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Summer Soiree: 5 Boozy Summer Coolers

Whether or not you’re on vacation, summer is prime time to kick back with a cocktail. These icy refreshers — with their lively colors and dynamic flavors — look like rays of sunshine. 1. Sex on the Beach: This grown-up fruit punch is brighter than sunflowers and zinnias in bloom. Melon and peach liqueurs and [...]

The Scoop: Cake Convicts and Peel Pointers

From cake convicts to peel pointers, here’s a boiled down list of this week’s headlines: Pastry Perpetrators: Vehicles and front yards in Portland, OR have been vandalized with cakes, doughnuts, yogurts and breads. Waste Not, Want Not: An infographic from Sustainable America presents 10 nifty uses for banana peels, which constitute 780 million pounds of [...]

Frozen Friday: Ice Cream Truffles

We’re in for a long, hot summer. So to stave off heat stroke, we’re bringing you our favorite summer treats each week as part of Frozen Friday, giving you the scoop on our favorite ice-cold recipes and party ideas to help you stay cool all summer long. Does a full ice cream cake seem like [...]

Summer Soiree: 4 Cobs, 4 Ways

From ear to ear, no two cobs of corn are the same. Consider those kernels a canvas for your culinary creativity, whether that involves slathering on spices, drizzling on oil or rolling them in a pinch of pepper. Stumpted? Here are four ways to add global gusto to your hometown husk. 1. Grilled Corn on [...]

Frozen Friday: The Truck Treats

We’re in for a long, hot summer. So to stave off heat stroke, we’re bringing you our favorite summer treats each week as part of Frozen Friday, giving you the scoop on our favorite ice-cold recipes and party ideas to help you stay cool all summer long. As we celebrate National Ice Cream Day this [...]

The Scoop: Ramen Rants and French Fines

From ramen rants to French fines, here’s a boiled down list of this week’s headlines: Any Way You Slice It: Pizza Hut partners with Hershey’s to bring us the ultimate, 8-inch pizookie. Successfully Unsuccessful: In the wake of Crumbs’ closure, Slate records every time a food fad was deemed “the new cupcake” in English publications since 2006. [...]

Summer Soiree: 5 Sizzling Skewers

May might be National Barbecue Month, but come July, the sun is hot and the grill is hotter. Spice things up with chicken skewers and an array of rich, tangy sauces for instantly party-perfect, swiftly satisfying summer fare. Whether your tastes run tiki, with a pineapple-chicken classic, or buffalo-style, give May a run for its [...]

The Scoop: Fantasy Wines and Forgotten Grains

From calorie-counting microwaves to literary libations, here’s a boiled down list of this week’s headlines: Stormborn Sauvignon Blanc: Game of Thrones fans will have 12 new wines of Westeros to pour for the Season 5 premiere. Cheap Eats: Americans spend a smaller fraction of their income on food than anyone else in the world. Weight [...]

Frozen Friday: Ice Cream Cupcakes

We’re in for a long, hot summer. So to stave off heat stroke, we’re bringing you our favorite summer treats each week as part of Frozen Friday, giving you the scoop on our favorite ice-cold recipes and party ideas to help you stay cool all summer long. Summertime comes with a lot of distinct pairings: [...]

Summer Soiree: Coleslaw Around the World

From tangy to juicy to crunchy to creamy, the summer slaw possibilities are nearly limitless. And with total cooking time ranging from five to 50 minutes, coleslaw is the easiest thing to throw together as a side. Make it as creative as your main course with these five slaw wholly original ideas. 1.  Red Cabbage [...]

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