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Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:07:46 -0700

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21 #MealPrep Ideas That Are Anything but Boring

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:45:00 -0700

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Do you #MealPrep? Meal prepping, or making your weekly breakfasts, lunches, and sometimes dinners ahead of time, is the craze sweeping the nation. Many self-confessed meal preppers often take to Instagram to show off their ingenuity and handiwork. People on special diets, such as Paleo or those on Weight Watchers, have long enjoyed meal prepping, since it can be hard to pick up dishes that conform to their strict needs on a whim.

Now, meal prepping is going mainstream as more and more people try to get a handle on the week ahead. It's also a great way to ensure you eat healthy and often for less than buying meals out. In fact, meal prepping is getting a downright gourmet makeover - check out these 21 inspiring examples of #mealprep!




This 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Actually Works

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:35:00 -0700

When I first saw this video for Southern Living's four-ingredient peanut butter cookies, I couldn't conceal my skepticism. How could you possibly make cookies from peanut butter, egg, sugar, and vanilla extract alone?! It seemed suspiciously too easy, but I had to try it out! With so many friends and family members on gluten-free and dairy-free diets, I figured if the recipe did work, I could make a lot of people happy. Unlike other fussier cookie recipes, all the ingredients are dumped and mixed together, and due to the high fat content in the peanut butter, the dough balls can be shaped in a hot second without sticking to your fingers (or a spring-form scooper). As promised, the cookies bake up in 15 minutes tops. Allow them to cool before attempting to eat, or else you may end up eating a bunch of crumbs. I sprinkled a few with flake salt and topped a few others with peanut butter cups . . . and people didn't hate it. I used all-natural, no-stir, no-sugar peanut butter, because I love the gritty texture, but any PB will work with this recipe. Next time, I plan to try it out with crunchy peanut butter and chocolate chips. RelatedA Little Love Goes a Long Way: Basic French MacaronsThe Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your LifeOur Top 25 Cookie Recipes Easiest (Ever!) Peanut Butter Cookies From Southern Living Notes Variations: Evenly press 1 cup of your desired addition, such as chocolate morsels, chocolate-coated toffee bits, or chopped peanuts, onto the top of prepared cookie dough on baking sheets; bake as directed. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cookies: Divide peanut butter cookie dough in half. Stir 2 melted semisweet chocolate baking squares into half of dough. Shape doughs into 30 (1-inch) half peanut butter, half chocolate-peanut butter balls. Flatten gently with a spoon. Proceed as directed. Ingredients1 cup peanut butter 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions Stir together 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 large egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a large bowl until combined; shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets, and flatten gently with tines of a fork. Bake at 325°F for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Information Category Desserts, Cookies Yield About 24-30 cookies Cook Time 25 minutes [...]



16 Make-Ahead Recipes From Ina Garten That Will Change the Way You Cook

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:24:00 -0700

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If ever there were an award for queen of make-ahead recipes, Ina Garten would win. She's so good at this cooking strategy that she wrote an entire cookbook about it. The beauty of Make It Ahead is that "each recipe includes clear instructions for what you can do ahead of time, and how far in advance, so you can cook with confidence and eliminate last-minute surprises," according to the description from Ina herself. Whether you prep the dough for salty oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies in advance, or you make a big pot of soup and freeze the rest for later for dinner on a whim, there's a way to make cooking easier (and more fun) with Ina's expert direction. Ahead, take a look at more than 15 ways people are embracing the make-ahead lifestyle and start enjoying the time-saving recipes for yourself.




The Starbucks Dragon Frappuccino Is Here to Kick Some Unicorn Ass

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:11:00 -0700

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It seems that between having emotional breakdowns and keeping up with intense, Instagram-fueled demand for the sought-after Unicorn Frappuccino, Starbucks baristas had time to invent a new drink: the Dragon Frappuccino. Not to play favorites or anything, but this frozen dessert drink sounds way tastier than its unicorn counterpart. (Plus, if Daenerys Targaryen were a Starbucks drink, she'd totally be this one!)

