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Frankenfoods

Weird culinary inventions.

Illustration by Caitlin

It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention—we think weird cravings in the middle of the night are a way better motivator. Trying to come up with something resembling a meal using minimal effort and whatever is in the fridge leads to some inspired concoctions. Here’s a roundup of some of our more edible results.

Waffle Sandwiches
DILEMMA: You have peanut butter and jelly, but no bread on which to spread them. Do you forgo your lunch? Do you eat these condiments directly from the jar, the way the cavemen ate their peanut butter?! You’re kind of freaking out over here. SOLUTION: Enter toaster waffles, the greatest invention since sliced bread. Instead of smothering them with syrup, use them as the foundation for your sandwich. My favorite combination is peanut butter with peaches. Something tells me a waffle BLT won’t be quite as magically delicious, but who knows? —Anna F.

Photos by Maggie

Fie (aka fake pie)
One of the worst things in the world to crave is pie, because (a) who has pie lying around unless Paula Deen is your mom, (b) good pie is rare and delicious, and (c) even if you go to the store to get a frozen pie, it’s still labor intensive and you’ll forget all about your craving while the dang thing heats up in the oven. UNLESS YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE FIE. Now pie is what? Buttery, sugary pastry and some sort of gooey fruit filling. So toast a slice of bread, butter it till it’s dripping, put sugar and cinnamon all over it, and then open one of those cans of fruit in the back of your pantry: peaches, apples, pineapples, mangos, cherries, mandarin oranges—anything will work. Put several spoonfuls on your toast, put more sugar on top, and: FIE, Y’ALL. (In related news, if it’s specifically pumpkin pie you’re craving, you can make Pumpkin Pie in a Can: Open a can of pumpkin-pie mix, add milk and sugar, and stir.) —Krista

Breakfastghetti
One time, I really wanted to eat leftover pasta at 8 AM, but I felt like it wasn’t breakfast-y enough. So I put the pasta and some sauce in a frying pan, cracked an egg into it, and scrambled it all together to make a spaghetti scramble, and it was so good that I make it on purpose now. If I have convinced you, make sure you put olive oil in your frying pan so the spaghetti doesn’t stick. —Gabby

Meat Banana
The Meat Banana is my favorite snack. I don’t know if I came up with it, or if my mom did, but it’s pretty easy: You peel a banana, wrap a slice of bologna around it, and eat. Now that I’m “grown up” I don’t eat bologna anymore, because it was all I ate when I was little and I pretty much OD’d. So now I use a piece of ham instead. Still the best. —Laia

Raspberry Everything
The grocery store had bags of frozen raspberries on sale one week, and soon my freezer was overflowing. After getting sick of smoothies, I discovered that raspberries taste amazing in pretty much any dessert. Put them in brownie mix, cookie dough, pancake batter, or anything else you’re about to bake/cook. Then you can kid yourself that whatever you’re making is super healthy. It’s got fruit in it! —Anna F.

Pepperoni Chips
My friend and I invented this new childhood classic: Put pepperonis in the microwave until they turn into crispy chips. –Lauren P.

Cake Waffles
This is exactly what it sounds like. Put cake batter in a waffle iron and VOILÀ, YOU’RE DONE. It makes the task of cake-baking less daunting because you don’t have to use the oven, and it’s soooo much quicker. PLUS IT’S IN THE SHAPE OF A WAFFLE. I served these with ice cream and sundae toppings at my 16th birthday, and they truly made the night, convincing me that teen-movie moments can happen IRL. If there is one complaint I have about John Hughes (besides this), it’s that Molly Ringwald never ate any cake waffles. —Tavi

Marshmallow Soup
Yup. Stick a few marshmallows in a bowl and microwave them for about 30 seconds. They’ll get big and puffy and look like they’re about to explode, and then they’ll shrink back down as soon as you open the door. Stir them around with a spoon so they become a big, sticky, fluffy sludge. Add in Rice Krispies, Nutella, peanut butter, and anything else you might have lying around. Eat this one quickly, since marshmallows can harden as they dry out. Then make more. –Anna F.

