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Carmageddon Eats: Ben & Jerry's honor 405 Freeway closure with free scoops of What a Cluster

Carmageddon Eats: Ben & Jerry's comes up wit a new ice cream flavor for the 405 closure: 'What a Cluster'

Carmageddon_Ben_and_Jerrys_new_flavor Carmageddon, so far, isn't all bad. Carmageddon made for a sweet Friday morning commute, and now comes news that Carmageddon brings us free scoops of a new Ben & Jerry's flavor called, appropriately enough: What a Cluster. Those shrewd marketeers -- I mean ice cream makers -- are offering free scoops from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ben & Jerry's shop at the Promenade at the Howard Hughes Center.

One catch: The free scoops are located a short distance from Carmageddon's ground zero.

Carmageddon is scheduled to begin later this evening, when the 405 Freeway will be shut down between the 10 and 101 freeways for about 50 hours for bridge work. The Howard Hughes Center is located off the 405, a few miles south of the 10 Freeway.

That better be some good ice cream. Sure sounds like it, though: It's a peanut butter ice cream with streaks of peanut butter, marshmallow swirls and caramel clusters. It was a new flavor unveiled in shops earlier this year. The "nuttiness" in the free offering is especially appropriate given that everyone seems to be going nuts over the freeway closure. The latest: Bicyclists have challenged JetBlue -- an airline -- to see who can make the Long Beach-to-Burbank trek faster. Can't wait to see how that bike-versus-plane race turns out.

Here are some other ways that you can eat your way through Carmageddon.

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Today's no-bake dessert recipe: Mom's Cuisinart chocolate mousse

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Today's no-bake dessert recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen: Mom's Cuisinart chocolate mousse, a recipe adapted from noted pastry chef Sherry Yard. It's so named because you make it in a food processor. In all, it will take about 20 minutes to make -- then it needs to firm up in the chiller.

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Today's no-bake dessert recipe: Honey-ricotta gelato with orange

Ricotta Today's no-bake dessert recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen: honey-ricotta gelato with orange. If you try this or any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we want to see the finished dish so we can showcase it on the blog and in print. You can upload your photos to this gallery.

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Today's no-bake dessert recipe: Mint cream dream

Mint Today's no-bake dessert recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen: Mint cream dream. (You can impress your friends by telling them that this is a "gourmet" Jell-O recipe.) 

If you try this or any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we want to see the finished dish so we can showcase it on the blog and in print.

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Today's no-bake dessert recipe: Berries jubilee with peach sorbet and salted candied almonds

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Today's no-bake dessert recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen: Berries jubilee with peach sorbet and salted candied almonds. If you try this or any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we want to see the finished dish so we can showcase it on the blog and in print. You can upload your photos to this gallery.

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Today's no-bake dessert recipe: Cucina Rustica's chocolate trio torte

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Today's no-bake dessert recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen: the chocolate trio torte on the menu at Cucina Rustica in Sedona, Ariz. If you try this or any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we want to see the finished dish so we can showcase it on the blog and in print. You can upload your photos to this gallery.

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Chick-Fil-A declares Cow Appreciation Day 2011: Get your free meal on

Chick-Fil-A declares Cow Appreciation Day. Wear a cow costumeget a free meal.

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Chick-Fil-A restaurants nationwide are handing out free meals and entrees Friday. But there's a catch: You'll have to dress up like a cow in honor of Cow Appreciation Day. You can locate your local Chick-Fil-A here:

If you dress partially like a cow -- maybe tack on some udders, or pin on some construction paper spots? -- it will earn you a free entree item. But if you dress head to hoof and saunter up to the counter, it will get you a full free meal. Same goes for calves, er, I mean kids.

It's the latest publicity campaign for the fast-food chain that's all about chicken. (Its mascot is a cow urging you to -- of course -- eat more white meat.) The gambit seems to be working: The Internet has been buzzing about the free food offer for hours.

Do you have a leftover cow costume from Halloween's past? And if you did, would you be brave enough to walk into a Chick-Fil-A store wearing it? If you answered in the affirmative, then you'll want to get in on this action too: Take a picture and submit it. The fast-food chain will be handing out free meals as part of a photo contest.

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Today's no-bake dessert recipe: Creamy strawberry gelato

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Today's no-bake dessert recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen: creamy strawberry gelato. If you try this or any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we want to see the finished dish so we can showcase it on the blog and in print. You can upload your photos to this gallery.

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Today's no-bake dessert recipe: Tangy frozen lemon yogurt

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Today's no-bake dessert recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen: Tangy frozen lemon yogurt.

And talk about EZ to make! This recipe will take you about 10 minutes, start to finish. The hard part will be waiting for it to set up in the freezer.

If you try this or any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we want to see the finished dish so we can showcase it on the blog and in print. You can upload your photos to this gallery.

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Our Recipe, Your Kitchen: Kyle Lane of the Girl Kyle takes our s'more cupcakes for a ride

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If you try any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we'd love to see the results so we can showcase them on our blog and occasionally in print. This image comes to us from Kyle Lane of Sacramento, who writes the food and lifestyle blog the Girl Kyle.

Kyle tried our recipe for S'more cupcakes and shared the results with us. This recipe called for the use of a kitchen blowtorch. But because Kyle didn't have one, she improvised. Well done, Kyle! We liked this photo so much that we published it in Thursday's Food section, on Page E2.

We have a few ways for you to share your food photos with us:

-- Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of the recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we want to see the finished dish. You can upload your photos to this gallery.

-- Sugar Rush: Show us your sweetest photos here, whether it's what you're baking, cooking, eating or craving.

-- What did you eat this weekend? This is our monster photo gallery -- more than 1,500 photos and counting -- dedicated to swapping photos of our most recent eats.

When you upload your photos, take a moment to tell us about yourself and the image. Are you on Twitter? Do you have a food blog? What's the story behind the photo?

-- Rene Lynch
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Photo: Kyle Lane / The Girl Kyle

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