3 Ways To Have Coffee (Without Drinking It)

Coffee gives me life. There I’ve said it. Sorry hubby but it’s that first cup of coffee that I wake up for each morning. I’ll never give up that first cup, but there are other ways to bring coffee into your life. We’ve already written about coffee steak (seriously it’s delicious) but these other recipes are definitely worth trying.

1. Coffee Pudding

While a lot of people like a strong cup of coffee, most probably wouldn’t want it so thick you can eat it. That’s only because they’ve never had coffee like this before.

Coffee Pudding
Brittany Powell
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup espresso, or strong brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  1. In a medium sauce pan combine the cream and coffee and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Watch closely as cream boils over quickly and is a disaster to clean up – speaking from experience.
  2. In a small bowl combine the cornstarch, salt and sugar. Whisk to remove any and all lumps.
  3. Once cream and coffee are simmering add the dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Boil gently for 1 minute. Pour hot pudding through a fine strainer to remove any little cornstarchy clumps.
  4. Pour into serving dishes then cover the surface with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours.

Then serve with whipped cream!

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Continue To See Fried Eggs with Coffee Chipotle Mole!

Sure everyone has coffee in the morning, but coffee with breakfast is a lot different than coffee for breakfast. This delicious meal is worth breaking tradition for though. Try Fried Eggs with Coffee Chipotle Mole today (or I guess tomorrow since breakfast is already over.)

  • 1 cup drained stewed tomatoes (from a 14-oz can)
  • 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened)
  • 8 large eggs
Coffee Chipotle
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  1. Purée tomatoes, coffee, onion, garlic, chipotle, and 1 tablespoon oil in a blender until smooth. Simmer purée in a 10-inch heavy skillet, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir in chocolate and season with salt. Remove from heat.
  2. While sauce simmers, fry eggs in 2 batches in remaining tablespoon oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderate heat until cooked as desired. Serve eggs topped with sauce.

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Continue to see Coffee and Molasses Pork Chops

I don’t know about you, but by the time dinner is over I’m either ready for bed or in dire need of a pick me up. This genius recipe will actually let your dinner become the pick me up. Here’s how you make Coffee and Mollasses Pork Chops.

  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 6 ounces molasses, by weight (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 to 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 6-to-8-ounce bone-in pork chops (1 inch thick)
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 6 ounces molasses, by weight (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 6 to 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 6-to-8-ounce bone-in pork chops (1 inch thick)
Pork Chops
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  1. Combine the coffee, molasses, vinegar, mustard, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, the ginger, thyme and pork chops in a 1-gallon zip-top bag; seal and shake to combine. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat a grill to medium-high. Remove the pork from the bag. Pour the marinade into a saucepan; boil gently over medium-high heat, stirring, until reduced to 1/2 cup, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove the thyme stems.
  3. Grill the pork chops for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 145. Let rest for 5 minutes; serve with the glaze.
  4. Combine the coffee, molasses, vinegar, mustard, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, the ginger, thyme and pork chops in a 1-gallon zip-top bag; seal and shake to combine. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat a grill to medium-high. Remove the pork from the bag. Pour the marinade into a saucepan; boil gently over medium-high heat, stirring, until reduced to 1/2 cup, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove the thyme stems.
  6. Grill the pork chops for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 145. Let rest for 5 minutes; serve with the glaze.

Move Over, Kylie: Another Kardashian Sister Is Pregnant

The Kardashians are nothing if not cliquey. They love doing everything together. Having kids is no different.

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It was recently announced that Kim Kardashian-West and her husband, Kanye West, were expecting their third child via surrogate. The couple already has two children, daughter North West and son Saint West.

Less than a week ago, it was announced that 20-year-old Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian clan, was expecting her first child with her boyfriend of six months, rapper Travis Scott. Though it hasn’t been confirmed by Kylie herself, Caitlyn Jenner has acknowledged her daughter is pregnant.

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Kylie is rumored to be having a girl, same as Kim and Kanye. Both babies are expected to arrive between mid-January and early February.

