It's Easy, It's Aromatic - It's an End-of-Summer St-Germain Cocktail
<!--video--> The next time you're hosting an outdoor party, keep things simple by letting St-Germain - an elegant, aromatic elderflower liqueur - do the heavy lifting in the drinks you serve. Expert mixologist Lynnette Marrero swung by POPSUGAR Live! in NYC to share an easy-to-make cocktail starring the liqueur that will have your friends asking for a refill - and an invite back! Watch the segment, then get the recipe.
The Easiest Fudge Recipe We've Made Yet
Fudge has a reputation for being a finicky, fussy sweet to make at home, and while that's certainly true when it comes to classic recipes, this exceptionally easy cotton candy version breaks the mold. Made with a mere four ingredients, it's so simple it's practically child's play. Watch the video to learn how to whip up a batch yourself. Adapted from Spend With Pennies Cotton Candy Fudge Ingredients1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 3 1/2 cups white chocolate chips 1 1/10-ounce packet Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Cotton Candy Flavor Mix 1 2-ounce container cotton candy Directions Spray an 8-inch-square pan with nonstick cooking spray. Fill a large saucepan with about an inch of water; set a large heatproof mixing bowl on top, and add the sweetened condensed milk and white chocolate chips to it. Heat on high, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in cotton candy flavor mix. Pour fudge into prepared pan, and let cool completely. Once cool, cut into 9 to 12 squares and garnish with pieces of cotton candy. <!-- .recipe-section-directions --> Information Category Chocolate, Desserts Yield Serves 12 Print recipe
The Ultimate Guide to Fast-Food Restaurant's Secret Menus
Discovering the secret menu at your favorite fast-food joint is like finding the mealtime holy grail. Whether a rare day passes without your Starbucks run, you're a Taco Bell loyalist, or your fandom lies with In-N-Out, we've got your back. Watch the video to get the details on obsession-worthy secret menu items from each.
Get the Dish: Arby's Beef 'n Cheddar Classic
What if we told you that you could dine on an Arby's Roast Beef 'n Cheddar Classic at home? Our spin on this hearty sandwich combines all the elements you've come to expect - a soft onion bun, spicy secret sauce, and gooey cheddar sauce - plus all the roast beef you'd like (there's no one stopping you from loading it up). Watch the video to see how it's done. Adapted from Oh Sweet Basil Arby's Beef 'n Cheddar Classic Ingredients6 ounces thinly-sliced roast beef 1/4 cup ketchup 1 teaspoon water Pinch of salt 1/8 teaspoon onion powder 1/8 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon Tabasco 2 onion buns, split in half and toasted 4 slices American cheese 1 tablespoon milk Directions Add the roast beef to a skillet set over medium heat. Cover the skillet and turn the heat to low and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the roast beef is hot. Meanwhile, add the ketchup, water, salt, onion powder, paprika, and Tabasco to a small bowl and mix until smooth. In a small dish, melt the American cheese and milk in the microwave on low for 20 seconds, stirring until smooth. To assemble the sandwiches, spread a thin layer of the sauce on both halves of each bun, arrange the meat on the bottom bun, drizzle with cheese sauce, add the top bun, and serve immediately. <!-- .recipe-section-directions --> Information Category Sandwiches, Main Dishes Yield Serves 2 Print recipe
Prepare to Salivate: It's Our Take on the Ramenritto
Did you know that ramen is mentioned more frequently on the Internet than grilled cheese, Cronuts, and sriracha combined? Ramen-mania has spurred the creation of crazy food hybrids like the ramen burger and ramen-crusted chicken wings; it was only a matter of time before these delicious noodles worked their way into a burrito. We've teamed up with our friends at Foodbeast to create our take on this epic mashup; watch the video to see how it's done, including how to roll the perfect burrito. Inspired by PressTea Ramenritto IngredientsFor the ramen: 1 package ramen noodles, such as Top Ramen 2 tablespoons peanut oil 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro For the ramenritto: 3 burrito-size flour tortillas, warmed Optional toppings: Guacamole Shredded cheddar cheese Shredded chicken Spam, diced Pico de gallo Corn, cut off the cob Fried egg Sriracha Ranch dressing Refried beans Directions Make the ramen: Boil 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan; once the water comes to a boil, break the ramen into 4 chunks and add the ramen noodles and half of the seasoning packet to the water; cook for two minutes. Drain. Add oil, garlic, and cilantro to a skillet set over high heat, and heat for about a minute, or until the garlic is sizzling. Add noodles and the other half of the seasoning packet. Cook for an additional minute until the noodles are warmed through. Assemble the ramenritto: Add 1/4 cup of noodles to a warmed tortilla, and fill it with your choice of toppings. Roll up the burrito. Repeat with remaining ingredients, and serve immediately. <!-- .recipe-section-directions --> Information Category Sandwiches, Main Dishes Yield Serves 3 Cook Time 15 minutes Print recipe
An Emmys Acceptance Peach to Remember
Whether your Emmy Awards viewing party gets crazy or stays classy, we've got the perfect drink to fuel your evening. Cheekily called the Acceptance Peach, this easy-to-make sparkling peach-cranberry sipper is just the drink to enjoy while watching your favorite stars give their (hopefully) memorable acceptance speeches. From Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan The Acceptance Peach Ingredients1/2 ounce vodka 1 1/2 ounces peach nectar 1 ounce cran-raspberry juice 3 ounces sparkling wine, such as Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Red sanding sugar, for rim Directions Rim the Champagne flute with red sugar. Combine chilled vodka, peach nectar, and cran-raspberry juice in the glass, stirring gently to combine. Top with sparkling wine. <!-- .recipe-section-directions --> Information Category Cocktails, Drinks Yield 1 cocktail Print recipe
Haylie Duff's Watermelon, Radish, and Avocado Tacos
<!--video--> If you're in search for an easy, vegan-friendly appetizer that is sure to impress, try your hand at these watermelon tacos. This light and refreshing dish from actress, singer, and food blogger Haylie Duff is perfect for Summer entertaining, especially as a refreshing lunch. The combination of juicy watermelon, creamy avocado, crisp radishes, and nutty pignolias is unforgettable and only takes minutes to make. Watch the video to see exactly how Haylie does it - and for a few tips - then try it for yourself.
