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There is a better way to re-heat leftovers

Baby, it’s cold outside! With temperatures at extreme lows across much of the country, many find themselves forgoing their trips to the grocery stores and just ordering in. Take-out is man’s best friend when the winter weather has us hungry and bundled up inside, and calls for pizza and Chinese food are going out across the country.

In our hungry search for online take-out menus, we came across this random act of (pizza) kindness. An Imgur user opened the door to his pizza delivery, only to find that the delivery man had placed his pizza box inside a second box to ensure a warm-despite-the-cold drop off.

Thoughtful and much appreciated, because nothing’s worse than a lukewarm pizza when you need a little warming up.

Of course, even the tastiest take-out often means leftovers in the fridge, As the pizza delivery guy knows, you want to enjoy your pizza and friend rice the way it’s supposed to taste: hot and delicious, even a day later. Here we give you the ultimate tips for reheating your slice and rice, so it’s just as good as when it was dropped off on your doorstep.

The Best Way to Reheat Pizza

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There seems to be an overwhelming consensus on this one, and it’s not the microwave. We know it seems like the easy choice, but it’s not the best one. The microwave will serve up a soggy, rubbery slice of pie that just doesn’t deliver. Forgo the waves and whip out your skillet! Cast iron is best, but any sturdy stove top pan will do.

Heat your skillet on a burner set to medium.
Place your slice in the skillet and tent with foil or cover with a fitted lid.
Heat for 5 minutes until the cheese re-melts and the bottom of the crust is nice and crispy.
You may actually find your delivery pie tastes even better than it did when it arrived, as the skillet will crisp up the bottom perfectly. Your pizza will have enough grease on it, so there’s no need to add oil to the skillet.

The Best Way to Reheat Rice

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We’ve all been there – you wake up and head to the fridge only to be reminded of all the left over Chinese food from the night before! Great – breakfast! The only problem is, the fridge does a number on your rice. Simply placing it uncovered in the microwave won’t do much to get fluffy, yummy grains. Here are a couple of tips.

The Best Way to Reheat Fried Chicken

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Fried chicken can turn really soggy after hitting the microwave – and that defeats the whole purpose. The oven and a little non-stick cooking spray are your friends here.

Heat your oven to 400 degrees and position a rack in the middle.
Line a baking tray with foil and spray it with non-stick cooking spray.
Space the chicken out on the backing tray. You want a little space between your pieces, so the air can circulate and all the surfaces crisp.
Spray the food lightly with non-stick cooking spray and bake for 20 minutes, turning the pieces once, half way through.

The Best Way to Reheat French Fries

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French fries taste a bit like cardboard the day after you order them, but often times you still find yourself munching on them with a mixture of guilt and distaste. Crisp ‘em up and make them worth eating!

Heat a cast iron skillet to medium on your stove.
Once it’s nice and hot add a little oil to the pan. Choose an oil with a high smoke point, such as peanut,
Add the fries, being sure not to crowd the pan. You may need to do two batches if you have a lot left over.
Toss them in the oil until warmed through, about 2 minutes.

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McDonald’s ad is surprisingly mean


McDonald’s has been in the headlines a lot lately. The fast food behemoth recently announced it would be getting rid of a litany of its menu items. This announcement comes not too long after McDonald’s unleashed a campaign that allowed its customers to ask questions about the origins of its ingredients and more. Now a new ad campaign from the fast food chains seems to mock folks who are health-conscious or just foodies.

The new ad starts by directly addressing “vegetarians, foodies and gastronauts” and asking them to look away from a massive close-up of a Big Mac. The voiceover ads that quinoa and soy will never be as juicy as a the well-known burger for a pretty in-your-face statement.

As part of the new ad campaign, “A little more lovin’ can change a lot,” McDonald’s sure has become a bit derisive even though the company is trying out a new strategy with an emphasis on the “love” part of its slogan. The new ad certainly demonstrates its deep love for the Big Mac, but very much at the expense of people who enjoy eating healthy foods. For this reason, the ad has been met with some criticism.

In addition to changing up its marketing strategy, McDonald’s will also change up its signs, packaging and even the uniforms that the employees wear.

Watch the video above to learn more about the controversial new McDonald’s ad.

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What to cook the day after Thanksgiving?

One-Pan Pasta
From Martha Stewart Living
Serves 4

Thanksgiving requires every pan in the house. You’re exhausted the next day (even if you only brought a pie!) Thank goodness, then, for this killer pasta recipe, which I cook about once a week when the weather gets cold. It’s unbelievable how easily Martha Stewart’s one-pan pasta comes together: The sauce—cherry tomatoes, garlic, onion, basil, and hot pepper flakes—mingle right in the pan with the pasta noodles and their cooking water, transforming in minutes into a creamy sauce that coats every strand. The best part? Almost no dishes. So you can get back to napping. —Yahoo Food Assistant Food Editor Donna Yen

12 ounces linguine
12 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
1 onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
2 sprigs basil, plus torn leaves for garnish
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
4 1/2 cups water
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

1. Combine pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red-pepper flakes, basil, oil, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and water in a large straight-sided skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil mixture, stirring and turning pasta frequently with tongs, until pasta is al dente and water has nearly evaporated, about 9 minutes.

2. Season to taste with salt and pepper, divide among 4 bowls, and garnish with basil. Serve with oil and Parmesan.

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BURGER KING BRINGS BACK YUMBO SANDWICH AFTER 40 YEARS

Back when the Burger King menu wasn’t filled with Triple Whoppers and Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburgers, they sold a ham-and-cheese sandwich—and Burger King is putting that sandwich back on the menu after a 40-year hiatus. It was last available in 1974! Like when it debuted in 1968, the Yumbo is still a hot ham-and-cheese sandwich, only this time the chain decided to include a few additions.

The sandwich was a huge hit when it was originally on the menu decades ago. Its popularity is made apparent by the fact that someone is actually selling an old Yumbo sign on eBay! Burger King is hoping the return of the sandwich will spark nostalgia in people who loved it back in the day. Even the Burger King Facebook page is taking a trip back in time to honor the return of the sandwich.

Watch the video above to learn more about the return of Burger King’s Yumbo Sandwich. Then, check out the slideshow below for more vintage photos of the menu item!

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