- A behind-the-scenes look at the Winter 2013 Fancy Food Show
- Ways to store your fitness gear
- 33 rock-solid engagement ring ideas
- Relationship advice from SAG Award nominees
- 8 reasons why the hiring manager isn't calling you back
- Prince Harry returns home from Afghanistan
- Check out Chanel's hottest new nail polish colors
- Catch Mad Men's new cast pictures before season six airs
- A new app that crops perfect circles
- Delicious recipes that will get your kids to eat chia seeds
- DIY sconces perfect for renters
- Video: January Jones talks about her new movie Sweetwater at Sundance
Posts for January 23rd 2013
Food, glorious food! There was plenty to eat at this week's 2013 Winter Fancy Food Show. For two days we grazed on cheese, chocolate, tea, and everything in between. Take a look at some of the showcases that made us chuckle, products so good we went back for seconds, and other behind-the-scenes photos. Prepare to hear your stomach grumble!
When you hear the words "baby back ribs," it's almost impossible to not think of Chili's: the restaurant's slow-braised pork ribs have been a fixture on the menu since 1986, and remain a top seller today. Want to get your baby back on at home? Darryl Mickler, the grill and bar's executive chef, shows us how to make Chili's Shiner Bock barbecue ribs. Watch the video, snag the recipe, then let us know what you think of these baby backs!
Ever find yourself needing just a bit of one or a few ingredients? Us, too. (Adding some cranberries to apple pie comes to mind.) The next time you're in that situation, consider heading to the grocery store salad bar. Rather than spending — and potentially wasting — more on larger quantities, hit up your local supermarket's salad spread for specific, small amounts of items like grilled chicken or sunflower seeds. The best part is they're already cooked and cut, which saves you time on your recipe prep.
We use the salad-bar drive-by trick for hard-boiled eggs, blanched green beans, and potatoes in Nicoise salad, or for queso and pico de gallo in tacos for two. But remember to keep a few things in mind: You'll pay per pound, so try to avoid heavy items that might be cheaper if you bought them whole or fresh. Lighter toppings, like cheeses and bacon bits, are the safest bet. Lastly, don't forget to separate your items into different boxes so as not to mix them together.
How's that for a new kind of takeout?
- Roasted snapper is perfect for those who've never cooked whole fish — Tasting Table
- Recapping The Taste in 90 seconds — Grub Street New York
- Eggs cooked in avocados: good or gross? — HuffPost Taste
- Bobby and Giada's syndicated talk show is not dead yet — Eater
- Nine must-visit international food streets — Zagat
- This $110 tasting menu highlights actual dirt — Delish
POPSUGAR is excited to announce the launch of a brand-new series dedicated to those who live for fashion! One of a Kind gives a lucky reader the chance to meet — and be styled by — BCBGMAXAZRIA's Creative Director Lubov Azria. Lubov's dressed everyone from Blake Lively to Miranda Kerr to Lauren Conrad in the brand's iconic chic silhouette, and now she wants to style you! POPSUGAR and Diet Dr Pepper are giving away a trip to NYC, where you'll get one-on-one fashion advice from Lubov and come away with a one-of-a-kind look courtesy of Lubov herself. Entering is simple; click here and tell us about your style and why it's "one of a kind" — good luck!
The next time you don't know what to do with leftover bread, instead of throwing the loaf in the freezer, remember that there are plenty of recipes that make the most of it. Bookmark the list for reference, and you'll never be out of ideas.
- Put croutons in a Caesar or panzanella salad or on top of soup, or just snack on them out of hand.
- Cut the bread into 1/2-inch slices and toast. Place in the food processor and blend until fine crumbs form; breadcrumbs will keep in a seal-tight bag for three days.
- Make French toast for breakfast or dessert.
- If desserts aren't your thing, make a savory bread pudding. Sometimes known as strata, savory bread puddings usually combine vegetables, cheese, milk, and eggs with cubed bread. The whole thing is poured into a casserole dish and baked until it's puffy and delicious. It's great for brunch but could be enjoyed at dinnertime, too.
- Slice the loaf in half lengthwise and pull out some of the bread filling. Then cover with tomato sauce or pesto and your favorite pizza fixings. Bake until it's crispy and the cheese is melted. Voilà: homemade French bread pizza.
- If the bread is a couple days old, slice on the bias into very thin pieces. Toast and top with creamy cheese, chopped tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, mashed avocado — the possibilities for crostini toppings are endless!
- Cut into cubes and toss with lots of Gruyère cheese and fresh herbs. Bake and you'll end up with a rustic gratin that's perfect for serving alongside grilled fish or pork chops.
- If you think stuffing is only good around Thanksgiving, think again! You can stuff and grill chicken breasts, red peppers, or heirloom tomatoes.
What do you do with day-old bread? Add to our list below in the comments!
While many resort to pancake mix when making a special weekend breakfast, homemade pancakes are a must. Here's the little-known secret: the batter takes just as long to make as a boxed mix, and the result is infinitely better. If the attractive appearance of these golden, crisp cakes isn't enough to push you toward the skillet for a sneak taste, surely the buttery scent and familiar buttermilk tang will send you over the edge.
As long as you follow the recipe and keep an eye on the heat, you'll produce something that looks like pancakes. If your flipping skills are a bit messy, don't worry! You'll get better with practice. The key is to visualize a clean landing and to have confidence that you can flip those pancakes like a brunch master. When in doubt, refer to our essential tips for making pancakes so you can whip up an impressive stack to serve to your friends and family.
Once all of the pancakes are made, stack them high and serve them with a slab of butter and authentic maple syrup. One bite of these pancakes, and you'll be a convert for life.
If you're hosting a Super Bowl party but don't want to break the bank, we have everything you need — under $25! — to serve up the perfect spread. From sturdy beer glasses to chic appetizer plates, these hosting essentials make for the perfect Super Bowl bash and can be used well beyond game day.
When it comes to the Super Bowl, "go big or go home" is the motto for sports fans and foodies alike. Ending football season on a high note means serving up the best game-day favorites. We're kicking up appetizers with bacon and giving buffalo wings a run for their money with a honey barbecue sauce. Even if you're not throwing a party of your own, impress your friends with Mrs. Fields-style chewy chocolate chip cookies or an unexpected six-pack. No matter who you're rooting for, we can all agree that this menu will leave guests wanting more!
The Super Bowl isn't just any game, so why drink just any beer? Radeberger Pilsner, a classic Teutonic tipple, changed the way we look at beer. Consider this brew a jazzed-up version of Coors Light, satisfying those who want a refreshing beer that still peppers the palate with hops-forward flavor. Because it runs about $8 for a six-pack, it's a great choice for an intimate viewing party or an impressive beer to contribute to a potluck.
Guacamole is a Super Bowl essential. Take this classic game-day dish to another level by adding bacon (yes, bacon!), an unlikely combination that's like a club sandwich in dip form. With its creamy, crunchy texture and chipotle kick, this bacon guacamole recipe promises to be a hit (and devoured in minutes).