I can vaguely remember a time in my life when a cake stuffed with candy might seem a little strange and excessive, but that was Before Pinterest (B.P.) completely desensitized me to the phenomenon of desserts stuffed with more dessert. Now, the idea of a piñata cake actually seems kind of tame, at least compared to the cakes-stuffed-with-pies-stuffed-with-truffles-stuffed-with-ice-cream that I routinely repin with comments like, “So nice for a party!” This piñata cake, though, it did give me pause. Not because of the high levels of sugar, but because of the candy wrappers inside. Call me picky, but I generally prefer there not to be plastic in my food. I don’t know, what do you guys think? Is the piñata cake an awesome idea or an example of excessive desserts gone awry? [A Subtle Revelry via Neatorama]
OK, full disclosure: I love kale. I want to marry kale. I would gladly eat it at every meal. My favorite way to prepare it is very simple–sauteed with olive oil, minced garlic, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice–but I also love throwing it in soups, pastas, salads, and sandwiches. Whether you’re still on the fence about this leafy green or just looking for some different ways to prepare it, click through for 10 delicious recipes, from kale chips (so easy and soooo good) to kale pesto…
When we’re PMSing, get out of the way world, for we are slaves to the impulses of our hormones. And they are hungry! They are harassing us, screaming Salty! Sweet! Both at once! Feed me now, bitch! They require a snack of the ooeyiest, gooiest order. Preferably something that satisfies sweet and savory cravings simultaneously. Try mowing these PMS snacks and see if they don’t do the trick. Warning: clicking through this slideshow you may begin to salivate/laugh/cry/roll around on the floor like a madwoman at the sight of cookie dough dip, cheese balls, chocolate covered potato chips and more. Down, girl!
Kale Salad with Almonds, Lemon and Cheese … Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Grapes … Chicken Schwarma Salad … Arugula Salad with Blood Oranges, Dates & Almonds. Nom nom nom nom nom nom. Get those recipes and more here!
Having a little gathering to watch the Academy Awards this weekend? Let your guests drink their champagne and eat it too with these fabulous pink champagne cake pops, made with a champange batter, frosted with a vanilla champagne icing, and dusted with edible glitter. So glamorous, right? And between bites of bubbly, don’t forget to follow Amelia and Julie on Twitter for all the dish on Oscar dresses, awkward moments, and Anne Hathaway’s inevitable acceptance speech! [Sweetapolita]
It’s getting to be that time in February where I’m like, “Really, Winter? You’re still here?!” Pretty much the only thing getting me through these dreary gray days are the soups and amazing grilled cheese sandwiches my cheesemonger/boyfriend has been making for dinner. The other night he used this Kerrygold aged Irish cheddar on white bread with a few leaves of arugula, and it was perfection. Try it for yourself! It will help you forget that we still have a month til the official start of spring. [$5.89, Food Ireland or your local cheese seller]