You've mastered the chocolate-chip cookie and every cupcake recipe known to mankind (or womankind, that is). Now you've mustered up the courage to try more challenging recipes such as crepes and marshmallows. Here are 10 dessert recipes and techniques that every intermediate baker should attempt at least once.
These meatballs from sevimel are filled with rosemary and sage and topped with a sweet, bourbon-cider glaze. Serve them alone with toothpicks at your next party for a Fall appetizer that your guests will gobble down.
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From sip to swallow, the Tumbler transforms on the palate, keeping your taste buds engaged by the spectrum of flavor. The medium-bodied beer starts crisp and sweet, but the longer the brew hangs on the tongue, the more bitter and sharp the flavor becomes. Upon swallowing, the beverage has a leathery, drying finish and a sour flavor like grapefruit or San Francisco's famous sourdough bread. Enjoy this quintessential autumnal beer while tailgating outdoors with friends or sipped by the fireside while camping in the woods.
We are thrilled to share the first answer in our series with First Lady Michelle Obama. Since we're in back-to-school mode, this week we're focusing on education and women's health. Here's the first lady in her own words:
"Fall is officially here, and like a lot of parents around the country, Barack and I are feeling a little sentimental about our girls getting another year older and starting a new grade at school. I can tell many of you are feeling the same way, because I got a lot of questions this week about issues affecting our kids, from education to health care. So, this week, I'll answer some of those — and maybe a couple others as well."
Read on for Michelle's answer to PopSugar reader Ashley Goodman's question. Ashley asks, "What does the president plan on doing in order to help ease some of the financial debt for students?"
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As much as I love Fall produce, it doesn't always get the warm welcome from me that it deserves — probably because I'm always loath to let go of Summer's fruits and vegetables and the warm weather that they signify. So while pumpkins and peppers are slowly starting to pop up at markets, I can't help but still buy sweet corn and stone fruits, while I still can and before they're gone for another year entirely.
This week was all about peaches — floral, fuzzy yellow ones that I could smell from a mile away. I bought a huge load of ripe peaches, ate most of them out of hand, and saved a few to make peach salsa, one of my favorite toppings for any protein (seared tuna, swordfish, chicken, pork tenderloin, you name it). Right now, I'm loving it with flaky, meaty rockfish fillets. Check out the recipe after the break.
- Viral and vile: peeled, plastic-wrapped bananas outrage the public — HuffPost Taste
- Reserve a spot at the pop-up Top Chef restaurant in NYC this October — Zagat
- Watch the sweet reaction of kids eating ice cream for the first time — Grub Street NYC
- The greatest one-liners from Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations: Italy episode — Eater
- Should In-N-Out add veggie burgers to the menu? — Food Republic
- Cozy Fall side and main dishes — Delish
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Although candy, fruit, and yogurt are sweet as can be, freezing them adds an unexpected twist. There's something about the icy texture that adds another element for your taste buds to enjoy. When your freezer looks sparse and ice cream is nowhere to be found, turn to these snack ideas that we daresay taste better frozen.
The next time you go to prep and wash your favorite fruit, freeze some of it. Pat the fruit dry, and line a small cookie sheet with parchment paper. Then spread the fruit out in a single layer so that it freezes quickly (and you don't end up with a giant fruit block). Once it's frozen, transfer the pieces to a plastic baggie. Juicy fruits like grapes are like bite-size popsicles with a snappier texture. Toss frozen berries into the blender for a fruit-filled smoothie or frozen cocktails like strawberry margaritas. Ripe bananas are creamy and sweet, but at room temperature, they can be too mushy. Freeze bite-size pieces and dip them in peanut butter or chocolate, and if you have more time, try these frozen nibblers.
Sticking some of your favorite treats in the freezer completely changes their texture. Rich dark chocolate candies like peppermint patties develop a cool, creamy burst, while a Kit Kat's crisp crunch is further enhanced when frozen. Many are addicted to the crumbly, crunchiness of frozen M&Ms, but try other varieties like peanut butter M&M's, too. Not a big chocolate fan but craving something sweet and sour? Sour Patch Kids last longer when frozen, because the jelly candies harden. Prepare to pucker up as the gummy candies slowly dissolve!
If you love the tart flavor and fluffy texture of frozen Greek yogurt, then try adding a few cups of your favorite refrigerated yogurt to the freezer for a similar taste and texture. There's no need to bust out the ice-cream maker. Add popsicle sticks to a yogurt cup or freeze Go-Gurt packs. Remember Dippin' Dots? These frozen yogurt drops remind us of the '90s phenomenon and are a fun new way to eat frozen yogurt.