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Cadbury’s Invents Chocolate that Stubbornly Refuses to Melt

Alchemists the world over have struggled for centuries to create gold from copper, or wine from water. To our knowledge, these labors have remained fruitless. Gold is still precious and wine is still made from grapes. However, alchemists can rejoice in knowing that we at least now have chocolate that doesn’t melt. It’s true! Candy manufacturer Cadbury’s […]

American Classics: Happy Birthday, Mark Twain!

When celebrating the birthday of an American literary icon, not just any grocery story birthday cake will do. For American food-lover Mark Twain, perhaps the greatest and most mythologized American writer ever, only an iconic American dessert starring an ingredient that shares its name with his most famous character will do. Since Twain loved “all […]

Kitchen Survival Guide: Garlic

Let’s talk about garlic. Few foods inspire such a love-hate relationship in the kitchen. If you’ve spent hours peeling its flaky skin or scrubbing its pungent scent from your fingers, you know the pain I mean. But it’s hard to avoid: while garlic belongs to the onion family alongside milder chives, leeks, and shallots, there’s […]

Thirsty Thursday: Satisfy Holiday Cravings with a Gingerbread Cocktail

Let’s face it. Building a gingerbread house is a lot of work. But the holiday season without gingerbread is like Rudolf without a red nose. Before you get your rolling pin ready and your gumdrops assembled, try consuming your gingerbread in liquid form with Alie and Georgia’s gently spiced Gingerbread Housed cocktail. With just a […]

The Chicken ‘N’ Waffles Syrup Saga

Last April Fool’s Day, Torani, a popular syrup manufacturer, boasted they had concocted a chicken ‘n’ waffles flavor of syrup. The Internet nearly burst from collective excitement and the company was forced to admit that it just a cruel joke. The joke got the whole world pining and now the company is setting things right. […]

Rock This Look: How Nadia G. Looks Amazing Even When Feeling Lazy

It’s okay to spend a day on your couch every now and then. Nadia G. knows there’s an easy way to look amazing, and it never involves sweats or pajamas.

Do the Truffle Shuffle

Freshly shaved truffles are one of those luxury items that just screams “This is for rich people only.” Priced from hundreds to thousands of dollars a pound, depending on the species, these musky mushrooms do not make for an affordable meal. But us financially impaired people appreciate good food, too. So in the tradition of […]

Sifted: Nutella Cookies, Holiday Caramels + More

5 Hot Links We’re Loving: For this year’s cookie swap, take it over the top with Top With Cinnamon’s nutella and salted caramel-stuffed double chocolate chip cookies. Instead of fretting over holiday shopping, give your friends something sure to induce smiles: sweet treats. Garnish with Lemon’s recipe for fleur de sel caramels is a good […]

Fall Fest: 6 Unexpected Cauliflower Dishes

Cauliflower constantly amazes me with its versatility. You can roast it until it becomes delicate, tender and slightly charred, and whatever spices are used become deeply aromatic; you can use the meaty florets to bring a hearty texture to salads or vegetarian chili; or you can blend cauliflower with cream until it lends a luscious […]

Rethink Traditional Hostess Gifts

Trade in bottles of wine for bottles of uniquely-flavored bitters as your go-to hostess gifts this year. We’re barreling towards the end of the year now and are firmly in the midst of party season. From the awkward office mixer (are you the one that always brings the light-up reindeer ears?) to the elegant cocktail […]

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