Margaritas and shandies are great, but in mid-October they’re as rare as a warm sunny afternoon (with climate change, that isn’t that rare these days, but you get the picture). Fall brings with it the kind of booze you can curl up with to watch the leaves change or sip with your friends in cableknit sweaters. Click through for cocktails flavored with spice, apple, pumpkin and other sweet tastes to keep you cozy on fall days!
The key to my heart is through my mouth in the form of scrumptious breakfast sandwiches. Rarely have I met a bacon, egg and cheese that I didn’t like, but some breakfast sandwiches are certainly superior both in taste and in creativity. Recently, I’ve been devouring the Egg & Cheese from Spreads Sandwich Shop, which consists of over-easy organic cage free egg, avocado, black bean chipotle hummus, monterey jack cheese and tortilla chips on a brioche bun. SIGN ME UP, and while you’re at it, find me a gown because I’m about to marry that sandwich. Here are 10 other brekky sammies that will make you drool.
It’s 65 degrees out in Chicago, and that means it’s STEW SEASON! I get really excited about stew because of the variety of accoutrements you can eat with it — rice, couscous, chips, crackers, bread, potatoes. Plus it’s basically thick soup, which is the best kind of soup, with a lot of meat in it, which is something I really like to accomplish with my meals. Plus, every single culture in the world (OK, I’m speculating, but I don’t think it’s a bad speculation) has some kind of stew, which means that stew can be a culinary adventure!
You can make these on the stove, but let’s be real, guys, one of the great things about stew is that if you happen to have a slow-cooker, you are in for a delicious-smelling home all day. More bonuses: Make a big batch, get some tupperware, and freeze portions of stew, and you have lunch for weeks. Get it in your mouth and let it make you feel all cozy!
It’s apple-picking season! The good news: coming home with sooooo many appppplesssss. The bad news: WTF do you do with sooooo many appppplesssss anyway? Here are 13 ideas!
So it turns out you guys are as big of freaks about butter as I am! I really did feel weird writing my Ode to Butter until a rash of you swooped in and expressed how dedicated to butter you are, too. There’s nothing like the Internet to build communities you didn’t know you needed.
That being said, it’s also given me a damn good excuse to sift through the web to find the best compound butter recipes out there. Use this shit on bread. Put it in your oatmeal. Cook burgers in it. Cook steaks in it. Mash it into potatoes and sweet potatoes and cauliflower. Slather it on all your vegetables. Use it for your Italian buttercream. Use it for your American buttercream. Put it in your cocktails and your coffee. Eat it plain for that matter! Just get more butter in your life.
Sometimes, the best things come in little packages. Correction: crispy little packages that melt in your mouth. Getting hungry? Here are 10 recipes for wontons that will deliver little bites of AMAZING straight into your mouth.