Strawberries With Sour Cream and Brown Sugar
While I don’t know the true origin of this combo, it is a treat that has been in my family for as long as I can remember, and strongly associated with spring and picnics. Here’s how it’s done: take a strawberry, dip it in sour cream, dip it in brown sugar, take a bite, repeat! Because of sour cream’s standard partnership with savory foods like baked potatoes and burritos, people often ask me, “Don’t you mean whipped cream? Or cream cheese?” Folks, it’s sour cream all the way. The tart flavor balances perfectly with the sweetness of the strawberries and sugar, creating a whole new flavor experience! —Leanna

Super Babies
This is my name for one of my favorite late-night snacks, which consists of Morningstar Farms veggie-bacon strips, shredded cheddar cheese, and seasonings. Preparing the bacon can be tricky. I put four or five strips on what should be a microwave-safe plate, but never is, and place it in the microwave for 30 seconds to defrost the bacon. Then I pat the strips with a paper towel. It usually takes another two minutes of microwaving to get a crispy texture. If they’re still rubbery, I treat them like a slap bracelet and gently flick them against a plate. (I think this helps with the grease.) I shred some cheddar cheese on top—I prefer Tillamook Extra Sharp or Cabot Seriously Sharp—and add some freshly ground pepper and/or hot sauce, and it’s delicious. —Phoebe

Popcorn and Ice Cream
In “Slumber Party,” my favorite episode of the original Beverly Hills, 90210, Donna Martin (Tori Spelling) revealed her deep, dark secret: she likes using popcorn as an ice cream topping. WHAT IN THE WHAT? When I first saw it, I was curiously hungry. So I had my own slumber party and totally made my friends try it—and it was delicious! It has that sweet-and-salty combo I really love. I used Orville Redenbacher and plain old vanilla, but really, the world is your oyster, but better than an oyster, because there’s ice cream. —Marie

Chocolate and Cheddar Cheese Popcorn
One time I was alone at my friend’s house, because I was feeding her cats while she was on vacation, and I was going through her pantry looking for snacks. She had nothing to eat. Literally nothing. What does Danielle eat? I wondered as I rooted through her cupboards. The only semi-edible things I found were some old “fun size” Hershey’s chocolate bars, which actually crumbled when I bit into them, and some very stale cheddar cheese popcorn in a holiday tin. (It was July.) But no one here is a quitter, so I melted the dusty, crumbly bars in a bowl and drizzled the chocolate over the popcorn. AND IT WAS DELICIOUS. Melted chocolate and cheddar cheese popcorn. Do it. —Krista

Whatever Ice Cream
I have a handy KitchenAid ice cream-maker attachment, so whenever I have milk and cream on hand, I can whip up fresh ice cream in 20 minutes. I throw in whatever other ingredients happen to be lying around, and have created a few masterpieces. Last week I treated my roommates to peanut butter and chocolate ice cream with chunks of chocolate-covered pretzels. –Dylan

Peanut Butter and Cheddar & Sour Cream Ruffles Sandwich
In junior high I came up with a lot of weird after-school snacks on the random. One of my favorites was a peanut butter sandwich with Cheddar & Sour Cream Ruffles. The idea for this combination probably happened accidentally, like I was eating a peanut butter sandwich and the chips separately, then had a WILD URGE to put them together. My mom used to buy Jif, but I’m curious to try my modern-day favorite, Peanut Butter & Co.’s White Chocolate Wonderful. —Marie

Now go forth and experiment! ♦

98 Comments

  • runningfilm November 22nd, 2012 7:28 PM

    I make Waffle Sandwiches all the time! I’ll have to try the rest of the ideas on this list, though, because I’ve never thought of them and as a ravenous teenage girl they sound delicious.

    (Except maybe the strawberries and sour cream. That might be too far.)

    • Lea November 23rd, 2012 1:17 AM

      No trust me strawberries are great with sour cream! Actually I was surprised when I saw that section, cause it seemed so obvious for me (we eat it like that in France) :p
      But maybe yeah if you’re used to sour cream being on burritos it may seem weird at first.
      I’m definitely trying the banana with the ham it looks right for some reason <3

      • sophiethewitch November 23rd, 2012 12:42 PM

        Or as my mom says, FOOD IS JUST A VESSEL FOR SOUR CREAM.

        • TessaTheTeenageWitch November 23rd, 2012 9:02 PM

          Oh my god You mother is a genius.

