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The Creator Of The Green Bean Casserole Has Passed
You’ve probably never heard of Dorcas Reilly, but chances are, you’re really familiar with her work. She’s the woman who created a true Thanksgiving classic: green bean casserole. The creamy, crunchy dish has been gracing tables as long as we can remember, but she's the one who came up with it for the Campbell’s Soup Company back in 1955 and it’s been a hit ever since.
It can't be overstated how important Dorcas is to American culinary history. In fact, the original recipe card was donated to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2002. "Dorcas was an incredible woman, whose legacy will live on for years to come," Campbell's said in a statement. "She will be missed by her Campbell colleagues and all those who were impacted by her creativity and generous spirit."
Reilly passed away back on October 15th from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 92. So when you’re dining on your turkey dinner this Thanksgiving, have a bite of her iconic green bean casserole in honor of its creator. And to see the classic recipe, CLICK HERE.
Source: USA Today
Death of DVD? U.K. retailer to stop stocking the players as streaming surges
With streaming reaching an every-rising high water mark, John Lewis, a high-end U.K. department store chain, has decided to stop selling DVD players altogether.
The U.K. Telegraph reports that sales of the players have dropped 40% at the retailer, leading its buyers to waive off any new shipments; sales will cease early next year.
The paper reports nearly 4 in 10 homes over The Pond subscribe to streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
According to the Digital Entertainment Group's 2017 year-end report, things aren't looking great for DVDs in the U.S., either: in 2017, consumers spent $9.55 billion on subscriptions to services such as Netflix -- a 31% increase from 2016 -- while DVD and Blu-ray sales dropped 14% to $4.72 billion.
Peppermint Bark Oreos Are Coming Soon
We’re still a week away from Halloween, but holiday treats are making their way to stores already. And Oreo is getting a head start with their new festive addition: Peppermint Bark Oreos. These are different from the Peppermint-Flavored Oreos that came out around 2013 because these have peppermint creme combined with “crunchy sugar crystals” to create that crunchy texture that we love in peppermint bark. These limited-edition cookies will be hitting stores in the next few weeks.
Target Ups Their Online Game With Free Shipping During The Holidays
If you want free shipping for holiday shopping, Target hears you.
Target is announcing free shipping for all online sales during the holiday shopping season. From November 1st to December 22nd, the retailer is suspending its usual 35-dollar minimum requirement for free two-day shipping.
That means every purchase from Target's website will ship free, no matter how little it costs. Target also is expanding its Drive Up service to almost a thousand stores. That allows you to place orders online and have them delivered to your car at the store.
The plan for the company is to overtake Walmart and Amazon.Source: CNBC
Vodka Expert Says It Shouldn’t Go In The Freezer
Lots of us stash our vodka in the freezer, but it turns out, that’s not the best place to store it to get the full flavor potential. According to Francois Thibault, creator of Grey Goose Vodka, putting it in the freezer is one of the biggest mistakes people make with the alcohol. The problem is that such low temperatures subdue the flavor, so you’ll miss out on the “more sophisticated aromas and flavors.”
But on the flip side, if you’re drinking cheap vodka, keep it in the freezer to hide its “aggressive, burning notes.” So if you’re vodka is anything but premium, you’re probably doing yourself a favor by storing it in the freezer.
Were You A Virgin When You Got Married?
Want to be marriage material? Perhaps stop sleeping around. A new survey from the Institute of Family Studies found that people who have only had sex with their spouses are most likely to say they’re in a “very happy” marriage. “Contrary to conventional wisdom, when it comes to sex, less experience is better, at least for the marriage,” W. Bradford Wilcox, a sociologist at the Institute for Family Studies, told The Atlantic. But marriage experts said that those who avoid sex before marriage may just be more commitment-oriented. “They have never been interested in sex without commitment, and once married, they may be more committed to their spouses, and therefore happier,” Andrew Cherlin, a sociologist at Johns Hopkins University, told The Atlantic.
- Would you prefer to marry a virgin or someone with a little more experience in the bedroom?
- Were you and your spouse virgins when you got married?