Umami Foods: Mushrooms and Beef
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5 Things You Should Know Right Now About Umami

Originally posted 07/23/2014 02:40PM

What is umami anyway?
Umami is considered the “fifth” taste—savory—after sweet, salty, bitter and sour. A Japanese word that essentially means “yummy” or “deliciousness,” it’s described as a rich, meaty, satisfying taste.
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Ice Cream Sandwich
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The Curious Case of the Ice Cream Sandwich That Doesn’t Melt

Originally posted 07/23/2014 02:19PM

Some things in life you just don’t question. The sky is blue. The sun is in the sky. Ice cream turns into a puddle if left under said sun in said blue sky.
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LeBron James Apologizes to Neighbors For the 'Chaos' With Cupcakes
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LeBron James Apologizes to Neighbors With Cupcakes

Originally posted 07/23/2014 01:37PM

Nothing says “I’m sorry” like a dozen luscious cupcakes piled high with frosting. At least that’s LeBron James‘ way of thinking — and now it’s ours, too!
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Toaster Selfies
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This Toaster Will Singe Selfies On Your Bread

Originally posted 07/23/2014 12:06PM

An inventor from Vermont is making mornings more meta.
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Spray Cake
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Yes, There’s Now a Cake You Can Spray From a Can

Originally posted 07/22/2014 03:51PM

Spray, bake, eat. Meet the “box” cake of the future — only it comes in a can.
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Starbucks Mobile App
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Starbucks Mobile App Will Soon Let Customers Pre-Order Coffee

Originally posted 07/22/2014 02:05PM

Starbucks is about to make your morning coffee run a little easier. Make that a lot easier.
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Paula Deen
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Exclusive: Get the First Look at Paula Deen’s New Cooking Network

Originally posted 07/22/2014 06:00AM

Have you outfitted your iPad with a butter-proof case yet? We recommend something sturdy if you’re one of the Paula Deen fans logging in Tuesday to access Deen’s new online cooking network.
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Kris Jenner: Kardashian Family Cookbook
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Kris Jenner Is Releasing New Kardashian ‘Kollection’ Cookbook

Originally posted 07/21/2014 03:27PM

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have dinner with the Kardashians, well, you’re a little bit closer to finding out.
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Michelle Obama White House Kids' State Dinner
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Winning Recipes from the Third Annual Kids’ White House State Dinner

Originally posted 07/18/2014 11:13AM

Move over, chicken fingers and fries: The winners of Michelle Obama‘s 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, who will be honored at a state dinner with the first lady on July 18, have proven that kid-friendly cooking doesn’t have to be pedestrian, predictable or something that comes from a box.
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Starbucks Most Expensive Drink
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No, Really, This Is the Most Expensive Drink Ever Ordered at Starbucks — For Now!

Originally posted 07/17/2014 01:37PM

Less than two months after a Dallas coffee lover set a record for spending $54.75 on one drink at Starbucks, a Florida medical student topped him with a concoction that cost three dollars more.
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