Kylie’s pregnancy announcement came two days before the Keeping Up With The Kardashians 10- year anniversary special. Now, two days after it’s aired, another sister has announced she’s pregnant.

I wonder if there’s a stamp card you can get at Babies R Us?

TMZ is now reporting that Khloe Kardashian is also pregnant, with boyfriend NBA player Tristan Thompson.

33-year-old Kardashian and 26-year-old Thompson have been dating for almost exactly a year, and the couple seems to be madly in love.

“I’m in the best relationship I’ve ever been in and it doesn’t take a ring for me to feel that way,” Kardashian gushed.

This will be the reality star’s first child, after she had trouble conceiving with her now ex-husband Lamar Odom. The couple were married after just one month of knowing each other. Kardashian and Odom separated in 2013, and were officially divorced in 2016. Odom was struggling with substance abuse, and Khloe vowed to help him through it, but could not commit to the marriage anymore.

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Now, with Thompson, Khloe has found happiness once again.

“My boyfriend is very protective of me,” she says. “Feeling loved and validated and secure is a huge thing. Tristan is protective of my entire family, which is beautiful. And I love that everything we do is as a union. When he speaks, it’s ‘us’ and ‘we,’ and that’s important because it shows that you’re sharing life.”

“He wants to have, like, five or six kids with me, and that’s lovely,” she said of the Cleveland Cavaliers center. “We could start at one and then grow from there. But now, knowing I’m not on birth control, it’s really scary. It’s like a really big step.”

This will be the first child for Khloe, who is reportedly three months pregnant, and has always been very open about wanting kids. She has close relationships with her nieces and nephews.

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In the past, Khloe was documented on her show visiting fertility doctors to find out why she was struggling to get pregnant.

“These are follicles, these hold eggs, so this is just giving you an idea of how young your ovaries are,” Dr. Huang told her. “There are fewer follicles than I anticipate for a normal 32-year-old.”

“This is definitely not at all how I thought this appointment was going to go,” she lamented. “What if I can’t get pregnant?”

Clearly, that’s not an issue anymore.

It will be the second child for Thompson. He shares a 9-month-old son, Prince, with his ex-girlfriend.

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Khloe has yet to make an official announcement about her pregnancy, but we’re sure it’s coming. The couple is currently doing long-distance, but with a baby on the way, something tells me that will change.

“She flies [to Cleveland] to see [Thompson] almost every week,” a source said. “Things are going really well. The relationship is very serious.”

We are so happy that Khloe is finally able to have a baby as she’s always wanted! Regardless of how you feel about the family, when someone is struggling with fertility, it’s always wonderful to see them conceive.

Congrats to the happy couple!

Would You Want To Carry Your Dog Around On Your Back?

How much do you love your dog? Probably a lot right? Well, one company has made it easier to take your dog with you on the go so you never have to be without them.

Whether you are going for a bike ride or on a long hike, now your small dog can come along. How? Well, this hands free little dog backpack will help them be right with you wherever you are!

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Ruffit Dog Carriers were invented so you could take your smaller dogs anywhere you want no matter their physical ability or age. They claim that they are “the first and only forward facing dog carrier backpack” and they are pretty cute.

They look a lot like the little baby carriers but instead of holding your baby, it holds your fur baby! The inventor, Johnathan, got the idea after he was adventuring with his dog Mojo. They were far from home and little Mojo accidentally stepped on a broken bottle and was bleeding severely. He had to get Mojo to the vet but trying to carry him was an issue.

He realized that he wouldn’t be the only one who wanted to have safe ways for dogs to travel, whether they are injured or old or in some cases just a little lazy. Not all dogs have the same stamina, but pretty much all dogs love spending time with their owners so Johnathan invented this little carrier to help them out!

Would you ever use this? I know my dog would love it even if I felt kind of goofy wearing it. The things we do your our pets!

If you want to get your own dog backpack, head over to their website or Facebook page for more details.

Chipotle Just Made A Huge Change To Their Menu

ATTENTION ALL CHIPOTLE LOVERS!

