Arsenal 2 Bayern Munich 2

Harry Kane returned to north London with a goal as Arsenal’s Champions League hopes were left hanging in the balance after they fought out a draw with Bayern Munich in the quarter-final first leg at Emirates Stadium. Kane, Tottenham’s record goalscorer, received a predictably hostile reception from Arsenal’s supporters, who saw the Gunners make the perfect start when Bukayo Saka’s low finish put them ahead after only 12 minutes. Bayern belied their poor form in the Bundesliga to turn the game around before the break as former Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry swept home the equaliser six minutes later.

Kane’s moment arrived when William Saliba tripped Leroy Sane at the end of a blistering run after 32 minutes. The England captain stepped forward for the resulting penalty and silenced the taunts with his 15th goal in 20 appearances against Arsenal. Mikel Arteta’s side were not at their fluent best but substitute Leandro Trossard was the beneficiary of outstanding work by Gabriel Jesus to equalise. Arsenal felt they should have had a penalty in the final seconds of stoppage time but the referee waved away their appeals when Saka went down as he was challenged by keeper Manuel Neuer.

The Gunners were arguably also fortunate not to concede a penalty themselves earlier in the half, when Gabriel picked the ball up with his hands after the referee had signalled for a goal-kick to be taken. Several Bayern players complained at the time but the referee swiftly waved their appeals away. Arsenal left the pitch amid a mood of disappointment and frustration after a performance that was unusually tentative. The Gunners’ late equaliser from Trossard, who has scored six goals as a substitute this season, sets the second leg up perfectly, although Bayern will feel they are favourites at the Allianz Arena. It rescued a respectable result from a display that lacked Arsenal’s usual fluency and defensive assurance, Gnabry’s equaliser an uncharacteristically sloppy concession starting with a mistake by Gabriel.

At the end, Arsenal were complaining bitterly that referee Glenn Nyberg should have awarded a last-gasp penalty when Saka went down but it looked like the Gunners’ forward initiated the contact with Neuer. Whether it was big-stage nerves or not, Arsenal fell short of the standards that have taken them to the top of the Premier League. This, in itself, will give Arsenal and manager Arteta hope for the second leg because they can perform so much better than they did here.

Nine Fun Facts About Solar Eclipses

A solar eclipse occurs during the new moon phase, when the moon passes between Earth and the sun, casting a shadow on Earth and totally or partially blocking our view of the sun. A total solar eclipse swept across North America on Monday, April 8, offering a spectacle for tens of millions of people who live in its path and others who traveled to see it. Here are some facts about solar eclipses:

1. In ancient Greece, a solar eclipse was seen as a sign that the gods were angry and was thought to be an omen of bad things to come. The word eclipse comes from the Greek word ekleipsis which means “being abandoned”.

2. In ancient China, the solar and lunar eclipses were regarded as heavenly signs that foretell the future of the Emperor and so predicting eclipses was of high importance for the state. Over four millennia ago, legend has it that two astrologers, Hsi and Ho, were executed for failing to predict a solar eclipse.

3. Herodotus, the father of history, who lived in the 5th century BC, cited that the Greek philosopher Thales (ca. 624-547 BC) predicted the solar eclipse of 28 May 585 BC that put an end to the conflict between the Lydians and the Medes. Herodotus wrote: … day was all of sudden changed into night. This event had been foretold by Thales, the Milesian, who forewarned the Ionians of it, fixing for it the very year in which it took place. The Medes and the Lydians when they observed the change, ceased fighting, and were alike anxious to have terms of peace agreed on.

4. In Viking fables the sun god Sol is chased by the wolf Skoll. When the Skoll catches Sol, a solar eclipse happens. When this occurs, the people were instructed to bang pots and pans together to frighten off the wolf and return the sun.

5. On 2 August 1133 a solar eclipse occurred and King Henry I died shortly afterwards, prompting the spread of the superstition that eclipses are bad omens for rulers.

6. The Pomo, an indigenous group of people who live in the northwestern United States, tell a story of a bear who started a fight with the Sun and took a bite out of it. The Pomo name for a solar eclipse is “Sun got bit by a bear.”

