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Diet Pepsi

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Diet Pepsi ditches aspartame for new sweetener

Diet Pepsi will soon have a new ingredient. But don't worry. It will still taste the same.

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America's hottest liquor shot is ...

When drinkers in Clayton's, a beachfront bar in South Padre Island, Texas, belly up for a round of shots, bartender Casey Belue can usually guess what they'll order.

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Robo chef: Would you trust a cook with no taste buds?

"Never trust a skinny chef," goes the old saying. But what about one without taste buds?

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Chipotle will now deliver burritos to your door

If you're craving a burrito but can't be bothered to leave the house, Chipotle has you covered.

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Pizza Rev

Hungry? Pay What You Want For Pizza

The new Pizza Rev in downtown Santa Barbara is throwing a grand opening party for charity where customers can choose what to pay for their pizza. 

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9 indicted in alleged whiskey syndicate

When 65 cases of 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle -- one of the rarest and most expensive bourbons in the world -- were reported missing from a Kentucky distillery in October 2013, it was the crime heard round the whiskey-drinking world.

Franklin County ...

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McDonald's has supersized problems

McDonald's is in even worse shape than we realized.

Profits are crumbling, sales are shrinking and guest traffic is declining all around the world.

Consumers are defecting for healthier and fresher options like Chipotle, the burrito chain that McDonal...

Kraft macaroni and cheese

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Kraft to remove fake coloring from mac and cheese

For years that bright yellow color of Kraft macaroni and cheese wasn't all-natural, but it's about to be..

Starbucks

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S'Mores Frappuccino coming to Starbucks

Combine the innocence of a childhood treat with the marketing genius of Starbucks and you get the S'Mores Frappuccino.

The specialty drink will hit stores on April 28. Bottles of the specialty flavor have been for sale in some grocery stores since las...

McDonald's

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McDonald's franchise owners are not loving it

McDonald's is trying to get its groove back, but franchise owners are not feeling it.

Morale has hit an all-time low among the independent owners of McDonald's restaurants, who make up 90% of the fast-food restaurant's locations.

Franchise owners say...

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New Belgium Brewery

New beer to be inspired by Ben & Jerry's

Beer and ice cream. It doesn't exactly spring to mind when you think of classic food pairings, but Colorado's New Belgium Brewery and the folks at Ben & Jerry's are teaming up on a beer inspired by ice cream.

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Holy SmokeShack! Shake Shack is a well-done stock

It's a Shack attack on Wall Street, with stock buyers proving their burger mettle.

Ask The Cook

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Which organic foods are worth the switch?

Organic food has risen to become a major market over the past quarter century.

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Five 'healthy' foods that may not be

You can find a health and fitness section in just about every newspaper, magazine,…

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Nightly munchies don't have to bust diet

Avoiding late-night snacks is best for keeping off weight. But if you must snack,…

Main Courses

Shrimp lo mein

Five-spice shrimp and noodles with plum sauce

Five-spice powder lends its classic Chinese flavor to this dish.

French Toast

Vegan French toast

Yes, it's possible ... and delicious!

Eggs

Croissants stuffed with scrambled eggs, apples and brie

These will be the star of your weekend brunch!

Appetizers

Spinach

Spinach and carrot crostini

Colorful and healthy, this one's a great nibble!

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Crostini

The ultimate "platform" for your culinary creativity.

Roasted red pepper hummus

Roasted peppers add a whole new dimension to this dip.

Drinks

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Liquid Dreamsicle

A treat from your youth takes a rum-tinged adult twist!

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Patrón 'Red Carpet'

Mix this one during the pregame show!

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Hot buttered rum

Sip this winter classic by the fire!

Desserts

Strawberries

Kiwi in strawberry sauce

This no-cook recipe is a great dessert or midday fresh-fruit snack.

Red wine

Raspberry-merlot sauce

This complex, tangy-sweet sauce tops everything from fresh fruit to ice cream!

Baking

Pear crumble

Serve this with vanilla ice cream for a taste of summer.

House and Home Headlines

Time Stands Still In Historic Santa Maria Neighborhood

The historic Palm Court Drive in Santa Maria is a charming, well-kept, circular…

CROCHETING LADIES

Goleta Women Crochet For Local Charities

Fifty women from Goleta and Santa Barbara gather weekly to crochet and knit items…

Home Depot

Home Depot to remove toxic chemical from vinyl flooring

Home Depot will be the first major retailer to remove a chemical from vinyl flooring…

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