It’s a pizza party without a mass gathering. RarePizzas.com has something in the oven, uniting the NFT world and the real world via pizza.
May 22nd is Bitcoin Pizza Day. RarePizzas.com will be buying over 100-thousand pizzas worldwide, using proceeds from the sale of their 10,000 unique generative art NFT pizzas.
Brilliant! Thousands of pizza shops worldwide will get a boost in sales, and we pizza lovers will get to nosh. More than 300 artists have contributed their unique digital toppings to power RarePizzas.com NFTs. Digital pizza for the art collector, shove-in-your-mouth pizza for the rest of us.
Find out if your favorite pizza joint is participating by clicking HERE.
Who knew the land of Bollywood is also the land of vodka-wood? SMOKE LAB is India’s new age vodka (translation: India’s first-ever homegrown, luxury vodka) and they’re as pumped about Spring’s arrival as we are. Which means, draaaanks. And they’ve got a delicious one for us to "cheers" during those April Showers and May Flowers.
SMOKE & TONIC
1 oz. Smoke Vodka Classic
1/2 oz. Aperol
1/2 oz. White Wine
Grapefruit tonic water
Fresh grapefruit and rice water shrub
Shake all ingredients together. Strain into a tall glass with ice and top with tonic. Garnish with a long orange peel and serve.
When it comes to music, Imagine Dragons ain't so bad. Seriously. So everyone's losing their stuff over the band's new singles "Follow You" and "Cutthroat". And because of their rabid fanbase, why not roll out some merch.?
Take your pick (or two-- you deserve it)-- and it won't set you back too much ($6 to $65). We're eyeing some vinyl...
Pinkies up, everyone! Easter just got a new zip code: 90210. Or wherever rich people live. Forget hittin' up the local Target for your Easter basket delights. Delysia wants your golden wallet for their golden eggs. We're thinking you shouldn't waste your dimes on these treats for the kids. They won't appreciate it like you will...
The Hoppy Easter Truffle Collection features 16 pieces of delights for $55.95. (We just cried a little.) Within this box of magic is:
4 Carrot Cake chocolate truffles
4 Lemon Meringue chocolate truffles
4 Hot Cross Buns chocolate truffles
4 Caffe Latte Turtle Chocolate truffles
Share with the family this Easter, if you must-- or indulge after the family leaves. You'll need the stress relief. Because you've spent the year away from them, and...
If your home has money for wallpaper, then rip off a couple of bills and get this Easter basket for the kiddo or for yourself.
For a measly $64.95, you'll nosh on:
4 piece chocolate truffle collection-- marshmallow, honey, salted caramel, and blueberry
Narrow or sitting bunnies molded chocolate (Whew! Thought that read "sh*tting" bunnies.)
Peeps molded chocolate (Now that's the way to eat Peeps-- non-peepishly.)
Small stuffed animal (Don't eat this.)
Easter basket (Again, don't eat this.)
There are some spectacular chocolates from Delysia. If we could only lick our phones and get the same joy without having to buy anything...
Cheese makes life better. Whether it's gouda, cheddar, swiss, processed American, or mozzarella-- it's all good. But research shows that mozzarella is tops. While people love the traditional mozz, they're not as down with fresh mozzarella. Perhaps the fresh stuff is too fancy, or doesn't really work well as a string cheese-type snack? Our cheese palate is wide open. Like our mouths.
We want to fit this in our mouths.
Fresh Mozzarella Arancini
Roasted red peppers , 2 cups
Heavy cream, ¼ cup
Smoked paprika, ½ teaspoon
Garlic clove, 1 each
Crushed red pepper flakes , 1 teaspoon
Panko breadcrumbs, divided, 2 cups
Cooked and cooled risotto , 4 cups
Parmesan Cheese, finely grated, ¼ cup
Dried basil , 2 tablespoons
Eggs, beaten, 2 each
Frozen Mozzarella, 12-1 oz. pieces
Vegetable oil, for frying
In a blender, add roasted red peppers, heavy cream, smoked paprika, garlic clove and crushed red pepper flakes. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate until needed.
In a medium bowl, mix ½ cup of the panko breadcrumbs, risotto, Parmesan Cheese, basil, and eggs. Mix well. Place the remaining panko breadcrumbs into a wide, shallow bowl.
Scoop about 2 tablespoons of risotto into the palm of your hand and flatten it to about ½ inch thick. Place a Fresh Mozzarella piece in the center and gently wrap the risotto around the cheese.
