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It's exactly like the frozen version of Flav•R•Ice except inedible, disgusting, with notes of vaseline and lube.
It's exactly like the frozen version of Flav•R•Ice except inedible, disgusting, with notes of vaseline and lube.
about 1 hour ago
Sweet potato is one of those flavours that I think one day could become mainstream in the Western candy world. After all, North Americans have been making sweet potato dishes with marshmallows and brown sugar for years now. The sweet p...
Sweet potato is one of those flavours that I think one day could become mainstream in the Western candy world. After all, North Americans have been making sweet potato dishes with marshmallows and brown sugar for years now. The sweet potato (as the name says) is a welcome addition to the sweets family. I just think we have to open these doors a little wider, and see what kind of sweet treats they're making in Asia. I also think this tuber would offer us some great versions of classic treats. How about sweet potato Pez, or sweet potato Jolly Ranchers, I even think that a sweet potato gummy bear would be fantastic. So open your heart, and sweet tooth, to this awesome little vegetable.Click here to read our latest sweet potato review.CC
about 3 hours ago
Oh mah gah. I am dying to tell you about these waffles. They are pure insanity, in the best way ever. This is an autumn recipe if I’ve ever seen one and it just screams chilly weather and sweaters and cuddles by the fire. It’s all-encom...
Oh mah gah. I am dying to tell you about these waffles. They are pure insanity, in the best way ever. This is an autumn recipe if I’ve ever seen one and it just screams chilly weather and sweaters and cuddles by the fire. It’s all-encompassing for fall. Yeah. It’s fall. I just said autumn up there to try and be fancy. Which I’m not. So. I totally found this recipe at my mom’s house. She is the type of mom who still cuts out recipe newspaper clippings and hoards the entire food section of every piece of news that she reads. She still calls me and asks “did you see this in the paper today?” to which I have to remind her that no, I’m way too much of a millennial and don’t even get a newspaper. Which I hate. I want to get a newspaper but I’m afraid it will just got to waste and we will continue to read everything online. Life decisions. Anyhoo, this recipe was not in a newspaper, but was in the most recent version of the American Spoon catalog. If you’ve been here awhile you’ve heard me wax (un)poetic about how much we loooooove their products and how we’ve been buying them for years when we go to northern Michigan. My grandpa even sends me orders as gifts for Christmas and what not which is the best thing ever. So this was one of those recipes that I saw and immediately needed to make. I mean, seriously – immediately. However, I couldn’t. I was leaving on a jet plane in less than twelve hours and unless I felt like gorging myself with a second dinner, it wasn’t happening. I was truly afraid I may forget about them. I didn’t. Actually, I couldn’t wait to get home and make a batch. I thought about them alllll weekend. And they were the first thing I made come Monday morning. The first pumpkin recipe that’s graced my kitchen (aside from another boozy shake which you’ll hear about later) this season… and definitely not the last. But. The thing is that it was not about the pumpkin for me. I actually forgot that the recipe even called for pumpkin waffles and had totally planned on making some plain old ones. It was all about the butternut and obviously, the bacon, and the fact that the butternut and the bacon were combined and the fact that the freaking butternut and bacon were in SYRUP. What. How does this happen. On second thought, I decided that I’d keep the pumpkin spice waffles. The photo just looked so dang good and the flavor combination sounded pretty fab. I didn’t want to screw it up, even though I did end up leaving off the pepitas because I simply didn’t have any in my pantry. Which is insane. I have EVERYTHING in my pantry. It’s like hoarders for food bloggers. It’s embarrassing and disgusting and wonderful and awful all at the same time. Yet, no pepitas. Shocking. (You can imagine what’s first on my grocery list.) The waffles? GAH. So good. I adapted this waffle recipe from my friend Kristen – you whip the egg whites first and fold them into the waffle batter. They are super fluffy and just fantastic. Let me tell you something else about these waffles too. I ate them this past weekend while I was in Utah and on top, had a big dollop of a whipped yogurt topping and lots of berries. The whipped yogurt topping seriously blew my mind. It was greek yogurt folded into freshly whipped cream with a tiny bit of sugar. to die for. I’m thinking about adding bourbon to it. But this isn’t about that, so I’ll stop. These waffles are so darn good, even if I did completely overfill my waffle maker and create a gigantic disaster the first go round. They are fluffy but a bit crisp on the outside and full of autumn flavor. The whole syrup idea still completely throws me for a loop because the flavor combination is explosive. I am the weird person that doesn’t really care for maple syrup on my pancakes and waffles but this is one big fat exception. Dude, this is like a real meal. This is ten times better than breakfast. It’s definitely more like breakfast for dinner, or brunch with cocktails, or an eat-your-emotions marathon. The
about 7 hours ago
Blooms Candy and Soda Pop Shop featured some scary themed soft drinks (pictured above) recently, I've never thought about scary drinks, but it makes sense.Speaking of drinks for Halloween, for all of you adults that want to skip the cand...
