Cook Like a Boss – Pizza Lasagna

Spice up your regular lasagna (or pizza) with pizza lasagna, a hybrid dish that makes perfect sense. You’ll realize its transcendence the moment you stuff it in your mouth.

If you’ve tried our previous lasagna recipe, then you know they’re incredibly easy to make. This pizza variant is no different.

Here’s what you’ll need for a truly epic pizza lasagna.

Pizza Lasagna Ingredients

  • 1 pound (or about 500 grams) of Italian sausage
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of diced bell peppers
  • 12 cooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 sliced yellow onion
  • 3 cups of pizza sauce
  • 6 ounces (170 grams) of sliced pepperoni
  • 1 cup of basil
  • 3 cups of mozzarella cheese
  • 30 oz. ricotta cheese

New Technology – Google’s Pixel 2 shoots incredible photos

Of late, it’s pretty hard to justify upgrading your smartphone every couple of years – except maybe if you like taking pretty pictures. The problem is that the new flagship smartphones, particularly those with good cameras, are prohibitively expensive.

The latest iPhone costs $999. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 has a price tag upwards of $920.

But good news. Sort of. Google’s Pixel 2 (which is cheaper than its rivals) has scored an all-time high on smartphone quality benchmarks by DxOMark, an independent image quality lab.

The score is 98, which is quite a step up from last year’s Pixel, which garnered a 90.

And here’s the funny part: the Pixel 2 scored that high despite using a single rear camera, compared to the iPhone 8 Plus and Note 8’s dual rear camera setup.

But what does this score mean to users? It means your photos can look like this:

The photos were taken with the Pixel 2’s camera, which comes with a 1/2.6-inch 12MP sensor, f/1.8 aperture, as well as electronic and optical image stabilization.

Note

While these images show off what the camera can do, it won’t make your photos perfect. Naturally, the shots were captured under ideal conditions.

And another thing: Google’s Pixel 2 smartphone costs at least $649, while its XL variant is upwards of $849. It is cheaper than the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8, but we think the price is nothing to sneeze at.

Nonetheless, these captures show us how far smartphone cameras have come.

Thirst-Day – How to Make Jungle Juice

Jungle juice is defined as a homemade or improvised alcoholic drink. But why the odd name? The beverage is likely called such because it sends the drinker into a state of animal behavior.

Today, we’re going to teach you an inexpensive jungle juice recipe. Take note that there are countless variants out there so there’s no single definitive method.

That said, you’ll know you’ve done it right if it doesn’t take like alcohol at all.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Jungle Juice Ingredients

If you don’t taste the alcohol, it’s perfect.
  • 2 gallons of orange-flavored drink
  • 2 cans (46 fl. oz. each) of fruit punch
  • 4 quarts of pink lemonade
  • 4 quarts of pineapple and orange juice blend
  • 2 bottles (750ml each) of white rum
  • 4 bottles (750ml each) of vodka

Steps

It’s pretty simple:

  1. Combine the orange drink, fruit punch, lemonade, pineapple-orange juice blend, white rum, and vodka in a large container.
  2. Serve and enjoy.

Tip: since the drink is designed to not to taste like alcohol, be careful in consuming it.

Boss Basics – How to Make Perfect Pancakes

It’s the morning after she first stayed the night. So what’s next? You make her pancakes, of course.

But not just any pancakes; you wouldn’t make her flat and/or burnt flapjacks, would you?. Here’s how to make her perfect ones.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter (melted and cooled)

Steps

1) In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, which are namely the flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt.

2) In a large measuring cup, beat together the wet ingredients, specifically the eggs, buttermilk, lemon juice (gives pancakes that tang lost from modern packaged buttermilk), and butter.

Boss Royal Weekly Eye Candy – 18th October 2017

Every week, we put together a gallery of photos that will blow your mind. Last time, we looked at women in luxury. Today, we check out images from the boudoir and other cool stuff.

Here is the Boss Royal October 18th Weekly Eye Candy Gallery. Enjoy!

The Must-Play Games This Week – Gran Turismo Sport and South Park

If you’re done with last week’s release, then brace yourself for today: we’ve got two highly anticipated games coming out right now. Here’s why you should pay attention to them.

Disclosure: we may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post.

Gran Turismo Sport

That’s a screenshot, not a photo.

Series developer Polyphony Digital has traditionally made a sampler for their main numbered Gran Turismo installments, especially when they release their first entry for the current-generation PlayStation.

  • Gran Turismo 3 was preceded by Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec on the PS2.
  • Gran Turismo 5 was preceded by Gran Turismo 5 Prologue on the PS3.

And now, despite what some outlets say, Gran Turismo Sport is for what’s presumably Gran Turismo 7 on the PS4.

Gran Turismo Sport features the following:

  • Support for 4K resolutions, 60 frames per second, and HDR. It’s not clear though if these are available for the regular PS4.
  • It’s the only e-racing championship approved by the FIA. It even has an official license you can earn.
  • More than 130 cars and 19 tracks (including offroad options). More than 20 of these cars are concept vehicles.
  • A photo mode (named Scapes) lets you take pictures of your cars in over 1,000 locations.
  • A livery editor.

