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15 Hybrid Foods For People Who Are Afraid Of Commitment

I can’t tell you how many times my friends and I have stood in the kitchen, trying to decide on something to make for dinner and get nowhere because no one can agree on one thing. Well, that’s where hybrid foods come in for the win. Hybrid foods combine two or more dishes which makes everything easier because there’s bound to be something in there that everyone will like. Check out these life-saving savory combinations.

1. Pizza Pasta


Photo by Hui Lin

Pasta with herbs, pepperoni, and cheesy goodness… what more could you possibly need? Added bonus – it only takes 20 minutes to make. Recipe here. 

2. Guacamole Fries


Photo by Max Bartick

Yes I know, it’s literally your hybrid dream come true. Who wouldn’t want guac fries to dip in some fresh salsa? Make this amazing key lime salsa to go along with your new fav food. Try them now.

3. Totchos


Photo by Emma Lally

No need for tortilla chips, they have officially been replaced by tater tots. It’s like a loaded baked potato… but in tot form with meat and avocado. Yum. You know you want to.

4. Doritos-Crusted Mozzarella Sticks


Photo by Audrey Mirabito

Cheese on cheese on cheese. Warm oozy gooey cheese wrapped in a crunchy blanket of even more cheese, seriously, why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? Recipe here.

5. Pizza Hot Dog


Photo by Hui Lin

Yes this exists, and yes, I promise it’s amazing. Try it at your next cookout to impress your friends.

6. Sushirrito


Photo by Jane Yeo

This is honestly an adventure for your tastebuds. An awesome adventure that you’ll want to go on again. The sushi burrito is packed with flavors, textures, and mixed temperatures that work gloriously together. Learn how to make your own in just 15 minutes.

7. Mac ‘n Cheese Stuffed Ramen Sliders


Photo by Shalayne Pulia

All I have to say is wow. The crispy ramen acts like the bun and the meat is filled with creamy mac ‘n cheese. I could probably eat that everyday. Find out how to make it here, plus what else you can do with ramen.

8. Guacamole Hummus


Photo by Benj Shapiro

This hybrid combines the two most epic dips into one ultimate snack. It’s easy, healthy, and super customizable.

9.  Pizza Panini


Photo by Tarika Narain

Wowie that sounds good, and looks good too. Cheese, marinara sauce, mushrooms, spinach, peppers and onions all come together in perfect unison to create this majesty.Find the recipe here, and check out some other amazeball paninis, too.

10. Lasagna Cupcakes


Photo courtesy of @christinaongert on Instagram

Okay so it’s not actually a cross between lasagna and a sweet cupcake, but just lasagna in the shape of a cupcake, which is cute and delicious. But if you do want sweet lasagna, try this amazing cookie lasagna.

11. Caesar Salad Pizza


Photo courtesy of @nc_eats on Instagram

Since this hybrid has “salad” in the name, you can trick yourself into thinking you’re being healthy. Oh yes.

12. Soup Dumpling


Photo by Toedora Maftei

This really is a game changer. I mean, soup inside of the dumpling is genius. Find out where you can get the best soup dumplings in Boston.

13. Chicken and Waffles


Photo by Katie Elliot

So technically this hybrid can be sweet or savory, but it can still count since it’s undoubtedly one of the best. Step up your brunch game with these chicken and waffle cones.

14. Carne Asada Fries


Photo courtesy of @mexicalitaco

Fresh fries topped with heaps of nacho cheese, guac, salsa, sour cream, and meat. Yes plz.

15. Spaghetti Taco


Photo courtesy of @alliica on Instagram

These sound a little sus, but they are surprisingly delicious. Plus, they were on iCarly so they have to be good. If you’d rather just stick with normal tacos, check out these black bean and butternut squash tacos.

Original post by Cara Hutto for Spoon University 



This Deep Fried Cheeseburger Pringles Breaded Burger FTW [WATCH]

Nick, the man behind the amazing blog Dude Foods, is the kind of eater we all aspire to be like. Thanks to his help, he’s getting us there, one Pringles encrusted meal at a time.

After deep frying hot dogs and then breading them in Pringles Hot Diggity Dog flavored chips, Nick decided to start making his way down the line of junk food Pringles flavors. Nick made the hot dogs, then set out to buy Pringles Pizza chips in order to decorate a pizza in the same way.

Through his snapchat, Nick spoke with a fan and discovered the existence of Pringles Cheeseburger, and boy are we glad he did. Sticking to the trend he’s created, Mr. Dude Foods himself created a Pringles Cheeseburger-coated deep fried burger, and it looks glorious.

Check out his video below to see how to make this monstrosity of a beauty.


