<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Foods Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/lists//foods http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/lists//foods <![CDATA[The Best Cheeses of Greece]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-cheeses-of-greece/list-of-cheeses
Grecian cheese. A list of the best cheeses from Greece. With its countless textures, flavors, and recipes, cheese is one of the most diverse types of food in the world. Even its chief ingredient, milk, can come from a wide variety of animals, including cows, goats, sheep, and even buffalo. Unlike east Asia, where lactose intolerance is much more common, cheese is a staple of the western diet with such iconic dishes as grilled cheese, mac and cheese, and best of all... cream cheese frosting. Cheese and its saturated fat may contribute to heart disease; that said, it may actually strengthen tooth enamel with its protein, calcium and phosphorus. While this list may focus on cheeses from one particular country, they are probably sold world-wide and may even be down at your corner store.
The Best Cheeses of Greece, food/drink, cheese, foods,

Anthotyros

Feta

Kefalograviera

Kefalotyri

Manouri

Metsovone

Xynomizithra

Myzithra

Graviera

Kaseri


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Wed, 01 Jun 2011 06:02:38 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-cheeses-of-greece/list-of-cheeses
<![CDATA[Edible Seaweeds, Tasty!]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/edible-seaweeds-tasty-/diet-information-lists
A list of edible seaweeds. These are edible plants in which the leaves, stems, flowers, or roots are edible. This list does not include edible plants that are funguses, seeds, or treated as fruits. Something to consider: the word vegetable is based on culinary tradition. It is not scientific. Edible plants traditionally used to make savory dishes are typically considered vegetables. That said, some vegetables are occasionally used to also make sweet dishes, such as carrots, rhubarb, and even avocados. While some of the vegetables on this list may be eaten raw, more often than not, vegetables are cooked. So whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or just a well rounded carnivore, enjoy this list of edible seaweeds.
Edible Seaweeds, Tasty!,

Aonori
Latin Name: Monostroma spp., Enteromorpha spp.
Hijiki
Latin Name: Hizikia fusiformis
Kombu
Latin Name: Laminaria japonica
Laver
Latin Name: Porphyra spp.
Nori
Latin Name: Porphyra spp.
Callophyllis variegata
Latin Name: Callophyllis variegata
Gim
Latin Name: Porphyra spp.
Mozuku
Latin Name: Cladosiphon okamuranus
Dulse or dillisk
Latin Name: Palmaria palmata
Dabberlocks or badderlocks
Latin Name: Alaria esculenta

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Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:26:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/edible-seaweeds-tasty-/diet-information-lists
<![CDATA[Vegetables That Are Technically Fruits]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/vegetables-that-are-technically-fruits/diet-information-lists
A list of vegetables that are technically fruits. These are edible plants in which the leaves, stems, flowers, or roots are edible. This list does not include edible plants that are funguses, seeds, or treated as fruits. Something to consider: the word vegetable is based on culinary tradition. It is not scientific. Edible plants traditionally used to make savory dishes are typically considered vegetables. Many edible fruits are nonetheless regarded as vegetables.

That said, some vegetables are occasionally used to also make sweet dishes, such as carrots, rhubarb, and even avocados. While some of the vegetables on this list may be eaten raw, more often than not, vegetables are cooked. So whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or just a well rounded carnivore, enjoy this list of vegetables that are actually fruits.
Vegetables That Are Technically Fruits,

Eggplant

Avocado
Latin Name: Persea americana
Bell pepper
Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
Momordica charantia
Latin Name: Momordica charantia
Cucumber
Latin Name: Cucumis sativus
Pumpkin
Latin Name: Cucurbita spp.
Sweet corn

Tinda
Latin Name: Praecitrullus fistulosus
Sweet pepper
Latin Name: Capsicum annuum Grossum group
Courgette
Latin Name: Cucurbita pepo

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Wed, 28 Sep 2011 04:48:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/vegetables-that-are-technically-fruits/diet-information-lists
<![CDATA[The Best Party Foods]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-party-foods/ranker-food

List of the best party foods, as ranked by food lovers and party enthusiasts. If you want to ensure that your party is a success,decorations and entertainment aren’t the only thing you need to worry about. No party is truly complete without a great spread of food. Without party food, your guests will be hungry, uncomfortable, and looking for the nearest exit. If you choose the wrong kind of food, such as anything too big or too messy, you could end up with stains everywhere. Depending on what sort of party you’re throwing, you want to make sure your party food fits within the theme and compliments the drinks.

 

Whether you’re throwing an office Christmas party or inviting your closest friends over to watch the Super Bowl, the sort of food spread you have is pivotal to the party’s success. The food should be filling and diverse but easy to munch on. You also want to have enough food to satisfy people of all dietary restrictions, from vegetarians to the lactose intolerant.

 

What are the best foods for your party? This list features foods of all sorts, from chocolate covered strawberries for more sophisticated affairs to bowls of pretzels to raise the appetite for a nice cold beer. If your favorite party foods aren't on this list of foods to serve at parties, make sure to add them.


The Best Party Foods,

Chocolate brownie

Chocolate chip cookie

Cupcake

Guacamole

Pizza

Salsa

Chicken Wings

Meat & Cheese Platter

Baked Potato Skins

Finger Sandwiches


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:31:21 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-party-foods/ranker-food
<![CDATA[Elephant Bar Recipes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/elephant-bar-recipes/chef-jen
Elephant Bar recipes, a helpful guide to preparing your favorite dishes from the Elephant Bar menu at home. These copycat recipes are typically not based on exactly the method used at Elephant Bar, but are modeled closely on the flavor and texture of Elephant Bar's food, making it easier than ever to bring these great tastes to your house for cheap.

From the cheesy biscuits at Red Lobster to the amazing sauces at Buffalo Wild Wings, it's always tempting to go out for a delicious treat at one of the numerous chain and franchise restaurants dotting the landscape. But eating out at restaurants all the time can be a costly proposition. Not to mention the fact that, at restaurants, you have no portion control, and can't alter the recipes, ingredients or style of cooking to suit your own taste.

Elephant Bar is an upscale casual dining restaurant change centered around an African safari theme. Decor features leopard print and zebra stripes, and the menu is a fusion of American, western, and Pan-Asian cuisine. Founded in 1980 by father and son David and Chris Nancarrow, the chain now comprises 47 franchises in 10 states. The bar area of each restaurant hosts Happy Hour every weekday from 3 to 7 PM, serving drinks as low as $2.00 each and appetizers starting at $3.50.

What is the best Elephant Bar recipe? Making Elephant Bar recipes in your home gives you all of these options, while saving you money, and providing the same great diversity and taste that you'd find at your favorite casual dining spot. This list collections the best copycat Elephant Bar recipes from around the Web.
Elephant Bar Recipes,

Quick Seared Ahi Tuna
1 1/2 pound center-cut Ahi tuna fillet
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tablespoon coarse black pepper, freshly ground
2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 lemon wedges, optional garnish
For the reduction:
6 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
1 garlic clove, peeled, halved

- Place the balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and garlic in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
- Simmer until the mixture reduces by half.
-Turn off the heat and reserve until needed.
- Slice the tuna fillet into 4 equal size rectangular steaks.
- In a small bowl, combine the salt, coriander, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
- Lay the tuna steaks out on a plate, and sprinkle the spice mixture evenly on all sides.
- Evenly coat the tuna steaks with the freshly ground black pepper, and gently press it in.
- Place a thick-bottomed frying pan, or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. \
- Add the oil and swirl to coat the pan.
- Add the tuna to the pan and sear the steaks for about 1 minute per side, or until desired doneness is reached.
- Remove to a cutting board.
- For presentation, cut each steak diagonally into 4-5 slices and fan on a plate.
- Serve with a small amount of sauce drizzled along side.
- Garnish with additional lemon if desired.
Three Cheese Macaroni
1 large egg
1 12-ounce can evaporated whole milk
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/3 cups grated muenster cheese (4 ounces), plus 4 deli-thin slices (1 ounce)
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (1 ounce)
1/2 head cauliflower, cut into small florets (4 cups)
4 cups medium pasta shells (9 ounces)

- Whisk the egg, evaporated milk, cayenne, nutmeg, and salt and black pepper to taste in a bowl.
- Toss the grated cheeses in a separate bowl.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
- Add the cauliflower and cook until almost falling apart, about 7 minutes.
- Transfer with a slotted spoon to a bowl.
- Add the pasta to the same water and cook until al dente, about 10 minutes.
- Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water.
- Preheat the broiler.
- Combine the egg mixture and the grated cheeses in the empty pot and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the cheeses melt and the sauce begins to thicken.
- Remove from the heat and add the cauliflower.
- Puree with an immersion blender until smooth and light (you can also use a regular blender).
- Stir in some of the reserved pasta water until creamy.

Toss the pasta in the sauce;
- Season with salt and black pepper.
-Transfer to a shallow casserole dish and top with muenster slices.
- Broil until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
Warm and Spicy Artichoke Dip
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Combine the artichoke hearts, mayonnaise, cheese and green chilies.
- Mix well and pour into a 2 quart casserole dish.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Garnish with chopped green onions and chopped tomato if desired.
Rustica Baked Garlic Bread with Marinara Tomato Basil Sauce
24 oz. Canned Crushed Tomatoes
1 Table­spoon of Tomato Paste
3 Cloves of minced (or finely chopped) Garlic
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
7 Leaves of Fresh Basil finely chopped
1/2 Tea­spoon Pepper
1/2 Tea­spoon Salt
Pinch of Sugar

- Heat the olive oil in a pan on a low heat & add in the minced gar­lic.
- Cook for no more than 5 min­utes, burn­ing gar­lic can make it taste bit­ter, & add in the Table­spoon of pasta sauce.
- Add in toma­toes, salt, pep­per, sugar & basil.
- Sim­mer in the pan for about 30 min­utes.
Tempura Salmon Roll
1 tbWhole butter
Toasted sesame seeds
1 tbClarified butter or neutral
salt and pepper; to taste

Soda water
Vegetable oil for frying
Gari, pickled ginger for
4 Salmon paillards, 3 ounces
4 Sheets nori
2 cRice flour

-Toss in butter and check for seasoning.
- Lay salmon paillard to cover 2/3 of nori sheet.
- In a stainless steel bowl, whisk soda water into rice flour until a paint consistency is achieved.
- Heat oil to 375 degrees.
- Dip roll into tempura and fry until golden brown.
Niu,Niu Coconut Fried Shrimp Skewer
30 large or 15 jumbo shrimp (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and deveined
Canola cooking spray
1/3 cup cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground red (cayenne) pepper
1 1/2 cups flaked or shredded sweetened coconut
4 large egg whites
15 bamboo skewers, soaked in water at least 30 minutes
Zesty Pineapple Dipping Sauce, optional

- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Rinse shrimp with cold water; drain on paper towels until dry.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; coat foil with cooking spray.
- Combine cornstarch, salt and cayenne pepper in a shallow dish.
- Place coconut in another shallow dish.
- Place egg whites in a medium bowl; beat with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until thickened and frothy (just before the soft peaks stage), about 2 minutes.
- Dip each shrimp in cornstarch mixture, coating lightly but completely.
- Dip in egg white, then gently press into coconut to coat well.
- Spear two large shrimp, end to end, or one jumbo shrimp on each skewer.
- Place the shrimp skewers on the prepared baking sheet.
- Lightly coat the tops of the shrimp with canola cooking spray.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the shrimp is cooked through and the coconut coating is nicely browned.
Quick-Fried Soy-Ginger Calamari
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
3 tablespoons mirin
1 pound small squid (bodies and tentacles), cleaned

- Mix together the soy sauce, ginger, and mirin in a large bowl to make the marinade.
- Reserve 1/2 cup of the marinade and set aside.
- Lay the squid in the remaining liquid, gently turning 4 times to coat all over.
- Marinate the squid for 10 minutes at room temperature, turning once.
- Preheat a grill to hot.
- Grill the squid for about 4 minutes (5 minutes if they're larger than 1 ounce apiece).
- Every 30 seconds flip the squid and brush on the reserved marinade.
- The squid will turn from translucent to white when they're ready, becoming tender and releasing a rich aroma.
- Be careful not to overcook; squid turns rubbery if grilled too long.
Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Roll
2 ounces rice vermicelli (60 mL)
8 rice wrappers (8.5 inch diameter)
8 large cooked shrimp – peeled, deveined and cut in half
1 1/3 tablespoons chopped fresh Thai basil (20 mL)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves (45 mL)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (45 mL)
2 leaves lettuce, chopped

- Soak vermicelli in cold water until soft.
- Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and cook vermicelli for 2-3 minutes, or until al dente.
- Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Fill a large bowl with warm water.
- Dip one wrapper into the hot water for a second and lay the wrapper on a flat surface.
- In a raw across the center, place 3 shrimp halves down and top with vermicelli, basil, mint, cilantro and lettuce – leaving about 2 inches on each side.
- Fold the uncovered sides inward and roll the wrapper tightly.
- Serve with Spicy Peanut Sauce.

Spicy Peanut Sauce:
½ cup peanut butter (120 mL)
2 tablespoons water (30 mL)
1 tablespoon gluten free hoisin (15 mL) – can be found here
1 teaspoon Sriracha (5 mL)
Handful of peanuts, crushed

- Mix peanut butter and water together until thoroughly mixed.
- Add more water (1 teaspoon at a time) if the consistency is too thick.
- Stir in hoisin and Sriracha and top with crushed peanuts.
- Serve with spring rolls.

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Sat, 11 Feb 2012 18:50:05 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/elephant-bar-recipes/chef-jen
<![CDATA[The Best Wasabi Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/wasabi-brands/ranker-food
Some edible combinations are timeless. Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Sushi and wasabi. This spicy green paste is the go-to condiment for sushi and sashimi, lending a sharp bite to the mild fish. But wasabi isn't just limited to restaurants – you can find it at grocery stores, too. Some top store-bought wasabi brands primarily sell powdered wasabi while other good companies make it in an easy-to-use paste. And if you can't get enough of wasabi's distinctive kick, you might like brands that blend wasabi into mayos, mustards, and other sauces.

What company should top this list of the best wasabi brands? Kikkoman was founded in 1917, and has developed many delectable Asian sauces over the decades since. It's wasabi sauce is the perfect addition to any protein, and it even makes for a delicious additive to salad dressings. Trader Joe's wasabi sauce is another one of the most popular store-bought wasabi sauces in the United States.

Eden Foods' wasabi powder is made by combining real wasabi root with horseradish, mustard seed, and other ingredients. Other good wasabi brands featured on this list include Hime, S&B, and Frontier Bay.

It's up to you, bold diner, to decide what wasabi brand deserves the top spot on this list. Vote up your favorites, and add any makers that are missing.

The Best Wasabi Brands,

Kikkoman

Stonewall Kitchen

Eden Foods Inc.

Inglehoffer

Spiceologist

Silver Spring

S&B

Frontier Bay

Sushi Sonic

Trader Joe's


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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:09:41 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/wasabi-brands/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Tropical Fruits]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-tropical-fruits/ranker-food
The best tropical fruits can transport you to a paradise of white sand beaches and waving palm trees, all in one juicy bite. And you don't even need to take a trip to the tropics to find them – you can just stop by your local grocery store. These delicious pieces of produce can be enjoyed many ways, whether peeled and eaten fresh or blended into decadent smoothies and desserts. Many good tropical fruits are staple ingredients throughout the summer picnic season in fruit salads.

Which tasty treat should sit at the top of this list of the best tropical fruits? Bananas are a popular choice. Rich in potassium, bananas are great for muscle repair after a tough workout, but they also make a great snack on any busy day. Avocados are used in savory dishes like guacamole, but they are actually a fruit. Pineapple is another delicious tropical fruit, although you have to work to cut through its prickly rind to reach the sweet yellow interior. Or perhaps you favor more exotic treats like the pitaya, or dragonfruit, prized for its vivid pink skin and mild flavor.

It's up to you to determine which tropical fruit is the best. Vote up your favorites and add any top tropical fruits that are missing.

The Best Tropical Fruits,

Avocado

Banana

Cashew

Coconut

Guava

Mango

Passion fruit

Pineapple

Kiwi

Açaí

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Açaí_palm#Fruit



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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:40:59 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-tropical-fruits/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Things to Dip in Chocolate Fondue]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-things-to-dip-in-chocolate-fondue/ranker-food
Here's a list of the top foods and fruits to dip in chocolate fondue, as voted on by fondue lovers. 
 
What to dip in chocolate fondue? Your spread of dipping foods should be as well thought out as the sweet, gooey star of the show. While it's true that pretty much anything doused in chocolate is bound to be delicious, some foods pair with chocolate fondue better than others.

Texture, juiciness, sweetness, and mildness of flavor of the dipping foods all come in to play when you are searching for the perfect foods to dip in chocolate fondue. The most popular fruit to dip in chocolate is strawberries - and for good reason: they are firm and have the right amount of tartness to offset the sweetness of the fondue. Marshmallows, pound cake, and shortbread are also popular choices.
 
Feel free to add other fondue items and vote on your favorites!
The Best Things to Dip in Chocolate Fondue,

Banana

Ice cream

Marshmallow

Strawberries

Graham Crackers

Pound cake

Fingers

Pretzels

Rice Crispy Treats

Brownies


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Tue, 07 May 2013 09:12:00 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-things-to-dip-in-chocolate-fondue/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Foods That Are Places]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/foods-named-after-places/ranker-food
Every region seems to have their own special type of cuisine. Californians put avocado on everything, Wisconsinites have a cheese soup, the British are big on pudding, and the Germans sure know how to make a great sausage! Sometimes these regional foods are so distinctive they even get their name from the region itself. When this happens, you wind up with some fascinating food named after places.

Of course, sometimes where a place-food comes from isn't where it actually gets its name. Maybe it was inspired by a certain location, or maybe the chef was originally from there. These foods named after places, states, cities, or countries often simply pay homage to a locale, whether they're from there or not.

No matter how or why these dishes were named what they are, nothing stops them from being super tasty. How many of these foods named after places do you recognize? And which do you think is the best? You can vote now and see what other people think the best place-centric food is.
The Best Foods That Are Places,

Neapolitan Ice Cream
Often served in ice cream sandwiches, this tricolor ice cream is named after Naples, Italy.
Yorkshire Pudding
This light and airy British pudding was a staple in Northern England, thus the name.
Welsh Rarebit
Also called "Welsh Rabbit." An English dish of melted cheese sauce on bread. It was named to make fun of the Welsh people.
Key Lime Pie
This sweet treat dates back to the 1800s, and first started showing up in Key West.
Philly Cheese Steak
You can get these meat and cheese sandwiches almost anywhere, but the best are in Philadelphia, PA.
Belgian Waffle
The best waffle for containing syrup, American Belgian Waffles are modeled after waffles first made in Belgium.
Bologna Sausage
A perfect lunch meat for anyone, this sausage can be traced back to the village of Bologna, Italy.
Baked Alaska
This flaming desert was actually named in honor of the USA's newly acquired territory of Alaska in 1876.
Hamburger
Though Americanized now, the Hamburger was named by immigrants after the city of Hamburg, Germany.
Frankfurter
AKA hot dogs, this sausage first came from Vienna, and was named after Frankfurt, Germany.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:44:45 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/foods-named-after-places/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Slim Fast Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-slim-fast-flavors/ranker-food
A list of all the Slim Fast flavors to be voted on to determine the best flavor from the company. The flavors are from Slim Fast’s snack bars, protein meal bars, protein meal shakes and protein shake mixes. Each flavor appears once, even though some may cross over from different categories of the Slim Fast products. The list poses the question, “What is the best flavor from Slim Fast?” Each flavor of Slim Fast has a picture next to it to show the way the product will look on the grocery store shelves. The list is of 18 flavors from Slim Fast including strawberry supreme shake, French vanilla shake, chocolate peanut caramel meal bar, chocolate mint bar, and many more. Each flavor can be voted on as your favorite with the list order changing with every vote that’s cast. Slim Fast is owned by Unilever and promotes diets and weight loss plans featuring its products of shakes, bars, snacks, packaged meals and dietary supplements. The brand was started in 1977, as part of the Thompson Medical Company, which only had shakes in flavors of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry to replace breakfast and lunch. Now, the company has shakes, bars and 100 calorie snacks to supplement the dieting process.
The Best Slim Fast Flavors,

Rich Chocolate Royale Shake

Creamy Milk Chocolate Shake

French Vanilla Shake

Cappuccino Delight Meal Shake

Strawberries ’N’ Cream Meal Shake

Double-Dutch Chocolate Bar

High Protein Creamy Chocolate Shake

Peanut Butter Crunch Time Bar

High Protein Vanilla Cream Shake

Chocolate Cookie Dough Meal Bar


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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:26:12 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-slim-fast-flavors/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Survival Foods]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-survival-foods/ranker-food

List of the best survival foods, as ranked by doomsday preppers and food lovers. A catastrophic emergency can happen at any time. Whether it’s a massive earthquake, floods, or riots, it’s important to be prepared with a kit full of everything you need to survive. Of course you’ll need lots of pure bottled water, first aid kits, and other emergency supplies,but it’s extremely vital that you always have enough of the right food stocked in your survival kit. The best survival foods are either non-perishable, such as canned fruits and vegetables, or foods that are easily stored in cool, dry places. Since you can’t guarantee that in an emergency you’ll have electricity, it’s no use to have refrigerated foods in your survival kit.

 

When creating a survival kit full of food, you need to make sure you have a few weeks of non-perishable food at the very least. The best foods to add to your collection are canned foods, including canned meat, long lasting foods like peanut butter, and staples that can ensure you and your family get the right amount of nutrients like beans and rice.

 

What are the best survival foods? This list features the top food products you should keep in high supply in your safe survival kit area. If you know of any essential foods for an emergency that aren't on this list of must have foods for survival list, make sure to add them.


The Best Survival Foods,

Almond

Honey

Jerky

Peanut butter

Rice

Soup

Sugar

Salt

Light Tuna Canned In Water

Protein Bars


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:31:46 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-survival-foods/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Breakfast Bar Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/breakfast-bar-brands/ranker-food
As a quick morning pick-me-up, nothing beats the convenience and energy packed in a great breakfast bar. Any good breakfast bar should give you the energy you need to awake up and power you till lunch. But which breakfast bar brands are the best? Morning people have ranked their favorite breakfast bar brands so you know which ones are worth getting.
You'll find a variety of different types of breakfast bars, including granola bars, oatmeal bars, protein bars, and more.

Quaker granola bars have been a favorite way for people to start their day off right for many years. The great breakfast bar manufacturer offers a variety of options for consumers including Protein Bars and Reduced Sugar. Kashi is another fantastic brand that makes delicious breakfast bars. Some good breakfast bars are made from traditional ingredients while other delicious breakfast bars are gluten-free. Many great breakfast bars are made for kids while others are favorites among health conscious adults.

In recent years, KIND has emerged as one of the top health bars to eat at breakfast or anytime of day. KIND isn't just a great product, it's also a movement which encourages everyone to make kindness a state of mind. Other good companies that are featured on this top breakfast bars brands list include Nabisco, Rise, and Nature Valley.

Do you have a favorite breakfast bar? Take a look at this list and please add any great breakfast bars that haven't been mentioned yet.
The Best Breakfast Bar Brands,

Kashi

Kellogg's

Nabisco

Rise

KIND

Go Raw Spirulina Energy Bar

Nature's Path

Natures Bakery

Nature Valley

Sunbelt Bakery


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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:23:36 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/breakfast-bar-brands/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Gatorade Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/your-favorite-gatorade-flavors
This is a list of the best Gatorade flavors, as voted on by people around the world. Not all Gatorade flavors are included in this list because let's face it... some of them have just been awful. But definitely included in this list are new Gatorade flavors, the most popular Gatorade flavor, that light blue Gatorade flavor and even that dark blue Gatorade flavor.

Gatorade is the go-to sports drink of athletes around the globe to replenish their bodies during games and training. So, vote for your favorites! What is your favorite Gatorade flavor? Heck, what is your favorite BLUE Gatorade flavor?

And one more question...

 Is it in you?
The Best Gatorade Flavors,

Glacier Cherry (white)

Glacier Freeze (Light Blue)

Lemon Lime (Greenish Yellow)

Orange (Orange)

Citrus Cooler

Fierce Melon

Riptide Rush (Purple)

Ice Punch (Clear)

Cool Blue (Blue)

Fruit Punch (Red)


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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 09:22:47 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/your-favorite-gatorade-flavors
<![CDATA[The Best Cheeses of Italy]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-cheeses-of-italy/list-of-cheeses
Italian cheese. A list of the best cheeses from Italy. With its countless textures, flavors, and recipes, cheese is one of the most diverse types of food in the world. Even its chief ingredient, milk, can come from a wide variety of animals, including cows, goats, sheep, and even buffalo. Unlike East Asia, where lactose intolerance is much more common, cheese is a staple of the western diet with such iconic dishes as grilled cheese, mac and cheese, and best of all... cream cheese frosting.

Cheese and its saturated fat may contribute to heart disease; that said, it may actually strengthen tooth enamel with its protein, calcium and phosphorus. While this list may focus on cheeses from one particular country, they are probably sold world-wide and may even be down at your corner store.

So what are the best Italian cheeses? This list will answer that question.
The Best Cheeses of Italy,

Grana Padano

Mozzarella

Buffalo mozzarella

Parmigiano-Reggiano

Pecorino

Pecorino Romano

Provolone

Ricotta

Gorgonzola

Romano


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Wed, 08 Jun 2011 05:21:59 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-cheeses-of-italy/list-of-cheeses
<![CDATA[All Popchip Flavors, Ranked Best to Worst]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-popchips-flavors-list/ranker-food
Even celebrities like Katy Perry and Ashton Kutcher know that the best Popchips flavors are made with the healthiest intentions in mind. Instead of being deep fried and greasy, Popchips are heated in a pressurized chamber until they "pop," giving each potato chip a unique texture and flavor. They are then lightly dusted with delicious herbs and spices to bring you the best Popchips flavors imaginable. As Ashton Kutcher's advertisement said, Popchips are "never baked, but perfect if you are."

The best Popchip flavors include: Sea Salt Popchips, Tuscan Herb Veggie Popchips, Ranch Tortilla Popchips, Tomato Basil Rice Popchips, Barbeque Popchips, Sea Salt and Vinegar Popchips, Chilli Lemon Tortilla Popchips, Sour Cream and Onion Popchips, Hint of Olive Oil Veggie Popchips, Cheddar and Sour Cream Popchips, and Nacho Cheese Tortilla Popchips. Katy Perry even designed her own Popchips flavor - Katy's Kettle Corn.  

Vote for your favorite Popchips flavor below, and be sure to add any to the list we may have forgotten. 
All Popchip Flavors, Ranked Best to Worst,

Cheddar and Sour Cream Popchips
Available in the United States and Canada
Crazy Hot Popchips

Sweet Potato Popchips
Available in the United States and Canada
Barbeque Popchips
Available in the United States and Canada
Sour Cream and Onion Popchips
Available in the United States and Canada
Cinnamon Twist Popchips

Sea Salt Pochips
Available in the United States and Canada
Tuscan Herb Veggie Popchips
Available in the United States and Canada
Nacho Cheese Tortilla Popchips
Available in the United States and Canada
Ranch Tortilla Popchips
Available in the United States and Canada

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<![CDATA[The Best Frozen Food Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-frozen-food-brands/werner-brandes
You are reading a list of the best frozen food brands, ranked by user votes! For people on the go (or those who hate cooking over a hot stove), frozen food is a fast and convenient way to prepare food. Some of the best frozen food brands focus on snacks, while other top frozen food brands offer full meals. Many of the greatest frozen food brands give consumers a variety of delicious offerings.

So what are some of the best frozen food brands in the freezer aisle? Healthy Choice, Banquet Foods, and Stouffer's are all good frozen food companies with products in most grocery stores. For kid specific meals, check out brands like Kid Cuisine (remember the penguin?!) and KidFresh. Maxaroni is also a fun offering for the little ones. 

Along with being a great alternative for eating real food, many comedians have had fun with frozen food brands over the years. Tim & Eric wrote a catchy jingle for Totino's Pizza, and Jim Gaffigan wrote a hilarious bit about Hot Pockets. So if you were wondering what makes frozen food so special, other than being easy and delicious, now you know it also has a sense of humor. 

