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Peanut butter and jelly: It's the salty-sweet combination immortalized in lunchbox lore that we always come back to.
And chances are, if you were a peanut butter-loving kid, you're now a peanut butter-loving adult.
Case in point, meet Lee Zalben. Zalben - appropriately nicknamed “The Peanut Butter Guy" - is the founder and president of Peanut Butter & Co.
While Zalben agrees nothing can replace the traditional PB&J sandwich, he's certainly not opposed to creating delicious riffs on the childhood classic.
These recipes are downright nutty by nature.
Five New Twists on PB&J: Lee Zalben
If you must waffle on Valentine's Day, don't make it about who you're taking to dinner. The "where" is a lock: Waffle House.
WALB reports that some Waffle Houses across the chain's 15-state span are tossing tablecloths over the formica and chrome, dimming the lights, pouring alcohol-free sparkling drinks and emphasizing menu items like ribeye and eggs, porkchops or T-bones in addition to their perhaps better-known breakfast fare.
How many times have you been to the movie theater, ordered a regular-sized popcorn or soda and been asked, “Would you like a large for a quarter more?” What about ordering a sandwich at your local deli? "Make it a combo!" you probably say.
We’re trained early on, oftentimes by our parents, to clean our plates or no dessert. Frequently, regardless of how hungry we are, that’s exactly what we’ll do.
Sure, the medium-sized popcorn would’ve been entirely satisfying, but if offered the larger portion, we’re going to take it and eat it – all of it.
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Welcome to round eight of Spouse vs. Spouse, a series in which a couple of married food freaks, CNN’s Brandon and Kristy Griggs, square off in their Atlanta kitchen for culinary bragging rights – and invite you to weigh in too.
In each installment, Kristy and Brandon each make a creative variation on the same ingredient or dish – everything from pasta to seafood to cocktails to desserts. We serve both versions anonymously to our friends, who then judge which one they like better and why. We walk you through our kitchen process, bring the husband-and-wife smack talk and, of course, keep score. We also share our recipes here so that you can try them for yourself.
Our theme: Romantic desserts
While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Schmear it on thick - February 9 is National Bagels and Lox Day!
If you love bagels and getting a jump start on your fish serving of the day, nothing quite compares to the charmingly traditional couple that is bagels and lox. These two go together like peas and carrots, just on a whole other level.
In case the word "lox" has you suspecting that some imaginary creature from Dr. Seuss has turned to reality - it does sound an awful lot like Lorax, doesn't it? - let's serve up some clarity. Lox is actually a dry-cured, lightly smoked salmon filet that is traditionally served thinly sliced.
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