When it comes to nostalgic meals from your childhood, waffles and grilled cheese sandwiches oozing with flavor are two staples that probably come to mind. Because any great food can always be made even better, we’ve combined these two classics and created a sandwich you can enjoy around the clock. Layered with meat, cheese, and a tart kick of cranberry sauce, this elevated grilled cheese is a guaranteed fan favorite. Watch the video above and be sure to try it for your next Sunday brunch at home.
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Summer is nearly here, which means you should be spending much more time sipping margaritas on lawn chairs and much less time scrubbing dishes in the kitchen. These recipes take advantage of colorfully delicious Summer produce – and the best part is you’ll only have one pot to wash after making them.
Using canned tomatoes for pasta is totally fine most of the year, but once Summer rolls around, fresh tomatoes are the way to go. Fresh, juicy tomatoes go well with any type of pasta, whether that’s a cold pasta salad for a picnic or a cheesy pasta dinner with roasted tomatoes. Ahead, get inspired to put your tomatoes to good use with 20 irresistible pasta recipes that incorporate the summertime fruit.
An Oreo and peanut butter ice cream sandwich is basically the dream dessert, which is why it’s so exciting that it exists! But, before you get your hopes up, know that there’s a catch – it only launched in the UK. I know, I know. We Americans have a pretty serious obsession with both peanut butter and also Oreos, so it only seems fair that we’d get to experience this epic new product, too. Right now, it only seems to be sold at a grocery store called Sainsbury’s in the UK. Lucky fans who have tried the Oreo peanut butter ice cream sandwich claim it’s “ridiculously amazing,” and we can agree without even tasting it for ourselves. Here’s hoping the Oreo gods hear our plea and bring this frozen treat over to the US, but for now, we’ll stick with other ingenious Oreo desserts like Oreo cinnamon rolls.
Millennial pink is so on trend that it has splashed its way into home decor, beauty products, and even activewear. That’s all very exciting, but wouldn’t you be happier if someone said you could not only admire the pleasant color but eat and drink it, too? With these pretty-in-pink recipes, you can do both.
It’s not every day you get to eat a spectacular re-creation of the very last meal served on board the Titanic before it sank in 1912, but I got to do just that. The dinner, hosted by the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ, and prepared by Donatella Arpaia, Alex Guarnaschelli, and a team of chefs, served as a kickoff for the center’s Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit, which opened Oct. 31, 2015.
The 10-course meal was served over the span of about three hours with a string quartet playing on the side, similarly to how it would have been done on the Titanic itself. Alex and Donatella introduced each course and provided insight on the preparation along with tidbits about what dining on the Titanic was like. Alex was quick to point out that the staff on the boat had little regard for cost and seasonality when it came to preparing the food.
“As a chef who’s always worrying about food cost . . . there was no food cost on the Titanic. . . . Why wouldn’t you just have bone marrow laying around on a boat?” she quipped about the fifth course. She and Donatella also added that peaches for the dessert on that fateful voyage were flown in from Africa and quail was imported from Egypt, because Titanic promised the best of the best for its first-class passengers – though second-class passengers ate very well too, from what we were told.
The meal served at the event followed as closely as possible to the original one served in 1912, though the chefs did say that the original recipe for the Waldorf Pudding in the 10th course went down with the ship – but I can’t complain, because the current rendition was amazing and probably my favorite thing I ate all night . . . followed closely by the filet mignon that was soft as butter. Scroll through to get the full dining experience, and if you’re in the area, be sure to check out the Titanic artifacts on display at the science center now.
Hello there, friend. I’m here to talk to you today about a topic near and dear to my heart: Jeff Goldblum. And also sausage. But mostly Jeff Goldblum. As if the silver fox’s many talents (including his proclivity for smooth jazz) weren’t already endearing enough, he went and opened his own food truck – under the appropriate moniker of “Chef Goldblum’s,” naturally.
The food truck, from which a better-with-age Goldblum hand-delivered sausages, handshakes, and happiness, is located on the streets of Sydney. The truck is reportedly part of a publicity stunt for a mysterious new project that Goldblum is currently filming in Australia. And while, yes, I’m curious about the project . . . I’m far more curious about the likelihood that I’ll be able to consume lunch prepared by the jazz-piano-strengthened-hands of Goldblum here in the US.
Unfortunately, since it seems location-specific, the odds are slim. But I’m not giving up hope – in my experience, food, uhhh, finds a way. And that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy photos of a beaming Goldblum delivering lunch to happy Australian passersby. Scroll on to experience the joy of Chef Goldblum!
At the top of your list of what to pack for a trip should be something very important: snacks. Because let’s face it – airplane food is not the best (there’s a reason Gordon Ramsay would never eat it). Packing your favorite homemade snacks ensures you won’t suffer from midflight hunger, and you’ll have more energy to get through a long travel day. Skip the store-bought junk on your next trip and opt for filling snacks like smoky almonds, baked kale chips, chocolate peanut butter bites, and more homemade snacks that are fit for a plane.
Your zodiac sign says a whole lot about you, like what lingerie you should wear and what kind of sex you should be having. While your star sign doesn’t necessarily dictate how you live your everyday life, it can be a good indicator of certain choices you might make – like what you should grab at Starbucks in the morning. We pulled together what we think might be the ideal drink for each sign of the zodiac, and if you ended up with something that isn’t what you normally get and maybe have never had before, we recommend trying it. We think you might like it.
Starbucks is opening a new Starbucks Reserve Roastery location, and it’s going to be epic! The four-story coffee shop will open in Chicago in 2019, and it’s going to be the ultimate pit stop for serious Starbucks fans only. In case you haven’t experienced the Starbucks Reserve Roastery before, just know that it’s essentially a coffee-lover’s Disneyland, and it serves specialty craft coffees that you won’t find at your average Starbucks.
The new Reserve location in Chicago, which will be in a retail space on North Michigan Avenue, will be the third one in the US, following the original Roastery in Seattle, which opened in 2014, and the upcoming Roastery in New York City, which is on track to open in 2018.
Visitors who make their way to the Chicago Reserve Roastery can expect a “fully sensorial coffee environment dedicated to roasting, brewing and packaging its rare, small-batch Starbucks Reserve coffees from around the world,” according to a statement from Starbucks. “Tailored to the Chicago customer, the interactive four-story, 43,000-square-foot space will also be designed to bring coffee craft to life by offering multiple brewing methods, specialty Reserve beverages and mixology.” Essentially, if you take your coffee more seriously than you do just about anything else, this is the ultimate destination.
Starbucks Executive Chairman and former CEO Howard Schultz explained why this location is extraspecial, saying, “Having opened our first Starbucks store in Chicago nearly 30 years ago, our first outside of Seattle, this is a very special city for me. At the time, it was a true test for Starbucks because the Chicago customer is so savvy and discerning about their coffee.”
Starbucks might not typically be on your Chicago sightseeing list, but we have a feeling it will be now.