Cravings Recipes Video

13 Lockdown Recipes You Can Make And Stun Your Social Feed

Sure, we’re all stuck at home but think of it as us doing our part to make sure the coronavirus doesn’t spread to our local community. Yes, it’s making us a bit stir-crazy, but it’s what the world needs right now. Staying at home, however, doesn’t mean that you can’t live the life of a Foodbeast.

For those itching to create something unconventional and out-of-the-box in the kitchen while they’re self-quarantined, we put together a lockdown playlist of chefs, influencers, and home cooks who have been making some amazing things from the confines of their own home kitchens.

Top talent includes the personalities such as @TheVulgarChef, @NishCooks, @TheJoshElkin, @FitWaffle, and @TheNaughtyFork.

Some mouthwatering recipes you can expect to see are: a Bloomin’ Onion, banana bread, Hot Cheetos deviled eggs, cereal marshmallow bars, a 1o-minute baked potato, homemade McChicken, pasty pie in a mug, cheesy taco fries, mashed potato grilled cheese, pancakes from scratch, a Boiling Crab feast, and peanut butter Nutella s’mores.

Check out the video above and see what dishes you’d like to recreate in your kitchen. If this video inspires a Foodbeast-worthy recipe in your soul, DM us a photo!

Cravings Restaurants Video

Restaurant Transforms A Loaded Baked Potato Into The Pizza Of Your Dreams

A well-made loaded baked potato can set the tone for a hearty American meal. While nothing beats the classic side dish, a pizzeria chain is putting a unique spin on loaded baked potatoes that have us turning our heads and reaching for a slice… or five.

Oggi’s Sports | Brewhouse | Pizza is taking the classic side dish and turning it into an all-star bite by turning it into a pizza.

The pie is topped with slices of baked potatoes, and piled with mozzarella and cheddar cheese. To complete the essence of a loaded baked potato, the pizza is finished with bacon bits, green onions, and a generous drizzle of sour cream.

For those with a sweet tooth, Oggi’s is also offering a special dessert pizza that’s layered with honey ricotta cheese, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. It’s then finished with a fresh berry compote. You can even request to have it a la mode with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for maximum dessert purposes, of course.

Man, in a perfect world, every dish would be crafted in pizza form. One day, Pete. Until that day, the Loaded Baked Potato Pizza and the dessert pizza are available at all the Oggi’s locations to tide us all over.

Fast Food Hit-Or-Miss News

How The Wendy’s Baked Potato Became A $100 Million Item

With a successful 48-year history, Wendy’s has clearly become a fast food icon. However, some may not realize Wendy’s is the only fast food joint that sells a baked potato. Thanks to the success of this classic item over the years, the Wendy’s baked potato may just be the best deal in fast food.

The concept of the baked potato is simple, but according to Thrillist, the process of getting this steamy side item into stores and onto the plates of customers is a “logistical nightmare,” and that’s where Wendy’s is cashing in.

While potatoes have a very traditional role inside the fast food industry, most potatoes quickly shed their natural state after being cut and fried. Case in point, a plain Wendy’s baked potato weighs 11.5 ounces and is about 270 calories.

Even when cheese and bacon bits are added, it’s only 480 calories. Compared to a 320-calorie small order of fries, Wendy’s baked potato is clearly superior in terms of serving size, while being a slightly healthier alternative.

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Still, there’s no easy way to go about cooking a baked potato. However, Wendy’s has innovated, bringing in new convection ovens to handle, “1 million potatoes per week,” according to a Wendy’s spokesperson.

According to Lori Estrada, Wendy’s VP of Culinary Innovation, being able to find a solution for this time-consuming challenge in a fast-food industry built on convenience and speed is where Wendy’s has capitalized the most.

With the cost of a plain baked potato between $1.89 and $1.99 before tax, multiplied by the number of units sold — 1 million potatoes per week, or 52 million a year — it can be estimated that Wendy’s baked potatoes bring in $2 million per week. That’s about $100 million annually.

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“It’s a challenge, operationally, to be able to serve them and have them ready for every customer who comes through our doors,” Estrada divulged. “I can only guess that aspect has made it hard for other places to be willing to put something like this into production.”

Considering the endless possibilities of baked potato modification, which Estrada said can be customized with, “anything we top our fries or burgers with,” Wendy’s baked potato is a beacon of creativity, sustenance and truly one of the most over-looked menu items in fast food.


The Seven Course Meal Kabob

Meals with multiple courses definitely allow you to partake in a true adventure of food’s passionate offerings, but our friend Nick brings up a valid point: Who wants to do the dishes after a 7-course meal?!

That’s where the idea of skewering every course in the meal, in kabob form, came to be. The kabob is 7-courses deep, beginning with a nice garden salad, the appetizers of stuffed mushrooms and crab cakes and then a baked potato with sour cream. Once the appetizers have been downed, the skewer leads us to the two main courses, Chicken Cordon Bleu and a porterhouse pork chop.

Of course, what’s a 7-course meal without a change of pallette scenery at the end, in the form of cheesecake slice? Ideas, ideas, ideas. Now you’ve enjoyed a thorough meal without the bitter aftertaste of washing a skyscraper worth of dishes in your sink afterwards!



Baked Potato Nachos

If you still don’t know what to make/eat for your upcoming Super Bowl party here is yet another healthy, but delicious option: Baked Potato Nachos. These Baked Potato Nachos are super delicious and won’t kill your calorie count.  Get some regular old potatoes and cut them into wedges, salt, pepper and drizzle them in olive oil. Bake until they’re golden brown and have a nice crisp, and BOOM, you have the base to your nachos!