1 (8 1/2 ounce) package yellow corn muffin mix, prepared and baked according to package instructions
6 Twinkies halves lengthwise
1 (14-18-pound) turkey
1 tart apple, peeled, cored and diced
1/4 cup honey
Remove the muffins from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Scrape the creme-filling out of the Twinkies with a small spoon and reserve in small bowl.
Cut the Twinkie pastry into cubes and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, until lightly toasted. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Decrease the oven temperature to 325 degrees.
Rinse the turkey. Crumble muffins into a bowl, add the apple and toasted Twinkies and mix lightly. Loosely stuff the mixture into the turkey and truss the legs. Place the turkey, breast side up, on a rack set in a roasting pan. Roast the turkey for 12 to 15 minutes per pound, until the thigh temperature reaches 175 degrees to 180 degrees and the juices run clear.
In a small bowl, combine the honey with the reserved creme filling and mix well. Brush the turkey with the honey mixture during the last ten to fifteen minutes of roasting time.
Remove the turkey from the oven and let stand for 20 minutes before carving.
The Russian government has given the go-ahead on an ambitious new tunnel project that could connect Siberia with Alaska via an underground rail line. If completed, the $65 billion project will be the longest underwater tunnel in the world, besting the Chunnel between England and France by twice the distance. The planned course would stretch over 65 miles and would snake beneath the Big and Little Diomede Islands. According to Inhabitat, the project will be funded by a private and public partnership. So why build it?
Aside from being a civil engineering marvel, the tunnel would also provide an efficient way to move 100 million tons of freight per year. In addition, the tunnel could provide an easy transmission route for electricity developed by tidal energy stations and wind plants in Russia to Alaska and Canada. In addition, the rail system would complete a high-speed network that could stretch from London to New York City. Unfortunately, the project doesn't seem to be geared toward passenger travel. At least, not for now.
Superman is being revised as part of DC Comics' planned retooling of its entire line this fall. Writer Grant Morrison says the new version of "The Man of Steel" will be "more of a contemporary character. We'll be changing how he looks, dresses and behaves... he's wearing jeans and a T-shirtÂ -- aBruce Springsteen version of Superman, that's the angle we're taking." The new-look Superman makes his debut in September. --Sal Cirrincione
From Huffington Post:After years of renting notoriously spartan homes, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg finally has a house to call his own.
According to the Silicon Valley Mercury News, Zuckerberg has purchased a $7 million Palo Alto estate that features 5 bedrooms, a saltwater pool, and over 5,000 square feet of property. It would be the first house that Zuckerberg has actually purchased.Read The Full StoryMore House Pics Here
Shakira was robbed while in the middle of a performance -- and the whole incident was caught on camera.
The Colombian pop star was shaking hands with fans during a show in Monterrey, Mexico, when a ring was taken right off her finger by a concertgoer, according to UsMagazine.com.
The video of the incident clearly shows Shakira's confused reaction to losing her ring, but -- always the professional -- she continued her performance without delay.
There's no word on the price of the stolen ring or where security was when the incident occurred.