When it comes to alcohol, I typically stick to clear ones like vodka, gin, and spiked seltzer. But it looks like I'll be venturing into the world of dark liquor soon, now that Damon and Stefan Salvatore - er, I mean Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley - have reunited to create their own bourbon.
To those of you who've been forced to choose between heavy and whipping cream at the supermarket, you've probably pondered it yourself: isn't all cream more or less the same thing? Not exactly.
If you've been baking a lot recently, you might have asked yourself if you can freeze your flour, and, more importantly, if you actually should. We've all seen the gorgeous pictures of kitchen counters with neatly lined up jars of flour and other dry ingredients, but according to experts, it's actually better to keep your flour in the freezer to avoid spoilage, especially if you're planning on keeping it for a long time.
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Nicole Perry Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk).
These breads are so versatile and easy to make you will be whipping them up for every meal. Perfect for that Indian feed you have been craving, or using them as a wrap for grilled chicken, even as little pizza bases. These flat breads are perfect.
When most people think about Disney vacations, I'm willing to bet that food is usually top of mind (second to your favorite rides, of course). In fact, some of the best meals I've ever had have been at Disney. We're talking creative desserts, movie-themed snacks, chef's tables, and five-diamond rated restaurant meals here. Throughout the years, I've attempted to recreate some of those meals with the help of Disney Parks Blog recipes, which come right from the Disney parks and resorts! These official recipes include iconic dishes like churros, Mickey-shaped beignets, and even the pineapple whip soft serve. If you're looking for something more savory, you might be more into Disney's shrimp ceviche or an egg white frittata. Either way, once you've tried these recipes you won't believe you've waited so long to make some of your favorite theme park meals at home. Keep reading for 17 official Disney recipes to recreate now, and get ready to feel like you're right back at the park! Related: Disney Springs Starbucks Released a "Welcome Back" Frappuccino to Celebrate Its Reopening
Sweet, refreshing, and full of pure summertime bliss, strawberries are the season's finest produce. Hot afternoons call for ice-cold beverages, and there's nothing more enticing than a strawberry smoothie. The fruit's sweet flavor pairs effortlessly with everything from leafy greens to spiced chai, making these versatile smoothies suitable for all taste buds. Whether you're on the hunt for a poolside refreshment or you're looking to get your daily dose of protein, these recipes have got you covered. With everything from kale-infused drinks to libido-boosting concoctions, you'll be able to enjoy strawberries like never before. Read ahead to see our favorite strawberry smoothie recipes, and sip on the sweetness of summertime now. Enjoy! Related: This Easy Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe Will Make You Feel Like You're on Vacation With Every Sip
Getting a little sick of cooking all your own meals at home? Yeah, us too. Luckily, Goldbelly sells tons of delicious pizzas from famous restaurants across the country. These drool-inducing pies can be delivered to your door, and all you have to do is pop them in the oven. Most of them come in frozen packs, so you can save some of that cheesy goodness for later, too. From deep dish to Neapolitan, feast your eyes on the tastiest pizzas to order today. They come from New York City, Chicago, Detroit, and more pizza capitals food connoisseurs give the stamp of approval. You deserve a treat, and your stovetop deserves a break. Related: Missing New York City? You Can Get Some of the City's Best Dishes Delivered Nationwide
Is there anything better than munching on corn on the cob while enjoying a long, warm sunset? The sweet, starchy, flavorful taste of corn is basically summer in a nutshell (or a corn husk, as it were).
The United States is starting to reopen again amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Almost every state closed businesses to the public to lower the risk of spreading the virus, and over the past few weeks, some states have been slowly reopening certain things. Though many restaurants across the country have been limited to curbside takeout and delivery, dining rooms are opening their doors to the public in some areas - as long as they're following proper social distancing. Most restaurants are operating at a reduced capacity to allow safety for customers and employees, and they're all required to maintain pristine levels of sanitation. For more info on when restaurants are reopening in every state, keep reading. Related: Here's When You Can Expect Gyms in Your State to Reopen
"Grilling" and "intimidating" don't have to be part of the same sentence. If you're a complete beginner, look no further than these easy grilling recipes anyone can master, from basic grilled shrimp to juicy grilled chicken and grilled vegetable kebabs perfect for your roommates and family. Throwing vegetables and meat on the grill gives your food that irreplaceable flavor that won't be achieved from roasting, and you'll convince yourself you're an actual pro after trying out these foolproof ideas. This summer, crank up the grill and discover a whole list of new recipes you'll want to make every season from here on out. - Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes Related: 29 Summer Recipes That Make Feeding Your Whole Crew at Home a Breeze
Feeding a crowd during Summer, whether it's a big family or a house full of roommates, can be hassle-free if you have the right recipes. To help you out, we've rounded up the most delicious summertime meals that can easily be made in big batches (think easy grilling recipes, casseroles, and caprese salads) that are designed to feed and please a crowd. Related: 50 Margarita Recipes That Pair Well With Sunny Days
Although my fridge is stocked with all sorts of sauces and condiments, the one thing you won't find is bottled salad dressing. Why?
When the weather is sunny and warm, there's nothing better than firing up the grill and cooking your favorite summer dishes. Whether you're throwing a couple of steaks on the barbecue, making a grilled salad, or anything in between, that smokiness really brings out the flavor and enhances the fresh ingredients that are the hallmark of summer - that is, of course, if you're cleaning your grill often enough.
