TasteSpotting Top 12, week ending 8.2 and the Magic of the Microwave Oven

TasteSpotting Top 12 week ending 08.02.2008
Just a quickie with pictures and links to catch ourselves up with what was Hot! Fresh! Then! last week ending 08.02.2008 on TasteSpotting, the thing that has been sucking the cream-filling out of the Twinkie that is my life as of late (as bitter as I love to be and sound about it, I honestly don’t know what I would do with myself if I wasn’t running on Costco coffee fumes until 3 am every morning working on this stuff). These are the user submissions that went live and got the most *raises eyebrows* action during that week. Don’t ask me what “got action” means. I really wouldn’t know.

No, really.

I am making a few (hopefully snide) remarks about some of the submissions here because I just can’t help myself. Trust me, you’d get this way too if you stared at 250x250px pictures of ridiculously good looking food for 24 hours – it’s the same kind of sarcastic, cynical attitude you have toward beautiful women if you stare at runway models for a living.

If you’d like to comment on Rachael Ray’s use of Teddy Grahams to decorate a cake, feel free to do so here since there is no commenting over on TasteSpotting for reasons that will remain known only to me until next Wednesday. Oh, hell, why wait until an arbitrary day like Wednesday to tell you? I will tell you! One of the bullet points in the grand list that is TasteSpotting’s mission statement is that the site serves as a gateway to blogs that might not get as much exposure otherwise. So, if readers are compelled to make a comment on something they see on TasteSpotting, we would rather they click through to the originating site and contribute to the discussion there.

Okay, so do we all feel better about why TasteSpotting doesn’t have commenting?

Now then, about last week’s posts. It appears that as “foodie” as we may all claim to be, we have a curious obsession with French fries, Rachael Ray, and microwave cooking. Go figure.

Homemade French Fries
Ultimate Brownie
Watermelon KegClassy. Which means I’m totally going to do this for a Labor Day Weekend party!
5 Minute Microwave Chocolate Cake
Rachael Ray’s Cake Decorating Tips – I have no words. Oh, except – W. T. F. which are actually letters, not words.
40 Second Microwave Chocolate Cake – Twice in one week. Something is going on here.
Over Easy Eggs
Fresh Berry Gelatin Mold
Herb Baked Eggs
Coffee Can Made Ice Cream – I saved two Costco coffee cans to do this (I wasnt joking about CostCo coffee, now was I?)
Homemade Boba Drink
Cheesy Garlic Bread

I’ll have the next set of data up shortly…

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  • Rossella

    Very interesting list. I’m curious for the 40 second microwave chocolate cake, I’ll do it asap. I need to learn to use effectively the microwave: at home of my boyfriend I’ve only it

  • Anonymous

    Did they hire Martha Stewart to come up with the cake decorating tips? I don’t think RR could’ve made something that creative *gasp*. This is a gal that made sliced up hot dogs and pickles and called them the “Chicago dog salad”.

  • Aimée

    Does anyone ever tell you you do a great job? Consider this a virtual pat on the back, really.
    We love TasteSpotting!!

    -a fan

  • Browners

    I was so worried when Jean pulled her plug on TasteSpotting, but am so pleased you have taken over. I am constantly amazed by the quality and variety of food porn that you distributing to the world. I’m not sure what I would do without it!

  • ChristianZ

    I’ve put Teddy Grahams on ice cream sundaes before and I might’ve also put them on strawberry shortcake too.

  • jess

    just wanted to say that tastespotting is among the most awesome food sites out there. i can’t believe you do this without pay at all. many props to you, the time you dedicate, and all the hard work you’ve put into this!

  • freeway-J

    It’s 6:30am and I don’t know how I’m going to go another hour with finding a way to get some garlic cheesy bread. I don’t think I can make it to lunch, that sounds SO good!

  • Ingrid

    It was TOO COOL seeing my photo on Tastespotting.

    Thanks for coming by my blog and taking the time to leave me a comment!

    Thx, again!

  • mattatouille

    haha that watermelon keg is awesome.

  • mattatouille

    haha that watermelon keg is awesome.

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    This section introduces Korea-related bloggers’ articles with their blogs URLs.
    You can post one of your favorite articles along with your blog name and URL, or by asking me.
    I bet it’ll help promote your blog and be visited by more readers who want to enjoy your writings.
    If you are interested, please visit http://www.KoreanESL.com or email me.
    No registration required.
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  • OfficialOmarGomez


    if yall can go to this blog for life advice i would appreciate it with all my heart i put everything i can to this blog and i like it so much

    than you guys

    mmmm by the way those hamburgers look so gooddddd!!!!!!

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