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Today is, without a doubt, the most important holiday of the year—National Iced Tea Day. I drink so much iced tea that it’s permanently in my blood stream. I just can’t get enough of the refreshing stuff. When I first moved to New York from North Carolina, I ordered iced tea at a restaurant and it was followed by the waiter asking a question I was unfamiliar with. “Do you want sweetened or unsweetened?” I had never heard of unsweetened before—in the South, we do it with loads of sugar—but gosh darn it, that was delicious and thirst-quenching, too! So where did iced tea come from? In 1904, a British Plantation owner named Richard Blechynden set up a booth to sell hot tea at the St. Louis World’s Fair. Only it was a billion degrees outside and no one was buying it. And so, he dumped ice into it to lower the temperature. Thank you, Richard. Your assignment for the night, dear readers—drink lots of iced tea. [Holiday Insights] Keep reading »
As they say, when life gives you lemons … well, you know the drill. Turn this classic warm weather drink into something gourmet and high-class by focusing on basil flavors. Basil might seem a bit off for a lemonade recipe, but it functions similarly to mint when crushed and coupled with sugar, lending a fresh and quirky taste to the mixture. Cool off on Memorial Day with this super simple recipe … after the jump! Keep reading »
Blueberry Muffin Tops cereal has been around for a few years, but we just noticed it at the store and can’t believe a company would name a cereal after the fatty flesh that hangs out over the waistline of pants, especially since it doesn’t look like the tops of muffins. What’s next, Love Handles ice cream? Fortunately, having a term for excess baggage in its name doesn’t seem to have affected the cereal’s popularity. Google “blueberry muffin tops cereal” and you’ll find hoards of people rhapsodizing about their love for it. Ahem, here’s one example: “Blueberry Muffin Tops is Malt-O-Meal’s magnum opus … . The only real pitfall I can think of is it’s lack of availability, but like a diamond in the rough, you can’t keep a good thing hidden forever.” Hopefully, we won’t gorge ourselves so much that we increase the size of our own muffin top. Keep reading »
If cooking’s your thing, you better have the tools to get the job done right. Sure, regular ole measuring cups can ensure you mix up correct amounts of flour and sugar, but will they make you smile when you pull open your kitchen cabinet? Because these Russian Doll measuring cups will.
Hi Frisky readers! Fun fact about me — I love to make and eat food! Now, if Kelly Bensimon were to meet me, I’m sure she’d emphasize in her psychotic way that I am a cook not a chef, and I would agree. That being said, I think I manage to whip up some tasty things in my tiny New York kitchen, so every week I’m going to introduce you to an easy recipe I’m currently loving.
It’s a blisteringly hot week in New York City, but 85 degree temps do not stand in my way of eating pasta. However, spaghetti with meat or cream sauce is a lil’ heavy when it’s so hot, so linguine with lemon is a nice, light alternative. Additionally, ever since I heard about the evils of white flour, I only ever cook whole wheat pasta at home, which is much better for, you know, my rockin’ bikini bod. Also, I genuinely prefer the taste of dried whole wheat pasta over dried semolina pasta. (However, if I go out for Italian food, it’s fresh, yummy, doughy semolina pasta all the way.) After the jump, my full recipe for Pasta Al Limone. Keep reading »
We like eating ice cream year-round, but something about licking a fudge pop while wearing gloves feels a little tragic. Then summer comes and our dedication to ice cream becomes mainstream, rather than sad. Stick it to fair-weather ice cream fans by getting creative with Cuisinart’s bright ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet maker. This sucker will help you churn out homemade frozen goodness in minutes, making you far and away the most dedicated ice cream eater this summer.
Ordinarily, we wouldn’t call eating corn a “magical” experience. (Delicious, perhaps.) But these super cute Uni-Corn Holders might just make the act of chomping into a cob transcend the ordinary. Keep your fingers butter-free by stabbing colorful unicorn horns into the sides of the summertime treat. At the very least, these festive utensils will add some charm to any barbecue or picnic.
We thought everyone liked cupcakes, but apparently some guys find the usual variety a little too cute and unmanly for their tastes. To compensate for the large amount of “girly” cupcake shops and to ensure that men can eat cupcakes without feeling any less masculine, David Arrick started Butch Bakery. The New York City-based company, which recently opened for business, offers baked goods “where butch meets buttercream” in the form of cupcakes (often covered in cam or wood grain) with names like “Jackhammer,” “Beer Run,” “Big Papi,” and “B-52″ (as in the fighter plane, not the group that sings “Love Shack”). How could this market have gone untapped for so long? We already have male-targeted hair dye, skincare products, and even cooking sites, so clearly our cupcakes should be segregated, too. What do you think of these macho cupcakes? [Butch Bakery via Luxist]
UPDATE: So, apparently we wrote about this before, or something. Sorry about that, readers. We do 60+ posts a day here and sometimes we forget what we’ve covered in the past. But hey, is there such thing as too much gender-specific cupcake coverage? I don’t think so. — Editor Amelia Keep reading »