grilled cheese and pepperoni pizza


The bacon diaper on the meat baby is kinda cute.

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Many of these seem like they are created for no other reason than to get on this site. However, a real-world example…

We have a summer tradition in our neighborhood where someone hosts a cookout on Friday night every 2-3 weeks and anyone is welcome to come by as long as they bring some kind of side dish or desert. At the last one, my neighbor and I spied this dish that looked like a chocolate cake/pudding of some sort and gave it a go after dinner. There was something very familiar about it, but I nearly passed out after the first bite from all of the sugar. We found the “architect” of said desert and asked her what was in it. Behold:

Layer 1: Take an entire box of Hostess Ding Dongs, cut each one in half and place them in the bottom of a 9 x 13 glass dish (I don’t know why you halve the Ding Dongs. At this point, she had my undivided attention)

Layer 2: Mix an entire container of Cool Whip with 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar and one package of cream cheese.

Layer 3: Two packages of chocolate pudding.

Layer 4: You top it all of with just another container of Cool Whip.

I was going to research how much sugar was actually in this monstrosity, but I’m afraid to learn how much I ingested. This sort of thing is rampant at neighborhood and church pitch-ins everywhere.

Tonight I went to (gulp) Red Robin with my daughter’s gymnastics team. The menu’s entirely unholy, but one thing in particular caught my attention: The Wise Guy Burger, a burger topped with fried mozzarella sticks between two layers of pepperoni.


A great site…


and yet, somehow tempting.

The grilled cheese pizza looks “light” next to…The Widowmaker!!!

1.5 lbs of ground beef, 1 package of bacon, 1 package of italian sausage, 1 box of hot pockets, 1/2 package of fried onion strips between 2 Tombstone Pepperoni Pizzas topped with Velveta Cheese and Marinara Sauce.


Want to split one?

Okay. It calls for Gaja. And Brioschi. [wink.gif]

don’t forget the Double double animal style for a chaser!!!


I actually think Red Robin’s burgers are pretty good … free refills on their seasoned steak fries is pretty nice too.

I’ve only been there once, but had a pot roast burger that was pretty good.

I had the Santa Fe burger… “Juicy burger, fire-roasted poblano pepper, guacamole, sauteed onions, crisp tortilla strips, lettuce and pepper-Jack cheese, served on an onion bun with chipotle mayo”. It wasn’t bad, but I’m spoiled: we have some seriously incredible burgers in Portland for $11 or $12. We’re talking homemade brioche buns, a little duck fat, housemade pickles. The real deal. The $10 burger at Red Robin is a bad deal unless you want six or seven free refills on those steak fries [wink.gif]

I don’t think I’ve ever ordered more than 2 refills on the fries … with premium burgers available locally, for only one or two dollars more, I agree Red Robin loses much of its luster. Back in MN, Red Robin was commonly the best burger I knew about in the area.