Which company makes the best frozen food meals and snacks? Take a look at this list and vote up the best manufacturers of frozen meal options.
The Best Frozen Food Brands,

Bagel Bites

Green Giant

Marie Callender's

Ore-Ida

Pepperidge Farm

Stouffer's

Tyson Foods

Eggo

Hot Pockets

Totino's


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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:50:03 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-frozen-food-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Greatest Pizza Art That Should Be in Museums]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-pizza-art/chinofernandez
Is this another episode of Art Attack? Or is it Food Attack? No, it's pizza art! Paint and paper or canvas aren't the only tools needed to make art. Even food can be used, as food art not only means proper preparation, but making food into works of art as well. These photos of awesome pizzas will have you setting that Dominos app in motion. The only thing better than a delicious pizza is an amazing, work of pizza art like these.

After making such masterpieces, are people still going to eat them? That would spoil the art, wouldn't it? But in case you're hungry, feast your eyes on this cool pizza art... just make sure you've ordered your pizza by then. These epic pizzas will have you craving a pie in no time.
The Greatest Pizza Art That Should Be in Museums,

Angry Birds Pizza
Artist: Unknown
Frank Sinatra Pizza

Marilyn Monroe Pizza
Artist: Domenico Crolla
TMNT Pizza

Hello Kitty Pizza

Prince William and Princess Kate Pizza
Artist: Domenico Crolla
Evil Pizza
Artist: Unknown. Scary! 
Steve Jobs With Bonus Peter Griffin Pizzas

Mona Lisa Pizza
Artist: Domenico Crolla
Heath Ledger Joker Pizza
Artist: Unknown

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:44:33 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-pizza-art/chinofernandez
<![CDATA[The Best Ways to Reheat All of Your Favorite Foods]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ways-to-reheat-food/jessica-lawshe
Reheating food just never seems to restore it to its original goodness. But throwing away perfectly good leftovers seems like a waste. Luckily, there are ways to reheat your past meals without totally destroying them. And most don't require a microwave.

Reheating leftovers might seem like a pain, but these leftovers hacks make second dinner (almost) as good as the first. Turns out, the best way to reheat pizza is actually on the stove with a skillet. (Or you could always just eat it cold!) And it also turns out that a cast-iron skillet is also the best way to reheat steak. For french fries, your best bet is also in a skillet. But when it comes to pies or muffins, the oven is the way you want to go. 

When you follow these tips for reheating food you won't even remember you're eating leftovers! So check out our list and get those ovens and stove-tops fired up!
The Best Ways to Reheat All of Your Favorite Foods,

Coffee
Because re-heating coffee in the microwave breaks down any aroma the coffee originally had, The Daily Meal advises you to warm it up on the stove over low heat. 
Fish
There actually is a correct way to re-heat fish, and no, it doesn't involve the microwave. Taste As You Go suggests these steps: "Preheat the oven to 325°F. Wrap the leftover fish in aluminum foil. Place the wrapped fish directly on the oven rack and let sit in the oven for 15-20 minutes." Or you could always add the cold fish to a salad and call it a day.

French fries
What's the point of keeping leftover fries when they just turn into a soggy mess? Lifehacker has the solution: add a thin layer of cooking oil to a skillet, heat the skillet over medium-high heat, and once it's hot, throw in your leftover fries. Cook them until they have returned to their crispy, golden glory! 
Pasta
According to Real Simple, all is not lost if your leftover pasta is already mixed with sauce. Instead of just nuking it and drying it out, put it into a shallow, oven-proof dish and cover it with foil. Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes (until it's heated through). Before the last five minutes, remove the foil and add a little Parmesan cheese and put it back in. If you can't wait that long, you can also throw your pasta in a pan and heat it on the stove over low heat.
Pizza
As The Kitchn explains, the best way to re-heat a piece of pizza is NOT in the oven. Instead, you'll want to reach for your frying pan. To reheat, throw your slices in a dry pan on the stove top and cover with a lid to make sure the cheese melts (again). You'll get crispy crust and melt-y, warm toppings in no time!

Rice
According to Pop Sugar, there are a couple different ways to reheat rice.

1. Microwave: For every cup of rice, add a few tablespoons of water (or broth if you want it extra flavorful). Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and nuke it for a minute or two. Covering the bowl will help trap the steam and keep it moist.

2. Stove top (stir fry): Turn your rice into fried rice by throwing it in a wok or pan with a little canola or peanut oil. Fry it on high, breaking up lumps with a spoon to coat each grain evenly.

3. Stove top (steam): Add rice and a few tablespoons of butter into a saucepan. Add a splash of water or broth. Cover the pan and steam the rice on a low heat. Stir occasionally until the rice is heated through.

Scrambled eggs
The best way to re-heat eggs is... not to. But if you must, follow these tips from Livestrong: "Place the leftover scrambled eggs in a microwave safe dish. Sprinkle a little bit of water on the eggs to prevent them from drying out while cooking. Cook for 20 seconds on high. Check your scrambled eggs to see if they are hot. If they are still cold, cook another 20 seconds and check again."
Meatball
Meatball sandwiches can be a mess to re-heat. According to Sporkful you can avoid the whole soggy bread/cold meat situation by following a few easy these steps: 

 
First, lay out the sub so the bun is in a "V" formation, with the meatballs and sauce inside and the cheese spread over the top. Then slice right down the middle, but not all the way through the sub. Go down through the cheese and about two-thirds through the meatballs.


Second, use your fingers to gently pry the sub open so that heat will be able to get to the meat.


Then, microwave your sandwich until the meat is slightly warm, but not hot. Afterward, throw the entire thing in an oven or toaster oven. Make sure you put it straight on the rack, not on a tray. That allows heat to get all the way around the sub. If you're worried about your oven, lay some aluminum foil along the bottom to catch melting cheese.
 

Finally, bake until its hot and the bread is crisp. Yum!

Pancakes
According to Thrifty Fun, reheating a stack of pancakes is best done in the oven. Lay them out in a single layer in a casserole dish with a cover (you can also use a pan and cover it with aluminum foil). Then bake at 350 for 20 to 30 minutes.
Macaroni and cheese
As The Washington Post explains, the best way to reheat mac and cheese is right back on the stove. Put about a half-cup of milk in a saucepan and heat it with a little butter. When the milk gets hot, add your leftover mac and cheese and stir constantly until it incorporates the milk and is heated all the way through. The key is to not let the noodles and cheese get too hot. If you want to get really fancy, grate up some fresh cheddar and throw it on top!


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Tue, 03 May 2016 07:49:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ways-to-reheat-food/jessica-lawshe
<![CDATA[The Best Juice Box Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/juice-box-brands/ranker-food
Compact, convenient, and tasty, the juice box is a go-to drink for busy parents and other people on the go. The juice box has become a lunchroom staple since its invention in the early '60s, so it's not surprising that a number of brands make this unique beverage. Some top juice boxes focus on nutrition and are made with real fruit, while other good juice boxes are made from concentrate. Many of the best juice box brands have been consumers' favorites for many generations.

What companies will you find on this list of the best juice box brands? Capri Sun is a tasty juice that is fun to drink. Using a pouch rather than a box sets this manufacturer apart from the pack. Some popular Capri Sun flavors include Tropical Punch, Strawberry, and Coastal Cooler. Minute Maid offers several juice boxes that use juices from apples, grapes, and other fruits as the main ingredients. Other great companies featured on this top juice box brands list include Kool-Aid, Tropicana, and Juicy Juice.

Grab your straw and decide which juice box brand deserves the top spot on this list. Vote your favorite makers up the ranks, and add any manufacturers that are missing.

The Best Juice Box Brands,

Mott's

Tropicana Products

Ocean Spray

Target

Apple & Eve

Capri Sun

Kool-Aid

Hansen's

Hi-C

Juicy Juice


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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:34:42 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/juice-box-brands/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Ways To Make Bagels]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/how-to-make-bagels/suzys-cooking-videos
The best ways to cook bagels is a list of all the greatest ways to cook bagels. This list of ways to cook bagels includes crispy bagels, toppings for bagels, and all the best videos on how to cook bagels. Whether you're looking for the greatest ethnic foods or the best ways to incorporate healthy foods into your diet, this list of bagel recipes is for you.

Bagels are an incredibly tasty breakfast treat that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Whether you're looking for quick recipes for bagels, unique bagels recipes, or traditional ways to cook bagels, you'll find numerous ways to cook bagels on this list of bagel videos.
 
What are the best recipes for cooking bagels? What are the top ways to cook bagels? What bagels recipes produce the best results? This list of bagel recipe videos should give you some great ideas for cooking bagels and give you a little inspiration in the kitchen. If you try a bagel recipe you like, make sure to upvote it so other aspiring bagel chefs can try it as well.
The Best Ways To Make Bagels,

Learn How To Make Bagels
Simple and the usual bagel recipe.
Italian-Style Bagel Crisps
The best recipe to use left over bagels. These are made by slicing plain bagels thinly, flavoring them with Italian seasoning, and baking them in the oven until crisp.
Make Bagels With Different Toppings
Use sesame seeds, egg, onion or garlic for different flavored bagels.
Tips on Making Bagels
Some tips to summarize the process of making good bagels.
Toasted Bagel Recipe
Cream topped, oven baked bagel with toated bacon and fresh pineapple.

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Wed, 20 Apr 2011 21:24:29 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/how-to-make-bagels/suzys-cooking-videos
<![CDATA[Celebrities W/ Dishes Named After Them at Dan Tana's]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-w-and-dishes-named-after-them-at-dan-tana_s/clark-benson
Dan Tana's history is not just in the walls but on the menu. Dan Tana's restaurant, in West Hollywood on Santa Monica Boulevard, is an "Old Hollywood" institution. A number of old-school celebs or prominent entertainment industry execs have dishes named after them. I don't know the exact details behind what it takes to get a dish named after you there, and certainly a lot of the dudes on this list aren't household names, (and Rick Hilton ain't no "Connie" Hilton), but God Bless Old Hollywood regardless.

Dan Tana's is definitely one of my favorite places to eat; I'm personally partial to the Veal Scallopine Karl Malden (RIP) and the Veal Scallopine Florentine James Woods (please don't hate me animal lovers I swear it's a once in a year pleasure and i don't own furs).
Celebrities W/ Dishes Named After Them at Dan Tana's,

Dabney Coleman
NEW YORK STEAK, Dabney Coleman-16oz.: $56.00
James Woods
VEAL SCALOPPINE, Florentine, James Woods: $30.00
Jerry Weintraub
VEAL CUTLET Parmigiana, Jerry Weintraub: $30.00
Karl Malden
VEAL SCALOPPINE, Karl Malden: $30.00
Michael DeLuca

Michael Kane
PENNE, Arabiata a la Michael Kane: $23.00
Ted Demme
CHICKEN, Parmigiana, Ted Demme: $28.00
Vlade Divac
BRACIOLA, Vlade Divac: $48.00
Mark Singer
FETTUCINI, Alfredo a la Mark Singer: $23.00
Mo Rothman
VEAL ROLLATINI, Mo Rothman: $40.00

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Wed, 11 Nov 2009 05:42:40 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-w-and-dishes-named-after-them-at-dan-tana_s/clark-benson
<![CDATA[The Best Ways To Cook Pork Tenderloin]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ways-to-cook-pork-tenderloin/suzys-cooking-videos
The best ways to cook pork tenderloin is a list of all the greatest ways to cook pork. This list of ways to cook pork includes stuffed pork tenderloin, sweet & sour pork, and all the best videos on how to cook pork tenderloin. Whether you're looking for the best foods to cook on the BBQ or the best ways to incorporate healthy foods into your diet, this list of pork tenderloin recipes is for you.

Pork tenderloin is one of the best tasting parts of the pig and lends itself to a variety of delicious dishes. Whether you're looking for quick recipes for pork tenderloin, slow cooker pork recipes, or ways to cook pork tenderloin on the BBQ, there are numerous ways to cook pork tenderloin on this list of pork tenderloin videos.
 
What are the best recipes for cooking pork? What are the top ways to cook pork tenderloin? What pork tenderloin recipes produce the best results? This list of pork tenderloin recipe videos should give you some great ideas for cooking pork and give you a little inspiration in the kitchen. If you try a pork tenderloin recipe you like, make sure to upvote it so other aspiring pork chefs can try it as well.
The Best Ways To Cook Pork Tenderloin,

Thai Pork Tenderloin
This is called 'moo tom khem' in Thai.
Spicy Pork Diablo
This is spicy Pork Tenderloin cooked in Mustard Cream Sauce
Roast Pork Loin
This is a unique pork loin recipe with bacon and brown sugar glaze.
Stuffed Pork Loin
Here the stuffing is sandwiched between two pork tenderloin pieces. Something new to try.
American Stuffed Pork Loin
Another stuffed pork loin recipe; American style.
Sweet & Sour Pork Tenderloin
Amazing recipe- The sauce has a dash of everything- Tomato sauce, vinegar, hot sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice, garlic and what not. This makes the sauce sweet, sour, spicy...yummy.
Boneless Pork Loin Recipe
This is a barbeque pork tenderloin recipe.

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Wed, 06 Apr 2011 21:39:45 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ways-to-cook-pork-tenderloin/suzys-cooking-videos
<![CDATA[The Best Burgers in Los Angeles]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-burgers-in-los-angeles/hoserusc
The best burger in Los Angeles is a hotly contested topic, and this list of the best burgers in LA is my take on the age-old debate of who has the best burger in the city. Personally, I think a great hamburger is one of the best things in life, so this search to find the top burger in LA is near and dear to both my stomach and my heart.

Finding the best burger joint in LA has become a look at both the fast food, the chain restaurants, and the one-off mom and pop hamburger joints of Los Angeles. Obviously there are niche burger joints in LA that aren't as big and popular as options like The Apple Pan and Father's Office (now ranking nationally as some of the best hamburgers in the US), so go ahead and add them to the list of the greatest burgers in Los Angeles so others can have their say in the great burger debate.

Just so you know, I'm partial to Father's Office because they have sweet potato fries and more amazing beers than you can shake a drunk fist at. And if you haven't been to Irv's and had a double burger with chili cheese fries, you're not living life. And there is truly nothing better than a Jack in the Box ultimate cheeseburger at 3am when you've left the bar. You'll pay for it the next morning, that's for sure, but in the moment there's nothing better. That is all.
The Best Burgers in Los Angeles,

Fatburger

In-N-Out Burger

The Hat

Bob's Big Boy

Father's Office

The Habit

Apple Pan

Umami Burger

Tommy Burger

Stout


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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:19:07 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-burgers-in-los-angeles/hoserusc
<![CDATA[Champps Americana Recipes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/champps-americana-recipes/chef-jen
Champps Americana recipes, a helpful list of recipes from your favorite sports bar, Champps Americana. All of these recipes are hand-chosen to come as close as possible to the great foods you love at Champps Americana. The flavors and textures are designed to match those of Champps to a high degree so that every bite is tasty and delicious.

Going out to Champps Americana is a great time but you don't actually have to go out to have fun. With our great recipes from Champps Americana you can recreate your sports bar experience at home! Simply pick your favorite dishes and invite over your friends. Plan ahead and everything will be ready by the kickoff. Touchdown!

From the refreshing beer to the delectable buffalo wings there are so many reasons to go to Champps to fill yourself up. Unfortunately most of us aren't made of money and a home cooked meal is just the solution. You can control your portion size and change anything to your liking. What better way is there to celebrate the night than eating some Champps Americana inspired food?

Making Champps Americana recipes in your home gives you all of these options, while saving you money, and providing the same great diversity and taste that you'd find at your favorite casual dining spot. This list is a prime collection of the best recipes from Champps Americana.
Champps Americana Recipes,

New York Strip and Shrimp
4 (8-ounce) New York strip sirloin steaks
Steak seasoning
8 ounces clarified butter
12 raw shrimp, skewered (3 on each skewer)
16 ounces raw French fries
Salt
4 lemon wedges, for garnish

- Preheat a grill to high.
- Alternatively, preheat a broiler to high.
- Season the steaks liberally with the steak seasoning on both sides.
- Cook the steaks over high heat to order: about 2 minutes on each side for rare, 2 1/2 minutes on each side for medium-rare, 3 1/2 minutes on each side for medium, and 4 1/2 minutes on each side for medium well.
- Halfway through the cooking time on each side, turn each steak 45 degrees to make grill marks.
- Add half the clarified butter to a large skillet and heat over high heat.
- Add the shrimp skewers and cook the shrimp on both sides until they are opaque throughout, about 1 to 2 minutes per side.
- Fill a deep fryer with oil and heat it to 350 degrees F.
- Alternatively, heat oil in a large, heavy Dutch oven to 350 degrees F.
- Do not fill pan more than halfway full with oil.
- Drop the fries into the fryer and cook until they are golden brown, about 5 minutes.
- Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain and season the fries with salt.
- To serve, place 1 steak on a plate, top the steak with skewered shrimp, and add some French fries.
- Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve with a small dish of clarified butter on the side
Bourbon Salmon
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon Bourbon
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 lb salmon fillet

- Combine juice, soy, brown sugar, bourbon, pepper, garlic powder and oil in a bowl.
- Remove all skin from the salmon.
- Place the salmon in a glass dish side by side.
- Pour some of the marinade over (reserve some for basting while grilling)
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour a few hours will be even better.
- Drain and grill over med.-high about 5-7 minutes per side or until fish flakes-basting with the reserved marinade.
Cajun Shrimp Penne Pasta
1 lb penne pasta
1/2 lb shrimp , deveined and shelled
1 cup cream
2 garlic cloves , chopped
1 medium onion , chopped
1/4 lb bacon , chopped
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
1 ounce fresh grated parmesan cheese

- Cook penne paste until al dente.
- Drain and let cool.
- In a saute pan heat olive oil and add bacon.
- Cook until bacon is crisp.
- Remove bacon and set aside, but leave grease in saute pan.
- Add onions and garlic to bacon grease and cook until golden.
- Remove onions and garlic, set aside with bacon.
- Add shrimp and cook until done.
- Turn heat to low, return bacon, onion, and garlic to pan.
- Add paprika, red chili pepper flakes, and penne pasta.
- Add cream and parmesan cheese.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
Grilled Fajitas
1 c. oil-free Italian dressing
4 oz. can diced green chilies
1 1/2 lb. flank steak
8 flour tortillas
1 c. shredded lettuce
1/2 c. diced tomato
1/3 c. sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
Hot sauce

- Combine dressing and green chilies.
- Pour mixture over flank steak.
- Marinate in a covered container for at least 6 hours in the refrigerator, turning occasionally.
- Grill flank steak 3 to 4 minutes per side until done.
- Slice steak diagonally across grain into thin strips.
- Assemble fajitas by placing a few pieces of meat on a warmed flour tortilla; top with lettuce, tomato and cheese.
- Sprinkle with hot sauce, if desired and roll up.
Chicken Kung Pao
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into chunks
2 tablespoons white wine
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
2 tablespoons cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tablespoons water
1 ounce hot chile paste
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
4 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts
4 ounces chopped peanuts

To Make Marinade:
- Combine 1 tablespoon wine, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon cornstarch/water mixture and mix together.
- Place chicken pieces in a glass dish or bowl and add marinade.
- Toss to coat.
- Cover dish and place in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

To Make Sauce:
- In a small bowl combine 1 tablespoon wine, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon cornstarch/water mixture, chili paste, vinegar and sugar.
- Mix together and add green onion, garlic, water chestnuts and peanuts. In a medium skillet, heat sauce slowly until aromatic.
- Remove chicken from marinade.
- Saute in a large skillet until meat is white and juices run clear.
- When sauce is aromatic, add sauteed chicken to it and let simmer together until sauce thickens.
Greek Chicken Salad
3 cups shredded romaine lettuce
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 cup garbanzo beans, drained
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
3/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted
Lemon-Herb Dressing
1 (4-ounce) package crumbled feta cheese

- Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.
- Toss with Lemon-Herb Dressing.
- Top with cheese.
- Serve with toasted pita bread triangles.
Blackened Chicken Alfredo
3 -4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
zataran's blackening seasoning , to taste
2 tablespoons butter
16 ounces linguine
1 1/2 pints heavy cream
1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper

- Preferrably use a cast iron skillet for blackening the chicken breasts. I

SAUCE:.

- First off place 1 stick of butter and cream cheese in large saucepan on medium heat, let melt.
- Stir in 1 pint of heavy cream.
- Let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Slowly stir in the parmesan cheese, about 1/4 cup at a time.
- Add salt and pepper if desired.
- Simmer for about 20 minutes on low heat.
- Stirring frequently.
- The longer this simmer's the better.
- If sauce seems to be real thick then slowly stir in the rest of heavy cream.
- In the meantime while the sauce is simmering start the noodles.
- Drain.
- Set aside,adding a little of sauce so the noodles don't stick.

Chicken:.
- Preheat skillet on medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons butter.
- Sprinkle both sides of chicken with zataran's blackened seasoning.
- Place on to skillet and brown on both sides, turn down heat to medium.
- Cook on each side for about 7-8 minutes or until no longer pink in the middle.
- Place noodles on plate, top with sauce and place the chicken on the side.
- Garnish sauce with fresh grated parmesan cheese.
- Serve with your favorite salad and breadsticks.
Chicken and Broccoli Penne
8 cups broccoli florets
1 (16 ounce) box BARILLA Penne
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
Ground black pepper

- Bring 4 to 6 quarts of water to boil.
- Add broccoli; cook until tender, but still firm.
- Remove broccoli with slotted spoon; set aside.
- Return water to boil.
- Cook Penne according to package directions; drain, reserving 1 cup cooking water.
- Return Penne to pot.
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
- Add garlic and onion; saute 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is tender.
- Stirring occasionally.
- Add chicken; cook until no longer pink
- Stirring occasionally.
- Stir in broccoli and salt.
- Cook until broccoli is broken down but still green.
- Stirring occasionally.
- ADD hot Penne and reserved cooking water to broccoli mixture.
- Add cheese; toss.
Chicken Fajita Salad
2 tablespoons cooking oil, divided
1/4 cup lime juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into thin strips
1 onion, cut into thin wedges
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
1 cup whole almonds, toasted
Shredded lettuce
3 tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 avocado, sliced

- Combine 1 tablespoon oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin and oregano.
- Toss with chicken; marinate at least 30 minutes.
- In a skillet, heat remaining oil on medium-high.
- Saute onion 2 minutes.
- Drain chicken, reserving marinade.
- Stir fry chicken until golden brown.
- Add red pepper, chilies and marinade; cook 2 minutes.
- Stir in almonds.
- Serve immediately over shredded lettuce and top with tomatoes and avocado.
Sesame Seared Tuna Salad
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon mirin (Japanese sweet wine)
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
4 (6 ounce) tuna steaks
1/2 cup sesame seeds
wasabi paste
1 tablespoon olive oil

- Stir together the soy sauce, mirin, honey and sesame oil.
- Divide into two equal parts.
- Stir the rice vinegar into one part and set aside as a dipping sauce.
- Spread the sesame seeds out on a plate.
- Coat the tuna steaks with the remaining soy sauce mixture, then press into the sesame seeds to coat.
- Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat until very hot.
- Place steaks in the pan, and sear for about 30 seconds on each side.
- Serve with the dipping sauce and wasabi paste.

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Fri, 06 Jan 2012 00:56:59 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/champps-americana-recipes/chef-jen
<![CDATA[The Very Best Pop-Tart Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-pop-tart-flavors-v1/ranker-food
A list of all the Pop Tarts flavors to be voted on to determine the best flavor from the company. The flavors are from Pop Tarts’ unfrosted flavors, limited edition flavors, original flavors and low fat flavors. Each flavor appears once, even though some may cross over from different categories of the Pop-Tarts products. The list poses the question, “What is the best flavor from Pop-Tarts?” Each flavor of Pop Tarts has a picture next to it to show the way the product will look on the grocery store shelves. The list is of every flavors from Pop Tarts, including maple brown sugar, chocolate chip cookie dough, brown sugar cinnamon, and many more. Each flavor can be voted on as your favorite, with the list order changing with every vote that’s cast. Pop Tarts are made by the Kellogg Company and are the company’s most popular brand in the United States. They are mainly distributed in the U.S. and also in Canada, Finland, the U.K. and Ireland. The toaster pastries come in a variety of flavors with the originals being strawberry, blueberry and brown sugar cinnamon. The products are enclosed in foil to keep the pastries from spoiling and can be snacked on with or without being heated up in a toaster.
The Very Best Pop-Tart Flavors,

Blueberry

Cherry

Raspberry

Strawberries

Wild Berry

S'mores

Chocolate Fudge

Cookies & Creme

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Brown Sugar Cinnamon


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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:24:15 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-pop-tart-flavors-v1/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Foods for Arthritis]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-foods-for-arthritis/ranker-food

List of the best foods for arthritis, as ranked by health care professionals and Ranker users. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attack the lining of a person’s joints, causing horrible inflammation and pain. The pain is so debilitating that it can be tough to walk or even hold a pen. While there are many medications designed to prevent further spread of arthritis symptoms, it’s important to also change one’s diet. Plenty of foodshave the nutrients that are needed to calm inflammation and dull the pain of arthritis. Foods with antioxidants, omega-e fatty acids, anthocyanins, and vitamin C are great for treating arthritis.

 

The best foods to consume when you’re suffering from arthritis are fruits, vegetables, whole grains, many types of fish, and olive oil. Foods with carotenes, such as pumpkin, carrots, and kale, can stop the growth of inflammation. Vitamin C-rich foods, including oranges, bell peppers,kidney beans, and cauliflower, help the body develop healthy cartilage from collagen.

 

What are the best foods to treat arthritis and arthritis symptoms? As long as you keep your diet filled with the sorts of foods on this list, you can ensure that the inflammation and pain in your joints from head to toe are eased. If you know of a food that fights arthritis that isn't on the list of foods to ease arthritis pain, make sure to add it.


The Best Foods for Arthritis,

Ginger

Green tea

Kale

Melon

Pineapple

Tuna

Turmeric

Walnut

Flax seed

Cherry Juice


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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:24:12 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-foods-for-arthritis/ranker-food
<![CDATA[DIY Benihana Recipes You Can Make at Home]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/benihana-recipes/chef-jen
If you're interested in making some of Benihana's delicious Teppanyaki-style recipes at home, you're in luck. These are some of their trademark recipes– like garlic shrimp, fried rice, and ginger chicken– that are simple to make and will leave your mouth-watering. And the best part is, it'll leave you with money in your wallet. With recipes that can make main dishes like shrimp, chicken, and steak to recipes that will help you make their signature sauces: mustard sauce, garlic butter, and ginger dressing, these recipes will set you up to make a meal that tastes just like your favorite restaurant!

Be sure to also check out our guides to cooking Cheesecake Factory and Red Lobster recipes at home!
DIY Benihana Recipes You Can Make at Home,

Benihana Hibachi Chicken
Like Hibachi steak, this chicken goes well with rice.

Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place 1 1/2 lbs. of bite-size boneless chicken pieces and mushrooms into skillet and cook until chicken is no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Add in 2 tbsp. of lemon juice and 2 tbsp. of sesame seeds. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
Benihana Magic Mustard Sauce
This is a yummy dipping sauce that almost any type of meat or seafood tastes good in.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place 1 tbsp. of sesame seeds in a shallow pan and place in oven. Toast for about 10 to 15 minutes, until the sesame seeds are golden brown. Make sure to toss the seeds a couple times to insure the seeds are evenly colored.

In a small bowl, combine 3 tbsp. of dry mustard and 2 tbsp. of hot water. The mixture will form a paste. Place the paste into a blender with the toasted sesame seeds, 3/4 cup of soy sauce and 1/4 cup of crushed garlic. Blend on the highest setting for about one minute. Remove and place in a bowl. Add in heavy cream, previously whipped, and blend together.

Store in refrigerator.
Benihana Shrimp Sauce
Here's another simple but yummy sauce.

Combine 2 cups of mayonnaise, 1/2 cup of water, 1 tsp. of sugar, 1/4 tsp. of salt, 1 tbsp. of garlic juice, 3-4 tsp. of ketchup, 1 tsp. of ground ginger, 1 tsp. of hot sauce, 1 tsp. dry mustard, t tsp. of paprika and 3/4 tsp. of white pepper in a bowl. Whisk until well blended and then add into shrimp.
Benihana Hibachi Steak
Hibachi steak is a great addition to fried rice or sauteed vegetables.

