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Whiskey Pancakes: The Tastiest Hangover Remedy To Date [WATCH]

A lot of people think that the best way to get rid of a hangover is to continue drinking the next day, a notion called “hair of the dog.” Unfortunately, drinking a Manhattan at 7 a.m. isn’t always the easiest thing to do, so Food Network’s Justin Warner and Reid Mitenbuler, author of Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskeyhave teamed up to create the best version of “hair of the dog” we’ve seen yet: whiskey pancakes.

Reid explains how whiskey is made and where it gets its flavor and color from, but only after he and Jason enjoy a few sips here and there of some good ol’ fashioned Bourbon, the American name for whiskey. Jason returns the favor by showing Reid (and viewers) how to make the perfect Manhattan pancakes using vermouth and Maraschino cherries in the butter, then adding bourbon to both the pancake batter and the tangy orange sauce.

Check out the video below to get full details on how to make these amazeballs pancakes.



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These Alcohol-Infused Cherries Will Get You Low-Key Drunk

For quite some time now, people have been infusing alcohol into food and beverages, namely fruits and desserts. One particularly common practice in the south is to put fruits into moonshine mason jars and let them soak up all the moonshiney goodness. It’s not just fruits either. Hell, I ate a cocktail weenie infused with Everclear once and it was horrendous, although it was supposed to be.

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Larry Trachtenbroit, a beverage industry expert for over 15 years, created Twisted Cherries, a jar full of alcohol-infused cherries used as a fun way to spice up anything from desserts to drinks.

Each canister is filled to the brim and sealed tight using recycled plastic materials. These cherries boast an impressive 6% ABV while also sporting an easy price tag of just $8.99 per canister.

The hand-picked cherries come in two different flavors, “Original Cherry Bomb” and “Balls of Fire,” the latter being mixed with cinnamon-infused alcohol to create a spicy, flavorful kick.

Trachtenbroit’s creation has been doing so well lately that he even made it onto the acclaimed show Shark Tank in order to show off his delicious creation in the hopes of receiving some financial backing from some of the biggest names in business.

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Maraschino Cherry Company Owner Kills Himself Before A Police Raid Discovers Drugs, Cash and Luxury Cars In Factory


Written by Max Chang of NextShark

No one would ever expect an innocent Maraschino Cherry factory that supplied Chick-fil-A, Red Lobster, Buffalo Wild Wings, and T.G.I. Fridays with bright red cherries to be a front for a drug-trafficking operation. Or would they?

On Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m., New York police raided the family-owned Brooklyn-based Dell’s Maraschino Cherries’ factory owned by 57-year-old Arthur Mondella with a warrant for environmental violations, claiming the factory had been dumping hazardous waste in the water supply system. Mondella cooperated with investigators for a whole five hours as they searched the factory for evidence.

Then one investigator claimed to smell marijuana coming from the walls.

Mondella called over his sister, Joanne Capece, who was also present, and reportedly told her to “take care of my kids,” according to the Daily Mail. He then excused himself to go to his private bathroom, locked the door and shot himself at 1:30 p.m. Those present claimed to hear just a single gunshot, according to CBS New York.

Mondella was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead from a .357 magnum handgun wound.


Meanwhile at the factory, 25 District Attorney officials discovered a secret room behind a set of magnet-operated shelves. In it they found 80 pounds of marijuana, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash.

Investigators also found several vintage luxury cars hidden under a tarp in a back lot.

One official told New York Daily News:

“It appears there was another activity going on, that’s for sure … I don’t think you kill yourself over a bag of weed. There has to be more of it.”


Dell’s Maraschino Cherries was founded in 1948 by Arthur Mondella Sr. as a simple Brooklyn storefront and remained family owned and operated for 76 years. The company recently underwent a $5 million overhaul, and Brooklyn’s D.A. office had received a tip off about a marijuana operation in 2013, according to the New York Post.

The incident with Dell’s Maraschino Cherries is of course incredibly reminiscent to the show “Breaking Bad,” where Gustavo Fring’s several business fronts, including his Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant-drug supply network and laundromat equipped with a secret meth production lab, were subsidiaries of a German conglomerate, Madrigal Electromotive, where an executive also committed suicide after receiving news the drug-trafficking operation had been compromised.


