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- Forgo tacos for a soul-warming taco soup – POPSUGAR Latina
– christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 15, 2017
On Saturday, Jan 14. Chrissy Teigen and John Legend showed up to a pajama party wearing the coolest pajamas we’ve ever seen. Chrissy, who released her first cookbook, Cravings last year, once again proved why she and her husband, John, are relationship goals when she posted photos of them rockin’ their KFC pajamas with pride.
Check out John Legend in his cozy chicken onesie, and then see more snaps of the adorable couple in their pajamas with friend Kourtney Kardashian ahead. We’ve got one question: do you think they served chicken at the PJ party? After all, the couple has never been shy about their love for comfort food.
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– christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 15, 2017
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Like many Italian cooks, Laura Vitale learned a lot from her Italian grandmother. Laura grew up spending time in the kitchen, cooked her way to the top, and now hosts Cooking Channel’s Simply Laura and YouTube’s Laura in the Kitchen, where she has more than 2 million subscribers. After speaking about her chili mac and cheese recipe with me, Laura shared some truly invaluable cooking tips that she learned from her Italian grandmother and that every home cook can benefit from. Get a free cooking lesson by remembering these three rules, straight from an unbeatable source.
1. Buy One Cheap Olive Oil and One Nice One
If you cook with olive oil a lot, it’s smart to have one cheap bottle and one higher quality, more expensive bottle. “There should be two different kinds of olive oil you keep on hand. This is something I’ve done my whole life because my mother and my grandmother do,” Laura said. “When you have two different kinds of olive oil, a standard olive oil and a more expensive version, that more expensive version can be used to make no-cook sauces that have such potent, fresh flavor,” like basil pesto and bruschetta. Save the cheaper olive oil for cooking dishes where the flavor won’t be able to shine as much, like kale and white bean soup with Italian sausage.
2. Freeze Parmesan Rinds to Add to Soup
You might think there’s no use for a rind of parmesan cheese once you’ve grated every last strand, but that’s not the case — in fact, you should be cooking with it. Laura notes that parmesan rinds are a crucial component to flavorful soups, saying, “Having a good base for your soup is so important; it’s something that my grandma taught me. To make [soup] even better, you throw in a little bit of a wedge of parmigiano reggiano cheese in the pot as it cooks. It releases all that flavor as it cooks. It’s not only just for garnish, but hits it at a much deeper level. I keep parmesan rinds in my freezer for times like this — it makes the biggest difference in the world.”
3. Treat Time as an Ingredient
The best cooking tip Laura received from her grandmother is to recognize that time is just as important of an ingredient as any other. “Never mistake the difference between what takes a long time to cook and what takes a long time to prepare. One of the most important things when it comes to cooking is time — allowing something to cook for a while and not rushing it. When you’re cooking for someone, make sure it comes from the heart; it’s a different experience. [My grandmother] says, ‘Half the time I don’t even want to eat, I just want to cook for people because it makes me feel good.'”
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#TBT / Please God bring these to the U.S.! Last year I sent a Canadian the Cinnamon Bun Oreos, and her return gift was 12 expertly packed Cadbury Oreo Eggs. These were an easy and convincing 10/10, even besting the new Reese’s Eggs I posted about the other day. Whose Oreo D do we have to suck to get these in the States? 🤔#AskingForAFriend #ImTheFriend
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OK, fine, we get plenty of interesting Oreo flavors here in the US. But one Oreo-flavored candy in particular has us seriously considering moving to Canada or the UK: Oreo Cadbury Creme Eggs. Instagram user junkbanter posted a Throwback Thursday photo of the chocolate egg, reminding us that it has actually existed since last year, but its beauty deserves to be resurfaced. “Please God bring these to the US!” the user captioned the photo. This version of the Cadbury Creme Egg appears to have an outer chocolate shell filled with a white chocolate and Oreo center, and it’s easy to see why over 10,000 people have “liked” the Instagram photo – it’s seriously drool-worthy. Perhaps the US can take a hint and upgrade everyone’s Easter this year by bringing this dream collaboration our way. If not, we’ll just have to stick with the Milka Oreo Chocolate Bar, which we’re certainly not complaining about.
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Making a cup coffee from a pod in under a minute is already pretty amazing, but soon, your Keurig will be able to make alcoholic drinks. You read that right: beer, cocktails, and spirits will be able to flow out of your Keurig like the nectar of the gods thanks to a partnership between Anheuser-Busch InBev and Green Mountain. The two companies “entered into a joint venture focused on the research and development of an in-home alcohol drink system,” according to the press release. Basically, they want you to become your own personal bartender.
Before you get too excited, know that there’s no release date yet (masterpieces take time), and you won’t be able to add IPA pods to the Keurig you already have in your kitchen – you’ll have to buy a new machine entirely. This new Keurig will “build on the Keurig KOLD system,” the soda-making Keurig that was discontinued last Summer. If the machine lives up to the hype, it will be completely worth the price and could change the at-home entertaining game forever. Imagine being able to serve your friends a “homemade” cocktail with just the press of a button! For now, we’ll stick to our Keurig coffee, but we’ll be dreaming about the possibility of whipping up our own “draft” beer without the tap. Stay tuned for more details as the CEO of the project, Nathaniel Davis, releases them. “We can’t wait to get started,” he said.