Offered by several stores upon running out of unicorn-inspired ingredients, the Dragon Frappuccino is possible to make without limited-time ingredients, as HelloGiggles noted. According to one satisfied customer on Instagram, the drink is "a green tea frap with vanilla bean powder and some berry cup swirl," lending the drink a green-and-purple-swirled appearance. Another customer reported that her drink was topped with some of the limited-edition mango sprinkles leftover from the Unicorn Frappuccino madness.

Overall, the internet consensus of the Dragon Frappuccino is that it's a less sweet, less taste-bud-confusing alternative to the trendy unicorn drink, and if we do say so ourselves, the fact that it includes some caffeine is a major bonus. (Starbucks is a coffee joint, after all!)

Ahead, see more photos of the Dragon Frappuccino, then give it a shot if you're looking for unicorn alternatives or mourning the loss of the extremely short-lived mythical menu item.




Soy Sauce Cheetos and More Crazy Snacks You Should Pick Up in Japan

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:02:00 -0700

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You may know Pocky and Green Tea Kit Kats, but there's a whole world of Japanese snacks that your taste buds have yet to taste. We consulted with Japan Crate, a snack delivery subscription, to tell us the most popular Japanese snack flavors that you have got to get your hands on, whether on your next trip to Japan or through a service that will ship those fun snacks directly to your door.




This Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Grilled Cheese

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:42:00 -0700

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It sounds pretty obvious: adding more cheese to grilled cheese will make it better. But it turns out that where you put the cheese might have more of an impact than how much cheese you add. I learned this trick recently when I got a demo of the Cinder, the world's first precision grill. If you're wondering what exactly that means, think of it as a really fancy panini press that can be used to sear steaks, sauté vegetables, make omelets and pancakes, and much more, and it cooks everything to your exact targeted temperature without the possibility of overcooking. And it makes one hell of a grilled cheese.

When Cinder's CEO and founder Eric Norman started making a grilled cheese in my office, I was immediately intrigued by what he did: he buttered the bread and then not only sprinkled cheese in the middle of the bread, but he sprinkled it on top, too. Genius! I don't know why I never thought to do this before when making grilled cheese, but now I'm convinced it's the only way to go. What happens when the top half of the hot grill hits the cheese-covered slice of bread is the cheese melts onto the bread and the butter melts to create a golden-brown, crispy exterior. If you don't have a Cinder in your own kitchen, you can use a flat panini press to achieve the exact same results. And if you don't have either of those to work with, we think you can re-create the hack in a good-old nonstick skillet on the stovetop. (But disclaimer: we haven't tested that).

Here's what we're thinking you can do: as your butter (or ghee, which is best for high-heat cooking) is sizzling over high heat, sprinkle your favorite cheese into the pan; we used a pizza blend with mozzarella and provolone. It'll form a melty bottom layer that you can add your slice of bread directly onto. Then add more cheese followed by the second slice of bread. Allow it to cook until the cheese crisps up into a caramelized crust. Flip the grilled cheese to finish searing the other side, and voila! You've got a grilled cheese topped with cheese. What more could you ask for in life?

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If you want to spice things up a little, try adding mushrooms - they basically become one with the bread, and they look adorable and taste delicious. However you decide to customize your own sandwich, one thing is for sure: you'll never go back to a "regular" grilled cheese again.




24 Restaurants Featured in Netflix Shows That You Can Actually Visit

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:24:00 -0700

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Netflix has filmed many of its shows on location at eateries you can actually visit around the States. Take a look at some of the scenes, and prepare your own traveling bucket list. I mean, who wouldn't want to dine at the same spot at the bar as The OA or sit in the very same vinyl booth as Gus?

