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My attitude about pretty much everything on a standard Thanksgiving menu is “oh, that’s nice,” but when it comes to stuffing and gravy, my attitude is more along the lines of, “GIVE IT ALL TO ME.” So obviously, I’m really into the idea of these stuffing waffles drizzled with gravy “syrup.” Finally, a perfectly engineered… READ MORE »


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I’ve been on the hunt for my signature scent ever since Ami became my perfume mentor, and I think I just found it: Pumpkin Pie Cologne from Demeter Fragrance Library. I know I like fragrances with vanilla undertones — why not toss some cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin puree into the mix? Just in case the… READ MORE »


Celebs

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but I enjoy a small slice of cake from time to time. But I am a traditionalist. I prefer my cake to be of the sheet variety, red velvet, chocolate or vanilla, with simple frosting. No doohickies, no weird filling, and most important of all, no huge celebritiesREAD MORE »


Guys

If I told you that the “beer and sausage diet” had been dreamed up by a man, no one would be surprised, right? I mean, half of my guy friends already follow this diet religiously, even though they haven’t officially titled it as such. But if I told you that the man who made up… READ MORE »


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Every mid-September, like clockwork, pumpkin spice begins its fast and furious path to total flavor domination. All of a sudden, pumpkin is everywhere — in lattes, cookies, scones, muffins, beer, not to mention countless appearances in overly enthusiastic Facebook status updates. When you think about it, the pumpkin invasion does have all the makings of… READ MORE »


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That big ol’ hunk of medium rare roast beef up there? That’s not meat. It’s a cake, and so are the roasted potatoes on the side. Ridiculous, right? This savory-looking sweet is the work of amateur baker (I’m not sure I agree with the word “amateur” here) Louise Caola, who specializes in making realistic looking… READ MORE »


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Three words: Blue. Cheese. Lollipop. OK, let’s all just make a communal “Eeeeeeeewwww!” sound now to get it over with, but after we’re done with that I feel compelled to report that Lollyphile, the company who makes these cheesy candies, claims that they’re actually really good, which apparently came as a surprise to them:
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Artist Sarah King has carved out a unique creative niche — in noodles. In response to a recent call for “noodle art” from Kabuto Noodles, King discovered that she has quite a knack for making edible celebrity portraits using nothing but noodles and an assortment of sauces. Can you recognize the famous faces in the… READ MORE »


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Ladies and gentlemen, meet the macaroni and cheese martini. Unlike other strange martinis we’ve seen in the past (I’m looking at you, pho cocktail), this drink doesn’t aim to replicate the flavors of mac and cheese with various liquors and spices; it’s actually just a martini glass full of smoked cheddar macaroni and cheese that… READ MORE »


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If you wanted to enjoy a 12-course meal that included culinary delicacies such as pickled kobe beef, ricotta ravioli, and halibut poached in truffle butter, you’d have to make a reservation at a fancy restaurant and shell out some serious cash to a talented chef to prepare it for you. Or you could, you know,… READ MORE »


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“I was driving by, I saw this giant Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket in my yard, and I thought for sure I was hallucinating, so I called my teenagers who were at home and had them go outside.”
Seriously, have you ever read a better opening line to any story, ever? This gem of a… READ MORE »


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Do you eat normal cakes and find yourself wishing they resembled human flesh? If so, you probably need to seek urgent professional help, but once you’re in an established therapy routine, you can always call up the creatively twisted bakers at Conjurer’s Kitchen to make your creepy confection dreams come true. Yep, the same people… READ MORE »


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I’m not sure we should be encouraging anyone to put firecrackers in their mouth (I’m sure there was a 2001 episode of “Jackass” that already did that), but if you are yearning to munch on a firework without, you know, dying, you might want to whip up a batch of these firecracker cupcakes. They don’t… READ MORE »


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Dear Cookie Butter,

I wasn’t aware of your existence until I was standing in line at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago and noticed a display of jars with a sign that said “LIMIT TWO PER CUSTOMER.” I went to investigate but was stopped by a middle-aged man with a handlebar mustache wearing… READ MORE »


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This may be a big week for ga -rights activists, America, and, like, history. But it’s also a big week for all us chocolate peanut butter lovers out there. That’s right, Sweet Baby Jesus Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter has descended from the heavens (or Abington, Maryland) and graced us with its sweet, sudsy presence. For a… READ MORE »


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A lot of the people I know who are into pho — which, for the uninitiated, is a Vietnamese noodle soup — are, like, really into pho. They eat it four or five times a week, are constantly on the hunt for the best hole-in-the-wall pho restaurant, and love nothing more than correcting people who… READ MORE »


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Over a year ago, I was helping a friend out on a screenplay about a guy who uses his wife’s breast milk to make fancy pants dessert. What a ridiculous premise, hahaha, right? Well, maybe not entirely. A sweets company in Austin called Lollyphile has come out with a breast milk-flavored lollipop for $2.50 each. READ MORE »


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Just when you thought people had run out of ways to dress up a simple hamburger, something like the lasagna-bun burger comes along. Created by Philadelphia restaurant PYT, the lasagna-bun burger forgoes the classic burger bun for something a bit richer: two thick slices of deep-friend lasagna. The generously portioned beef patty in the middle is seasoned… READ MORE »