Friends has so many iconic moments, many of which revolve around food. From Rachel's English trifle to Ross's "Moist Maker" sandwich, our favorite Central Perk crew love a lot more than just their daily lattes. And that's why the ultimate Friends fan needs this Friends: The Official Cookbook ($30). While the book doesn't officially come out until the fall (Sept. 22, to be exact), you can preorder it right now! And we also exclusively have two recipes from the book to hold you over until then: Joey's Meatball Sub from "The One with the Ride-Along" and Just For Joey Fries Board from "The One with the Birth Mother" - you know, the one where we learned "Joey doesn't share food!" Oh, and Monica's full Thanksgiving feast is in the book, too, so when you do get your copy in September, you can start prepping that turkey! Related: This Montage of 20 Funny Scenes From Friends Will Have You Full-On Cackling
Chrissy Teigen has amazing recipes, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. The title of her cookbooks, Cravings and Cravings: Hungry For More, say it all: the model-turned-food-blogger-turned-cookbook-author likes to eat foods she actually craves, and she has two entire books (and a fun website) dedicated to recipes you won't be able to resist. We're talking chicken pot pie soup, lemony spaghetti cacio e pepe, fried chicken wings with honey butter, mac and cheese with garlicky breadcrumbs, and much more. If you need any more convincing that Chrissy Teigen is the ultimate cooking muse, read on to discover 16 of her best recipes you can try at home. - Additional reporting by Lauren Harano Related: If You're Craving Shake Shack, Here's the Recipe For Its Famous Burger Sauce
Baking at home has seen a record high in recent months, thanks mostly in part to the global stay-at-home orders that have been put in place during the coronavirus pandemic. From perfecting Chrissy Teigen's renowned banana bread to whipping up drool-worthy cinnamon rolls for every breakfast of the week, bored bakers can't seem to get out of their kitchens. According to Google, stay-at-homers are now on the hunt for delectable cake recipes, and dang, they sound delicious. From Mother's Day ideas earlier this month to graduation treat inspiration and everything in between, we rounded up the top ten most popular cake recipes that are being searched for on the internet right now, including all-time favorites like vanilla cake and creative and easy-to-make mug cakes. See the whole list of the most popular cake recipes ahead, and get ready to turn your kitchen into an at-home bakery. Enjoy! Related: Stay-at-Home Orders Call For Cocktails! Here Are the Most-Searched Libation Recipes in Every State
As the days have turned into weeks and weeks have turned into months during the coronavirus pandemic, people are whipping up creative recipes in the kitchen, and that includes cocktail recipes. Whether it's five o'clock where you are or just five o'clock somewhere, drink margaritas in Maine, you'll see all kinds of intoxicatingly delicious libations on this list - and don't worry, "quarantinis" are nowhere to be found. If you're looking to get a buzz on in the comfort of your own home or you're interested to see what your fellow neighbors are sipping on, these are the most uniquely searched cocktails by state in the past 30 days. From the East to the West, there's one thing Americans have in common, and that's a love for a good drink. Read ahead for the best boozy recipes, and cheers to cocktails at home. Enjoy! Related: We're Drunk in Love With This Easy Homemade Cosmopolitan Ice Pop Recipe
If there's anything better than Trader Joe's products, it's new Trader Joe's products. In 2019, the store shook things up with a bunch of fantastic new food items in seemingly every department. The real question is, can 2020 top it all? So far, we think the answer's yes. From prepacked buffalo chicken dip to kale gnocchi, juice shots to keep you healthy, and more, you'll know what you want before heading out the door. Here's a roundup of the can't-miss newbies from Trader Joe's so far this year. Trust us, they're so appetizing, you'll want to eat every little thing. - Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes, Sara Bacon, and Hajar Larbah Prices and products may vary by Trader Joe's location. Related: 31 Trader Joe's Snacks You Have to Try - From Beloved Classics to 2020's Best New Treats
I named him "Voldy" after Voldemort, and yes, this is an important first step to a successful sourdough starter. However, my husband preferred to call him "Yeastie Boy" (even playing him "Intergalactic" to prove the point that this was a superior name), and while this happened to coincide with Voldy's upswing after some dicey days, I stand by this being purely a coincidence. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Ah, the sourdough starter. So simple, and yet, all consuming. "Make bread easily without yeast," they said. "It only requires two ingredients: flour and water," they said. "Just 10 minutes a day," they said. If only I had known just what I was taking on that sunny spring day when I threw together some flour and water in the only large jar I owned and stuck it on the windowsill in the warmest room in the house. Now that I'm at the point where Voldy is essentially a Tamagotchi requiring minimal effort to keep alive and thriving, I can finally share my experience so that you, too, can ruin your life with a sourdough starter. I kid, I kid. I'm sure it will go smoothly without any problems. But if it is a trainwreck, just know that you're not alone. Hopefully, you can learn from my mistakes and incessant googling all through the night and persevere until you have a crusty and delicious loaf of bread at the end of this. And if not? Well, there's no shame in store-bought. Buckle up, let's take a yeast journey, shall we? Related: How to Make Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cinnamon Rolls From Scratch - No Yeast Required!