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Turns Out, Guy Fieri IRL Is the Life Coach You've Always Wanted

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:30:00 -0700

I'm sitting next to Guy Fieri, outside overlooking the ocean, drinking a glass of sauvignon blanc. Food really isn't the subject of our conversation; we're talking about pursuing dreams and life coaching. It's the most unexpected turn of events I've ever experienced at the Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival - or any food festival for that matter. We're seated with two other chefs and his assistant. They have a similar rock star demeanor - tan and tattooed. Guy invites me to sit down and talk but he says, "The catch is . . . you have to have a glass of wine." They are hours from a big taco party that evening and yet there's not a hint of stress in the air. How can there be when it's sunny and 65? The atmosphere is casual and relaxed. A second bottle of wine is brought to the table along with long plates of nachos. Guy pats sunscreen on his arm and squirts a big globe of it on the top of one chef's bald head. The team cackles at his antic. These people seem happy. What's the secret? I start by asking Guy what he plans to serve up at his taco party. "A goooood time," he says in Guy Fieri fashion. "You can't say, 'taco party' and not smile. Try and say it without a smile." He waits for me to say "taco party," and I break out into a grin. "You say 'taco party,' and you're like taco party!" Back in March, Guy Fieri announced a new Food Network show Guy's Big Project but with little details. So I have to ask him, what's it about? Guy's Big Project is about coaching others. "Most producers aren't chefs, and most chefs aren't producers. I happen to have been trained and educated these last 11-12 years in all facets in how this goes. Food Network casts me every year to come and do The Next Food Network Star, and to educate and support the finalists in their pilots and their final show. It's one of my favorite things in the world to do. I think when you get done being the player, you want to become a coach. I've been doing this for so long now. I get more enjoyment and more fun taking my kids on their adventures than I do having my own adventures. It's kind of that new era of my life. So I came up with this idea. It's me bringing on eight contestants and helping them achieve their dream. There will be eliminations. It's gotta be who really learns the fastest. We're going to take them, and put them through a variety of challenges for their education. So if they do have the opportunity to get a show, they're going to have their bags packed. They're going to know what they are doing. It's going to be shot real - not staged. RelatedWhat It's Really Like Working With Guy Fieri on a Food Network Show "Everybody knows me as guy, the Triple D Guy, and everyone on the other side of the world knows me as Guy the chef, but you haven't seen Guy the producer. I'm creating, developing, mentoring. It's the same thing we do in the restaurants. But, I have a very direct style. I'm comforting and nurturing. This is life dream sh*t. This is major opportunity in life. When you can be the person that's helping someone achieve a life goal, it's big and deep. It's meaningful. "Everyone wants to see the bleached hair and the tattoos, and the hot rods, and sex, drugs, and rock and roll. I'm a real simple dude. I'm easy going. I'm sitting on a brick wall in a t-shirt. To give somebody back what I was given - My path was a little harder, in educating and learning. There wasn't someone there doing that for me. So that's what I'm trying to do for someone else. Help them find some of the opportunity paths a little easier." What makes a great coach? "To answer the question simply, you have to have the experience. One of the things I have always expected of my managers and chefs, is that they start from the ground. William Morris does that [in his] agency. To be an agent, you have to start in the mailroom. It's the smartest thing in the world. My agent is a guy named [...]



This Wedding-Dress Cake Will Play Serious Mind Games With You

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:20:00 -0700

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Looking at these wedding "dresses" will give you an equal dose of bridal fashion inspiration and wedding-cake envy. A UK-based cake designer named Emma Jayne created the most jaw-dropping cakes at this year's Cake International show held at Alexandra Palace in London. And without even seeing the rest of the competition, you better believe these take the . . . well, cake.

Using skills only a true professional could master, Emma created an intricately designed cake that looks so real you won't be sure about whether you want to eat it or wear it. One of the ways Emma was able to achieve such realistic-looking details was by using a cake-decorating tool called the dragéekiss, an invention that's currently undergoing crowdfunding. Emma used the tool to meticulously place each pearl inside every flower on the cake, and it looks so seamless that you'll be convinced everything was sewn together. Perhaps the coolest part is that Emma designed the dress-inspired cake based on actual wedding gowns from fashion designer Mak Tumang, and Mak got to see the creations IRL at the cake show; the two are pictured above.

To get up close and personal with this wedding-gown cake and marvel at each detail, scroll ahead to see all the photos that people have shared from the Cake International show. We knew floral wedding cakes were a trend we could get behind, but this takes it to a whole new level.




28 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Won't Bore You to Tears

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:15:00 -0700

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Let's face it: boneless, skinless chicken breasts aren't exactly exciting. Prone to drying out, the lean dinner staple can also be pretty bland. And yet they're a staple for good reason: they're convenient, reasonably economical, and can even be delicious (really!) when treated right. Keep reading for plenty of ideas ranging from a Tex-Mex pasta casserole to lemony-bright chicken piccata to a memorable chicken, kale, and avocado salad.