      • Ella May 8th, 2013 10:08 PM

        I felt the same way! Strawberries and sour cream is a super common in Mexican dessert and I won’t eat sour cream any other way

    • raggedyanarchy November 24th, 2012 12:14 AM

      Ah! I’m not the only one who eats waffle sandwiches…TAKE THAT, MOM.

  • Suzie Q November 22nd, 2012 7:39 PM

    THE PIC OF THE MEAT BANANA OMFG I LOL’D SO HARD

  • Mer November 22nd, 2012 7:43 PM

    Wow! This all sounds amazingly awesome. It makes me so hungry! Anything with that’s chocolatey and salty is delicious. So basically that means all of these things sound amazing!

  • Maddy November 22nd, 2012 7:45 PM

    Oh my god. That peanut butter/chip thing looks… But I will probably try it sometime, minus the bread. My favorite culinary masterpieces all involve the sweet/salty thing (which is basically all delicious food):
    * Dip Cheezits in Nutella
    * Crush up potato chips in Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy (must be this flavor)
    * Make TollHouse cookies (basically regular chocolate chip cookies) and throw EVERYTHING in there. I have put pretzels, popcorn, M&Ms, Reese’s cups, Oreos, etc. It’s always delicious. Except the popcorn got a bit soggy.

    • Maisie November 10th, 2013 8:46 AM

      The sweet/salt thing with nutella is genius. Sticking nutella on anything makes it good. Even people. You should try nutella sandwiches and pretzels glued together with the chocolatey goodness of nutella.
      Someone needs to try graham crackers with marshmallows and a mars bar and stick it in the microwave!

  • julietpetal November 22nd, 2012 8:01 PM

    I feel like the strawberries and sour cream one is basically just strawberries and tart Greek yoghurt? I have that fr breakfast with muesli all the time.

    I don’t really like it but everyone always raves on about McDonald’s French fries dipped into a chocolate Sunday.

  • RainingMiceAndMen November 22nd, 2012 8:05 PM

    Read the words ‘BLT waffle’ and instantly thought of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDeu6e6vh-A

    It’s Daily Grace, don’t judge.

  • jessthetics November 22nd, 2012 8:30 PM

    I think this might possibly be the best post on Rookie so far. My life will never be the same. I am going to make so many cake waffles tomorrow! xx

    http://www.jessthetics.wordpress.com

  • nia November 22nd, 2012 8:35 PM

    YES SOUR CREAM AND STRAWBERRIES. VINDICATION. VALIDATION. IT FEEL SO RIGHT.

  • Melisa November 22nd, 2012 8:40 PM

    OMG. The marshmallow soup looks afskfjdsalf-ly good! Gotta try that soon. Preferably with nutella + choco sprinkles + granola + cocoa puffs.

  • Jessica W November 22nd, 2012 8:54 PM

    Get white bread. Cover it in maple syrup. Microwave it for approx 30 seconds on high.
    (semi-)INSTANT WAFFLE.

    The Lovelorn

  • TessaTheTeenageWitch November 22nd, 2012 9:05 PM

    ooohhhhhhhhh! I am in study hall and now all I want is marshmellow soup. UUuuughhhhh!

    p.s. next time you make a salad sandwich put some peanut butter on there. SO good.

  • Megan Anne November 22nd, 2012 9:14 PM

    these all sound wonderfully delicious, though it’s a little disappointing how few of these are vegetarian/vegan!

    http://www.decayingteeth.tumblr.com

    • chilimuffin November 23rd, 2012 4:19 AM

      Umm… all of those, except for the Breakfastghetti and the Meat Banana are vegetarian, though?
      And being vegan isn’t easy, anybody who decides to go that way should know that beforehand. If you don’t want to cook your own food from scratch, or are too lazy to go shopping when you don’t have anything at home, you probably shouldn’t be a vegan. That said: peanutbutter is vegan. Peperoni are vegan. Popcorn that you pop up yourself in a pan with oil is vegan (microwave popcorn isn’t, because there’s butter on it). Soy icecream: vegan. Chocolate with soy milk: vegan. Any kind of fruit: vegan. And I’m pretty sure that there are ways to make vegan cake and waffles, too, if you just look into it a bit.

      • karastarr32 November 23rd, 2012 5:22 PM

        Um….
        Pepperoni are meat. From pigs. Plus marshmallows have gelatin, so not veggie or vegan… Just sayin’.

