Posts tagged "recipes"

Frisky Eats: 8 Yummy Things You Can Do With Tater Tots

There is something wonderfully nostalgic about tater tots. Tater tots were the highlight of my school cafeteria lunches — nothing matched their crispy greasy goodness. These days, I prefer French fries, but these creative creations have me wanting to stock up and go to town…

By: Sophie Leon / June 14, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: LOL At “22 Jump Street,” Listen To Jack White’s Latest & Try Some Cool Nail Art

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 14, 2014

A Menu Of Ice & Fire For Your “Game Of Thrones” Finale Party

GUYS.  The “Game of Thrones” finale is THIS WEEKEND.  How did the season go by this fast?  Why must we wait another year until we get our fix of our favorite Westerosis?
OK, to be fair, I started binge-watching “Game of Thrones” in the beginning of April this year.  I’ve been sadly skeptical of…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 13, 2014

Frisky Eats: The Healthy, Tasty, Wholly Underrated Turnip

Turnips are by no means a glamorous food. They’re a hard root vegetable with a rough, bitter peel that you may only recognize from going to the farmer’s market, picking one up, and saying, “Damn, that is one ugly radish.” But listen up, people: turnips are SO GOOD when prepared correctly, they’re packed full of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 12, 2014

Frisky Eats: 8 Takes On Fruit Salad

If you’re anything like me, you realize all your fruit is ripe at the same time and put everything you have into a bowl and call it fruit salad. Well, turns out, technically it’s not fruit salad. It is a bowl of chopped up fruit. Oh. Real fruit salad is so yummy because it contai…

By: Sophie Leon / June 7, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Binge On “Orange Is The New Black” Season 2, Read Me Before You & Learn To Braid Your Bangs

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 7, 2014

Frisky Eats: Get Me Some Grits

I put savory grits right up there with French fries on my list of favorite foods. Garlicky, cheesy, spicy, you name it and the flavor can be captured within a plate of grits. Eat it alone or top it with something hearty and savor the creamy goodness…

By: Sophie Leon / June 6, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: See “Maleficent,” Read Some Fierce Erotica & Make Pea Pesto

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 31, 2014

Frisky Eats: 14 Fanciful Crème Brulee Flavors

There is one dessert I will never pass up. It’s name is crème brulee. Its glossy sugar casing only hints at the delectable creamy goodness underneath. There were two must haves on my wedding registry: a massage chair and a crème brulee torch. I have yet to break out my torch, but these recipes are…

By: Sophie Leon / May 29, 2014

Frisky Eats: Iced Tea Please

Iced tea is my cool-down drink of the summer. While there are many store bought options, I have come to love making my own. Brewing your own iced tea puts you in control of the strength, sweetness, and ingredients, plus it’s the perfect opportunity to utilize fruit and fresh herbs to create unique drinks week…

By: Sophie Leon / May 26, 2014

Frisky Eats: 8 Rice Ball Recipes

Arancini is a popular Italian dish in which balls of rice, often mixed with cheese, are breaded and deep fried. Thus the common nick name, rice balls. My Italian brother-in-law, who prepared them regularly at his deli, introduced me to them and I fell in love with how creamy and cheesy the inside of these…

By: Sophie Leon / May 25, 2014

Frisky Eats: 11 Ways To Show Some (Potato) Skin

Restaurant owner Daniel McCawley’s clever response to a sexist comment requesting that his waitresses “show more skin” had me cheering in the wings …  and craving potato skins. If I owned a car, I would road trip to West Virginia to dine at Daniel’s Atomic Grill.  Instead, I promise to share his story and think of him…

By: Sophie Leon / May 21, 2014

Frisky Eats: 8 Party-Friendly Paellas

I’m allergic to shrimp, so I rarely partake in paella at restaurants; however, a few weeks ago I had a vegetarian paella that was orgasmic. Gato, a restaurant here in NYC, serves a kale, wild mushroom, and crispy artichoke paella topped with a sunny side up egg. The runny yoke was the perfect compliment to…

By: Sophie Leon / May 20, 2014

Frisky Eats: 10 Ramps Recipes To Rave About

Apparently, I have been living under a rock for the past 28 years of my life.  This weekend, I tried ramps for the first time and I am smitten. At our Mother’s Day dinner at X20, I ordered risotto with mushrooms and ramps. I love mushroom risotto, but the leafy ramps stole the show. These flavorful vegetable…

By: Sophie Leon / May 13, 2014

Frisky Eats: 15 Fabulous French Fry Finds

French fries are my happy food. I have never met a French fry I didn’t like. Sometimes I order an entree simply because it comes with fries, like, if it’s between a premium cut of steak with greens or a burger with fries … you get the idea. In high school I worked at a…

By: Sophie Leon / May 11, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Listen To Monophonics, Watch “Hannibal” & Make Your Own Deodorant (Seriously)

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 10, 2014

Frisky Eats: Who Wants A Wiener?

I have never been a huge hot dog fan. Years of seeing boiled hot dogs served up by lunch ladies left me with a sad impression of the traditional wiener. In recent years, the hot dog food trucks of New York City have opened my eyes to the possibilities. I may not jump at the…

By: Sophie Leon / May 9, 2014

Frisky Eats: 12 Surprisingly Simple Sorbets

For years, I have dreamed of making homemade ice cream, but I have never risen to the challenge.  Apparently you need a machine?!? A friend suggested I try ice cream’s simpler cousin sorbet. No equipment required! Try one of these surprisingly easy and refreshing summer treats…

By: Sophie Leon / May 7, 2014

Frisky Eats: 10 Magnificent Muffins

This morning my father-in-laws baked me gluten-free blueberry muffins made with their garden grown blueberries! I forgot how much I enjoy a homemade muffin warm from the oven. Classic blue berry muffins are just the beginning. There are so many creative combinations to try. Check out these 10 muffing recipes.

By: Sophie Leon / May 4, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Gay Of Thrones,” Listen To Curtis Harding & Eat Mascarpone French Toast

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 3, 2014
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