thursday things


Another Thursday is upon us so, LET’S DO THIS!

I did not get to celebrate Fat Tuesday because the Polish population here in Phoenix is abysmally low, meaning that my beloved paczki are nowhere to be found. Instead I read this double vanilla jam donut recipe and just pretended like I could taste them.

Serious Eats is helping us to demystify our poultry labels.

Nestle has announced their plan to remove all artificial ingredients by the end of 2015, which I think is a rather noble quest.

I was able to find two of the three new Cookie Core flavors at my local Target…

bandj cookie core

And you guys, seriously, these things are so freaking good I thought I was going to die.

“Peanut Buttah” is OVER THE TOP peanut buttery, which sounded like a negative thing when Mr. Eats said it but I definitely mean it in the best way possible. The peanut butter ice cream is chock-full of rich peanut butter flavor, the cookie core is basically just a ribbon of sweetened peanut butter running through the middle (yes, please!), the crunchy cookies reminded me of peanut butter captain crunch (which is one of the best cereals of all time, thank you), and the crunchy bits just gave it an extra push into pure peanut buttery heaven. 5 out of 5 stars guys, for real.

cookie core top

“Spectacular Speculoos” on the other hand… both the vanilla and the dark caramel ice creams are solid and could easily stand on their own, but are even better as a team where the plain vanilla really balances the caramel flavor. The speculoos core is basically everything you dreamed speculoos cookie butter could be, and the speculoos cookies themselves are soft and chewy pillows after absorbing the moisture from the ice cream and have a flavor somewhere between speculoos cookies and your favorite soft molasses spice cookies. Another 5 out of 5.

I don’t even want to try the third flavor for fear that my heart will explode from happiness.

Of course, ow that I finally tried two of the three Cookie Core flavors, Ben & Jerry’s released another drool-inducing flavor. I think this company may just be the death of me…

Check out the latest interview with Anthony Bourdain, where he talks about everything from groin pain to conflict in the Middle East.

This tiny kitchen is pumping out all sorts of videos from mini pancakes to mini shrimp tempura. It’s almost hypnotic to watch, although all I can think about is their future arthritis.


The Oatmeal’s Exploding Kittens card game kickstarter ends today which means you have about 9 hours from when I publish this post to back it and receive what I can only assume will be one of the best card games of all time.

Dr. Seuss is going to publish a book from beyond the grave this July, and there are apparently two more books still in the pipeline.

Did you know that there are tons of concrete arrows strewn across the United States? I didn’t.

Eater did us a favor by publishing 24 of North America’s open (and soon to be open) cat cafes.

And a video you simply must watch of American kids trying breakfasts from around the world because… it’s hilarious.

If kids aren’t really your thing, here’s a video of penguins instead. Make sure your volume is turned on when you watch it… and for Movita and my other friends who are buried in the snow…


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