Grill 4 small 5-ounce steaks until they are rare. Remove the steak from the grill and cut into bite-size pieces. Add the pieces along with mushrooms into a preheated skillet with oil. Toss and serve.
Benihana Onion Soup
This recipe is a bit more time-consuming, but still worth the effort.

Combine 4 cups of canned chicken broth and two cups of water in a large saucepan and cook over high heat. While the broth and water are cooking, chop one white onion in half. Set one half off to the side and chop the second half coarsely. Also coarsely chop up 1/2 a carrot and a 1/2 celery stalk. Add the onions, carrots and celery into the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 10 minutes or until the onions begin to turn translucent. Once ten minutes are up, remove the vegetables with a slotted spoon. Keep the soup on low heat.

While the broth is simmering, heat one cup of oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Slice the second half of the onion into thin slices and separate each piece. Dip each into one cup of milk and then in 1 cup of all-purpose flour. Fry the onions, a small handful at a time, until they are a golden brown color. Place them on a paper towel to drain.

Spoon soup into a bowl. Drop a few pieces of onion into the bowl. Add in about six to eight thin-sliced mushrooms. Allow them to sink to the bottom of the bowl before eating, approximately one minute.
Benihana Fried Rice
Feel free to combine this fried recipe with one of the steak or chicken recipes included on this list.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cook 1 cup of rice according to the directions on the outside of its package. Place 5 tbsp. of butter into a large skillet. Add in onions, carrots and scallions and saute until the carrots become translucent. Remove ingredients from pan and set aside. Next, please 3 tbsp. of sesame seeds in a shallow pan and place in oven. Bake until they are golden brown in color, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Make sure to shake the pan a few times to insure the seeds are evenly colored. Beat 5 eggs in a bowl and pour into a greased skillet. Scramble eggs. Next, add in the cooked rice, vegetables and sesame seeds. Add in 5 tbsp. of soy sauce, salt and pepper, to taste.
Benihana Ginger Salad Dressing
This dressing is delicious on top of a salad.

Combine the following ingredients in a blender: 1/2 cup of minced onion, 1/2 cup of peanut oil, 1/3 cup of rice vinegar, 2 tbsp. of water, 2 tbsp. of minced fresh ginger, 2 tbsp. minced celery, 2 tbsp. of ketchup, 4 tsp. of soy sauce, 2 tsp. of sugar, 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. of minced garlic, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. of black pepper. Blend on the highest speed for approximately 30 second or until ginger is well-pureed. Store in refrigerator when done.

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Sun, 29 May 2011 05:28:45 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/benihana-recipes/chef-jen
<![CDATA[The Best Energy & Protein Bars]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-energy-and-protein-bars/milhousevanhauten
There are so many protein and energy bars out there, it's hard to pick which one is right for you. Make sure to keep an eye on the calories if you are only looking for a snack and are not highly active. These bars are meant to bolster protein and energy. Vote for your personal favorites, re-rank them if you want... and add any of your faves that might be missing.
The Best Energy & Protein Bars,

Clif Bar & Company
Chocolate chip -- 250 Calories, 10g Protein
Lara Bar
Cashew Cookie -- 230 Calories, 6g Protein
Nature Valley Chewy Protein Bar
190 Calories, 10g Protein
KIND Fruit & Nut Delight Bar
180 Calories, 5g Protein
Pure Protein by Worldwide Sport
Chocolate Deluxe -- 270 Calories, 32g Protein
Think Thin Bar
230 Calories, 20g Protein
Detour Bar
150 Calories, 15g Protein
Quest Bar
200 Calories, 20g Protein
Luna Protein Bar
Mint Chocolate Chip -- 170 Calories, 12g Protein
Honey Stinger Protein Bar
Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond -- 190 Calories, 10g Protein

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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 04:43:24 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-energy-and-protein-bars/milhousevanhauten
<![CDATA[The Best Cheeses of Canada]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-cheeses-of-canada/list-of-cheeses
Canadian cheese. A list of the best cheeses from Canada. With its countless textures, flavors, and recipes, cheese is one of the most diverse types of food in the world. Even its chief ingredient, milk, can come from a wide variety of animals, including cows, goats, sheep, and even buffalo. Unlike east Asia, where lactose intolerance is much more common, cheese is a staple of the western diet with such iconic dishes as grilled cheese, mac and cheese, and best of all... cream cheese frosting. Cheese and its saturated fat may contribute to heart disease; that said, it may actually strengthen tooth enamel with its protein, calcium and phosphorus. While this list may focus on cheeses from one particular country, they are probably sold world-wide and may even be down at your corner store.
The Best Cheeses of Canada,

Bocconcini

Friulano

Le Riopelle de l'Isle

Pied-De-Vent

Bleu Bénédictin

Dragon's Breath Blue

Chèvre noir

Oka

Bouq Emissaire


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Sat, 28 May 2011 08:55:32 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-cheeses-of-canada/list-of-cheeses
<![CDATA[The Best Cancer Fighting Foods]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cancer-fighting-foods/ranker-food

List of the best cancer fighting foods, as ranked by oncologists and health care professionals. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Much of modern society has factored into cancer-causing carcinogens,such as cell phone radiation and tainted water supplies. Even burnt popcorn is said to have carcinogens. Poor diet is often seen as the major contributing factor in a cancer diagnosis, so it’s extremely important to eat foods that have cancer fighting elements. Foods high in antioxidants and other essential nutrients are helpful in fighting and preventing cancer.

 

The foods on this list are each rich in the vital nutrients that fight free radicals that eventually lead to strengthening cancer cells.Each of the foods have a different nutrient and purpose in the cancer-fighting cause. For example avocados block free radicals from attacking the body, while carrots are filled with beta carotene which prevents cancer of the intensities,throat, stomach, breast, prostate, and more.

 

What are the best cancer fighting foods on the market? This list features the top foods that will keep you on the right track to preventing cancer. Everything from sweet dark chocolate to flavor enhancing garlic can go a long way to staying healthy. If your favorite cancer fighting food isn't on the list of foods that help prevent cancer, make sure to add it.


The Best Cancer Fighting Foods,

Almond

Avocado

Carrot

Garlic

Lemon

Raspberry

Tomato

Oranges

Dark Chocolate

Grapes


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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:15:28 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-cancer-fighting-foods/ranker-food
<![CDATA[25 Game Of Thrones Cakes Just Waiting To Get Cut]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/game-of-thrones-cakes/ranker-of-thrones
People love cake and they love "Game Of Thrones," so it makes plenty of sense that "GoT" fans would take to the custom cake world to express their love of the show (and desserts). These elaborate cakes (which are borderline food porn) take directly from some of the biggest moments in the A Song Of Ice And Fire books and on the "Game of Thrones" TV series. 

Make no mistake: these GoT cakes make even the tastiest foods on "Game of Thrones" look like orphanage gruel. There are dragon egg chests, bloody tributes to the Iron Throne, GoT characters on cupcakes, and house sigils aplenty. Once you see this delicious "GoT" cake art, you might just scramble out to look for some "Game Of Thrones" cake ideas of your own so you can one-up these DIY wins. 
25 Game Of Thrones Cakes Just Waiting To Get Cut,

Marcus's Dragon Eggs

Somebody Named Their Kid Arya

Dragon Egg Chest

The Whole Deal

White Chocolate Yum Death

For The Book Readers

Swag House Sigil Cake

House Sigil Cupcakes

Bloody Nameday Cake

Night Gathers...


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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:41:52 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/game-of-thrones-cakes/ranker-of-thrones
<![CDATA[26 Disgusting-Looking Foods You Kind of Want to Try]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/gross-foods-youre-curious-about/mel-judson

Okay, most of us wouldn't eat this sh*t either. But pretend you are very, very hungry, and that this is all you have to eat. You're not starving, you're just feeling lazy and you don't want to go out for real food. And then you are faced with each of these food items or dishes. Some of them are just odd and unlikely combinations of food to put together onto one plate. Others are inventive ways to make junk food a little fancier. A few of them are gross-looking but good-tasting food combinations. And the rest are just kind of ghetto looking, but probably aren't all that bad in a bind. 

Vote up any of these really, really weird foods you would eat in a bind. Really try and taste them. Like taste them in your head. Half the reason to feel any curiosity about what these taste like is that you really can't imagine their taste. And if you're at all curious about their taste, there's really only one way to find out. Those are the ones you should vote up. Anyway, have fun diving into the depths of human need and invention with these relatively gross-looking foods that miiight be passable. 


26 Disgusting-Looking Foods You Kind of Want to Try,

This Flamin' Hot Cheetos Cone of Mac & Cheese

This Probably Perfectly Fine Spaghetti Cake

This Peanut Butter and Jelly Banana Hot Dog

This Probably-Pretty-Spicy Mediterranean Nacho Plate

Just Some Corn Dogs with Some Cheese on 'Em

Pizza Pasta (Not Sure Which One Counts More Here)

A Burrito Drowned in This Much Salsa and Sour Cream

A Proscuitto Lunchables Pizza

This, If It Were Melted

This Homemade Mocha Latte


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Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:04:56 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/gross-foods-youre-curious-about/mel-judson
<![CDATA[The Best Fruit Roll-Up Flavors of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-fruit-roll-up-flavors-list/ranker-food
The best Fruit Roll-Up flavors were a staple in any 90s kid's lunchbox. Each flavor is even wilder and zanier than the last, combining different fruits and outrageous tastes to create a delicious snack. Some Fruit Roll-Ups even had little character shapes stamped into them that you could punch out and devour. Other Fruit Roll-Ups came with little stamps so that you could "tattoo" your tongue with a fun pictures. Fruit Roll-Ups are fun to eat, and taste great!  

The best Fruit Roll-Up flavors include: Amazing Cherry, Blastin’ Berry Hot Colors, Quiz Rolls, Strawberry Kiwi Kick, Rainbow, Electric Blue Raspberry, Franken Berry, Mini Rolls Strawberry Craze, Crazy Pix Cool Chix Berry Wave, Strawberry, Blastin’ Blue-Green, Cherry Orange Wild, and Tropical Tye-Dye.   

Vote for your favorite Fruit Roll-Up below! Be sure to add any that we may have left off the list.  

The Best Fruit Roll-Up Flavors of All Time,

Strawberry

Screamin' Green

Tropical Tie-Dye

Strawberry Kiwi Kick

Amazing Cherry

Blastin' Berry Hot Colors

Electric Blue Raspberry

Quiz Rolls

Flavor Wave

Rainbow


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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:41:36 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-fruit-roll-up-flavors-list/ranker-food
<![CDATA[Hipster Foods That We're Not Sure How To Eat]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hipster-food/jacob-shelton
In the last few years, hipsters have created a foodie lifestyle that's all about eating the most ridiculous thing they can find at a restaurant or cook up on their own. If it can be deep fried, frozen with liquid nitrogen, or infused with cheap beer, hipsters and other pretentious folks will eat it.

The artery-clogging food on this list goes way, way beyond anything that normal human being would eat. Honestly, a lot of the food seems like it belongs next to deep fried fair food meant for people in the flyover states. How would hipper-than-hip hipsters on the coasts react if they knew they were eating basically the same thing that an accountant in Ohio chows down on? Admittedly, a lot of the eats on this list seem tasty, but we don’t have the slightest idea of how we would even begin to nosh on them. This is hipster food at it’s most ridiculous.

We’re not monsters, we would definitely eat all of the food on this list (except for maybe the wedding cake – it depends if there’s an open bar), we just have to point out the absurdity of the culture surrounding food that’s either an expensive version of what you can make for yourself or some kind of mishmash of ingredients and ideas that were better left in whatever nightmare they sprang from.

Vote on the most food that has the most pretentious, hipster vibe, then take to the comments to tell us about how you were eating PBR chicken sandwiches before it was cool.
Hipster Foods That We're Not Sure How To Eat,

Cheese Stuffed Tater Tot
Hipsters love to pretend like they're still six years old, and what did you love when you were six? Duh, tater tots. You can find these hipster nightmares in Chicago, where they're made by "dad-bod chef" Tym Bussanich. 
Deep Fried Hash Brown Covered Egg Bombs
Hey it's a Tym Bussanich recipe, the self proclaimed "dad-bod chef" - ugh, by the way. He figured out how to make deep fried hash brown covered eggs (presumably because he is some sort of warlock) and now you can too! Bring a couple dozen to your next kickball match, they're the perfect post-game PBR-drenched celebration snack.
Hot Fried Chicken with Burmese Buffalo Sauce
Doesn't this fried chicken dish look delicious? You'd probably drive across Los Angeles in afternoon traffic then wait in line for an hour to order a plate wouldn't you? WELL TOO BAD! If you want this presumably tasty dish from Port Autonomy you're going to have to book a flight to Burma. What's hipper than inaccessibility, after all?

Pizza Burger Mozzarella Stick
Did you feel that the snack you brought to the last movie in the park was lacking? Were the laughingstock of the fixed gear riders? May we suggest this pizza burger mozzarella stick for your next outing? We know you're too cool to be seen eating regular mozzarella sticks as appetizers like a normal human, but with this death wish of a meal, you'll be the envy of all those who see you in your last moments alive. 
Turducken Club Sandwich
At Early Bird in London, Ontario, you can enlist the restaurant in your assisted suicide by ordering the turducken club sandwich, which is made with Panko-fried chicken (is there anything more ~cool~ than Panko at the moment? Ugh), duck bacon, and smoked turkey breast with maple mayo, greens, and tomatoes.
Bacon Wrapped Mozzarella Stuffed Cheeseburger with Grilled Cheese Buns
How is this for the most annoying hipster cliche you've ever heard? A retired sneaker collector (because that's a thing you can retire from) and foodie cooks up horrific, artery-clogging foods like this bacon wrapped mozzarella stuffed cheeseburger with grilled cheese buns (he claims he didn't have any bread, but don't you need bread to make a grilled cheese sandwich? We call so much bullsh***). We assume he'll have a cookbook of his terrible recipes endorsed by Tumblr within the week. 
The Fidel from Bi-Rite Market
All of the ingredients in the Fidel sound delicious: heritage pork shoulder braised until it’s pulled pork tender, served on a toasted Acme roll with a garlicky, lemony mayonnaise, dijon mustard, carrot and red cabbage cole slaw, and pickled jalapeños. The hipster factor shows up when you realize that this is an ~off menu~ sandwich that's served in a San Francisco deli that was once a haberdashery.
Pork Katsu BLT
The Pork Katsu BLT is so hip that we had to google what katsu is. Turns out that it's a sauce. Great! We're still not sold on this being a sandwich that we need to fly to New York just to eat. Talk about buyer's remorse.
Crispy Cheeseburger Sliders
We’re not 100% going to eat this slider, but we're intrigued and a little grossed out by the crispy cheese ring. If there were a way to get a bite with some burger and bun at the same time, we would consider not making fun of the mustache on whomever thought this sandwich up



The Raspberry Fool
At the Rimsky-Korsakoffee House in Portland (duh), the dessert to get is the Raspberry Fool, which is what looks to be a raspberry swirl on top of a glass of milk, topped with whipped cream. We would love to tell you more about it, but they don't have a website. You can't really get cooler than that. 

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:56:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/hipster-food/jacob-shelton
<![CDATA[The Best Beans Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/beans-brands/ranker-food
Packed with protein and fiber, beans are a nutritious staple in kitchen cupboards around the world. The rise of mass manufacturing has made enjoying these legumes even easier – simply pull open a can and add precooked beans to any recipe. Some of the top beans brands specialize in packaging and selling one specific type of beans, while other canned bean brands offer a variety of tasty options. Some of the most popular beans brands even include spices and herbs right in the can, allowing purchasers to simply heat the beans and serve them at get-togethers.

You'll probably recognize many of the companies on this list of the best beans brands. Old El Paso has become synonymous with Mexican-style beans. When the company first began in 1917, pinto beans and canned tomatoes were the only products that it sold. Today, Old El Paso features dozens of products to stock your pantry. Goya is another good company that sells beans all over the world. Believe it or not, even fast-food restaurant Taco Bell sells refried beans in neighborhood grocery stores.

What brand of beans deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them towards the top and add any good beans brands that are missing.

The Best Beans Brands,

Goya Foods

Hannaford Brothers Company

Heinz

Safeway

Westbrae Natural Foods, Inc

Old El Paso

Natural Value

Bush's Beans

Rosarita

Kroger Seasoned


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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:31:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/beans-brands/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Frozen Yogurt Toppings]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-frozen-yogurt-toppings/chef-jen
What are the best frozen yogurt toppings? At a toppings bar, it seems everyone chooses a different combination of syrup, candy, fruit, and nuts. This list of top froyo fixins includes those you absolutely, positively cannot live without. This frozen yogurt toppings list is ranked by fans of food around the world. Your votes decide the popularity of the classic frozen yogurt bar options and frozen yogurt topping ideas, so decide accordingly. Can't nom out without whipped cream? Vote it up! Can't stand nuts, pea or otherwise? Vote them down. And, if you have a personal favorite fro yo topping that isn't listed, by all means, add it!

Whether your base flavor is vanilla, chocolate, or something wacky, the best cup of frozen yogurt is made by good toppings. Some toppings are from popular frozen yogurt chains and shops (like TCBY, Pinkberry, and Yogurtland) are just things that people might like to add as part of their own, personal, best frozen yogurt recipes. Not everyone's going to like the same froyo fixins. Pineapple? Well, that's kind of a toss up, isn't it?

The greatest frozen yogurt toppings buffet has a variety of options to suit every palate. Some of the most popular fro yo fixins include fruit, sprinkles (or jimmies, rainbow or chocolate) and of course, a cherry on top. And yeah, flavored syrups open up a whole new world of frozen yogurt combo possibilities. From chocolate to butterscotch to strawberry, this sweet sauce adds a whole new layer of awesome to an already outstanding bowl of yum.

Again, vote for your favorites on this best frozen yogurt toppings list. Bon appétit!


The Best Frozen Yogurt Toppings,

Chocolate chip

Chocolate syrup

Oreo

Strawberries

Whipped cream

Caramel syrup

Maraschino cherry

Cheesecake bits

Brownie bits

M&Ms


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Mon, 05 Nov 2012 10:42:14 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-frozen-yogurt-toppings/chef-jen
<![CDATA[The Most Comforting Comfort Food]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-comforting-comfort-food/analise.dubner
What makes you feel better when you're sick, down or just need your food to give you a big hug? What foods do you turn to when you're curled up on the couch on a cold evening? Comfort food is usually food prepared traditionally with a nostalgic or sentimental value. Many comfort foods have soft consistencies and are full of salts, butters and fats. But, not always! Whatever food comforts you the most? That's a comfort food. Vote for your faves, rank your own version and make sure to add what's missing.



The Most Comforting Comfort Food,

Chocolate

Ice cream

French fries

Fried chicken

Mashed potato

Pizza

Grilled cheese sandwich

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Macaroni & Cheese


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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 04:48:26 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-comforting-comfort-food/analise.dubner
<![CDATA[The Best Salad Dressing Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-salad-dressing-brands/werner-brandes
The best salad dressing brands, including the most popular, inexpensive, healthy, and tastiest brands for every day and occasional use. Different cultures use different types of sauce for salad. In Western culture, there are three kinds of basic salad dressing: vinaigrette, creamy (or mayonaise-based) dressing and cooked dressings. What is the most popular salad dressing in the U.S.? Ranch is first, followed by Ceasar and vinaigrette. Hidden Valley, Kraft Foods and Newman's Own make the best Ranch dressing so they top this list of best dressings.

There are also a variety of low-cal and fat-free dressings that are available for people looking for that. Marzetti and Girard's make great low calorie options (lite dressing). So what are the best salad dressing companies? This list is ranked in order of customer preference so you can use this list to find the most popular.
The Best Salad Dressing Brands,

Kraft Foods

Newman's Own

Brianna's

Wish-Bone

Ken's Steakhouse

Hidden Valley

Good Seasons

Litehouse

Marzetti

Marie's Creamy Ranch


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Tue, 07 May 2013 17:52:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-salad-dressing-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[Fast Food Menu Items in Real Life That Look Nothing Like the Ads]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/fast-food-real-life-vs-ads/ashley-reign

Have you ever been watching TV and seen a tasty ad that made a burger or pizza look like the best idea ever? But then you arrive at the restaurant and you're served with fast food that doesn't look like the pictures? It has happened to everyone. Generally during a moment of intense hunger, hangover, or financial difficulty. As you'll see from thia collection of unappetizing fast food pictures stacked up against the foods as they were advertised to be, movie stars aren't the only ones guilty of a little airbrushing. Stop the lies!
 


Fast Food Menu Items in Real Life That Look Nothing Like the Ads,

Burger King Hot Dogs: Not So Hot, Actually

Burger King Extra Long Philly Cheeseburger: All the Bread, Twice the Mess

Burger King Enormous Omelet Sandwich: Enormously Meh

McDonald's McSkillet Burrito: Trust Us. It'll Wake You Up.

KFC Famous Bowl: Famous for Being Infamous

Arby's Beef and Cheddar: Deflated Version Now Available

Taco Bell's Crunchy Taco: All the Shell, Half the... Everything Else

Wendy's Bacon Double Cheeseburger: Double the Grease!

McDonald's Big Mac: Casual Friday Edition

Wendy's Chicken Club: The Sandwich That Had a Rougher Night at the Club Than You


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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:10:38 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/fast-food-real-life-vs-ads/ashley-reign
<![CDATA[The Best Nissin Top Ramen Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/nissin-top-ramen-flavors/ranker-food

Tasty, filling, and quick to prepare, Nissin Top Ramen has become a go-to meal for hungry diners around the world. All kinds of Nissin Top Ramen are delicious in their own way, but some types of Nissin Top Ramen flavors are out of this world. Some of the best Nissin Top Ramen flavors are savory and rich, while others pack an extra spicy punch. Some kinds of Nissin Top Ramen are even limited edition varieties.

What kinds of savory soups will you find on this list of the best Nissin Top Ramen flavors? Chicken is one of the most popular types of Nissin Top Ramen. This savory meal can be cooked up in just three short minutes. Diners enjoy this soup as is, or might even add some fresh veggies to the mix for extra flavor and nutrition. Shrimp Flavor Nissin Top Ramen is another delicious option for a speedy lunch. If you prefer your noodles to have some spice, try Nissen's Oriental or Chili options. Picante Beef is another good Nissin Top Ramen flavor featured on this list.

Which of these quick meals are the very best top ramen flavors? That's up to you to decide. Give your favorite types of ramen a thumbs-up to move them towards the number-one spot on the list, and add any ramen flavors that are missing.


The Best Nissin Top Ramen Flavors,

Nissin Top Ramen Chili

Nissin Top Ramen Picante Beef

Nissin Top Ramen Beef

Nissin Top Ramen Shrimp

Nissin Top Ramen Oriental

Nissin Top Ramen Chicken


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Tue, 17 May 2016 06:22:45 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/nissin-top-ramen-flavors/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Grapefruit Soda Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-grapefruit-soda/ranker-food
Many people love the tart flavors of grapefruit. This list of the absolute best grapefruit sodas has been ranked by the community. What are the absolute best types of grapefruit soda out there? This list features the most popular brands of grapefruit soda worldwide.
 
This list has the best grapefruit soda brands available. If you love grapefruit soda, vote up the best brands on this list, or add the brand you always reach for if it isn't already included below.
 
This list features the world’s best grapefruit soda brands including Jone’s, Hansen’s, Scweppe’s, Citrus Blast, Crush, Fanta, Fresca, Squirt, Jarritos, Surge, Foygo, San Pellegrino, Ting, Vault, Wink, IZZE, Spindrift, Goya, Quatro, and Citra. Vote up the best kinds of grapefruit soda below.
The Best Grapefruit Soda Brands,

San Pellegrino

Ting

Fresca

Wink

Fanta

Schweppes

Izze

Squirt

Hansen's

Jarritos


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Tue, 20 May 2014 06:34:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-grapefruit-soda/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Hamburger Helper Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-hamburger-helper-flavors/ranker-food
List of Hamburger Helper flavors to be voted on to determine the best flavor from the company. The flavors are a combination of Chicken Helper, Hamburger Helper, Ultimate Helper, Tuna Helper, Cheesy Favorites, Homestyle Favorites, Italian Favorites, Asian Favorites, Mexican Favorites, Whole Grain collection, Helper Complete Meals and the microwavable singles options. Each flavor appears once, even though some may cross over from different categories of the Hamburger Helper products.

List of Hamburger Helper flavors poses the question, “What is the best flavor from Hamburger Helper?”. The list is of 65 flavors from Hamburger Helper includes ultimate hamburger creamy stroganoff, whole grain helper cheeseburger macaroni, crunchy taco, beef pasta and many more. Each flavor can be voted on as your favorite Hamburger Helper with the list order changing with every vote that’s cast.

Hamburger Helper is a General Mills product that was introduced in 1971 and is considered one of the top five fad foods from the 1970s. It comes in various varieties, each with a starch item and a sauce packet, with water, milk and a meat to complete the meal, such as hamburger, chicken or tuna. There are also microwave singles available that only need water added and are available in the more popular flavors.
The Best Hamburger Helper Flavors,

Cheesy Enchilada

Cheesy Italian Shells

Deluxe Cheeseburger Macaroni

Stroganoff

Crunchy Taco

Beef Pasta

Double Cheeseburger Mac

Cheeseburger Macaroni

Four Cheese Lasagna

Lasagna


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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:23:20 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-hamburger-helper-flavors/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Whey Protein Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-whey-protein-flavors/ranker-food
This list answers the question, “What are the best whey protein flavors on the market?” If you’re familiar with using this product, you understand that the wrong flavor can leave a pretty nasty aftertaste, but if you choose the right flavor, you won’t even be able to taste the protein itself! A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down; choose from this list of whey protein flavors!The benefits of drinking whey protein range from weight loss, enhanced focus, building up of the immune system, increased energy and better sports performance. As protein is one of the body’s main sources of building muscle, bone, tissues and skin, this popular product used to be used primarily by athletes as a way to replenish their bodies after hard workouts. Now the increased popularity of whey protein has skyrocketed sales of the product, and left a string of healthier enthusiasts behind.Users can buy premade, ready to drink shakes, or purchase cans or foil packs of the product and mix their own. It is said to be safe for children and adults when used as part of a balanced, nutrition-rich diet.Whether you’re already a whey protein user or strongly considering it, take a look at these popular flavors to choose from. Already tried one? Vote on your favorite whey protein flavor!
The Best Whey Protein Flavors,

Mango

Vanilla Ice Cream

Extreme Milk Chocolate

Orange Creme

Banana Creme

Tropical Punch

Cookies and Cream

French Vanilla Creme

Chocolate Mint

Tropical Fruit


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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:09:39 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-whey-protein-flavors/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The World's Best Cities To Eat Well]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/world_s-best-cities-to-eat-well
Best Cities in the World To Eat Well: Gastronomy is the best thing in the world, and can be found all over the world. Every city in every country has it's own unique taste and being the foodie that I am, I present to you a list of the best cities to enjoy the most delicious food, from everywhere in the world. These culinary havens are bursting with flavor and their cuisine reigns supreme. One bite from any one of these cities, and you will be in food heaven.

This list of the best cities for eating well is voteable, so be sure to cast your ballot for your favorites. Whether it's the incredible, always unique cuisine of New Orleans (one of America's coolest cities, without a doubt) or the wonderful flavors in Rome, everyone has a place they love the most as far as food is concerned.

