You may have heard of the Fuzzy Navel, an '80s-era cocktail, but have you ever tried a Buzzy Fuzzy Navel? A riff on the classic, made slightly less sweet and fizzy — or rather buzzy — by a splash of beer, this summery cocktail will quench your thirst and get your night (or day) off to the right start. Watch the video to see how it's made, then print out the recipe.
Re-create Georgetown Cupcake's signature red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting at home. Even though a bedazzled mixer isn't required, it certainly adds charm to the cupcake making process! Watch the video, then print out the recipe.
POPSUGAR Girls' Guide was off the charts this week with hot new DIYs, must-try baked goods, and a beauty tutorial you don't want to miss. Just Add Sugar host Brandi Milloy whipped up a batch of maple bacon cupcakes you have to taste to believe, while Top That!'s Becca Frucht and Tyler Oakley put their noses to the test in a hilarious new celebrity fragrance game we're calling Smell Ya Later! Check out the video above to see all of this week's highlights, and don't forget to subscribe to PSGG on YouTube so you never miss another episode!
Check out our latest Daily Obsession: Henri Bendel candles! These classic, amazing-smelling candles were included in our POPSUGAR Must Have Summer Essentials box, too. We even have an exclusive offer to share: now through June 27 you can get 25 percent off any purchase over $75 from HenriBendel.com. All you have to do is use the code POPSUGAR at checkout — shop away!
Ultra-comforting, and packed with layers of meat sauce, cheese, and tender noodles, Olive Garden's Lasagna Classico is one of their bestselling menu items (and for good reason). Learn how to make this surprisingly easy dish at home, and bring a taste of Italian-American fare to your table. Gooey, gratifying, and fit to feed a crowd, it's a must-make for large dinner parties — for extra ease make it ahead of time and reheat it — or to keep on hand for leftovers throughout the week. Watch the video to learn how to make it, and then get cooking.
Love artichokes, but too scared to make them at home? We're here to help you conquer your fear of the Spring vegetable, as it's so much easier to prepare than it looks. Learn how to steam, roast, and — of course — eat them, then get cooking with a whole host of artichoke recipes. Keep watching to get to the heart of the artichoke.
Packing for a picnic is simple: little more is needed than a trusty blanket, an assortment of snacks, and — perhaps most important of all —a bottle of crisp, refreshing wine. Quaffable, approachably priced (all three bottles are less than $20), and food-friendly, these options are practically tailor-made for sipping in the park or on a mountaintop. Watch the video to find your perfect alfresco tipple, and then gear up for a relaxing afternoon spent outdoors.
On our latest Daily Obsession, get your hands on the perfect sugar scrub to keep your skin soft all Summer long. Plus, we have an exclusive offer to share. We have an exciting gift with purchase of the deluxe fragrance mist sample for the first 50 people who head over to Vitabath and use the POPSUGAR code when making a purchase. Also, we're offering 25 percent off sitewide for the next two weeks and free shipping on orders of $50 or more. This has become a shower staple for our editors and was included in our POPSUGAR Must Have Summer essentials box — check out the offer and order Vitabath now!
For a nice departure from a heavy meat-and-potatoes meal, keep yourself satisfied with a wholesome Asian steak and noodle salad. With plenty of crunch, tang, and color, it's just as easy and comforting as what you'd order from your favorite restaurant, only cheaper.
The key to this recipe is the ginger, soy, and lime marinade, which infuses the meat with umami-rich flavor. Watch our video to learn how this lettuce, rice noodle, and beef creation comes together, then print out the recipe and make it tonight.
Why go out for bottomless mimosas when you can do them better at home? With Summer and wedding season approaching, a DIY Champagne bar is a great way to impress your guests: just make sure to have lots of mixers, fresh fruit, specialty liqueurs, and (of course) bubbly on hand. Keep watching for our tips from choosing the right Champagne to serving — and check out our recommendations for a few extraspecial ingredients if you really want to step things up.