        • chilimuffin November 24th, 2012 6:01 AM

          Yeah, I realized the thing with the pepperoni after I had sent in my comment. I thought Lauren was taking about chili peppers, since “pepperoni” is the most common word for those in the area I come from.
          And about the marshmallows: sorry, I didn’t know what exactly was in them. Well, then the marshmallow soup isn’t vegetarian, either. That still only makes it 3 (possibly 4) non-vegetarian suggestions out of 14. That’s a pretty good average, don’t you think? ;)

  • HearMeRoar November 22nd, 2012 9:46 PM

    Oh my God this is the best article I have ever encountered.

  • Equatorgrim November 22nd, 2012 9:47 PM

    I think we should all pay homage to the best Frankenfood ever invented though!
    The Twinkie Weiner Sandwich!

    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-_FO9p8Xdg)

    • Tyknos93 November 23rd, 2012 10:01 AM

      I always wanted to try a deep fried twinkie…now I may NEVER get the chance.

  • kirsten November 22nd, 2012 9:50 PM

    cake waffles are da BOMB

  • mollywobbles November 22nd, 2012 9:52 PM

    - Fill bowl with instant hot chocolate powder

    - Add in the tiniest amount of water or milk
    so it forms a sort of soupy texture

    - Heat it in the microwave

    - Eat with a spoon

    Also, Kitkats spread with peanut butter. 5 stars, would eat again.

    • reginageorge November 23rd, 2012 2:37 PM

      Is that very unusual? I have the feeling that good hot chocolate usually has the consistency of creamy soup instead of being completely liquid.

      • mollywobbles November 23rd, 2012 4:46 PM

        I dunno, usually if it make per the instructions on the box it’s kinda watery, the way I do it it becomes somewhat paste-like

        delicious ;)

    • Josefina November 24th, 2012 12:05 AM

      I eat that chocolate milk powder by itself. Yes! I like to eat it dry. It’s enjoyable except when you feel it’s stuck in your throat. And whoa kitkats with peanut butter! I’d try that if they sold Kitkats again where I live, but they kind of disappeared or became extinct or something…? :(

  • chelsear November 22nd, 2012 10:04 PM

    A salami and cheese sandwich . . . the catch is that the two pieces of salami replace bread.

    • raggedyanarchy November 24th, 2012 12:17 AM

      That was my favorite meal as a child! Until I stopped eating salami. BUT THEN I found veggie salami. So it is now again my favorite snack.

  • cbusend November 22nd, 2012 10:13 PM

    I’m sorry, I love you guys but I’m gonna puke.

  • saltwaterveins November 22nd, 2012 10:45 PM

    OMG POPCORN AND ICE CREAM!!!! Best combination in the world XD I use Orville redenbacher too- but then I use a chocolate ice cream popsicle, so that I can hold it and dip it into the bag ;)

  • Guinevere November 22nd, 2012 10:53 PM

    STRAWBERRIES, SOUR CREAM, BROWN SUGAR. YUM.

  • Janelle November 22nd, 2012 11:03 PM

    Wow. This list is the ultimate. I love it because I am a teenage girl who eats food. Weird food! Food is good! And I enjoy junk food so much. And I’m so happy that y’all are here to give us the antithesis of every other teenage girl magazine that decides to publish an article on low calorie snacks etc.

    I am most definitely going to try making cake waffles!

  • jenaimarley November 22nd, 2012 11:43 PM

    OMG MUNCHIES

  • monkshood November 23rd, 2012 12:14 AM

    Häagen-Dazs chocolate ice cream covered in honey nut Cheerios is delicious! The ultimate comfort food.

  • NinaDeHorchata November 23rd, 2012 12:25 AM

    The strawberries with sour cream are actually a traditional mexican dessert. :)

    • MarieJo November 23rd, 2012 4:14 PM

      Thats exactly what I was going to say! I don’t see the weirdness on it, but that’s because I grew up with it.
      However if you don’t feel very comfortable with sour cream, just use mascarpone and sugar.
      But sour cream it’s really perfect.

  • Antionette November 23rd, 2012 12:47 AM

    The pepperoni chips sound so good. They sound like the pepperoni on pizza where the edges curl up and crisp up a little too much for some, but PERFECTLY for me. Best part of the pizza. (don’t pretend you don’t know what I am talking about) And one of my favorite things is cheese popcorn and caramel popcorn mixed (which is so good it is now industrially produced) and teriyaki sauce as a dipping sauce. I dip bread, pita chips, pita, veggies, and YOU NAME IT in the really really thick veri teriyaki. OH MY GOODNESS OH MY GOODNESS, its like a salty masterpiece in my mouth. Cream cheese and teriyaki sauce and ritz crackers=WHAT IS LIIIIIIIIFE???

