People Are Dining Out, They Just Don’t Want Anyone to Know About It


The shame of going out to eat during the pandemic is enough to scare people off posting their meals on Instagram, but not enough to keep them out of restaurants

Last weekend I accidentally ate out for the first time since March.

My partner and I decided to grab a drink and a bite at a local wine bar, assuming we could order at the sidewalk window and then take the food to one of the high-tops set up in the street. We picked a table in an outside corner, far away from the dozen other patrons, and started to look over the menu on our phones. We were then surprised when a waiter came over, poured us water, and asked what we wanted to drink. We could have left — and maybe we should have left — but it all happened so fast. Suddenly, we were enjoying … Read more

Gluten Free Vanilla Mug Cake

A gluten free vanilla mug cake recipe with no egg for a moist and tender single-serving yellow cake in your microwave in just minutes.

Choosing a gluten free flour blend for this recipe

When I was first developing this recipe, I used a more traditional all purpose gluten free flour blend that already contains xanthan gum in the blend (I used Better Batter original blend). It made a lovely, high-rising cake and tasted good. You can use it in this recipe with success.

But the texture wasn’t quite as tender as I’d like it to be. It was also a bit more dry, since that flour blend (like most all purpose gluten free flour blends) absorbs a lot of moisture.

Overhead image of vanilla mug cake ingredients

Our gum-free gluten free flour blend is really best here

I prefer to use my gum-free gluten free flour blend, which is made with 3 simple flours: 66{ab5f2c9c740426ae4c9b4912729231eec62bb8d7f7c15dd2b52ffa544e442110} superfine … Read more

Cream Cheese Wontons

Crispy, fried to perfection pastry wraps around savory smooth cream cheese filling for a homemade version of everyone’s favorite restaurant style Cream Cheese Wonton.

Serve these fantastic starters before any meal. Make it a complete Chinese night with some of these favorites. Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken, Skinny Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken, or Firecracker chicken.

Cream cheese wontons in a creamy bowl with a side of sauce.

Cream Cheese Wontons

The hardest part of these is yummy mouth popping appetizers is  going to be shaping them. Super simple, few ingredients, yet amazingly delicious. A new favorite for the whole family to love. You’ll get asked to make these over and over. And because you make them at home, you can eat as many as you want,for half the price. Making it a perfect addition for any party.

These hot crispy outsides, and warm oozy tasty insides, are a perfect marriage of American and Chinese cuisine. Cream Cheese Wontons, … Read more

Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Fluffy, melt in your mouth rolls are the perfect Copycat of Texas Roadhouse Famous Rolls. Watch these rolls disappear as soon as they hit the table!

I declare these the best rolls in the entire world!   Freshly baked, and so soft inside they are perfect, Try with this Cinnamon Honey Butter (which is BETTER than Texas Roadhouse Butter for a heavenly experience.

Fluffy soft Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls with Cinnamon Honey Butter.

Copycat Texas Roadhouse Rolls

If everyone is truly honest with themselves they would all admit they go to Texas Roadhouse for the rolls. They are so soft and flavorful, with a brush of melted butter on top. Served warm with cinnamon honey butter they are so good and now they can grace your table anytime you get a craving.

It’s an enriched dough slathered with butter and then again with cinnamon honey butter, what’s not to love?! Incredibly simple and even easier to shape, a beginner baker can … Read more

Travis Scott Is the First Celebrity Since Michael Jordan to Get McDonald’s Meal Named After Him

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Plus, Taco Bell is slashing its menu again, and more news to start your day

Let’s demand they turn McDonald’s PlayPlaces into Astroworld carnivals

McDonald’s is going through it right now, so it’s probably with great excitement that the chain announced a partnership with rapper Travis Scott. From September 8 until October 4, McDonald’s will be serving the Please Millennials and Gen Z, Take Some Interest in Us Meal “Travis Scott Meal,” which consists of a quarter pounder with cheese, bacon and lettuce, a Sprite, and fries with BBQ sauce. According to CNN, it’s the first time a celebrity has had his name on a menu item since the McJordan in the 90s.

Scott is at least the third rapper to get into the food game recently. Tyga launched TYGA BITES, a “celebrity-owned virtual dining concept,” aka chicken nuggets you … Read more