Beer can be good for you. According to Kristen Domonell for Men's Health, beer can decrease risk of cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure, boost immunity and strengthen bones.
Slurpees, like so many other genius inventions, were created on accident. When Dairy Queen owner Omar Knedlik's soda fountain broke in the late 1950s, he improvised and put bottles of soda in the freezer to stay cold. He accidentally left them in a little too long, and they had frozen into a slushy consistency by the time his customers bought the sodas. To his surprise, they loved this new slushy soda and started requesting "those pops that were in a little bit longer."
The average alcohol content of beer by volume is between 4 and 6 percent. Low-alcohol beers such may have 0.5 to 2 percent alcohol by volume, while stronger beers may have up to 12 percent.
Hot chocolate does not have more caffeine than coffee. The average cup of hot chocolate from Starbucks contains 25 milligrams of caffeine; the average cup of plain coffee from Starbucks contains 415 milligrams of caffeine.
A gallon of apple cider is made from approximately one-third of a bushel, or 36 apples. Composed of these fruits and nothing else, apple cider has no cholesterol and is a good source of potassium and iron.
Director of nutrition for WebMD Kathleen M. Zelman explains that drinking water has several benefits, including maintaining a balance of bodily fluids, controlling calories, energizing the muscles, keeping the skin looking good, helping the kidneys and maintaining a healthy bowel function. However, Glasgow-based general practitioner Margaret McCartney in a MailOnline.com article warns against drinking too much water, stating that drinking water when not thirsty may impair concentration.
The difference between regular lemonade and pink lemonade is the addition of an extra ingredient that gives the regular lemonade a pink color. The extra ingredient could be cranberry juice, raspberry juice, crushed strawberries, strawberry juice, grenadine or red food coloring.
An 8 ounce portion of dry spaghetti yields approximately 3 1/2 cups when cooked, while 8 ounces of macaroni yields around 4 cups cooked. The amount of cooked pasta yielded by dry uncooked pasta will vary depending on the type and size of pasta. Larger and bulkier pasta types, such as rigatoni, penne rigate and wide noodles, will yield more cooked pasta per dry pasta amount, while smaller pasta types usually yield less.
According to Waffle House's menu, a fully loaded order of hash browns includes potatoes, onions, cheese, ham, tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, mushrooms, chili and sausage gravy. Each of the ingredients is available separately by using a code word, which allows customers to build their hash brown orders any way they choose.
One should bake meatballs at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes. However, the time needed to bake meatballs depends on their size, the oven temperature and the recipe. Meatballs larger than 1.5 inches require longer baking times than smaller meatballs. Choosing an oven temperature is mostly a matter of personal preference rather than one of necessity.
Despite its rich color, red velvet cake possesses a very mild chocolate flavor. Traditionally red velvet cakes use a small amount of cocoa powder, and some call for buttermilk and vanilla or other extracts, which can vary the flavor.
You can make your own potpourri using flowers and other natural ingredients. It is easy to create the unique mixture and scents you desire.
Depending on the size and portion of the chicken, baking times can vary anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Time may also vary based on what oven temperature is being used.
Gluten is a protein that is found in grains including wheat, rye and barley. A less-common grain called triticale, which is a cross between wheat and rye, also contains gluten. Any processed foods that contain ingredients such as white flour, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, semolina or graham flour also contain gluten.
The difference between puff pastry and shortcrust pastry is that puff pastry contains more fat and requires an elaborate dough-folding technique that creates dozens of layers during baking. Shortcrust pastry is thick, hardy, and does not puff or separate into layers. It is a popular choice for tart and quiche bottoms, while delicate puff pastry is preferable for turnovers and upper pastry crusts.
Shortening can be melted and used in the place of oil in some recipes in the same amount of oil as requested in the recipe. Shortening should not be used in the place of oil when baking, however, because it changes the consistency of the finished product.
Caffeine is harmful when taken excessively. Negative health effects of caffeine include difficulty in sleeping, increased anxiety, restlessness, trembling muscles and a rapid heart rate.
Milk curdles when mixed with vinegar because the acid from the vinegar causes the protein molecules in milk to come together to form visible solids.The solids float in the clear whey, forming curdled milk.
In general, salt is harvested in one of three ways: shaft-mining, solution-mining and evaporation, according to Maldon Salt. The oceans provide much of the world's salt, especially since most natural deposits of salt are from dried-up oceans.
Although blueberries are different sizes, the average weight of a blueberry is just above half a gram. Small to larger cups average around 190 and 250 blueberries respectively, and one cup of blueberries on average weighs about 140 grams.
One grain of long-grain rice weighs about 1/64 of a gram. This weight varies slightly depending on the type of rice that is being weighed.
There are approximately four to six carrots in a bunch with tops, depending on the length and diameter of the carrots. There are approximately six to eight topped carrots, which are sold by weight, in a 1-pound bag. A 2-pound bag contains 12 to 16 topped carrots.
There are approximately 2 1/2 cups of brown sugar in 1 pound. The exact amount of cups is dependent upon how packed the brown sugar is when measuring.
There are 14.3 grams in a tablespoon. Since grams and tablespoons are different measurements, it is difficult to precisely convert one to the other without knowing the exact ingredient. Grams measure how much an object weighs, while tablespoons measure the volume that an object takes up.
A liter of water contains 4.23 cups in the U.S. standard measurement system. In the U.K. imperial measurement system, a liter contains 3.52 cups. A metric cup contains 250 milliliters, so there are precisely 4 metric cups in a liter.