  • zhajean November 23rd, 2012 1:16 AM

    wow!! a yummy guide to spice up my boring nights :)

    czarina♥

  • Meara.L.Lovegood November 23rd, 2012 1:19 AM

    Ice cream and bacon. Just putting it out there.

  • Kathryn November 23rd, 2012 2:25 AM

    I totally made ice cream soup as an after school snack a few times last year. Sometimes I topped it with cinnamon sugar if I didn’t have chocolate. The microwave at it’s finest.

    HERE’S A GOOD ONE: flour tortillas with just about anything in them, heated in the microwave or stovetop. Cheese, scrambled eggs, spinach, WHATEVER YOU HAVE. and for dessert, my favorite is chocolate chips and raspberries. Pretty much any fruit with chocolate is delicious. Or you can use butter and cinnamon sugar. The tortilla basically just acts as a vehicle for anything you find in your cupboard that isn’t as good by itself.

    use your ~*IMAGINATION*~

    • Kathryn November 24th, 2012 9:44 PM

      MARSHMALLOW* soup. But speaking of ice cream: crushed Graham crackers + cinnamon sugar on vanilla ice cream is a winner.

      OH MY GOSH YOU GUYS I FORGOT TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE BEST ICE CREAM TOPPING EVER. melt peanut butter in the microwave. maybe add in some chocolate chips. it’s like a peanut butter cup but better because ICE CREAM!

  • Kathryn November 23rd, 2012 2:31 AM

    Also, graham crackers + cream cheese + jam = poor girl’s cheesecake.

  • LilySew November 23rd, 2012 2:48 AM

    Oh gosh, the meat banana made me laugh so much & i think it’s safe to say that i won’t be trying that one anytime soon. The marshmallow soup seems awesome though, shame we never buy marshmallows.
    :D
    http://sewoverdressed.blogspot.com.au/

  • Adrienne November 23rd, 2012 2:57 AM

    -Mac and cheese with Salsa
    -French fries dipped in a milkshake (not that original but omg sooo good!)
    -Spaghetti and raisins

  • estelle November 23rd, 2012 3:48 AM

    when i was younger, i always slept at my friends house, but that friend and her family always slept in til like 12, so i had to make breakfast for myself when they were asleep, because i would wake up at 930ish. I made up a frozen toaster waffle with chocolate syrup on it- i kept it frozen because the house was always really warm for some reason. so good ermergerd make it now.

  • estelle November 23rd, 2012 3:49 AM

    mac and cheese with ketchup

  • estelle November 23rd, 2012 3:57 AM

    my dad always makes chili and cornbread, but there was always leftover cornbread, so i would eat it for breakfast. the only problem was since it had been out all night it was usually dry, so you put honey and milk on it! so good eat it for breakfast. also good-
    salami and ketchup sandwich
    a fried egg with green salsa and refried beans

    ill stop posting now lol

  • ghostworld November 23rd, 2012 5:57 AM

    i made the biggest mistake of reading this article when i was famished, and now i fear my household will drown in my droolings. especially at the meat banana and those pepperoni chips *heart-shaped eyes*

    • ghostworld November 23rd, 2012 5:59 AM

      also remember tavi’s ‘milk with ice’??

  • sequoia November 23rd, 2012 6:39 AM

    frankenfood ugh yes yes
    strange food combinations are the best. a peanut butter and cheddar & sour cream ruffles sandwich sounds delicious… i will definitely be trying that. a combination i’ve been dying to try is cinnamon rolls and pizza together. i feel like it could be really good??? anyway

    some simple ones i like:
    *mac & cheese on toast that is extra buttery
    *nachos made with doritos
    *pizza and french fires

    disappointing ones:
    *m&m’s on pizza princess diaries style
    *milkyway used as a spoon for pudding

    • Kathryn November 24th, 2012 9:49 PM

      The Mac n cheese on toast sounds amazing.

      I’m so excited about this rookie article. Is “unhealthy snack inventor” a job? I think I’ve just realized my passion.

