Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Rainbow Nonpareil Cake Mix Cookies

Multicolor sprinkle decorations for packaged cookies, cakes, and cake mixes tend to more often be jimmies than nonpareils. These cookies vary from the ones I made when I used the Betty Crocker Rainbow Chip cake mix. Instead of using cake mix that already includes multicolor jimmies, I used basic cake mix and added rainbow nonpareils. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Instant Pancake Mix, Info Table, Etc., for 12 Brands

Previously, I wrote Whataburger pancakes, Whataburger pancake mix, and scratch pancakes. Recently, a relative told me that she used to cook pancakes from scratch for her kids when they were growing up. At that time, no companies made convenient pancake powder, the "complete" kind that required only water. Read the entire article for the 12-brand info compilation and comment there, please.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Whataburger Pancakes, Mix, or Scratch

Tried Whataburger pancakes? Yummy, quick, and economical! Know that you can buy Whataburger Pancake Mix at HEB? Have you tried making scratch pancakes? Also yummy, even more economical, but not quick! The scratch recipe, which I've used for many years (with slight occasional tweaks) … Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Why Are So Many Tortilla Chips Triangles?

These shapes force the eater to form a Wallace (of Wallace and Grommit) mouth shape for minimizing messiness when the chips have flavor powders, dip, queso, or nacho toppings. These chips can be (and have been) hazardous, especially if the toppings are hot, melted, or both. Ow! Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Baking Cookies with Trader Joe Cake MIx

Instead of the standard cake mix that weighs about 15.25 ounces or so to make cake mix cookies, the Trader Joe's cake mix weighed 28 ounces. This baking experiment required some improvisation that produced results that differ from my standard cake mix cookies. Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Do Vultures Really Eat Only Dead Prey?

Know the stereotype about a flock of vultures circling overhead, waiting for potential prey to die? They then approach the dead prey, feasting as they pick it apart. Can it be true that they don't kill a prey, but wait until it dies? Read the entire article and comment there, please.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Grateful for Autofills By Google and IMDB

How's your spelling for unusual names? Do you use autofill features to help spell words or names correctly? Read the entire article and comment there, please.