Limited Edition Fried Chicken Oreo Cookies

I just read that the latest flavour in Oreos is Fried Chicken, which would fit with the food trend for chicken and waffles but if you are excited, prepare to be disappointed as it turns out that this very convincing graphic was created by an Instagram user who says, “it’s a joke my cousin sent me as a spin on the fruit punch cookie.”

If this cookie caught your eye, you have likely seen and maybe even tried some of the other flavours that Oreo has released over the years, which have included green tea, banana split creme, birthday cake, marshmallow crispy creme, blueberry ice cream, Reese's peanut butter cup and candy corn.

You can check out Amazon's complete collection of Oreo cookies by clicking right here.

Would you eat a Fried Chicken Oreo cookie? I think I would pass.

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in the kitchen!

Buy Oreo cookies on Amazon.
Learn more about chicken and waffles. 

Is That Doughnut or Donut?

Is it doughnut or donut?  Apparently, the official spelling for that oh-so delicious round piece of dough that is fried is "doughnut" although people have been using the spelling "donut" for a long, long time.  

The company Dunkin’ Donuts opened its doors to the public in the 1950s and has helped the shortened form of the word become even more popular.

The shortened word now appears instead of the longer, harder-to-spell form of the word, in about 33 percent of all American writings.  

If you don’t want to help promote the aforementioned company, you might wish to stick to doughnut. 

Whatever you call them, you can be sure they’re going to stick to your hips!

Which way do YOU spell it? Do you even care?

See you
at the doughnut shop!

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A Film About Coffee

Friends and family know that I do not drink coffee but that I have a keen interest in coffee mugs and the coffee world.  (I just happen to prefer tea in my coffee mug, LOL.)

Despite the fact that I do not drink coffee, a documentary film that I just read about is intriguing.

A Film About Coffee looks like an interesting film that touches on many aspects of the world of coffee -- from the beans to the cup before you.  It premières on April 26, 2014, in Seattle.  I'm not sure when the rest of us will be able to see it.

Check it out here in the official trailer: 

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in the kitchen.

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A Film About Coffee
Enjoy some coffee in these movies.

Starbucks Never Empty Coffee Mug


What fun! These new Starbucks mugs never need to be refilled. The mug is a simple white mug with an unusual graphic detail on the bottom.   That is, the bottom is illustrated with your choice of a full Americano, a latte or a caramel macchiato. When you turn them upside down, they appear full...Never Empty.

They were created for Starbucks in Japan by a company called Nendo.  

If you cannot make it to Japan, don't despair. A quick peek on eBay reveals a number of listings for either your choice of one of these mugs or sets of all three.  You can check out Starbucks' Never Empty mug by Nendo on eBay by clicking here.

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in the kitchen! 

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Hogsback Beer, The Dragon's Den & A Yummy Winter Menu Plan

We read with interest this week in our local newspaper, the Ottawa Citizen, that an Ottawa microbrewer, Hogsback Brewing, would be appearing on this week's version of the CBC television series the Dragon's Den.

In July, Hogsback Brewing went to the Dragons with the goal of obtaining investment capital from one of the Dragons to help increase the market for Hogsback's craft brew across Canada. The results of that visit will finally be know this week. However, I understand that simply appearing on the show may give a significant boost to the brewer's reputation and, as the newspaper says, "help them sell more suds." I certainly hope they were successful

After reading about the program, I headed straight for the LCBO and picked up some Hogsback Vintage Lager.  The newspaper said that Hogsback shipped two months worth of brew in anticipation of appearing on this week's television broadcast though, if they did, it was not readily apparent on the near-empty shelves of my LCBO. Nevertheless, I secured a few cans of the beer to serve to my dinner guests and I went home to make a menu plan based around this beer.

We wound up serving a simple but yummy, if I do say so myself, dinner menu that included a green salad, a basic beef stew, country seed bread and chocolate cake. We started our dinner by opening a beer and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.

The Hogsback website calls the vintage ale an European-style lager that is crisp and flavourful. I really liked it and can even say that I liked it as much as I like Keith's India Pale Ale, the usual choice I would make if I had a beer.  I will definitely be buying more Hogsback Vintage Lager in the future.

How about you? Do you enjoy beer from a local craft brewery? We're certainly experiencing an explosion of craft breweries in Ottawa.

See you in
the kitchen!

(Sorry about the empty cans in the picture. It never occurred to me to take a photograph until after the fact!)

Quick Links:

Visit the Hogsback website.
Read the Ottawa Citizen Hogsback story.
Find my green salad recipe.
Find my country seed bread recipe.

Beauty and the Beast Mug

Every now and then I stumble across a simply handsome mug and have to share it here with you.

This time, I have found a Disney Store mug from the Fairytale Designer Collection that features Beauty and the Beast.

It holds 12 ounces of your favorite hot and steamy beverage and is both microwavable and dishwasher safe.

It is a handsome piece, in keeping with the collection and perfect for any fan of Disney's Beauty and the Beast movies.

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in the kitchen!

Quick Links:

Buy this Beauty and the Beast coffee mug from Amazon.
See the complete collection of Fairytale Designer Collection Princess mugs on Amazon.
Learn more about Beauty and the Beast.

Peanuts Christmas Coffee Mug

Charlie Brown and Snoopy enjoy continued popularity and actually rank fourth on T.V. Guide's list of the 60 greatest cartoons of all time.  This popularity ensures them a placement on many popular household items as well as collectibles like these handsome Christmas coffee mugs.

I love the image of Snoopy and his Christmas tree both before and after the winter snow has arrived.

The first mug reads, "There's no sense in barking if you don't really have anything to say."

The second mug reads, "It's nice to wake up in the morning with a feeling of well being."

This mug would be especially fun to use in December but of course true Peanuts would use it all year long. 

It is a great gift idea for a Snoopy fan, even if that fan is you!

To order your Snoopy coffee mug, visit Amazon by clicking right here. You might be pleasantly surprised when you discover how affordable this coffee mug is. We love giving and receiving coffee mugs because they are not only affordable but practical, too.

To see more great Peanuts coffee mug choices, click righthere

Merry Christmas!

Quick Links: 

Order this Peanuts Christmas coffee mug from Amazon.
Find a page full of Peanuts mugs here.
Visit a page full of Christmas coffee mugs.
Check out T.V. Guide's list of the greatest cartoons of all time.
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