Here’s The NSFW Trailer For Seth Rogen’s New Sausage Movie

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the comedic duo behind such films as Superbad and This Is The End, have teamed up once again to tell us a story about the foods we buy at the supermarket.

It’s called Sausage Party.

The R-rated animated comedy revolves around a sausage named Frank, voiced by Rogen, who dreams of nothing more than to be purchased and taken home. When he and his friends finally get their dream, however, they’re horrified to see how humans really treat food.

Check out the totally unsafe for work trailer. It’ll kind of make you rethink that pre-lunch snack.

Kind of.


7 First Date Dinner Tips That Will Land You A Second

With the plethora of dating apps that are available nowadays, the number of first dates people can go on now seems infinite. With that same token, because meeting new potential lovers is so easy now, standards have been raised, resulting in a lot of first dates and only a few second dates.

I can’t help you with your personality, if you suck then you suck. However, the food you eat and the way you eat it is something that can be helped.

Don’t Stuff Yourself

You would think this is common knowledge, but I can tell you right now, I’ve broken this rule once or twice and paid the price for it. Nobody wants to go home with the guy that’s rolling around on the restaurant floor, grunting and moaning like a beached whale trying to shimmy back into the water. Unless she’s rolling around on the floor with you. In that case, you may have just found the exception to the rule, grab her hand and put a ring on it. Preferably an onion ring.

Be Willing To Share Your Food

Guys, if you’re anything like me, you don’t want to share your food. At this early stage in the relationship though, you need to be OK with it. There will be plenty of times in the future where you can ban your girl from coming near your plate, even use the items on the table as a makeshift barrier to keep her and her intrusive fork out of your no-try zone. Try to offer a bite of your food. More often than not, your date will politely decline, but she will remember that you offered, and that could go a long way.

Avoid Greens That Will Get Stuck In Your Teeth

Things like arugula and spinach could cause obnoxious trouble, since they can stick to your teeth when they’re steamed or drenched in dressing, kind of like how wet toilet paper sticks to the side of the toilet at your favorite dive bar. Things in most salads like iceberg lettuce and cucumbers won’t cause any trouble, since the crunchy texture makes them more difficult to hide in your mouth.

Sidenote: While they aren’t one of the leafy vegetables, other foods that teeth use as clothing are small seeds, peanut skins, popcorn, fruit skins, celery and stringy meats.

Stay Away From Sea Creatures With Shells

There’s a girl out there living her life without me in it because I ordered crab legs on our first date and squirted crab juices directly into her eye, from four feet away. She was sweet enough to laugh it off and finish the date, but the sight of me crushing legs and sending shards of shell flying all over the place likely didn’t help my cause. That image doesn’t induce sexual desires, I assure you.

While we’re on the subject, try to avoid sucking down oysters as well. While they can be a powerful aphrodisiac, the sound and image of slurping it down alone is enough to turn a lot of people off.

Messy Finger Foods

I love ribs and wings as much as the next red-blooded American, but girls don’t really resonate with guys whose faces are slathered in barbecue or hot sauce. Remember, if you play your cards right, she’ll be making out with you later. Do you really want to kiss her and have her get a taste of the leftover Frank’s Hot Sauce in your mouth? And to take it a step further, on your fingers? Think about it. In fact, try to avoid finger foods altogether. Women are turned on by refined men who are polite and have manners, throttling chicken fingers with a kung fu grip may not necessarily hurt your cause, but it certainly won’t help either.

Things That Make You Go “Pfffffttttt”

Hold it in! Farting due to stress or nervousness is a fairly universal issue with humans. Since your anxiety already might cause some bubbling in your stomach, it’s best to avoid foods that can double up on that methane output, such as beans, cabbage, garlic, broccoli, turnips and the majority of dairy products. While they may not make you gassy right then and there at dinner, they certainly will at a later time that might be ridiculously inconvenient for you, if you catch my drift. Thankfully I have no harrowing experiences with this, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I’ve cut it pretty close before (pun intended).

Pick A Regular Spot


Going out to a cool new place could be fun, especially if it’s a place neither of you have been to before. Jumping into a mystery together can certainly be great a way to bond. Despite all of this, you should still avoid going to a new spot on the first date. It’s a dangerous game to play, especially if you or your date have any dietary restrictions or specific eating habits based on ethical or religious reasons, something you might not even know until it’s too late and you’re sitting at Lucille’s Barbecue with a vegan.

Follow these rules and you should be in good shape for your second date. Just don’t ask me what to do for those, that’s a completely different ball game.