The Easiest Ice Cream Cake You'll Ever Make
Make Summer sweeter by serving up this ridiculously easy to make no-bake ice cream sandwich cake. (Really, it's almost as easy to make as it is to eat.) Watch the video to see how it's constructed. From POPSUGAR Food Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Ingredients1 8-ounce tub Cool Whip 1 8-ounce tub chocolate Cool Whip 6 vanilla ice cream sandwiches 6 chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches Chocolate chips Crushed Oreos Directions In a large mixing bowl, mix together Cool Whip with Chocolate Cool Whip. Onto a large serving platter, arrange 4 unwrapped ice cream sandwiches with long sides touching, alternating vanilla and chocolate chip sandwiches. Spread 1/3 of the Cool Whip on top of the layer of ice cream sandwiches. Add another layer of unwrapped ice cream sandwiches, top with frosting, and repeat. Sprinkle the top with crushed Oreos and chocolate chips. Freeze for at least 3 hours, or until firm. <!-- .recipe-section-directions --> Information Category Ice cream, Desserts Yield Serves 6-8 Print recipe
Our Take on Bubba Gump's Dumb Luck Coconut Shrimp
It's nearly impossible to watch Forrest Gump without getting a hankering for shrimp served every which way. Crisp, airy, and coconut-rich, this deep-fried shrimp recipe inspired by Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. will satisfy cravings and would've made Bubba proud. Watch the video to see just how easy it is to make. Inspired by Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Bubba Gump's Dumb Luck Coconut Shrimp IngredientsFor the shrimp: 1/2 pound medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 3/4 cup Bisquick 3/4 cup hefeweizen beer, such as Blue Moon 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup shredded coconut Oil, for frying For the sauce: 1/4 cup orange marmalade 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning, or to taste Directions Make the shrimp: Rinse shrimp under cold water, and pat dry with a paper towel. Add pancake mix and beer to a shallow bowl, and stir until smooth. In another shallow bowl, mix together the flour, seasoning salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder. Add the coconut to a third shallow bowl. Using the tail as a handle, dip the shrimp into the flour mixture, and shake off any excess. Then dip it into the batter and dredge it in coconut. Repeat with all of the shrimp. Fry the shrimp in 350°F oil for 45 to 60 seconds on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on a paper-towel-lined baking sheet. Make the dipping sauce: Mix together the orange marmalade and cajun seasoning, adding more cajun seasoning to taste, if desired. Serve with shrimp. <!-- .recipe-section-directions --> Information Category Shellfish, Main Dishes Cuisine Cajun/Creole Yield 1 to 2 servings Cook Time 20 minutes Print recipe
It Doesn't Get Classier Than This Tuxedo Cocktail
The Emmy Awards air next Monday, and even if you aren't dressing up, there's no excuse not to put together the finest cocktail. Your viewing party just got a whole lot fancier with these classic Tuxedo No. 2 cocktails that are perfect for any black-tie soiree. Straight from the Hollywood hot spot Eveleigh, this simple yet sophisticated cocktail with notes of cherry and anise is sure to put a smart twist on your next party. From Dave Kupchinsky, Eveleigh Classic Tuxedo No. 2 Cocktail Notes If you don't have a spray bottle for the absinthe, simply rinse the glass. Ingredients2 ounces gin, like Plymouth 1 ounce Fino Sherry, like Noilly Prat 1/4 ounce maraschino liqueur 2 dashes orange bitters Crushed ice Whole ice cubes 3 spritzes absinthe, in a spray bottle Lemon peel Lemon twist, for garnish Directions In a large mixing glass or the base of a cocktail shaker, combine gin, sherry, maraschino liqueur, orange biters, and crushed ice. Top with whole ice, and stir until chilled. Spray glass with absinthe, and strain cocktail into the glass. Twist lemon peel over glass to release essential oils. Garnish with a lemon twist. <!-- .recipe-section-directions --> Information Category Cocktails, Drinks Yield 1 cocktail Print recipe