All Posts By Lauren Haslett

The Queen Eats One Amazingly Simple Dessert Every Day

by in News, April 21st, 2017

The Queen Eats One Amazingly Simple Dessert Every DayYou might assume that someone who has lived and ruled as long as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has is a total health nut — after all, one doesn’t make it to 91 without making some sacrifices in the food department, right?

Well, I hate to break it to you, but you’d be totally wrong.

Darren McGrady, a formal royal chef, gave an interview earlier this month to Recipes Plus, and he revealed quite a bit about the royal family’s eating habits. And since he worked for the Queen herself for 15 years, there’s probably no better source of information on Her Majesty’s favorite snacks and the little indulgences she can’t live without.

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You Can Get Free Ben & Jerry’s Today

by in News, April 4th, 2017

You Can Get Free Ben & Jerry’s TodayBen & Jerry’s, one of America’s very favorite ice cream brands, is celebrating its annual Free Cone Day today, April 4. The company’s scoop shops, both across the United States and around the globe, are giving out free cones TODAY ONLY! You can get your free ice cream cone from noon until 8 p.m. local time. Just hop over to the Ben & Jerry’s website to find a list of participating locations.

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Starburst Will Release Single-Color Packs in Most-Popular Flavor

by in News, March 19th, 2017

Starburst Will Release Single-Color Packs in Most-Popular FlavorWe all have a favorite Starburst flavor. Some of us get giddy at the thought of opening a fresh pack of the chewy candies to find a few reds in a row, while others of us pray for some extra pinks.

Lucky for you — if you’re a pink Starburst fan, that is — the makers of these classic fruit chews recently announced plans to make All Pink Starburst packs available for a limited time this April.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Favorite Breakfast

by in News, March 7th, 2017

9 Things You Didn't Know About Your Favorite BreakfastIt’s National Cereal Day! And to help you celebrate, we’re going to dish on some totally cool facts about your breakfast food of choice.

Cereal is one of those foods you just can’t help but associate with the good old U.S. of A. Invented in the United States in 1863 by James Caleb Jackson, according to reporting by The New York Times, and then popularized by the Kellogg brothers and beloved at our breakfast tables ever since, cereal is still a staple in most American homes.

But how much do you really know about it? Below, check out nine fun facts.

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Food Network Staffer Diary: I Cooked Like Pippa Middleton for 3 Days

by in Community, February 27th, 2017

Food Network Staffer Diary: I Cooked Like Pippa Middleton for 3 DaysPippa Middleton may best be known as the svelte younger sister of Kate; after all, Pippa left the world buzzing after the way she flaunted her figure as the Duchess of Cambridge’s maid of honor at the royal wedding in 2011. The natural question anyone would have after seeing her perfect, curve-hugging ensemble that April day would be: But how does she keep herself looking so fit and gorgeous?

She may be related to a Duchess, but Pippa doesn’t actually have her own royal title (at least not yet — her engagement last year to James Matthews should eventually give her one, too, according to a House Beautiful article published around the time of their engagement.) She’s authored several books on party planning, and recently she released a cookbook called Heartfelt: Over 100 Quick & Easy Recipes for a Healthy Heart in conjunction with the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

It turns out that the famous younger Middleton is actually a total health nut. She’s cycled across the United States and run marathons, including the Great Wall Marathon in China to support the BHF, according to reporting by Elle. And if she eats anything like the diet she’s laid out in her new cookbook, it’s clear she puts health above pretty much everything else.

And good for her! I totally support that, and, honestly, I wish I could do a better job of eating healthfully and exercising the way I know I should. But, there is one question that any flavor-obsessed food writer like myself has to ask: How does the food taste? So, I obtained a copy of Heartfelt (the proceeds are going to charity, after all!) and decided to test some of Pippa’s recipes myself to see if I could cook and eat exclusively from her book for three whole days.

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Get Married at Taco Bell and Begin Your Happily Ever After with a Taco 12 Pack

by in News, February 16th, 2017

Get Married at Taco Bell and Begin Your Happily Ever After with a Taco 12 PackThinking of eloping in Vegas? Do you love Taco Bell with a fierce passion that reserved only for your favorite fast-food establishment and the inventor of the magical fourth meal? Then you might want to pay attention.

Taco Bell wants to reward the love its serious fans have for the brand with even more love — by letting some of those fans have their weddings at its flagship Cantina location in Las Vegas.

No, this is not a drill, folks. You can now get married at Taco Bell, and the favorite late-night snack stop wants to help you do it in style!

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