Celebrate National Hot Dog month with these 6 crazy hot dog combos from across the country. July is National Hot Dog month! Celebrate with one of these 6 crazy, but surprisingly tasty, hot dog combos from across the country.
1. At Asia Dog in NYC, the "Sidney" inspired us to create this concoction of homemade mango salsa (combine 1 c. chopped cucumber, 1/2 c. chopped mango, 2 Tbsp. finely chopped red onion, and 1 tsp. fish sauce or soy sauce) and chopped salted peanuts.
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2. At the Kogi food truck in LA, Roy Choi serves hot dogs topped with the Korean classic condiment, kimchi, which is basically spicy, garlicky pickled cabbage. His version also includes Cheddar, scallions, fresh shredded cabbage, and a myriad of other toppings, but for simplicity's sake, just kimchi and shredded Cheddar works beautifully.
3. On the lower east side of Manhattan, a hot dog joint named Perros Locos ("Crazy Dogs" indeed...) serves up their "(no) tipico" tube steaks topped with 4 housemade salsas and crushed potato chips. Our home-friendly version:
Celebrate National Hot Dog month with these 6 crazy hot dog combos from across the country. July is National Hot Dog month! Celebrate with one of these 6 crazy, but surprisingly tasty, hot dog combos from across the country.Read More »from 6 Weird (and Delicious) Hot Dog Toppings
Flickr/David McKelveyOver the past several decades, people have typically been visiting most fast-food joints with a few items in mind: hamburgers, french fries, and shakes. Think of just about any fast-food restaurant - Burger King, Jack in the Box, Wendy's, Checker's, Sonic, Carl's Jr., the list goes on - and you'll find that they most often still offer these staples. They were the original stars on the McDonald's menu when it was bought and replicated by Ray Kroc, and they're still on menus, well, because demand for them remains high. But recently, a vast array of other items have made their way onto menus at these fast-food restaurants: salads, yogurts, hot dogs, chili, and a gaggle of different breakfast meals.Read More »from The Best Non-Burger Fast-Food Dishes
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So what are the best of these new items? Removing the classics (burgers, fries, and shakes) from the equation, which menu items make a list of the best non-burger fast foods? I spent a year pondering, and researching this question,
This article was written by legendary bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member Dale DeGroff.French 75 cocktail
Get out your beret: Sunday is the historic French holiday Bastille Day! It's time to play a few games of pétanque and eat a bowl of gruyère-crusted onion soup and a plate of steak frites. But you must have at least one cocktail before you order a bottle of Beaujolais. So what'll it be, Mack...err, make that monsieur Mack? Fortunately, you have a number of Gallic options, some dating all the way back to Prohibition.
While most elixirs served during The Great Experiment were terrible, a few good concoctions were enjoyed in that period. We exported the "American School of Drinking" to France, as Albert Stevens Crockett called it in his wonderful Old Waldorf Bar Days, and after Prohibition ended, we got in return beauties like the French 75--and, if you believe the legend, the Bloody Mary.
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Ice cream bread cake in a jarI've long admired Brooke McLay's gorgeous rainbow cake in a jar and have recreated it many times. But, sometimes the whole process of making a cake from scratch can be tedious. This summer I discovered the fun of ice cream bread and have been whipping that up left and right. All it takes is quality ice cream and self-rising flour and you've got a delicious baked good on your hand! The other day I decided to recreate Brooke's rainbow cake using the ice cream bread recipe. I added a little extra sugar to make it more cake-like and I dyed it vivid colors using food paste. The result was this awesome baked cake in a jar that was totally awesome, especially topped with whipped frosting and sprinkles!Read More »from Color Me Delicious: 3-ingredient Rainbow Ice Cream Cake in a Jar
Rainbow Ice Cream Cake in a Jar
makes 2 pints or 4 half-pints
2 cups vanilla ice cream
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
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1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place two
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Banana S'moresHey, You. We wanna take you out tonight. To one of those fancy places. You know, those places where you eat food that makes you grin with delight. One of those places where they serve up fancy schmancy stuff…like Bananas Foster. One of those places where you don't need real silverware because you use your fingers, baby. And, okay, so maybe this place in the backyard grill. And sure, you're gonna need a napkin big enough for four.Read More »from Monkey See, Monkey Chew: Make Ooey Gooey Bananas Foster S'mores
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But your face is in for a treat, because holy holy, honey. On the menu tonight is Bananas Foster Ice Cream S'mores. They're crazy naughty. Like a s'more and an ice cream sandwich had a love child with bananas foster flambe. Surprisingly simple to make, you'll pop some foil up top your grill, then put it all together in minutes. So good, we guarantee tonight will be the best night out you've ever tasted.