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It’s hard to screw up classic chicken noodle soup. But whether you’re making it for the first time ever or are a seasoned pro looking to switch it up a bit, look no further than these popular recipes from some of our favorite Food Network hosts. Paula Deen adds a creamy touch, Tyler Florence goes the extra mile with homemade stock, and – naturally – Giada de Laurentiis puts an Italian spin on the traditional soup. Keep the chill away and cozy up with a steaming bowl of comfort food, courtesy of the following pros.
Tyler Florence: Make Your Own Stock
Tyler Florence doesn’t cut any corners, and especially not when it comes to chicken noodle soup. The homemade stock in Tyler Florence’s chicken noodle soup is what sets this soup way, way above a canned version. Don’t be intimidated – all you need is a whole chicken, a few fresh vegetables, and herbs, and you’ve got homemade stock for a batch of this soup and beyond.
Paula Deen: Don’t Skimp on the Cream
There’s no shame in adding a little fat to chicken noodle soup, making it creamier and even more comforting. Paula Deen’s chicken noodle soup calls for heavy cream, parmesan, sherry, and mushrooms, so it’s a bit more bulked up than the traditional brothy soup you’re probably used to. Served with crusty french bread for dipping, it’s the ultimate wintertime comfort food.
Giada de Laurentiis: Swap Spaghetti
You know Giada is going to put an Italian spin on just about anything, especially anything with the word “noodle” in it. Instead of egg noodles or small pasta, Giada’s chicken noodle soup calls for spaghetti broken up into two-inch pieces. Giada also recommends adding a parmesan rind (the rind adds tons of flavor), lemon juice, and grated romano cheese.
Alton Brown: Add an Aromatic Herb
Sure, you’re used to thyme and parsley in chicken noodle soup, but try Alton Brown’s chicken noodle soup with finely chopped tarragon. The aromatic, anise-like herb adds an incredible depth of flavor that will leave you slurping up spoonful after spoonful.
Rachael Ray: Chop Parsnips
Along with the classic mirepoix of onions, carrots, and celery, Rachael Ray’s quick chicken noodle soup calls for an unexpected vegetable: parsnips. The root vegetable adds substance and subtle flavor and pairs perfectly with the rest of the diced veggies.
Anne Burrell: Sprinkle Cinnamon and Nutmeg
When you’re feeling really creative and need something out of the box, try Anne Burrell’s chicken noodle soup. With ingredients you’d never expect – cinnamon, nutmeg, chickpeas, and cilantro – this isn’t your average chicken noodle soup, but in a good way. The recipe has a five-star rating for a reason, and people can’t get enough of the spiced, soul-warming soup.
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Taco Bell devotees, this is not a drill: we’re probably getting a hybrid between nachos and fries sometime soon. Yes, it’s true! A Taco Bell location in Irvine, CA, is reportedly testing two intriguing new dishes: Crispy Chicken Chips (a type of thin chicken nugget shaped like a tortilla chip) and Loaded Seasoned Fries (the aforementioned heavenly hybrid).
This news will come as a welcome surprise from people who have enjoyed Taco Bell internationally. Locations in Canada, Latin America, and Japan have offered a similar dish, Fries Supreme, for ages now – and it’s about time that the US got a taste of the good stuff, wouldn’t you say?
Taco Bell describes the Canadian version of this dish as follows:
“These freshly prepared fries topped with seasoned ground beef, warm zesty nacho cheese sauce, diced ripe tomatoes, chives and reduced-fat sour cream are a Canadian legend!”
Meanwhile, Foodbeast’s description of the California test dish is strikingly similar, with one major difference: seasoned french fries. We’ll consider that an added bonus to the US version of the cheesy, nacho-y treat!
Check out pictures of the possible new addition to Taco Bell’s menu, then peep some photos of the international options of loaded fries. Warning: you might need a napkin, because you’ll be drooling by the end.
Starbucks just introduced a brand-new line of drinks called the Tuxedo Collection. Staying true to their name, the black and white beverages “feature silky swirls of dark and white chocolate” as well as chocolate drizzle on half of the whipped cream for a tuxedo effect. From Dec. 26 until Jan. 1, you can choose from a Tuxedo Mocha, Tuxedo Hot Chocolate, or a Tuxedo Frappuccino. If you’re much more excited by the idea of drinking a tuxedo-like coffee drink than dressing in a fancy outfit, read ahead for details of each limited-edition drink.
Tuxedo Hot Chocolate: This starts with mocha sauce and white chocolate mocha sauce combined with steamed milk to create a swirl of dark and white chocolate. It’s topped with whipped cream and mocha drizzle and finished with a sprinkle of dark chocolate curls.
Tuxedo Mocha: This starts with hot espresso poured over mocha sauce and white chocolate mocha sauce, followed by steamed milk. The beverage is topped with whipped cream and mocha drizzle and finished with a sprinkle of dark chocolate curls.
Tuxedo Mocha Frappuccino: This blended beverage is a combination of mocha sauce and white chocolate mocha sauce, Frappuccino roast coffee, milk, and ice blended together and topped with whipped cream and mocha drizzle. Naturally, it’s finished with a sprinkle of dark chocolate curls.