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- The next greatest burger bun? Try bacon-weave — Foodbeast
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We love a challenge (who doesn’t?), so we tackled the ultimate in decadent desserts—chocolate mousse. We knew we had our work cut out for us to lighten up this rich classic.
Here’s what we found: Three chocolates are better than one when trying to save on fat and calories. Semisweet chocolate adds rich chocolate flavor and creaminess, while Dutch-processed cocoa lends intense chocolate flavor. The white chocolate chips add creamy sweetness.
Instead of folding in whipped cream, as traditional recipes do, our recipe relies on fat-free Italian meringue made by beating hot sugar syrup into whipped egg whites for a mousse with a billowy, thick texture. Italian meringue is made with sugar syrup, rather than sugar, and is thus more stable. It lends a creamy lushness to desserts without any added fat.
Tried, tested, and true, heirloom recipes hold a certain appeal that is infrequently captured in cookbooks, magazines, or blogs. The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook may not be a box filled with recipe cards passed down from one generation to the next, but it aims to capture — and we'd argue, succeeds in evoking — a similar feeling by revolving around recipes from the families of Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, also known as the Beekman Boys.
In the book, Josh praises these granola-based cowboy cookies as his favorite. "They basically combine every one of my favorite things about every other good cookie into one giant cookie heaven," he writes. We'd have to agree, with one caveat: make sure to use a top-notch granola (homemade or otherwise) in these cookies, as it'll greatly dictate their flavor.
We're all about edible gifts this holiday season, but if you don't have the time to make them yourself, there's always the click of a button. Ahead, check out artisanal foodie finds that you can buy right this second. We love that each one is unique in its own right, making the perfect present. And the best part? They all ring in under $20!
Blue Chair Lemon and Pink Grapefruit Marmalade
Now this is a marmalade that packs plenty of punch. Blue Chair's lemon and grapefruit flavor ($12) is one of the company's most popular mixtures, and for plenty of reasons. Mixing cut lemon rinds mixed and chunky pieces of grapefruit, the treat makes for one sweet gift.
The Meadow Kauai Guava Smoked Salt
Any gift recipient can easily enhance the flavors of her favorite foods with a sprinkle of sea salt from the artisanal food company The Meadows. And we're betting most have never tried a guava salt ($10-$16) like this one, which gives off an unexpected smoky-sweet flavor.
Just Cook Herbed Coffee Rub
You read that right — this herbed rub ($10) is coffee flavored. She can sprinkle it onto any beef, chicken, or pork before cooking for a unique flavor that pops.
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- Get your pet in on the holiday fun! — Pets
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- Stop everything and drool over these cookie dough truffles — Food
Bust out the sprinkles and whip up a batch of royal icing, because Christmas cookie season is finally upon us! But first snap up an assortment of cookie cutters that range in style from the classic to the quirky to add an extra dimension of fun and festivity to your favorite cookie recipe.
The holidays are a time to celebrate, and what better way to make merry than with a festive cocktail in hand? Whether you're busy whipping up edible gifts, exhausted from all that shopping, or hosting your own amazing holiday party, here are several wonderful wintry cocktails to help you get into the spirit. Cheers to the season!
Sarah Carey, editor in chief of Everyday Food with Martha Stewart, shares the recipe for a fruit- and nut-filled biscotti that's good enough to eat morning, noon, or night. Want more Martha? Download the December issue of Everyday Food for free, and then be sure to print out the biscotti recipe for keeps.
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