Blooms Candy and Soda Pop Shop featured some scary themed soft drinks (pictured above) recently, I've never thought about scary drinks, but it makes sense.Speaking of drinks for Halloween, for all of you adults that want to skip the candy and go straight for the booze, this might be a good game plan.Glow in the dark Cheetos packages are OK, glow in the dark Cheetos would be awesome.If you're planning a trip to Disneyland for Halloween, you can pick up some pretty sweet looking treats as the park.As always, M&M's are offering some unique custom candy designs for Halloween, I wonder if I could put a severed head on my M&M's?Hershey's has got some pretty good looking treats for this Halloween season, I'm particularly interested in the Jolly Rancher Caramel Apple Flavor Lollipops.If you own a candy store, or are a candy maker, and you're doing something for Halloween, let us know and we'll be glad to include you in a future Halloween Link-O-Rama.CC
1 day ago
Gummy Bear Tug-of-War Tees by candycritic View Gummy T-Shirts online at zazzle When gummy bears play games, it's often fun to watch and a good time for all. That is unless the game happens to be tug-of-war, because that always ends badl...
Gummy Bear Tug-of-War Tees by candycritic View Gummy T-Shirts online at zazzle When gummy bears play games, it's often fun to watch and a good time for all. That is unless the game happens to be tug-of-war, because that always ends badly.Buying one of these T-shirts helps support this site, and helps us buy more gummy bears to torture.CC
1 day ago
1. These are seriously the most insane waffle sandwiches I’ve ever seen. Love so much. 2. Yesterday I made a pie. And I didn’t lose it. Didn’t throw anything, including a plate or a tantrum. Remember when I attempted th...
1. These are seriously the most insane waffle sandwiches I’ve ever seen. Love so much. 2. Yesterday I made a pie. And I didn’t lose it. Didn’t throw anything, including a plate or a tantrum. Remember when I attempted this THREE freaking years ago? Well I still used Mother Lovett’s recipe but this time… it worked. 3. This combo is my new favorite snack: plain yogurt, dark chocolate, pistachios, mint, honey and oranges. Yeah. Still can’t get over my pistachio fever. 4. I’m dying to get my hands on the pumpkin body butter from Trader Joe’s that you all keep telling me about… but does that warrant a 40-minute drive to the store? I think so. #priorities 5. Majorly crushing on this one. She is probably one of the coolest people I’ve ever met and so darn REAL. I also want to eat every single thing on her blog. Yes, even the vegetables. She loves butter so it’s okay. 6. Coming up later this week is our FIVE year anniversary and last night we both sort of realized that it popped up quickly and wow… what are we going to do to celebrate? I think we really just want to lay on the couch and watch movies. Hmmm. 7. TV thoughts!! Nashville: loving it and my heart is breaking. Oh Deacon!! Eeek. I really like how they move quickly on the show. For the most part, they don’t drag things out and I love that. Oh but can I just say that the flashback of young Rayna and Deacon was… funny. Also, I still want Connie Britton to be my best friend. She is so damn loveable. Oh and Oliver Hudson now?! Um, it’s like my two worlds have collided: Dawson’s Creek + Nashville. 