Tag: food

Got internet trolls? Troll Cakes kill them with sweetness.

I can’t stop laughing at this concept: It’s called Troll Cakes and yes, it’s real. The premise is that you send Brooklyn baker Kat Thek any hateful message you’ve received — Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat — and they will send them a cake with their own words written on it. They’ll even track them down for you if possible, for a fee. Let the let them eat cake jokes fly! Of course while the idea is hilarious, I’m not sure I have the pressing need to send a pricey cake to the next no-life troll who fills his days writing MOM’S R STUPID COWS on social media....

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How the Shopkick app now earns you free gift cards even faster | Sponsored Message

This is a sponsored message from Shopkick For years, Shopkick has been the fun, easy, trusted rewards app that’s helped millions of shoppers earn free gift cards just for walking into your favorite stores and buying everyday items. And now they’ve made it even easier to earn points (called kicks) when you do your weekly grocery shopping. In fact, starting today, shoppers have the opportunity to collect kicks at over 37,000 grocery stores across the U.S. The new Shopkick Grocery feature helps you discover the products with kicks at nearby stores — including hundreds of new additions from major brands you love. You can also create shopping...

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Yummly Recipes: Our cool free app of the week

I have fallen into a dinner rut, relying on a few tried-and-true recipes that I can whip up before the kids get too peckish at the end of a busy day. But now that I’ve download the free and gorgeously designed Yummly app, which is available free for iOS, Android, and Windows, I think our meals are about to become so much more interesting and, well, yummy. The Yummly app lets you take an entire library of recipes along with you wherever you go on either your smartphone or tablet. But instead of having to page through book after book, just use the...

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The Farm2Table app teaches kids where their food really comes from. No, not the supermarket.

I realized my kids didn’t have a great concept of where their food comes from when my son once asked me where chicken nuggets were from. Well, kiddo. That would be…chicken. (We hope.) Other than our small backyard garden, my kids don’t get to see much about food origins unless we seek it out, which is why I think the new Farm2Table app for iOS is a wonderful way to educate kids with the combination of a charmingly illustrated story, and real-life videos made just for young kids. The app is based on the fantastic kids’ book The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen by Diana Pritchard and Heather Knopf...

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4 incredibly cool parents to follow on Instagram who are actually not posting photos of their kids

I’m mostly an Instagram purist. I really love following the kinds of accounts in which people share their own individual photography instead of loads of quotes, reshares, or images pulled from magazines. And while I can never resist a gorgeous baby photo, there are plenty of parents out there doing more than just sharing photos of their kids on Instagram. ( No judgments, we do it too! ) So I’m really inspired by these 4 creative, cool Instagram accounts from parents that I bet you’ll love whether you have kids or not. Even though there aren’t cute babies or charmingly styled design-blog ready children...

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Free music for kids for Thanksgiving | Kids’ music download of the week

With all the adults around them pondering such things as “greens beans or brussel sprouts” or “what type of stuffing“, it must seem to kids at this time of the year that we’ve all lost our minds as we ponder what to serve for Thanksgiving dinner. So today’s download of the week, while not entirely Thanksgiving themed in content, will definitely get them, too, thinking about food, food, food. With songs from kindie powerhouses Brady Rymer with Picky Eater, the Okee Dokee Brothers with Big Rock Candy Mountain, and Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke with Eggplant Man, the music is as...

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When is it okay to eat your emotions? When they’re Emoticandy.

I hate to admit it but with the automatic addition of the emoji keyboard with the iOS8 upgrade, I have finally given in to the emoticon and emoji bandwagon. With some limits of course. Of course Emoticandy, as far as I’m concerned, gets a pass no matter how you feel about those little graphical icons. From the family-owned Raley’s Confectionary and available for purchase at Mouth (man, we love them!), these are a fun, geeky stocking stuffer if I ever saw one. All those beautiful little hard candies are made by hand using only natural food colors and organic sugar (so it...

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Web Coolness: the new iPads, Apple paying women employees to freeze eggs, and good reasons not to check your email

Here’s a bunch of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did.    Will you get to the end of this post? Chances are, no. (via @CharlieCapen) Can you believe that’s an Xbox cake (above)? Talk about a score for the video gamer in your life. (via Laughing Squid) Everything you need to know about the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, and when you can get your hands on them. Our Editor Kristen’s thoughts on the pervasiveness of social media over attachment. Someone was actually...

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5 of our favorite Pinterest pins

It’s Friday again which means we’re sharing our favorite tech pins from our fabulous Pinterest boards. Follow us so you don’t miss any of our daily picks, plus lots of tech coolness from around the web.   1. Such a clever way to carry your data. 2. If you thought Siri was just for entertaining your kid, think again. These 10 smart Siri uses are so helpful. 3. Wondering what all those numbers mean on your camera lens? You should check this out. 4. Best iPhone 6 case ever. Especially if you like unicorns. And laughing. 5. Who’s making these sweet, geeky treats for...

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Classic game controllers you can eat

I’ve seen these game controller chocolates at all the fancy chocolate shops in my ‘hood, so how cool is it that you can save yourself a fortune and make your own thanks to our pals at Think Geek. This game controller chocolate mold features three different designs in sets of two that you can fill with melted chocolate, cake batter, or even water to make some funky (and gigantic) ice cubes for your next party.   And considering how much I’ve seen actual Nintendo-controller shaped solid chocolate selling for at boutiques, well, even if you only use the $9.99 mold once, you’ll be...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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