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December 28th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.

Yesterday may have been Snowmageddon 2.0, but today’s forecast is a lot sweeter: Chocolate Rain. December 28 is National Chocolate Candy Day, so stop imagining you’re eating a handful and actually do it - especially if you haven’t polished off your stocking loot, or dare we say, Halloween candy, yet.

M&M’s don’t cut it? Customize your own chocolaty treat.

What's on TV?

“In Search of Perfection” – Planet Green, 7:30 a.m. ET
Heston Blumenthal, a culinary alchemist, makes his version of the English trifle.

“Rachael Ray Show” – NBC, check local listings
Rachael explores how beer and bacon are being used to reinvent a more manly cupcake.

“Cupcake Wars” – Food Network, 9 p.m. ET
Four cupcake bakers battle to have their treats displayed at Hard Rock Café’s Pinktober concert.

“Ramsay’s Best Restaurant” – BBC America, 9 p.m. ET
Gordon Ramsay pits a rock musician turned chef against a locally sourced eatery in Kent.

“United Tastes of America” – Cooking Channel, 9:30 p.m. ET
From Chicago to Coney Island, Jeffrey Saad explores the unique ways people dress up hot dogs.

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  1. Wheaton Breakfast Restaurant

    Looking for a cozy Wheaton breakfast restaurant? I recommend Egglectic Cafe.

    January 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Reply
  2. Jerv

    Would love to see the segment "Jeffrey Saad explores the unique ways people dress up hot dogs." Hebrew National dogs with onion, mustard, chile and a little cheese. I can hammer 4 in one setting. So good.

    December 28, 2010 at 11:02 am | Reply
    • Queen of Everything@Jerv

      Heb Nationals are very good. Mmmm, now I'm hungry.

      December 28, 2010 at 11:07 am | Reply
      • Jerv@Q of E

        I know so good. I actually pulled a pack out of the freezer last night that I had bought on sale. Guess what's for dinner.

        December 28, 2010 at 11:10 am | Reply
      • Queen of Everything@Jerv

        I saw a show on Food Network a couple of months ago where a guy put homemade mac &cheese with leeks on top of his hot dogs. I've been dying to try that ever since. The creaminess of the mac & cheese with the slight saltiness of the hot dog...okay, now I'm really hungry.

        December 28, 2010 at 11:19 am | Reply
      • Jerv@Q of E

        Now if you ever do try that you have to tell us how it turns out. Does sound really good.

        December 28, 2010 at 11:23 am | Reply
  3. Truth

    I think I would eat a brick if it was wrapped in bacon...

    December 28, 2010 at 10:49 am | Reply
    • The Witty One@Truth


      December 28, 2010 at 10:50 am | Reply
  4. Debbie

    We have bacon wrapped whole green beans every holiday....we love them!!!!! Sprinkle them with all spice and they are wonderful!!!!

    December 28, 2010 at 10:21 am | Reply
    • The Witty One

      I was just joking around but that actually sounds really good. I can't wait to try it!

      Thanks Debbie!

      December 28, 2010 at 10:46 am | Reply
  5. The Witty One

    I like bacon wrapped veggies!

    December 28, 2010 at 9:48 am | Reply
    • Dave the 1st@TWO

      Sorry, Meant @TWO

      December 28, 2010 at 10:07 am | Reply
    • The Witty One@Dave

      Got it. You just need to use toothpicks.

      December 28, 2010 at 10:13 am | Reply
    • Dave the 1st@TWO

      OK, thanks for the tip.

      December 28, 2010 at 10:15 am | Reply
      • The Witty One@Dave first post removed :)

        I feel so special!

        December 28, 2010 at 10:45 am | Reply
  6. Dave the 1st

    Bacon fixes everything.
    Even Rachael Ray.

    December 28, 2010 at 9:46 am | Reply
  7. Evil Grin

    Sweet. I've already participated today. And I have no problem participating more.

    December 28, 2010 at 9:41 am | Reply
  8. Jerv

    "beer and bacon are being used to reinvent a more-manly cupcakes"

    SirB, here goes the bacon thing again.

    December 28, 2010 at 9:12 am | Reply

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