• Bewitching Tea Latte



    Autumn is coming, and here is your new favorite cold weather beverage. Our chai tea latte is rich and flavorful, not too sweet, and can be spiked with liquor. You'll like this drink so much, you'll throw it over ice and enjoy it during the summer months, too! Brew this up for your friends when they come over to watch Witches of East End.

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    Ingredients:

    4 cups of hot water

    6 spiced chai tea bags

    ¼ cup honey

    ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    4 cups original soy milk (or regular milk)

    ½ cup vanilla vodka (optional)

    ½ cup Kahlua (optional)

    Directions:

    In a large pitcher, steep the tea bags, the honey, and the cinnamon in the hot water for 10 minutes. On the cooktop, heat the milk and vanilla to a simmer. Be careful not to boil the milk. (This is a trick that leads to a treat!)

    After the tea has finished steeping, remove the tea bags and add it to the milk on the stove. Let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes until all the flavors

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  • Homemade ChipWITCHES



    Even witches crave ice cream. It's a proven witch fact. Satisfy your inner witch with these decadent homemade ice cream sandwiches. Instead of the ol' fashion chocolate chip cookie, we've spiced ours up with a gingersnap and two types of ice cream. When it comes to ice cream, it's go big or go home!

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    Ingredients:

    ¾ cup salted butter, room temperature

    ¾ cup brown sugar

    ¼ cup unsulphured molasses

    1 egg

    ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

    2 cups all purpose flour

    ½ teaspoon baking soda

    ¼ teaspoon salt

    1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

    1 teaspoon ground ginger

    ½ teaspoon ground cloves

    ¼ cup crystalized ginger, chopped

    1 cup granulated white sugar

    ½ teaspoon coarse salt

    1 pint vanilla ice cream

    1 pint Ben and Jerry's Phish Food ice cream

    Mini chocolate chips

    Directions:

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream the butter and the brown sugar together using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add in the molasses, egg, and

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  • Kerry Acker


    Treat yo'self to a Pawnee-themed evening with our recipes

    We've got tons of great meal ideas on our Parks and Rec TV Dinner menu, most of them Ron Swanson-related (Bacon Deviled Eggs! Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp! Rib-Eye Steaks!). But--c'mon--how great does waffles-for-dinner sound? (And Crispy Cornmeal-Bacon Waffles would make for an excellent Ron Swanson-Leslie Knope mashup. After all, as Leslie says, "We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, and work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn't matter, but work is third.").

    But we could also do up some fry-fry chicky-chick in honor of Tom Haverford. Or have a calzone as we dream about Ben and his amazing butt.

    Then again, I might cave from all the food pressure and just have a glass of Lagavulin and some bananas. Because bananas and Ron Swanson.

    What are you guys eating and drinking to celebrate?

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  • Joanne Camas


    We never rest, you know. We're constantly adding recipes to our database, researching and writing primers and guides, and generally keeping up with new digital developments related to food and drink.

    Here, four destinations we've enjoyed this week:

    The Guardian has a new widget called Roll Your Vice, designed to show how much you can save by skipping that expensive morning coffee or bringing your lunch to work. You select a category (or enter your own), add the price, and hit the button to find out how much that change would net you in savings each year. Depressing or cool, depending on your willpower.

    See more: Indulgent, Delicious Breakfasts

    You might want to start putting those savings from coffee or lunch into a jar, because in November you'll be introduced to Prep Pad, a cool new kitchen scale. "The user specifies what foodstuff/liquid they are weighing in the app, either by manually selecting it within the app, or scanning a product barcode, or there's also

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  • Do you ever find yourself completely famished while watching one of your favorite television shows or movies from True Blood to Downton Abbey to Star Trek? Well, apparently you are not alone since there is a whole market dedicated to cookbooks inspired by popular entertainment on the big and small screen. You can make zabaglione like the Sopranos, bake up some Sandtrooper Sandies a la Star Wars, or Foolproof Macaroni from the ladies of Desperate Housewives. The recipes are delicious and so much fun - especially remember the shows and movies that inspired them! Click through for 7 awesome cookbooks inspired by your favorite TV and movies! -By Sunny Chanel