It's time to bust out jars of your favorite jams, jellies, and preserves — even Nutella — as we're making homemade Pop-Tarts on the latest episode of Just Add Sugar, and the flavor possibilities are practically limitless. Watch the video to learn the simple technique, then get baking, decorating (extra points for rainbow sprinkles!), and admiring your handiwork. This is one must-make breakfast treat.
Summer's just around the corner and we're celebrating the best way we know how: by making a seasonally inspired cocktail. A combination of fragrant strawberries, herbaceous gin, spicy ginger, and earthy basil makes for a nuanced cocktail we'll be sipping all season long, and after you try your first taste we strongly suspect you'll follow suit. Watch the video to learn how to construct this winning drink, then print out the recipe.
Want to know how the pros always manage to make cupcakes look just perfect? Georgetown Cupcake cofounder Sophie LaMontagne offers us some of the tricks of the trade when it comes to customizing your own homemade cupcakes. Keep watching, and learn everything from the classic swirl to a rose-shaped frosting pattern, as well as an easy recipe for all-purpose ganache topping and the secret to making your cupcakes feel extra personal.
The next time you're craving chips and salsa, ditch the jar; homemade salsa is surprisingly simple to prepare and worlds more satisfying when made fresh. From tangy salsa verde to crisp, chunky pico de gallo and even a roasted tomato option, we've got the classic covered and then some. Keep reading for the how-to videos and zesty recipes.
We love Tatcha so much that we've featured it in not one, but two of our POPSUGAR Must Have boxes! Now, meet another of our favorite Tatcha products, the Dewy Skin Mist. This calming and moisturizing ultrafine mist is a favorite of celebrity makeup artists. It makes for a great pick-me-up anytime of day, as skin hydration before you put on foundation, or at night before you slip into bed. Plus, we have an exciting exclusive offer to go with this Daily Obsession — the first 100 orders get a gift with purchase of the Evening Blotting Papers ($15) with a minimum purchase of $12. And we're offering 15% off the entire site with free shipping using POPSUGAR as the discount code, from now through June 5. See why Tatcha is our Daily Obsession and shop now!
Perfect for a party and ultrasimple to prepare, homemade pico de gallo is a recipe you're bound to trot out time and time again. Fresh tomatoes are the star in this Mexican food staple, so seek out the best, juiciest ones you can find. We used roma tomatoes here, but feel free to substitute whatever variety looks ripest at market. Watch the video to see the technique behind this fresh salsa, then print out the recipe.
Bring a taste of the taqueria home with our recipe for salsa verde, a tangy tomatillo-based dip that's a perfect pairing for everything from chips to tacos and burritos. Little more separates you from this smoky-spicy Mexican-fare favorite than a minimum of prep work and a blitz in the food processor, so what are you waiting for? Watch the video and get the easy recipe.
If you think a fruit salad just involves chopping up a bunch of fruit into a bowl, think again! Make a stunning fruit salad by prepping and seasoning the fruit as shown in the video. Following these tips will illustrate the difference between a decent and absolutely delectable fruit salad.
Take your love of cooking eggs to the next level by trying your hand at a classic French omelet. If you've never had one before, the difference between a French version and its American counterpart is simple: the French version is rolled, and thanks to a light hand and a shorter cooking time, it also has an oozy custard interior.
The basic recipe — which is little more than eggs cooked in butter with salt, pepper, and a garnish of chives — is so elemental that perfect execution is key. Learn how to make these fluffy, silky eggs when you watch our video, then print out the recipe and give it a try on your own.
Kick off your weekend with a drink that makes use of what's in season right now: ripe, plush apricots. This muddled cocktail, inspired by the classic whiskey smash, calls for just four ingredients: apricots, whiskey, lemon, and agave. Dare we say it's, well, a smash? See how it's done, and then print out the recipe so you can make one for yourself.