Montreal Bagels by My Second Breakfast
5 Hot Links We’re Loving:
- I thought New York had the best bagels, but My Second Breakfast swears they’re in Montreal. Try her favorite recipe for Montreal bagels and decide for yourself.
- Don’t be fooled by their simplicity; these minted snap peas by Lottie and Doof are addicting.
- For an easy appetizer that’s sure to please everyone at the party, go with Domestic Fits’ fried ravioli caprese stacks.
- Pour this fresh blueberry sauce by Annie’s Eats over waffles, ice cream, french toast, cheese cake — pretty much anything and everything.
- Kumquat’s mango coconut lassi is healthy, blends together in flash and sounds pretty good right about now.
- Dips and small bites are the way to go for big gatherings. Find the best here.
- Did you know it’s Ice Cream Week, AKA the best week ever, on Cooking Channel? Grab a pint and tune in.
This gallery of the most-amazing ice cream creations ever concocted is filled with cool, sweet stuff.
You like ice cream, you say? What a coincidence, we do too! So before you chase down the nearest ice cream truck, tune into Ice Cream Week on Cooking Channel for a brain-freezing journey with our favorite frozen treat.
Start this Sunday, July 14 with Ice Cream Nation, a coast to coast celebration of America’s iconic cones and ice cream shops. Then catch an episode of Unique Eats for ice cream cravings beyond the ordinary. Chocolate Ice Cream S’mores Pie, anyone? Yes.
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Buckeye Blueberry Swirl Ice Cream by The Batter Thickens
5 Hot Links We’re Loving:
- We’re swooning over this buckeye blueberry swirl ice cream. The Batter Thickens describes it best: “[it’s] the ice cream-ized version of the best peanut butter and jelly sandwich you’ve ever had plus chocolate.”
- This vegetable sushi bowl by A Couple Cooks captures the essence of your favorite hand roll without the hard work.
- Set The Table’s peanut butter banana smoothie is a sweet treat that will boost your energy instead of leading you to a mid-afternoon sugar crash.
- Chasing Delicious’ chocolate chip cookie layer cake incorporates real deal, freshly baked cookies into the fluffy vanilla cake layers.
- Bright, sweet, creamy and spicy, Pixelated Crumb’s Cuban avocado, pineapple and watercress salad is a side dish that may just outshine everything else in the dinner spread.
As you prepare yourself for a football-filled weekend, ask yourself whether there’s more to beer than a cold can of Bud. If you’re anything like me, hours of watching football calls for great food and, of course, great drinks. For a creative way to consume football’s favorite beverage, try Alie and Georgia’s Beer Float Your Boat Cocktail.
You don’t want to miss a moment of the game, which means football food needs to be quick and simple, and the same goes with this beer cocktail. All you need are three delicious ingredients: Dulce de leche ice cream (really any flavor you prefer will do), chocolate stout and sweet butterscotch schnapps. Though beer (and football) purists may gawk, this chocolate stout float is more like a boozy, beer-filled dessert than a replacement for your favorite brew. So whether you’re celebrating a victory or drowning your sorrows, your weekend of football frenzy will be met with an indulgent treat.
Bottoms up, folks.
Continue Reading Thirsty Thursday: Start the Football Frenzy with a Chocolate Stout Float
The Franklin Fountain's signature flavor: Franklin Mint Chip, featuring peppermint ice cream swirled with green creme de menthe and shards of dark chocolate from Wilbur Chocolate.
No doubt about it; I’m an ice cream lover. But lately, there’s been two things weighing me down about it — and not just the actual pounds stemming from my five-scoop-a-week summer diet (hey, there’s been a heat wave around here):
1) It is nearly impossible to get a ‘small’ in New York City for under $6.
2) Textures have been disappointing; iciness abounds where creaminess should rule.
So imagine how delighted I was to discover the phenomenal-ness (is that a word? It should be.) of Philadelphia’s ice cream scene. No $6 icy scoops here. Instead, a concentration of impeccable options – even just within downtown — that are lush, dense and under $5 for a single cup.
It makes sense, then, that this weekend Philly hosted its sixth annual Ultimate Philadelphia Ice Cream Festival at Reading Terminal Market. But you don’t need a festival to get your ice cream fix in the City of Brotherly Love. Any time is ideal for a self-led tour — so long as you bring cash (most don’t accept cards) and go before 1:30 p.m. to avoid lines. So where to go? Here’s the scoop:
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Rich Vanilla Ice Cream Just Waiting to Get Sauced
I can’t think of a better-suited end to a slow summer meal than an eye-popping ice cream sundae. Like summer itself, the best ice cream sundaes are about wild contrasts of taste, texture, temperature and flavor.
Voluptuous vanilla bean — full and round. When it melts and relaxes on your palate it reveals notes of honey, jasmine, leather, smoke, and cream into your nose. There is nothing more full-flavored, full-bodied than a well-made vanilla ice cream. Vanilla has its own personality, and, like people, is at its best when paired with something that complements, highlights and occasionally pushes its limits.
Buy or make your favorite vanilla ice cream, then assemble these easy sauces for a dessert that really pops.
Plum Skin Sauce
A neon pink and puckery plum skin sauce is the perfect accessory; one bite of the two strikingly dissimilar flavor profiles makes all the flavors pop.
Continue Reading Make Your Vanilla Ice Cream Pop with Striking Sauces
Adults-only Cantaloupe and Campari Pops from People's Pops taste just like summer. Photograph by Jennifer May.
In 2008 three friends living in Brooklyn –Nathalie Jordi, David Carrell and Joel Horowitz — had the idea of selling grown-up ice pops at a one-day event. Their artisanal frozen treats made with local, farm-fresh ingredients were such a hit that they decided to take it to the next level. They became regulars at the Brooklyn Flea and have since opened shops in the East Village, the High Line, Park Slope and Chelsea Market (luckily for me, also the location of the Cooking Channel and Food Network offices). And now, for the rest of the country, the founders of People’s Pops are sharing their best pop recipes in a cute new cookbook, People’s Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn’s Coolest Pop Shop.
The pop recipes are sorted by season (with summer divided into three sections) so you can match up your farmers’ market finds with the perfect People’s Pop. Spring brings rhubarb and strawberry; early summer you get cherry and blueberry; midsummer means apricots, peaches and nectarines; late summer is all about melons; and autumn is full of pears, apples, pumpkins and cranberries. All are mixed with herb and spice combos that make the fresh fruit and veggie flavors sing.
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Sriracha, that red Asian-inspired hot chili sauce whose green-capped squeeze bottle with a rooster printed on it, is more than just a means of spicing up a dish — Asian or otherwise. Like bacon, this iconic hot sauce has garnered praise from all over the culinary spectrum, and it has been elevated to having cult status by the power of Internet-fueled fandom. But can the popularity of Sriracha go too far? I mean, would you put Sriracha hot chili sauce on your sweet and creamy milkshake?
Continue Reading Someone Put Sriracha in My Shake and It Wasn’t a Mistake (A Review)