• Cool Recipes

    Nummy! Gummy!

    Have you ever, in your ponderings of the universe and life’s real meaning, stopped to consider the origins of gummi bears? You’ll notice our spelling, because we’re referencing the real deal, not the checkout-line-at-Walmart version of...
    June 9, 2015 1627 0
  • Editors Picks

    A&W It Ain’t

    The next big thing predicted for our world is alcoholic root beer. Ya think? There’s a post at that tells us it’s true. Restaurant Business Associate Editor Sara Rush writes this: “Many independent operators in...
    June 9, 2015 1076 0
  • Impress Me

    Chill! Self-chillin’ Wine Glasses!

    We don’t care how gauche it is – when it’s hot outside, we want our wine to be not hot. So the idea of self-chilling wine glasses definitely got our attention. The ones from Andrew Lazorchak,...
    June 8, 2015 1269 0
  • Editors Picks

    Tipping the Scales

    There are some little vignettes that make us smile, such as an end to tipping. No, it’s not an end to providing our waitperson – or drone, as the case may be – with appreciation for...
    June 7, 2015 933 0
  • Impress Me

    An Idea Whose Time Has Come. Definitely.

    Doncha just hate it when your lemonade or ice tea or – nooooooooo!!! – beer assumes the ambient temperature of your surroundings? Happens way too often when we’re poolside or whatever, but fortunately a solution has...
    June 7, 2015 892 0
  • Cravings

    Life’s a Beach with Sand Dollar Cookies

    Note: This recipe uses Jeanne’s Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix — 1 1/4 c brown rice flour
1 1/4 c white rice flour
1 c tapioca flour
1 c sweet rice flour (also known as Mochiko)
2 scant tsp. xanthan gum....
    June 7, 2015 1100 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Moonshine On…

    More boozenews coming across the wire! If we can believe our eyes and ears, vodka is out, and white whiskey is in… right behind mescal in the “ya gotta have it” category. Yes, Virginia, there is...
    June 6, 2015 1025 0
  • The Scene

    Disney. Cocktails. Heaven!

    The happiest place on earth just got a teensy bit happier, thanks to 29 very adult beverages concocted by Cocktails by Cody, mixologist extraordinaire. You can like and follow Cody at, and you can look...
    June 6, 2015 1950 0
  • Editors Picks

    Body Shots… aka EEWWWWWWW

    This is called, in the post, a real ice breaker. Hmmmm. We think if you don’t know the person you’re drinking with, you really ought to think twice. But that’s just us… The site that gave...
    June 3, 2015 5559 0
  • Cravings

    When Nothing Else Will Do

    Thank you, Frito-Lay. We so mean that. And, Taco John’s, props to you, amigo! The Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Burrito is freakin’ inspired! Lowdown is this: “’Cheetos certainly connected with the millennial-type demographic,’ says Taco John’s vice...
    June 2, 2015 1232 0
  • I Wanna Stay Home

    Beach Blanket? Bingo!

    This is one of those kitschy things we love to do: Throw a beach party at home, complete with sand and volleyball and melted Popsicle on the blanket. So pull out your fake palm trees if...
    May 30, 2015 1160 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Hey! Let’s Go Camping in the Backyard! And Let’s Fix Lunch! Now!

    OK, this site is actually designed with the more serious camper in mind, but we’re staying home just now. Our reasons are multifarious: Kid has a strange rash; we have a report due; weather is iffy....
    May 23, 2015 1669 0
  • Maybe/Maybe Not

    Cali Inky Dinky Doo

    So, yes, we do sport a rather spectacular tatt, all 3-D and gorgeously inked down our right calf, around ankle and onto our instep (which, we might add, hurt like mother in the unholy sense of...
    May 20, 2015 1887 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Glamping Anyone?

    To Sleep in the Backyard Treehouse or a Thatched Hut on a Fiji Beach? And Where to Eat Breakfast?  So here’s the deal, according to We Millennials like our outdoor fun, but don’t particularly like...
    May 19, 2015 1469 0
  • Cool Recipes

    It’s called Boozy Lollipops

    Ingredients 1/4 c plus 1 Tbs hard liquor (e.g. vodka, gin, rum) 2 Tbs cold water 3/4 c sugar 3 Tbs corn syrup 1/8 tsp kosher salt 1/4 tsp food coloring of your choice (optional) Directions...
    April 28, 2015 981 0
  • Food on the Fly

    Pops Rock!

    K, we get it. Cake pops are today’s cupcakes, and yes, they’re yummy, and yes, they’re portable. And, yes, this next site is inspiring: The story, in short: “Mishika Narula started her business, Power of...
    April 18, 2015 1404 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Scorin’ Some Weed(s)

    Before you mix up the vinegar and salt solution and start pumping in an effort to kill weeds in your yard, you might want to take inventory of what’s popping up amidst your Kentucky Blue or...
    April 17, 2015 1315 0
  • Cool Recipes

    Eat Dirt, Dirt and More Dirt!

    Worms in Dirt Ingredients 1 15-ounce package chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos) 1 3.9-ounce package chocolate instant pudding 2 c cold milk 8 oz whipped topping (like Cool Whip) 24 gummy worms Directions Make the dirt!...
    April 17, 2015 1665 0
  • Highlight

    The Scene is to be Heard at Music Festivals

    Yep, it’s springtime and, along with peace and bliss and love for puppies and rainbows, our hearts are plumb full of song. Truthfully, we cannot wait for the outdoor music festivals and all the wonderfulness that...
    April 2, 2015 2009 0
  • Highlight

    A Spicy Meataball!

    This is from Jamie Oliver, and it’s not just because he’s flippin’ adorable that we’re telling you about it. We think it’s a great idea, plus it puts a “U” in flavor. So the Shaker is...
    March 31, 2015 1202 0