FACT: Brunch is the best meal of the day. When else can one enjoy oodles of carbs with real maple syrup, thick cut bacon, fluffy eggs, and booze? Not into eggs? Enjoy a deep fried macaroni and cheese burger, because at brunch, anything goes! My favorite brunch includes unlimited mimosas, yoga pants, and a recliner (AKA at home with friends). The challenge to at home brunch is making the ultimate meal without wearing yourself out. The solution is simple — breakfast bakes. Everything you love about breakfast is prepped the day before and refrigerated over night. In the morning, simply pop that pan in the oven and wow your ravenous crowd. Get inspired to host your own brunch with these 10 breakfast bake recipes!
I’m not much of a cook. I’ve never gone so far as to use my oven for shoe storage like Carrie Bradshaw, but I am definitely a lady of take-out and Lean Cuisine. Someday, when I’m no longer a frenzied college student, I’ll commit to learning the ins and outs of the kitchen like an actual functional adult, but in the meantime, being food-inept leads to major stress during the holidays. I can’t even count the times I’ve found myself faced with an empty kitchen and only a few minutes to spare when it came time to make a dessert for a holiday party or “whip up” something sweet for a guest. Behold, seven of the quickest, easiest desserts you’ve ever seen — for those of us who are not Betty Crocker.
The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick the perfect present for everyone on your list. Here, we’ve got great gifts for the baker in your life!
Different things are hard for different people. For me, eating dessert is easy — too easy. Baking it is hard. I know a bunch of you will roll your eyes at me and tell me how easy it is to whip up a soufflé. I am jealous of you. The only exposure I had to baking as a child was when my grandma came to visit and let me lick the excess cookie dough out of the bowl. And it was not as much as I would have liked to lick, let me tell you. As I mentioned, eating dessert (baked or unbaked) comes naturally to me. Keep reading »
I can vaguely remember a time in my life when a cake stuffed with candy might seem a little strange and excessive, but that was Before Pinterest (B.P.) completely desensitized me to the phenomenon of desserts stuffed with more dessert. Now, the idea of a piñata cake actually seems kind of tame, at least compared to the cakes-stuffed-with-pies-stuffed-with-truffles-stuffed-with-ice-cream that I routinely repin with comments like, “So nice for a party!” This piñata cake, though, it did give me pause. Not because of the high levels of sugar, but because of the candy wrappers inside. Call me picky, but I generally prefer there not to be plastic in my food. I don’t know, what do you guys think? Is the piñata cake an awesome idea or an example of excessive desserts gone awry? [A Subtle Revelry via Neatorama]
As you can probably tell, it has been quite a stressful week here at Frisky HQ. Thanks to a hard drive fire (seriously, a fire!), our admin capabilities has been wavering between being totally broken and pretending to be fixed long enough to let us work for a few hours and then delete everything we did. I knew this week’s project needed to be of the alcoholic variety, but when I found a recipe for vodka cupcakes (let me just say that again: VODKA! CUPCAKES!), I thought, “Damn, even better!” Let’s all whip up a batch of boozy baked goods and forget our troubles. At least until Monday. [The Baking Robot]
My Italian great aunt used to always say, ” All you need is bread.” Of course, she also used to always say that I needed to be vigilant in order to avoid being kidnapped by gypsies, but let’s just focus on the bread thing, shall we? Because my zany aunt was right: there’s really nothing better than fresh baked bread. The smell! The taste! It’s a necessary part of a comfy cozy fall lifestyle. Click on the gallery to check out 15 bread recipes, from cinnamon swirl to beer cheese, guaranteed to inspire the baker in all of us…
The Sugar Cube is a food cart in Portland that serves the most ridiculous and amazing sweets you’ll ever eat. Case in point: the Highway To Heaven cupcake, a chocolate cupcake injected with salted caramel, topped with bittersweet ganache, drizzled in coffee syrup and more caramel, and finished off with Ruffles potato chips. It’s not the easiest recipe you’ll ever make, but hey, getting to Heaven takes work. Check out Sugar Cube’s new book for even more crazy delicious treats! [Sweetapolita]