Boy, do we have some news for you!

After years of complaining Chipotle doesn’t have dessert, that’s about to change.

The Mexican restaurant has announced they will be introducing Buñuelos–fried flour tortilla strips covered with honey, cinnamon and sugar–to their menu in the not-so-distant future.

“We haven’t had a dessert before mostly because we didn’t have one in the beginning and we very rarely change our menu,” a Chipotle spokesperson said.

Buñuelos Nosh On It

“Think squares of flour tortilla, fried, dusted with cinnamon and sugar, and sprayed with honey,” Chipotle says. “They’ll be served in a bag much like our chip bags, and have an apple, caramel butter dipping sauce. They’re packaged in a way that you could eat them at a table (like chips) or on your way out after lunch.”

UM, YES PLEASE! SIGN ME UP!

Only certain location will be getting the buñuelos at the start, but if they’re popular enough they’ll be moved to all locations nationwide!

Are you excited for the new Chipotle dessert??

Wouldn’t It Be Nice To Hear What The Beach Boys Really Sounded Like? Now You Can!

One of the definitive rock bands of the 60s, The Beach Boys need no introduction (but we’re going to give you one anyway, just to be sure).

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Formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961, the band originally consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine. They very quickly garnered a lot of attention thanks to their catchy vocal harmonies and new take on surf rock (a subgenre of rock and roll native to Southern California).

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Over the span of several decades, the band would go on to define the “California Sound” of surf rock, thanks to songs that reflected the Calfornia youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance (which frankly sounds like youth culture in general if you take out the surfing).

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The band would ultimately release 29 studio albums, 3 of which went Platinum and 8 of which went Gold, cementing their legacy as rock stars for the ages.

So, it should come as no surprise that the band’s signature vocal harmonies (with Brian, Dennis and Carl hitting G, A and B respectively) sound pretty amazing in any context you hear them in; even without instruments!

Seriously, the recording is pretty incredible!

In one of the many examples available on Youtube of isolated vocal tracks from famous songs, someone has taken The Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice?” and reduced it down to just the vocals, and the results are pretty incredible.

Pretty great huh? It gives you a whole new appreciation for how perfect those melodies are!

Share with anyone you know who loves The Beach Boys!

Little Girl Grabs Pope’s Hat – Becomes A Star

Pope Francis is one of the most gracious men in the world, and he isn’t afraid to take his hat off to those who have earned praise. And even if he doesn’t take his hat off, someone might do it for him.

That’s what happened when 3-year-old Estelle met the Pope along with her family. The pope leaned in to plant a kiss on the young girl’s head, as he did she grabbed his skull cap. Much to the enjoyment of everyone.

The pope himself immediately burst out laughing.

Estelle’s godfather tweeted out the encounter:

It’s only a few hours old, but the video has been viewed thousands of times, with probably many more to come.

Thousands of people have commented that the video made their day better. It’s hard to argue with that!

NASA Makes Gourmet Meals That Stay Fresh In A Plastic Bag

With all the problems involved in sending humans into the cold reaches of outer space, you wouldn’t expect fine dining to be on NASA’s to-do list. But at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, scientists are hard at work creating meals to keep astronauts happy and healthy while they’re in space.

You may remember astronauts from your childhood slurping their food out of tubes, or eating freeze-dried ice cream, but science has come a long way through the decades.

Today, there are more than 200 items on the menu, each of which is dehydrated and stored in plastic pouches to be either reheated or re-hydrated – the only two ways to “cook” food on the International Space Station.

You may worry that space food tastes like a futuristic TV dinner, but the astronauts seem very happy with some of NASA’s creations.

Popular meals include the chicken-pineapple salad, mocha yogurt and the shrimp cocktail with spicy horseradish.

At the same time, astronauts do miss their fridge at home, which is why NASA lets them bring a container of earth food, like instant coffee, hot sauces and Kool-Aid.

Click the next page to see the astronauts “cook” Thanksgiving dinner!