The company has not yet released a statement and all cherry operations have been halted. Mondella is survived by his ex-wife, Yevgeniya, and a five-year-old daughter.

Written by Max Chang of NextShark // Featured IMG: Wiki

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Pizza Hut’s New Revamped Menu Features A Curry Crust and Sriracha Drizzle


Earlier today, we reported that Pizza Hut is planning a major overhaul of its menu and overall look. Now we’ve been aware that Pizza Hut had been working on some secret menu items for some time, but it looks like the chain has officially announced its plans for the foreseeable future.

Pizza Hut has officially announced its new rebranding direction and it looks pretty bomb. The relauching event has been titled “Flavor of Now” and will begin Wednesday, Nov. 19. While the chain will still feature Pizza Hut classics like Meat Lover’s, Supreme and Stuffed Crust, that pretty much where the old menu ends.


The new Pizza Hut will now feature 10 choices of crusts including: Honey Sriracha, Salted Pretzel, Ginger Boom Boom,  Get Curried Away, Toasted Cheddar, Garlic Buttery Blend, Fried Red Pepper Toasted Asiago and Hut Favorite (we’re guessing this is original).

A new batch of “premium” ingredients will include classic meatball, sliced banana peppers, fresh spinach, premium salami and Peruvian cherry peppers.

Because these days there needs to be some kind of extra layer of sauce on a pie, Pizza Hut is offering four types of Drizzles you choose from for those opposed to a dry slice. Customers can get honey sriracha, barbecue, buffalo and balsamic.

For the calorie watchers, a new menu of Skinny Crusts will also be available for order.


Now, only time will tell whether or not this change up will be a successful one. Though if it’s anything like Domino’s attempt at rebranding, then Pizza Hut might just do OK.


What this Shop is Putting in Their Ice Cream Will Either Disgust or Amaze You

Bone Marrow

While I normally like to stick to the classics, the idea of ice cream made from bone marrow definitely has me turning my head in curiosity.

Salt & Straw, a small-batch ice cream maker, is testing out their newest flavor: Bone Marrow & Bourbon Smoked Cherries. The Portland-based ice cream company has been turning heads with their out-of-the-box flavors such as Melon & Prosciutto, Goat Cheese Marionberry Habanero, Pear with Bleu Cheese and Black Raspberries & Pork Belly.

Since bone marrow is made mostly out of fat, it seems oddly appropriate enough to go into ice cream. The lucky folks at Huffpo got to try a batch, and it looks like it tastes as delicious as it sounds. Especially since each flavor is made with 17% butterfat, the highest amount possible.

While it looks like you’ll have to wait til’ summer for this new flavor, Salt & Straw has a whole line-up of other options to hold you over.

H/T Huffpo


10 Things You Eat All the Time That Could Poison You


Some foods can totally transform you from a cold-addled snot monster to the picture of health. But there’s a surprising number of everyday foods that, if you’re not careful, could straight-up wreck your day. Or slightly worse, end your life! Don’t worry, getting poisoned by them is gonna take some effort. And most of them are veggies anyway, and we all know you don’t eat those.

Just to be on the safe side, however, tread lightly around these 10 foods:




That cherry orchard your family used to go to during cherry season? Death trap! Well, not really, unless somebody manages to chew through a bunch of cherry pits and swallow them. And if anyone could do it, it’s your idiot cousin Stu. Like the worst cherry cordial ever, those pits are loaded with hydrogen cyanide. Yep, that cyanide. Luckily, the pits are so thick and hard you can swallow one and it’ll come out intact, which is its own punishment.


Wild Almonds

Scientists recently discovered that people who snack on almonds throughout the day eat less at mealtime. Probably because THEY’RE DEAD. Not really. We eat sweet almonds, not wild almonds, which are bitter. They’re also loaded with cyanide and could totally drop you. Luckily, you’re not gonna see them around. But if you find yourself in the wild and see some green almonds, maybe don’t eat them.