Roll the risotto ball in the panko and continue until all of the risotto mixture is used. This will make around 24 arancini. Place in a single layer on sheet pans and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
While arancini are refrigerating, prepare the fryer and heat oil to 350ºF. Remove arancini from the refrigerator and fry about 5-6 at a time, depending on the fryer capacity.
Fry for about 5 minutes until golden brown, turning constantly to achieve even browning.
Heat Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce before serving and use as a dipping sauce.
*recipe courtesy of Saputo Food Service
Tired of having your face in your phone? Aggravated when someone you're trying to have a convo with has their face in their phone? Yeah. We're all guilty of this at some point. When information is instantaneous, you want it instantaneously and it becomes a habit.
Dr. Taino Bendz has had enough! He's a New Zealand based engineer who got fed up with adults using their phones in front of the kids. So, he started running workshops and presentations about social media and smartphone usage (which we're thinking is bad). Now, he's designated March 19th as Phone Free Day. He believes we can improve our lives by becoming more mindful of when our phones are a help or hindrance.
We got this!
Helps: When your mom asks why you don't have children yet, and you have an urgent call to take-- even though your phone didn't ring.
Hindrance: When you shout out "Nice abs!" thanks to a potential hookup sending you a pic-- as your boss is talking about something important in your Zoom call.
Here's a thought beyond Phone Free Day-- put your damn phone down when you're in the presence of someone else that you're trying to socialize with. You can do that every day! What a concept-- and we're not even a doctor or had to conduct some fancy study.
How are you celebrating Pi Day? With some pie? This seems like the logical solution, because doing some kind of ridiculous math problem or memorizing all the numbers in 3.14 blah, blah, blah makes our head hurt.
Pie. Pie is always a winner. We suggest this one:
Oreo Cookie Pie
1 pint cookies-and-cream ice cream, softened
1 (6-oz.) ready-to-use chocolate crumb piecrust (such as Oreo)
1 ½ cups cold half-and-half
1 (3.9-oz.) pkg. chocolate instant pudding mix (such as Jell-O Chocolate Instant Pudding and Pie Filling)
10 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos), divided
1 (8-oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
Spread softened ice cream evenly inside piecrust; freeze 1 hour. Whisk together half-and-half and pudding mix in a medium bowl until blended and thickened, about 2 minutes. Spoon mixture evenly over frozen ice cream in piecrust. Freeze 1 hour. Meanwhile, crush 5 of the cookies. Place whipped topping in a bowl; fold in crushed cookies. Spread mixture evenly over frozen chocolate layer in piecrust. Freeze 30 minutes. Meanwhile, crush remaining 5 cookies. Sprinkle pie with remaining crushed cookies; slice and serve.
*recipe courtesy of myrecipes
Bruno Mars is back, and he’s setting the sheets on fire with his collab, “Leave the Door Open”. Bruno teams with Anderson .Paak as duo Silk Sonic. The ultimate baby-making music. And this video is vibe-ing 70s to perfection. We’re waiting for Shaft to show up.
Well, somebody’s shaft is probably going to make an appearance…
We don’t know where y’all live. But where we’re from, the weather can be 60 degrees one day—then 25 degrees the next. So, comfy and cozy is a necessity 24/7.
Thank goodness for The Comfy. It’s an oversized, wearable blanket that soothes your soul.
This ain’t no Snuggie-- which dad threatened to buy for us for Christmas one year. So glad he forgot… The Comfy has a hood and pockets! It’s like a fleece on steroids.
They come in a variety of colors and sizes so the entire family can be snug-tastic! We’re pretty certain some of you will go sans-clothing underneath. No judgement….
P.S. Are we the only ones getting sleepy right now...
First, there was National Margarita Day. Now, there’s National Moscow Mule Day!! We can get behind this, most def. Oh, MMD is March 3rd. And because it would be un-American to not celebrate a drinking holiday… Well, here’s a mule that’s not a complete ass. See what we did there? Mules are half donkey, half horse…
Just drink this.
Traditional Moscow Mule
5 oz Ginger Beer
1.5 oz Premium Vodka
0.5 oz lime juice
Fill a highball glass or copper mug with ice. Pour in your favorite vodka and squeeze in the lime juice, leaving the lime shell in the glass. Then pour in the Ginger Beer and gently stir.
The cracked Crack Wise Staff-- warriors of the Funformation Movement.