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Cheesy Mashed Potato Cups Are About To Become Your Absolute Favorite Snack

Mashed potatoes should really be their own food group.

I could eat them morning, noon, and night and never think twice about my life decisions. But like most traditional dishes, it can become tiresome having the same thing the same way all the time.

What if I told you, though, that there was a recipe that could turn your leftover mashed potatoes into something scrumptiously new and exciting?

Get ready, because these tasty treats will help you transform mashed potatoes from a side dish into a mouth-watering main course.

I give you…cheesy mashed potato cups!

I can’t wait to make these for myself. They’re so simple! Just follow the recipe below:


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup bacon
  • 1/4 cup chives
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese


  1. Mix the mashed potatoes, bacon, chives, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder together in a bowl.
  2. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray and divide the mixture between the cups. Mold the mixture to them.
  3. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese evenly between the cups.
  4. Bake at 400° F for 30-35 minutes.
  5. Let cool for a minute or two.
  6. Garnish with sour cream, chives, and bacon, if desired.
  7. Enjoy!

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When This Little Tot Tries Broccoli, She Has The Most Appropriate Reaction Ever

For parents, it’s a never-ending battle to get kids to eat their vegetables.

When threatening to take away their favorite toys or finding new and creative ways to trick kiddos into eating their greens won’t do the trick, most parents find themselves getting more frustrated by the second.

Hoping to avoid the future hassle, this mom and dad decided to get their baby girl, Hazel, on the right track by instilling in her a love for veggies at an early age. While initially excited by the prospect of feeding time, the babe’s face soon drops.

When she first tastes broccoli, this adorable nugget has a reaction we can all understand.

Little Hazel is certainly not the first baby to hilariously protest yucky foods. Take this guy eating a lemon, for example.

He’ll never forgive Dad for this culinary offense.

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Next Time Your Friend Tries To Be A Wine Snob, Tell Them About These Experiments

I’ll never forget the day when I sat down to watch a documentary and was verbally assaulted with this statement: “This wine has notes of tennis ball and garden hose.”

That is (a paraphrased version of) an actual sentence uttered by an insufferable snob from a film called “Somm.” I know that everyone has their thing, but watching grown-ass adults talking about the base notes in wine in comparison to garden tools for hours on end felt like a form of punishment.

And since I’m a glutton for the stuff, I tuned in until the end. Don’t get me wrong. I love wine. Most people love wine, but sommeliers are known the world over for being the most hardcore winos of all.

But are they really onto something with all that sniffing, spitting, comparison-making insanity? If you ask some researchers, probably not.


According to one decidedly unenthused announcer from Freakonomics Radio, “Wine experts should just put a cork in it.”


Why, you ask? Aside from opening up the possibility of making any friends ever, sommeliers should probably just throw in the towel for the sake of not lying professionally.


“This wine has notes of oak, wet grass, and a lifetime without friendship.”

Call me unrefined, but something tells me that there is no possible way that one could tell the month and year in which a particular wine was bottled. To be fair, I once bought a wine called BearBoat solely because the label was stamped with an adorable bear sitting in a boat. I may not be the best judge here.

So without getting into formal wine-tasting jargon, let’s take a look at a few experiments run by the likes of Harvard economists and California vintners.

1. The Harvard Setup


When Steven D. Levitt was a burgeoning economist at Harvard, he was asked to join a prestigious society filled to the brim with scholars and Nobel Prize recipients called the Society of Fellows. Fancy.

Levitt, who happened to have a taste for grape soda and beef jerky at the time, was a little peeved with the fact that he was paying a ton before each meal to make up for the absolutely insane amount of money the group spent on fine wine.

When he suggested that those who didn’t enjoy guzzling $300 wine pay less, his smarmy buddies turned up their pinot-sniffing noses. To retaliate in the most Harvard way possible, he conducted a little experiment.

When their next wine-tasting event rolled around, he had some tricks up his sleeve.


With a little help from a wine steward, he purchased two bottles of wine that were close to $100 each. After that, he bought a bottle that his buddies would likely call “swill.” It was $8.


He poured the two expensive wines into their own decanters. He filled a third decanter with the cheap wine and repeated one of the expensive vintages in the fourth.

The four wines received similar ratings from the panel. What’s more is that the ratings on the two decanters filled with the same wine showed greater disparity than ratings between decanters that contained totally different wines. I’d call that a win, folks. Needless to say, no one in the Society of Fellows was pleased to hear that they’d been duped.

