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McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

McDonald's coffee to hit supermarkets

(USA TODAY)Not too many years ago, this would have been unthinkable:  buying a bag of McDonald’s-branded coffee at the grocery store.

Dress up as a cow for free Chick-fil-A meal

Dress up as a cow for free Chick-fil-A meal

Dress up like a cow for Cow Appreciation Day and show up to Chick-Fil-A for a free combo meal.

If you just have a few cow spots, you can get a free entree. The Cow Appreciation Day event is Friday, July 11.

How to get a dozen donuts for 77¢

How to get a dozen donuts for 77¢

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme is preparing for its 77th birthday. To celebrate, it is offering customers a special deal on its signature donut, the Original Glazed.

"Made from a recipe dating back to the 1930's, our uniquely delicious Original Glazed donuts help set Krispy Kreme apart from any other sweet treat retailer," Krispy Kreme chief marketing officer Dwayne Chambers said in a release.

On Friday, July 11, Krispy Kreme customers can buy a dozen Original Glazed donuts for only 77¢ with the purchase of another dozen donuts. The offer is available all day at participating restaurants.

Mellow Mushroom debuts spicy Up in Smoke menu

Mellow Mushroom debuts spicy Up in Smoke menu

(WXIA) -- Mellow Mushroom is celebrating summer with a "hot" new menu. The Up in Smoke offerings are inspired by the spicy flavors of chipotle and poblano peppers.

The pizza chain's restaurants will serve Up in Smoke items through Sunday, July 27.

The menu includes a vegetarian tortilla soup, the Holy Mole Hoagie (a sandwich featuring chicken, poblano peppers and Mexican mole sauce), a shrimp calzone and salad, and Mel's Fattie, which is a giant flour tortilla filled with chicken, cheese and caramelized onions.

Organize Your Kitchen: Meal Planning

Organize Your Kitchen: Meal Planning

OK, I’ll admit it. Meal planning is not one of my strong points in the kitchen. In fact, it is probably one of my biggest headaches. I don’t mind grocery shopping, putting away the groceries or cooking but I can stand in front of a full fridge or pantry and not think of a single thing to make. It’s like my brain just freezes up. Can anyone else relate?

So what are some ways that others deal with this necessary daily task? Here are a few that come to mind.

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Starbucks to raise prices on drinks, bagged coffee

Starbucks to raise prices on drinks, bagged coffee

NEW YORK (CBS) - Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets.

The Seattle-based chain also raised prices on some of the drinks sold in its cafes a year ago. The latest hikes don't seem to be driven purely by the surging bean costs that have pressured other coffee sellers to raise prices, however, since Starbucks has said it already locked in its coffee contracts for the rest of this fiscal year and much of the next.

In March, CEO Howard Schultz said during an interview with Fox Business that Starbucks had no intentions of raising its prices.

Organize Your Kitchen: It's All About Location

Organize Your Kitchen: It's All About Location

When organizing your kitchen, it helps to treat your kitchen cabinets like prime real estate. In other words, it's all about location.

Keep the items you use the most, such as your every day dishes, on the lowest shelves of your top cabinets. Bulkier items like pots and bowls that you use a lot should occupy the front of your bottom cabinets. Items that you use really infrequently like a large platter you only use at Thanksgiving or the bread maker need to live in the highest cabinets. Another option for the infrequently used items is to store them in a hall closet or even in the attic. The things you use the most should be the easiest to get to on a daily basis.