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How to Smoke Garlic (Smoked Garlic Recipe)

How to Make Homemade Striped Pasta

Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich

Food, Recipes

Marbled Chinese Tea Eggs

Marbled Chinese Tea Eggs Recipe

Chinese tea eggs are basically the fabergé egg snack you never asked for. Also called soy sauce eggs or marbled tea eggs, Chinese tea eggs are a delicious Asian snack made by boiling eggs, gently cracking all over its shell, and then letting the eggs steep in a rich soy sauce and five spice mixture. It sounds bizarre, but it’s…

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Food, Recipes

Glazed Simpsons Doughnuts Recipe

Glazed Simpsons Doughnuts Recipe

Do I even need to go on about the legend that is neon pink Simpsons Doughnuts? I don’t, but I do because SEO game strong. If you’ve never made glazed or frosted doughnuts before, making Homer Simpson’s famed D’Oh Nuts is a great start. These donuts use a double rise method to make them nice and fluffy, and are then fried and…

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Food, Recipes

Green Tea Matcha Pancakes

Easy Matcha Pancakes Recipe

Matcha pancakes are like normal pancakes that went off to a northeastern liberal arts college and now read Pitchfork but also do a lot of volunteer work. So what I am trying to say is–this Pinterest-friendly matcha pancake recipe may seem #basic but they’re actually super tasty and a nice way to spruce up your breakfast. You’ve earned it, man. If…

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Food, Recipes

Medovik Tort: 15-Layer Russian Honey Cake

Medovik Tort: 15-Layer Russian Honey Cake

Medovik Tort a.k.a. 15-layer Russian honey cake is the stuff of Russian childhood dreams. Seriously though–I made this once and a Russian bud of mine came over in lightning speed and waxed poetic about the nostalgia this cake inspires in relationship to growing up in Russia. And after eating this delicious, light dessert, I definitely understand why the Medovik Tort //…

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Food

Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings (Pok Pok Wings)

30 Minute Pok Pok Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings Recipe

This week in food that needs rebranding: fish sauce. More specifically, Vietnamese fish sauce wings as popularized by Andy Ricker’s Pok Pok restaurants. Andy Ricker arguably put fish sauce on the domestic culinary map when he introduced this incredible chicken wing marinade at his flagship Portland restaurant. If you don’t already have a copy, pick up the official Pok Pok cookbook–it’s…

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Everything Else, Food, Music

Cereal Killers: Songs About Breakfast

Songs About Breakfast: Breakfast Song Playlist

All else being equal, breakfast and music rank top 5 in the reasons to live category. As a result, pretty much everyone has a song about or related to the first meal of the day. Because those first sobering moments of the day are followed with the pressing reality of one’s life, breakfast jams perfectly represent a state of mind….

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Food

How to Make Homemade Striped Pasta

How to Make Striped Pasta

Have you ever been in an Italian market and seen glorious, seemingly perfect striped pasta? No? Okay, well, welcome to the future where black and white pasta is a thing you know how to make and you understand that it’s pretty forgiving to make. Striped pasta is often made with delicious squid ink, an ingredient we love to use here…

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Everything Else, Food

Bytes for A Cause: A Chat with the Cookie Brigade at Penny Arcade Expo

Cookies for Cause: A Chat with the Cookie Brigade at Penny Arcade Expo

This past weekend at Penny Arcade Expo East in Boston, we sat down with Michele Marabella of Cookie Brigade, the well loved, unofficial-PAX tradition. If you’re not familiar with PAX, Penny Arcade Expo is Penny Arcade’s renowned series of gaming festivals taking place annually in Seattle, Boston, Melbourne and San Antonio since 2004. And if you’ve ever been to one and received a…

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Food, Video

Chicken Cordon Bleu Meatballs

Chicken cordon bleu meatballs, a.k.a. bleu balls, are a delicious food item that I first tried at NYC’s own Meatball Shop. If you don’t know, the Meatball Shop is a beloved NYC institution that serves up creative variations of meatballs. We love cordon bleu balls so much that we decided to recreate the whole thing at home alongside with a creamy…

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Food

How to Make Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi Recipe Instructions

Spam musubi, a.k.a. Hawaiian sushi, a.k.a. spam sushi is the best snack you’re not eating. If you’ve never had spam musubi, you’re missing out. In short, spam musubi is a classic Hawaiian treat that consists of rice wine caramelized spam on top of a rice patty wrapped in seaweed. It’s super easy to make and we even made our easy spam musubi…

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