It’s a tie for my favorite link this week.
Link 1: Snacksby
Snacksby is a web site designed so that you enter in the ingredients that you have on hand, and it outputs a list of recipes that you can make with those ingredients. Think Web 2.0 meets epicurious. I am actually including it only because the premise of the site is really good, not the actual performance. It has not been up for long, and so there are not very many recipes in the site’s database, nor does it seem to match ingredients to recipes well. (I entered in “corn” and got no recipes back, even though I had just looked at a recipe for Cajun Corn Soup; it appears that a recipe is given only if ALL the ingredients are on hand.) But again, I include it because it’s a very cool, and useful, idea — and as with all Web 2.0 sites, it will get better the more people use it. I’ll be typing up a couple recipes myself this afternoon. (Because my chili-lime corn is way better than Rachael Ray’s.)
I’ve always liked these radio commercials; I love the early-90’s arena rock/power ballad music (complete with the gritty vocal performance; I wonder if the singer was actually in a band I would recognize from my misspent college days?). Here’s a blog posting with links to 52 (!) of them in MP3 format. I think my favorite is the one about Mr. 80-SPF-Sunblock-Wearer: “Your coconut-scented force field blocks out all the sun’s rays — and any stray rays from another sun in another galaxy.” A del.icio.us time waster.