- The most expensive cupcake in the world — Zagat
- A hilarious recap of the Top Chef finale — Grub Street NY
- How Jack Daniel's whiskey barrels are born — HuffPost Taste
- Eat now or freeze for later: 21 casserole dishes — Delish
- Justin Timberlake will play restaurant critic in upcoming film — Eater
- Move over M&M's, "unjunked" candies have arrived — Food Republic
- From Dublin D.P. to Taylor's Tonics Chai Cola: a soda expert's favorites — Tasting Table
- Taste-test before you buy: Nuts and seeds are expensive, but buying them in bulk is not only more economical; it also allows you to taste a few to make sure the batch is fresh and not rancid. Additionally, those from the bulk bins tend to have a higher turnover than prepackaged nuts, so there's a lower chance of rancidity.
- Only buy what you need: Ignore the special two-for-one sales, and only buy what you need for the week. It's better to replenish your nut and seed stashes frequently to ensure that you are using the freshest nuts and seeds available, rather than cashing in on deals, because chances are that, if they're on sale, the nuts and seeds are past their prime.
- Buy whole, raw nuts: Chopped, sliced, ground, or blanched nuts and seeds have a shorter shelf life than whole, raw varieties. These processed versions produce oxidize faster, because the oils inside the nuts and seeds are exposed to more air. When it makes sense for your recipes, try to avoid precut varieties.
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
While li hing mui (and not li kung hi, as I've embarrassingly and incorrectly called it for weeks) may be foreign to most American palates, it's as popular in Hawaii as dried chiles are in Mexico. Hawaiians sprinkle the sour, plum-based powder, pronounced lee-hing-moo-ee, on just about any snack food: dried mangos, gummy bears, and even dried squid. And, despite it typically turning up on convenience-store treats, it even has a place in fine dining. Contributing editor Sara Yoo encountered (and couldn't get enough of) the zingy powder at
Enjoy the flavors of Fall with an irresistible mix of pumpkin and cinnamon in this swirled pumpkin bread by The Pilot's Daughter.
This swirled pumpkin bread is a play on Pepperidge Farm's Pumpkin Spice Swirl Bread. You can find this bread on the shelves for a limited time, but in case you can't . . . try making it. This bread is great for breakfast or as a snack. The best part about it is that it is not too sweet and has just the right amount of cinnamon and sugar. Kick off the Fall season with this flavor-filled bread!
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- From bags to jewels, celeb moms kick the push present up a notch
- Serena's suitors: her many men on Gossip Girl
- Celebrity women get real about body issues
- Must-dos for every intermediate baker
- Kristen Stewart pops up in Paris for Balenciaga
- New ways to wear purple this Fall
- Switch up your looks with help from your denim jacket
- Stylish and comfortable desk chairs
- Video: Jennifer Garner praises Brad and Angelina's parenting
- Tips to prevent turning off a professional contact
- Low-calorie options to spice up your pizza
- CelebStyle: Celebrity pieces to add to your wardrobe this season — and why
- Take a trip around the world with Google Maps street view
- How to transition floral shorts into Fall
- Designer accessories for your pet
But what about you? Do you tune in to these shows to live vicariously through Anthony Bourdain's enviable travel roster? Are you more of a Top Chef or restaurant makeover show aficionado? Share your favorite prime-time food TV shows in the comments below.