  • Microbyte1 November 23rd, 2012 7:09 AM

    i almost dyed of an sugar OD by just looking at the marshmallow soup picture haha

  • complexsparkle November 23rd, 2012 7:25 AM

    I looove popcorn with nutella myself, I discovered it in 5th grade and never went back. c;
    I guess it’s similar to your melted hershey’s atop the cheddar popcorn, but I use normal popcorn.

  • soretudaaa November 23rd, 2012 8:27 AM

    The last sandwich I USED TO MAKE THOSE ALL THE TIME I’M GLAD I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE only sometimes I’d use mayonnaise instead of PB… healthiest thing in the world am I right?
    Another thing I’d do was fake pizza: put sauce over a toast, add cheese, microwave. Looking back, I was one disgusting human being…

    Also what I do make all the time now is open a can of sweet peas, mix it with some “caramelized” onion (microwaved with a tiny drop of olive oil and sugar if you’re feeling fancy), add LOADS of pepper and eat. It’s strangely amazing and delicious.

  • selinau November 23rd, 2012 11:06 AM

    Thank you for making me drool on my computer.

  • ItsKelsey November 23rd, 2012 11:28 AM

    I’m glad im not the only one who’s starving now. When I was younger I used to put peanut butter on bread, roll it up, put cheese wiz on the top, and put raisins on the whole thing. Sounds weird, but it was quite possibly the best thing I’ll ever make in my whole life.

  • all-art-is-quite-useless November 23rd, 2012 12:53 PM

    Marmite and peanut butter on toast for the win. Although probably only British people will know what Marmite is. Another awesome thing, Mcdonald’s fries with sugar. And anything-in-the-fridge omlette – its like a lucky dip but better.

    • Josefina November 23rd, 2012 8:46 PM

      I know what marmite is and I’m not British! But my grandfather is so oh well your point is kind of proven. It’s DEFINITELY not a flavour Chilean people would enjoy, but I do! I’ll try Marmite and PB, it’s probably delicious. My grandfather sometimes eats it with cream cheese but I’m sure that’s normal.

  • ♡ reba ♡ November 23rd, 2012 1:19 PM

    best ideas ever going to do this all asap.
    not the best ideas ever when you’re hungry to an empty house. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • canadaaustin November 23rd, 2012 2:23 PM

    i recommend chocolate ice cream with honey nut cherrios.

  • raftingstarlit November 23rd, 2012 2:52 PM

    …and this is why americans are fat! I love rookie, but if you post about food, it ALWAYS is extremely unhealthy food. I’m not saying you shouldn’t, I’m just saying, that you should consider writing about more healthy food choices too.

  • wallflower152 November 23rd, 2012 5:11 PM

    Idk if anyone else has suggested this above but…ice cream waffles! These were invented by accident kind of. Eating breakfast at my house I was telling my friend the options, naming everything in my fridge/freezer. “…eggs, cereal, ice cream, waffles…” To which he replied “ice cream waffles!” and a tradition was born. Make waffles, melt some real butter, pour butter on waffles, scoop ice cream onto waffles, pour maple syrup on waffles, cool whip. Literally the best thing ever haha.

  • starsinyourheart November 23rd, 2012 6:29 PM

    omg me and my best boy friend in childhood used to do this! we used to put everything on everything with everything. like pickles with yogurt and pitta and crisps and cheese and ice cream. weird things haha.

  • Sophii November 23rd, 2012 6:59 PM

    I think bacon waffle sandwiches would taste pretty good. I love bacon with pancakes. There are some really cool flavoured popcorns around at the moment that I’d like to try. Salt and vinegar crisps taste so good dipped in tomato soup by the way ;)

    http://thechicmuse000.blogspot.co.uk

  • mayaautumn November 23rd, 2012 7:11 PM

    most of this sounds exceptionally scrumptious.
    but meat banana? sorry? what? I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE ATTRACTION o.o

    http://mayathapapaya.tumblr.com

  • Josefina November 23rd, 2012 8:45 PM

    Bloody hell, this post. Combining food and flavours and tastes is beautiful. Here in Chile people can’t believe I do something as simple as eating celery dipped in peanut butter. Chile sucks when it comes to combining flavours, I find, but I find relief in people like you who can’t come up with anything normal and make up something, sleepy-headed at 2 AM.

