- Tune in to the latest smart TVs and high-def displays
- Release your inner chocolatier and make dark-chocolate truffles
- Everything you need to know about eyelash extensions
- Signs your online date isn't single
- Video: Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Hough, and more spend Thanksgiving in bikinis!
- A Christmas playlist that won't drive Mama mad
- Learn how to wear the military trend in style
- Get the formula for a glamorous living room
- Take a bite out the perfect gifts for a Robert Pattinson superfan
- Cats and table scraps: is it OK to offer your kitty leftovers?
- Chic and cheap holiday party supplies from Etsy
- Miranda Kerr's flashy add-ons: leopard loafers and gold shades
- Minty fresh: diet-friendly dishes for the holidays
- Kim and Kanye get into the holiday spirit with some PDA
Posts for November 26th 2012
A few months back, we taste-tested the Starbucks Pumpkin Latte against the Via Ready Brew counterpart and were surprised to discover tasters preferred the Via instant coffee over the store-made latte. When Starbucks sent us its latest instant offering, Via Peppermint Mocha ($8 for six cups), we knew what we had to do: a taste-off! Between the Starbucks Peppermint Mocha, which combines espresso, milk, bittersweet chocolate, and peppermint flavor, and the Via package, find out which one our taste-testers preferred.
This holiday season, go global in the kitchen with Christmas and Hanukkah meals from around the world. From food you might not have heard of (think purple rice cakes) to classics like mince pie, there's no shortage of international inspiration. Browse our picks, and let us know in the comments if you have any of your own!
You've probably picked through the last of your Thanksgiving leftovers, but what about the pie dough? I know I have at least two buttery mounds lying in my fridge awaiting my next move. Rather than letting the dough go to waste (or sending it to freezer purgatory), there are several ways you can make use of the dough this week.
- Try pie for dinner: Usually pie crust isn't sweetened, so why reserve it for desserts only? Try using leftover pie crust in savory dishes like chicken pot pie. The creamy interior, filled with shredded chicken, peas, carrots, and corn, will warm you up on chilly Winter nights.
- Shape into a galette: Galettes are one of the first pastries that culinary school students learn, because they're fairly easy to master. Roll the dough out, stuff it with pear or apples, and fold the edges of the dough on top of the fruit. It bakes like a pie yet requires no pan. Try a savory rendition too by stuffing the galette with hearty greens and crumbly feta or goat cheese.
Happy Monday — Cyber Monday, that is. If holiday shopping's mounting on your to-do list, we're here to help. Here are some of the deepest culinary discounts you'll find on the biggest online shopping day of the year.
- Bloomingdale's: Discounts on J.A. Henckels, Cuisinart, and more; up to 50 percent off merchandise and $25 off for every $200 spent.
- Crate and Barrel: 15 percent off select items until 11:59 p.m. tonight with the code SAVE15. Free shipping off everything.
- Droga: Free shipping on all orders sitewide.
- Food Network Store: Get 15 percent off your order with the code C89452 until Dec. 27.
- ForYourParty.com: Enter CYBERM2 for 30 percent off sitewide.
Keep reading for more Cyber Monday culinary deals
- Three easy holiday hors d'oeuvres — Refinery29
- The New York Times defends its infamous Guy Fieri restaurant review — Zagat
- Food Network gets into the restaurant biz — HuffPost Food
- Go meatless today with Mexican lasagna — The FN Dish
- Cadbury invents temperature-tolerant chocolate — Delish
- Caviar ATMs? Yes, you heard right — Eater
- Guess where Shake Shack's headed next? — Grub Street New York
There's nothing I love making more than chocolate during the Winter, and a dark chocolate truffle is a great starting assignment for beginner chocolatiers. Making bonbons and truffles is always a time-consuming, ambitious project that takes the better part of the day, but when it's cold outside, there's nothing I'd rather be doing than hovering over a bowl of melted couverture chocolate to watch its every move and monitor its temperature like an overprotective mother.
Up to your elbows in leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Swap out shredded turkey for chicken in this unconventional chili from sevimel and dig in!
It's a cold and rainy day here, so I thought I'd share this delicious chicken pumpkin chili I made yesterday with you guys! It's not quite as thick as a traditional chili - the liquid is more brothy, but super flavorful. I ate it for dinner last night, again today for lunch, and I'm looking forward to eating it again tonight. That peeps, is the sign of a good chili recipe!
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