While most meals on the space station are just re-hydrated and eaten out of the bag, some astronauts like to get creative.

Flight engineer Sandra Magnus was famous for “hacking” the station’s food heater for some creative meals, including roasted vegetables.

But in space there’s a limit to how much you can play with your food. Certain items, like bread and graham crackers, are off limits because the crumbs might damage important instruments.

That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice PB&J sandwich every so often – as long as you’re okay with using a tortilla.

Space food may never compare to a nice homemade meal, but scientists are improving their meals all the time.

Someday a turkey dinner on the ISS might be the next best thing to your family’s back on earth, but until then we’ll stick to real food.

Could you live on space food? Share this post and let us know!

This King of the Household Will Make Your Day

We all like document our pet’s activities whether it is running the park, sleeping comfortably at home or doing something hilarious. This man may have been watching a little too much National Geographic because he decided to make a ‘documentary’ of his Lion Pug. This will be the best 1 minute and 15 seconds you will watch all day. With the music to tie it, the fur wig around his face, watch this little Lion Pug go about his daily activities as the narrator explains his rituals. ‌

               

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“The lion pug is also extremely agile and swift when running on carpet. On hardwood floors however, he tends to slip and slide while making a lot of noise with his fat feet and extended claws”

Did this pug make your day, as well?

Steven Tyler’s Health Issues Force Aerosmith To Cancel Their Tour

Since they made their debut in 1970, Aerosmith, consisting of lead singer Steven Tyler, lead guitarist Joe Perry, bassist Tom Hamilton, drummer Joey Kramer and rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford, has been a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

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The band is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, and have embarked on countless of tours to entertain their biggest fans. Decades later, Aerosmith is still touring, but it isn’t without interruption.

Gone are the days of performing for multiple days in a row without consequences on their health. In 2016, Perry collapsed onstage at a concert and it was later revealed that a cardiac arrest may have been the cause of it. Now, a little over a year since the guitarist’s scare, the band has been forced to to cancel dates on their “farewell” tour due to Tyler’s illness.

In a statement released by the band, they announced that at least four of their scheduled shows in South America have been cancelled so the lead singer can seek “immediate care.”

The statement, which was posted on Twitter, simply read that Tyler is ill “due to unexpected medical issues.” However, he is expected to make a “full recovery” once he receives “proper rest and treatment.”

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This isn’t the first time that Tyler has struggled with his health. In 2006, he revealed that he had been suffering from Hepatitis C, and had to undergo extensive treatment that lasted for three years, including 11 months of inteferon treatment which he said was “agony.”

That same year, the rockstar had to cancel tour dates after he woke up one morning and lost his voice. He underwent surgery to fix the ruptured blood cell in his throat.

A few years late, in 2011, the Aerosmith frontman and American Idol judge had a nasty fall in the shower after experiencing some dizziness and stomach pain.

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Tyler did not disclose what the cause of his illness is this time around, but he released his own statement to reassure fans that he is “not in a life-threatening condition,” and apologize for letting them down.

“I need to deal with this right away, and get some rest and medical care immediately in order to sustain and maintain my future performances… I promise I’ll be back… unfortunately, health does not wait and it’s something even I can’t schedule around our shows… As they say, ‘We humans make plans, and God laughs…’ I love you all and will be back with you soon,” wrote Tyler.

We are glad that Tyler is expecting to return to the stage soon. Wishing him a speedy recovery!

Home Owner Fights Back After Being Robbed

Police always warn against taking the law into your own hands, but after being ripped off for over a year these home owners had enough.

Security footage captured a man revisiting a home in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada and stealing anything he could get his hands on.

“This is a constant problem. It’s an escalating problem in our town,” one of the home owners Nicole Lezzi told CTV British Columbia.

Rob and Nicole Lezzi said they have been robbed of everything from iPods to hand tools and attachments for their truck.

The couple said that they have improved their fences, put on better locks and set up security cameras, but the thieves kept coming back.

So now they’re shooting them with paint.

