thursday things

sunset april 2015

Miss having your name misspelled on your Starbucks cup? There’a an app for that!

Starbucks is celebrating summer by ruining any chance you had of looking great in your bathing suit with their new S’more Frappucino, with a cookie straw.

Is coconut sugar really the health star it’s cracked up to be?

Confused about whether to use glass or metal for your baking? TheKitchn is here to help.

I really need to up my game because I’ve only had 2 of the 21 “Essential” hamburgers of America.

The Hubble telescope turned 25 this month and the internet celebrated with 25 of its most beautiful space pictures.

Is anyone else as pumped as I am for the Full House reboot? What’s that? All of you are? Good.

I die over how adorable Ms. Tosi is with Conan in this video.

King Arthur Flour tells us all how to properly cream our butter and sugar. Hint: use your eyes, not your timer.

And, as it is very fittingly the end of the month, let’s start up this fun list again where I tell you about my favorite things I ate this month…

the best things i ate in april

The vanilla raised donut, which was the surprise star in this half dozen from Welcome Chicken + Donuts in Phoenix. It was like biting into a light, vanilla-infused cloud. Other donuts pictured, in order of deliciousness, include their blueberry cake donut (top-right), key lime pie filled donut (bottom middle), cherry almond raised donut (bottom-right), sprinkle cake donut (top-left), and thai tea raised donut (bottom-left).

welcome chicken and donuts

These corn dog poppers from The Windsor in Phoenix, served with fried pickles and ballpark mustard. (Runner up, the No. 22) Nostalgia played a part in my enjoyment for sure, but these were covered in perfectly-seasoned batter and paired extremely well with the mustard. The epitome of a “grown up” corn dog.

the windsor

Though I have a soft spot for their pulled pork sandwich, the brisket from Phoenix’s Q-Up Food Truck is amazing. It’s pictured here with the pulled pork and their slightly-spicy bacon mac and cheese. Get the sauce on the side if you really want to appreciate the flavor of the brisket.

q up brisket

I made these walnuts from Shannon’s Feast article to throw into a salad and ended up eating half of them before they even made it to the salad… oops.


This gyro with spicy feta fries from Saba’s Mediterranean in Phoenix is easily one of the best in town. Their thin-shaved gyro meat is perfectly-seasoned and not too greasy. One gyro is easily large enough to feed two, especially with a side of their spicy feta fries tossed in buffalo sauce and ranch. (Not pictured, the real star: SAGANAKI)

sabas gyro

One thought on “thursday things

  1. i was wondering if you got a personal call from Starbucks about the s’mores frap: i feel like they would really want you to know considering your great love of all that is s’more.

    incidentally, i noticed that Oreo has put out a s’mores oreo: do you think that might make a nice pairing with the s’mores frap? too much? i feel like you need to test that in the name of science and food research.

    i always wondered about coconut sugar: i mean, i sort of thought the same thing that the article said…interesting alternative (and i’d like to try using it just for fun) but not “healthy” healthy. bummer. when will nature give us a truly healthy sugar?!?

    all that food is making me too hungry. i haven’t had lunch yet and i super want that gyro.

    my walnuts! i’m so happy you and grape molasses are friends now. 🙂

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