Do you struggle with hanger? Do your hangry outbursts cause problems in your interpersonal relationships? Do you need a reminder to just eat a freakin’ handful of almonds before you bite your boyfriend’s head off for a made-up infraction like “breathing loud”? Hang this banner in a prominent place (ideally somewhere near the fridge) and never get caught blindsided by hanger again. [$29, The Bearded Pigeon]
As much as I love brussels sprouts, I’ve never thought of them as much more than a Thanksgiving staple or a basic side dish. Lately though, it seems like every restaurant I go to has some super creative brussels sprouts dish on the menu, and all these unexpected flavors have me itching to reinvent these staid, old veggies at home. Click through for 10 recipes — from tacos to polenta — that will have you saying, “Wait, you can do that with brussels sprouts?”
“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 »
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 »
Bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon everywhere! Seriously though, clicking through these recipes may result in extreme salivation, drool damage on your keyboard, and sexual dreams about bacon bourbon chocolate chip cookies. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you, OK?
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]