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News : Sweetos Hits US

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Cheetos is orange powder-crusted fingers, right?

Well, now you can expect the same guilty pleasure experience with cinnamon sugar.

Frito-Lay announced Wednesday that starting in mid-February Sweetos — the sweet version of the company’s famously (and dangerously) cheesy Cheetos snack — will hit supermarket shelves. This is the first non-savory snack that Cheetos has rolled out in the brand’s 67-year history.

“We believe the orange Cheetos dust that comes off on your fingers is an important part of the Cheetos eating experience — for some it’s the best part,” Jeff Klein, vice president of brand marketing for Frito-Lay North America, told USA Today. “Absolutely there will be a similar playful experience when eating Sweetos.”

The cinnamon sugar puffs will be available in 7-oz. bags for $3.49, but only be available for a limited time — presumably to see how addictive this newfangled cinnamon sugar coating is compared to its cheesy orange cousin.

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Recipes : Beginner's Eggs Benedict

For the Hollandaise sauce:
3 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 dash hot sauce (optional)

To assemble:
8 large eggs
8 pieces of Canadian bacon
4 English muffins – split
finely chopped chives – for garnish
sprinkle of cayenne pepper

1. Melt 1/2 cup butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

2. To make the Hollandaise sauce, place the egg yolks, mustard, lemon juice, salt and hot sauce in a blender. Pulse for 5 seconds. Slowly stream in the melted butter, pulsing until completely blended.

3. Keep the Hollandaise sauce warm by placing the blender jar in a pan of hot water.

4. Heat up and brown the Canadian bacon slices.

5. vToast the English Muffins.

6. Using a safety pin, carefully prick a single small hole in each egg. This is a trick I learned from Julia Child. It will help the poached egg hold it’s shape in water without having to use vinegar as so many other recipes suggest.

7. Fill a medium pan about 2/3 full of water. Bring to a rolling boil. Place the eggs in boiling water for only 10 seconds. Remove from water. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer.

8. Carefully crack the eggs into simmering water.

9. Allow eggs to poach for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes and remove with a slotted spoon. Transfer to paper towel to remove excess water and any hanging strands of egg white.

10. Assemble the Eggs Benedict by layering Canadian bacon and poached egg over each half of English muffin. (Note: Some people like to butter their English muffins first. I usually skip that step since the Hollandaise sauce is primarily made of butter.)

11. Pour a generous amount of Hollandaise Sauce over each poached egg.

12. Garnish with freshly chopped chives and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

Serve and enjoy!

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Recipes : Candied Orange Peels

6 medium navel oranges
4 cups granulated sugar, plus more for coating
water, as directed
7 ounces (two 3.5-ounce bars) dark chocolate, preferably 85%, chopped (I used Ghiradelli Bittersweet Chocolate Bar 60% Cacao)

1. Slice tops and bottoms off each orange. Score remaining peel into quarters. Remove each peel in four strips. Reserve oranges for another use. Cut strips lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices.

2. Put orange peels in medium saucepan and add cold water to cover. Bring to boil over medium heat. Pour off water. Repeat one or two more times. (Blanching peels removes some of the bitterness.)

3. Combine 4 cups sugar and 1 cup water in large saucepan. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. Add orange peels and continue to simmer until peels are slightly translucent, 45 minutes. Drain peels and toss with sugar to coat. Let peels dry on wire rack for 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.

4. Place chocolate in heatproof bowl set over pan of simmering water (or in a double boiler). Heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate has melted. Remove bowl from heat.

5. Dip each orange peel in chocolate. Transfer peels to wire rack (I used waxed paper) and allow to stand until chocolate has hardened, 2 to 3 hours. Store orangettes in airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.


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Resorts : Dolce La Hulpe Brussels : La Hulpe : Belgium

Dolce La Hulpe Brussels
Dolce La Hulpe Brussels is located in the heart of the ancient Sonian forest creating a tranquil and verdant sanctuary only minutes from the Brussels City Centre and Brussels International Airport.

