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All Pleasure, No Guilt: Healthy Dessert Ingredient Swaps

All Pleasure, No Guilt: Healthy Dessert Ingredient Swaps

OK, we're in favor of relishing the most decadent, oozy, rich dessert of your dreams, in all its fatty, sugar-laden glory. But don't indulge often, and keep your portion size moderate. Sounds reasonable, right? Well, those last two suggestions aren't easy for everyone, especially those of us with a daily dessert habit. In lieu of discipline and willpower, we present to you dessert ideas using some of our favorite swaps. Then you can not only Instagram your you-know-what, but eat it too. READ MORE

Chef Richard Blais Is So Over the Bacon Craze, Thank You Very Much

Chef Richard Blais Is So Over the Bacon Craze, Thank You Very Much

As a judge on Bravo's Top Chef (and former All-Stars winner), James Beard-nominated cookbook author, famed restaurateur,... READ MORE

Bacon Camp Is Actually a Thing and You’ll Absolutely Want to Sign Up

Bacon Camp Is Actually a Thing and You’ll Absolutely Want to Sign Up

If you thought the bacon trend was long dead, you're no Miss Cleo (or maybe you are, because she wasn't exactly known for her talents in clairvoyance). Specialty food store Zingerman's, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be hosting the adult summer camp that dreams are made of: Camp Bacon. READ MORE

Eat Your Art Out at These Museums

Eat Your Art Out at These Museums

Swimming in a sea of rainbow sprinkles is not just the stuff sweet dreams are made of — unless you've dreamed about the Museum of Ice Cream. This palatable pop-up is devoted only to its namesake cool, creamy confection, with tickets selling out in New York first, and now sold out since reopening in April in Los Angeles, where Gwyneth Paltrow, the Kardashians, and Fergie all took their kids. Katy Perry went for herself. No judgment there. We'd dive into those sprinkles in a heartbeat. Maybe a smidgen less cutesy, haute museums without a food focus are also curating this other art with more care. You know, the culinary kind of art. There must be a reason palate and palette sound so similar. READ MORE

Black Charcoal Lattes Are Here to Ruin the Unicorn Craze

Black Charcoal Lattes Are Here to Ruin the Unicorn Craze

We're not saying that we don't love a good rainbow trend, but in the world of food and beverages, good trends go to die. Why? The world becomes obsessed beyond a level that is psychologically healthy (assumedly) and then it loses its novelty. Such is the case with Starbucks' Unicorn Frappucino: a flavor-changing, 59 grams of sugar-boasting concoction blended and sprinkled with "pink and blue fairy powders." Aside from being an assault to taste buds, waist lines, and wallets (~$5) nationwide, the drink (if you can call it that) is a representation of everything wrong with our desire to try something just because a) everyone is doing it and/or b) it "looks pretty." READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Summer Squash and Winter Squash?

What is the Difference Between Summer Squash and Winter Squash?

If you're looking to squash rumors about winter and summer varieties of your favorite vegetable*, look no further than this helpful guide. (*Squash is technically a fruit.) While summer squash and winter squash are obviously related, the primary differences lie in their maturity and growing times. READ MORE

It’s Crazy How Fast These Frozen Desserts Caught On

It’s Crazy How Fast These Frozen Desserts Caught On

Ice cream is never boring, even when we're scooping vanilla — the world's most popular flavor by a landslide. But we've swirled wayyy past vanilla with our crazy concoctions of America's favorite frozen dessert. From the jet-black activated charcoal ice cream at Prohibition Creamery in Austin, Texas, to the cornbread and beer ice creams of OddFellows in NYC, we like it weird. We see these Instagram sensations like Black Tap's over-the-top milkshakes that have cakes, cookies, and candies towering on top of the glass and then all those health-oriented "nice" creams substituting cream and sugar for bananas, coconut cream, almond milk, and anything other than dairy. We love to lap up every cool treat trend along the way. READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Bundt Cake and Regular Cake?

What is the Difference Between Bundt Cake and Regular Cake?

Bundt or basic? It may seem like a stupid question, but we're not all Martha Stewarts in the kitchen. In fact, most people probably don't own a Bundt pan or even know what it looks like. We're here to break it down for you. READ MORE

Host a Weird Twin Peaks Dinner Party

Host a Weird Twin Peaks Dinner Party

More than 25 years later, it's time again for that damn fine cup of coffee and killer cherry pie. READ MORE

A Definitive Guide to Every Fast Food Chicken Nugget and Finger

A Definitive Guide to Every Fast Food Chicken Nugget and Finger

  There's a reason why we compare everything we eat to chicken. Chicken is familiar, chicken is basic (in a non Uggs-wearing, Frappucino-sipping way), chicken—when deep-fried, salted, and dipped in various sauces—is a gift from the culinary gods. Thus, it's no surprise that nearly all of our favorite fast food burger joints have somehow integrated chicken nuggets or fingers into their menus. Even Burger King has taken fried chicken seriously with the debut of its questionable, albeit innovative chicken fries. READ MORE