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 inÂ Monterrey, Mexico,Â when a ring was taken right off her finger by a concertgoer, according toÂ 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.
The newÂ Ferrari F150 is a single-seat Formula One racecarÂ that will be the object of affection for millions ofTifosiÂ around the globe. One Florida fan of the Italian automaker recently purchased a brand-newÂ 2011 458 Italia.He wasn't planning on turning his into an F150, but heÂ didÂ turnÂ intoÂ an F-150... aÂ FordÂ F-150.The accident happened in Brandon, Florida, when theÂ FerrariÂ driver allegedly decided that the yellow paint on the ground didn't apply to him (investigation still pending...). When he went to pass another car, he found a Ford pickup heading straight for his front bumper. The F-150 didn't stop at the low-lying nose and ended up with its left-front tire on the hood of the 458. Fortunately, it appears that no serious injuries resulted.
Anyone who's managed to catch an NFL game or two this year is surely aware that the league is cracking down (with stiff fines and penalties) on the kinds of violent helmet-to-helmet hits that are likely to cause concussions to either the hitter of the hittee. And for good reason â the NFL and a number of independent organizations have found that such head injuries can be far more damaging over the long-term than once thought.What does any of this have to do with automobiles? Glad you asked. Research into new helmet designs and technologies is currently underway, and, somewhat interestingly, Toyota has been able to provide data to some universities that's valuable for both automotive safety research and for sports-related head injuries using its T.H.U.M.S. (Total HUman Model for Safety) injury-simulation software.Sounds pretty good so far, no? Indeed, Toyota was so pleased with its contributions to safety that it highlighted them in an advertisement that aired during the Sunday slate of NFL games. Sadly, there was one wee little problem... the commercial showed one particularly violent helmet-to-helmet hit â the exact same kind of injury-causing instance the NFL is doing its best to distance itself from.Not surprisingly, the NFL asked Toyota to do a little creative editing on the commercial. In other words, take out the offending hit or we'll get our network partners to stop showing your advertisement. In the end, Reuters (via Yahoo) reports that Toyota begrudgingly obliged and altered its commercial appropriately. Score one for safety?Check out the extended cut of the advertisement after the break.
This one's only a concept so don't get your hopes up, but we're loving the design here, called the Flip from designer Kristian Ulrich Larsen. It's a triple-display handset running stock Androidthat pops out like a tent, collapses into a standard (if curved) slate, and even folds out like a little book. Each screen is said to be Super AMOLED hiding behind Gorilla Glass, with steel mesh acting as hinges -- and there's a full QWERTY keyboard somewhere in there too. Is it magic? No, it's just a render, but we're hoping that something like this becomes rather more physical in the not too distant future. Until then, enjoy the dreamy video after the break
34-year-old Brandi Favre was busted after cops broke up a meth lab hidden in a condo in an upscale neighborhood.Cops told WLOX, "We discovered the full lab in the bathroom; it was still cooking. I think we collected pretty close to ten grams of finished product, which, that's a lot of meth."Brandi -- and 4 others -- have all been charged with manufacturing meth, possession of a controlled substance, transferring a controlled substance and generation of hazardous waste.
Olson is 23 years old, and in 2008 won Best Anal Sex Scene at the AVN Awards.Olson has range -- she was also a nanny on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."Olson is 118 lbs, 34-28-24, and her favorite musical artist is The Carpenters.As for the types of men she likes, according to her website (which is totally NSFW), she leans toward older guys.Olson went to college for a year, majoring in Biology.
Lets open with the usual disclaimer - the photo you see above is just a mockup. But even with something just dreamed up in the mind of some crazed super yacht designer, you have to admit that it looks amazing.The vessel is called "The Streets of Monaco", and is based off - you guessed it - Monaco. On the main four decks, you'll find various pools, a swim-up bar, a jacuzzi, a replica of Casino Square, a courtyard and a large BBQ area. Oh, and a go kart circuit.The main boarding deck features a sauna, spa, manicure, gym, hairdresser, care and a relaxation lounge with indoor bar/pool.And when all those amentities get boring, guests can spend time in the cigar lounge, library, cinema wine cellar, casino, dining room and dance hall.And while it hasn't actually been built (or even purchased), chances are someone, somewhere in the world is counting their oil profits and seriously considering where they'd park this 155 meter vessel.The Streets of Monaco was designed by Yacht Island Design in cooproration with BMT Nigel Gee. No price was mentioned, but lets be honest - this is one of those things where having to ask about the price means you probably can't afford it.
Beyonce Knowles showed just how much she loves her husband Jay-Z by reportedly presenting him with a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, on his birthday. The rap mogul turned 41 on Dec. 4 and to celebrate, The Sun reports his better half bought him one of the world's fastest and most expensive production cars ever built.The Veyron Grand Sport is powered by a 16.4-liter engine that produces 1,000 horsepower with a top speed of 253 mph and a 0-60 mph time of just 2.7 seconds. And the price for all that speed and power: a cool $2 million.Beyonce can certainly afford it. According to Forbes, she made $87 million this year. Jay-Z is no slouch in the earnings department either, he has a business empire and a fortune estimated at $450 million.
The Veyron will add to Jay-Z's impressive car collection which according to The Sun includes a Maybach 62S, Ferrari F430 Spider and a Pagani Zonda Roadster.Next on the list for the couple could be a baby. Beyonce pregnancy rumors are an almost daily occurrence and last month her mom Tina Knowles shot down any baby speculation, but did say she can't wait to be a grandmother and she believes they would make "great parents."