    Also, I discovered the wonderful world of melting a bunch of marshmallows just recently. In Chile there is no such thing as Rice Krispy Treats, but I was taught how to make them by a lady that lived in the US and holy Molly guacamole, they’re wonderful. It’s surreal to pour cereal into a saucepan! Someone told me “isn’t it overwhelming to have so many of those things? That’s so much marshmallow!” and I’m like… HAHAHAHA NO. Bring it on!!!

    • mollywobbles November 27th, 2012 10:46 AM

      I like to eat celery and peanut butter sandwiches ;) they’re excellent ;)

  • FlowerPower November 23rd, 2012 8:59 PM

    After reading this, does anyone else have the urge to throw whatever food you can find in a bowl and eat it?
    CAUSE I DO.
    ~Caroline~

  • insteadofanelephant November 24th, 2012 12:17 AM

    oh my god i want all of these things. sweet and salty combos are my weakness….and my strength…

    XX
    instead of an elephant

  • cami8 November 24th, 2012 9:05 AM

    This was so great! In my country we eat popcorn as ice cream topping all the time, they even sell it this way! Im definately trying the cake waffles

  • boyfights November 24th, 2012 9:16 AM

    Globalisation couldn’t prepare me for this.

    hannahandelise.blogspot.com

  • Melissa @ WildFlowerChild November 24th, 2012 11:12 AM

    Definitely going to try cake waffles next time I crave cake or cupcakes!

    <3 Melissa
    http://wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

  • vintagewhimsy November 24th, 2012 12:04 PM

    This article has caused me to question everything that I know about food combinations.

    http://vintagereverie.blogspot.com

  • AnguaMarten November 24th, 2012 12:13 PM

    i love putting black pepper on absolutely everything–up to and including cake, ice cream, and chocolate. oh, and a chocolate bar with sriracha on top is really delicious. i love applesauce on grilled cheese, too! and potato chips with peanut butter. mmmm.

    the strawberries with sour cream and brown sugar sound divine.

    and i can’t be the only one who giggled at “meat banana.”

    right??????

  • jeans kinda girl November 24th, 2012 7:36 PM

    Has anyone else enjoyed the wonders of Fritos pie (Fritos + chili)?! How about M&M’s and popcorn?! I would very much like totry these new combos!

  • GlitterKitty November 24th, 2012 9:28 PM

    I feel that the waffle sandwich and waffle cake should be combined. It could be delicious or completely gross but I might try it.

  • Janis November 25th, 2012 3:47 AM

    i tried making the fie and it was awezummm.i used mandarin oranges and i didn’t toast the bread but i microwaved it but it still tasted good. perrrrrrfect!

  • Laia November 25th, 2012 3:04 PM

    i love the meat banana picture so so so much.

  • peppermintmoo November 25th, 2012 5:22 PM

    This article is prime! I enjoy chocolate syrup mixed with vanilla greek yogurt, though I have to eat it like a spy because my mother says I’m a bottomless pit that consumes only sugar. It looks like creamy cocoa agates. My sister and I also like peanut butter and pickle sandwiches and grapes wrapped in salami. I look forward to trying all of these creations, especially the cake waffles for my birthday.

  • StudentofPoe November 25th, 2012 11:49 PM

    finally i’m not the only one that eats marshmallow soup

  • takethreestepsback November 26th, 2012 6:32 AM

    i am so proud to see the inventiveness of Rookians!

    one of my mother’s best inventions in PASTA PIZZA.
    yep.
    leftover pasta? bolognese sauce? meatballs?
    shove them on a pizza base, drench in the sauce of your choice [or my personal fave, cheese] and grill or bake :)

    if baking ain’t your style, leftover pizza in a toasted sandwich is DA BOMB.

    also…

    condensed milk can combine anything.
    pretzels, nuts, choc chips, lollies, cranberries, cereal etc
    boundless possibilities.
    put it all in a lined baking tray for 15 mins in an 180 degree celsius oven to create…

    BARS OF AWESOMENESS.

  • catpower44 November 26th, 2012 6:45 PM

    okay Tavi. That is SERIOUSLY GENIUS. I made them yesterday with cherry chip cake mix, and amde them into little quarters and dipped them in (homemade!) whipped cream. I froze the rest because I made like 10 so I can have cakey-waffely deliciousness whenever I want.

