Facebook Paper for iOS. If Facebook and Flipboard and Pintrest had a baby...this would be it. It changes the way you view your newsfeed on your phone. Photos are more prominent and scrolling is side-to-side (like in your gallery) instead of up and down. You can also organize your interests into tiles and flip through news stories. Free for iPhones only...no iPad or Android versions yet.
4 cups all purpose flour
1 pkg. dry active yeast
1 cup warm milk, scalded & skimmed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. salt
2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced small
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
3 Tbsp. cinnamon
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
Dissolve yeast in warm milk.
Cream together sugar, butter, eggs, and salt. Add flour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
Place in a very lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place free from draft from a minimum of 1 hour until dough as nearly doubled in size. Can be refrigerated overnight.
When dough is ready, in a separate bowl mix brown sugar and cinnamon and apples.
Punch down dough and roll out on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a rectangle shape about 1/4” thick. Spread the softened butter, from the filling, evenly over the surface of the dough, and sprinkle evenly with apple cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll up the dough like a jelly roll.
Cut the rolled dough into 1 3/4” slices and place on a parchment lined baking sheet, allow about 1” of space between each roll. Put rolls into a warm place and allow to double in size, approximately 30 minutes.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until lightly golden. Ice the rolls when still warm.
Cream Cheese Drizzle
2 sticks butter, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
Whip together all ingredients. Drizzle over warm buns.
With less and less of us carrying cash around, this is the digital equivalent of opening your wallet.
It automatically detects your income and fixed expenses, then calculates your available spending money for the day, the week or the month. Just link your bank accounts and credit cards to the app and it does the rest.
Every time you make a purchase, the app updates and deducts that amount from your available spending total.
The display is very simple, it looks kind of like a fishbowl being emptied of water. Every time you spend money, the water level in the fishbowl drops. When the bowl is empty...so is your wallet. *fishbowl image is an analogy, actual image is a circle with color filled-in
Last week, Target sent an email to about 70 million customers offering apologies and free credit monitoring for the next year. Great, right? Unfortunately, whenever someone tries to do good, there is someone right behind them, trying to do wrong. Target says they have identified and stopped at least 12 scammers who were posing as the store, sending similar emails.
In the wake, Target suggests not clicking on links in any such emails and certainly not providing personal information through them.
Instead, go directly to creditmonitoring.target.com.
Here's the mobile companion of the popular foodie website FoodGawker.com! Full of “food porn” (tastefully taken pictures of food and drink that make you want to eat right now), this app has photos and recipes for food and drinks, searchable by keyword...or you can browse randomly.
This app is for serious foodies or foodie wannabes. If you're looking for simple, 20 minute, one-pan, one-spoon recipes to make between soccer and band practice, keep walking bub.
Pictures, recipes, food blogs and restaurant reviews you can save, email or share on a number of social media sites.
FREE - iTunes
Whenever the subject of 'weight loss' comes up on the Wave Morning Show, Dan asks everyone if they have seen Pottsy's "fat picture"?
For those of you who haven't see it, here is the side-by-side of Pottsy in 2000 at 305 pounds and in 2014 at 188.
Vegetable Quinoa Soup
Makes 10-12 servings
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lg. onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch dice
2 lg. zucchini, rinsed and cut into 1/4 inch dice
2 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks (optional)
1 cup dry white wine
3 cups canned tomato chunks
5 qt. vegetable stock
2 cups quinoa
1 lb. fresh spinach, stems trimmed, leaves cut into thin strips
1 lg. can (1 lb. 3 oz.) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, carrots, zucchini, potatoes and cook, stirring frequently for 10 minutes, add the wine. Stir in the tomatoes and cook 5 minutes longer. Pour in the stock and then add the quinoa, spinach, and beans. Simmer the soup uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve in large bowls with parmesan cheese.
Using big shopping carts, ignoring your freezer and not knowing the prices of the things you buy the most are just three of the biggest mistakes we make at the grocery store. Food Network host and author, Melissa d'Arabian, shows us what we're doing wrong at the grocery store. Click here for the full story.
One of the coolest things to come out of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show is the FLIR One iPhone case! FLIR is a brand name for thermal imaging cameras. This case will fit an iPhone 5 or 5s, has a FLIR camera built in as well as a battery pack that extends your battery life by about 50% (or 2 hours of continuous use). The FLIR One iPhone case is expected to be available later this year and should retail for around $350.
Uses: Checking for drafts or poorly insulated areas of your house, locating your friends in a dark campground or hunting for bigfoot.
Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake
Makes 1 loaf
8 oz. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ cup All Purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
Zest and juice of two lemons
¼ cup poppy seeds
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour the 9x 5 loaf pan and set aside.
Using a kitchen stand mixer cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and lemon juice and mix until combined.
Sift together dry ingredients and add to the egg mixture, be careful not to overmix once the flour is added.
Fold in the lemon zest and poppy seeds. Pour or scoop batter into prepared pan. Bake until center of loaf feels spongy or a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, approximately 35-45 minutes.
1 cup powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
Stir together until combined. Drizzle over pound cake.
Wake N Shake is an alarm clock for your iPhone. To turn it off, you have to violently shake the phone. There is no snooze button because...well, try falling back asleep after that workout!
Grilled Chicken with Orange Mustard Glaze
1 lemon, juice & zest
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp. fresh thyme
2 bay leaves
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups mixed olives
Heat olive oil in a small sauce pan with lemon juice and zest, garlic, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves and crushed red pepper. Remove from the heat and poor over olives and toss well. Place olives in the refrigerator to marinate overnight.