Many of the areas listed here are among the most magical cities in the world, too. Food is one big reason why. If you're planning a vacation around eating, you really can't go wrong with any of the cities on this list.
The World's Best Cities To Eat Well,

Bangkok

Barcelona

Bordeaux

Florence

Hong Kong

London

Paris

Rome

San Francisco

Tokyo


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Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:14:30 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/world_s-best-cities-to-eat-well
<![CDATA[List of All Official U.S. State Foods]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/list-of-all-official-u-s-state-foods/foodiediet
State foods of all US States are listed here, with images. Some foods are more special than other foods. If they have the cut, if they make the grade, they may become... an "Official State Food". In the United States, food is #1 - look at the amount of fast food we export. Not all states have them, but those that do hold these foods in reverence. These are the cuisines of the United States, dude!
List of All Official U.S. State Foods,

Apple pie
State Pie: Vermont
Blueberry
State Fruit: North Carolina, State Muffin: Washington
Boston cream pie
State Desert: Massachusetts
Cherry
State Fruit: Utah
Peach
State Tree Fruit: Alabama, State Fruit: Georgia, State Fruit: South Carolina
Pumpkin
State Fruit: New Hampshire
Strawberries
State Fruit: Louisiana, State Red Berry: North Carolina, State Fruit: Oklahama
Blackberry
State Fruit: Alabama, State Fruit: Kentucky
Corn

Cornbread
State Meal: Oklahoma

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<![CDATA[The Best Jolly Rancher Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jolly-rancher-flavors/ranker-food
A list of the Best Jolly Rancher Flavors. Wondering what Jolly Rancher have added to their candy mix? Browse through our list of all the different Jolly Ranchers flavors. Listed in order from most popular Jolly Ranchers flavor to the least popular, it is easy to see which Jolly Ranchers flavors are the favorites. You can add a different flavor of Jolly Ranchers if your favorite Jolly Ranchers isn’t on the list, and you can also vote for your favorite flavor of Jolly Ranchers to get it ranked higher on the list. Or, you can copy and paste this list of the best Jolly Rancher flavors to make your very own list of favorite Jolly Ranchers flavors.

Whether you or your kids prefer long-lasting candy that you can gradually suck on or crunchy candy that can be quickly eaten, Jolly Ranchers are sure to please. And, with so many different flavors of Jolly Ranchers to choose from, it is easy to find just that perfect taste with both sour and sweet varieties of Jolly Ranchers.

You can grab a bag of mixed sour Jolly Ranchers or a bag of sweet Jolly Ranchers, depending on your taste style, and go on an exciting search to discover which flavors of Jolly Rancher you enjoy the most. Be sure to come back and vote for your favorite flavor of Jolly Ranchers on this list, so others can see which new flavors are the best Jolly Ranchers flavors.
The Best Jolly Rancher Flavors,

Pink Lemonade Jolly Rancher

Fruit Punch Jolly Ranchers

Cherry Jolly Rancher

Apple Jolly Rancher

Blue Raspberry Jolly Rancher

Watermelon Jolly Rancher

Strawberry Jolly Rancher

Wild Strawberry Jolly Rancher

Strawberry-Watermelon Jolly Rancher

Sour Apple Jolly Rancher


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Thu, 03 Oct 2013 08:40:40 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jolly-rancher-flavors/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Mr. Sketch Marker Scents]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-mr-sketch-marker-scents/abbey-grantham
Remember being in first grade and the only marker you could get for art time was the useless brown marker that was only good if you were drawing dogs or turds? It wasn't because the other colors were so popular; it was because your classmates were pen-sniffing addicts who couldn't get enough of the red pen that smelled like sweet, delicious cherries or the enchanting scent of blueberry blue. These future paint-huffers are to blame for your smeared rendition of the American flag. Jerks. If you're scratching your head wondering why these magical, candy-scented pens were missing from your art box, chances are you were a child whose parents didn't love you enough to buy you cool things, but read on anyway because good news, man: you can buy your own pens now.

Mr. Sketch pens were the best and worst thing to ever happen to coloring time: the scented pens were a glorious break from the empty barrels of Rose Art $.99 pen packs and the markers got you high if you "weren't careful" when sniffing them. Of course, the scented school supplies lasted a maddeningly short period of time after which they became chunky weapons of terrible coloring. Whatever your take on these nostalgia inducing school supplies, there's no denying that great markers make for great children's art. And high kids.

This list of Mr. Sketch scents lists all the best Mr. Sketch pen flavors for you to vote on. Whether you think grape is great or apple is awesome, vote for the top pen scents on this greatest Mr. Sketch pen flavors list. And then go back to huffing some glue. For real, there are some weird things kids are getting high on these days...
The Best Mr. Sketch Marker Scents,

Orange

Apple

Blueberry

Cherry

Grape

Lemon

Mango

Peach

Raspberry

Blue Raspberry Slushy


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Wed, 07 Aug 2013 05:29:03 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-mr-sketch-marker-scents/abbey-grantham
<![CDATA[The Best Kinds of Berries to Eat, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-berries/ranker-food
If you're hungry for a healthy snack, there's nothing quite like a handful of fresh berries. There are many types of these delicious little fruits, ranging in flavor from juicy and sweet to crisp and tart. Popular berries are cultivated all over the world as a food source, whether they're eaten raw or cooked to make jellies, jams, and preserves. Other types of berries are found almost exclusively in the wild.

Is your favorite berry featured on this list? Maybe you're a fan of the strawberry. Whether blended into ice cream, featured in a smoothie, or eaten on their own, these sweet red fruits are one of the most delicious berries found in nature. Their smaller relative, the raspberry, is a good option for people who prefer a bit of tartness in their berries. But those berries aren't as tart as the cranberry, which is usually served sweetened and stewed as a tangy counterpoint to savory dishes like turkey. Or perhaps you're a fan of the grape, a common berry with many tasty varieties.

It's time to determine which berry is best. Make your voice heard by voting up your favorite fruits and adding any top berries that are missing.

The Best Kinds of Berries to Eat, Ranked,

Blueberry

Boysenberry

Cranberry

Grape

Loganberry

Raspberry

Salmonberry

Strawberries

Blackberry

Marionberry


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<![CDATA[Capital Grille Recipes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/capital-grille-recipes/chef-jen
Capital Grille recipes, a helpful guide to preparing your favorite dishes from the Capital Grille menu at home. These copycat recipes are typically not based on exactly the method used at Capital Grille, but are modeled closely on the flavor and texture of Capital Grille's food, making it easier than ever to bring these great tastes to your house for cheap.

Capital Grille is an upscale chain of fine dining restaurants. Popular menu items include dry-aged steaks, seafood, and pasta dishes, as well as specialty items like lamb chops. Capital Grille also boasts an extensive wine list serving bottles from all over the world.

From the cheesy biscuits at Red Lobster to the amazing sauces at Buffalo Wild Wings, it's always tempting to go out for a delicious treat at one of the numerous chain and franchise restaurants dotting the landscape. But eating out at restaurants all the time can be a costly proposition. Not to mention the fact that, at restaurants, you have no portion control, and can't alter the recipes, ingredients or style of cooking to suit your own taste.

Making Capital Grille recipes in your home gives you all of these options, while saving you money, and providing the same great diversity and taste that you'd find at your favorite casual dining spot. This list collections the best copycat Capital Grille recipes from around the Web.
Capital Grille Recipes,

Pan Fried Calamari with Hot Chili Peppers
2 pounds hot cherry peppers, washed well and dried
6 garlic cloves, halved
3 dried bay leaves
3/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
4 cups white-wine vinegar (at least 5 percent acidity)
1 1/3 cups water
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt

- Trim cherry pepper stems.
- Divide peppers, garlic, bay leaves, and peppercorns among 2 quart-size and 1 pint-size sterilized glass jars.
- Bring vinegar, water, sugar, and salt to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Cook until sugar dissolves.
- Pour hot pickling liquid over peppers, leaving 1/4-inch headspace at tops.
- Can in water bath for 15 minutes.
Wagyu Beef Carpaccio
300g wagyu beef fillet
1 whole egg
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon Dijon or wholegrain mustard
3 anchovies, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoon lemon juice
¾ cup olive oil
2-3 tablespoons water
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 large bulb fennel, shaved thinly

- Wrap beef tightly in plastic wrap.
- Freeze 30 minutes or until beef firms up slightly.

Dressing:
- Place egg, garlic, mustard, anchovies, Worcestershire sauce and juice in the bowl of a processor.
- Process briefly to combine.
- With motor operating gradually add oil in a thin steady stream.
- Once all oil is incorporated you should have a relatively thick Caesar style dressing.
- Add enough water to achieve desired consistency.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Remove beef from freezer.
- Using a very sharp knife; slice as thinly as possible.
- Arrange on serving plates.
- Drizzle beef with 2 tablespoons dressing.
- Combine fennel in medium bowl with ¼ cup dressing. (Reserve remaining dressing for another use).
- Arrange a little of the fennel mixture in the centre of each serving of carpaccio.
Classic Creme Brulee
6 egg yolks
6 tablespoons white sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons brown sugar

- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
- Beat egg yolks, 4 tablespoons sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl until thick and creamy.
- Pour cream into a saucepan .
- Stir over low heat until it almost comes to boil.
- Remove the cream from heat immediately.
- Stir cream into the egg yolk mixture; beat until combined.
- Pour cream mixture into the top of a double boiler.
- Stir over simmering water until mixture lightly coats the back of a spoon; approximately 3 minutes.
- Remove mixture from heat immediately and pour into a shallow heat-proof dish.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour, or overnight.
- Preheat oven to broil.
- In a small bowl combine remaining 2 tablespoons white sugar and brown sugar.
- Sift this mixture evenly over custard.
- Place dish under broiler until sugar melts, about 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Refrigerate until custard is set again.
Porcini Rubbed Delmonico with 12-Year Aged Balsamic
2 Delmonico steaks

for the dry rub:
1/2 oz dried porcini mushrooms, ground to small bits
1 tablespoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot paprika

- Stir all of the dry rub ingredients together.
- Rub into both sides of each steak.
- Refrigerate at least 2 hours before grilling.
- Cook on high or on the hottest part of your grill for about 3 minutes on each side.
Lobster and Crab Stuffed Shrimp
jumbo shrimp
can of crab meat
scallions
celery
soy sauce
fresh bread crumbs
egg white
flour
salt, pepper
dry Italian seasoned bread crumbs

- Shell and devein shrimp, slice to butterfly.
- Gently pound to flatten.
- Leave on tails.

Prepare stuffing:
- Drain crab meat.
- Combine with 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 2 chopped scallions (white ends and a little green), 1 stalk of celery and one cup of fresh bread crumbs.
- Beat egg whites.
- Place about one tablespoon crab mixture on the center of each shrimp, press in shrimp sides (it won't close all the way) - Dip in flour (mixed with salt and pepper) then in the beaten egg, then in the dried bread crumbs.
- Place on cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Carefully place in hot (350-375°F) oil, for not more then a minute or two on each side.
- They should be golden brown and the tails should be pink.
- Serve with lemon wedges.
Lobster Bisque
3 1 1/2 pound live female lobsters
2 carrots,peeled and small dice
3 stalks celery, small dice
4 medium shallots, small dice
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
3/4 cup vegetable oil
6 tbsp butter
4 tbsp flour
1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
4 tbsp cognac
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup white wine
2 1/2 quarts fish stock
1 6 oz can tomato paste
Bouquet Garni with 2 sprigs fresh tarragon added
pnch of cayenne
cracked black pepper
salt

- Cut the lobster down the center of the head between the eyes.
- Leave the tail whole.
- Separate the tail, the head, and remove the claws.
- Keep any juices, the tomalley and the roe in a bowl.
- Refrigerate.
- Heat a 12 inch saute pan on high heat.
- Add the oil.
- Sear the cut pieces of lobster cut side down.
- Add the tail and claws whole.
- Cook until the shells are bright red and the flesh is almost cooked, about 8 minutes.
- Remove lobster from the pan and set to the side.
- Add 2 tbsp butter to the pan and saute the shallots, carrot, celery and garlic until lightly browned.
- Add tomato paste and saute for 2 minutes.
- Add white wine, cook for 3 minutes, whisking to evenly disperse the tomato.
- Add fish stock.
- Add bouquet garni and lobster to the pot.
- Bring to a boil, skimming any froth or fat with a 4 oz ladle.
- Season with salt, pepper and cayenne, and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove lobster and set aside.
- Remove boquet garni and discard.
- Melt remaining 4 tbsp of butter in a small saucepan.
- Add flour and whisk to make the roux.
- Add reserved lobster juices, tomalley, roe and chopped tarragon.
- Whisk until smooth.
- Add the cognac to the roux, 1/3 at a time.
- Add the roux to the bisque, whisking to remove any lumps before each addition.
- Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Strain through a china cap.
- Add cream and season with salt and pepper.
- Remove meat from lobster and cut into bite size chunks.
Filet Oscar
For the steak*
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
4 beef tenderloin steaks
Sea salt and cracked black pepper

For the Bearnaise sauce:
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup shallot, finely chopped
1 Tbsp fresh tarragon
3 eggs yolks
1 stick butter, cut into 8 pieces
1/2 tsp lemon juice

To assemble:
8 oz lump crab, picked over for shells
Tips from 1 lb asparagus, blanched

- Preheat oven to 375.
- Steam the crab legs, place the king crab legs in a loose-fitting foil pouch.
- Before sealing tightly, add a small amount of water.
- Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove the meat from the crab legs.
- Place in a medium bowl.
- Gently break up any overly-large pieces with your hands.
- To blanch the asparagus tips:
- Bring a small pot of salted water to boil.
- Add tips and cook for 60-90 seconds, just until the asparagus tips turn bright green.
- Remove and immediately place in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
- Drain and add to the crab.
To cook the steaks:
- Melt butter and olive oil over medium-high heat until very hot.
- Pat the steaks dry and season both sides liberally with sea salt and cracked black pepper.
- Place the steaks in the pan and sear 3-4 minutes.
- Flip, sear for 3 minutes more and place the pan into the oven.
- Cook to an internal temperature of 135 (medium rare).
- Remove from oven.
- Tent with foil while you finish the sauce.
To make the Bearnaise sauce:
- Boil wine, vinegar, shallots, and fresh tarragon in a small heavy saucepan until liquid is reduced to 2 tablespoons.
- Strain through a fine-mesh sieve set into a medium bowl, pressing on and then discarding solids.
- Whisk the yolks into the vinegar mixture.
- Set bowl over a double boiler and cook until hot.
- Whisking constantly until yolks have thickened slightly.
- Whisk in butter 1 piece at a time, adding each piece before previous one has melted completely.
- Remove from heat and whisk in lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste).
- Keep warm, if necessary, by leaving it on the double-boiler but make sure to turn off the heat.
To assemble:
- Add about 1/3 cup of the sauce to the bowl of crab and asparagus.
- Lightly toss to coat.
- Plate the steaks and top with a generous portion of the crab-asparagus mixture.
- Top with additional Bearnaise sauce.
Prosciutto-wrapped Mozzarella with Vine Ripe Tomatoes
3 thin slices prosciutto
18 marinated miniature fresh mozzarella balls

- Slice each piece of prosciutto lengthwise into 6 thin strips.
- Wrap around miniature mozzarella balls.
- Secure with a wooden pick. (Large fresh mozzarella balls may be cut into 1-inch chunks.)
Filet Mignon
2 (8 ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 1 pound total)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons minced shallot
2 slices bacon

- Place oven rack in it's highest position.
- Set oven to Broil.
- Rub steaks all over with olive oil.
- Sprinkle with onion powder, with salt and pepper.
- Wrap one slice of bacon around each steak, and secure with a toothpick.
- Place steaks onto a broiler pan, and broil for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Turn the steaks over, and sprinkle the tops with shallots.
- Broil for an additional 5 to 7 minutes, or until the steaks are cooked to your liking.
Bone-In Dry Aged Sirloin Steak
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 dry-aged sirloin steaks, 16 ounces each
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper

- Preheat a grill to high heat.
- Sprinkle 1 tablespoon olive oil over each steak.
- Season on both sides with salt and pepper.
- Grill until medium-rare and slightly charred around the edges, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
- Remove from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Slice each steak 1/2-inch thick against the grain.

To serve:
- Spoon the potatoes into the center of each of 4 large plates and arrange the sliced meat on top.
- Spoon the creamed spinach next to the potatoes and drizzle 2 teaspoons of the Worcestershire sauce over each serving.

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Wed, 04 Jan 2012 02:30:45 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/capital-grille-recipes/chef-jen
<![CDATA[Famous Dave's Recipes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/famous-dave_s-recipes/chef-jen
Famous Dave's recipes, a helpful guide to preparing your favorite dishes from the Famous Dave's menu at home. These copycat recipes are typically not based on exactly the method used at Famous Dave's, but are modeled closely on the flavor and texture of Famous Dave's food, making it easier than ever to bring these great tastes to your house for cheap.

Famous Dave's Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que is a chain of southern-stye barbecue restaurants based in Minnesota. Menu items include BBQ favorites like hickory smoked spareribs, beef brisket, and chicken, though Famous Dave's is also known for its burgers and salads, like the Crispy Chicken Jumpoff. The restaurant also serves indulgent desserts like bread pudding and has a full bar.

From the cheesy biscuits at Red Lobster to the amazing sauces at Buffalo Wild Wings, it's always tempting to go out for a delicious treat at one of the numerous chain and franchise restaurants dotting the landscape. But eating out at restaurants all the time can be a costly proposition. Not to mention the fact that, at restaurants, you have no portion control, and can't alter the recipes, ingredients or style of cooking to suit your own taste.

Making Famous Dave's recipes in your home gives you all of these options, while saving you money, and providing the same great diversity and taste that you'd find at your favorite casual dining spot. This list collections the best copycat Famous Dave's recipes from around the Web.

What are Famous Dave's recipes? Take al ook here and find out for yourself.
Famous Dave's Recipes,

Bread pudding
6 slices day-old bread
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan.
- Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread.
- If desired, sprinkle with raisins.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Beat until well mixed.
- Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.
Texas Beef Brisket
7 lb. beef brisket, trimmed
2 tsp. onion salt
1 tsp. celery salt
1 tsp. garlic salt
4 tsp. monosodium glutamate or baking soda
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tbsp. liquid smoke

Texas Barbecue Sauce:
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. vinegar
1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c. sugar
Salt, pepper & garlic salt to taste
2 c. ketchup
1/4 c. lemon juice
1/2 c. water
1 onion, chopped
2 tsp. Tabasco

- Rub brisket with onion, celery, garlic salt and monosodium glutamate.
- Let stand about 30 minutes.
- Place in a roasting pan and pour Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke over surface of roast.
- Cover and refrigerate several hours.
- Drain off marinade, wrap brisket fatty side up in heavy foil and seal.
- Bake 5 hours at 300 degrees.
- Allow to cool.

Prepare sauce.
- Combine Texas Barbecue Sauce ingredients and simmer 20 minutes over medium heat.
- Slice meat thinly across the grain and place in a baking dish.
- Cover with barbecue sauce and bake 20 minutes at 325 degrees.
Chicken Wild Rice Soup
1/2 cup butter
1 finely chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 pound fresh sliced mushrooms
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
6 cups chicken broth
2 cups cooked wild rice
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup slivered almonds
3 tablespoons dry sherry
2 cups half-and-half

- Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir in the onion, celery and carrots and saute for 5 minutes.
- Add the mushrooms and saute for 2 more minutes.
- Then add the flour and stir well.
- Gradually pour in the chicken broth, stirring constantly, until all has been added.
- Bring just to a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer.
- Add the rice, chicken, salt, curry powder, mustard powder, parsley, ground black pepper, almonds and sherry.
- Allow to heat through, then pour in the half-and-half.
- Let simmer for 1 to 2 hours.
Citrus Grilled Shrimp
1 ½ lbs large shrimp , peeled and deveined
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 oranges, juice and zest of
1 lime, juice and zest of
½-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon sugar

- Place shrimp in large sealable plastic bag.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the marinade ingredients.
- Pour over shrimp and seal bag.
- Marinate for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile preheat barbeque grill on high heat.
- Remove shrimp from bag and pat dry.
- Lightly oil the grill and place shrimp directly on grill.
- Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side.
Citrus Grilled Salmon
2 oranges, peeled, white pith removed
2 (6 oz.) 1 inch thick salmon fillets
2 tsp. safflower oil
Freshly ground pepper
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1/2 cantaloupe, seeded, cut into 1 1/2 inch wedges and peeled
Additional fresh lime juice
Chopped fresh cilantro

- Cut oranges between membranes with small sharp knife to release individual segments.
- Set aside.
- Prepare barbecue (high heat) or preheat broiler.
- Rub salmon on both sides with oil.
- Sprinkle generously with pepper.
- Grill salmon until just cooked through, basting with 1 tablespoon lime juice, about 4 minutes per side.
- Grill cantaloupe just long enough to heat through and make grill marks, about 2 minutes per side.
- Arrange salmon and cantaloupe on serving plate.
- Garnish with orange segments.
- Sprinkle with additional lime juice and chopped cilantro.
Hickory Chicken Sandwich
4 (4 oz.) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
4 (1/4" thick) slices red onion
1/3 cup hickory-flavored barbecue sauce
non-stick cooking spray
4 canned pineapple slices
4 reduced-calorie hamburger buns

- Prepare grill.

- Brush chicken and onion with barbecue sauce.
- Place chicken, onion, and pineapple on grill rack coated with cooking spray.
- Cover and grill 5 min. on each side or until chicken is done, removing onion and pineapple when tender.
- Place each chicken breast on bottom half of bun; top with onion, pineapple and top half of bun.
Georgia Chopped Pork
4 lg. lean pork chops
1/4 c. peanut butter
1/2 can mushroom soup
1/4 c. milk
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

- Brown pork chops.
- Pour off fat.
- Top each chop with a thick slice of onion.
- Mix peanut butter, mushroom soup, milk and seasonings. Pour over chops.
- Cover and cook over low heat for 45 minutes.
Better Than Mom's Pecan Pie
PASTRY
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 stick (4 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup ice water

FILLING
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups pecan halves (5 ounces)

- MAKE THE FILLING In a food processor, pulse the flour with the salt and sugar.
- Add the butter and pulse several times until it's the size of small peas.
- Sprinkle on the ice water and pulse just until the crumbs are evenly moistened.
- Turn the pastry onto a work surface and gather it into a ball.
- Flatten into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350°
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry to a 13-inch round.
- Ease the pastry into a 9-inch glass pie plate and trim the overhang to 1/2 inch.
- Fold the overhang under itself and crimp decoratively.
- Refrigerate until firm.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the sugar and salt.
- Whisk in the light and dark corn syrups, butter and vanilla until combined.
- Stir in the pecans.
- Pour the filling into the pie shell and arrange the pecans in a decorative pattern.
- Cover the rim of the pie with foil strips and bake the pie for 50 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the filling is puffed but still slightly jiggly.
- Remove the foil strips and let the pie cool completely before serving.
Barbecue Classics
2 cups ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup minced onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons water
3 cloves garlic crushed
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
fresh ground pepper to taste

- Blend onion and water into a puree.
- Heat a medium sauce pan over a medium heat.
- Add olive oil.
- When oil is warm, pour in onion puree.
- Simmer until slightly browned.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Mix thoroughly and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Dave's Famous Chili Soup
3 pounds ground beef
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
2 potatoes, cubed
4 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans
4 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed tomato soup
8 cups tomato juice
3 teaspoons chili powder
8 cups water
salt to taste

- In a large pot over medium heat, combine the ground beef and onions.
- Saute for 5 minutes, or until meat is browned.
- Drain excess fat and add the potatoes, beans, tomato soup, tomato juice, chili powder, water and salt to taste.
- Bring just to a boil and reduce heat to low.
- Simmer for 1 hour and serve.

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<![CDATA[22 Times People Called 911 Over Food]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/false-911-calls-over-food/matthewcoleweiss
Have you ever called 911 because you thought your McDonald's french fries were cold or because you didn't like the sauce on your pizza? If not, then congratulations, you're a normal, reasonably well-adjusted person who understands the actual purpose of  911. This list, however, is NOT dedicated to the normal people, it's dedicated to idiots. Not just any idiots, but the type of idiots who think the police should get involved when they get the wrong type of burger at the drive-thru.   

Every single person on this list treated emergency services more like customer service. You'll be shocked how many times unhappy customers have made non-emergency 911 calls over culinary complaints, and even more surprised to learn what happened to these callers afterwards. Some got stern reprimands from the dispatcher, some were refunded by the police themselves, and some actually ended up in jail.

Your votes will determine just which 911 over food was the most ludicrous. These funny 911 tapes and stories may be the most hilarious things you'll listen to or read all week. We want to figure out which 911 call about food is the least appropriate for an emergency call, so vote up the funniest, most outrageous, and most unbelievable food-based 911 calls below!

22 Times People Called 911 Over Food,

The Case of the Missing McNuggets
Latreasa L. Goodman called 911 three times to report that her local McDonald's in Fort Pierce, Florida had run out of Chicken McNuggets. Goodman claimed it was an "emergency" and that they tried offering her a McDouble cheeseburger instead, but she didn't want one. The 27-year-old was cited for misusing 911.  

Source: Fox News
Who Puts Ketchup on a Philly Cheesesteak?
When a man wanted ketchup on his Philly cheesesteak at a Subway, employee Lawrence Ordone said he never had put ketchup on a cheesesteak before. This angered the customer who got even more upset when he found out there was no ketchup in the Subway at all! The employee called 911 because he felt physically threatened. All on account of not having ketchup.

Source: NBC News
She Didn't Like the Sauce on Her Subway Flatizza
Bevalente Michette Hall called 911 because she thought Subway used marinara sauce instead of "pizza sauce" on her flatbread pizza at a Subway in North Carolina. She demanded the police take her report so she could get on the news, all so she could get another flatbread pizza. Instead, Hall was sent to jail and released on a $2,000 bond.

Source: Gaston Gazette

To Be Fair, Orange Juice Is Delicious and Refreshing

In 2009, Ray Osman called 911 when he didn't get his morning orange juice at the McDonald's drive-thru. The 20-year-old was pissed off that he took his food home, only to find that his orange juice was missing. He returned and called the cops, but he wasn't the only one; a McDonald's employee called to report Osman blocking the drive-thru lane and knocking on the windows. Instead of getting his O.J., Osman got sent to jail.  

Source: Associated Press


They Wanted to Get Connected to Domino's
Coming out of Arlington, VA, a 911 dispatcher got a call that went down like this:  

 
Caller: "I'd also like to be connected to Domino's Pizza please, in Arlington."

Dispatcher: "That's not a, this is 911, 911 is for police and fire emergencies."

Caller: "Well I can't get through on the Pizza Hut line or 411."

Dispatcher: "OK, well, ma'am, 911 does not connect you to Domino's Pizza."


Source: ABC News
A Real Cold Case
Well, Gail did not like the taste of the fries she got at Li'l Chick in Savannah, GA back in 2009, so she called 911. The police DID come to help her, and when the restaurant would not give her her money back, the responding officer gave her $6 dollars out of his own pocket, protecting and serving with aplomb.

Source: WJCL News

She Got the Wrong Western BBQ Burger
"I want my hamburger right" was the phrase of the day when an Orange County woman called 911 because she didn't get her Western BBQ burger at Burger King. The woman, who was confused about just which chain she was in, claimed she ordered the signature burger, only to receive a burger with just lettuce and tomatoes. The horror! The woman said the police need to protect her, to which the 911 operator replied, "What are we protecting you from?  A harmful cheeseburger?"

Sources: YouTube, Snopes

Police Are Known for Their Turkey Recipes
This one is too good to pass up. Though it's not clear where this came from, who the woman was, or exactly how authentic the call is, if you jump 20 seconds into the video, you'll hear a 911 call from a woman who didn't know how to cook her turkey. She didn't know the proper temperature for her oven, so the cop kindly gave her some cooking advice. 

Source: YouTube
Her Chinese Food Was "Not Up to Par"
A 44-year-old woman poo-poo'ed the quality of her pu pu platter when she called 911 over her Chinese food. After getting a meal at the Main Moon Chinese restaurant in Alliance, Ohio, Tracey McCloud called the emergency services because she felt her meal was "not up to par." McCloud said she tried to figure out the situation, but the Chinese workers didn't understand her and would not give her a refund. McCloud was arrested for misuse of 911, but don't worry, eventually she got her refund.

Source: USA Today
This Soup Tastes a Bit Like Band-Aids
Cops got a call from a man at Leo's Grill in Palm Harbor, Florida after he found a bandage in his soup. Even though it was a non-emergency, a health inspector eventually gave the restaurant a once-over and found over 22 health code violations.

