Step right up, because it’s carnival season and funnel cakes and corn dogs are ready for you to devour. If you can’t get to a local fairground, you can still enjoy the best deep-fried delicacies with a handful of DIY carnival foods — we just don’t recommend trying to make your own rides at home.
Whether you’re frying pickles or a candy bar, you can satisfy any craving without leaving your kitchen. To really set the mood, play some weird jingles while you’re cooking and tune in to Carnival Eats starting July 16 at 10pm ET for more inspiration.
Banana Split Funnel Cake
This ultimate indulgence combines a super-crispy funnel cake with banana split toppings. Warning: Sugar highs are inevitable.
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Tastespotting's Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese is perfect for National Grilled Cheese Month!
5 Hot Links We’re Loving:
- National Grilled Cheese month: Tastespotting’s outrageous fried chicken and waffle grilled cheese is sweet, salty, crunchy and gooey all at once.
- Pizza Central: The New York Times has answers for the perfect crust, homemade cheese, drink pairings, pie trends, plus a crusade for the calzone. We can’t stop clicking!
- Admit it — we all crave kid food sometimes. A Cozy Kitchen’s recipe for corn dog tots is the perfect indulgence and will bring back sweet memories from years down yonder.
- Heard of chickpea flatbread? The Kitchn shows you how to make socca, a naturally gluten-free snack that’s sweet, crispy and little smoky.
- DIY: Ditch the instant pudding mix and make your own! The Brown Eyed Baker uses it to make her cake recipes “melt-in-your-mouth fantastic.”
Alton Brown’s corn dog recipe has a bold kick from cayenne pepper and jalapeños. Michael Chiarello turns the calzone into dessert with chocolate. And our pizza recipe collection will have help you achieve pizzeria-quality pie in your kitchen tonight!
I should have listened a bit more closely to the stern warnings of almost every person I know who has written a book.
“It’s more work than you think it can be.”
“You’ll gain 10 pounds.”
“You’ll miss your regular life.”
OK, alright, I admit that these are mostly from one end of the author spectrum but they still ring true: Writing and photographing a cookbook is a challenge and takes dedication and hard work.
It’s also a hell of a lot of fun!
Now that my book, On A Stick!, has been out a little over a month, I can almost sit back and let out a sigh of relief. What started in Spring 2010 is now on bookshelves all over the country, displayed just in time for summer cooking. And yes, I’m proud that it’s done and am delighted by the fun people are finding in its pages because it’s true: Food on a stick has that built-in fun factor!
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