Category Archives: Food

5 Hangouts That Should Exist In Every City

Most of the time, when you go out, it’s clustered into one of three scenarios: restaurant, bar, or other. With the ‘other’ being bowling, mini golf, movies, or something along those lines — often too pricey to do on the regular, and featuring pretty sub-par food (if any at all), so you usually fall back on food, booze, or some combination of the two.

Recently, though, there’s been a rise in more mixed-purpose hangouts that blur the lines between eatery and well, thing

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How to Make a Diet Coke Cake (or Any Soda Can Cake, Really)

I can’t be the only one who’s suddenly wanted to make a Diet Coke cake, right? Right?! Well, give me a second to explain myself.

I can’t blame Duff Goldman or Cupcake Wars or even Food Network in general for my unbearable desire to get in way over my head (or go full-on kitsch) when it comes to baking. It’s always been who I am.

As a kid, I’d turn bundts into volcanoes, with rivers of red buttercream “lava” for my brother’s birthday. I’d shape

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Toasted Coconut & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are my go-to “feel productive” project. Whenever I’m spinning my wheels or feeling stuck on an issue, I take a break to pull out flour, butter, sugar and eggs, and get mixing. Oatmeal chocolate chip are my specialty — largely because they’re my husband Nate’s favorite, and because I continually try to trick myself into thinking the oats make them healthier

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5 Crazy Foods to Try This Year

Between working at Delish and considering ‘eating’ one of my top hobbies, I’ve gotten to try a lot of crazy, over-the-top foods this year. I feel seriously spoiled, and out of all of the dishes I’ve tried, some stand out as clear winners (others are more WTF?!).

Here are the ones I can’t get out of my head, and I’m basically begging you to try them too, so we can collectively geek out over each one.

Zucchini Spaghetti Is One Feel-Good Dinner

Spiralizers always seemed a little snake oil-ish to me. They promise to turn any vegetable into faux-pasta, but I just couldn’t believe it. Texturally, maybe, but taste-wise? Fuhgettaboutit.

Then I received a handheld spiralizer. It sat in my cupboard for months, until one day, while trying to eat like Gwyneth Paltrow (cooking entirely from her book, which included a zucchini cacio e pepe recipe), I finally busted it out.

How to Roast A Turkey Using A Slow Cooker

When I first heard you could roast a turkey breast — bone-in and all — in a slow cooker, I was more than a little skeptical. I’ve tried my fair share of Pinterest DIYs and life hacks touted online to know that at best, most are “roughly” accurate. As in, technically they work, but the end result is just different enough that it may not be what you want.

Prime example: Baking bread in a slow cooker. If you’re expecting a perfectly crusty loaf of sourdough, hit

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Ranch-Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower

Ranch makes everything better. There, I said it. Although anyone who’s ever spoken to me may not be surprised by that. I douse it on everything, I dip it on fries, I even wrote an ode to the salad dressing.

Lately, I’ve been really into cooking with ranch seasoning and figuring out ways to use that little packet to liven up just about any dish, from soft pretzels

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Accidentally Awesome Fudge Pecan Pie Bars

When it comes to Thanksgiving pies, only one matters in my family’s household: Chocolate pudding pie. It’s my dad’s specialty; so coveted he has to make two whole desserts (plus several pudding cups) to keep us from stabbing each other with forks, fighting for each morsel.

I’m only just barely exaggerating here.

The only one safe from the pudding pie melee is my brother, Tyler, who prefers pecan to anything else. He’s woefully outnumbered and typically content with

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Turkey Cheese Dip Is The Perfect Winter Appetizer

I’ve been obsessed with tracking down the recipe for a friend-of-a-friend’s turkey cheese dip ever since I first tried it when I was 12 at a holiday party. It was just the right combination of gooey, melty cheese, crusty sourdough (it was served in a bread bowl, after all) and fresh, white meat turkey. My family had lost touch with the neighbor who first made it, and after tearing apart our house, the recipe itself seemed to have vanished with her, so this year, I set out to create

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What’s the Deal with Bulletproof Coffee?

People have been buzzing about bulletproof coffee — AKA adding butter and/or oil to your java — for a few years now, but the more I interview people for Delish.com, the more often it keeps bubbling up. (Go ahead, facepalm at my bad pun; I’m sure I have more percolating.)

It came up again last week, while talking to SEC Nation host Tim Tebow about his favorite foods, and my furrowed brow must have given me away as a Person Who’s Mildly Perturbed By the Idea of Putting

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