On a hot summer’s day at the New York State Fair, nothing is better than a cold, frozen treat. (They are also not bad on a cool day at the Fair!)But to truly experience the Fair, one has to expand their horizons. A vanilla ice cream cone and hot fudge sundaes are great, but you can get them anytime.The Fair is about trying something crazy and unusual. We set to to discover some of the Fair’s wildest, craziest frozen treats and while he hit all the usual suspects, we found some surprises as well.Here’s what we found.Milky Bun’s Cotton Candy Burrito Location: Dairy Products BuildingCost: $5 (additional toppings cost $0.50 each)Of all the things we tried, this was definitely the craziest.A burrito, stuffed with your choice of candy and ice cream, wrapped inside a “shell” of pink cotton candy.The sweet cotton candy melts in your mouth and infuses itself into the ice cream for a one-of-a-kind treat.Milky Bun offers a huge variety of ice cream choices and … [Read more...] about NYS Fair 2019: Beer ice cream and other crazy frozen goodies
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Photo: Photo By Tom McCorkle For The Washington Post. Photo: Photo By Tom McCorkle For The Washington Post. Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 Photo: Photo By Tom McCorkle For The Washington Post. How to create the ice cream of your dreams 1 / 10 Back to Gallery If there's a food that brings more universal joy to the world than ice cream, I've yet to find it. Frankly, I'm not sure I'd want to. Whether you eat it in a bowl or a cone, on a hot summer afternoon or by the midnight light of the refrigerator, ice cream is almost guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. But what about making it yourself? Does the idea of homemade, from-scratch ice cream fill you with radiant happiness? If it doesn't, it should. Roll down the freezer aisle these days, … [Read more...] about How to create the ice cream of your dreams
New York (CNN Business)You're probably already cringing at the headline. If the judgy stares from strangers at restaurants aren't enough to discourage you from giving your kids smartphones and tablets, the constant stream of news stories and studies on why it's critical to keep technology away from our small people will likely do the trick. On Wednesday, the United Nations' public health agency released its first guidelines around screen time for kids under age 5. It recommends children under the age of 2 have no "sedentary screen time," including video games or TV exposure, and those ages 2 to 4 have no more than one hour each day. Giving younger kids any form of screen time is a point of contention. But it's something I've made peace with and even embrace. At my house, I hand over a Fire HD Kids Edition tablet to my 2-year-old son for about 20 minutes* each day, where he swipes and taps his way through worlds of puzzles and counting, matching and language games. [*It's 20 minutes … [Read more...] about Experts say iPad screen time is bad for kids. Here’s why I’m ignoring them
Nolan Sherrill, co-owner of The Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain, grew up exploring in South Knoxville. "We would take our field trips out there," he said. "As you get older, you get to use those outdoor facilities a little differently. We've spent lots of afternoons riding bikes and hiking trails." Sherrill, 38, now has a new reason to spend time in the urban wilderness of South Knoxville — expanding his business. The Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain will open a new location for ice cream and coffee in the future Baker Creek Bottoms development, which plans to capitalize on the unique layout and location of South Knoxville — where city life meets wildlife. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Baker Creek Bottoms plan evolves with community and vendor input Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Buy Photo Developer Thomas Krajewski shows potential plans at the site of the future … [Read more...] about The Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain bringing ice cream and coffee to South Knoxville
Story highlights Though some types of chocolate have antioxidants, not all of them are created equal Its anti-inflammatory power is thought to come from a class of plant nutrients called flavonoids Chocolate can have varying levels of flavonoid compounds, depending on how it was processed (CNN)Who doesn't love chocolate? Even if it's not your favorite sweet treat, you can probably agree that the confection conjures thoughts of love, pleasure and reward. But in case you need one more reason (or 10) to celebrate chocolate, just look to science. Studies of chocolate lovers -- and even some self-proclaimed "chocoholics" -- suggest that it could lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease, help control blood sugar and slash stress, and on and on. Research has even backed up some of the more bizarre health benefits that have been ascribed to cocoa. The Mayans used chocolate powder to relieve the runs, and in the last decade, researchers have identified possible … [Read more...] about Is chocolate good or bad for health?