7. According to the Batammaliba people from Benin and Togo in West Africa during an eclipse the Sun and Moon are fighting. The only way to stop the conflict, they believe, is for people on Earth to settle their differences.

8. In Italy, it is believed that flowers planted during a solar eclipse are brighter and more colorful than flowers planted any other time of the year.

9. Solar eclipses will come to an end. In about 600 million years, due to tides on Earth and the slowing down of the Earth’s rotation, the moon will be too far away from the Earth to cover the sun, thus bringing an end to solar eclipses.

RIP Carl Jeffrey “C. J” Snare

C.J. SNARE, FOUNDING singer of the long-running hair metal band FireHouse, has died at the age of 64. The group — which scored Hot 100 hits in the early Nineties with the singles “Love of a Lifetime” and “When I Look Into Your Eyes” — revealed Snare’s death Sunday on social media. “Today is a sad day for Rock N Roll,” the surviving members wrote. “It is with great sorrow we are letting the world know we have lost our brother: CJ Snare, the rock and roll warrior, lead vocalist, and a founding member of Firehouse. CJ snare passed unexpectedly at home Friday night, April 5, 2024. He was a young 64 years old.”

In September 2020, he was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. In September 2023, he took a hiatus from FireHouse to undergo abdominal surgery in October. Although he intended to return to the band for their shows in summer 2024, he died on April 5, 2024 of cardiac arrest. Born in Washington D.C. as Carl Jeffrey Snare, he moved to in Richmond, Virginia, and then moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, with the band where they were signed to Epic Records in 1989. As the 1990s progressed, the band remained very popular in Asia, mainly in Southeast Asian countries such as Japan, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore. They also maintained popularity in South America and Europe.

Formed nearly four decades ago, FIREHOUSE’s classic lineup consisted of Snare, guitarist Bill Leverty, drummer Michael Foster and bassist Perry Richardson. Richardson left in 2000 and was replaced by Allen McKenzie in 2003. Founded in the mid-Eighties, FireHouse stormed the charts in 1990 with their debut self-titled album, which boasted a pair of singles that became hair metal anthems, “Don’t Treat Me Bad” and “Love of a Lifetime,” both co-written by Snare; the former single enjoyed a resurgence in recent years when it was featured in the John Cena-starring superhero show Peacemaker, while the latter power ballad has accumulated over 88 million views on YouTube.

Although the band’s second album — 1992’s Hold Your Fire — arrived amid the outbreak of grunge and alternative rock, FireHouse remained relevant while many of their brethren washed out, placing a pair of singles onto the Hot 100 with the LP’s “Reach for the Sky” and “When I Look Into Your Eyes,” which peaked at Number 8 to become their biggest hit charts-wise. For the band’s third album, aptly titled 3, they changed producers. Ron Nevison, who had served as producer for Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne,  Europe, Heart, and many other groups, produced this album. 3’s follow-up, Good Acoustics, was a collection of acoustic arrangements of several of their greatest hits, as well as four new songs. Good Acoustics, produced by the band’s guitarist Bill Leverty, went gold in six countries around the world including Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

While FireHouse did not release an album of new music following 2003’s Prime Time, the band remained active up through Snare’s surgery. He sang on all seven albums the group released, including its double platinum, self-titled debut album, which sold more than two million copies. In December 2004, FireHouse became the first major international rock band to play concert dates in northeast India. The band’s first Indian concert date was in Shillong, followed by two more dates in Dimapur, and Aizawl. In 2011 the band released their eighth studio album titled Full Circle, which featured re-recorded versions of some of their older tracks.

Snare has 3 include three children for a previous marriage and has been in an 8 year relationship with a woman named Katherine Little.

What Is PNG?

PNG stands for Portable Network Graphics. It’s a type of image file format commonly used on the internet due to its lossless compression and support for transparent backgrounds. PNG files are often used for web graphics, such as logos, icons, and illustrations, as well as for storing images with high-quality detail. reated to exceed the performance of GIF files, PNGs offer not just lossless compression, but also a much broader and brighter color palette.  PNG files, which use the .png extension, can handle 16 million colors — which definitely sets them apart from most file types.