Grilled Bananas Foster Ice Cream S'mores
Makes 4 s'mores
2 tablespoons Market
Emily JacobsIs there anything better than a crunchy, salty potato chip?Read More »from How to Make the Perfect Potato Chip at Home
Created in 1853 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., potato chips were originally meant to be a prank in response to a surly customer complaining about his potato fries being "too thick," but their thin, crisp qualities turned out to be something very different than a joke. "Saratoga chips" instantly became a hit, and their popularity traveled from upstate New York to all around the country. By the 1920s they had become a well-known and popular snack, and potato chip manufacturing companies starting popping up everywhere in the culinary industry.
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While potato chips seem like a simple fry-job, they're actually quite a complex kitchen project. The potato is a mysterious creature, made up of starches and carbohydrates that make the alchemy of cooking one a tricky task. While something like mashing boiled potatoes can be an easy feat, frying them sliced and getting the
Flickr/ Boston ColonnadeEvery weekend, the question is the same: Where should I go drinking? But in the summer, the question is slightly different: Where can I go drinking and cool off? As the temperatures rise, the 21-and-over crowds seek recreational bars that aren't filled with heaping masses of sweating bodies (here's looking at you, New York bars).Read More »from America's Best Poolside Bars
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We considered the pools, location, décor, and cocktails when picking through America's best poolside bars; although cannonballs and pool toys may be discouraged at these bars, relaxation and partying are not. Click ahead to find America's hottest - or rather, coolest - poolside bars for your mid-afternoon daydreaming excursion. After all, everyone needs a little vacation.
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No. 50 Beach Club at The Montauk Beach House, Montauk, N.Y.
A relative newcomer to the party scene in the Hamptons, The Montauk Beach House's atmosphere is more chic and sophisticated than red Solo cups and
Vegetarian TimesBreakfast really is the most important meal of the day. According to Mayo Clinic nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky, eating breakfast every day can help quell hunger pangs throughout the day and reduce the risk of overeating to compensate for the missed meal. Eating breakfast can also help to regulate insulin levels and help you feel peppier throughout the day, instead of droopy like a flat of wilted basil - and nobody wants to feel like that.Read More »from 5 Healthy and Delicious Breakfast Ideas
Moreover, eating a healthy breakfast may motivate you to keep making the right choices for the rest of the day - even if they're seemingly insignificant ones, like choosing whole-wheat bread over white, or having a cup of fruit and yogurt instead of some chips as a between-meal snack. Eating breakfast sets the right tone for the rest of the day.
So, create a fresh, new routine with these recipes. Go ahead. You'll never go back.
Ginger Berry Smoothie Recipe
You can't go wrong with this health-conscious combo: Ginger is great for digestion while berries
Elaina SamardzijaThere's the cupcake craze. There's the burger obsession. There's the bacon-on-everything mania. And then, thankfully, in direct opposition to all of these things, there's the kale craze. People can't seem to get enough of kale chips, kale salad, kale and bean soup, kale slaw - you get the idea.Read More »from The Ultimate Guide to Kale
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And that's great. Because kale is really, really healthy for you. It's a great source of vitamins A and C as well as manganese, and it is nearly unrivalled as a source of vitamin K, a primary agent in helping blood coagulate. It is also a good source of antioxidants, has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, and is a good source of LDL cholesterol-lowering fiber. What's not to like?
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While we would probably all agree that we should be eating more kale, approaching the vegetable for the first time can be a bit confusing. What type of kale should you get? What does a good bunch of kale look like? And once
Combine two timeless favorites: tacos and soup! Chicken taco soup is easy to prepare and sure to satisfy. You get all the flavors of a taco without any of the mess! Bake up a batch of cornbread to go with it and you're good to go!Read More »from Come Out of Your Shell with Chicken Taco Soup
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken, cooked and shredded
2 cups cooked kidney beans
2 cups prepared salsa
6 cups chicken stock
1 packet taco seasoning
2 cups tortilla chips, crushed
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1. Combine chicken, beans, salsa, stock and seasoning in a 2-quart soup pot.
2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat until soup is simmering.
3. Let cook for 15 to 20 minutes so flavors blend well.
4. Serve and top each bowl of soup with crushed tortilla chips.
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