Autumn is in full swing, and that means the perfect excuse to eat rich, hearty crock pot soups for every meal. There’s nothing better than walking through the door in the evening to the smell of a delicious dinner that’s been slowly cooking for you while you toiled away at work. Even though you just pop them in to cook and go on with your day, crock pot meals always taste like you spent hours over the stove putting them together, and that makes them so much more satisfying. Click through for 12 heavenly soups to keep you warm this season.
I live in Brooklyn, a land where latte art skills are a highly coveted trade (for the record, I have zero ability), but mind blowing art like this would have baristas here shaking in their boots. This kickass caffeinated cat brilliance was created by Japanese Twitter user dongurinekobei, who shares all kinds of cat-fueled fun on her account. Her latte art depicts her own fur babies, Donguri, Mugi and Uutan; who are now immortalized in coffee stains all over the internet. The pictures are so real that they’re maybe a tad creepy, and to be honest it’s tough to know for sure whether they’re even real, but I’m totally giving this the benefit of the doubt. They’re so beautiful that it would be tough to ever ruin them by actually drinking the lattes!
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I have this problem: every weekend (and weekday — hell, who am I kidding?), I wake up wanting breakfast already made. Unfortunately, eggs and bacon won’t make themselves, and I can’t just roll out of bed at 8 a.m. expecting my meal to be hot and ready for consumption, right? WRONG. If you have a crock pot, it’s ridiculously easy to throw some things in there the night before and wake up to a delicious breakfast. I’ve picked out a few of my favorite overnight breakfast recipes for those of you who want more time in the morning to do important things, like catch up on “Law & Order” reruns and such. Check ‘em out.
Every once in a while, we all just want to curl up with a big vat of mac and cheese or bowl of fried chicken and be left alone to binge. Especially as the colder months roll in, best friends and Friday nights become more likely to be replaced by a comfort food feast, and for this you should not be ashamed. But why not mix things up a bit? Check out these recipes that put tasty twists on 12 classic comfort foods, and we’ll see you when you’re out of hibernation.
Pardon me while I peace out of this joint and hop a flight to Georgia. Just in time for the holidays, an Atlanta-based business called “Frozen Pints,” which creates one-of-a-kind craft beer ice cream (complete with an alcohol content!), has whipped up their newest flavor: Pumpkin Ale Ice Cream. You know what this means, don’t you? If you’re lucky enough to live near Georgia, this year’s Thanksgiving dessert can make you tipsy and your family more tolerable to be around. Keep reading »
ASAP Science asks one of the most important questions in nutrition: According to science, what’s better for you, butter or margarine? Not what’s better in general, obviously, because that’s a laughably easy question to answer.
They break it down thusly: Butter has one or two ingredients and is minimally processed but is high in saturated fat; margarine has a ton of ingredients and is extremely processed, is sometimes high in trans fats but sometimes not, and it’s hard to tell what its nutritional value is because there’s a lot of variation. So, bottom-line, it depends on what your nutrition goals are and how good you are at moderating what I can only assume are your unstoppable cravings for butter. Keep reading »