There are so many reasons to love these brownies: They’re stuffed with Oreos. They’re like Thin Mints in fudgy dessert form. They’re topped with googly candy eyes. They’re delightfully kitschy and absurd. And you can’t fail at making them.
To be honest, these Swamp Thing Brownies happened serendipitously. I had a package of mint Oreos, and they were too dangerous to keep around, just sitting on my shelf, tempting me. I needed to turn them into a dessert I could shareread more
I’ve never been peach picking. I only eat peaches two or three times a year, max. So it only makes sense that when a friend suggested we drive an hour out to a farm in New Jersey to fill baskets with peaches that’d go bad in a week if I didn’t eat them immediately, I said, “OMG, yes! How’s Saturday?!”
I’d figure out what to do with those peaches later, as I stared at a massive serving bowl overflowing with 40 of the fuzzy fruit. My friend, Meggy, had 63.
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, thingread more
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 shaperead more
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 healthierread more
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.
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, hitread more
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 pretzelsread more
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 withread more