Source: Palm Harbor Patch

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:44:46 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/false-911-calls-over-food/matthewcoleweiss
<![CDATA[The Best Nature Valley Granola Bar Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-nature-valley-bar-flavors/ranker-food
The General Mills Nature Valley granola bar flavors include crunchy flavors, sweet and salty nut flavors, protein flavors, protein granola flavors, Greek yogurt protein flavors, oatmeal squares flavors, granola thin flavors, roasted nut crunch flavors, and chewy trail mix flavors. Each flavor appears once, even though some may cross over from different categories of the Nature Valley bar products.

The list is of all 29 flavors of Nature Valley bar including cranberry & pomegranate, peanut butter, salted caramel nut, dark chocolate cherry, and many more. Each flavor can be voted on as your favorite with the list order changing with every vote that’s cast. Nature Valley bars are manufactured by General Mills and partners with the National Parks Conservation Association to restore national parks; over 330 miles have been preserved to date with the proceeds made from these products.
The Best Nature Valley Granola Bar Flavors,

Apple crisp

Cinnamon

Peanut butter

Oats 'n Honey

Salted Caramel Nut

Cinnamon Brown Sugar

Roasted Almond

Pecan Crunch

Maple Brown Sugar

Almond


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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 06:35:20 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-nature-valley-bar-flavors/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-family-restaurant-chains-in-america/desertrat89
This is a list of the best kid-friendly restaurant chains in America. If you don't have kids, you don't understand the trauma that parents endure taking their children to eat out. It was thus that the family restaurant was born. Over the years, a lot of family restaurants have popped up across the country and have become standard American restaurants that can be seen all over the world. You'll see breakfast restaurants such as IHOP on this list as well as Cracker Barrel, Red Lobster, and Denny's.

Just because a restaurant is a chain, that doesn't mean it necessarily specializes in distinctly American cuisine. Other popular restaurants include the Australian-themed Outback Steakhouse, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, and Chipotle Mexican Grill. While many of these restaurants may not overlap in their menus, the one thing all have in common is that they are considered the best family restaurant chains in America. 

Vote for your personal faves, and add any you see missing. Keep in mind these are national chains, not local haunts, so add your restaurants accordingly, keep in mind, only family style. 

Check out more lists like Best American Restuarants for Kid's Birthdays and The Best Restaurant Chains to Stop at During a Road Trip.
The Best Family Restaurant Chains in America,

Applebee’s International, Inc.

Chili's

Cracker Barrel

Denny's

Fuddruckers

IHOP

Olive Garden

Outback Steakhouse

Red Robin

T.G.I. Friday's


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<![CDATA[Five Guys Secret Menu Items]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/five-guys-secret-menu-items/secret-menu-items
If you're lucky enough for have a Five Guys burger restaurant in your area, you already know that the chain serves up some of the best eats around. What you may not know is that the delicious burgers and fries standard on the Five Guys menu have some equally delicious counterparts on the Five Guys secret menu. From grilled cheese burgers and veggie options to the ability to ask for three, four, even five patties on your burger, the off menu items at Five Guys make one of the best fast food restaurants even better.

What's on the secret menu at five guys? Their burgers are a veritable party in your mouth! But did you know that Five Guys 'secret menu items' may be available? That's right: Does Five Guys have a secret menu? Stuff you don't see on the menu when you order. Read on to learn a little more about some secret items that you may be able to get the next time you visit your local Five Guys restaurant!
Five Guys Secret Menu Items,

Variety Is the 'Slice' of Life
Five Guys will make your burger exactly how you want it - want extra slices of meat? No problem, go for it. Want four slices? Yep, can do. You'll certainly pay extra for the extra meat, but pile it on if you want! Five Guys will accommodate! Also, if you want a smaller burger (the regular Five Guys burger is two 1/4 lb. patties), order the kid's burger. Much better for those with smaller appetites.
Share, Definitely Share
Want to cut corners a little and save money at Five Guys without sacrificing your overall experience? When the server tells you that a regular order of fries is 'big,' listen. Because it is. It's huge. Ginormous. In fact, a regular serving of Five Guys fries can probably easily feed 2, 3 or even four people. So plan on a little sharing and ask for an extra plate to spread the love (and the calories) around!
Fries Well Done
Hate soggy fries? Yeah, who doesn't? Five Guys fries their potatoes in peanut oil (twice) and they're almost never soggy. If you're really into the super crispy fries, though, you can request that your fries be cooked 'well done.' Also, a tip: To keep your fries from getting soggy, take them OUT of the paper bag the MINUTE you sit down. Just dump 'em out of the bag, out of that cup, and dig in!
Grilled Cheese
For those who prefer a meatless treat, Five Guys does offer a grilled cheese sandwich. Wanna dress it up just a bit? Add veggies! You can add any of the veggie toppings the restaurant offers (including grilled onions, mushrooms and even onion rings) to the grilled cheese sandwich. Try the grilled cheese with mushrooms and barbecue sauce...delicious!
Veggie Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers
You know when you hit up Five Guys that you're gonna see a wowza menu filled with finger-licking hamburger, cheeseburger and hot dog options. But if someone in your party isn't a burger lover, they don't need to feel left out. Most Five Guys restaurants offer veggie burgers and veggie hot dogs - just ask your server what's available when you order. Keep in mind that the 'veggie burger' isn't really that: it's the traditional Five Guys bun, complete with all of the traditional vegetable fixings offered on regular burgers. Also, you can always add cheese if you want.
Cheese Fries
Five Guys makes killer fries. Want a little extra kick? Ask if you can add cheese. Some Five Guys restaurants won't do it - but when you get one that does, it's heaven! Again, expect to pay a bit more for your cheese...but it's worth it. Oh, and if you are a jalapeno fan, just ask them to dump some slices on the fries for an extra kick.
Burger Variations
Five Guys definitely has a ton of options when it comes to customizing your burger. Want it zesty? Order the 'Presidential' burger, so named because of President Obama's trip to the fast food chain: A regular cheeseburger, complete with lettuce, tomato, pickles, mustard and jalapeno peppers. Another must for some burger fans: A-1 sauce! Try adding some onion rings and sauteed onions for even more flavorful goodness.

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<![CDATA[Swiss Chalet Recipes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/swiss-chalet-recipes/shutup-barry
Swiss Chalet recipes - the easy way to prepare the best dishes from the Swiss Chalet menu. These are copycat recipes, not necessarily made the same way as they are prepared at Swiss Chalet, but closely modeled on the flavors and textures of Swiss Chalet popular food, so you can bring the exotic tastes of one of the top chain restaurants to your own table for a fraction of the cost.

Swiss Chalet was founded in Toronto in 1954 and became known for its signature quarter chicken dinner. The restaurant also offers ribs, a variety of sides, and a seasonal menu that includes stuffing and cranberry sauce. And, for people who attempted to decipher the lyrics of the Barenaked Ladies' song "One Week", this is the restaurant referred to as Chalet Swiss (a name the chain briefly adopted in French-speaking markets).

From Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits to Buffalo Wild Wings hot sauce, chain and franchise restaurants are popular destinations around the world. Eating out too frequently can be costly, not to mention that it's hard to control portion size, ingredients, or the style of cooking to suit your preferences.

Making Swiss Chalet recipes on your own allows you to save money while enjoying your favorite menu items from the casual dining spot. This list collections the best copycat Swiss Chalet recipes from around the Web.
Swiss Chalet Recipes,

Chicken Noodle Soup
1 pound chicken breast fillets
1 pound chicken thigh fillets
vegetable oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup diced celery
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups water
1 cup sliced carrot
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
2 cups egg noodles

- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Rub a little vegetable oil over the surface of each piece of chicken; arrange on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 25 minutes; remove chicken from oven and set it aside to cool.
- Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; saute onion and celery in the saucepan for 4-5 minutes.
- Dice chicken; add to the pot along with remaining ingredients, except noodles.
- Bring soup to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add noodles and simmer for another 15 minutes until noodles are tender; serve with a pinch of minced fresh parsley sprinkled on top.
Rotisserie Chicken
1 (3 to 4 pound ) whole chicken (boneless chicken breasts if desired)
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon onion salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons dehydrated tomato soup mix
1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon savoury
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 cup water

- Mix all ingredients, except for chicken in a large plastic bag.
- Add chicken; refrigerate for at least 6 hours, best overnight.
- Cook chicken in rotisserie oven until meat is tender.
Swiss Chalet Dipping Sauce
3 C. water
1/4 C. tomato juice
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp white sugar
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. parsley
1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. dried mustard
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1 bay leaf
3/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
6 drops Tabasco sauce
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp vegetable oil

- Pour water and tomato juice into a saucepan; add all except lemon juice, cornstarch, water and oil.
- Stir with whisk thoroughly; bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Remove bay leaf and stir in lemon juice.
- Mix cornstarch with 1 tbsp water; stir into sauce.
- Cook and stir constantly until sauce thickens; whisk in vegetable oil. Makes 3 cups.
Swiss Cheese Fondue
1pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Extra Thin Swiss Cheese Slices, cut into thin strips
1Tbsp. flour
1clove garlic, cut in half
1cup dry white wine
1Tbsp. Kirsch (cherry brandy)
1/8 tsp. salt
1dash each ground nutmeg and white pepper
1loaf (16 oz.) French bread, cubed

- Toss cheese with flour in medium bowl; set aside.
- Rub heavy saucepan with garlic; discard garlic.
- Add wine; heat until bubbles rise to surface, and do not boil.
- Add 1/2 cup of cheese mixture; stir constantly with wooden spoon until cheese is melted.
- Repeat until all of the cheese has been added; continue to stir on medium-low heat until cheese mixture thickens.
- Stir in kirsch and seasonings.
- Transfer fondue to heated fondue pot; keep fondue bubbling while serving.
- Dip bread chunks into fondue; as fondue becomes too thick, add a small amount of additional wine.
German Potato Salad
9 oz. cooked new red potatoes, sliced
2 slices crisp bacon, crumbled
2 tbsp. chopped onion
2 tsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. each canned ready-to-serve
chicken broth and red wine vinegar
1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
1/4 tsp. granulated sugar
Dash each salt and white pepper

- In small mixing bowl combine potatoes and bacon; set aside.
- In a nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; add onion and saute until onion is softened for 1-2 minutes.
- Sprinkle flour over onion; stir quickly to combine.
- While continuously stirring, add broth, vinegar, parsley, sugar, salt and pepper; cook and stir occasionally until mixture thickens for 3-4 minutes.
- Pour onion mixture over potato mixture; stir thoroughly to combine and serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.
Swiss Chalet Club Sandwich
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 ciabatta roll, split
1 cup(s) torn salad greens
1 slice(s) reduced-fat Swiss cheese
4 slice(s) Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast
2 slice(s) heirloom tomatoes
1 slice(s) Oscar Mayer® bacon, cooked
1/4 teaspoon(s) ground black pepper

- Spread dressing onto bottom half of roll.
- Fill with remaining ingredients.
Cheesy Garlic Herb Bread
1 loaf sourdough bread
1/2 cup pesto
8 oz mozzarella
salt and pepper to taste

- Preheat your oven to 350.
- Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a baking sheet; place bread on top of the foil.
- Slice bread horizontally and vertically every 2 inches halfway before reaching the bottom.
- Spread pesto in between cracks; gently stuff cheese into bread.
- Bake in the oven at 350 for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted; let bread cool for 5 minutes and season with salt and pepper before serving.

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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 20:10:38 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/swiss-chalet-recipes/shutup-barry
<![CDATA[The Best Cheeses of Ireland]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-cheeses-of-ireland/list-of-cheeses
Irish cheese. A list of the best cheeses from Ireland. With its countless textures, flavors, and recipes, cheese is one of the most diverse types of food in the world. Even its chief ingredient, milk, can come from a wide variety of animals, including cows, goats, sheep, and even buffalo. Unlike east Asia, where lactose intolerance is much more common, cheese is a staple of the western diet with such iconic dishes as grilled cheese, mac and cheese, and best of all... cream cheese frosting. Cheese and its saturated fat may contribute to heart disease; that said, it may actually strengthen tooth enamel with its protein, calcium and phosphorus. While this list may focus on cheeses from one particular country, they are probably sold world-wide and may even be down at your corner store.
The Best Cheeses of Ireland,

Cashel Blue cheese

Cooleeney Farmhouse Cheese

Dubliner Cheese

Durrus cheese

Blue Rathgore

Boilie cheese

Bellingham Blue

Mossfield Mature

Tipperary Brie

Clonmore cheese


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Tue, 07 Jun 2011 03:08:04 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-cheeses-of-ireland/list-of-cheeses
<![CDATA[The Best Hot Mustard Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/hot-mustard-brands/ranker-food
Have a favorite hot mustard brand? See if your views on the hot stuff is in line with what other hot mustard enthusiasts think. Below, you will find a list of the most popular hot mustard brands, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some good hot mustards are made from traditional ingredients while other delicious hot mustards are made with unique spices that create regional flavors. If you prefer other types of mustards, then you'll want to check out the best honey mustard brands or the best dijon mustard brands.

What companies will you find on this best hot mustard brands list? Mister Mustard makes a delicious condiment for spicy food fans. By combining sweet and spicy, Mister Mustard makes for a great pretzel dip or sandwich topping. Beaver is another good brand that makes hot and spicy mustards for every occasion.

Tabasco is known for making hot sauce, so you know that its mustard variety will be perfectly spicy every time. Other great companies featured on this top hot mustard brands list include Bone Suckin', Koops, and Lowensenf.

Which hot mustard brand do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorite hot mustard brands a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
The Best Hot Mustard Brands,

Koops

Inglehoffer

Lowensenf

Hengstenberg

KA.ME

Mister Mustard

Kosciusko

S&B

Gulden's

Beaver


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<![CDATA[The Best Cheeses of Belguim]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-cheeses-of-belguim/list-of-cheeses
Belgian cheese. A list of the best cheeses from Belguim. With its countless textures, flavors, and recipes, cheese is one of the most diverse types of food in the world. Even its chief ingredient, milk, can come from a wide variety of animals, including cows, goats, sheep, and even buffalo. Unlike east Asia, where lactose intolerance is much more common, cheese is a staple of the western diet with such iconic dishes as grilled cheese, mac and cheese, and best of all... cream cheese frosting. Cheese and its saturated fat may contribute to heart disease; that said, it may actually strengthen tooth enamel with its protein, calcium and phosphorus. While this list may focus on cheeses from one particular country, they are probably sold world-wide and may even be down at your corner store.
The Best Cheeses of Belguim,

Brussels cheese

Herve cheese

Limburger cheese

Rodoric

Passendale cheese

Maredsous cheese

Chimay


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Thu, 26 May 2011 03:39:14 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-cheeses-of-belguim/list-of-cheeses
<![CDATA[The Biggest Foods in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/biggest-foods-in-the-world/chef-jen
Fans of the super-sized anything, behold this list of the biggest foods in the world! Yes, you read that right. These are just a few of the record-breaking foods created to A. Get in the Guinness Book of World Records, B. Get some publicity and C. Make you drool (and get you fat, fast). From ginormous burgers to massive pumpkin pies, these delicious creations are truly drool-worthy.

What are the biggest foods in the world? Take a look here and you'll see for yourself.

If you are fan of big foods, definitely check out the Best of Epic Meal Time list.
The Biggest Foods in the World,

Biggest Hamburger
Love big burgers? Take a bite out of this: In July of 2011, Juicy's LLC set the world record for the largest hamburger ever - a whopping 777 pounds. Yep, lucky 7's all the way around. This Juicy's Outlaw Burger was served up at the Alameda County Fair in California. It featured, get this: 600 pounds of beef and a 110-pound bun. Yes, 110 pounds - a small person - for just the bun! And the fixings included 12 pounds of pickles, 30 pounds of lettuce and 20 pounds of onions (phew).
Biggest Banana Split
When biggest food records stand for decades, you know they're impressive. Such is the case with the world's biggest banana split. Made by residents of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on April 30, 1988, this incredible, delectible treat was more than 4.5 miles long (!) and included 2500 gallons of ice cream, 33,000 bananas, 450 gallons of toppnigs and yes, 600 pounds of nuts.
Biggest Sweet Tea
Behold, the world's largest-ever sweet tea: This monster drink was concocted by Chick-Fil-A using more than 900 gallons of water, 70 pounds of tea leaves and - get this - 1150 pounds of sugar! Throw in a ton of ice (literally) and you've got a sweet tea of mammoth proportions.
Biggest Pizza
Pizza fan, you say? There's a record for that. In 1990, the Norwood Pick 'n Pay Hypermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa, cooked up a ginormous pizza that weighed in at nearly 27,000 pounds! This giant pizza record continues to stand today - a testament to the hugeness of the pie. Seriously nobody's beaten this record in decades now.

FYI: Papa John's holds the Guinness World Record for the world's largest pizza order. In June of 2006, Papa John's delivered 13,500 pizzas to employees and sailors at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, California.
Biggest Sandwich
We've all devoured monster-sized sandwiches before, but this one takes the cake. On St. Patrick's Day 2005, Wild Woody's Chill and Grill in Roseville, Michigan, created the world's largest sandwich. This monster weighed in at nearly 5500 pounds! This incredible sandwich included 4000 pounds of bread, 1000 pounds of corned beef and more than 400 pounds of lettuce, mustard and swiss cheese.
Biggest Omelette
Breakfast, anyone? It's no secret that whopping-sized omelettes are all the rage, but the omelette served up by Turkish egg producers in October of 2010 beats all. The largest omelette ever made weighed in at more than six tons, requiring 110,000 eggs to make - along with 10 chefs, 50 cooks and more than 400 liters of oil.
Biggest Cup of Coffee
The next time you get one of those fancy Venti coffee drinks at Starbucks and wonder, 'Am I drinking too much caffeine?' - don't. Your Venti pales in comparison to the cup of coffee served up in Las Vegas, Nevada, in October of 2010. An 8x8 coffee mug was constructed to hold what is now considered the world's biggest-ever cup of coffee: 2,010 gallons. That's more than you'll probably drink in a lifetime, even IF you have a serious caffeine addiction. For numbers nuts: 2,010 gallons of java amounts to nearly 32,000 regular cups of coffee.
Biggest Ice Cream Float
Hats off to Coca-Cola for making the world's largest soda float. This 3000 gallon ice cream float was whipped up at the World of Coca-Cola Museum in May of 2007 using 7200 scoops of ice cream. The monster float was 15 feet high!
Biggest Nachos
Think you can polish off an order of nachos by yourself? Not this time. In April 2012, participants at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, KS, broke the Guinness Record for the largest serving of nachos. The dish was served in an 80-foot-long trough with 4,689 pounds of chips, cheese, beef, and pico de gallo sauce - with Tums served on the side.
Biggest Mojito
Love mojitos? So do people in Italy. So much so that on July 14, 2011, a group of fans created the largest-ever mojito. This monster, 1300-liter mojito took more than an hour to make (and that's with several people dumping rum, mint and sugar cane juice into a massive glass). Bet it took longer than that to consume...and to get over the hangover(s). Someone should create the world's largest aspirin for that.

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Thu, 21 Jul 2011 04:38:26 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/biggest-foods-in-the-world/chef-jen
<![CDATA[The Weirdest Foods from Ancient Roman Cuisine]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-foods-in-ancient-rome/carly-silver

The people of ancient Rome may have lived thousands of years ago, but their diets were anything but old-fashioned. In fact, they chowed down on many foods we would shudder to even consider consuming today. The rich and famous, ranging from studs like Caesar and Antony to leading ladies like Livia, loved nothing more than to open their mouths and shovel in the oddest dishes our modern brains can imagine.

Even ancient writers loved to parody the weird things Romans ate. In his Satyricon, comic writer Petronius joked about the insanely lavish meal hosted by the freedman Trimalchio. So gauche it was gross, Trimalchio’s feast shows Roman foodies - and the nouveau riche - at their worst.

So what did ancient Romans eat? Gourmands like the gluttonous Emperor Elagabalus might decide to serve up parrot heads or dolphin meatballs; guests might season their dishes, no matter how fancy, with garum, a really gross-sounding sauce made out of fermented fish guts. They consumed the flesh of animals that came straight outta the arena, turned sacrificial blood into pudding and stuffed sausages, and cooked pests, making them into remedies for serious medical conditions. Gotta love those weird Roman foods! Vote up the weird foods from ancient Roman cuisine you wouldn't dare eat.


The Weirdest Foods from Ancient Roman Cuisine,

Garum

Instead of ketchup, the ancient Romans used another tasty condiment: garum! Sold by the amphora, a really big ancient container, garum was, according to the famous naturalist Pliny the Elder, “prepared from the intestines of fish and various parts which would otherwise be thrown away, macerated in salt; so that it is, in fact, the result of their putrefaction.” These fish innards were mixed with honey, vinegar, and a few other things to create garum, which also came in kosher varieties for the Judeans in the bunch.


Sea urchin

On the same Pompeii excavation in which scientists uncovered a giraffe bone, they also found remains of a sea urchin. These findings indicate that the diet of the average Roman wasn't as plain and sparse as previously thought. Apicius also advocated using sea urchins on top of a mega-casserole that featured everything from brains to cheese.


Lamb brain

Brains were one of Apicius's favorite foods to gush about. One of his recipes included such bizarre ingredients as lamb brains, eggs, pepper, and rose petals. He also advises aspiring chefs on creating a jelly that includes lamb sweetbreads, raisins, moldy breads, and a whole lot more.


Weasel

Weasels weren't regularly served up at Roman feasts, but they were sure handy if someone was suffering from epilepsy. Pliny the Elder wrote, as a treatment for epilepsy, "The brains of a weasel are also considered very good, dried and taken in drink; the liver, too, of that animal, or the testes, uterus, or paunch, dried and taken with coriander, in manner already mentioned." Also, weasel flesh, when combined with salt, supposedly helped heal people stung by snakes.


Sow's Womb

The ancient Romans really loved sterile sow's womb. That means they spayed their pigs before slaughtering them (or didn't let them have piglets). The most famous cookbook from antiquity, supposedly written by an ancient MasterChef named Apicius, detailed tons of recipes featuring this delicacy. One way to prepare a sow's womb was by cooking it in "pepper, celery seed, dry mint, laser root [similar to fennel], honey, vinegar and broth."


Jellyfish

Jellyfish weren't the most common items on a Roman menu, but assuming someone could kill one and fry it up, it might taste quite nice. The Romans may have chowed down on the jellyfish on a salad. In contrast, others perhaps added it into a large casserole for a dinner of leftovers.


Peacock Tongue

Apicius lived in the first century and was a famous glutton who ate every delicacy under the sun. Elagabalus longed to be just like Apicius and even followed Apicius's alleged diet. Elagabalus ate "tongues of peacocks and nightingales, because he was told that one who ate them was immune from the plague." Not the smartest guy in the Eternal City!


Dolphin

The Romans loved them some seafood... including the occasional dolphin. Even though laws against consumption of crazy cuisine were passed, the rich found a way around them. A guy named Rutilius bought seafood from a group of fishermen who used to be his slaves; as their patron, he convinced them to give him a good price... and some dolphin meat! Rumor has it some Romans even ate dolphin meatballs.


Dormice

Roman dormice were actually much bigger than the mice seen today, but they still made for delicious dishes. In fact, Romans hand-raised dormice to fatten them up, keeping them in jars stuffed with nuts. Once the mice got chubby, Apicius recommended killing them and stuffing them with "pork and small pieces of dormouse meat trimmings, all pounded with pepper, nuts, laser, broth." 


Blood Pudding

Blood pudding was an easy dish to cook, since so many animals were sacrificed in Rome - or slaughtered in the arena - so blood was readily available. Apicius suggests mixing blood with egg yolks, spices, and nuts, then putting the sauce into an intestine and cooking that gory mixture to perfection. Interestingly, one reported method of detecting Christians in ancient Rome was to offer them a blood sausage, which they were forbidden to consume.



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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 03:18:49 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-foods-in-ancient-rome/carly-silver
<![CDATA[The Best Cheeses of Slovakia]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-cheeses-of-slovakia/list-of-cheeses
Slovakian cheese. A list of the best cheeses from Slovakia. With its countless textures, flavors, and recipes, cheese is one of the most diverse types of food in the world. Even its chief ingredient, milk, can come from a wide variety of animals, including cows, goats, sheep, and even buffalo. Unlike east Asia, where lactose intolerance is much more common, cheese is a staple of the western diet with such iconic dishes as grilled cheese, mac and cheese, and best of all... cream cheese frosting. Cheese and its saturated fat may contribute to heart disease; that said, it may actually strengthen tooth enamel with its protein, calcium and phosphorus. While this list may focus on cheeses from one particular country, they are probably sold world-wide and may even be down at your corner store.
The Best Cheeses of Slovakia,

Bryndza

Liptauer

Parenica

Oštiepok

Tvaroh

Korbaciky


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Thu, 16 Jun 2011 03:54:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-cheeses-of-slovakia/list-of-cheeses
<![CDATA[The Best Tostitos Chip Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-tostitos-chip-flavors/ranker-food
The chip flavors include Tostitos chips cantina flavors, simply flavors, baked flavors, and original flavors. Each flavor appears once, even though some may cross over from different categories of the Tostitos chips products.

The list is of 17 flavors from Tostitos chips, including original restaurant style, cantina traditional, crispy rounds, and many more. Each flavor can be voted on as your favorite with the list order changing with every vote that’s cast.

Owned by Frito-Lay company, Tostitos manufacturers tortilla chips and dips. The company was developed in January 1978 by Jack Liczkowski to be authentic Mexican-style tortilla chips. The addition of dips to the company’s production did not happen until more recently. The company reduces its environmental footprint by conserving natural resources and using renewable energy technology to produce their products and reduce harmful emissions.
The Best Tostitos Chip Flavors,

Multigrain Scoops

Hint of Lime

Original Restaurant Style

Multigrain

Scoops Tortilla

Scoops Fajita

Baked Scoops

Cantina Thin & Crispy

Bite Size

Crispy Rounds


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<![CDATA[The Best Danimals Yogurt Flavors of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-danimals-yogurt-flavors-list/ranker-food
 The best Danimals Yogurt flavors get kids excited about eating nutritious snacks. They have tons of fun flavors that kids love, and parents trust Danimals to give their kids a healthy dose of Vitamin D and Calcium. Danimals products are corn syrup and dye free, so you can rest at ease knowing that your kids are consuming all-natural dairy products. 

The best Danimals Yogurt flavors are: Strawberry Explosion Danimals Smoothie, Swingin’ Strawberry Banana Danimals Smoothie, Banana Cream Danimals Squeezables, Rainbow Sherbet Burst Danimals Smoothie Max, Mixed Berry Half-Pipe Danimals Greek, Strawberry-Banana Flavor Danimals Non-Fat Yogurt, Strikin’ Strawberry Kiwi Danimals Smoothie and Strawberry Milkshake Danimals Squeezables.   

Vote for your favorite Danimals Yogurt flavor below, and if we've left any off the list, feel free to add them! 

The Best Danimals Yogurt Flavors of All Time,

Wild Watermelon Danimals Smoothie

Orange Scream Danimals Smoothie

Strikin' Strawberry Kiwi Danimals Smoothie

Swingin' Strawberry Banana Danimals Smoothie

Rockin' Raspberry Danimals Smoothie

Strawberry-Banana Flavor Danimals Non-Fat Yogurt

Orange Cream Extreme Danimals Smoothie Max

Rainbow Sherbet Burst Danimals Smoothie Max

Strawberry Explosion Danimals Smoothie

Mixed Berry Half-Pipe Danimals Greek


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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:41:37 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-danimals-yogurt-flavors-list/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Honey Mustard Brands of All-Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/honey-mustard-brands/ranker-food
Not all honey mustard brands are made equal, especially to mustard enthusiasts and foodies. So how do fans rank the best honey mustards? Just look below to see which sweet honey mustard brands make the cut and which ones fall just a bit short. The brands range from huge conglomerates to smaller boutique brands and are from around the world.

So what are the best honey mustard brands according to enthusiasts? Billy Bee specializes in making honey, so its delicious honey mustard is one of the best. Its sweet honey mustard comes in 325 mL containers with an easy to use bottle top. Billy Bee has been making honey and other products for over 80 years. French's is a top honey mustard brand that is easy to find at grocery stores all over the world.

Jack Daniel's is best known for making whiskey, but the company also makes a spicy honey dijon which is perfect for dipping pretzels or adding to a sandwich. Other good companies featured on this top honey mustard brands list include Heinz, Kraft, and Plochman's.