Castor Beans


That castor oil crap Granny gave you to make you puke back in the day is derived from the castor bean. Which, it turns out, is also an excellent source of ricin when it’s raw. Your Grandma is also a psychopath and, quite possibly, the mastermind behind an international meth operation.




It’s unlikely that you’re gonna do much damage to yourself if you eat the seeds out of an apple or two, but keep it up and you’re in trouble. Your body’s enzymes tend to morph compounds in the seeds into — yup — cyanide. That could explain why the old Johnny Appleseed story just kind of trails off. Kids would probably freak if they knew he was dead somewhere with a tree growing out of his greedy stomach.

While we’re on the topic, check out “How to Eat Apples Like a Boss.” Just remember to spit out the seeds.




Until the 1800s, most people in the U.S. thought tomatoes were outright poisonous. They also thought powdered wigs looked good, but they were kind of right about the ‘maters. Tomatoes are part of the nightshade family, and that whole “poisoning people” thing apparently runs in the family, since their leaves are laced with toxic tomatine.




Popular in wine and as a medicinal tea, elderberries can be found and picked all over the place. Just don’t eat the green parts. They contain cyanogenic glycoside sambunigrin, which, in non-science-speak, roughly translates to “thing that will have you exploding from both ends until it’s all out of your system”


Kidney Beans


Wanna make some chili that’ll leave your guests resembling Left Eye (too soon?!?)? Well, T-Boz, the best way is to undercook your kidney beans, which’ll season your sauce with a toxin called phytohaemagglutinin. Vigorously boiling them will neutralize it, but just to be safe, get the canned ones.


Lima Beans


Not that you actually wanted to eat these nasty little bastards in the first place, but if you want to get your mom off your back, tell her you’re terrified of cyanide poisoning and point out that the uncooked legumes are loaded with it. Then request a side of Cheetos instead. For health.




You shouldn’t eat green potatoes. Mainly because they’re gross. But they’ll also seriously mess you up because they’re packed with solanine, which will make you puke and, if you for some reason just keep eating, will cause cardiac arrest. Which is also gross.




Rhubarb’s stalks are the perfect way to add a little tartness to a strawberry pie. Its leaves, on the other hand, are the perfect way to add a little “Oh my God I can’t stop puking and when I puke it burns!” to your life. That’s because they contain oxalic acid, which is in bleach, which you also shouldn’t consume. Unless you want to go into shock and die.

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Cherries and Yogurt Parfait

I went to the pool last weekend with my husband and my daughter. Had a great time watching the little one enjoy herself while swimming around with daddy…it was very sweet.

But I could not help noticing one other thing — MILFs were everywhere!! Did people start working out before June?!?


THANK goodness I “forgot” my bathing suit at home.

So last week while everyone was gobbling up ice cream and frozen cheesecakes, (it was near 100 degrees for 3 days), I was hanging out with granola, fruit, and cold yogurt parfaits:


Cherry and Yogurt Parfait

(Makes 2 tall glasses)

You will need:

2 cups non-fat plain yogurt

3 tablespoons honey or agave syrup

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 cups pitted cherries

1/4 cup rolled oats

1 teaspoon cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon sugar


In a large bowl combine the yogurt, honey, and vanilla; mix well and set aside.

Mix the oats and the cocoa together and pour in a skillet.

Toast the oats over medium heat for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool completely and set aside.

Put the cherries in the skillet and cook for about 10 minutes, or until soft. Cool completely.

Assemble the parfaits by pouring a 1/2 cup of yogurt in each glass.

Spoon over some of the oats, top with half of the cherries, then pour the rest of the yogurt on top, and finish off with more oats and cherries.

Put the parfaits in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.

I partially froze mine and pretended that I was eating ice cream with the rest.

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Cravings Sweets

Deep Fried Chocolate Chip Cookies

I would like to crown Texas as the place to be if you want to get over the top crazy food! Their serving deep fried chocolate chip cookies topped with cherries and powdered sugar! Put on your cowboy hat and boots and head on over to “Torchy’s Tacos” in Austin, Texas if you wanna join this rodeo of flavor! (Thx TIWYF)