8. As for Homeland, I’m ready to for them to ramp it up. Claire Danes is so insanely talented – even if you aren’t a fan I don’t think that can be denied. I’m really just wondering where the heck Mike (I mean Shane Oman) is. What are you thinking about it so far? Oh and I’m so excited that the Walking Dead is coming back this weekend, except for some unknown reason I feel an attachment to those characters and I’m just waiting to see who dies this season. I can’t take it. I seriously need a life. Detach me. 9. Whatcha reading right now? I’m going to start this book which is definitely a deviation from my usual, but after nudges from friends telling me it’s incredible and my intense obsession with american history, especially presidential history (waiting with baited breath for the killing kennedy special in november (hello rob lowe!)), I think I will probably love it. I actually went in to college as a history major. What? 10. If Karen from Mean Girls had Instagram. I can’t. 11. I know I flaked for the last few weeks of summer but since September I’ve been updating the weekly menu below. What are you having for dinner tonight? ©2012 How Sweet It Is
1 day ago
Reviewers for both Booklist and Kirkus have awarded CANDY: A CENTURY OF PANIC AND PLEASURE the coveted star! Kirkus (starred review): “Though the subject matter may be fluffy, the treatment is substantive and significant, represent...
Reviewers for both Booklist and Kirkus have awarded CANDY: A CENTURY OF PANIC AND PLEASURE the coveted star! Kirkus (starred review): “Though the subject matter may be fluffy, the treatment is substantive and significant, representing an important contribution to the literature about what, and how, we eat in 21st-century America.” Read the full Kirkus review here Booklist (starred review): “…lively, engaging, and deliciously descriptive….With a helpful heaping of information in every verbal bite, this fascinating social and culinary history gives readers a deeper understanding of the powerful forces at work behind the brightly colored wrappers.” Read the full Booklist review here Filed under: Uncategorized
1 day ago
David Lebovitz is a master of sweets – and a master of making me drool onto my keyboard. Check out his recipe for a salted butter chocolate sauce that looks like it would be good with just about anything.
David Lebovitz is a master of sweets – and a master of making me drool onto my keyboard. Check out his recipe for a salted butter chocolate sauce that looks like it would be good with just about anything.
1 day ago
I made these chocolate crosses for my nephew's 1st Holy Communion. They were made using colored candy melts, and they are not very difficult to make.
I made these chocolate crosses for my nephew's 1st Holy Communion. They were made using colored candy melts, and they are not very difficult to make.
1 day ago
Halloween is hitting us like a storm, I mean only a little while ago I was craving Popsicles, and now I'm craving a gumball that bleeds when I bite into it. As some of you may or may not know, I'm actually not a big fan of Halloween its...
Halloween is hitting us like a storm, I mean only a little while ago I was craving Popsicles, and now I'm craving a gumball that bleeds when I bite into it. As some of you may or may not know, I'm actually not a big fan of Halloween itself. I rarely go out, I don't really like wearing costumes, but I do give out candy when I can (so I'm not that big a Scrooge). Even though I don't really care for Halloween itself, I do really like the candy that comes along with it. The month leading up to Halloween is so much fun, new treats come out, and most are stranger than the next. I also like the few days after Halloween when the candy goes on sale too.So until Halloween comes and goes, I'm going to focus on showing off some Halloween stuff. I'm combing the internet for videos and old candy advertisements all about Halloween. And I'm calling upon everybody that has something cool (candy related) to share about this holiday to come forward. If you have a cool Halloween candy thing to share, let me know. I'll post as many of them as I can on our Twitter feed, and on this blog. If you own a candy store, or are a candy maker, and you have a cool Halloween trick or treat to share, I'd love to hear about it. Even if you aren't in the candy business and you just know a great trick (or treat) let me know.CC
2 days ago