Aug 21 2012

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs. Shine from YAHOO!

 
When was the last time you made eggs for dinner? I'm not talking some frou-frou frittata or delicate French omelet. I mean a big ol' plate of hearty scrambled eggs--with maybe some bacon on the side.
In my house, scrambled eggs are for dinner at least once a week. They're easy to make (I'm thinking of you bachelor(ette)s out there.), super-fast to get to the table, a perfect source of protein, and (channeling my starving college student here,) really, really cheap. And if those reasons to make scrambled eggs weren't enough, they're pretty darn tasty too.
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Aug 18 2012

School lunches getting healthier?

Schools scrambling to serve up healthier lunch choices. USA TODAY

The reason: New government nutrition standards for school meals go into effect this year, raising the bar for the first time in more than 15 years. Schools must meet the standards to get federal meal reimbursements.
Many school districts are doing major overhauls. But some have already made significant improvements in nutritional quality of meals over the last few years, and this year they're upping their game.
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Aug 17 2012

Tipping Via Credit Card, Why you shouldn't.

Why you shouldn't tip restaurant servers on your credit card. USA TODAY


When you charge a meal on a credit card, if you want the servers to be assured of their fair share, you should leave the tip in cash, more than one server has told me.
1) "Server can take that money home at night. When tips are distributed by check (often later) it's never, ever accurate. Not malicious intent usually, just lazy bookkeeping.
2) "Some owners outright steal tips," Steve says.
3) "Owners have forced waiters to give the kitchen a cut of the tips. Illegal. Instead of paying their hardest-working (kitchen) employees more, quite a few owners will steal it from the waiter. This is an old story."
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