Source: Cooking For Keeps, Cooking Classy, Damn Delicious, Half Baked Harvest




Chickpeas Go Snackable in a Major Way

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:55:00 -0700

Equally appropriate as a snack or a party appetizer, these za'atar- and cumin-spiced roasted chickpeas are a versatile nibble you'll make time and time again. Additionally, they're an excellent garnish for soups and salads, come together with minimal effort, are easy to transport, and are just plain delicious. If this seems like a lot of praise, don't be put off. Even if you find they're not your cup of tea, you'll be out a mere few dollars (chickpeas are cheap!) aside from the initial purchase of tangy herbal za'atar and earthy cumin seeds (use your extra za'atar in this sweet potato soup that's swirled with za'atar oil). Not feeling the Mediterranean flavor profile? Think of this recipe as more of a blueprint than a set-in-stone prescription - feel free to sub out spice blends as you please. The proportions listed below are intended as a mere jumping-off point. Mediterranean-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas Adapted from Bon Appétit Notes If you don't like the texture of chickpeas' papery skins, peel them by gently rubbing their skins off with your fingertips. Make certain that the chickpeas are thoroughly dried before tossing with the olive oil and spices; after rinsing spread them out on a dishtowel or paper towels, and let sit until dry. Za'atar can be found in the spice section of many supermarkets. Ingredients1 1/2 teaspoons za'atar 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed, and thoroughly dried (peeling optional) 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil A pinch cayenne pepper 3/4-1 teaspoon kosher salt (to taste) 1 teaspoon granulated sugar Directions Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Toast the za'atar and cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium heat until their aroma becomes pronounced and they begin to brown slightly. Transfer the spices to a spice grinder, and pulse until powdery. Toss together the spices, chickpeas, olive oil, cayenne, salt, and sugar in a large bowl until the chickpeas are evenly coated. Spread the chickpeas out in a single layer on a half-sheet pan and roast for 25-35 minutes, or until golden-brown and crunchy. Information Category Other, Snacks Yield Makes about 1-3/4 cups roasted chickpeas [...]



Spicy Snack-Lovers, Check Your Pantry: Lay's Is Recalling These Jalapeño Chips

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:32:00 -0700

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Check before you indulge your spicy snack craving! Frito-Lay has issued a voluntary recall for several types of jalapeño-flavored potato chips due to salmonella concerns, so take a quick peek inside your pantry if you like chips with a kick.

The two types of chips covered by this recall are Jalapeño Flavored Lay's Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie's Kettle Cooked potato chips, and the recall affects all sizes (including the mini bags in multi-packs). Frito-Lay also specifies that the recall only includes chips that "have a 'guaranteed fresh' date of July 4 or prior printed on the front upper panel of the package."

In a statement about the recall, Frito-Lay explained:

"This action is the direct result of a supplier's recent recall of a seasoning blend which includes jalapeño powder that could contain Salmonella. Although no Salmonella was found in the seasoning supplied to Frito-Lay, the company has decided to recall these products out of an abundance of caution."

The company advises chip-lovers not to consume the affected product, and is working with retailers to remove the affected batches of chips from shelves. If you've purchased a product affected by the recall, simply visit this website for the reimbursement form.




How to Slow-Cook Like a Top Chef

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:05:00 -0700

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When I pull back the curtain to meet Hugh Acheson for an interview at the Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival, his infamous eyebrows jet in opposite directions - one raises as if looking me over, one furrows suspiciously. He's busy filling a pot with water. "Follow me," he instructs as he walks out the door, and I run after him, attempting not to trip on the way up to the culinary demo stage.

I only have a few minutes with him before he begins demoing a Southern breakfast, complete with poached eggs and perfectly seasoned grits, so I jump right in to ask about his upcoming cookbook, entitled The Chef and the Slow Cooker ($30). What inspired Chef Acheson to tackle such a subject as the humble slow cooker, an appliance more often associated with easy, budget home-cooking than high-end cuisine? He simply responds, "I think we've begun to see the rise in popularity of slow cookers again. About a year ago. I wanted to harness [that] but [with] interesting and contemporary recipes that you can actually pull off at home." How brilliant. After all, no chef (that I know of) has attempted to develop thoughtfully written and tested recipes for this popular appliance.

