Brain tacos! Boa constrictor salad! Live octopus appetizers that fight you all the way down your throat! Yup, we’ve got gourmet gross-out photos with an expert to guide you through the world’s craziest dishes. Join author and frequent TV guest Eddie Lin for a culinary adventure that’ll either turn your stomach or turn you on to eating placenta soup. Bon Appetit! Read more…
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Peeps have begun their annual invasion of the grocery store candy aisle. I found a bunch of peeps recipes that involved melting them down into bright blue liquid to stir into popcorn, or heating them up and squashing them between two graham crackers, their drooping beaks peeking out from under a layer of molten chocolate. These peeps massacres made me kind of depressed, so I decided to go with a recipe that kept each Peep relatively intact: s’mores brownies with Peeps. No Peeps are harmed in the making of these brownies. At least until you eat them. Enjoy! [Shugary Sweets]
Because of my hanger issues (that wasn’t a typo — I get irrationally angry when I’m hungry), I must carry snacks with me at all times. But finding the perfect, portable snack can be difficult. Must be healthy-ish. Must not get squished in purse. Must not require refrigeration. Must keep me full so I don’t get hangry again after five minutes. KIND Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt bars meet all my snack criteria. The blend of almonds, peanuts, and walnuts with a touch of sea salt is sweet and savory at the same time. Even better, its got 7grams of fiber and 6grams of protein for maximum snack efficiency. [$20.60/ Box of 12, Soap]
Ready to get in the St. Patrick’s day spirit tomorrow? You’ll need green beer, obviously, but don’t forget to enjoy a few minty chocolate treats too! From mint chocolate pancakes to mint oreo trifles to mint chocolate cheesecake brownies, we’ve got you covered when it comes to green desserts. Click through for recipes!
If you’ve been using the hood of your hoodie as a way to keep your head warm and shield you from the elements, you’ve really been missing out. Because guess what? If you turn your hoodie around, that same old hood transforms into a convenient trough to store your snack foods. Just fill your hood with chips, popcorn, or leftover lasagna, and dip your head down to enjoy a hands-free feast! In related news, I don’t want to live on this planet anymore. [Buzzfeed]
Happy Pi Day, everyone! What are you doing to celebrate this awesome numerical holiday? Obviously you’re eating only circular foods (I mean, that’s kind of a given), and I’m guessing pie is on the menu, which is why I’ve gathered up 14 sweet and savory pie recipes to delight your tastebuds and fuel you up for a rousing game of math charades. Click through to check ‘em out!
Looks like Twinkies have a new owner—and if all goes according to plan, the classic snack could be back in stores within months. Hostess has canceled today’s auction for its brands and facilities and will sell them to Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co., investment firms that bid $410 million. As of Monday’s bidding deadline, it was the only qualified offer, the New York Times reports. Now the companies, which the Times describes as having “a shared history of corporate turnarounds,” await court approval; a hearing is due March 19. As for what this turnaround could look like, the would-be owners gave a few hints: Twinkies in more stories, 100-calorie options, and Zach Galifianakis as potential spokesman. Read more …
Store-bought pizza rolls always sound like such a good idea (pizza in crispy bite-size pouches? What could go wrong?!), but they tend to come with the undesirable side effect of making you feel like you’re gonna die. Whipping up a batch of pizza rolls at home lets you choose your own non-poisonous ingredients, and they’re the perfect appetizer to bring to a party. Bon appetit! [Tracey's Culinary Adventures]