Guilty Pleasures

5 Most Popular Guilty Pleasures of 2013

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Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix from Red Lobster: As Good as the Real Thing?

The Guilty Pleasure: Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix Where To Get It: Your favorite grocery store The Price: About $2.25 (plus a couple pantry staples) What It Really Costs: Depends on your feelings about baking mixes (and partially hydrogenated oil).

If you've been reading my Guilty Pleasures articles for a while, you'll know that I don't find much pleasure in dinner at Red Lobster. The kitchen plays it too safe for my taste, churning out dishes that mainstream Americans adore, but just make me yawn. There is, however, one exception.

If you've been reading my Guilty Pleasures articles for a while, you'll know that I don't find much pleasure in dinner at Red Lobster. The kitchen plays it too safe for my taste, churning out dishes that mainstream Americans adore, but just make me yawn. There is, however, one exception.

It's those Cheddar Bay Biscuits. Read more here.


McDonald's New Mighty Wings: We Finally Landed an Order

The Guilty Pleasure: Mighty Wings Where to Find It: McDonald's; limited availability now, soon available everywhere Price: About a buck per piece. What it Really Costs: For most of metro Phoenix, time.

For a few weeks (possibly months) now, I've heard that McDonald's has a new product on the way: Mighty Wings. They're an odd duck (well, chicken) for McDonald's, which popularized the chicken nugget, and (except for a brief period in the late 1960s) has always served only boneless chicken.

The Mighty Wings' nationwide rollout was supposed to be September 9th. I beat feet down to my local Golden Arches on Monday, and... business as usual, no Mighty Wings. Blast.

But wait. This story has a happy ending. Read more here.

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