Archive for November, 2010

WK’s Top Holiday Picks for Santa

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Although I’m not a huge shopper, I stayed away from Black Friday sales this year after being told by my horoscope it would only bring me trouble. For those of you still shopping for Christmas presents, here are my top gifts for food lovers & techies. (more…)

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Move Over Starbucks, There’s A New Drink In Town: Apple Pie Smoothie

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

It’s officially red cup season at Starbucks, and we all know what that means: extra long lines, and for what? A red cup! I have to admit, the red cups do seem to have some magical power of making their drinks taste better. I particularly love seeing the new designs they come out with each year. You can read about this year’s design in a blog post by Starbucks’ creative director, Daniele Monti.

So, what do you do when you don’t feel like waiting in those extra long lines for your holiday drink? Make your own drink at home in 5 minutes or less! I was inspired by a drink I had at Jamba Juice the other day, the Pumpkin Smash smoothie (mmm…it was delicious!). I’m sure it’s not the healthiest drink in the world either, so I decided to make my very own holiday drink: “Better than Grandma’s Apple Pie” Smoothie. (more…)

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Gobble, Gobble: Thanksgiving in a Roll

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Working at Quiznos always gets me thinking of creative sandwich recipes I could make for myself at home. Just the other day I was craving Thanksgiving food when I walked into Trader Joe’s and saw they already had their Thanksgiving goodies out. And then it hit me: I could make the ultimate Thanksgiving sandwich.

The rosemary in the bread roll helps in preventing different cancers, particularly breast cancer. It also reduces skin aging effects and inflammation, minimizing the chances of having asthma, liver disease, and heart disease. Rosemary is effective in maintaining an efficient digestive system, producing more bile to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. (more…)

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The Wiki Chicken Run: Quick Chicken Parmesan

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

I decided to switch up my usual blog post this week with a stop-motion video after I saw this video. If you like stop-motion videos, you should definitely check this one out (but check it out after you watch mine below so mine doesn’t seem so bad!). I attempted to mimic some of his ideas but, of course, mine definitely don’t measure up to his since this is the first time I have ever tried making one of these. All in all, I think my first stop-motion video actually turned out pretty well (especially since I didn’t have a tripod! I have to add that to my list of things to get). This was also the first time I made an entire music track in GarageBand, so I hope you enjoy the music in my video! On a side note, I wish YouTube videos had better quality images (mine always seem to look worse).

So why chicken parmesan for this week’s recipe? Well, quite frankly, I thought it would be fun to make a stop-motion film of it since there are a lot of different things going on in this recipe. (more…)

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