Gran Turismo Sport is exclusive to the PS4.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Also a screenshot, not a TV episode.

There’s finally a sequel to 2014’s highly successful South Park: The Stick of Truth. Unlike its predecessor, which featured fantasy tropes (plus the Jew class), The Fractured But Whole puts its signature South Park spin on superheroes.

Here are a few good reasons why you should own a copy of the game:

  • It’s written by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
  • Again, the game is set in the fictional town of South Park, Colorado, and it’s chock-full of easter eggs and fan service.
  • More customization depth. There are 12 superhero classes in all. You can choose from dozens of outfits, and can even pick your skin tone, which affects dialog and the amount of money you get in the game.
  • It uses a position-based combat system (like a chessboard) that gives an additional tactical aspect to fights. Combat also lets you use the environment to your advantage.
  • There’s a crafting system that lets you create healing items, food, character buffs, and more.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole is coming out for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Gear Lust – The Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Did you know that the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, which costs $117,000, is an “entry-level” sports car? It’s actually smaller and (relatively) cheaper than the British carmaker’s other four-wheeled, hand-built creations.

Like most Aston Martin cars, the V8 Vantage is simply stunning to look at. It’s no grand tourer, however; the Vantage is a sports car through and through.

We think the Vantage is the best-driving Aston Martin so far, but it’s still no comparison to the Porsche 911 when it comes to performance. Then again, it’s certainly not a bad place to be for an entry-level sports car.

Features

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage seats two people and is available as a convertible roadster and a hatchback coupe. There are two trim levels that offer different degrees of performance: Vantage and Vantage S.

Both models seat only two people and come with nearly identical features. Standard items include:

  • Automatic climate control
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Xenon headlights
  • A 10-way-adjustable driver seat
  • A six-CD changer
  • An auxiliary audio jack and iPod interface
  • Leather upholstery

Interestingly, common features in other cars such as Bluetooth, cruise control, heated seats and seat memory serve as options on the Vantage, despite costing over $100,000.

At least the Vantage S variant gets the cruise control, Bluetooth, and suspension tuning. A pair of upgraded audio systems and a Garmin-sourced navigation system are optional on both.

Under the hood

The basic V8 Vantage comes with a 4.7-liter V8 capable of 420 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque. The Vantage S gets a version of the same engine but is bumped up to 430 hp and 361 pound-feet of torque.

Monday Mayhem – 16th October 2017

Monday is the most popular sick day there is. It’s also common for people to suffer strokes and heart attacks on that day

To help take the nasty Monday edge off, here’s a gallery of beautiful bad girls, muscle cars, and other cool stuff. Enjoy!

Lazy Sundaze – Slowing Down to Enjoy Life

I don’t usually read forwarded email, but I received one today that caught my attention. It was from someone who works at Volvo in Sweden. There, he mentions projects in the company “take 2 years to complete, even if the idea is simple and brilliant. It’s a rule.”

Apparently, the fast-paced global corporate world, focused on immediate results, “contrasts greatly with the slow movements of the Swedish. They, on the other hand, debate, debate, debate, hold x quantity of meetings and work with a slowing down scheme. At the end, this always yields better results.”

He relates the following story:

“The first time I was in Sweden, one of my colleagues picked me up at the hotel every morning. It was September, bit cold and snowy. We would arrive early at the company and he would park far away from the entrance. The first day, I didn’t say anything, either the second or third. One morning I asked, “Do you have a fixed parking space? I’ve noticed we park far from the entrance even when there are no other cars in the lot.” To which he replied, “Since we’re here early we’ll have time to walk, and whoever gets in late will be late and need a place closer to the door. Don’t you think? Imagine my face.”

Savoring food and life

He goes on to talk about a movement in Europe named Slow Food, which “establishes that people should eat and drink slowly, with enough time to taste their food, spend time with the family, friends, without rushing. Slow Food is against its counterpart: the spirit of Fast Food and what it stands for as a lifestyle.”

I love this idea. It is what is at the heart of the simplicity movement, as well as those who are trying to live frugal lives. It’s not just a matter of reducing clutter or saving money … it’s a matter of slowing down to enjoy life more, of savoring life’s simple pleasures, of rejecting on some level the materialistic culture we are all caught up in and embracing fellow humans instead. It is about changing our values and priorities.

He goes on:

“Basically, the movement questions the sense of “hurry” and “craziness” generated by globalization, fueled by the desire of “having in quantity” (life status) versus “having with quality”, “life quality” or the “quality of being”. French people, even though they work 35 hours per week, are more productive than Americans or British. Germans have established 28.8-hour workweeks and have seen their productivity been driven up by 20%. This slow attitude has brought forth the US’s attention, pupils of the fast and the “do it now!”.