Rob said that shooting them with a paint balls is the best way to deal with the problem since it has escalated so much.

“I didn’t want to shoot him with a pellet gun, because you’re going to make him bleed, like really bleed, like get stuff inside you and get infected,” he explained. “You get hit with a paintball, it’s like getting punched. I didn’t want to punch him, so a paintball just seemed like the logical thing.”

RCMP Const. Tracey Wolbeck warns that vigilante justice like this is both dangerous and potentially illegal.

“We can’t support that. They need to call us; we’re the professionals. We have the tools to deal with that, the skills and the training to deal with that. These can be very volatile situations,” she said.

What do you think? Should they leave it to the police, or take matters into their own hands?

Dog Toy Makers Have Finally Invented A Better Tennis Ball

The biggest problem most dog owners face is finding toys their pets won’t destroy in 10 minutes or less.

Even toys that are advertised as tough or “indestructible” have a bad habit of getting ripped and ruined after a few days, but tennis balls are easily the worst.

In the time it takes to play one game of fetch, your dog will turn a brand new tennis ball into a shredded, slobbery mess. That’s why dog toy company Wacky Walk’r came up with the Wunderball, a revolutionary new and improved tennis ball.

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The Wunderball is a 100{49382ccf8aa3307257579caf6f867159d328eca730a0976815a1bacefc5bc6ee} natural rubber ball that’s handmade in America. It may look a little shabby, but Wacky Walk’r says dogs love that. The uneven surface makes the ball bounce unpredictably, and they can dig their teeth into the grooves and edges.

In fact, your dog’s teeth are a big influence on the Wunderball’s design. The felt on your tennis ball will wear down your dog’s teeth, but the Wunderball is felt-free. Plus, unlike the one-size-fits-all tennis ball, there are three sizes of Wunderball to suit every dog.

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Right now these toys are flying off the shelves, but you can backorder one on the company’s website.

It may be a little expensive – each ball costs $11 – but think of it as a lifetime investment. Not only are Wunderballs indestructible, they also float, so your dog won’t break or lose it.

Share this post if your dog destroys every toy you buy it!

You Only Have Until The End Of Summer To Try Hershey’s Limited-Edition Flavors

We all know Hershey’s for their famous chocolate kisses, chocolate syrup, Kit-Kat bars, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but the chocolate factory has planned something extra-special this year.

Since summer is a time to visit the beach, enjoy a key-lime pie, or grill on the BBQ, Hershey’s has released a brand new chocolate collection to celebrate the best of summer.

Even if you can’t go on a road trip across state this summer, you can always experience a new destination thanks to their brand new “Flavors of America” collection. That’s right, Hershey’s has just released seven limited-edition candy bars inspired by your favorite state in the U.S!

Each treat will remind you of summer in a specific region, and you’ll want to get yours soon before they get sold out. You’ll find all these at your local grocery store or Walmart, so grab a bunch next time you shop!

Hershey’s Kisses Coconut Almond – Taste of Hawaii

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These remind me of a Pina Colada! Each Hawaii-inspired kiss is created using a tropical coconut creme outer shell with a roasted almond in the center. Transport yourself to the beach with every bite!

Reese’s Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Cup – Taste of Georgia

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We know you go ga-ga for Reese’s peanut butter cups, and you’re about to fall in love with the Hershey’s claims their new product has “hints of floral, amber and molasses as part of the honey roasted flavor peanut butter cup.”

Kit Kat Strawberry Candy – Taste of California

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Strawberry fields forever! If you love the classic Kit-Kat, chances are you’ll want to try these pink ones! Each mini layered wafer bar is smothered in strawberry flavor that’ll WOW your taste buds.

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When you think of New York, Texas, and Florida, what’s the first food that comes to mind. Hershey’s picked a classic NYC-style cheesecake for their “Taste of New York” candy bar and two varieties of Florida-inspired Twizzlers that taste like citrus.

By far the weirdest chocolate flavor was inspired by Texas. Hershey’s made a chocolate bar with a blend of caramel, peanut, and…BBQ sauce!

