Every holiday season, I love indulging in those classic peanut butter cookies dimpled with a Hershey Kiss center. For our 12 Days of Edible Gifts, I experimented with this same concept to create a Ferrero Rocher-inspired treat. The combination of hazelnuts and chocolate is always divinely delicious and these crumbly hazelnut cookies with chocolate middles are no exception. They're simple to make and easily gifted in a festive basket or decorative to-go container. To make these delectable cookies for your friends and family, read more
Posts for December 11th 2008
In February, news surfaced that the show's host had embellished his résumé. Many of Irvine's claims — that he was a KCVO Knight, awarded a castle by the Queen of England, attended the University of Leeds, and helped make the wedding cake for Prince Charles and Princess Diana — turned out to be made up.
The news, once it broke, seemed to be career suicide for Robert Irvine.
Food Network immediately distanced itself from Irvine, failing to renew his contract and replacing him as the host of the show with Next Iron Chef winner Michael Symon.
Last month, Food Network announced the near-impossible: It would be bringing the fallen Irvine back to host the show again. Many of you were excited about the turn of events, as you love Chef Symon but thought he was better suited for Iron Chefdom, anyway. New episodes with Irvine will debut in March 2009. Will you tune in to watch him again?
Enter to Win a Fringe-tastic Botkier Morgan Satchel! I loved Botkier's Morgan Satchel ($650) as soon as I laid eyes on it. That's why I'm carrying it with my fabulous Fall outfit you helped me pick. Since I already have mine, I'm giving one away! Consider it my special holiday gift to you.
If you're looking for a gift for a vegan pal but you're not really sure what the lifestyle entails, get some inspiration from our gift guide below.
This stylish, humorous nut cracker isn't just functional; it's also a conversation piece. Your pal can save prep time with this veggie chopper. And a soy milk maker is convenient and economical for anyone who loves the drink — not just vegans.
For more gift ideas, check out all the gift guides on HolidaySugar.
The editors have highlighted 24 of their daily must-read food blogs and YumSugar is one of them! The Internet is filled with fantastic food blogs, and we are truly honored to be featured. Be sure to browse the slideshow, you'll see familiar faces and meet some fantastic new sites.
We love Slashfood so much that every Thursday we round up their most delicious stories. Here are this week's finds:
- Bottled tap, the latest water on the market, claims to have a smaller carbon footprint.
- Taste tested: Pinkberry's new pomegranate yogurt and booster.
- Virginia ham, a regional American favorite, is perfect for the holidays.
- Would you drink beer or wine out of a baby bottle?
- Melted gelato is the secret ingredient to a cup of insanely decadent hot chocolate.
- Coffee lovers rejoice: Starbucks is having a holiday sale.
If you've never experimented with tofu before, consider doing so tonight. Think of tofu like chicken, it takes on the flavor of the other ingredients.
In this case, the supporting cast consists of soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and sesame seeds. Snow peas add a punch of green color and the textural element of crunch. Serve over white rice for a delicious vegetarian meal.
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This year we watched many chefs step out into the spotlight. While they may not be new to the food industry, they are new to the over-exposed world of celebrity chefdom. As part of our Best of 2008 coverage, we are wondering who you want to see more of? Who do you think will become even bigger in 2009?