McDonald’s Arch Deluxe – Fast Food Flops

The Arch Deluxe was hamburger created and marketed by McDonald’s in the mid 90’s. It’s target market: adults… adults only! It was soon discontinued after failing to become popular despite a very expensive and confusing marketing campaign and now is considered one of the most expensive flops of all time in fast food history.

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Smoked Pork Butt Recipe: The Ultimate Pulled Pork!

There is nothing like smoked pulled pork. Especially when it is done right. A good smoked pulled pork takes quite a bit of time, love and care to come out right. It also takes a quality smoker. For this recipe we are using the a Yoder Smoker (The YS640). These guys are the masters at

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Smoked Seafood: Salmon, Clams & Shrimp

Sea food on the grill, what could be better? How about seafood on the smoker? In this episode of “Smoke This”, we put fresh Copper River Salmon, Clams and Shrimp to the smoke (cherry wood smoke), on a Yoder YS640 smoker. Sea food can be a very temperamental food to cook in this setting. Over

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GoStak Review

I have been using the Blender Bottle for about a year now and up until this point it had been my favorite kitchen utensil. But upon receiving the new Blender Bottle GoStak, it is far and away my favorite item and don’t know how I got along without them.  The GoStak is a convenient set

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Cashew Sriracha Frosting with Sriracha Brownies

Hey-o! Welcome to New Taste Today—the second stop on The Dollop Book of Frosting Blog Tour! I’d like to thank the wonderfully spicy Tony for having me as a guest on his blog today. Tony and I met… well, I’m not really sure how we met but since we have been Facebook friends for awhile

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How To Make Humus with Roasted Red Peppers

If you’re in a pinch to make some dips and snacks when friends decide to drop by last minute, use this hummus recipe as a great “go-to” snack. This hummus recipe can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes using ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry! I like to season mine

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Roasted Tomato Steaks – Entertaining Ideas

The best thing you can do in the kitchen is use ingredients when they are fresh and at their peak of flavor. The ingredient that comes to mind more than any other that this rule applies to is tomatoes! If you use a tomato out of season it is very much like cooking with a

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McPizza at McDonalds – Fast Food Flops

It’s the fast food of legend “McPizza” at McDonald’s. For a short period of time in the late 80’s, McDonald’s not only served Pizza, they also served pasta dishes and other Italian favorites. Sure it may have been a major identity crisis, but it sure was fun. The McPizza died a fast death, when the whole

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Free Iced Coffee Day at Dunkin’ Donuts – Fast Food Flops

When Dunkin’ Donuts introduced “Iced Coffee” a few years back, they kicked it off with a “bang”. A bang that was loud, upsetting and viral for all the wrong reasons. They offered “free iced coffee” for one day…. That’s what the national advertising campaign claimed loud and clear. What wasn’t so loud and clear? The

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Table Service at Burger King – Fast Food Flops

Ever feel like carrying that try 6 feet was beyond you? So did Burger King in the 1990’s when they introduced table service. Needless to say, Burger King’s table service wasn’t a huge hit and more people chose to simply carry their food to their table with their own two hands. Thus, BK’s Table Service

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McDLT (Big N’ Tasty) – Fast Food Flops

It seemed that from the 80’s through the next two decades, McDonald’s couldn’t get enough of a bad thing. The McDLT had a long life, even if it had a name change to the Big N’ Tasty. The McDLT was originally introduced as the sandwich that was hot and cool – (It came in a

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Taco Bell’s Bell Beefer – Fast Food Flops

In the 1970’s and 1980’s, Taco Bell thought “inside the bun”, and served something called the Bell Beefer. This was a taco on a bun. Or as I like to refer to it as the “bastard love child of a taco and a sloppy joe”. While no one seemed to order it, it lived a

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