Hershey’s Cherry Cheesecake Bar – Taste of New York

New York Cheesecake is a classic in the city that never sleeps. If you can’t make the trip, don’t worry! Transport yourself to NYC with a chocolate bar that brings you the famous cherry cheesecake with every bite. The white creme bar is paired with a delicious crunchy cookie crust – it’s the real deal.

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PayDay BBQ Bar – Taste of Texas

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By far the strangest flavor, this BBQ-flavored candy bar is sure to catch you off guard. Just like Texas, this is the chocolate bar you don’t expect. A peanut caramel bar is set off by the taste of tangy BBQ sauce, and we aren’t sure about it. Try it and let us know what you think!

Twizzlers Key Lime Pie Twists – Taste of Florida

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Key lime pie is one of my favorite summer desserts, and you can take the edge off a hot summer day with a Twizzler candy stuffed with key lime pie filling! Sweet and sour all in one? You can’t go wrong.

Twizzlers Orange Cream Pop Twists – Taste of Florida

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You can’t let summer pass by without having an orange and cream flavored pop! Florida is well-known for their citrus fruits, so try out the tangy treat filled with a sweet creme filling. You won’t regret it.

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We want to hear from you! Which one of these brand new treats would you try?

Don’t forget to SHARE this post to let all your friends know about the new chocolate!

Walmart Makes Delicious New Pastry Creation That You Won’t Get Anywhere Else

When you think of trendy foods, Walmart doesn’t immediately come to mind, but that’s about to change.

The retail giant is the next brand to jump on the stunt food bandwagon and they’re doing it with full force.

“Customers, especially millennial customers, are hungry for new food trends and cool ways to experience food, and we want to be a destination for that,” said Bradlee Underwood, a Walmart Bakery senior buyer.

Soon you’ll be able to purchase a new French and Mexican pastry concoction known as a Crotilla (pronounced Crow-tee-ah) at a Walmart supercentre near you.

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“What in the world is a crotilla?” you ask.

As the name suggests, a crotilla is a croissant and tortilla hybrid that looks like naan bread only flakier and a lot more buttery.

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According to the press release, the crotilla is “destined to be the hottest mashup since tweens started asking for Labradoodles.”

Umm, alright then. How about they let customers decide that after they try it.

The press release also boasts that crotillas are perfect for anytime of day and can be included in a variety of recipes including “breakfast sandwiches and flatbread pizzas, to exciting salad sides and inventive desserts.”

Crotillas are now available for sale in 832 Walmart stores across the nation. A pack of 8 retails for $3.98.

Will you try it? Let us know!

“Dog The Bounty Hunter” Star Beth Chapman Undergoes Serious Cancer Surgery

Beth Chapman, the tough-as-nails wife and partner of TV’s Dog the Bounty Hunter, had serious cancer surgery this week.

Beth came to fame as one of the stars of A&E’s Dog the Bounty Hunter, alongside her husband Duane “Dog” Chapman. The couple ran Da’Kine Bail Bonds, and the show followed their manhunts through the streets of Hawaii. But Dog and Beth’s relationship was also a big part of the show.

Beth, who met Dog when he bailed her out in her younger days, became a fan favorite for her no-nonsense personality and because of the couple’s very sweet relationship. She always had wise words of support for the criminals she arrested, helping them to get their lives back on track.

But now Beth is the one who needs some support. We shared the news of her heartbreaking diagnosis just a few weeks ago, when she penned a letter to her close friends and family revealing that a “nagging cough” turned out to be a tumor in her throat.

“As most of you know,” she begins, “I’ve spent a lifetime facing tests and challenges I didn’t see coming and certainly never expected…”

When she announced her diagnosis, Beth explained that she would need surgery to remove the tumor, and that she would have a better idea of her prognosis after it was taken out.

But no one expected that just two weeks after announcing her condition, Beth would be admitted to the hospital again for a very serious surgery. The Blast reports that Chapman needed a 12-hour surgery to remove a “plum-sized tumor” from her throat.

