- Emma Watson shuts down Fifty Shades rumors
- Get inspired by the making of Girl Rising
- Make ricotta blueberry pancakes for breakfast
- Learn how to shape and fill your eyebrows like a pro
- The best ways to sanitize and store your baby stuff for round two
- A peek at H&M's new cool-girl collection
- Heidi Klum tells us about her New Balance collection hitting Lady Foot Lockers
- Spruce up your home for Spring with Mary McDonald's latest decor
- Which chemical-free product is worth splurging on?
- A fast track to a flat belly with a delicious meal plan
- Ben and Jennifer's cute day at the park with Violet, Sera, and Sam
- Mind-reading headphones that function like a mood ring
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Posts for March 18th 2013
What happens when we combine two of our favorite things, Champagne and cupcakes? Find out when host Brandi Milloy joins Dannielle, co-owner of Sin City Cupcakes, in the kitchen to create an exclusive POPSUGAR cupcake. Watch as we learn the secret to an ethereal cupcake batter (hint: the lightness comes from two unique ingredients), then see how to build layers of fruit flavor with a tart kiwi filling and a melon-vodka-infused frosting. Check out our video, then see the recipe below.
Most of us know that Italians serve panettone for Christmas, but have you heard about a similar cake that's prepared just for Easter? Allow me to introduce you to colomba, a sweet Italian Easter cake. We recently got our hands on a neatly wrapped version ($25) from olive oil purveyor Nudo.
Colomba batter is similar to a panettone batter, except colomba is stuffed with candied citrus rather than raisins; the shape of the cake matches its name as colomba translates to "dove" in Italian. Almonds and pearl sugar scatter the top.
Despite our worries that Nudo's colomba would resemble some of our recent encounters with dry, overly spiced holiday panettone, the food team was surprised by colomba's addictive quality. Our concern should've been eating too much of the cake: we sat around the dove-shaped confection and tore off light, fluffy pieces like cotton candy. Not too sweet or rich, the candied orange and pearl sugar satisfy sugar cravings without overdoing it.
Everyone agreed this particular colomba pairs exceptionally well with a glass of dry, crisp Prosecco — and that Nudo's colomba would be an interesting and much-appreciated addition to the Easter dessert table.
Blueberry pancakes are delicious on their own, but the addition of ricotta cheese amps up the sour tang of the buttermilk, plus it makes an interesting topping.
This recipe adds just enough ricotta to enhance the flavor of the pancake without changing its traditional texture and size.
Dollop additional ricotta on top of the pancakes to ensure each bite has plenty of creamy curds.
We can finally say that Summer is around the corner, and to kick off the season's excitement, we are thrilled to announce our POPSUGAR Must Have Summer Fun box! This special edition of our POPSUGAR Must Have box is available now in limited quantities and will contain our editor-curated must-have Summer finds in fashion, beauty, food, and so much more.
It's a unique gift for yourself or anyone you know who loves to soak up the season. For $100, with free shipping, you'll get our editors' picks, from classic products we can't live without to our newest, most exciting finds. There's a limited quantity, so sign up now and learn more about our POPSUGAR Must Have Summer Fun box!
- See all the finalists for the James Beard Awards — Eater
- An early look at Anthony Bourdain's CNN show, Parts Unknown — Zagat
- Everything's better with a soft-boiled egg — HuffPost Taste
- The $24,000 Girl Scout cookie order that was a scam — Grub Street New York
- Pair your oatmeal with kale for a savory twist — Tasting Table
- This living room is made from 1,300 pounds of Belgian chocolate — Delish
- Burger King is offering a turkey burger for the first time — Washington Post
We love a zingy citrus and brussels sprouts salad as much as the next person, but as Winter drags on, all those leafy greens can get a little dull — so we welcome verdant Spring produce with open farmers market totes. With that in mind, we've compiled a handy guide to what fruits and vegetables we can all look forward to devouring this season, from peppery radishes to exotic cherimoyas, and loads in between.
It's no wonder that the always bright and colorful chef Anne Burrell absolutely adores Spring. I recently spoke to her about her shows on the Food Network, but she also had plenty to say about her favorite springtime produce, her ideal Easter menu, and how she stocks and organizes her kitchen.
POPSUGAR: We're approaching Spring. What produce do you love?
Anne Burrell: Spring is my favorite time of year. It's when Mother Nature is waking up again. Everything is light green, new, delicate, and delightful. Things like fava beans, ramps, spring onions, fiddlehead ferns, and morel mushrooms. It's such an exciting time of year.
PS: What does your ideal Easter menu look like?
AB: A big fat ham. If you're not a ham person, then definitely lamb, but I grew up having ham for Easter. Definitely lots of Spring veggies, like the ones I mentioned and asparagus. Of course, with an Easter menu, you have to have deviled eggs, because you just went for an Easter egg hunt. Definitely a bunch of egg salad sandwiches after that. I also love a Spring veggie crostata, a free-formed tart: mix fresh ricotta with Spring onion, some swiss chard, asparagus, and parmesan.
Even if it has been two decades since you've made or eaten chocolate chip pancakes, there's no reason you can't resurrect the breakfast of your childhood dreams. In fact, I encourage you to go all out and top the stack with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.
The base is a golden-hued buttermilk pancake with plenty of melted butter to make the batter moist and rich.
Right before the batter hits the griddle, fold in chocolate chips.
Once the cakes come off the grill, don't be shy with the toppings. I used the MarieBelle chocolates from my Must Have box.
The whipped cream and melted chocolate chips make these pancakes so sweet and moist, I don't think they need any other adornments (like maple syrup), but I'll let you be the judge! Are you ready to be a kid again? See the recipe.
We've got florals and delightful hues on our minds thanks to Spring being just around the corner, and we can't help but want to incorporate them into our cooking. From mixing bowls to thermometers, we've rounded up tools in flower prints and springtime colors that will bring the season's sunshine straight into your kitchen. Shop on for some of our favorite cheery pieces.