The PNG image format launched in 1995. IT expert Oliver Fromme came up with the name PING, later shortened to PNG. PNGs are the next evolution of the GIF format, which had already been around for eight years when PNGs first launched. GIFs had several drawbacks, like requiring a patent license and a limited range of just 256 colors, which didn’t keep pace with ever-improving computer screen resolution. To avoid these issues, PNG files were made patent-free and included a significantly larger color palette. PNGs, as opposed to GIFs, are a single-image format — they don’t support animation.

Designers often use PNG files for logos. That’s because the format supports transparent backgrounds, which means designers can layer logo files on different backgrounds in a way that looks natural. The PNG format uses lossless compression, which means that this file type retains of all its original data when compressed. This makes PNGs great for detailed graphics and charts on websites because none of the vital information gets lost.

Advantages of PNG files.

  • By handling millions of color options rather than hundreds, PNG files can store much more detailed images than GIFs.
  • PNG is open format, so you can view and edit these files in a huge range of programs without a license because there’s no patent.
  • A PNG image won’t lose any of its data when it’s compressed, which makes it much easier to store and transfer. This is a big advantage over lossy options like JPEG files, where some information disappears in the compression process.

5 Reasons Why We Some People Are Afraid Of Clowns

The fear of clowns, known as coulrophobia, is a relatively common phenomenon, though not everyone experiences it. Several factors might contribute to this fear:

  1. Uncanny Valley: Clowns often have exaggerated features, such as large, colorful clothing, painted faces, and exaggerated smiles. This departure from the norm can trigger feelings of unease or discomfort, as they may fall into what’s called the “uncanny valley,” where something is humanoid but not quite human enough, leading to a sense of eeriness.
  2. Association with the Unknown or the Other: Clowns are often associated with circuses and carnivals, which can be unfamiliar or even unsettling environments for some people. The exaggerated behavior and appearance of clowns can also be perceived as unpredictable or mysterious, contributing to feelings of fear or anxiety.
  3. Media Depictions: In popular culture, clowns are sometimes portrayed as sinister or malevolent figures, such as in horror movies like “It” or “Poltergeist.” These depictions can reinforce negative associations with clowns and contribute to the fear of them.
  4. Negative Experiences: For some individuals, a negative personal experience with a clown, such as a scary encounter during childhood, can lead to the development of coulrophobia.
  5. Lack of Facial Expression: The heavy makeup and fixed smile of clowns can make it difficult to discern their true emotions or intentions, which can be unsettling for some people.

Overall, the fear of clowns is complex and can stem from a combination of psychological, cultural, and individual factors.

Tired & Weak – This Life Is Getting Me Down

This past week I have been back working in the 6:30 pm to 3:30 am shift and man am I feeling very tired. I feel it especially in the morning after I wake up. In this shift I leave the office and reach home around 4 am and usually sleep around 5 am and wake up by 11:30 am and that is when I feel like my legs from the knees below are about to come. I am so tired that I just have coffee and skip breakfast. I usually eat lunch by 1:30 pm and lie in bed for 2 more hours to watch some tv.

At 4 pm I will get some tea and slowly go and iron my clothe for the day and then go to shave and take a shower. I sit in my room for a bit after that and then get ready, book mu Uber or Yathri and go down and ride the 45 minutes to the office.  Dinner is usually at 9pm and I will take a coffee break at around 1 or 1:30 am in between work for the day. Once again I usually get my cab ride back by 3:40 am and am just so happy to come back home.

Sometimes I eat a snack like maybe a quick sandwich but usually its biscuits and/or an apple and an orange and then lie down in bed watching tv – usually it;s a sitcom at this stage of the night to help me wind down. Then it’s off to sleep.

A Simple Caramel Popcorn Recipe To Try At Home

Ingredients

  • 5 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Directions

Gather all ingredients. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Place popcorn in a very large bowl. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring 4 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour caramel in a thin stream over popcorn while stirring. Stir until evenly coated. Divide popcorn between two large shallow baking dishes. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for 1 hour. Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking into pieces. Enjoy!

My Five Favourite Watering Holes In Kochi

Ava Lounge, Radisson Blue 

A vibrant lounge with talented bartenders is as close as it gets to a clubbing atmosphere in Kochi. Though there is no official dance floor, the underground dub music works up the vibe and has people grooving in no time. They have live musicians playing even better music on Saturdays and Sundays making it all the more popular.