  • camille November 26th, 2012 10:47 PM

    It’s not exactly Frankenfood, but someone gave me an amazing recipe for a 5 minutes individual chocolate cake that cooks in a large coffe cup (ha, the original cupcake?) in the microwave. I thought it was a genius idea, so perhaps some of you might benefit from this recipe and now eat cake pretty much any time you want some.

    Ingredients:
    4tbs flour
    4tbs sugar
    2tbs cacao
    1 egg
    3tbs milk
    3tbs oil
    3tbs chocolate chips (optional)
    vanilla extract to taste (optional)
    Also, hot chocolate mix works well if you’re out of cacao, but you might want to replace both the sugar and the cacao parts with it.

    Mix all ingredients in large coffee mug, put in microwave for about 3 minutes. The cake will rise over the mug, but don’t worry. Take out, unmold onto plate, and eat. It’s really better to eat it hot because it can become rubbery pretty quick, but I usually have it with plain greek yogurt, whatever canned fruits/fresh fruits/jams I have at home to counteract the effect. Enjoy :)

    • SewHappy November 28th, 2012 4:56 PM

      Ohhh I love that! Did it a few weeks back, was quite nice with ice cream!

  • asleeptillnoon November 28th, 2012 1:33 AM

    Doritos and Cherry Italian Ice! Waffles with applesauce (didn’t create this but my cousins introduced this to me when I visited them in Germany)! Bologna Ketchup Wrap! (yes, you just squirt some ketchup onto bologna and roll it like a wrap)

  • SewHappy November 28th, 2012 4:56 PM

    Can I just say this article perfectly compliments the article a few months back called ‘Midnight Snacks: A Taxomony’!

    Today I thought a nice combo would be hot chocolate, but with a crumbled up jaffa cake in the bottom of the mug. It was not nice… :D

  • Loops December 1st, 2012 6:24 AM

    Box of Smarties tipped into a packet of salt and vinegar chips!

  • BritishFish December 3rd, 2012 1:18 AM

    I demand a party where all of this is made. Except for Bananas and Meat.. because I would just projectile vomit. On everything.

  • Betsy December 14th, 2012 7:51 PM

    i am defienetly going to try the popcorn and icecream and marshmallow soup. I love this article , because lately I have been so bored with all the food at home but now the article has saved me! I will most likely try most other things as well.

  • Cutesycreator aka Monica February 1st, 2013 3:38 PM

    I must try the majority of these immediately.

  • MeredithCWS March 9th, 2013 12:35 PM

    these look AMAZING i can’t i just asdfghjkl

  • Kathrin Franz March 28th, 2013 9:41 PM

    Strawberries With Sour Cream and Brown Sugar

    GREAT alternative for vegans &anybody else
    you´ll need:

    -strawberries.
    -coconut milk-or coconut-cream ( i use a coconut milk which only is water+coconut, its VERY important that there is no emulsifier or something that thickens the coconut milk.
    -vanilla-sugar or if you like vanilla-extract
    -FRESH crushed black pepper(if its powdered pepper it will looses all the nice flavourings which are in the peppercorns after short time, so i use full peppercorns(its a mixture of “red” pepper, white pepper, green pepper, citrus-pepper and black pepper. it tastes great and looks great too)in my grinder and grind for a fresh great flavour.

    cut the strawberries in half.

    cool that cocoa-milk, so the fatty coconut-cream hardens and swims on the water. you need that and if its too hard a little bit of the water. stir it until its creamy but firm.
    or use coconut-cream (but its often sweetened and here i find it important to balance sweetness with the sharp fresh taste of the pepper)
    stir a bit of the vanillaextract or vanilla-sugar into the cream or leave it be.

    put the cream on the strawberriy-halves

    grind &pour fresh pepper over it..
    you might try a bit for finding the right concentration of pepper-it should taste but not too much.

    this ist so damn yummy. there is the sweetness of the strawberries, the fresh sweet coconut and the fresh sharp flavour of the pepper.
    (i think the red pepper might be very good solo on this.)

    if you can try it-do it. me loves me this.

  • Nanna May 21st, 2013 2:51 PM

    Who needs chips and dip when you can have mozzarella cheese with pesto?

  • cucumberfrog June 18th, 2013 4:35 AM

    Also, Nacho Cheese Doritos + Pickle Slices