Walmart ‘Reviewing’ Juneteenth Partyware and Ice Cream Flavor Following Backlash

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The line includes a drink koozie reading “It’s the freedom for me”

Retail giant Walmart is walking back on its new line of partyware and an ice cream flavor released to celebrate Juneteenth, the federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, nearly two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Known as Black Independence Day, Juneteenth has long been celebrated in African American communities, but only became a federal holiday in 2021 when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.

Earlier this week, shoppers at Walmart spotted a new line of Juneteenth party supplies, including Juneteenth plates, napkins, and drink koozies that read “It’s the freedom for me.” Walmart also released a special Juneteenth ice cream, flavored with red velvet and cream cheese, and advertised with the copy, “Share and celebrate African … Read more

Carne Asada Tacos

Carne asada tacos are a go-to recipe in our family! You can fill the tortilla to the brim with all of your favorite toppings, and everyone (even picky eaters!) will go crazy over this meal!

Taco Tuesday is the best, and these tacos are perfect for it! Pair these with Mexican rice, homemade guacamole, and these delicious air fryer tortilla chips.

The top view of assembled carne asada tacos.

The Best Carne Asada Tacos

So this recipe tells you how to form and create the best carne asada tacos out there! But before you start into that, you need to make your carne asada and you could even make your tortillas from scratch too! This carne asada is absolutely divine. It’s tender and juicy and has so much flavor. You don’t want to skip it or use another recipe. Trust me when I say that it’s the best of the best! I know that once you eat it … Read more

Infant formula crisis is target of today’s Oversight and Investigations hearing

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the powerful House Committee on Energy and Commerce today holds its much-anticipated hearing on “Formula Safety and Supply: Protecting the Health of America’s Babies.”

It will be live-streamed from the Rayburn House Office Building via Cisco WebEx online video conferencing, beginning at 11 a.m. EDT.   The Oversight and Investigations hearing will examine the nation’s infant formula crisis including the recall, shortage, and attempts to increase supply.

Sworn testimony will be taken from top U.S. Food and Drug officials including FDA Commissioner Robert M Califf, Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas, and Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Director Susan Mayne.

Corporate officials from the three top formula producers will also be on the hot seat, including Abbott Senior Vice President Christopher J. Calamari, Gerber VP Scott Fitz, and Reckitt Senior VP Robert Cleveland.

The background paper,  prepared for the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee by … Read more

Andy Baraghani’s Recipe for Cold Soba Noodles Is a Summertime Stunner

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With crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs, and a versatile, pantry-friendly sauce, this is something you’ll crave on even the hottest days

“I always have had this intense craving for soba,” says recipe developer Andy Baraghani. Soba really is that noodle — quick-cooking, good at any temperature, and thanks to its use of buckwheat, nutty in flavor, distinct in texture, and naturally gluten-free. Whether he serves it hot with dashi or cold and sauced, Baraghani prefers his soba pared down in terms of accompaniments. In his debut cookbook The Cook You Want to Be — which comes out this week — soba appears with a nut butter-based sauce that’s spiked with soy sauce, black vinegar, lemon juice, sesame oil, and ginger. Cucumbers (or “any crunchy veggie you want,” Baraghani says) and “a ton of herbs” make for a clearly Andy Baraghani finish.

When Baraghani was sharpening his skills … Read more

The Best Copycat Recipes

The best copycat recipes to enjoy with your family are right here waiting for you! Skip the restaurant and make these delicious recipes at home!

Copycat recipes are amazing! They allow me to stay at home and watch my favorite shows without the hassle of going anywhere and I am saving money while I eat delicious food. That sounds like a win to me! A couple of my favorites are Frosted Lemonade, Cherry Limeade, and Chicken Gnocchi Soup.

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Copycat Recipes

Have you ever been to a restaurant and loved a dish so much that you bought another entree of it to take home with you? No, just me? Well, I have rounded up all of my very favorite copycat recipes! Making these at home will allow you to have them whenever you want (who cares if you want a Swig cookie for breakfast!). Making them at home also makes it … Read more