Mezzo, Avenue Regent

Situated in the heart of Ernakulam, Mezzo is one of the most popular resto-bars in town. It’s chic, casual and almost always packed. The place has an extensive international selection of liquor and wine along with an exclusive cocktail list. The food too is par excellence. A delectable range of European and Oriental fusion alongside, local seafood delicacies, tapas touchings, and steaks are the perfect companion to your tipple. If you do visit Mezzo, pop by the cafe next door called Coco tree famous for its mouth-watering desserts.

Velocity, Hotel Crystal Plaza

Boy has this place changed. From their decent quiet beginnings as a bar for mostly men to come and hangout and have a few drinks while munching on delicious snacks and lunch, it is now a happening spot with live music, djs and dancing. They expanded the place and I think they have had a huge investment from an actor or two who bought the place. Women days and specials bring in the feminine crowd as well.

Couchyn, Grand Hotel

A nice cool, cozy bar with a quiet sedate ambience. Centrally located with ample parking space, it also helps that it is attached the famous and oldest hotel in the city, The Grand. The food is mostly Indianized western dishes and Indian favourites. They have beer, all kinds of alcohol and some cocktails. Family friendly as well and not that expensive.

Blue Rock Resto Bar, Olive Downtown

An ultimate party destination in the area, Blue Rock Resto Bar in Elamkulam caters to all the needs of its youthful and energetic clients. They know the recipe of having a smashing time and ticks all the items on the checklist including swanky decor, electric ambiance, good variety in booze, delicious food and more. From hand-crafted drinks to savory dishes, flavor always takes center stage here. It offers some of the finest options for a night out in the town. 

Seven Fun Fact About Snickers

1. Snickers bars were named after a horse.

The name “Snickers” has humble beginnings. The chocolate-coated peanut, caramel and nougat bar was named after the Mars family’s favorite horse.

2. Each bar has a peanut limit.

You might not be counting how many peanuts are in the chocolate bar when you’re devouring it, but the number of nuts per bar is always the same. Each of the regular-sized bars contains 16 peanuts.

3. There’s a Snickers salad.

No, it’s not a savory salad, but still, how many candy bars have inspired something that even resembles anything salad-related? The Snickers salad is a mixture of Snickers bars, Granny Smith apples and whipped cream in a bowl. We’re not sure exactly who is making this “salad,” but it exists.

4. They reduced the weight of the Snickers bar in 2009.

It might not seem realistic that a candy giant like Mars would care at all about consumer health, but in 2009, the weight of the average Snickers bar was reduced by 9 percent to help prevent people from overeating.

5. The original name was the Marathon bar.

Before Snickers was a household name, the candy bars were called Marathon bars. They were associated with athletes because of the high-calorie count. There was a period of time when the candy bar was referred to by both names, but the Marathon bar was officially renamed Snickers in 1990.

6. Snickers are the best-selling candy bars in the world.

With global sales of $3.6 billion, Snickers are the number-one bestselling candy bar in the world, next to Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka, Dove and Reese’s. It’s pretty wild that with all of the candy bar competition out there, Snickers is able to stay perched at the top.

 7. More than 15 million Snickers bars are made daily.

To keep up with the high demand of the best-selling candy bar, Mars produces more than 15 million Snickers each day. Damn, that’s a lot of Snickers.

Arsenal 2 Luton Town 0

Arsenal overcame the absence of Bukayo Saka to move back to the top of the Premier League table with victory over struggling Luton at Emirates Stadium. Leading scorer Saka was missing after suffering a knock against Manchester City at the weekend, but Mikel Arteta’s much-changed side did enough to defeat their hard-working opponents and move back above Liverpool at the summit. Captain Martin Odegaard fired the hosts into the lead in the 24th minute after Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu was bundled off the ball by Emile Smith Rowe, before the Gunners doubled their advantage shortly before half-time.

Japan defender Daiki Hashioka inadvertently put past his own keeper Thomas Kaminski in the 44th minute while trying to stop Reiss Nelson after Smith Rowe was afforded too much space in the penalty area. Luton were decimated by injuries to the extent that they had 16-year-old schoolboy defender Christian Chigozie on the substitutes bench. They never allowed Arsenal to run away with it, while Gunners keeper David Raya was forced to keep out Ross Barkley’s free-kick on the stroke of half-time. Arsenal, however, were largely untroubled as they moved on to 68 points – one point clear of Liverpool, who play bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United at Anfield on Thursday (19:30 BST kick-off).