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  • Do you know what my biggest pet peeve as a dietitian (and a health nut) is? Low-fat peanut butter. (See that play on words I did there? Health nut? No?) The fat in peanut butter is the good kind of fat. If you don't like peanut butter that's one thing, but if you avoid it because you fear the fat content, fear no more. A single serving of peanut butter (2 Tbsp.) provides approximately 8 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. Of the 16 grams of fat in a serving, about 12 grams come from the healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated forms of fat. Peanut butter is also a good source of vitamin E, niacin, and manganese, among other vitamins and minerals. While peanut butter has been a pantry staple as far back as most of us can remember, it's not the only nut butter in town these days. Butters made from other nuts stack up nutritionally against peanut butter, sometimes even surpassing it depending on the ingredient list. So set your fat fears aside and start digging into a jar of the

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  • At Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.

    Today: Get in touch with your inner child with homemade cereal treats -- no recipe required.

    How to Make Cereal Treats Without a Recipe from Food52

    Back in my elementary school bake sale days, one confection reigned supreme: Rice Krispie Treats. Their hands-on and carefree creation was an after-school activity, a pre-dinner party, or a just-before-bedtime reward. We'd double the amount of marshmallow and cut them into squares the size of our heads, creating a finished product that no 4th grader could resist. Our fingers would be gooey and our faces tinged with residual marshmallow streaks. When I brought them to the sale, I always sold out first.

    >>RELATED: Make your own marshmallows: Chocolate-Cinnamon Marshmallows.

    I may not be in 4th grade anymore, but my love for this classic hasn't faded. In fact, I think it has grown because they are one

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  • For tomato lovers, there is no better time of year than late July through September.For tomato lovers, there is no better time of year than late July through September.For tomato lovers, there is no better time of year than late July through September. Also known has the heavenly tomato months (OK, I may have made that up), but it is when tomatoes are in season and taste the best. Yes, you can get them year round, but they don't have that incredible flavor that you get with heirloom and vine-ripened tomatoes.

    Most tomatoes from the farmers' market really only need a sprinkle of good quality salt when they are perfectly ripe - anything more dilutes the lovely flavor of them. However, they can also be used in a variety of dishes that taste infinitely better when made with fresh tomatoes in season. When shopping, look for tomatoes that are firm but with a slight give and without blemishes or bruises. And please, do not commit the sin of refrigerating them. They should be kept at room temperature, otherwise they will turn mealy in the cold and lose their flavor.

    Tomatoes are not only tasty but also incredibly healthy: They are full of the carotenoid

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  • The Pioneer WomanThe Pioneer WomanLike it or not, we're living in the "Era of the Blog." In a country where just about everyone has the ability, with the click of a mouse, to not only consume but create content, it seems like anyone with an opinion to voice has taken to their laptop and started a blog. This is obviously nothing new (as anyone who used to have a Xanga account can tell you), but the fact alone that anyone, anywhere, can set up a platform and instantly reach millions of readers is one worth celebrating. So for the fourth year running, we're ranking the top food-oriented blogs, ranked according to readership and social media following.

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    There's plenty of time to argue the merits of what makes a food blog great, be it the amount of breaking news, quality of the recipes, layout, industry usefulness, or wide appeal, but for today's (and previous years') purposes, we took a very objective approach: we tracked down nearly 200 leading food blogs, using "best-of" lists from sites

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  • Ben and Jerry's GraveyardBen and Jerry's GraveyardHigh on a hilltop overlooking the Ben & Jerry's plant in Waterbury, Vt., is a small plot of land surrounded by a picket fence. Inside, tree limbs cast ominous shadows over a collection of nearly 30 gravestones, each bearing a solemn epitaph. This admittedly spooky place is none other than the Flavor Graveyard, the final resting place for notable flavors that have been cast aside.

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    These flavors found their way into the graveyard for reasons as varied as the flavors themselves. Some were longtime favorites whose popularity declined over the years (Devil's Food Chocolate); others popped up to take advantage of a fad or trend that quickly faded (Makin' Whoopie Pie). Still others were released with high hopes but just didn't sell (Peanut Butter and Jelly). Some were made only available in scoop shops (White Russian). And while once in a blue moon a flavor is taken out of retirement, the vast majority of these flavors will never see the light

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