Which honey mustard do you like the best? Give your favorite brands a thumbs up and please add any good honey mustard companies not already on the list.
The Best Honey Mustard Brands of All-Time,

Annie's Homegrown

Jack Daniel's

Plochman's

Ken's Steakhouse

Beaver

Hellmanns

365

Woebers

Inglehoffer

Trader Joe's


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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:18:14 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/honey-mustard-brands/ranker-food
<![CDATA[Steak 'n' Shake Recipes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/steak-_n_-shake-recipes/shutup-barry
Steak 'n Shake recipes - the easy way to prepare the best dishes from the Steak 'n Shake menu. These are copycat recipes, not necessarily made the same way as they are prepared at Steak 'n Shake, but closely modeled on the flavors and textures of Steak 'n Shake's popular food, so you can bring these exotic tastes to your own table for a fraction of the cost.

Steak 'n Shake is a casual diner-style restaurant chain with headquarters in Indianapolis, IN. Their most famous menu item is the Steakburger, made of T-bone, sirloin, and round steak cuts of meat. With 487 locations in 22 states, Steak 'n Shake offers both drive-through window service for fast food or front-window service for an experience like eating at a traditional diner.

From Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits to Buffalo Wild Wings hot sauce, chain and franchise restaurants are popular destinations around the world. Eating out too frequently can be costly, not to mention that it's hard to control portion size, ingredients, or the style of cooking to suit your preferences.

Making Steak 'n Shake recipes on your own allows you to save money while enjoying your favorite menu items from the casual dining spot. This list collections the best copycat Steak 'n Shake recipes from around the Web.
Steak 'n' Shake Recipes,

Fry 'n Steakburger Seasoning
4 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon soybean oil

- In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
- Add the sugar, paprika, and turmeric.
- Stir mixture gently until all seasonings are thoroughly mixed.
- Add a teaspoon of soybean or other oil to the ground beef when combining seasoned salt to incorporate into burgers.
Frisco Melts
2 tablespoons thousand island dressing
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 lb ground beef or 1 lb chuck
8 slices sourdough bread
1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine
2 tablespoons onions , diced fine
8 slices American cheese
4 slices swiss cheese
tomato
lettuce

- Combine Thousand Island Dressing and ketchup thoroughly; set aside.
- Form ground beef into 8 thin patties; Pan fry to desired doneness and set aside.
- While cooking patties, lightly toast bread slices in a toaster.
- Drain excess fat from skillet; add 1/2 tablespoon butter or margarine on skillet at medium heat and add all onions when butter has melted.
- Cook onions 2-3 minutes or until softened; remove and set aside but do not drain skillet.
- Place bread slices in skillet; cook 1-2 minutes, or bread is until lightly toasted.
- Flip bread and toast other side.
- Remove from the skillet; melt remaining butter and repeat the toasting with the remaining slices of bread.
- Top bottom slices of bread with one slice of American cheese.
- Layer one beef patty on top of cheese, then a slice of Swiss cheese, another beef patty, another slice of American cheese.
- Distribute grilled onions evenly on all four sandwiches.
- Spread top slices of bread with the dressing mixture, and close sandwiches.
- Cut each sandwich in half diagonally; serve with 2 lettuce leaves and 2 tomato slices.
Chicken Melt Sandwich
Two slices of white bread or sourdough bread
Two thin slices of chicken breast
Two slices of bacon
Two slices of either Swiss or American cheese
2-4 tomato slices
Butter
Frisco sauce
- Cut each slice of bread into two halves.
- Butter both sides of bread slices; place flat in a warm skillet.
- Flip bread slices until both the sides of the bread are slightly golden brown.
- Remove bread from skillet and place a slice of cheese each on two bread slices and cover it with the remaining two slices.
- Heat two slices of bacon in skillet for a minute.
- Season chicken breasts and grill; flip as needed.
- Remove the two bread slices from top of the cheese; place one slice of bacon each on the cheese.
- Place one slice of tomato on bacon; top with chicken breast.
- Finish off with Frisco sauce; place the remaining bread slices on top.
Banana Shake
1 1/4 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon pure honey
1 tablespoon cream
1 banana
handful of ice cubes

- Blend ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and serve.
Steak 'n' Shake Spaghetti
1 (20 oz.) can Chili Man Chili
1 cup ketchup
½ cup barbeque sauce (original)
1 lb. ground beef
Cooked spaghetti

- Brown ground beef; drain.
- Add ketchup and barbeque sauce.
- Simmer until heated through.
- Serve over cooked spaghetti.
- Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
Chocolate Malt Shake
2 cups fat-free, sugar-free vanilla ice cream
1 2 cup light silken tofu
1 4 cup fat-free milk
3 tablespoons malted milk powder
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 3 cup aerosol fat-free refrigerated whipped topping

- In a milkshake maker or blender, combine the ice cream, tofu, milk, malted milk powder, and chocolate syrup; place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Blend on high power, stir once or twice, for 30-90 seconds or until well mixed.
- Blend for another 20 seconds; pour into a 20 oz glass and top with whipped topping.
5 Way Chili
2 lbs lean ground chuck (coarsely ground)
1 cup onion (diced)
1/2 cup onion (diced)
1 teaspoon celery salt
4 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 cup water
2 (16 ounce) cans light kidney beans
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
2 tablespoons chili powder , plus
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato paste

- In a skillet on medium low heat, saute ground beef and onions.
- When done, drain beef grease; place in a medium large sauce pan.
- Add celery salt, tomato sauce, kidney beans, garlic powder, garlic salt, chili powder, pepper, water and salt; mix all ingredients.
- On low heat place a lid on sauce pan and simmer for one hour, stirring frequently. After chili has been cooking for a hour add tomato paste and stir well. Place lid on pan and simmer an additional half hour.
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To assemble:.
6
For individual serving :.
7
In a shallow bowl or plate place:Generous helping of spaghetti, 3/4 degrees C Chili.
10
2 Tbs. Chili Sauce.
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Chopped Onions (to taste).
12
1/2°C Shredded Monterey Jack and Colby Cheese Mix.
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Top with additional onions to your taste. Any leftover chili can be placed on crisp tortilla chips for a light lunch or a great snack.
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Chili sauce can be purchased at most grocery stores in the condiement area. It is sold in a glass bottle, and looks somewhat like the old glass Heinz Ketchup bottles.

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Sat, 21 Apr 2012 16:28:30 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/steak-_n_-shake-recipes/shutup-barry
<![CDATA[The Best Kinds of M&Ms]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-m-and-m-varieties/ranker-food
A list of the best M&M varieties. Are you an M&M enthusiast? Wishing for a new, favorite type of M&M to enjoy? Browse through our list of all the different M&M flavors to find that special type of M&M's that will become a permanent favorite candy for your family. Since this list is ranked in order of the most popular variety to the least popular, it will be easy to find new M&M types by seeing which ones are considered the best by other M&M enthusiasts. You can add a new variety of M&M to the list as well, or vote for your favorite M&M candies and see them get ranked higher on the list.

The much-loved commercials portray the M&M's as loveable little characters. That is because everyone loves the mouthwatering chocolaty goodness of M&Ms. Now, you no longer have to settle for the plain chocolate M&M's, although they are still much enjoyed by all. There are new and different M&M varieties available to enjoy now, including the crunchy peanut M&Ms, making these candies a special treat that the entire family can enjoy.

So go ahead and glance at this list of popular M&M varieties, see which ones you haven’t tried yet, and go buy yourself a bag of delicious new M&Ms for a new favorite M&M snack.
The Best Kinds of M&Ms,

M&M's Minis

M&M's Peanut

M&M's Mint Chocolate

Crispy M&M's

M&M's Dark Chocolate

M&M's Peanut Butter

M&M's Milk Chocolate

M&M's White Chocolate

M&M's Pretzel

M&M's Almond


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Thu, 03 Oct 2013 09:26:40 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-m-and-m-varieties/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Sodas of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-sodas-of-all-time
Sodas (also known as "soda pop," "pop" or "soft drinks") are among the most popular beverages in the world, particularly in the US, where the average resident consumes 150 quarts per year. These sodas are available in a variety of flavors, some of the most popular including colas, lemon-lime, root beer, ginger ale and a variety of fruits. Excessive consumption of sugary sodas, not balanced with an otherwise healthful diet and exercise, can lead to obesity, tooth decay and a series of other disorders. But an occasional soda now and again can be a pleasant, refreshing treat.

This list contains the favorite soda selections of the Ranker community. Vote for your favorite sodas below, or start your own list to suggest specific soda varieties that aren't already listed. And don't forget to have a Coke and a smile!
The Best Sodas of All Time,

7 Up

Coca-Cola

Dr Pepper

Pepsi

A&W Root Beer

Sprite

Crush

Mountain Dew

Canada Dry Ginger Ale

Coca-Cola Cherry


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Wed, 07 Sep 2011 15:27:36 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-sodas-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best Chips in the World]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-chips-in-the-world
You can't eat just one. Or even just one bag! This list of the greatest chips of all time ranks the most delicious chips (both corn and potato!) based on their size, texture, flavor, crispness, and packaging. Many chip lovers still hold on to their early love affairs with chips and few of us can honestly say we've watched a movie and NOT devoured an entire bag of this delicious snack food. But here's the real question: what are the best chips in the world? We need to know, and your votes will help determine not just the top 10 chips, but the complete list of chips and ultimate ranking of most popular chips.

The Dorito, Frito, and Lays lovers fit into this category. (For Dorito lovers, there is a whole separate debate going on about what is the best Dorito flavor). Others have moved on to artisanal chips, organic or natural chips, and gourmet chips. These chips are undeniably delicious, but when you have a craving for a greasy potato chip, do you really want something that is "all-natural"? That's a question you'll have to answer for yourself, because this list has them all!

How do you rank the greatest chip of all time? Do you go by dip-ability? Or the flavor of the chip by itself? Do you go by the size of the chip? Do healthy chips make better chips? All these very important questions could have mind boggling answers that shake the very foundations of science, snacking, and reality! The goal of this list is to put all of our chip-loving minds together and decide what is the absolute most delicious, best chip in the world. Go!
The Best Chips in the World,

Nacho Cheese Doritos

Lays Classic Potato Chips

Funyuns

Lay's Sour Cream and Onion

Lays BBQ Potato Chips

Ruffles Cheddar Sour Cream

Sunchips Harvest Cheddar

Cheetos

Pringles Sour Cream and Onion

Cool Ranch Doritos


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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 05:53:42 PDT http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-chips-in-the-world
<![CDATA[The Best Starburst Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-starburst-flavors-v1/ranker-food
A list of the Best Starburst Flavors. Are you looking for a new Starburst flavor? Browse through our list of all the different Starburst flavors to find that new special Starburst flavor. Ranked in order of the most popular Starburst flavor to the least popular, it will be easy to find a new favorite Starburst flavor by seeing which ones are considered the best by other Starburst enthusiasts. You can add a new flavor of Starburst to the list as well, or vote for your favorite Starburst flavors and see them get ranked higher on the list.

Who doesn’t enjoy the chewy, mouthwatering goodness of the Starburst candy? Each flavor of Starburst brings a new sensation to your taste buds, leaving your mouth watering for more. With so many different flavors to choose from, anyone can find a favorite flavor of Starburst, no matter which tastes they prefer. Are sour tastes more your speed? No need to worry, as there are plenty of sour Starburst flavors to choose from. Are sweet tastes up your alley? There are plenty of sweet flavored Starburst candies to choose from as well.

Go ahead and browse through the list to see which Starburst flavors you would like to try next, and enjoy the search for a new favorite Starburst flavor to add to your daily snacking routine.
The Best Starburst Flavors,

Cherry Starburst

Orange Starburst

Lemon Starburst

Tropical Punch Starburst

Fruit Punch Starburst

Watermelon Starburst

Blue Raspberry Starburst

Strawberry Banana Starburst

Raspberry Starburst

Strawberry Starburst


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Thu, 03 Oct 2013 08:40:12 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-starburst-flavors-v1/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Best Summer Beers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-summer-beers/loganrapp
It's super hot out during the summer months, and when you need to cool off, there are few things that can match a sip of an ice cold, perfectly brewed beer. There are many beers to choose from in any season, but particularly during summer shelves are stocked with refreshing summer brews - offering up a bevy of good summer beers to choose from. If you're looking for a complete ranking of the best warm weather, summertime beers, this list has you covered.

Of varying ABV, this beer list has everything from local brews like the Boulevard Sporting KC Championship Ale, all the way to major national chains like Shock Top's Lemon Shandy that's on every shelf in America. When you're out on the beach, or even just out on your back patio with friends, picking a selection from some of these summer beer brands is guaranteed to make the heat more bearable - even enjoyable!

So take a look at this list of the best summer beers, vote up your favorites and rerank to your heart's content! Summer beers are probably the absolute best way to while away a hot day. When it starts cooling down and getting into the fall, check out the best fall beers list as well! The beautiful world of beer has you covered for all seasons!

The Best Summer Beers,

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen

Sam Adams Summer Ale

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy
Summer in a bottle; when lemonade and beer make sweet love.
Shock Top Lemon Shandy

Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat

Widmer Hef Shandy

Dogfish Head Rosabi

Bell’s Oberon

Victory Summer Love

Alaskan Brewing Co. Summer Ale


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<![CDATA[The Most Historically Important Foodstuffs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/historically-important-foods/aaron-edwards

Human history is built on food. Just about any social occasion or backroom deal, no matter how small, has had some kind of food present. Armies need it to fight, people need it to live, and economies need it to function. The most historically important foodstuffs are more than consumable quantities... they've tipped balances of power in the world.
 

The foods that changed history come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors - from sweet to salty to savory. However, they always managed to fill a specific need at a specific time. Whether it be a new way of persevering crops, a delicacy for the nobility, or a way to feed the masses, food has been the cornerstone of humanity's foundation.
 

But what foodstuffs were the most influential of all time? You'd think that would depend on the time and place, but most of the big discoveries still have relevance in today's world.


The Most Historically Important Foodstuffs,

Bread

Bread was everything to the common Frenchman's diet in 18th century Paris. It was so important that bakers were considered public servants and the police controlled bread production. So when there was a massive bread shortage that led to a famine, you better believe everyone was eager to overthrow the government. What followed was known as the French Revolution.


Fast food

Though restaurants have been around for thousands of years, sitting down and waiting for your specially prepared meal had always been a big commitment of time and money. When fast food places came on the scene, they suddenly became a place where anyone could grab a bite for cheap. The trick was refining an assembly line for creating food out of ingredients purchased in bulk, and it paid off in the form of a nearly $200 billion industry.


Sugar

People love sugar, to the point where it's become one of the biggest cash crops in human history. In fact, the huge demand for the product formed the basis for much of the economic practices during the colonial era. Harvesting and refining sugar cane required a great deal of man power... which gave a lot of business to the transatlantic slave trade. 


Tea

Tea was so popular in the colonial world, it literally led to corporate espionage and political revolutions. By the 17th century, the tea had become a staple of British culture which led to a rivalry between European and Chinese manufacturers. Many years later, a heavy tax on tea drove the American colonies to commit one of the inciting incidents of the American Revolution - the Boston Tea Party.


Wheat

Grain (and by extension bread) feeds the world, and has fed it for almost as long as recorded history. Ancient Egypt's chief export was grain, which made it an incredibly important part of the Roman Empire. It also led to the discovery of beer, which you can bet millions are incredibly thankful for.


Salt

The original spice, salt was not only loved but needed in a daily diet, as a preservative, and as an antiseptic. It was so sought after that it's actually been used as a currency. The world "salary" actually comes from a time when workers were paid in salt. It has also set up many areas as economic powers, such as areas of France and the city of Venice, which had access to a great deal of salt they could sell.


Potatoes

Potatoes are a versatile and filling vegetable. It was easy to grow in Ireland, to the point where most of the population depended on the crop for their diet. In the mid 1800s, however, a blight wiped out the crop which led to over a million people dying of starvation. It's become a lesson in crop diversification ever since.


Pickles

Pickling was one of the earliest forms of preserving food in ancient times. It allowed many foods to be transported, sailors to be fed, and families to have meals during the winter. Today, pickled vegetables have taken on different cultural significances, from kosher pickles to pickled plums in Japan.


Golden Rice Will Save Millions

Vitamin A deficiencies are a pretty big deal, leading to blindness and death for millions all over the world. Well, a new type of rice is being developed that's loaded in Vitamin A to help out people in third world countries. Golden Rice, named for its rich yellow color, is genetically designed for a bowl to provide 60 percent of the average person's daily Vitamin A requirement.


Bt Corn Will End Insecticides

Crop eating insects have long been the bane of the farmer's existence. The advent of genetically modified crops has allowed for a new generation of plants that are highly resistant to insects. Bt corn contains a special protein that targets certain insects that eat corn crops, all while being completely harmless to everything else. No more spray-on insecticides!



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Tue, 24 May 2016 10:07:29 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/historically-important-foods/aaron-edwards
<![CDATA[Raw Food Diet]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/raw-food-diet/diet-information-lists
Raw Food Diets are a great way to feel healthier and lose weight. More than a fad diet, switching to raw foods can be a fundamental life change. Dieting using raw foods can help you shed pounds quickly as in a healthy way. You don't have to sacrifice great taste to be on the raw food diet. With the right ingredients, you can make a delicious meal that even your "cooked-food" friends will love.
Raw Food Diet,

Apple

Avocado

Banana

Broccoli

Celery

Didi’s Raw Granola Bar

Pecan Cookies

Sprouted Bread – Ezenkiel

Buckwheat – Shilloh Farms

Quinoa – Shilloh Farms


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Mon, 08 Mar 2010 21:32:09 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/raw-food-diet/diet-information-lists
<![CDATA[Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/low-calorie-foods-that-fill-you-up/diet-information-lists
List of low-calorie foods that fill you up and satisfy your hunger. When looking for foods that curb hunger, reach for snacks that are high in fiber or water, like fruits and vegetables. This winning combination makes up most so-called high-volume foods, that add bulk to your meals and help fill your stomach. Not all low-cal foods are high density, but all the items on this list are the most filling foods that are low in calories.

To visualize this concept, think of a plate of spinach v. an equally large plate of french fries. In both cases, your eyes see a full plate of food. Both meals could take just as long to eat. However, since spinach is a high-volume food, it has significantly less calories per volume as the french fries. There are 14 calories in two cups compared to 500 calories in a large McDonald's fries.

How does it work? Foods containing water, air, or fiber have fewer calories than other foods and also cause the stomach to stretch and digest food slowly. In addition, the simple act of seeing a large amount of food -- like a plate of spinach -- can help you feel more satisfied while dieting. These healthy snacks are also called low-density foods.

Since you are more likely to feel full after eating protein, lean proteins--like fish, chicken breast, soybeans and eggs--can also be considered low-density foods. They give you the most bang for your buck, calorie-wise. This may seem obvious to some, but remember to restrict oil and butter when cooking protein or vegetables to mainstain their status as healthy low calorie foods.

Choosing foods low in caloric density helps you lose weight without dieting, or feeling like you are restricting your diet too much. This list of low-density foods contains many filling low calorie foods. They're healthy, they provide high energy, and virtually all of them are low fat. Dieting is hard, make it easy on yourself by choosing foods that you can eat as much of as you want. Use this list to vote on your favorites and add other low calorie foods that fill you up. 

You may also be interested in: The Best Easy Healthy SnacksThe Healthiest Superfoods, and The Best Healthy Snacks for Kids

Low Calorie Foods that Fill You Up,

Broccoli

Brown rice

Fish

Oatmeal

Soup

Spinach

Water

Chicken breast

Cucumbers

Apples


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<![CDATA[The Best Korean BBQ in Los Angeles]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-korean-bbq-in-los-angeles/onlysuy
Fact: You or someone that you know loves Korean BBQ. Korean BBQ is known for the thinly sliced meat you cook yourself on a grill (which can be electric, charcoal, stone, etc.) and for the multitudes of banchan (side dishes) that come with it. Beef, pork, duck, chicken, seafood - grill 'em all! Los Angeles, CA is home to many excellent Korean BBQ spots, but which are the best and most authentic?

These are the best Korean BBQ restaurants in Los Angeles. Feeling adventurous? Try grilling kimchi or make some ssam (쌈) by wrapping the meat in some lettuce and topping it off with ssamjang (ssam sauce)! This delicious cooking style from Korea is quite a treat for your tastebuds.

When you're caving some KBBQ, these Los Angeles hot spots are the places to go. What's your favorite good Korean BBQ place in LA? Cast your votes below!
The Best Korean BBQ in Los Angeles,

Hong Galbi
3132 W Olympic Blvd

Not a typical Korean BBQ restaurant in that the meat comes cooked to your table but if you're in the mood for something spicy, Hong Galbi has the best spicy pork ribs! The place has a slight hole in the wall feel to it which the food justifies. 

Eight Korean BBQ
863 S Western Ave

If you like variety, this is the place for you. As the name indicates, you can get up to 8 different types of Pork Belly where are : non marinated, marinated in wine, garlic, herb, curry, miso, and spicy. Very subtle taste to the meat and a great experience. 
Kang Hodong Baekjeong
3465 W 6th St

Great meat quality, eggs and corn cooked with your meat, and great combo options. "Baekjeong" used to be places where working class Koreans did their dining in the 1800s so expect a low key environment 
Park's BBQ
955 S Vermont Ave

Acclaimed as one of the best Korean BBQ places in Los Angeles. Their meat and banchan (side dishes) are top notch quality. A bit pricier than most KBBQ places but definitely worth it if you are craving quality meat. 
Yang San Bak
3601 W 6th St

Yang San Bak has probably the best Kimchi is the city so if you love grilling your kimchi with your meat, this is the place for you. They know that their kimchi is the best because the meat is cooked while surrounded by Kimchi soup! At the end of the meal, they cook rice on your grill for you. The rice, egg and remnants of meat juice combo? Pure heaven
Soowon Galbi
856 S Vermont Ave

Korean BBQ restaurant that most Koreans in LA go to. Great quality meat and delicious dishes. Soowon Galbi competes with few and delicious options. This is not an AYCE restaurant so if you are looking for a budget friendly option, Soowon Galbi is not for you
Chosun Galbee
3330 W Olympic Blvd

One of the most top quality and upscale Korean BBQ restaurants in Los Angeles. The meat quality is amazing and will melt in your mouth. A bit on the pricy side but your body will thank you for it. The wait staff wear traditional Korean so look for them! 
Moodaepo II
AYCE
3014 W 7th St

Don't get confused with Moodapo - mind the 'II'. They have lots of different options for an AYCE joint but can get very loud (its a large place). Did you know that Moodaepo II first started the AYCE Korean BBQ?
Gwang Yang Korean BBQ
3435 Wilshire Blvd
 
A new comer to the Korean BBQ scene in Los Angeles but quickly gaining a reputation as one of the best. Gwang Yang Korean BBQ is not only an extension of a great restaurant in Korea, but it also serves authentic "Gwang Yang" (regional area in Korea) bulgogi. It has a great environment and if you download their app, you can get free food!
Honey Pig
3400 W 8th St

For a unique experience, visit the Honey Pig. In addition to the banchan (side dishes), their grills are made to cook not only meat but bean sprouts, kimchi, and more! Don't be food by the name - Honey Pig serves beef in addition to pork. 

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:00:15 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-korean-bbq-in-los-angeles/onlysuy
<![CDATA[The Best Packaged Coffee Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-packaged-coffee-brands/desertrat89
Most coffee connoisseurs would say that you should buy freshly ground beans from a small-batch grower, but we can't always do that. And maybe you just like coffee and don't need the religious experience. Which are the best packaged brands that are available at most grocery stores? This list has some good coffee brands to choose from and get familiar with. Vote for your personal favorites... and if you really know coffee, re-rank your own list, too! Make sure to add any coffee brands you see missing.

The best packaged coffee brands are those that are readily available in stores, allowing consumers to simply open the package, dump the (pre-ground) coffee in the coffee maker and brew. Some popular, top 10 national coffee brands and top 10 coffee companies, like Starbucks, Peet's and illy, are among the best whole bean coffee brands as well. The best store bought coffee (including more than one best tasting coffee brand) can definitely give gourmet brands a run for their money!

What are the best tasting store bought coffee brands and what are the best coffee brand names? For coffee lovers interested in something a little different, check out this list of the best K Cup flavors and be sure to vote for the ones you like the best (and vote down any you've tried and hated, too). If instant gratification is your thing where coffee is concerned, be sure to also check out this list of the best big national coffee franchises - and of course, vote!
The Best Packaged Coffee Brands,

Caribou Coffee Company, Inc.

Community Coffee

Dunkin' Donuts

Folgers

Gevalia

illy

Seattle's Best Coffee

8 O' Clock

Peets

Lavassa


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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 06:29:23 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-packaged-coffee-brands/desertrat89
<![CDATA[The Best Burger Toppings]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-burger-toppings
What are the best burger toppings? That really depends on who you ask. Everyone, it seems, has certain favorite hamburger toppings. Very few people eat their burgers "naked." That's what this list is about: The burger fixings that you absolutely, positively cannot live without. This burger toppings list is ranked by fans of food around the world. Your votes decide the popularity of the burger toppings, so decide accordingly. Can't nom out without juicy tomato on your burger? Vote up tomato! Can't stand onions, grilled or otherwise? Vote them down. And, if you have a personal favorite burger topping that isn't listed, by all means, add it!

The best burgers always come with great toppings. Some toppings are from popular fast food restaurants (In-N-Out comes to mind, that sauce is amazing), and others are just things that people might like to add as part of their own, personal, best burger recipes. Not everyone's going to like the same hamburger toppings. Pineapple? Well, that's kind of a toss up, isn't it?

Hamburger condiments are important when one is attempting to build the perfect burger. Some of the most popular burger fixings include ketchup, mustard (including brown mustard) and of course, cheese. And yeah, cheese opens up a whole new world of burger combo possibilities. From cheddar to American to provolone and pepper jack, cheese adds a whole new layer of awesome to an already outstanding hamburger.

For more voting fun, check out these lists of the best ice cream flavors and best ice cream toppings.

Again, vote for your favorites on this best burger toppings list. Bon appetit!
The Best Burger Toppings,

Bacon

Cheddar cheese

Mustard

Ketchup

Lettuce

Mayonnaise

Onion

Tomato

Dill Pickles

Grilled onions


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Fri, 23 Nov 2012 07:32:25 PST http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-burger-toppings
<![CDATA[Pumpkin Recipes | AriannaLA's Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Muffins]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/pumpkin-recipes-or-ariannala_s-pumpkin-chocolate-chip-muffins/ariannala
Halloween recipe or Thanksgiving recipe for pumpkin-chocolate chip muffins. This is my "secret recipe" for the very best muffins in the world. Every year, I'm asked to make them from October through December. Maybe by sharing the recipe, I can now share the workload! You're welcome, world.
Pumpkin Recipes | AriannaLA's Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Muffins,

Baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
Butter

Pumpkin pie spice
1 heaping tablespoon
Sodium bicarbonate

Sugar
1 cup
Egg

Salt

Allpurpose flour

Chocolate chips

Canned pumpkin


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Fri, 25 Sep 2009 17:56:42 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/pumpkin-recipes-or-ariannala_s-pumpkin-chocolate-chip-muffins/ariannala
<![CDATA[The Worst Offenses by Black Licorice]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-offenses-by-licorice/carlybobarly
Licorice is disgusting. A lot of things have been ruined by the flavor of black licorice, and even more things have been ruined by its repugnant smell. Say you're enjoying a nice whole thing of candy beans, and suddenly, the skin around your jaws recoils as though it's been poked with poison. The culprit: a black licorice flavored Jelly Belly that sneaked in uninvited among all the other normal delicious flavors. I don't even know why they exist, honestly. This isn't Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, where everything is a risk of a prank. Is there anything worse than getting a box of Good & Plenty in your trick-or-treat plastic pumpkin? I'd rather get pennies. Wet pennies.

Licorice (or "liquorice," gag) flavor comes from the root of Glycyrrhiza glabra, a truly abhorrent legume native to southern Europe and parts of Asia. Though it is not officially related to anise or fennel, those things still taste like it, and they are the reason absinthe tastes bad (though I still like it OK). For that reason, absinthe is on this list, even though it doesn't technically contain licorice. Sue me. Moreover, because of some unshakable lie that the smell of Good & Plentys is some sort of aphrodisiac, all sorts of perfumeries have come out with black licorice scented cologne that singes the nostrils and makes the skin crawl. Desperate guys will buy anything.