Amber Heard has made a name for herself by playing the object of male affection in a long list of Hollywood hits, but in real life, the actress is happily coupled with with girlfriend Tasya van Ree.According to RadarOnline, Heard, who stars in the upcoming film 'The Rum Diary' opposite Johnny Depp, has been dating van Ree since 2008, but first admitted to the relationship publicly on Friday night at GLAAD's 25th Anniversary party.The 'Pineapple Express' star spoke to AfterEllen.com about her choice to go public with her sexuality, telling the site, "This is the forefront of human rights... [I]f we're too scared to come out and say who we are, we'll never get anywhere."Heard told AfterEllen that her choice to come out with van Ree at the GLAAD event was a decision to which she had given some thought. "I think GLAAD is one of the many reasons that I, as a 24-year-old, can come out," she said. "I think that the injustice of people staying in the closet is more than I can bear with a clear conscience."
As for her choice of partner, Heard said of her artist girlfriend, "She's so beautiful. I mean, you'd have to be crazy not to want to go out with her!"
Dec. 2) -- A cow with a horn smack dab in the middle of its forehead is leading some people to claim the supposedly fictional unicorn is alive and well and living in northern China's Hebei province.According to Metro.co.uk, the cow's farmer, Jia Kebing, first noticed a small bump on the cow's forehead when it was born two years ago, but he didn't expect it to grow into an 8-inch horn.But it has, and so has the cow's popularity, even though the presence of two normal horns makes the animal more of a "tri-corn" than a unicorn.
Kim Kardashian is dead serious about World AIDS Day (which is tomorrow). She and other celebs are shutting down their Twitter and Facebook accounts and won't sign back on until a million dollars is raised for AliciaKey's charity Keep a Child Alive. To promote the effort, Kim posed in a coffin for an ad that reads: "Kim sacrificed her digital life to give real life to millions of others affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Visit BuyLife.org or text 'KIM' to '90999' to buy her life now."
(Nov. 15) -- A hero dog who helped save U.S. solders from a suicide bomber in Afghanistanwas euthanized today by mistake at an Arizona shelter.
Target, a female shepherd mix, belonged to Sgt. Terry Young, an Army National Guard member, but was picked up as a stray after she slipped out of his yard in the San Tan Valley area southeast of Phoenix over the weekend, the Arizona Republic said.
Target, who was once featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," was taken to the Pinal County Animal Care and Control Shelter in Case Grande.
The agency said a shelter worker mistakenly took Target out of her pen this morning instead of another dog and euthanized her, even though the dog was not scheduled to be put down.
Young told the Arizona Republic he posted online notices and contacted TV stations about his missing dog, and on Monday he went to the shelter to see if she was there. But it was too late.
"I'm an absolute wreck today and it's everything in my power to hold it together for me and my family," Young said in an e-mail to KPHO, Channel 5 news, the local CBS affiliate
"My 4-year-old son just can't understand what is going on with Target and keeps asking me to get the poison out of her and bring her home. They don't want her to go be with God yet," he said.
Animal Care and Control Director Ruth Stalter said the shelter employee apparently had failed to follow proper procedure. The worker has been placed on administrative leave while an investigation is conducted.
"I am heartsick over this. I had to personally deliver the news to the dog's owner and he and his family are understandably distraught," Staller said in a statement posted on the agency's website
"This is unacceptable and no family should be deprived of their companion because procedures were not followed," Stalter said. "We work hard get to strays reunited with their owners. When it comes to euthanizing an animal, there are some clear-cut procedures to follow. Based on my preliminary investigation, our employee did not follow those procedures."
The agency said Target did not have a microchip and was not licensed in the county.
Wondering how Kendra Wilkinson managed to have a baby 11 months ago and get back on the cover of Playboy in time for the December issue?Â She didn't.Â The photo shoot is two years old, according to a blog post by the former 'Girls Next Door' star and Playboy Mansion live-in. "A lot of you saw on my show that I was struggling to decide whether to pose for Playboy again or not," Kendra wrote. "I am on the December cover of Playboy but it wasn't from a recent shoot. The photos are from a shoot I did two years ago when I was still living in the mansion. I'm flattered to be on the cover again and as you all know Playboy has a very special place in my heart! I just wanted you guys to know I didn't recently pose."Â Kendra recently moved back to LA, sparking curiosity as to whether she and husband Hank Baskett, an NFL star now based in Minnesota, were still together. A source told PopEater, "Their marriage will be stronger because of the distance."
Everything shrinks in a recession: GDP, investment portfolios, even the products on store shelves. ConsumerÂ goods companies know that customers won't go for price increases during a downturn. Instead they often use a different tactic to offset things such as new competition or the rising cost of raw materials: cutting quantity while maintaining price. Yet it may not be obvious that your ice cream or OJ containers have shrunk. Manufacturers must note new specs on packaging, but the changes don't have to be advertised (ever seen a now smaller! label?). Here's a look at one of the most recent examples.
We at Luxist like our bling - and are proud to let you know that now you don't just have to wear your diamonds, you can also work out with them. VibroGym UK has engineered their latest product with Swarovski crystals.Originally reported over at luxury blog Lussorian, the VibroGym Diamond VG Evolution uses vibrating plates to force your muscles to work harder while performing the same exercises, thus exerting more energy and leading to increased calorie burn and weight loss. According to the product's website, it can even reduce cellulite - so it's totally worth the price ... right?But what we're really talking about is a sore wallet - the Diamond VG Evolution is studded with more than 65,000 Swarovski Elements Crystals and costs nearly $70,000, or Â£43,500 to be exact. Sadly, the sunglasses needed to work out on this product without being blinded by the glare of the crystals are sold separately.