Candy Making Basics

Whether it is the smell of grandma’s cookies, or the sight of a beautiful and elaborate wedding cake, many people are impressed by baking creations. However, learning to bake, or to make candy, can seem intimidating. There are a lot of unusual supplies that aren’t needed in other forms of cooking, and things like sugar …


Homemade Ice Cream and Frozen Treats 101

Two years ago, my mom bought me an ice cream maker for Christmas. Now my freezer is filled with ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet. I’m addicted. My friends jokingly refer to me as the ice queen maker. Luckily, I love them.I was overwhelmed with excitement when I opened the package that Christmas. As you …


You Deserve a Break Today but maybe not at Mcdonalds

American Consumer Satisfaction Index  released its June results on Tuesday, June 19th and the “Home of the Golden Arches” was dead last in the limited service restaurant category. So while you may deserve “A break today” you certainly deserve more than the giant is dishing out. In all fairness to the food and service at …


Invest in Dominos Pizza

Americans buy three billion pizzas each year, to eat alone or with company. Suprisingly, one popular pizza chain started out selling their pizzas with only one soft drink, namely Coke, and no side orders. Now, Domino’s Pizza (DPZ), the second largest pizza chain in the US, has a full menu that includes garlic bread, chicken wings, …


Product Reviews Mcdonalds Mac Snack Wrap

The Big Mac is probably the most globally renowned sandwich on the market today, and deservedly so, the Big Mac has been available to Americans for almost 45 years. So when McDonald’s announced that they would start to market it in the form of a wrap in early 2009, it was kind of a big …


Sun poisoning rash

Sun poisoning is an umbrella term which can actually refer to any of three conditions. The most generic form of sun poisoning can happen to anyone (it’s just a name for severe sunburn), while the other two conditions, polymorphous light eruption (PLME), and solar urticaria (sun allergy) are less common. All three conditions may be …


International Growth and the Pizza Market Dominos goes Global

“Oh Yes We Did!” This buzz phrase sums up consumer shockwaves on Domino’s Pizza (DMZ): their pizza no longer tastes like cardboard! Domino’s (DMZ) is determined to take “transparency” and retail sales to an all-decade high, hoping to beat out both Pizza Hut (YUM) and Papa John’s (PZZA) – traditionally their biggest competitors. Though Domino’s …


Would you like Fries with Tha

More often than not, the answer to the above question is a resounding NO. That’s because I’m convinced that French fries are absolutely, positively, one of the worst things you can put into your body. French fries are heavy on fat, heavy on carbohydrates, heavy on sodium, and heavy on calories. You have to be …