Listen. All I'm saying is that the licorice-scented scratch-n-sniff features of a picture of a nasty old witch for a reason. It's because the stench of it will ruin any child's day. If you hate a kid, set him up with the black Mr. Sketch marker and a shot of the "salt liquorice vodka" Finnish people pretend to like. He'll never bother you again.
The Worst Offenses by Black Licorice,

The Jelly Belly Candy Company

Ouzo

Salmiakki Koskenkorva

Black Licorice

Good & Plenty

Scratch N Sniff

Mr. Sketch

Black Sambucca

Jujyfruits

These Things


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Wed, 07 Aug 2013 06:16:03 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-offenses-by-licorice/carlybobarly
<![CDATA[The Grossest Foods In The World]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/disgusting-foods-from-around-the-world/robert-wabash
This is a list of the grossest foods that, I hope, many people will never touch. The things listed on here ar some of the grossest things you could ever imagine putting in your mouth, because, the thought of these items alone should make you sick and want to throw up. Yet, there are plenty of people who will treat these items as a delicacy but make no mistake about it, these foods are absolutely disgusting.

What are the grossest food in the world? Take a look here and you'll unfortunately (or fortunately) see what are the most digusting foods on the planet.
The Grossest Foods In The World,

Corn smut
Some of the items on this list are gross because of their appearance or ingredients, but corn smut is gross because of something entirely different: It's a disease. When you're eating corn smut, you're literally eating part of a disease that has infected corn. Although corn smut is rightly considered dumpster material in the United States, it's considered a delicacy in Mexico.. It even has its own name there --- huitlacoche --- which is a beautiful Nahuatl word that loosely translates to "raven's poo." According to those in the know, raven's poo has a mushroom-like, earthy taste to it ... but we'll have to take their word for it. 
Blood soup
You think they'd want to dress this up a little bit and make it look a little less terrifying, but nope. If you ever visit Vietnam, then there's every possibility that you might be presented with the culinary option of eating raw duck and geese blood. It's usually served literally right as the bird is slaughtered, which ensures that the dish is fresh!! Mm mm good! 
Jellied Moose Nose
A Canadian delicacy, jellied moose nose is exactly how it sounds. Boil the nose and jowls, add a couple of onions and chicken broth, let chill, and voila
Mongolian Boodog
This Mongolian dish involves either a goat or a marmot and cooking the entire body with stones, onions, and salt in the stomach. You'll know when it's done when the fat starts to leak through the skin.
Lutefisk
Have you ever eaten some cod and thought to yourself, "This needs more lye?" Prob not, since you're not from Norway. 

Lutefisk is a Norwegian dish consisting of cod that has been steeped for many days in lye, which is a powerful industrial chemical that is not normally used as a food ingredient ... since it can potentially burn your face off. Apparently, the lye gives the cod a thrilling, caustic taste, which is why the dish has started becoming popular in --- wait for it --- the United States. What is happening to this country.

Baby Mice Wine
This traditional Chinese and Korean wine is considered to be a "health tonic." Although this list is in no particular order, I must say that this has to be the grossest thing that anybody can bear to swallow.

When I hear the word "mice," I think of a flea-infested, dirty, little rodents parading the piss-filled streets of New York City. I'm sorry, but that's where they should be: out in the streets, not in my wine.


Human Placenta
Yep. Some people around the world --- including in parts of the United States and China --- eat human placenta as a supposed way to counteract the effects of postpartum depression and other pregnancy complications. Celebs like January Jones have extolled the practice's benefits, and some women even hire celebrity placenta processors (lol) to prepare lovely placenta-based recipes for them. In addition to taking your placenta in pill form, you can consume it as part of smoothies, lasagna, truffles, and chili
A Soft Boiled Fetal Duck
This is called a Balut. It is a fertilized duck egg with an almost developed embryo in it. So how would someone eat this thing? Well, it's as simple as boiling an egg. In fact, that's exactly what you do: boil, peel, dip it in your choice of salt or vinegar, and then EAT IT.

However, don't be fooled by how it looks after you peel it; break it in half and you'll see an almost developed little duck, with feathers and a beak. Can you imagine taking a bite of this egg and pulling out Daffy's head from your mouth? Gross!
The Most Disgusting Cheese in the World
Casu Marzu is a type of cheese that has to be left in the sun until it becomes rotten and full maggots. The process of producing this cheese is considered a process of finely metered fermentation. However, this maggot-infested cheese is so gross and unsanitary that it will not be found in any parts of America.


Century Eggs
These Chinese instruments of culinary torture are the result of preserving duck, chicken, or quail eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, line, and rice straw for several weeks to several months. (The food gets its name from the formidable amount of time it takes to prepare these.)

After a while, the eggs naturally start to smell like farts and rotten eggs, and the yolk turns a putrid, creamy shade of dark green. The egg white, on the other hand, turns a lovely shade of poop brown. Amazingly, some people pop these in their mouths like M&Ms.

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Wed, 19 May 2010 16:31:50 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/disgusting-foods-from-around-the-world/robert-wabash
<![CDATA[The Best Lemon Lime Soda]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-lemon-lime-soda/ranker-food
This list of the absolute best lemon lime soda brands has been ranked by the community. What are the absolute best lemon lime soda types out there? This list features the most popular brands of lemon lime sodas and soft drinks worldwide based on taste preferences. Lemon lime soda is a perfect, refreshing carbonated beverage for a hot day, to drink alone or to mix in a cocktail.
 
This list has the best lemon lime sodas available. Vote up the lemon lime sodas you always reach for or add a brand that makes what you think is the best lemon lime flavored soda if it isn't already on the list.
 
This list features the world’s best lemon lime soda brands including 7 Up, Sprite, Mountain Dew, Shasta, Sierra Mist, Limca, Bubble Up, Fizzy Soda, Jone’s Soda, Dad’s Soda, Slice, Sprite Zero, and Fanta. Vote up your favorite, most delicious kinds of lemon lime soda below.
The Best Lemon Lime Soda,

7 Up

Sprite

Mello Yello

Slice

Bubble Up

Canada Dry

Fanta

Mountain Dew

Shasta

Sierra Mist


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Tue, 20 May 2014 06:34:18 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-lemon-lime-soda/ranker-food
<![CDATA[Criminals with Incredibly Sophisticated Palates]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/sophisticated-food-crimes/jordan-love
Food heists are some of the most intriguing crimes in the world. They often involve intricate schemes and plots that put the average bank robbery to shame. It gets even more interesting when the food crimes involve delicacies that are sometimes worth thousands, or even millions of dollars.

We're not talking about tons of Nutella being stolen. We're looking at things like caviar, champagne and foie gras. The delicacies that a broke college kid could never afford and the luxurious foods that the rich and famous can't live without. These are the high crimes of the food world. If there's such a thing as a food crime ring or organized food crime, it'll be on this list.

These criminals went to great lengths to steal some of the most coveted foods found in the world. From Mission: Impossible-esque heists involving royalty and lasers to covert capers that are still a mystery, these crimes run the gamut. If the criminals are successful, they're looking at a life full of luxury foods; if they fail, they'll be stuck with prison food for a long time to come.

You may love food, your Instagram might be filled with all of your best meals, but are you as crazy about food as these culinary criminals?

Criminals with Incredibly Sophisticated Palates,

The French Wine Bandits
The French are serious about their wine. A group of bandits used specially armored ramming cars usually used in jewelry thefts to break into a winery's cellar in France. The thieves, who hit the winery four times in a span of nine months, reportedly got away with over $56,000 worth of wine.

The Royal Wine Heist
In an incredibly sophisticated heist straight out of Hollywood, a band of thieves managed to steal over $2 million worth of wine that was meant for the Royal Family. The thieves reportedly scaled walls and crawled under laser beams in order to get to the precious prize. To top it all off, they drank some Champagne to celebrate before leaving with their stash.

The Duck Duck Goose Bandits
Eight tons of liver and four tons of duck and goose thighs were stolen from a French town in what turned out to be an inside job. An employee at the refrigeration plant from which the products were stolen had an associate help him out with the crime. They then sold the livers and thighs at low prices to "seduce unscrupulous restaurateurs."

The Case of the Missing Cheese
A Wisconsin thief stole $70,000 worth of cheese products in January 2016. To do it, they swiped an entire semi-tractor full of the stuff. The truck was hours later, but the cheese was already gone. Part of a string of cheesy heists, nearly $90,000 worth of Parmesan also went missing earlier in the week.

The Irianian Caviar Caper
Burglars in Geneva stole $64,000 worth of Iranian caviar from a Geneva warehouse in 1989. At the time, the stolen caviar was going for as much as $350 a pound in Switzerland. No word on whether or not the thieves kept any for themselves.

The Great Foie Gras Heist of '94
In Paris in 1994, a couple of bandits made off with about $100,000 worth of foie gras. After a day-long wild goose chase, authorities found the half empty truck only minutes away from where it was originally stolen. About half of the foie gras was still in the truck, but it had all spoiled by the time authorities got there.

The Swindling of Selosse
In the Champagne-rich region of Avize in France, thieves stole $380,000 worth of champagne, bottles and neck labels from the estates of the famous Jacques Selosse. Approximately 3,900 bottles of Substance Blanc de Blanc, Cuvée Initial and Exquise Demi-Sec were stolen from the property, but there's no telling which the thieves liked best.

The Leigh Champagne Heist
Thieves stole some very valuable Champagne from a warehouse in Leigh, England. Over $30,000 worth of bubbly was stolen including Josephine Baker champagne which is increasingly rare. Authorities did not say whether the thieves were planning on selling the Champagne or throwing a party with it.

The Christmas Napa Napping
In the spirit of Scrooge, on Christmas Day 2014, thieves stole $300,000 worth of wine from a prestigious Napa winery. One of the more interesting aspects of the ordeal is the fact that all but four of the bottles showed up in North Carolina only a month later, but authorities don't know how they got their or who it was who had them.

The Cheesy Crime Syndicate
Thieves in France stole 8,818 pounds of Comté cheese. In total, the heist was worth about $43,000. The cheese retails for forty dollars or more normally, but is worth considerably less on the black market. Unfortunately for the criminals, the cheese is also becoming more widely available worldwide which may further reduce the price.


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Tue, 01 Dec 2015 02:58:16 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/sophisticated-food-crimes/jordan-love
<![CDATA[The Best Dunkin Donut Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-dunkin-donut-flavors/ranker-food
Decadently deep fried and crafted from a wide range of tasty batters, donuts are a popular treat for diners of all ages. One of the biggest purveyors of these pastries is Dunkin Donuts, a chain that has been baking since 1948. Dunkin Donuts has created donuts in scores of flavors over the years. While the absolute best types of Dunkin Donut may remain open to debate, everyone can agree that there are plenty of tempting kinds to choose from.

What are the top Dunkin Donut flavors? Perhaps you're a fan of the classic cake donut. These pastries are known for their denser texture and light crumb. At Dunkin, they come in flavors like chocolate and blueberry. Or maybe you favor seasonal treats like maple bars, with their fluffy texture and sweet maple icing. And then there are the filled donuts, which hide jelly, frosting, or even rich brownie batter under layers of sweet dough.

Which of these sweet treats would you put at the top of the list? Vote your favorite Dunkin Donuts flavors up toward the number-one spot, and add any baked goodies that are missing. It's understandable if you want to reward yourself with a donut after you've finished.
The Best Dunkin Donut Flavors,

Dunkin Donuts Vanilla Frosted with Sprinkles Donut

Dunkin Donuts Strawberry Frosted with Sprinkles Donut

Dunkin Donuts Chocolate Frosted Donut

Dunkin Donuts Jelly Donut

Dunkin Donuts Glazed Chocolate Cake Donut

Dunkin Donuts Boston Kreme Donut

Dunkin Donuts Cinnamon Donut

Dunkin Donuts Bavarian Kreme Donut

Dunkin Donuts Glazed Donut

Dunkin Donuts Blueberry Cake Donut


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<![CDATA[The Best Bran Cereal]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bran-cereal/ranker-food

With its nutty flavor and healthful fiber, bran is a go-to ingredient in many breakfast cereals. But the grain can go far beyond the classic flake. In fact, the best bran cereal comes in many forms. Some good bran cereal is sweet and delicious, while other tasty bran cereal is made with diet conscious whole grains. A few of the most popular bran breakfast cereals have been on grocery store shelves for decades.

What varieties will you find on this list of the best bran cereal? Raisin Bran is one of the most popular – after all, "bran" is right there in its name. Kellogg's Raisin Bran has been a family favorite for many years, as have General Mills' Total Raisin Bran and Post Foods' Post Raisin Bran. Cracklin' Oat Bran is another delicious cereal packed with healthy bran and fiber. Wheaties, made from wheat and bran, has earned all-star endorsements from athletes including Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Chris Evert. Other tasty options featured on this roundup of top bran cereals include All-Bran, Multi-Bran Chex, and Fruit & Bran.

Which brand of these top bran flakes is your favorite? Vote the best breakfast cereals to the top of this list and add any great options that are missing.


The Best Bran Cereal,

All-Bran

Cracklin' Oat Bran

Raisin Bran

Wheaties

Raisin Bran Crunch

Total Raisin Bran

Multi-Bran Chex

Crunchy Corn Bran

Raisin Nut Bran

Fruit & Bran


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<![CDATA[The Best Arizona Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-arizona-flavors/ranker-food
On a hot summer day, nothing cools you off quite like a refreshing iced tea. But don't worry if you aren't the type to brew up a batch yourself. Companies like Arizona specialize in supplying delicious iced tea and other beverages, canned and ready for easy consumption. It's a model that has made Arizona a top-seller in the beverage market. In fact, the company claims to be the number one tea and juice brand in the United States.

Arizona's popularity is due in part to its wide assortment of flavors. Every Arizona flavor highlights delicious types of fruit and tea, such as ginseng, lemon, strawberry, and passion fruit. Beyond these favorite tastes, though, Arizona also makes more exotic kinds of drinks. Drinkers with a sweet tooth can indulge in a decadent chocolate fudge float soda, while those wishing for a tropical vacation may want to sip on a pina colada flavored beverage. Arizona makes dozens of other teas, sodas, and juices as well, all served up in signature brightly colored cans.

What is the very best type of Arizona tea? It's up to you to decide. Vote your all-time favorites up to the top of the list, and add any delicious drinks that are missing. 
The Best Arizona Flavors,

Arizona Arnold Palmer Lite

Arizona Watermelon

Arizona Kiwi Strawberry

Arizona Lemon Tea

Arizona Fruit Punch

Arizona Mucho Mango

Arizona Arnold Palmer Peach

Arizona Green Tea

Arizona Sweet Tea

Arizona Golden Bear Strawberry Lemonade


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<![CDATA[Big Boy Recipes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/big-boy-recipes/chef-jen
Big Boy recipes, a helpful guide to preparing your favorite dishes from the Big Boy menu at home. These copycat recipes are typically not based on exactly the method used at Big Boy, but are modeled closely on the flavor and texture of Big Boy's food, making it easier than ever to bring these great tastes to your house for cheap.

Big Boy is a chain of restaurants best known for its triple-layer cheeseburger, the Double Deck. Founded in 1936 in Glendale, CA, the company operates more than 1,000 restaurants. In addition to burgers (two beef patties, sesame-seed bun, single slice of cheese, signature Big Boy special sauce), the restaurant also offers breakfast items, salads, and desserts.

From the cheesy biscuits at Red Lobster to the amazing sauces at Buffalo Wild Wings, it's always tempting to go out for a delicious treat at one of the numerous chain and franchise restaurants dotting the landscape. But eating out at restaurants all the time can be a costly proposition. Not to mention the fact that, at restaurants, you have no portion control, and can't alter the recipes, ingredients or style of cooking to suit your own taste.

Making Big Boy recipes in your home gives you all of these options, while saving you money, and providing the same great diversity and taste that you'd find at your favorite casual dining spot. This list collections the best copycat Big Boy recipes from around the Web.

What are some of the Big Boy restaurant recipes? Take a look at this list and you'll have that answer.


Big Boy Recipes,

French toast
4 eggs
1 teaspoon sugar, optional
dash salt
1 cup milk
10 to 12 slices white bread
butter
maple syrup or other syrup

- Break eggs into a wide, shallow bowl or pie plate.
- Beat lightly with a fork. Stir in sugar, salt, and milk.
- Over medium-low heat, heat griddle or skillet coated with a thin layer of butter or margarine.
- Place the bread slices, one at a time, into the bowl or plate, letting slices soak up egg mixture for a few seconds.
- Turn to coat the other side.
- Soak/coat only as many slices as you will be cooking at one time.
- Transfer bread slices to griddle or skillet, heating slowly until bottom is golden brown.
-Turn and brown the other side.
Blueberry Pancake
2 eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teasooon salt
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen, thawed

- In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; set aside.
- In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
- Beat egg yolks in a medium mixing bowl.
- Add milk and melted butter.
- Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients
- Mix until batter is smooth and stir in blueberries.
- Fold in beaten egg whites.
- Bake on hot greased griddle.
Caramel Banana Hotcakes
1/2 cup self-raising flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup skim milk
2 small bananas
olive oil cooking spray

- Sift flour into a bowl.
- Add 2 teaspoons brown sugar.
- Whisk egg and milk in a jug.
- Stir into flour mixture until just combined.
- Mash 1 banana and stir into flour mixture.
- Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
- Spray lightly with oil. Using 2 tablespoons batter per hotcake
- Cook hotcakes 2 at a time for 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface.
-Turn over and cook for 2 minutes or until golden.
- Remove to a plate.
- Cover and keep warm.
- Repeat with remaining batter, spraying pan with oil between batches.
- Add remaining 2 teaspoons brown sugar to frying pan.
- Stir in 1/2 cup warm water.
- Cook, without stirring, for 3 minutes or until thickened slightly.
- Slice remaining banana into 12 pieces and add to frying pan.
- Cook for 1 minute or until just warmed through.
- Remove from heat.
-Turn banana to coat in sauce.
- Place 2 hotcakes on each plate.
-Top with banana and spoon over sauce.
Potato Pancake
4 large potatoes
1 yellow onion
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
ground black pepper to taste
2 cups vegetable oil for frying

- Finely grate potatoes with onion into a large bowl.
- Drain off any excess liquid.
- Mix in egg, salt, and black pepper.
- Add enough flour to make mixture thick, about 2 to 4 tablespoons all together.
- Turn oven to low, about 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).
- Heat 1/4 inch oil in the bottom of a heavy skillet over medium high heat.
- Drop two or three 1/4 cup mounds into hot oil, and flatten to make 1/2 inch thick pancakes.
- Fry, turning once, until golden brown.
-Transfer to paper towel lined plates to drain, and keep warm in low oven until serving time.
- Repeat until all potato mixture is used.
Sunrise Slim Jim
6 ounces thinly sliced Virginia baked ham
3 ounces thinly sliced natural Swiss cheese
1 (6- or 8-inch) hoagie or sub-style sandwich roll
4 thin tomato slices
shredded lettuce
sandwich sauce or Thousand Island salad dressing
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened

- Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Butter the inside of the sandwich roll, both top and bottom, and lightly brown on the griddle.
- Remove bread from griddle.
- On the bottom of the sandwich roll arrange (in order) ham, cheese, lettuce, tomato.
- Spread the top of the roll with sandwich sauce and place on top of the assembled sandwich.
- Place sandwich on griddle (bottom down) and weight with a heavy metal pan lid.
- Grill sandwich until the cheese melts.
- Cut in half, garnish with a dill pickle spear and serve with potato chips or hand-cut french fries.
Chili Cheese Fries
1 (32 ounce) package frozen seasoned french fries
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
2 cups low-fat milk
1 tablespoon margarine
8 slices American cheese, cut into pieces
1 (15 ounce) can chili without beans (such as Hormel®)

- Prepare french fries as directed on the package.
- Stir cornstarch and water in a small cup until cornstarch dissolves; set aside.
- Bring milk and margarine to a boil in a saucepan, stirring constantly.
- Reduce the heat and whisk the cornstarch mixture into the milk mixture.
- Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
- Cook and stir until the mixture is thick and smooth.
- Add the cheese to the milk mixture and stir until the cheese has melted and is well combined.
- Prepare chili as directed on the can.
- Pour the cooked chili and the cheese sauce over the top of the cooked french fries.
Smothered Chicken
1/2 cup butter
1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups chopped yellow onions
1 cup chopped celery
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups chopped carrots
3 cups chicken broth
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

- Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Season chicken pieces with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
- Dredge in 3/4 cup flour, place in the skillet, and brown on all sides.
- Set chicken aside, and drain skillet, reserving about 1 tablespoon butter.
- Reduce skillet heat to medium-low, and stir in onions, celery, garlic, and carrots.
- Cook 5 minutes, until tender.
- Stir in the flour, and cook 5 minutes more.
- Pour in the chicken broth, season with cayenne pepper, and remaining salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to low.
- Return chicken to the skillet, cover, and continue cooking 30 minutes, until chicken juices run clear and gravy has thickened.
Big Boy Special Sauce
2 C Hellman's Mayonaise
1/2 lemon, juice of
2 T. horseradish
2 T. minced onion
1/4 C. minced dill pickle/gherkins
1 clove garlic, minced
2 hard cooked eggs, yolks mashed, whites chopped
1 dash Tabasco sauce
1/3 C. catsup

- Mix all ingredients together, wisk till smooth.
- Of course you can use Low-fat mayo.
- Chill for 2 hours till all flavors combine.
Double-Deck Cheeseburger
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds ground beef
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
4 teaspoons prepared mustard
4 teaspoons dill pickle relish
6 hamburger buns, split
Shredded lettuce
6 onion slices
6 tomato slices

- In a large bowl, combine the eggs, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
- Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
- Shape into 12 thin patties.
- Broil 4 in. from the heat for 7-8 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
- In a small bowl, combine the cheese, mayonnaise, mustard and relish; mix well.
- Spoon 2 tablespoons on each burger.
- Return to the broiler just until cheese softens.
- Serve on buns with lettuce, onion and tomato.
Garlic Mushroom and Swiss Burger
Burger

1.5 lbs 10% lean ground sirloin
1.5 lbs 15% lean ground beef
Worcestershire
liquid smoke
seasoned Salt
garlic pepper shopping list
1 T chopped garlic
1 packet dry Italian dressing mix
3 T grated parmesan

TOPPING
1 large white or yellow onion, sliced thin
1 tub fresh mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced
1 T butter or margarine

EVOO
Worcestershire
Splash jack Daniels
1/2 c grated swiss cheese
1/2 c grated provolone cheese
garlic herb

MAYO
1/2 C mayo
1 large clove garlic
1/2 T lemon juice
zest from 1/2 lemon (1/4-1/2 t)
1/2 t fresh rosemary
1/2 T fresh oregano
1T fresh basil

BURGERS
- Preheat grill to medium heat
- Mix all ingredients by hand in large mixing bowl
- Shape into 6 large patties (leaving edges uneven helps burger to cook more evenly inside)
- Grill 8-12 minutes per side to desired doneness
-TURNING ONLY ONCE

TOPPING
- Drizzle saute pan with evoo and add 1 T butter, worcestershire, and splash jack daniels
- Saute onions and mushrooms
- Fry slices of thick cut peppered bacon and crumble
- Mix bacon with mushrooms and onions

MAYO
- Place mayo in a small food processor.
- Finely mince garlic, or press, and add to mayo.
- Add lemon zest then juice.
- Chop all herbs and add to mayo mixture.

PUTTING IT TOGETHER
- Spread insides of buns with melted butter and palce on grill for a couple of minutes, until lightly browned
- Top each burger while on the grill with onion/mushroom/bacon mixture, then each type of cheese
- Spread buns with mayo, top with burger and big slice of tomato

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<![CDATA[The Best Ways To Make BBQ Pulled Pork]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/how-to-make-bbq-pulled-pork/suzys-cooking-videos
The best ways to cook pulled pork is a list of all the greatest ways to cook pulled pork. This list of ways to cook pulled pork includes stuffed pulled pork, sweet & sour pulled pork, and all the best videos on how to cook pulled pork. Whether you're looking for the best foods to cook on the BBQ or the best ways to incorporate healthy foods into your diet, this list of pulled pork recipes is for you.

Pulled pork is one tasty dish and lends itself to a variety of delicious recipes. Whether you're looking for quick recipes for pulled pork, slow cooker pulled pork recipes, or ways to cook pulled pork on the BBQ, there are numerous ways to cook pulled pork on this list of pulled pork videos.
 
What are the best recipes for cooking pulled pork? What are the top ways to cook pulled pork? What pulled pork recipes produce the best results? This list of pulled pork recipe videos should give you some great ideas for cooking pulled pork and give you a little inspiration in the kitchen. If you try a pulled pork recipe you like, make sure to upvote it so other aspiring pulled pork chefs can try it as well.
The Best Ways To Make BBQ Pulled Pork,

How To Smoke A Pork Butt
The variation in this recipe is the use of Turbinado sugar. This sugar has higher temperature resistance and it will not caramelize like the brown sugar.
Pulled Pork BBQ
Here's how you make Southern style pulled pork BBQ. Remember, when using this kind of grill with the side fire box, you need to add more coal when the coal in the grill is halfway gone.
Pulled Pork In Barbecue Sauce
You can make yummy pulled pork in barbecue sauce in a slow cooker or crock pot. Try this recipe.
Slow Smoked Pulled Pork Barbecue Recipe
You can eat this pork with some barbecue sauce or with a sandwich.
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
A convenient recipe for picnics, parties etc,.
Oven Smoked Barbecued Pork Shoulder
The more you leave it in the oven(around 12 hours) on a low heat, the more tender the pork is going to be.

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Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:23:33 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/how-to-make-bbq-pulled-pork/suzys-cooking-videos
<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs About Food]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-food/ranker-music

Feeling hungry? You might want to look away from this list. Country songs about eating include some of the most memorable tunes the genre has to offer. From meat and potatoes tunes to songs that celebrate traditional southern Sunday meals, these are some of the best country songs about foods ever.

Given that much of country music is rooted squarely in the South, is it any surprise that so many of the songs on this list involve staples like chicken, biscuits, and sweet potatoes? Kacey Musgraves uses food to warn an obnoxious neighbor to “mind her own biscuits and life will be gravy.” And the Zac Brown Band reminds listeners that there is little to compare to “Chicken Fried,” accompanied by “Cold beer on a Friday night.”  Joe Diffie echoes that sentiment on “Cold Budweiser and a Sweet Tater.” Some of these songs have food in the title (“Jambalaya,” “Chicken and Biscuits,” and “I Still Like Bologna”) while others just discuss foods and eating in the lyrics (“That’s What I Love About Sundays,” “Alright”). But they all qualify as excellent country eating songs.

Listen to the tunes, and vote up your favorites. And then, go get a snack. Fried chicken is highly recommended.


The Best Country Songs About Food,

American Honey

Soap, Soup and Salvation

Do You Want Fries With That

Burgers and Fries

Meat and Potato Man

I Still Like Bologna

Chicken Fried

Honeycomb

Biscuits

Jambalaya (on the Bayou)


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Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:27:24 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-food/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Minute Maid Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-minute-maid-flavors/ranker-food
Minute Maid has a unique legacy in the beverage world. The Coca-Cola-owned company was the first to market orange juice concentrate, an innovation that made their juices and other beverages easier to distribute across the globe. Even the name refers to orange juice concentrate, implying that this type of product is extremely quick and easy to prepare. Perhaps because of that forward thinking, Minute Maid is now the world's largest marketer of fruit juices.

The best-known types of Minute Maid beverages are, of course, orange juices. But Minute Maid flavors go far beyond this breakfast favorite. This list of Minute Maid flavors encompasses every kind of beverage made by the company, from refreshing favorites like pink lemonade and ruby red grapefruit juice, to more unusual blends like tomato juice, aloe juice, and apple nectar. This list even includes a few types of Minute Maid drinks that are only available in specific countries or regions. But all of them came from that initial invention: orange juice concentrate.

