The best stuffed bacon cheeseburger ever

beef, burgers, cheese, pictures | April 15, 2012 | By


The full process of stuffing it carefully, wrapping it with bacon, slathering it with green sauce, etc, can be found on 9gag… large, glorious, drool-worthy photos.

I’m slightly disappointed that’s green chili sauce and not an avocado guacamole sauce, but any and all hints of disappointment are smothered away by the oozing cheese.

via my sister

How many kinds of potato salad do we really need?

5 different kinds of potato salad - Amish, Dutch, mustard, seeds, red skins still on 

At least five at any given deli, of course.

These pictures were actually taken last Easter, so how appropriate to finally get them up now, right? At the time, I was trying to explain to a Canadian friend that our delis are completely different. We have piles upon piles of prepared side dishes like this. They seem to mostly have olive varieties here, a few prepared dishes, peppers, and then mostly just meats. How barbaric!

Cucumber salad, loaded baked potato salad, red skin salad, boiled egg, mustard potato salad, regular potato sald

This is from a deli in Springfield with nice little rows of dishes, whereas I’m used to large bowls of goop sitting behind the glass instead. Regardless, the idea is the same….lots and lots of prepared side dishes to choose from

While I’ll admit that some of the dishes are disgusting (pink slime ham salad, anyone?), many of them are really good, too. I still prefer a homemade potato salad any day, though, over the ones from a deli.


Because at least mine will always taste roughly the same! And well, there will be plenty of mustard. Even when I order a mustard-laden variety somewhere, it never seems to be yellow enough or tangy enough….and yes, if I’m at home, I’ll add more to it. I don’t have a recipe for it….potatoes, onions, sweet pickles, pickle juice, mayo, mustard, salt, in all the right proportions, tasted repeatedly.

Deli counter row of side dishes for Easter and Fourth of July parties - ham salad, strawberry salad, peppers, macaroni, cucumber, potato salad varieties

And why is this so hard? Because this is what some varieties may look like instead:

salad made with baby potatoes, cooked in their jackets and left whole (skin on)
larger potatoes, cooked in their jackets and then peeled and cut
salad with a mayonnaise, Miracle Whip, sour cream or milk dressing
salad with vinegar dressing
salad with bacon, anchovies, or mustard.
salad with a fresh herb or dill dressing and/or chives, scallions, tarragon, gherkins, capers or other items.
salad with raw onions, cooked onions or pickled onions.
salad with tomatoes or green beans.
salad with hard-boiled eggs (a combination of potato salad and egg salad)
salad with ham, pickles, corn, hard-boiled egg and tomato salad with orange slices, Worcestershire sauce, bacon, and chives.
salad with celery or poppy seeds

Even though I can tell you the basic differences between an Amish potato salad and a…well, whatever you want to call a basic mustard variety…they never, ever taste the same from one place to the next.

So yes, having 5 or more potato salads available for a  4th of July party might seem excessive if you’re not from Midwest US, but frankly, I don’t know how they narrowed it down to that few…

Flying spaghetti monster? – More face smileys!

fun, pictures, smiley face, spaghetti | February 18, 2012 | By

Flying spaghetti monster with pasta, pretzels, and breadstick eyes

Bread that's smiling

waffles, poached eggs, and chocolate smiley face

strawberry smiley

Smiley face with omelet and pancake eyes

Angry tuna fish chunk slices

Kiwi is unhappy


Man on the moon cheese ....or is it melon/cantaloupe?


Even more?