Chapman is recovering from the procedure in Los Angeles, which has only made matters worse. The Chapman family’s dog, Delilah, has passed away in Hawaii, and the reality star is still not medically cleared to travel back to the state.

“My very precious baby died she just waited and waited but mommy never came,” Chapman reportedly messaged her close friends and family. “Im [sic] sick with grief from the loss of my fur baby Delilah…you were a good ol road dog girl .. Ill love and miss you forever.”

Hopefully doctors will have some good news for Beth very soon.

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Little Boy Is Lucky To Survive This Vicious Llama “Attack”

When we look back on our childhoods everything seems so nice, but that’s just because we blocked out all the really scary parts.

We forget the really traumatizing things about being a kid, like striking out in front of your little league team or getting gum stuck in your hair. Luckily, these days everything gets captured on camera, so the memories will last forever.

But Trey, a young boy who had a scary run-in with a llama at the Tennessee Safari Park, probably just wants to forget this embarrassing moment.

Now llamas aren’t known for being very intimidating, and we don’t think they eat small children, but you can’t blame Trey for his reaction.

Honestly, if a big, woolly monster reached its head inside our cars we’d react the same way!

To prove that Trey wasn’t shaken up too badly, his parents released this video of him reflecting on his newfound fame.

One thing is for sure: this family probably won’t be coming back to the safari park next year.

At least we know Trey’s okay. Hopefully the llama wasn’t too shaken up by his screaming either!

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Owner Reunited With His Cat After 11 Years, But Gives Him Away To His New Owners

When Rowan Jones adopted a kitten named T-Shirt 11 years ago, he noticed his new pet’s friendly personality right away. What he didn’t realize was T-Shirt’s friendliness would actually save his life.

“You could see even at that young age that he had a lot of personality,” Jones told the Dodo. “I actually had work drinks on as it was the last day of the working year, so I had to take him to the pub with me. He had no problems mingling with the people at the bar.”

T-Shirt would often explore the Jones’ neighborhood, even living with other families for a few days, but he wore a collar and always found his way back home. Then one day, he went missing.

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Like any good pet owner, Jones worried about what had happened to T-Shirt. But even though he was concerned, part of him still hoped that T-Shirt was living happily with a new family.

While no one knows exactly where T-Shirt went for the first seven years, he turned up four years ago in the same neighborhood he’d roamed when he was younger.  

He survived off what he could scavenge and food shared by a few different families, and his vet says that T-Shirt was in incredible shape for a homeless cat. He was living pretty happily until he was hit by a car, but even this accident had a silver lining.

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One of T-Shirt’s new families took him to the vet, where they found a microchip under his skin that lead them to Jones.

While Jones couldn’t believe his luck, he had another surprise in store. The other families that had looked after T-Shirt for years had come to visit him at the animal hospital. One, who spent the most time looking after the cat, even had his own name for Jones’ pet: Keemo.

While he was happy to be reunited with his cat, Jones decided that after all these years apart “Keemo” would be happiest with a new owner. Jones split the bill for the cat’s recovery with the new owner, and he plans to visit his old friend often.

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It’s an almost unbelievable story, and if T-Shirt – or Keemo – wasn’t so good at making friends it would have had a much sadder ending. Thankfully Keemo has at least a few of his 9 lives left.

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Most People Agree, Children’s Lunchboxes Were Better In The ’60s

Made of tin, metal or vinyl, these classic lunch boxes where what every kid used in the ’60s to carry their lunches to school every day.

If you grew up in the ’60s, you probably had one of these lunch boxes. Most of them came with a matching thermos, which was perfect for mom’s soup, hot chocolate and even keeping milk cool.

There was just enough room to pack a peanut butter and jam sandwich, some ants on a log and maybe even a brownie, if you were the lucky kid with a mom who baked.

If you’ve still got your childhood lunch pail, you might want to have it checked out by an appraiser. This Beatles lunch pail from 1966 is worth about $1,600!

Before you go rummaging through your attic, check out the following pictures of popular lunchboxes from the ’60s. Maybe you’ll spot yours!