The only catch is, people love to slow cook because the "set-it-and-forget-it" mentality almost doesn't really require much effort to achieve tender, flavorful results. On the other hand, chef cookbooks tend to be complex, advanced, and time-intensive. To which Chef Acheson responds, "The chef-speak books are not really my thing. I want to encourage people to cook. It just seem like a good melding." And a good melding it will be. Chef Acheson's book is likely to be full of foolproof and delicious ways to cook just about everything in your slow cooker. Chef says his two favorites from the book have to be poached cod and braised chicken.

As for the brand to invest in, Chef Acheson has this advice, "Your classic Crock-Pot is great." He also recommends All-Clad. Just don't go for anything with an aluminum insert as those won't last as long. Opt for "something that has a heavy insert" as it "can conduct heat really well." Think porcelain or stainless steel.




We Hacked Starbucks's New Unicorn Frappuccino

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:05:00 -0700

If you've been on the internet recently, chances are you've heard about Starbucks's limited-edition Unicorn Frappuccino. This magical drink is only available for a few days, but if you can't make it in time (or can't bear the thought of living without it!), don't despair. We hacked this tangy drink so you can enjoy it well past April 23. For more copycat Starbucks concoctions, check out our DIY Cherry Pie Frappuccino and secret-menu Frappuccino recipes. Unicorn Frappuccino Inspired by Starbucks IngredientsFor the blue syrup: 1/2 teaspoon blue raspberry Kool-Aid powder 1/2 teaspoon hot water 1/4 cup white chocolate candy melts, melted For the Frappuccino: 1/2 cup ice 3/4 cup milk 1-2 scoops vanilla ice cream 1/2 tablespoon mango syrup 1 tablespoon pink lemonade Kool-Aid powder 1/4 teaspoon citric acid 1/2 tablespoon grenadine syrup For the topping: Whipped cream Pink pearl dust Blue pearl dust Directions To make blue syrup: Into a bowl, add Kool-Aid powder and water, and mix to combine. Whisk in the melted white chocolate until completely incorporated. If it sets or is a little too thick, you can add 1 drop of water at a time until you have a pourable consistency. To make Frappuccino: Into a blender, add your ice, milk, vanilla ice cream, mango syrup, pink lemonade Kool-Aid powder, citric acid, and grenadine. Blend until smooth. If the color isn't vibrant enough, you can add more grenadine 1/4 teaspoon at a time. To assemble: Pour the pink mango Frappuccino into the cup, filling it a third of the way full. Then drizzle the blue syrup around the inside of the cup, letting it drip down slightly. Top with remaining Frappuccino and whipped cream, and then sprinkle with pearl dust. Serve immediately. Information Category Drinks, Shakes Yield 1 Frappuccino Cook Time 15 minutes Average ( votes): Print recipe [...]


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14 Panera Bread Copycat Recipes to Satisfy Your Cravings at Home

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0700

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If your Panera Bread addiction is getting a little out of control, these copycat recipes will be your new best friends. From the best sweets in the bakery case to the fresh salads and, of course, the mac and cheese (is there anything more addictive?), these make-at-home recipes will save you a trip to the restaurant. Keep reading to discover copycat recipes for some of your favorite Panera menu items, then take a look at even more of the best restaurant copycat recipes.




20 Dreamy Disney Wedding Cake Ideas to Fantasize Over

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:05:00 -0700

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Want to feel happily ever after? Take a look at these 20 Disney wedding cakes, inspired by princesses, Mickey, and more classic characters. Pin them for your upcoming wedding . . . or, you know, future dream wedding.




15 of the Easiest Pioneer Woman Recipes on the Planet

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0700

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When you're looking for fast, easy, and reliable recipes, the Pioneer Woman is the ultimate go-to source. You can always count on Ree Drummond's recipes to be doable, flavorful, and incredibly comforting, no matter what you're in the mood for. Ahead, we've curated some of the Food Network host and Pioneer Woman magazine author's best and easiest recipes you'd be crazy not to try for yourself, like lemon-blueberry pancakes and butternut squash mac and cheese.




