Marshmallows are popular around these parts; at Sugar HQ, we can't get enough of their springy texture and blank-slate readiness for whimsical flavors like green tea and rose. So when I came across an assortment of seasonal flavors from Kraft's classic Jet-Puffed marshmallow brand, I knew it was time for an office taste test. Keep reading to find out what taste testers thought of mallow flavors like cinnamon bun and German chocolate cake.
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- Pour the beer in another glass: I love drinking beer straight from the bottle, but to appreciate the color and foam, pour it into a tall, chilled glass. Take a look at the color, whether it's golden or amber, cloudy or clear. These details distinguish the beer variety. Pouring the beer in a wide-rimmed glass also enables you to smell and thus taste the beer better.
- Take several whiffs: Swirl the beer in the glass (careful not to slosh it out of the sides) and take short "puppy" whiffs to intensify the scent. Note what you smell. Does it smell sweet like honey? Roasted like coffee? Take several sniffs before sipping the beer.
- Take a small sip: Taste the beer and determine your immediate reaction. Breathing in through your nose as your sip boosts the flavor of the beer. Is there a great discrepancy between the beer's scent and taste?
- Think about the middle and end: Pay attention to how the beer coats the tongue and its finish. Like wine, beer can evolve and change the longer it sits on the tongue. Sometimes beer can start out sweet and foamy and finish bitter and sludgy.
- Continue sipping for more details: Sip slowly and pick up more details like the beer's texture or interesting and unusual flavors like soy sauce or soap.
We've all been there: excited over the prospect of a home-baked cake, you hastily assemble all of the necessary ingredients, read through the instructions, and realize one crucial step was overlooked: how to prep the cake pans. Now you could certainly purchase parchment rounds
(and may as well so you're stocked for the next go-around), but sometimes cake cannot wait, and you must take matters into your own hands. Luckily, with a little know-how (if you've ever made a paper snowflake, the process will seem familiar), this is an easy fix.
These chicken wings by PrettyGirlsCook have a spicy kick and a crispy texture without being deep-fried.
Inspired by Alton Brown's method, these chicken wings are baked but still have the classic crispy texture found in fried wings. Although it takes a little more preparation than the traditional fried wing, the results are well worth it and much healthier!
To read more and for the full recipe, check out her blog and be sure to upload your latest food-related obsessions with us in the YumSugar Community. If you're on Instagram, then join us by tagging your pictures with the hashtag #savorysight.
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We've put together a Fall dinner-party menu, from drinks to dessert, that isn't just about pumpkin. From gooey mac and cheese (with leeks) to a sweet and tangy kale salad — this menu is loaded with seasonal flavor, easy to prepare, and more importantly delicious. Your guests will leave wanting more.
Pumpkin Spice CocktailYou're bound to stock up on a few cans of pumpkin puree this time of year. Why not mix things up (no pun intended) with a pumpkin spice cocktail your guests will love? Ginger vodka, lime juice, and honey thin out the dense, thick pumpkin, creating a concoction that is light with slightly sweet pumpkin undertones. With its wonderful orange color and nice refreshing quality, it's a great way to kick off your dinner party.
Stuffed mushrooms filled with artichoke and spinach dip make for the perfect-size appetizers. These tiny little poppers are best served warm, but are just as satisfying well into your party, even at room temperature. Top these Fall earthy mushrooms with crunchy panko crumbs for the perfect bite.
To see the rest of the menu, read more.
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Oktoberfest is in full force for the 179th year in a row, and while it may not be feasible to fly to Munich right now, you can still bring a bit of Germany to your dinner plate. As I discovered on my recent trip to Deutschland with the German Wine Institute, the country is full of rich culinary traditions, many of which have made their way to the rest of the world. Take a look at some of Germany's most iconic food and drink specialties.