Jonathan Fallon

jazmin starbucks

Indeed, the inability of Starbucks baristas to spell their customers’ names correctly on cups has reached epidemic proportions. The problem is so out of control that the internet has taken notice with a number of sites devoted to collecting name fails.

Now Justin Hook has channeled those images into a new Starbucks name generator called “What’s My Starbucks Name?” that will give everyone an idea of what name your drink could be under next time you decide to grab a coffee. In my case, I’ll be listening for “Jazimin”.

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For those days when you want more cheese than conventional mac n cheese can provide, there’s these DIY Mac n Cheese Mozzarella Bombs from Amy at Oh, Bite It. The “one of a kind mouth experience like no other” consists of “ooey-gooey balls of mac n cheese” that are “literally exploding with miles of melty mozzarella”.

Thankfully, a recipe has been provided for cheese fiends. If you’re among them, you can check it out on Oh, Bite It.

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For the hell of it, someone decided to pit a red hot ball of nickel against a giant jawbreaker to see what would happen. Although it took several attempts and relocation to the inside of a bowl, the blazing ball eventually worked its way clean through, giving us an indication of what it must look like when a volcano erupts in Candyland.

Check it out after the jump.

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Bree Miller of Bree’s Cakes decided to celebrate Easter by creating a confectionary Frankenstein consisting of three layers cornbread cake pasted together with mac and cheese and candied yams, iced with mashed potatoes, drizzled with gravy and topped with fried chicken.

Apparently this isn’t the first time Bree has dabbled in experimental comfort food cakes. She has also fashioned a double layer cornbread cake with black bean filling and mashed potato frosting with guacamole, caramelized onions, avocado slices and lime, as well as a collard green and cornbread cake topped with spicy chicken wings.

Hit the jump for some additional pics.

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What makes for the perfect espresso shot? ChefSteps recently took the time to break it all down for us – starting with a simple definition and taking us all the way through the nitty-gritty of tamping and timing.

Find out how productivity fuel is born after the jump.

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If the bane of your morning routine is choosing whether to eat Pop-Tarts or cereal for breakfast, then you are in the same boat as the folks at Bustle, who recently decided to solve the problem once and for all by marrying the two in an explosion of flavor and calories. However, if you want to partake in the edible awesome, you’ll have to invest some time into the labor-intensive recipe, as it’s a DIY deal.

Those who are still on board can check out the recipe here. Personally? I’m going to cut regular Pop-Tarts into smaller Pop-Tarts and pour milk on ‘em.

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If you live in the city, chances are you’ve never been able to gaze at the constellations and ask yourself why most look nothing like their names. Thankfully, Firebox has devised The Star Mug, which will provide an astronomy lesson while helping you caffeinate for the day ahead.

The product prepares you for your journey by arriving in rocket-shaped packaging, and when fueled with any hot beverage, the mug will take you on an educational journey to six of the most famous constellations, including The Great Dog, The Great Bear and The Lion. However, the trip to the aerial zoo will end in disaster should you navigate the mug through a dishwasher cycle.

Check out additional pics after the jump.

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Once again, Amy of Oh, Bite It! has provided the Internet with a simple but brilliant over-the-top recipe. This time it’s for glazed cannoli doughnuts, which are described as a “warm, flaky, buttery doughnut filled with that creamy Cannoli goodness that puts a smile on your face”.

She has also issued a warning about their great taste and rapid disappearance, as well as the potential of being hounded for the recipe should you decide to share them with others.

If you’re still game, the simple instructions can be found on Oh, Bite It.

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The Hollywood Kitty Company in Cleveland, Ohio believed that cats would enjoy a martini as much as some humans, and put their hypothesis to work by creating this 4-foot tall, customizable Martini Condo.

After the jump, you can watch cats partake in the feline wonderland’s two separate entrances, sisal scratch post and 36-inch diameter lounge area. In addition, humans can take advantage of the condo’s highly customizable design, choosing everything from the shapes of the openings to the color of the toothpick (although higher prices may be applied to the more complicated offerings).

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Those who are familiar with the older, infinitely funner episodes of The Simpsons may recall Homer’s snacking binge at the beginning of “Lisa the Greek”. Colorado production company CinemaRaven decided to reenact this bit of comedy gold in the third dimension, using a team of three people and some stop motion editing – resulting in the 9 second video after the jump.

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