This premier resort and conference hotel is dedicated to inspiring its business and leisure guests - especially with its indoor pool and fitness center, a lavish CINQ MONDES Spa, two superb restaurants and lounges, and a selection of 264 guest rooms and suites newly appointed with ultra-modern conveniences and sleek, contemporary decor.

Featuring 4650 m² (50,000 sq. ft) of IACC certified meeting space that includes 2 auditoriums, 40 meeting rooms and the most cutting-edge technology, Dolce La Hulpe Brussels balances work with play by offering exceptional sports, recreational and leisure opportunities onsite and in the breathtaking natural beauty of the surroundings.

Every aspect of one's stay nourishes the mind, body and spirit, in the tradition of Dolce Hotels and Resorts.

In the heart of the Sonian Forest, while enjoying a deeply relaxing massage treatment at the CINQ MONDES Spa or simply lounging by the pool with a great book - our selection of sports, leisure and recreational offers truly have something for everyone, no matter what time of the year. For even more ideas and inspiration, allow our Guest Services staff to organize excursions for large or small groups.

Full Service Spa *
Heated Indoor Pool *
Fitness Center *
Mountain bike Rental (15€ for a half day, 25€ for a full day)
Group and Private Aerobic Classes *
Two outdoor Tennis Courts (rackets and balls available at our Guest service)
72 Hectars (178 Acres) of Forest with walking trails ( 3 routes of different lengths are suggested for an active walk or jogging)
A brand new Fitness trail in the forest
Sport lovers will be able to enjoy the forest with a Nordic Walking group.

Resort Review
Fantasic modern hotel, great lobby with designer chairs, smells nice to herbs.

De breakfast buffet is outstandig: lots of fruits, good bread, etc, really good strong coffee and cappuccino.Hotel is located in a parc with a castle, lanes and trees. Good for a stroll. Personal is very friendly. Top! Sauna is a hotelsauna, 1 sauna, 1 hotsteam, 2 showers and en decent pool. Bathing suit is a must, but free towels and coats.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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Foodies : Chris Hvostal

Occupation : Graphics Designer
Home State : Pennsylania
Passions : Food, Visual Arts
Blog : Knead For Food

Knead for Food is a blog written and designed by Chris Hvostal from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A graphic designer, by trade with 10 years experience, that has a passion for all things edible that made him go to culinary school at the age of 29. He also finds writing in the third person strange…

This blog is a “creative out”, as everybody says, for my culinary ideas. After finishing culinary school, life was beginning to happen; marriage, a house, etc. and I was forced to continue on as a graphic designer, with a desire to cook and now, really knowing what I was doing in the kitchen. I made cakes for people I met on the bus, bread for neighbors, catered a friend’s doctorate assessment and hosted Thanksgiving, but it still felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere.

I have always enjoyed the creation process of cooking. Before culinary school, when I was first dating this beautiful woman (now my beautiful wife), I began to really enjoy that I was making something special for her. I decided to create this blog to share my education and love for cooking with the largest group I can reach. I hope to bring you plenty of inspiration and insight.

I always consider myself a student in the culinary field. There are too many different cuisines, techniques, terms, styles and ingredients to pick up everything in any lifetime and I am always curious to hear about new ideas.

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Menu Items : Reuben On Grilled Rye : Nathan's Deli : Detroit, Michigan : USA

Moodi Foodi Dish Definition : Reuben On Grilled Rye
The Reuben On Grilled Rye is a subtle twist on a Detroit favorite, the Reuben. The grilled bread adds and extra layer of crunch and melts the cheese.

Reuben On Grilled Rye Review By Diren A. : Birmingham, MI

This is my best sandwich place on earth! I may have been to this place more than 20 times over last 8 years. I always get my sandwich perfect. Every time I go there I have to resist the temptation to order their favorite - Rueben , two times out of three, I just give up. If I have to leave US or Detroit one day, I'll still come back and visit just for its Rueben! Don't get fooled by its appearance.

About Nathan's Deli

A classic Detroit lunch spot on Jefferson, right outside the core of Downtown, Nathan’s is a sandwich joint worth checking out. Nathan’s isn’t fancy, but they serve it up right.

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