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Tater Tots x Nachos = Totchos

There are some mashups so gut-wrenchingly glorious, so decadently delicious, so damn greasy, that they deserve to be tasted, tested, improved, written about, modified, expanded, contracted, broken down, reassembled, broken down again, and possibly reassembled (after lunch) until they've finally emerged in their ultimate form. Totchos are one of them. More

The Food Lab: Homemade Tater Tots, Sweet Potater Tots, Twice Baked Potater Tots, And More!

Raise your hand if you like Tater Tots? (And remember, it's the Internet, so no one can see you)! Everyone, right? I thought so. They get a bum rap in public, and it's a travesty, because they are perhaps the second-most-awesomest crisp-on-the-outside tender-in-the-center fried potato-based snack ever conceived. This week, we try to make them at home. More

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

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