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Frozen Guilty (Hot) Pleasures: What Are Yours?

Every year I go to a friend's holiday party. This friend has many wonderful qualities. She is smart, decent, and funny, but not only is she a Republican, she's a vegetarian Republican. And she cares not a whit about food. But this post is not about her vegetarianism or her political beliefs, which don't concern me in the slightest. It is about a couple of things she serves at her holiday party. Unapologetically, unashamedly, my friend serves frozen pigs in blankets and Totino's Pizza Rolls (she doesn't eat them herself, she just serves them, like the gracious hostess she is). And you know what? Those suckers hit the spot. They're good, in that good/bad way the tastiest processed, politically incorrect... More

Cheddar Bay Biscuits of Self-Loathing

Rasa Malaysia confesses a weakness for Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits so compelling she keeps going back to have them despite her feeling very strongly that chain restaurants are wrong. Her guilt drove her to Googling recipes, and she ended up baking biscuits she says are "about 80% close to the original in terms of taste". Not bad, but I bet she'll still end up at Red Lobster! What are your chain restaurant guilty pleasures?... More

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