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Packaged Food

Cinnamon Bun OREOS Spotted On Grocery Store Shelves


An anonymous photo posted by Impulsive Buy featured what appears to be Oreo’s newest flavor. Spotted on shelves is a new Cinnamon Bun Oreo cookie, reports Impulsive Buy.

The Cinnamon Bun Oreo features a cinnamon bun-flavored creme sandwiched between two white cookies. While most new flavors of Oreo cookies are noticeably packaged as a “Limited Time” deal, the new Cinnamon Bun variant doesn’t feature that at all.

Perhaps it’s here to stay? The cookie is also sold in a 12.2 oz pack, slightly bigger than the packaging that Oreo sells its new flavors in.

Keep an eye out for them in stores. Hopefully they’re real and permanent.

Photo: Impulsive Buy


The #1 Takeout Food Among College Students Might Surprise You


Back in college, we couldn’t go two days without scarfing down a slice of pizza. The relatively cheap takeout option was split between friends and classmates alike. Turns out, there’s a new popular food among the college crowd these days.

According to USA Today, the top takeout food among college students is now: Frozen Yogurt. In a recent posting of its ordering data, GrubHub listed the top ten foods ordered by college students in its database.

GrubHub, a major online food ordering company, has operations in hundreds of major U.S. cities as well as London. It’s fair to say the data is accurate.

Other foods that made the list were waffle fries, chicken souvlaki pita, chocolate chip brownies, hibachi chicken, vegetarian spring roll, sweet and sour chicken, pizza, buffalo wings and California rolls.

Why froyo owns the #1 spot is tough to say.

It is, however, awesome to see folks ordering such diverse dishes these days. Maybe in a few years, we’ll see our cake-sadilla make the list.


Man Boiled To Death In Horrific Tuna Accident, Bumble Bee Foods Forced To Pay BIG TIME


In 2012, an employee of Bumble Bee Foods died as a result of being cooked alive in an industrial oven. Now, years later, a settlement has finally been reached in the record sum of $6 million. This makes it the largest criminal prosecution case for safety violations in a workplace involving a single victim in California.

Jose Melena was doing some maintenance work on a large industrial oven at the canned-tuna factory in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Another worker, believing Melena was on a break, filled the cooker with 12,000 pounds of tuna and turned on the machine.

When management noticed the 62-year-old employee was missing, they conducted a search across the plant and property. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) reports that Melena’s body was found two hours after. Tragically, the pressure cooker had already reached a temperature of 270 degrees Fahrenheit.

RT reports that the settle meant will be divided up into multiple parts.

  • The company will use $3 million to update any outdated tuna ovens and will bring in automated ones with video cameras, so that no worker will ever have to set foot inside the cookers again.
  • Melena’s family will receive $1.5 million in restituation.
  • Bumble Bee will also donate $750,000 to the Distrcit Attonrey’s Environmental Enforcement Fun for the investegation and the prosecution of OSHA criminal cases .
  • Finally, an additional $750,000 will go towards combined fees, court costs and penalties.

Bumble Bee Foods will also plead guilty to the misdemeanor charge of willful failure to implement and maintain an effect safety program within 18 months of complying with the terms of the settlement agreement.

The two managers in charge at the time of Melena’s death were also charged with counts of OSHA violation.



21 Delicious Fair Foods That Won’t Immediately Give You A Heart Attack

Going to the fair can be a blessing and a curse. As delicious as stuffing yourself with fried foods may be, it may not be the best idea if you plan on braving any rides.

A few weeks back, we did a massive list of 125 Fair Foods to ever grace the Orange County Fair. The majority of those items have seen the bottom of a deep-fryer. However, there were some pretty tasty dishes that didn’t.

If you’re looking to eat something light, or un-fried check out some highlights below.


Pink’s Hot Dogs



The Big Rib


Biggy’s Meat Market

Western Sausage



Maui Chicken in a Pineapple Bowl


Chicken Charlie

Dill Pickles


Pickle ‘O Pete’s

Dip n’ Dots


Dippin’ Dots



Main Mall

Chicken Kebabs


Chicken Charlie

Corn on the Cob


Carnival Section

Cubano Burger


Tasti Chips

Naked Shrimp Rice and Pineapple Bowl


Chicken Charlie



Carnival Section

Fresh Fruit


Farmer’s Market

Grilled Peppers


Main Mall

Big Chic on a Stick

OC-Fair-Foods Chic Stick

Biggy’s Meat Market

Roast Beef


Main Mall

Pulled Pork Sandwiches


Family Fair Way

Candy Apples


Carnival Section



Pickle ‘O Pete’s

Beef Kebabs


Main Mall

BBQ Ribs


Livestock Lane