Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start.
If your childhood was anything like mine, you’re more than familiar with the Konami Code.
I never would’ve beaten Contra if it weren’t for the extra lives the cheat code provided. Even though I was awful at entering it, it was worth the effort it took to get the code right.
More often than not, I had to restart my Nintendo and try again. And again.
Cheat codes became a huge part of my gaming career: some of the first books I ever bought were books of cheat codes for my Nintendo and Sega Genesis, and they worked.
These simple cheats allowed me to succeed in my ambitious video-game goals, and now, my cheating expands well beyond that.
As a member of RFS Empire, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about cheat days. If not, you’re literally in for a treat.
Eat whatever you want and still lose fat. Cheat days are glorious. Unlike most times things that sound too good to be true, they actually work. Because science.
Except instead of sitting at your NES trying to get the code right, you’re sitting down to burgers, fries, pizza, and ice cream. It works on a couple different levels:
2) Psychologically: eating whatever you want on a cheat day helps you eat clean on other days because of the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. There’s hope and indulgence to look forward to, completely guilt free.
I love to cook, but whether you’re a culinary artist or not, you can still go wild. I indulge in all of the foods I once thought would sabotage my results, but my favorite remains a large stack of Snickers pancakes with a side of bacon.
There’s so much flavor here that I just can’t keep it to myself anymore. And the best part? They’re incredibly easy to make. Here’s what you gotta do:
And there you have it.
You’ve now crafted something beautiful: chocolate, peanuts, and caramel that’s become extra caramelized, all in a single, glorious pancake.
Note: the melting of the Snickers bar will leave behind a sticky pan. I recommend wiping it down with a paper towel and lightly re-greasing after each pancake so you don’t end with a mess on your hands.
Make them, share them with your friends, and don’t forget to thank me in your will.