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Random Single Gal Recipe: Cast Iron Lemon-y Herb Chicken With Potatoes & Broccolini (Plus, Spiked Blue Raspberry Lemonade!)

Random Single Gal Recipe: Cast Iron Lemon-y Herb Chicken With Potatoes & Broccolini (Plus, Spiked Blue Raspberry Lemonade!)

The single most essential item in my kitchen might have to be the large cast iron pan my mom got me for Christmas. I’ve used it to cook nearly every day since I got it, and while I knew it was going to come in handy for cooking protein, I didn’t realize that a cast iron pan is actually ideal for cooking a whole meal. Anything that cuts down on dishes — my least favorite household chore after cleaning the toilet — is aces by me. After the jump, check out a one-pan recipe for one of my favorite meals to cook for dinner after a long day at work, roasted lemon-y chicken with potatoes and broccolini. Oh, and to wash it all down, a sweet and tangy spiked blue raspberry lemonade. NOMMMM. Keep reading »

The Bacon Week Festival Has Arrived To Bring You All The Bacon-Flavored Toothpaste You’ll Ever Need

OINK OINK OINK!

Atlantic City, New Jersey, has always been known as the place where your most impossible dreams can come true (or is that just me?), but this week’s Bacon Week Festival is taking the adventures to new heights. The festival is taking over the Tropicana Casino and Resort with goodies like bacon milkshakes, bacon toothpaste and and bacon-infused vodka.

For your Valentine’s Day needs, the festival includes bacon covered in chocolate and shaped like roses as well as — wait for it — bacon cupcakes. Let’s be real, that cupcake sounds like the highlight of the whole week. Attendee James Sanders did us the favor of explaining the layers of a satisfying bacon-chomping experience: Keep reading »

Home Inspiration: Pretty Tea Cups

Sipping tea from a proper tea cup always feels so relaxing, cozy, and a little glamorous (even though I’m usually wearing my boyfriend’s basketball shorts and watching trashy reality shows during my “tea time”). A pretty cup and saucer not only encourage you to take your tea time a bit more seriously (pinkies up, ladies!), but they look so lovely displayed on the counter when not in use that they truly become part of your home decor. Win-win, I say! Click through to check out 10 beautiful specimens…

Etsy Spotlight: The Banner Your Kitchen Is Craving

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]

Frisky Eats: 10 New Ways To Cook Brussels Sprouts

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?”

My Cake-Alike, Myself

“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 »

Cronut Lovers, Meet The Doughscuit

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 »

Frisky Eats: Bacon For Everyone!

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?

The Dessert Dilemma: Bad For You, Good For Your Family

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]

Cheers! Beer-Flavored Jelly Beans Have Arrived

I Hate Beer
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Other Uses For Beer
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Beer-Flavored Vag
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Beer-flavored vagi-wipes both horrify and amuse us. Read More »
Beer Goggles Explained
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Science confirms the old beer goggles thing. Read More »

When your consider the fact that beer-flavored lip gloss, beer-filled donuts, and, ahem, beer-flavored vagina wipes have all been invented, your reaction to beer-flavored jelly beans will probably be something along the lines of, “Seriously? Those didn’t already exist?” But these jelly beans are no novelty or passing fad — they’re the real deal, the result of tons of research. “Beer has been a highly-requested flavor for decades,” proclaims the Jelly Belly website, “and after years of perfecting the formulation, we’re ready to share this new product with the world.” The new product? Draft Beer Jelly Beans. Described as an excellent candy choice for Hefeweizen aficionados, “the effervescent and crisp flavor is packed in a golden jelly bean with an iridescent finish.” I don’t even like beer that much, but I’ve gotta admit that description has my mouth watering. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your outlook), Jelly Belly insists that their beer beans will not — I repeat, will NOT — get you drunk. [Design Taxi]

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