What is the best kind of Minute Maid? That's up to you to decide. Vote your favorite flavors up to the top of the list, and add any delicious Minute Maid drinks that are missing.
The Best Minute Maid Flavors,

Minute Maid Cranberry Grape

Minute Maid Watermelon

Minute Maid Peach Punch

Minute Maid Light Raspberry with Tea

Minute Maid Berry Punch

Minute Maid Cherry Limeade

Minute Maid Raspberry Lemonade

Minute Maid Lemonade

Minute Maid Fruit Punch

Minute Maid Pineapple Orange


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Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:07:23 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-minute-maid-flavors/ranker-food
<![CDATA[Here Are the Best Drunk Foods Across America]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/drunk-food-in-america/jacob-shelton

Getting drunk and eating greasy, disgusting/amazing food is truly one of the greatest things that you can do as adult. Drunk food is a special thing that anyone can make, but only a few select restaurants, and diners across America know how to do it right make food that can fill you up and get you thinking straight. But what is the best American drunk food? Is it a box of chicken fingers and garlic bread from Florida? Or is it a pile of french fries covered in everything but the kitchen sink from San Diego? It’s all of that and everything in between. Come along on our cross country road trip through the cities who really know how to treat a burgeoning alcoholic.

It can be hard to find good drunk food. You don’t want to eat something that’s too greasy because you’ll end up puking your guts out, but you also don’t want to eat a salad after you just drank a gallon of whiskey and sang fifteen Elton John songs at an underground karaoke bar. When you’re drunk the food you eat has to be substantial, it should have something melted on top of it, and if it can come with extra sauce then you need to make that happen. Let’s take a look at the best drunk food in the good ol’ US of A. 

What kind of late night drunk cuisine does your city have? And should it be included on this list? Leave us a comment if you think your city has what it takes. 


Here Are the Best Drunk Foods Across America,

Chardogs - Chicago, Illinois

There's plenty of filling foods in Chicago, but the chardogs from Fatsos Last Stand cost less than five bucks and they perfect for your long stagger home. 


Debris Fries - New Orleans, Louisiana

Bruno's debris fries are the only thing that can sober you up after a night of hand grenade soaked debauchery. They're soaked in melted cheese, roast beef, and horse radish sauce and they'll bring you back to life. 


'Da Bomb - Atlanta, Georgia

When you're in Atlanta and you want to eat 10,000 calories in one sitting (and let's be real, when you're drunk who cares?) you order Da Bomb. It's got chicken sausage patties, eggs, cheddar on grilled Krispy Kreme donuts. Woah.


Jack Mac - Charlotte, North Carolina

JackBeagle's has a hearty menu to go with their wall of taps, but the Jack Mac (macaroni and cheese pumped up on garlic with secret spices) is what you want to sop up all that tasty North Carolina beer. 


Street Dogs - Los Angeles, California

LA is full of great food, but the only thing that can quench your drunk hunger is a bacon wrapped hot dog served by someone grilling on the sidewalk


Gyros - Seattle, Washington

Seattle is known for many things, but it's about to start getting respect for its gyro game. At Aladdin Gyro Cery & Falafel you can spend less than five dollars and fill up your booze soaked belly. 


Chili Cheese Fries - Nashville, Tennessee

After a long night of rockin' in the country music capital of the world you need to get yourself to the Paradise Park Trailer Resort for some chili cheese fries. These fries are the ultimate party food. 


The Martian Landscape - Austin, Texas

At the Magnolia Cafe in Austin the best thing to order after you've been going HAM on 6th street is this good ol' fashioned plate of grilled potatoes smothered in cheese and green onions. 


Lobster Bisque Fries - New York, New York

The thick-cut fries at Brooklyn's Extra Fancy are doused in a savory lobster bisque and covered in liberal handfuls of lobster meat. $18 never tasted so good. 

 


Cheesesteak - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Some things are classics for a reason, and you can't go wrong with a philly cheesesteak. Just make sure you go to the right restaurant



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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:52:13 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/drunk-food-in-america/jacob-shelton
<![CDATA[The Best Foods to Burn Fat]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-foods-to-burn-fat/ranker-food

List of the best food to burn fat, as ranked by food science professionals, Ranker users, and health care workers. Losing weight through diet isn’t as easy as it may sound. Many health foods aren’t designed to help you drop pounds. Rather these foods are known for other health benefits like lowering cholesterol or reducing the risk of hearth disease. However, there are plenty of different types of foods that burn fat with ease. Some foods have high thermogenic properties, which boost your metabolism as you chew. Over the course of a year, you can lose 5-10 pounds without ever stepping foot on a treadmill.

 

While the best method to losing a lot of weight is exercise, it’s not always possible to start there, especially if you’re disabled. That’s why fat burning foods are so helpful. If you exercise and eat fat burning foods, your boosted metabolism will allow the pounds to drip off much faster.These types of foods include whole grains, breakfast foods, berries, spicy food, and nuts. Coffee and green teas are also well known metabolism boosters.

 

What are the best foods to burn fat? This list features the top foods that can boost a person’s metabolism and lead to an overall healthier life. If you know of a fat fighting food that isn't on the list of foods that burn fat, make sure to add it.


The Best Foods to Burn Fat,

Almond

Apple

Blueberry

Chicken

Cinnamon

Green tea

Strawberries

Egg

Red bell pepper

Greek yogurt


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<![CDATA[The Best French Foods]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-french-foods/ranker-food

List of the best French food, as ranked by professional chefs, natives of France, and food enthusiasts. When people think of France, monuments like the Eiffel Tower and French art museums may come to mind, but no part of French culture is more rewarding and memorable than their food. The food in France is a fragile mix between rich and complicated, sometimes taking scientific-like steps to make, making it all the more satisfying to eat.  Ingredients often include bread, eggs, and cheese, mixed a way so unique that each ingredient tastes like never before.That’s one of the beauties of French cuisine: it’s always a special experience to try.

 

The French foods on this list of top foods from France include dishes that you can find on menus all over the world, regardless of ethnicity, like quiche and crème brulee. Meanwhile, other dishes are very exclusive to French restaurants, such as escargots and quenelle.

 

What are your favorite French foods? Whether you’re a fan of sweet French desserts like macaroons and pain au chocolate or singular eating experiences like sharing a pot of fondue, French food has a special place in the heart of food lovers across the globe. If you don't see your favorite foods from France on the list of greatest French foods, make sure to add them.


The Best French Foods,

Baguette

Beef bourguignon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beef_bourguignon --- 
Beef bourguignon  or bœuf bourguignon, also called beef Burgundy, and bœuf à la Bourguignonne, is a well-known, traditional French recipe.

Croissant

Fondue

French fries

Pain au chocolat

Eclair

Madeleine

Crème Brûlée

Crepe


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<![CDATA[Scary-Sounding Food Additives That Aren't Really Bad for You]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/food-additives-that-arent-bad-for-you/jessica-lawshe
These days, the focus on healthy eating has meant increased scrutiny on the chemicals in our food. That's definitely a good thing. But sometimes, the scary-sounding food additives we read on our labels are actually perfectly harmless substances used to make our food taste better, last longer, or become healthier.

Sure, there's probably still a lot of really bad stuff in our foods. Which is why many health-conscious food bloggers, nutritionists, moms, and fad dieters subscribe to the idea that if you can't pronounce the name of an ingredient in your food, then you don't want to eat it. But here's the thing: there are a lot of really healthy (and necessary) chemicals that you need to survive and thrive. And unless you were a chem major, or a super smart scientist, chances are even the "safe for you chemicals" are going to be impossible to pronounce. 

So are all of these chemicals in food are actually bad for you? Turns out a lot them just have a bad rap because of their scary multi-syllabic names. Sure, some of them aren't great, but they're also responsible for the flavors you crave. And what's a world without a little indulgence every now and then? Besides, we'd hate to have to buy bread every single day because it molds instantly, right? Thanks, good preservatives!

Take a look at this list of  "bad" food additives scare and find out why they won't actually kill you.

Scary-Sounding Food Additives That Aren't Really Bad for You,

Diastatic Malt Powder
Diastatic malt powder is actually the "secret ingredient" bread bakers use to create that amazing brown texture-filled crust that you love. 



Stearic Acid
Though this might not be good to consume, it is responsible for that pearly and slightly cool feeling in your lotion. It's a natural acid found in animal and vegetable fats, and used as an emulsifying agent in creams, lotions, deodorants, and most natural body care.

Cysteine

Found in high-protein foods like poultry, daily, broccoli, and wheat germ, Cysteine is a semi-essential amino acid. In rare cases, cysteine is essential for infants, the elderly, and individuals that suffer from certain metabolic disease




Sorghum syrup
Sorghum syrup is made out of sorghum grass which has a high sugar content. You know sorghum syrup as "molasses."

Cochineal extract
Ok, so this one is a little gross... it's made from bugs. But that actually makes cochineal extract completely natural. It's been used for centuries for coloring in juice drinks, processed meats, cheese and cookies. The more refined version of this is called carmine or Natural Red #4).

Lysine
People who have viral diseases can benefit from a diet that's high in lysineFish, chicken, beef, lamb, milk, cheese, beans, brewer's yeast, mung bean sprouts, and most fruits and vegetables contain this chemical that can help prevent breakouts.

Sodium stearoyl lactylate
Sodium stearoyl lactylate allows oil and water blend perfectly - something you thought was not possible! It's used to make flour tortillas and other baked goods. It strengthen dough and can also replace some fat and sugar.

Dihydrogen Monoxide
Something about the word "monoxide" strikes fear into our hearts. Especially because almost all of your food contains this ubiquitous substance. But don't worry, "dihydrogen monoxide" is actually just water


Cobalamin
Cobalamine is just the scary science-y word for something we all need: Vitamin B12. It's necessary for the growth and division of our cells, and must be obtained from food products derived from animal sources like meat and eggs. It's also found in beer! So feel free to drink your vitamins!



Erythritol
Erythritol is a naturally-derived sugar substitute. It actually looks and tastes like sugar, but has almost no calories. Japan has been using it in candies, chocolate, and yogurt since 1990.




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<![CDATA[The Best Skittles Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/skittles-flavors/ranker-food
"Taste the rainbow." That's the tagline for Skittles, one of the most popular candy brands currently on the market. These sweet and tart little candies are known for their hard sugar shells and chewy interiors, and come in a wide range of fruity flavors. A few top Skittles flavors mimic the flavors of other treats, like smoothies or chocolates. A few types of Skittles feature tart and sour tastes in a variety of flavors.

What kinds of candies will you find on this list of the best Skittles flavors? Many consumers still love Skittles Original bite-sized candies over all other types. This classic candy was first available in United States stores in 1979. But the classic treat has changed a bit over the years – the Original Skittles' green candy was lime flavored and now it's green apple.

For those who like a sweet candy that also freshens your breath, Fresh Mint Skittles is a great choice. Other good options featured on this top Skittles flavors list include Skittles Riddles, Crazy Core Skittles and Wild Berry Skittles.

Which Skittles flavor is your favorite? Give your favorite sweet treats a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list, and add any Skittles varieties that are missing.
The Best Skittles Flavors,

Sour Skittles

SKITTLES Original Bite Size Candies

Skittles Desserts

Skittles Orchards

Crazy Sours Skittles

Citrus Skittles

Tropical Rainforest Skittles

Wild Berry Skittles

Skittles Sweets & Sours

Skittles America Mix


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<![CDATA[The Best Mayonnaise Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/mayonnaise-brands/ranker-food
If you have ever eaten a sandwich, then you've probably enjoyed the taste of mayonnaise. This staple dressing blends together egg yolks, oil, and vinegar or lemon juice to create a thick, creamy condiment that's perfect slathered on subs or whipped into potato salads. Mayonnaise has been around in one form or another for centuries, but today's sauces come in countless varieties. Some top store-bought mayonnaise brands use cage-free eggs in their recipes, while other top mayonnaise brands offer less fattening blends or vegan alternatives. Many of the greatest mayonnaise brands have been family favorites for decades.

What companies will you find on this list of the best mayonnaise brands? Hellmann's has been making delicious mayonnaise since 1913. This manufacturer offers its mayo in several varieties, including Real Mayonnaise, Light Mayonnaise, and Mayonnaise with Lime Juice. Whole Foods 365 brand is another one of the most popular store-bought mayos, along with Kraft's classic mayonnaise. Other notable manufacturers featured on this top mayo brands list include Trader Joe's, Kewpie, and Best Foods.

It's up to you to decide which mayonnaise reigns supreme. Vote your favorite sandwich dressings up to the top of the list, and add any brands that are missing.

The Best Mayonnaise Brands,

Whole Foods Market

Kraft

Best Foods

Sir Kensington's

Hampton Creek

Duke's

Blue Plate

Hellmann's

Kewpie

Trader Joe's


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<![CDATA[The Best Chex Mix Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-chex-mix-flavors/ranker-food
It's easy to see why Chex Mix has become a go-to party snack. Salty, crunchy, and full of surprises, Chex Mix has been around in various forms since the early 1950s. That's when recipes for a blend of cereal, pretzels, nuts, and other goodies began appearing on boxes of Chex cereal. The mix was perfect for snacking while watching TV, or for serving at holiday get-togethers. It was only a matter of time before General Mills began serving pre-made Chex Mix to hungry consumers.

Every flavor of Chex Mix has the same base: Chex cereal, pretzels, and nuts. From there, though, Chex mix branches off into sweet and savory combinations of all types. Those who prefer classic flavors can find plenty of kinds of Chex Mix to snack on, such as Sour Cream & Onion and Cheddar. The brave can dig into spicy combinations like Chipotle Cheddar and Extreme Habanero and Lime. There are even Chex Mix options for an incurable sweet tooth. These decadent Chex Mix flavors include Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter Chocolate, and Brownie Supreme.

What is the very best type of Chex Mix? That's up to you to decide, hungry snack-enthusiast. Vote your favorite Chex Mix varieties up to the top of the list by giving them a thumbs up. If your stomach is still growling, you can add any limited edition or regional varieties that are missing.
The Best Chex Mix Flavors,

Chex Mix

Turtle Chex Mix

Cheddar Chex Mix

Bold Party Blend Chex Mix

Caramel Crunch Chex Mix

Sour Cream & Onion Chex Mix

Italian Herb & Parmesan Chex Mix

Muddy Buddies Peanut Butter Chocolate Chex Mix

Muddy Buddies Brownie Supreme Chex Mix

Muddy Buddies Cookies & Cream Chex Mix
Limited edition.

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<![CDATA[The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-outdoor-summer-side-dishes/analise.dubner
Picnics and BBQs are the stuff of summer. What are the best things to bring to that potluck or neighbor's grill party? What best compliments the meats sizzling over the fire? Vote for your go-to side-dish and add your fave if it's not here so we can all get ideas!
The Best Outdoor Summer Side Dishes,

Baked beans

Guacamole

Potato salad
The kind with mayo and the kind without
Watermelon
Always one of the best things to eat on hot summer picnics. 
Corn on the cob

Cole slaw

Pasta Salads

Chips & Dip

Fruit salad

Grapes


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<![CDATA[The Best State Sandwiches]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-state-sandwiches/ranker-food
The best official state sandwiches are a cross-section of everything delicious and sandwich-like the United States has to offer. Leave it to the nation that created the Cronut to go far beyond picking simple things like official state animals and state flowers to go and designate official state foods that we can associate with every US State.

There are some expected choices on the list: the Italian beef sandwich representing Illinois and the Cuban as a choice for Florida make plenty of sense given the population centers of said states. There are also glorious state sandwich choices like Tennessee's delegate, "The Elvis", a combination of peanut butter, banana, and bacon; it's food porn at its best. 

What are the official state sandwiches? What state has the best official sandwich of the 50 US States (and D.C.)? With a variety of vegetarian sandwiches, sandwich alternatives, and old-fashioned meat-filled treats on the list of state sandwiches, there's a good chance you'll fall in love with your state (or another) all over again based strictly on the delicious sandwiches associated with the area. Just remember, as you're looking at this list of the best sub sandwiches, burgers, pasties, and other sandwich-style delicacies, that you cannot eat your screen. Upvote the tastiest state sandwiches FIRST, then go eat one of these drool-worthy sandwiches in real life.
The Best State Sandwiches,

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Louisiana

Maine

Nebraska

New York

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

South Carolina


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<![CDATA[The Best Ocean Spray Flavors of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ocean-spray-flavors-list/ranker-food
The best Ocean Spray flavors come from a long line of juice blends that date back to the early 1960s. After producing great-tasting, healthy cranberry juice for a little over 30 years, Ocean Spray combined the flavors of cranberry juice and apple juice to get their first juice blend. Today, there are many amazing blends, pure juices, iced teas, and sparkling drinks to the Ocean Spray name. 

The best Ocean Spray flavors include: Cranberry, Cranberry Apple, White Cranberry, Cranberry Blueberry Blackberry, Diet Cran-Grape Juice Drink, Cranberry Mango, One-Hundred Percent Juice Citrus Tangerine Orange, Cran-Strawberry Juice Drink, One-Hundred Percent Juice Cranberry, Cranberry Pomegranate, Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice Cocktail, and Cran-Pomegranate Juice Drink.   

Vote for your favorite Ocean Spray flavor below, and be sure to add any we may have left off the list! 

The Best Ocean Spray Flavors of All Time,

Cranberry

Blueberry Pomegranate Juice Drink

White Cranberry

Cran-Apple Juice Drink

Cran-Strawberry Juice Drink

Cranberry Grape

Cranberry Blueberry Blackberry

Cranberry Mango

Cran-Pomegranate Juice Drink

Cranberry Apple


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<![CDATA[The Best Old Fashioned Soda Brands]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-old-fashioned-soda/ranker-food
This list of the absolute best old fashioned soda brands has been ranked by the community. These old fashioned sodas will take you back to simpler times. What are the absolute best old fashioned soda brands?” This list features the most popular brands of old fashioned soda.
 
This list has the best old fashioned sodas out there. Vote up the old fashioned sodas you think are the best, or add one you love that isn't already on the list. These are the old fashioned sodas that remind drinkers of the good old days. These are unique sodas from many different decades past.
 
This list features the world’s best old fashioned soda brands, including Frostie’s, Dad’s, Americana, RC, Bubble Up, Excel, Good Yellow, Hippo, Million Dollar, Jic Jac, Stewart’s and Cosmic Caslte. Vote up the greatest old fashioned sodas below.
The Best Old Fashioned Soda Brands,

Frostie's

Bubble Up

Moxie

Hires

Stewart's

Dad's

RC Cola

Cheerwine

Nehi

Nesbitt's


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<![CDATA[Buca di Beppo Recipes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/buca-di-beppo-recipes/chef-jen
Bucca di Beppo recipes, a helpful guide to preparing your favorite dishes from the Bucca Di Beppo menu at home. These copycat recipes are typically not based on exactly the method used at Bucca Di Beppo, but are modeled closely on the flavor and texture of Bucca Di Beppo's food, making it easier than ever to bring these great tastes to your house for cheap.

Bucca di Beppo is a casual dining chain of southern Italian cuisine restaurants. The name of the chain roughly translates to "Joe's Basement," as buca literally means "hole" (as in basement or cellar) and Beppo is a nickname for Giuseppe, the Italian form of "Joseph." Popular menu items include Penne Basilica, Shrimp Fra Diavolo, and Chianti-Braised Short Ribs. There are more than 90 Buca di Beppo restaurants in the US and UK.

What are Buca di Beppo recipes? This list will provide that answer.

From the cheesy biscuits at Red Lobster to the amazing sauces at Buffalo Wild Wings, it's always tempting to go out for a delicious treat at one of the numerous chain and franchise restaurants dotting the landscape. But eating out at restaurants all the time can be a costly proposition. Not to mention the fact that, at restaurants, you have no portion control, and can't alter the recipes, ingredients or style of cooking to suit your own taste.

Making Bucca Di Beppo recipes in your home gives you all of these options, while saving you money, and providing the same great diversity and taste that you'd find at your favorite casual dining spot. This list collections the best copycat Bucca Di Beppo recipes from around the Web.
Buca di Beppo Recipes,

Cheese Manicotti
1 (8 ounce) package manicotti shells
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 egg
2 tablespoons dried basil
2 (26 ounce) jars pasta sauce

- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
- Add manicotti and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente, drain.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
- In a bowl, mix 3 cups mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic, egg, and basil.
- Stuff cooked manicotti with the mixture.
- Spread about 2 cups pasta sauce over the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
- Arrange stuffed manicotti in the dish.
- Cover with remaining sauce.
- Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
- Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
- Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.
- Continue baking 10 minutes, until mozzarella is melted and bubbly.
Chicken Saltimboca
6 (3-ounce) chicken cutlets, pounded to evenly flatten
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 paper-thin slices prosciutto
1 (10-ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 (14-ounce) can low-salt chicken broth
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

- Place the chicken cutlets flat on the work surface.
- Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.
- Lay 1 slice of prosciutto atop each chicken cutlet.
- Squeeze the frozen spinach to remove the excess water.
- Season the spinach with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl, toss the spinach with 1 tablespoon of oil to coat.
- Arrange an even, thin layer of spinach atop the prosciutto slices.
- Sprinkle the Parmesan evenly over each.
- Beginning at the short tapered end, roll up each chicken cutlet as for a jellyroll.
- Secure with a toothpick.
- Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a heavy large skillet over high heat.
- Add the chicken and cook just until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
- Add the chicken broth and lemon juice.
- Scrape the browned bits off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
- Bring the liquid to a boil.
- Reduce the heat to medium.
- Cover and simmer until the chicken is just cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.
- Transfer the chicken to a platter.
- Simmer the cooking liquid over high heat until it is reduced to about 2/3 cup.
- Season the cooking liquid with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Remove toothpicks from the chicken.
- Drizzle the reduced cooking liquid over the chicken and serve immediately.
Baked Rigatoni
1 pound rigatoni or large tube pasta, cooked and drained
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (26 ounce) jar Ragu® Old World Style® Sweet Tomato Basil Smooth Pasta Sauce, divided

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Toss hot rigatoni, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan and 1/2 jar pasta sauce.
- Turn into 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
- Evenly pour on remaining Pasta Sauce.
- Bake covered 30 minutes or until heated through.
- Top with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and let stand until cheese is melted.
Baked Lasagna
1 lb lasagna noodle , cooked
2 (16 ounce) jars meatless sauce
1 lb ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 lb mozzarella cheese , sliced thin
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves , chopped or minced
2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs , beaten
2 lbs ground beef
2 teaspoons italian seasoning

- Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions or until tender but still firm.
- Drain, keep warm.
- Saute the ground beef, garlic and onion is a large heavy skillet or saucepan until beef is done.
- Add sauce, salt, and Italian seasoning and mix well.
- Simmer on low heat 12-15 minutes .
- In a separate bowl, combine eggs and ricotta cheese.
- Grease a 9" x 12" or larger, baking pan.
- Arrange a first layer of noodles so the ends hang over the sides of the pan.
(The ends will be laid back-over the top for the final layer).
- Then add a layer of the cooked beef lasagna sauce, ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese.
- Add a second alternating layer of pasta, the meat sauce and cheese mixture.
- Repeat until pan is almost full.
- Fold over the ends of the first layer of noodles and top with more lasagna sauce.
- Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes , or till cheese is bubbly.
- Allow to set for 5-10 minutes before cutting.
Chopped Antipasto Salad
6 cups torn lettuce leaves
8 ounces hard salami, julienned
6 ounces provolone cheese, julienned
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 (6 ounce) can pitted ripe olives , drained, halved
1 tablespoon minced chives
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar or cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper

- Place the lettuce on a large serving platter.
- Arrange the salami, cheeses, tomatoes and olives over top.
- Sprinkle with chives.
- In a blender, combine the remaining ingredients.
- Cover and process until smooth.
- Drizzle over salad.
Chicken Cannelloni
1 cooked chicken, cut into small pieces.
2 boxes Cannelloni
1 large carton thick cream
1 diced onion
2 sticks diced celery
2 cup diced mushrooms
2 diced carrot
1 capsicum
Garlic to taste
Basil to taste
Mixed herbs to taste
1 bottle (400g) pasta sauce of your choice
1 cup red wine (optional)
1 cup (250ml) water
500g mozzarella cheese

- Preheat oven to 180 C.
- Diced and chopped all the ingredients into small pieces.
- In a large mixing bowl mix together the chicken, cream, onion, celery, mushrooms, carrot, capsicum, garlic, herbs and basil.
- In a separate bowl mix the pasta sauce and wine together.
- Stuff the cannelloni shells with the chicken mix.
- In a large dish, place 1 layer of stuffed cannelloni shells.
- Pour over water and half of the pasta sauce mix.
- Add another layer of cannelloni shells pour over remaining sauce mix.
- Spread cheese over the top and cover the dish with foil.
- Cook for 40 mins or until the cannelloni is soft.
Zuppa Di Giorno
2 cups seasoned fish stock
Flour
8 each scrubbed Manila clams, mussels
16 large shrimp, shelled, deveined
1/2 pound calamari, cut in rings
1/2 pound boneless, skinless, salmon or sea bass, in chunks
Chopped parsley

- Bring fish stock to a simmer.
- Dust seafood with flour.
- Add clams and mussels to saucepan, cover.
- Cook over medium heat until shells open, about 3 minutes.
- Discard any unopened ones.
- Add remaining seafood and parsley.
- Cook 3 to 5 minutes until shrimp turn pink, fish is done.
- Taste and adjust seasoning.
- Ladle into bowls.
- Good with crisp garlic toast.
Bruschetta
1 French baguette, cut into 1/2 inch thick circles
8 plum tomatoes, diced
1 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 red onion, minced
freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic

- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Combine tomato, basil, and red onion in a small mixing bowl.
- Stir well.
- Season with freshly ground black pepper.
- Set aside.
- Arrange bread on a baking sheet.
- Place in oven, and bake until well toasted, approximately 5 minutes.
- Remove bread from oven, and transfer to a large serving platter.
- Let bread cool 3 to 5 minutes.
- Rub garlic into the top of each slice of toast.
- The toast should glisten with the garlic.
- Spoon the tomato mixture generously onto each slice.
- Serve.
Fritto Misto
2 quarts extra-virgin olive oil, for frying
1 pound fresh calamari, cleaned and drained
2 lemons, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices, plus 2 lemons, cut in wedges for garnish
1/2 pound sea scallops, cut in 1/2 across the equator, (dry or diver)
2 cups cornstarch
1 tablespoon salt
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

- Pour enough oil into a deep pan .
- Heat the oil over medium-high heat until just smoking.
- In a wide, shallow bowl, mix 1/2 the calamari, 1/2 the lemon slices, and 1/2 the scallops.
- Sprinkle the mixture with 1 cup cornstarch and salt .
- Using your hands, toss the mixture quickly so that the cornstarch coats everything.
- Toss the coated mixture into the basket (or large strainer) with a handle.
- Bat the strainer against your hand to shake off any excess cornstarch.
- Carefully drop the coated seafood and lemon mixture into the hot oil and cook until golden brown and crispy.
- Remove the fritto to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
- Immediately repeat, combining the remaining lemons, calamari, scallops, and cornstarch.
- Season the hot fried foods with salt and pepper.
- Serve immediately with fresh lemon wedges.
Eggplant Parmigiana
Extra-virgin olive oil
2 large eggplant, about 2 pounds
Salt and pepper
2 cups basic tomato sauce, recipe follows
1 bunch fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced 1/8-inch thick
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs, lightly toasted under broiler

- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- Using some extra-virgin olive oil, oil a baking sheet.
- Slice each eggplant into 6 pieces about 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick.
- Lightly season each disk with salt and pepper and place on the oiled sheet.
- Bake the eggplant at 450 degrees F until the slices begin turning deep brown on top.
- Remove the eggplants from the oven.
- Remove the slices from the baking sheet and place them on a plate to cool.
- Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
- In an 8 by 12-inch brownie pan, place the 4 largest eggplant slice evenly spaced apart.
- Over each slice, spread 1/4 cup of tomato sauce.
- Sprinkle with a teaspoon of basil.
- Place one slice of mozzarella over each.
- Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon grated Parmigiano.
- Place the smaller slices of eggplant over each of the disks.
- Repeat with tomato sauce, basil, and the 2 cheeses.
- Repeat the layering again until all the ingredients are used.
- Sprinkle the toasted bread crumbs over the top of the eggplant dish.
- Bake uncovered until the cheese is melts and the tops turn light brown.

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