2. The Vintner Victory


One winemaker by the name of Robert Hodgson was getting all kinds of annoyed with the inconsistencies he faced when he sent his best bottles off to competitions.

Because he happens to have a background in statistics, he put judges at the California State Fair to the test. He presented them with a flight of four wines, three of which were the same one poured from a single bottle. The results made the judges’ inconsistencies blatantly obvious, since the exact same wine was often judged differently by the same people. Fun!

Because I ruin everything in real life, I love TruTV’s “Adam Ruins Everything.” To hear Adam Conover’s take on wine snobbery, check this out.

You know what? I’m going to drink my cheap wine proudly. Next time your wine snob friend decides to go from zero to infuriating real quick, smile as you drink your swill knowing that they wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.

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5 Global Food Markets – Travel Channel

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He Crafted The World’s Most Expensive Chicken Sandwich, But Is It Worth The Price?

Food can be expensive, but we have to have it, so footing the bill is a necessary evil.

I often think that if I didn’t have to eat throughout the day, I’d probably be well on my way to becoming a millionaire. Regardless of whether you stay in for a home-cooked meal or go out to eat at the latest chain restaurant, it can be pretty costly. But I had no idea just how expensive it could be to make something 100 percent from scratch.

As part of his “How To Make Everything” web series, Youtuber Andy George tackled the task of creating a basic chicken sandwich from scratch. What many would consider a fairly easy culinary feat was nothing of the sort. Traveling across country to collect salt water from the ocean was only one of the 16 steps George completed over the course of six months. By the time all was said and done, he had collected his own honey, milked a cow, and pickled his own veggies. He spent approximately $1,500 in the process.

Find out if a $1,500 chicken sandwich is worth the cost when it comes to quality and taste!

I think it’s safe to say that my bank account would rather I didn’t try this at home.

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You And The Kids Should Skip McDonald’s…Check Out This Horrible Big Mac Video

It’s no secret that McDonald’s food is bad for your health. Still, everyone needs a Big Mac every now and then, right?

After seeing this video from YouTubers Let’s Melt This, you might change your mind. Over the last year, they’ve melted everything from steel nails to sneakers, but what happens (or doesn’t happen) to this McDonald’s Big Mac when it’s drenched with sulfuric acid is wholly disturbing.

Read More: What This Woman Sees On Her Son’s Fried Chicken Is Beyond Disgusting

While sulfuric acid causes real food to melt into mush, it’s almost unable to penetrate this Big Mac.

Read More: 16 Fast Food Items To NEVER Order, No Matter How Delicious They Are

Well, that explains why I get a stomach ache every time I eat at McDonald’s. Excuse me while I vomit forever.

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3 Delicious Tailgate Dips – Travel Channel

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11 Bucket List Foods – Travel Channel

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These Look Like Chicken Wings, But This Creation Is So Much More

Next game day, make something that even your healthiest friends will love!

Counting down the days to the big game can cause people a great deal of anxiety, whether you care about the score…or just want to make sure you keep your friends full and entertained.

Make it easy on yourself when it’s your turn to host and remember this simple spin on a classic game day food. Because with a bit of buffalo sauce and a secret ingredient, you’ll have them fighting like crazy over your food instead of the teams!

I want to eat all of this.

Because, let’s face it: buffalo sauce can make just about anything insanely delicious.

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This Is What A Chicken Farm SHOULD Look Like (And It’s Kind Of Majestic)

If you don’t know the difference between free-range eggs and cage-free eggs, you’re not alone. Most people don’t (and assume that, generally, free-range eggs are just more expensive). Here’s a breakdown (thanks to the Wall Street Journal):

Caged: Chickens are forced into small cages. They cannot move and are treated as machines.

Cage-free: The chickens are uncaged and able to freely roam a barn or other facility, but they generally don’t have access to the outdoors.

Free-range: Indicates the hens are cage-free and have some access to the outdoors.

Just because chickens aren’t forced into cages doesn’t mean they are living a good life. But truly free-range chickens? Just see for yourself.

These chickens are free-range, healthy, and happy. (Isn’t it just how it should look?)

Here’s what it looks like when the chickens we eat are caged… (Warning: The following video contains graphic content.)

The difference is stark and disturbing.

Try to buy free-range eggs (or at least cage-free eggs) at the grocery store. Not only will you eat healthier eggs, but you’ll vote with your wallet to end this terrible type of animal suffering.

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