Find Out What's Happened to Your Favorite Food Network Stars of Yesteryear

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:55:00 -0700

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Believe it or not, The Next Food Network Star has run for 12 seasons and counting! Ever wonder what happened to some of the previous winners you may have forgotten about? We're taking a look back at every winner of the popular Food Network show, starting in 2005, including famous hosts you might not have realized competed on the show, like Guy Fieri.




8 Things You Didn't Know About Sonic Drive-In, Straight From a Skating Carhop

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0700

Sonic Drive-In is a cult-favorite fast-food destination nationwide, particularly beloved for its variety of customizable soft drinks and footlong chili cheese coneys. While every Sonic location boasts staple menu items and seasonal favorites, the company is franchise-based, allowing owners from various parts of the country to create unique Sonic experiences for their customers. I worked at a Northern California Sonic Drive-In location for three years as my very first job. I was a roller-skating carhop, which was a unique experience considering that many Sonic locations have done away with skating servers altogether due to safety or efficiency concerns. During my time as a carhop, I learned lots about the menu, culture, and secret hacks of the franchise. So grab yourself a cherry limeade and read on for insider tips at your favorite drive-in. 1. Carhop Regulations Vary by Location - and So Does Their Training Like I mentioned above, whether or not carhops skate to customers varies by franchise location. Because I was part of the opening crew at my store, I was lucky to be trained by some of Sonic corporate's best skating carhops - they did tricks, carried heavily laden trays like they were nothing, and helped the new servers learn the ropes. However, not every skating carhop gets this same treatment . . . carhops hired after me were expected to know their way around a pair of roller skates and were not given special skate training for their new, eight-wheeled lifestyle. In short: be kind, and don't laugh if your carhop skates slowly or wobbles a bit while delivering your food. 2. The Onion Rings Are Fresh as Hell Many Sonic locations have a dedicated onion ring crew member, who slices fresh onions and hand-breads them in Sonic's special onion ring batter recipe. So yep, your favorite treat is fresh and handmade, and you can rest assured that hungry staff inside the restaurant are envying your order of piping-hot onion rings. 3. People Come to Sonic Just For the Ice . . . and so can you! Sonic's famous pebble-shaped ice is a hot commodity, and many customers come to buy bags of it for themselves. My Sonic location sold 10-pound bags for under $5, and yes, the carhops had to skate and deliver them. 4. You're Allowed (and Encouraged) to Tip Many Sonic customers don't realize that their carhops rely on the kindness of guests for a large chunk of their take-home pay. While many locations pay carhops minimum wage, the carhops are technically considered tipped staff, and in some states that means they may earn less than minimum wage under the expectation that tips will supplement the difference. So if your carhop is a total gem or does a cool trick on their skates while delivering your slush and tots, toss a buck or two their way - it might make a huge difference in what they go home with at the end of the night. 5. "French Fry Sauce" Is Just a Packaged Combination of Other Condiments One of Sonic's best offerings, in my opinion, is its tiny packages of "french fry sauce" - and I'm not talking ketchup. Sonic addicts go crazy for fry sauce, and it's no surprise why; the condiment is a Midwestern staple and nostalgic for many, not to mention tasty as hell. If you're nowhere near a Sonic location, you can DIY your own version of the sauce with a combination of ketchup, mayonnaise, onion powder, and a splash of pickle juice. 6. Most Carhops Have to Pay For Their Own Skates Many people don't realize that if a Sonic carhop is skating, they're probably using their own personal roller skates. And skates aren't cheap - I bought a relatively nice pair[...]



