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We Obviously All Need These Edible Cupcake Wrappers

We Obviously All Need These Edible Cupcake Wrappers

I’m a weirdo who eats her cupcakes with a fork, but thanks to these new edible cupcake wrappers, I guess I don’t have to anymore! I can bite right into the side of the thing without having to worry about peeling the paper back without dropping half the cupcake onto the sidewalk (okay, wait, the visual of haphazardly chomping into a delicate baked good doesn’t sound too dignified either). Keep reading »

Frisky Eats: 12 Surprisingly Simple Sorbets

For years, I have dreamed of making homemade ice cream, but I have never risen to the challenge.  Apparently you need a machine?!? A friend suggested I try ice cream’s simpler cousin sorbet. No equipment required! Try one of these surprisingly easy and refreshing summer treats…

Cookie Dough Addicts, Rejoice: Unbakeables Are A Gift From Above

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Allow me to interrupt your day to bring you this very important, very delicious public service announcement: There’s now a way to devour uncooked cookie dough without fearing you’ll get salmonella.

To this day, I’m still guilty of scooping cookie dough straight out of the bowl before I put a batch of cookies in the oven, which is always followed by immediate regret and panic that I may get salmonella … again. It happened to me once, and it was not enjoyable. BUT, I was recently introduced to Unbakeables, cookie dough bites meant to be eaten uncooked (they’re egg-free), with extra toppings to sweeten the deal. I’m pretty sure they could revolutionize kids’ birthday parties everywhere, forever. Keep reading »

Frisky Eats: 17 Recipes For Puppy Chow/Muddy Buddies

Amelia dropped a bomb on The Frisky staff today: she’s never heard of puppy chow. “What, is it supposed to look like dog food?” she asked. Oh, silly Amelia! We explained puppy chow is a variation on Chex mix where you combine melted chocolate or syrup with candy and add yummy ingredients to give it different flavors. It’s popular at Girl Scout bake sales everywhere!

Puppy chow also goes by the names reindeer food, muddy buddies and (inexplicably) snowman poop, so I don’t blame her for being confused. I did some deep Pinterest-ing and found 17 different puppy-snow-reindeer-poop recipes to help Amelia get with the program and give myself some snacking ideas. Dig in!

7 Philosophical Questions We Have About The Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Shot

Dominique Ansel, creator of the beloved/maligned/notorious/famous croissant-donut hybrid, the cronut, will officially debut his newest creation this weekend at SXSW in Austin, and it’s a doozy: the chocolate chip cookie milk shot. What is it? Exactly what it sounds like: a sweet, crispy shot glass made of a chocolate chip cookie, filled with cold milk. This new dessert brings up many questions, some practical, some philosophical. Here are 7 of them: Keep reading »

Get In My Mouth: Ben & Jerry’s New Core Ice Cream Flavors

One of the unexpected side effects of taking my booze intake down by, like, 75 percent is that I suddenly crave sugar like I never have before. I’ve never had a sweet tooth, but once I stopped putting away nearly a bottle of wine a night, my body began to crave a nightly sweet treat. Usually this comes in the form of some sort of ice cream. Talenti’s salted caramel ice cream bars are a fave, and Ben & Jerry’s never disappoints with their creative flavor offerings. Speaking of those two Vermont stoners — they have really outdone themselves now. Ben & Jerry’s just announced that they are releasing four new “Core” flavors later this month, which feature a column of deliciousness in the center, surrounded by ice cream. WHUT. Keep reading »

My Cake-Alike, Myself

“Face-to-cake with myself, it’s one of the most surreal feelings I’ve ever experienced,” writes Jill Foster of the Daily Mail. “Yes, it’s narcissistic, but I can hardly take my eyes off ‘me’. Is this how the Queen feels every time a new portrait is unveiled?” 

I didn’t really need to read any further than that. Foster had me at the phrase “face-to-cake with myself.” But naturally, I read on because we’re talking about cake here. Not just cake, cake-alikes, life-sized cake likenesses of human beings. Keep reading »

Cronut Lovers, Meet The Doughscuit

Remember the cronut — chef Dominique Ansel’s trendy blend of croissants and doughnuts that had people waiting in line for hours  (and buying them from scalpers)? Meet the doughscuit, your delectable solution to the perpetual cronut shortage. The dessert is the cronut’s half-biscuit, half-doughnut cousin, and it is life-changing. Keep reading »

The Dessert Dilemma: Bad For You, Good For Your Family

I’m heavily focused on dessert right now because the chocolate-addicted part of me needed to go on a refined sugar cleanse. It’s been 24 days and yes, I have been having involved dreams about eating massive bowls of ice cream. Any way you spin it, in real life, eating an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby in a sitting is not “good for your body.” But according to new research commissioned by — surprise! — a UK dessert company, dessert is “good for your family.”

“This study identified that occasionally eating a dessert is producing a blip of happiness which is positively affecting families’ mood, influencing how families are interacting with each other, and is creating happy memories,” explained psychologist Professor Geoffrey Beattie. If this is true, why are big, family holidays, which always include dessert, so fraught with dysfunction? Suspicious. [Daily Mail UK]

Creator Of The Cronut Presents The Christmas Morning Breakfast Of Your Sugar Coma Dreams

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Dominique Ansel, best known for creating the cronut, has released the decadent (and very expensive) breakfast of your sugar coma dreams.Christmas Morning Cereal, which retails at $15 a box, consists of chocolate puffs covered in Valrhona Caramelia chocolate and littered with smoked cinnamon flavor mini meringues. Ansel recommends eating the cereal in a bowl with milk, or with ice cream, for a real Christmas indulgence. That is, if you can get your hands on a box. I’m sure it will be out and out warfare and a bunch of seedy Craigslist ads just to get a bite of the stuff. [Daily Mail UK]

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