and loud, what other things are you doing that really make your waiter mad?
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The restaurant is there to serve you, but as part of the social contract, the customer also has a certain responsibility to act as a gracious guest. They say there's truth behind every cliché. So it is with the line, "Everyone should have to wait tables at some point in life to know what it's like."
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These are the things that really make your waiter's skin crawlEver wonder what your waiter says about you when he goes back into the kitchen? Sure you have. Remember that night when one of your martini-soaked relatives complained to the restaurant about the size of the serving plates? In his mind, they were too small and he let the waiter, maître d', and just about everyone else in the establishment know about it in a boisterous voice. You've never left a restaurant feeling so embarrassed, right? And you can only imagine how the waitstaff retold the story over shift drinks later that night. But besides being drunk and loud, what other things are you doing that really make your waiter mad?Read More »from 8 Things that Make Your Waiter Really Mad
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"It is hitting store shelves this week in time for Memorial Day," Sydney S. Lindner, associate director of corporate affairs at Kraft Foods, told Yahoo! Shine on Tuesday. They will be available throughout the United States.
Bacon lovers were overjoyed.
"Most everything is better with bacon on it!!" exclaimed David Ware on the company's Facebook page. "Sounds yummy need to go look for it."
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Main dish salads are a refreshing change for your easy weeknight meals. Try this Tomato-Chicken Salad and serve it with seasoned ciabatta bread.
2 pounds assorted tomatoes, halved or chopped
3 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 large English cucumber, sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
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Find out why the hitmaker's next number-one just may be a cookbookBy Anna Dysinger
Pat Benatar knows how to rock. Her feisty tunes have earned her four Grammys and three American Music Awards, and she was the first female artist to be featured on MTV. But the 60-year-old mom of two (Haley, 28, and Hana, 19) isn't stopping yet. She and her husband, Neil Giraldo, are just finishing a small spring concert series before beginning their main tour across the US and Canada on June 7, 2013, all while recording Neil's Christmas album. While the singer's no stranger to the stage, she's just as likely to be in her kitchen. Between shows, Pat chatted with WomansDay.com about her family recipes, her garden in Maui, HI, and her cookbook that's coming out this winter. Photo by Beth Herzaft.
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Fish is good for you, too - wild-caught fish are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to the human body. In other words, omega-3 fatty acids cannot be synthesized by the body and should be included as part of a balanced diet.
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How do you keep food fresh longer? Air is the enemy of food. In order to keep food fresh as long as possible you want to keep it wrapped tightly in order to keep air out. Depending on the type and where you'll be storing it, an airtight container or wrap will keep food from drying out, getting soggy, developing freezer burn, absorbing odors, or becoming contaminated from raw meat or poultry. Now practically every storage container out there claims to be airtight but I can tell you from years of testing that that's not true. Here's what we've learned.
A lot depends on whether or not air can go in through the material that the container or wrap's made of, as well as whether or not it has a tight-fitting lid. Even if the air seems sucked or vacuumed out, it can still get back in if the material's porous or the cover's loose. In our tests, glass containers with tight lids are always the best at keeping air out. Tops in our latest test: Snapware TotalRead More »from How to Keep Food Fresh Longer
Many of us find our heart-racing, drool-inducing, oh-my-god-I-can't-wait-to-get-in-the-kitchen inspiration at the farmers' market. Or at the butcher shop. Or at the fish counter. We rarely turn to our pantries for inspiration, and instead save the pantry rummaging for nights when dinner feels like a burden.
But with a can of tomatoes -- or a stack of them -- the pantry can be a place of exploration: an easy way to a burden-free dinner that's just as exciting as a meal following a trip to the market.
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- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Mon, May 13, 2013 8:28 PM EDT
Cool off with a refreshing glass of homemade lemonade. Brighten up traditional lemonade by adding fresh strawberries -- and steeped ginger and lemongrass -- for a unique and refreshing sparkling beverage.Read More »from Life, Give Me Lemons! Try a Strawberry & Ginger Lemonade for Summer
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about a dozen-or-so lemons)
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 large strawberries
1 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger (a little larger than a walnut)
2 lemongrass stalks
2 cups water
2 cups of chilled sparkling water or club soda
4 cups of ice
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1.Peel the ginger by lightly scraping the sides sideways with a knife. Chop up the ginger as fine (stronger flavor) or as coarsely (milder) as you like.
2. Trim the dry bases of the lemongrass stalks, and again, slice cross-ways, as fine or coarsely as you like.
3. Place ginger, lemongrass, salt, and sugar into a saucepan with two cups of water.
4. On medium-high heat, warm until nearly boiling,
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