Now You Can Hack Starbucks's New Cherry Pie Frappuccino at Home

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:35:00 -0700

It seems like Starbucks is making an exciting menu announcement every couple of days - it can be hard to keep up! When we saw the news about the limited-edition American Cherry Pie Frappuccino only available in Japan, we knew we had to find a way to try it ASAP. Now you can get a taste of Summer with this copycat recipe and taste the tangy cherry compote, sweet vanilla Frapp, and flaky pie crust lid. There's never been a Frappuccino this fun before! For more delicious Starbucks recipes, you need to try these secret menu Frappuccinos. DIY Starbucks Cherry Pie Frappuccino From Kevin Smith, POPSUGAR Food IngredientsPie dough, homemade or store-bought Flour, as needed Cherry compote: 2 cups frozen cherries 1/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup orange juice 2 teaspoons almond extract Vanilla Frapp: 1 cup ice 1 cup milk 1 cup vanilla ice cream 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Whipped cream, to garnish Directions For the pie crust lid: Preheat oven to 400°F. Make a dome with aluminum foil, using a Starbucks lid as a guide. Roll out your pie dough on a floured surface until about 1/4-inch thick. Lift it and place on top of the aluminum dome, forming it to fit. Trim off any excess around the bottom. Using a small round cookie cutter, remove a circle from the top of the dome. Then skewer tiny holes across the pie dough dome. Bake the pie dome in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, until lightly golden brown. To make the cherry compote: Place cherries, sugar, and orange juice in a pot and cook over medium-high heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add almond extract. Pulse in the blender for a few seconds, just enough so the chunks of cherry can fit through a straw and place in the fridge until chilled. For the vanilla Frapp: Add the ice, milk, vanilla ice cream, sugar, and vanilla extract in a blender and puree until all the ice is crushed. To assemble: Pour 1/4 of the cherry compote into each cup. Fill each cup with 1/2 of the vanilla Frapp. Add the rest of the cherry compote on top. Top with whipped cream and place the pie crust dome on top. Information Category Drinks, Shakes Yield 2 Frappuccinos Cook Time 40 minutes Average ( votes): Print recipe [...]


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13 Copycat Cheesecake Factory Recipes For When You're on a Budget

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:05:00 -0700

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If The Cheesecake Factory tops your list of go-to restaurants for special occasions, you'll be glad you found this roundup of copycat recipes. The next time you've got a serious craving for the avocado egg rolls or Reese's cheesecake, try staying in and making them for yourself instead of going out. Ahead, find 13 recipes either inspired by or similar to The Cheesecake Factory's best menu items, from savory appetizers to sweet desserts. Because the one thing better than eating your favorite restaurant food is eating it from the comfort of your couch, right?




30 Incredibly Easy Dinner Recipes Anyone Can Make

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:05:00 -0700

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Home-cooked meals don't have to be intimidating, and there are tons of beginner recipes to get you started. Whether you're just started out in the "real" world on your own or you've made it a goal to start cooking for yourself more, look no further than this list of 30 fast, easy, and satisfying meals, from pastas to chicken to beef dinners and more. You'll wonder why there was a time when you didn't look forward to cooking. Keep scrolling to pick out your favorites and get in the kitchen ASAP.




12 Recipes You Can Make From Alton Brown's Latest Cookbook

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:05:00 -0700

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Alton Brown's Everyday Cook is intended to be filled with easy, doable recipes for the at-home cook. So what are his fans cranking out at home? Take a look at some of his recipe IRL and if you don't have the cookbook, we've linked to some of the recipes so you can try them out at home! You'll definitely become inspired to pick up your own copy . . .




7 Absurdly Delicious Recipes From Tia Mowry's "Whole New You" Cookbook

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:15:00 -0700

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I recently spoke to Tia Mowry on the phone about her new (and first) cookbook Whole New You ($20) and partnership with Baileys Almande. This dairy-free queen shared her absolute favorite recipes from the cookbook and five easy others that any new budding cook should try out. Once you see the close-ups of the food and hear her describe what makes each so special, you'll be running for the bookstore . . .




19 Cute Kitchen Essentials That Are For Disney Addicts Only

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:05:00 -0700

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It seems like with each passing year, our nostalgia-loving hearts grow more and more fond of all things Disney. The characters of our favorite childhood movies have already infiltrated our beauty routines and our closets, but now the magical vibes are spreading to a new venue: our kitchens! Ahead, check out the cutest Disney kitchen gadgets and gizmos that you'll definitely wish were part of your world.