One of the things that makes these lunch pails far superior to the ones being sold today is that they never absorbed odors!

Have you ever noticed that no matter how much you wash out your canvas lunch pail, there is still a distinct, musty smell after a while? Well, that never happened with the tin pails we used as kids!

They were lightweight, colorful and could stand a few knocks on the playground. I bet if one got run over by a car, our lunches would have survived un-smooshed!

Check out some more classics on the next page!

Some of our favorites came with vinyl coverings too.

Our favorite cartoon characters, musicians and more were featured prominently on the lid of every box.

They came in bright colors, and there were so many to choose from! Did any of your friends have these lunchboxes? What did you pack into yours?

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How many do you remember? Let us know in the comments below!

The Truth Behind Betty White and Bea Arthur’s Explosive Feud

The legendary Betty White and Bea Arthur had impeccable on-screen chemistry as part of the foursome that won our hearts on The Golden Girls. The actresses were so good at their jobs that we never picked up on the the fact that in real life they were far from best friends.  

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In the years after the end of the series, both White and Arthur, as well as people close to them, have spilled the beans about their mutual hostility towards each other.

“She was not that fond of me,” White said back in 2011. “She found me a pain in the neck sometimes.”    

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The actress, who played Rose Nylun on the show, chalked up their rocky relationship to Arthur not being able to tolerate her “positive attitude.” “Sometimes if I was happy, she’d be furious!” White added.

But, it turns out White’s optimism was far from the real reason why Arthur didn’t get along with her and some of her other co-stars.

Both White and Arthur carry part of the blame, but it seems like the latter’s lack of diplomacy and introvertedness has played a bigger role in their tumultuous relationship.

The pair started out as friends who would head into work together and wouldn’t even eat lunch without each other. However, over time they grew apart. Although Arthur, who died a few years ago, never gave an explanation as to why there was a rift between her and White, her adopted son Matthew Saks may know a thing or two about it.

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“My mom wasn’t really close to anybody,” Arthur’s eldest son, Matthew Saks told Closer in 2015. “I’m not saying she was a loner, but she just liked to go home and read the paper.”

Saks’s description of his mom backs up White’s claim that her outgoing and positive personality often did not gel with Arthur’s. She probably enjoyed saying “Oh, shut up Rose! to White’s character every chance she got.

“My mom unknowingly carried the attitude that it was fun to have somebody to be angry at,” Saks continued. “

Saks also theorized that his mom and White’s acting styles may have played a role in their real life drama.

“Sometimes Betty would go out and smile and chat with the audience and literally go and make friends with the audience. Which is a nice thing — a lot of them have come from all over the country and are fans,” Saks explained to the Hollywood Reporter. “I think my mom didn’t dig that…It’s just not the right time to talk to fans between takes. Betty was able to do it and it didn’t seem to affect her. But it rubbed my mom the wrong way.”

But Saks is convinced that the biggest reason why Arthur saw White as her “nemesis” was that she was jealous of White being the first to win an Emmy.

As soon as White took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1986, the show’s staff began preparing for the rift that was about to take place between White and Arthur.

According to Golden Girls Forever author Jim Colucci, the show’s writers and stars joked that, “it’s going to be rough around here!”‘

My mom was the real deal,” Saks said. “I think she felt she was more of an actress than Betty. Mom came from Broadway. Betty starred on a game show at one point.”

Despite it all, Arthur, White and the rest of the cast continued working on the show until 1992. Upon reaching the final season, the show was starting to lose its appeal and Arthur “made it very clear that she was done,” claimed Colucci.

Sadly, whatever feud the ladies had between them no longer means anything because 95-year-old White is only one alive. Arthur died at the age of 86 from cancer, and a year later, McClanahan died of a cerebral hemorrhage. Getty had already passed away two years earlier from complications related to Lewy body dementia.

One of their last appearances together was at the TV Land Awards in 2008.  

Do you think Saks is right about the reason why Arthur and White didn’t get along?