Red Chains, Blue Chains

Politicians don’t just work for the American people. Corporations spend millions of dollars on political action committees, lobbyists, and campaigns each election cycle to ensure legislators will pass laws that are in their favor and derail ones that aren’t. That means when Americans vote this November, many will be voting for candidates who have taken thousands of dollars from the restaurant and bar sector over the past year. Campaign finance data reveals the political leanings of America’s top fast-food corporations and their employees.

Federal law prohibits corporations and labor unions from donating directly to political candidates, so large companies typically don’t openly support individuals who are running for office. Their CEOs and employees can independently donate to candidates, however — or to company-sponsored political action committees (PACs). Corporate PACs pool money from employees and donate it to candidates (up to $5,000 per candidate, per election) or political parties (up to … Read more

The Best Creamy Scalloped Potatoes of Your Life!

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes are a tender, creamy and so delicious comforting dish! The parmesan cheese adds such an amazing flavor with a slight crust around the edges.

These make such a great side dish! They go perfect with Classic Honey Glazed Ham, Garlic Butter Prime Rib, or Skillet Salisbury Steak!

Cheesy, tender savory scalloped parmesan potatoes.

Creamy Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes

These Scalloped Potatoes are going to become an instant favorite at your home. They are SO creamy and delicious. And you are going to love the parmesan cheese inside. They are baked to tender potato perfection and the top will have a delicious crisp parmesan crust. Then you dig in to the creamy, delicious and cheesy layers.

Whether you are making these for a special occasion, holiday or any family dinner, you are going to LOVE these! It’s perfect for any meal. They’re comforting and hearty. Everyone is going to love these cheesy creamy … Read more

Conventional and cultured industries express goals for federal labels

The industry of animal cell-based/cultured technology has not yet brought any products to market, but the entry is fast approaching and applicable federal labels are soon going to be required.

And, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and the Alliance for Meat, Poultry and Seafood Innovation (AMPS Innovation) have  linked up to represent both conventional and cultured meat, poultry and seafood companies to ask the federal government for “a labeling framework that fosters transparency, consumer confidence, and a level playing field while also aligning with longstanding law and policy.”

“As demand for meat, poultry, and seafood increases, the need for nutritious protein, increased productivity, and a more diversified supply chain will soon be greater than ever before,” the two groups said in a letter to USDA’s Under Secretary for Food Safety, Mindy Brashears. 

“Meeting these needs will require innovative solutions and a clear, science-based regulatory system that supports new approaches … Read more

‘Great British Bake Off’ Doesn’t Feel the Same Anymore

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Typically a soothing balm, “Bake Off” has oddly made 2020 more chaotic

There are things you expect to experience when tuning into a new season of The Great British Bake Off (or as it’s known stateside on Netflix, the Great British Baking Show): Judge Prue Leith will wear statement glasses and necklaces, host Noel Fielding will wear statement everything, bakers and viewers alike will overestimate the power of a Paul Hollywood handshake, and there will be lingering shots of babbling brooks and greenery. More than anything, though, you expect that signature Bake Off calm, one found only while watching a group of Brits treating each other nicely as they struggle to make kouign-amann or intricate gingerbread houses inspired by their childhoods.

But why would 2020, year of pestilence, punishment, and the presidential election, allow us this one simple pleasure? Why, in a time of such … Read more

Mexican Pinwheels

Mexican Pinwheels are a slightly spiced creamy chicken blend rolled up in easy to eat bite sized appetizer. Soft pillowy tortillas wrapped around colorful, amazing flavored filling are going to be a hit at your next gathering!

These are such a fun snack to serve! You can pair them with chips and some Mouthwatering Cowboy Caviar, Blender Salsa or Pico de Gallo. Make an impression the next time you bring a dish with these.

Pinwheels stacked on top of each other on a plate.

Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

There is something about the color and easiness of pinwheels that make them so attractive. They are almost always the first to disappear at an event. The Mexican twist on the filling of these is  different from what’s usually served. It will be such a nice surprise to bite into them. Pinwheels are so easy to eat, no mess. Everyone loves them.

The awesome thing about pinwheels is how easy they … Read more