I saw a post on Facebook from a friend, linking to an article about Raspberry Ketone Fresh. It was a glowing review from a women's magazine about the product's amazing ability to melt stubborn belly fat. I read a couple other online articles that said Raspberry Ketone had been rising in popularity as a weight loss supplement, and apparently Dr. Oz had endorsed it. I don't watch Dr. Oz, so I don't know if that's true or not. But what I do know is that the internet is full of people asking the same questions about this product: "Does Raspberry Ketone really work?" and "Is this a scam?" Take my word for it - it is too good to be true. It turns out the company even lied, saying that it had received endorsements from Glamour Magazine and Women's Health, both of which denied any support of the product and called out the scam. It also claimed celebrity endorsements from celebrities, such as Adele. It seems that Raspberry Ketone Fresh develops fraudulent web pages to look like real magazines endorsing their product. So, the magazine article I had read was fake, as was the Facebook post that had spammed my friend's wall.
Scratch recipes are not everyone's cup of tea. And sometimes, it's just nice to use the oven-ready cookie dough or the boxed cake mix. But just because you take those shortcuts, doesn't mean you can't be creative and make them your own. This week, I wanted to make a nice dessert treat for Valentine's Day, but didn't have a lot of free time. The boxed cake mix was a great option, but I still found ways to really dress it up and leave my mark.
This is a quick and easy dessert to throw together when you're crunched for time. But, that doesn't mean it can't still look (and taste) like a scratch recipe, right? We still have a couple of days until Valentine's Day, but just in case it's getting down to the wire, read on...
Tasty Bite-Sized Pizza Rolls
In anticipation of Bachelor night last week, I experimented with a new appetizer recipe for my guests. It actually turned out even better than I expected - everyone devoured them before the night was over. This recipe is a slight variation of something called White Trash Puff Balls, which I found on Food.com. I was expecting a stuffed-crescent roll type of appetizer, but it turned out tasting more like a gourmet pizza roll.
With 4 tasty ingredients, this simple party popper is sure to be a hit.