Manchester City are third, also on 67 points, after they defeated Aston Villa 4-1 on Wednesday. Having seen Arsenal at their defensive best to frustrate title rivals Manchester City in Sunday’s hard-fought goalless draw at Etihad Stadium, the Gunners returned to goalscoring form against Luton. With just three points separating the top three at the start of the day, goal difference could play a vital role in this most enthralling of title races. Arsenal’s 21st Premier League win of the season moved them on to plus-48, while Liverpool are on plus-40 and Manchester City are on plus-38. Arteta made five changes for the visit of relegation-threatened Luton, with the likes of Declan Rice, Gabriel Jesus and Jorginho given a rest before a busy spell of games which includes two mouth-watering fixtures with Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Benefits Of Eating Bison Meat & How To Prepare It

Bison have been roaming the American Plains for thousands of years. Their meat is rich in proteins and other nutrients. Bison health benefits can include freedom from the chemicals and hormones used on traditional farm-raised cattle. Bison flavor is rich and sweet, making it an attractive addition to your dinner table. While bison health benefits are appealing, though, you must be cautious about the associated risks.

American bison are large animals with a prominent hump. They’re found all over the US and Canada. They graze open grasslands, and a herd needs a large land area. They’re not typically domesticated or bred in cattle pens on farms. That’s why bison meat is not plentiful and costs more than beef. Bison are not the same as buffalo, though they are often called by that name.

Bison meat has a rich, sweet flavor. It has a low saturated fat content, making it both healthy and easy to cook. Bison meat is healthy meat. A 100-gram portion provides 20 grams of protein, 146 calories, and 7 grams of fats. It has almost no carbohydrates or fiber. Bison meat also provides small amounts of iron, magnesium, calcium, zinc, and other minerals. Bison meat is a complete protein source containing all 20 amino acids that humans need. Bison meat also contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which has anti-inflammatory properties. Non-ruminant meat sources like fish, turkey, pork, and chicken do not contain CLA.

Bison, are primarily range-fed and eat grass. Their meat has a lower fat content than beef. Among commonly consumed North American animals, only elk meat has less fat. Bison meat also has a more favorable fatty acid composition than beef. Bison meat has fewer calories and less saturated fat than beef, and a relative proportion of unsaturated to saturated fats is better for health, especially heart health. Compared to beef, bison meat is also richer in protein. Bison meat has higher amounts of micronutrients like vitamin B12, zinc, iron, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Bison meat consumption is better for the heart and blood vessels than beef. Bison meat reduces inflammation and lowers oxidative stress. It may be a healthier alternative in societies where red meat makes up a large proportion of the diet.Bison meat consumption is better for the heart and blood vessels than beef. Bison meat reduces inflammation and lowers oxidative stress. It may be a healthier alternative in societies where red meat makes up a large proportion of the diet.

Bison has to be cooked carefully since it is leaner than other red meat. Be careful not to overcook it. Thinner cuts can be broiled, grilled, or pan fried. Larger and less tender cuts do well with braising or stewing. Ground bison meat can be consumed as bison burgers, meatballs, pasta sauce, stroganoff, and nachos. You can find bison meat in supermarkets and farmer’s markets. Larger cuts can be used for 3 to 5 days, but you should use ground bison meat in 2 or 3 days. If you can’t use it, freezing is safe for some months.

