- Epicurious.com | Spring Celebrations | Wed, Mar 7, 2012 4:11 PM EST | Comments
by Carolina Santos-Neves, Epicurious.com...Read More »
For many of us, it's just not Easter without a chocolate bunny in our basket. With all the options in the supermarket, we wanted to find a hollow milk chocolate bunny that would satisfy both kids and adults-without breaking the bank (this isn't the year for $100 mail-order bunnies). We purchased eight brands, with and without foil. All are available at drugstores or supermarkets, with the exception of Godiva (sold online or at its boutique stores). Prices ranged from $3.29 to $23.50.
Related: The Epicurious Guide to Easter
Methodology: In the blind taste test, nine judges compared the appearance, flavor, and consistency of the bunnies. We then ranked them according to the standard Epicurious four-fork rating system. One Epi Top Pick emerged from the group, earning a three-and-a-half-fork rating.
Epi Top Pick: Lindt Milk Chocolate Bunny
($4.50 per 3.5 oz. bunny)
Pros: Dressed in intensely yellow-gold foil and a red bow,
- Food52 | Spring Celebrations | Thu, Mar 15, 2012 3:02 PM EDT | Comments
Today: St. Patrick's Day gets spring fever.
Corned beef and cabbage never really had a fighting chance.
As St. Patrick's Day rolls in with the last days of winter, we're already itching for a little excitement (this might explain the green beer).
While it's a dish that's comforting in its reverent plainness, that's about the best it could hope for -- until now.
Enter Suzanne Goin, a chef more synonymous with sunny California farmers' markets and Mediterranean cooking than economic meats and carbs. (Her restaurant in L.A. is named after a French olive -- who is she to tell us how to make our Irish-American stew?)
But perhaps that's just what corned beef and cabbage was waiting for all this time: a little...Read More »
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Spring Celebrations | Thu, Mar 15, 2012 2:26 PM EDT | Comments
It's the biggest pizza party on the planet. The International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas played host to pie-makers, restaurant owners, and food product innovators from around the world this week. The annual convention features competitions (best pizza-related tattoos, top dough tosser), panels (Stromboli 101, delivery fee debates) and a smattering of Vegas impersonators. But mainly, it serves as a stage for the exotic, odd and incredible pizza trends for the coming year. Check out some of the buzziest toppings from exhibitors at the three-day expo....Read More »
- Real Simple Magazine | Spring Celebrations | Tue, Mar 13, 2012 6:54 PM EDT | Comments
Recipes for party-worthy finger foods that take 20 minutes or less from start to finish.
By Real Simple Staff
Incredibly simple to make, just-from-the-oven cheese quesadillas are always a crowd pleaser.
Serves 8 | Hands-On Time: 10m | Total Time: 15m
-8 8-inch flour tortillas
-2 cups (8 ounces) grated Monterey Jack
-1 12-ounce container refrigerated store-bought salsa
-Place 2 tortillas on a baking sheet and sprinkle ½ cup of the cheese evenly over each. Top with 2 more tortillas.
-Broil until golden and crisp, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
-Repeat with the remaining tortillas and cheese.
-Cut into triangles and serve with the salsa.
Calories Per Serving: 237
Related: 10 Store-Bought Best Party Appetizers
Chickpea and Mint Crostini
In this no-cook recipe, combine chickpeas with juicy pomegranate seeds and chopped mint for a bright, fresh topping.
Serves 8 | Hands-On Time: 10m | Total Time: 10m
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- Food52 | Spring Celebrations | Tue, Mar 13, 2012 4:32 PM EDT | Comments
There are many reasons to celebrate this Saturday: it's the weekend, it's St. Patrick's Day, and it's the beginning of spring. Dust off those baskets, those blankets, and those sunglasses -- and grab a few beers. You deserve a long, leisurely picnic out in the sun; an afternoon nap is optional, but recommended.
Probably not the sort of flapjacks you have in mind, these are what all granola bars aspire to be. Chewy, crispy and rich with butter, these oatmeal squares (or wedges, like ours) are made with golden syrup (the British answer to maple syrup, only milder), rolled oats, and a variety of seeds (pumpkin, sesame and sunflower). - Amanda & Merrill
Serves 9-20 depending on greediness...Read More »
1 cup butter
2/3 cups sugar