- LifestyleEat This, Not That!
If you were a kid in America in the '90s, there's a good chance you had a McDonald's Happy Meal at least once in your life. And it was even better if you had a McFlurry or an apple pie to finish off the meal once you were done with your McNuggets.But if you've gone to the Golden Arches recently and noticed that the apple pie just wasn't the same, you aren't imagining things. McDonald's changed its apple pie recipe in 2018 to make the dessert a bit healthier, much to fans' chagrin. (And, really, the McDonald's apple pie still isn't a healthy choice.) Here's what's different about the apple pie from the days you had it in your youth.And for more, don't miss these 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback. The original McDonald's apple pie was deep-friedThe McDonald's apple pie dates back to 1968 when it debuted on the fast-food chain's menu in all its deep-fried glory.The current iteration of the McDonald's apple pie, meanwhile, is baked. It's better for you (although still not good for you), but plenty of fans want the older recipe back.RELATED: Sign up for our newsletter to get daily recipes and food news in your inbox! How is the new apple pie "healthier?"McDonald's current apple pie recipe doesn't feature high fructose corn syrup, and you won't find any preservatives or artificial colors, either. But don't be fooled: The baked apple pie still includes sugar and palm oil among its ingredients, and each serving contains 15 grams of sugar, along with a whopping six grams of saturated fat. You won't find this treat winning any nutrition awards—you'd be better off with our homemade Best-Ever Apple Pie Recipe.And if you just can't get behind the new apple pie recipe, there's a silver lining: McDonald's offers other pies seasonally, like the custard-filled holiday pie and the baked pumpkin pie. Plus, Popeyes offers a crispy, cinnamon-coated apple pie—it won our fast-food pie taste test!RELATED: Your ultimate restaurant and supermarket survival guide is here!Gone are the days of the old apple pie recipe, along with those Happy Meal graham cookies shaped like the McDonaldland cartoon characters. But you can always order these Secret Menu Options at McDonald's if you want to spice up your fast-food order.And for more, check out these 108 most popular sodas ranked by how toxic they are.
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Companies like Modern-Shed and Studio Shed report a spike in sales as people continue to work from home and kids start remote learning.
- CelebrityThe Wrap
Celebrity baker and “Cake Boss” star Buddy Valastro is facing an “uphill battle” after his dominant right hand was impaled with a metal rod in an accident while bowling with his family at their home.Valastro was rushed to a nearby hospital in New Jersey, where he had the first of two surgeries. The second took place in Manhattan and was performed by renowned surgeon Dr. Michelle Carlson, according to People. A representative for the reality star said in a statement that it’s going to be “an uphill battle” going forward and that he will need “prolonged recovery a therapy” due to the fact it’s his dominant hand.Valastro shared a photo from his hospital room on Wednesday.View this post on Instagram I was involved in a terrible accident a few days ago… 😔 What do you think of my new accessory? recoveryjourney positivevibes ironfist cakeboss buddyvalastroA post shared by Buddy Valastro (@buddyvalastro) on Sep 23, 2020 at 8:13am PDTThe accident took place at the family’s New Jersey home, where they were bowling in their personal alley. “There was a malfunction with the bowling pinsetter, a common fix in the past, but it turned into a terrible accident,” the rep said.“After trying to release the bowling pin from the cage mechanism, his right hand became lodged and compressed inside the unit. Unable to remove his hand, he can see a 1-1/2” metal rod slowly and repeatedly impale his hand three times between his ring finger and middle finger,” the rep said.After several minutes passed, Valastro’s two sons, 16-year-old Buddy Jr and 13-year-old Marco, used a saw to “to cut through the metal rod and relieve his father from the machine.”“Cake Boss” became a smash hit on TLC in 2009 and followed Valastro’s adventures and creations at the family bakery, Carlo’s Bakery. The show moved to sister network Discovery Family in 2019. Valastro has also appeared in numerous other food reality shows, including “Next Great Baker” and “Buddy vs. Duff,” which began airing new episodes in March.TheWrap has reached out to the Food Network for comment.Read original story ‘Cake Boss’ Star Buddy Valastro’s Dominant Hand Is Impaled in Home Bowling Accident At TheWrap
The singer got her inner thigh scar from an emergency follow-up procedure after her kidney transplant in 2017
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Paul Feig is about to watch "Bridesmaids" from start to end for the first time since its 2011 premiere -- and for a good cause. The film's director revealed to "Good Morning America" he doesn't tend to rewatch his films in full after they debut, but is set to revisit the Kristen Wiig movie at a virtual screening Thursday for folks whose weddings were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. "Bridesmaids" starred Wiig as Annie, a woman who is named maid-of-honor for her best friend Lillian's (Maya Rudolph) wedding but finds herself in fierce competition with Helen (Rose Byrne), one of Lillian's new friends, along the way.
Colleagues fear the oldest senator may struggle to lead Democrats on the Judiciary Committee.
- PoliticsThe Wrap
Donald Trump has been holding almost daily rallies in which he inevitably says something or other that causes a furor online. And on Tuesday, in Moon Township, Pa., the big one was probably his strange comment about tuna.“Cans of tuna fish. They go out and buy tuna fish and soup. You know that, right?” Trump declared, before saying something incomprehensible about Goya brand foods, which Trump has been actively promoting. “They throw it. It’s the perfect weight, tuna fish, they can really rip it, right? And that hits you. No, it’s true. Bumble Bee brand tuna. And you can throw that [unintelligible], you can put a curve on it, you can do whatever the hell you want.”Trump then complained about how the police in Chicago aren’t allowed to fight back against the alleged tuna-wielding protesters.Also Read: Tucker Carlson Airs Graphic Propaganda Film Defending Alleged Kenosha Killer (Video)You can watch the video of Trump’s tuna rant below.Trump on protesters at PA rally: “They go out and buy tuna fish and soup…they throw it. It’s the perfect weight, tuna fish, they can really rip it…And that hits you…Bumble Bee brand tuna…and [the cops] are not allowed to fight back…”INSANE. pic.twitter.com/js2SY0Mv7v– Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) September 23, 2020 The folks at Bumble Bee, which is one of the leading tuna brands in the world, were no doubt confused about Trump calling them out like that, but their social media team managed to put together a brief humorous response on Twitter to this strange comment from the president: “Eat em. Don’t throw em.”Eat em. Don’t throw em.– Bumble Bee Seafoods (@BumbleBeeFoods) September 23, 2020Palmer Report has a theory about why Trump went out of his way to specifically call out Bumble Bee tuna: Bumble Bee was opposed to Trump’s big tariff increase in 2018, while their chief competitor, StarKist, was in favor of the tariffs.The tuna thing wasn’t the only wild comment Trump made at his rally on Tuesday. He also relished the memory of MSNBC reporter Ali Velshi being shot with a rubber bullet by police in Minneapolis in May, calling it a “beautiful sight.” Though he couldn’t remember what network Velshi worked for.Also Read: Seth Meyers: Everything Republicans Say About SCOTUS Picks Is 'Obvious Bulls--' (Video)“The street was a mess. That idiot reporter from CNN got hit on the knee with a canister of tear gas. and he went down,” Trump said, before referring to Velshi as “the one with the shaved head.”This was the second time in less than a week that Trump made comments like this about Velshi being brutalized by police — the previous time was last Friday in Bemidji, Min.Read original story Bumble Bee Mocks Trump Comment About Protesters Throwing Cans of Tuna At TheWrap