7 Largest Rivers In The World

The largest rivers in the world can be determined by various metrics such as length, discharge, or drainage area. Here are some of the largest rivers in the world based on different criteria:

  1. Amazon River: The Amazon is the largest river in the world by discharge volume. It flows through South America and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The Amazon has the largest drainage basin in the world.
  2. Nile River: The Nile is often considered the longest river in the world, though this is debated. It flows through northeastern Africa and is historically significant as one of the cradles of civilization.
  3. Yangtze River (Chang Jiang): The Yangtze is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. It flows through China and plays a crucial role in Chinese history, culture, and economy.
  4. Mississippi-Missouri River System: The Mississippi-Missouri River System is the longest river system in North America. It comprises the Mississippi River and its tributary, the Missouri River. It drains much of the central United States.
  5. Yenisei River: The Yenisei is one of the longest rivers in Asia, flowing through Siberia in Russia. It is the largest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean.
  6. Yellow River (Huang He): The Yellow River is the second-longest river in China and the sixth-longest in the world. It is often referred to as the “cradle of Chinese civilization” due to its historical significance.
  7. Ob River: The Ob River is one of the major rivers in western Siberia, Russia. It is significant for its massive discharge into the Arctic Ocean.

These rivers play crucial roles in the ecosystems, economies, and cultures of the regions through which they flow.

Three Great April Fool’s Day Pranks

1. The great spaghetti harvest

In 1957, the BBC pulled off what still ranks as one of the most famous April Fool’s Day gags of all time. Eight million people tuned in to watch Panorama’s three-minute feature on the ‘Swiss spaghetti harvest’. After an unseasonably warm winter brought an end to their dreadful spaghetti weevil pest control issue, the region of Ticino near the Italian border was said to have yielded an ‘exceptionally heavy spaghetti crop’. The footage showed people picking strands of spaghetti off trees and bushes before tucking into their home-grown feast. The prank occurred long before pasta became a staple in the average British diet, making the audience ripe for the picking. When viewers phoned in to find out how they could purchase their own spaghetti trees, the BBC told them to ‘place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best’.

2. Big Ben goes digital

In 1980, the BBC World Service announced that London’s most famous landmark was getting a facelift. The broadcaster told listeners that, to help tourists tell the time, the Big Ben clocktower would be going digital, and would henceforth be known as ‘Digital Dave’. The new and improved monument wouldn’t just tell the time – it would also issue a five-minute news bulletin every night. On top of that, the iconic bongs would be replaced with beeps. While some listeners clocked that this was an April Fool’s jest, many others rang in to express their outrage. A BBC spokesperson commented: ‘Surprisingly, few people thought it was funny.’

3. The incredible colour television hack

In 1962, years before colour television was rolled out in Sweden, viewers of Sveriges Television were tricked into believing they could transform their black and white screens with an easy DIY hack. Kjell Stensson, a ‘technical expert’, went into intricate detail on how stretching a mesh sheet over their screens could bend the light’s wavelengths, allowing viewers to see in full technicolour. Luckily, this could be easily achieved with an item found in many homes: nylon stockings. As it was the only TV network in Sweden at the time, enjoying the trust of the population, thousands of people fell for it.

The Best Peanut Butter And Jelly Recipes (April 2 Is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day)

The best Peanut Butter and Jelly recipes (April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day)

Grilled PB&J

Here is a classic PB&J with a crunchy twist! Not only does this recipe only require four ingredients, but the amount of each ingredient is also up completely up to you, below is just a guideline! ?????

Recipe

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 slices white bread
  • 1 teaspoon peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons any flavor fruit jelly

PB&J French Toast

This recipe is a bit closer to the PB & J sandwich we all know and love, however, this one has a fun twist that makes it into the perfect breakfast food! This recipe is beyond simple and makes a regular peanut butter and jelly sandwich into a warm, buttery, and delicious comfort meal!

Recipe
For French Toast:

  • 2 slices French Bread or bread of your choice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. butter

For Sandwich:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Strawberry Jelly
  • Powdered Sugar (optional)
  • Syrup (optional)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup JifŽ Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter Spread
  • 1/4 cup Smucker’sŽ Natural Concord Grape Fruit Spread
  • 4 strips bacon cooked
  • 4 round frozen whole grain waffles thawed
  • 2 tablespoons Canola Oil

PB & J BACON WAFFLE SANDWICH

DIRECTIONS

  • Step 1 : LAYER peanut butter, fruit spread and bacon on one side of 2 waffles. Place remaining waffles on top to form two sandwiches.
  • Step 2 : HEAT panini press or large skillet over medium heat. Brush tops of sandwiches with oil. Turn and brush bottoms with remaining oil.
  • Step 3 : COOK sandwiches in skillet 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from heat. Cut each sandwich in half.