snacks

Why Your Homemade Fried Mac And Cheese Sucks, And 5 Ways To Make It Great

Troubleshoot your fried mac, fry more leftovers
Nov 5, 2014 1:00 pm

Do you remember the first time you realized and truly understood that fried mac and cheese was a thing? I do. It ended up being an extremely deflating experience that threw me off the idea of fried mac and cheese for a while. Then I decided to do it on my own, and you know what? I nailed it, but not the first time I tried it. Here are some pro tips to help.

Loaded Sweet Potato Tots Recipe

Crunchy tots, starring olives, almonds and chorizo
Nov 3, 2014 3:00 pm
sweet potato tots
Photo: Katie Chudy

Raise your hand if you don't love tater tots. Thought so. While flavors are seemingly endless in a cafeteria-nostalgic kind of way, taking these childhood favorites in a Spanish direction and using sweet potatoes as a base, these are sure to be adult-approved as well. Studded with olives, almonds and chorizo, try them out at your next get-together.

Salty-Sweet Poppy Onion Crackers Recipe

Crunchy, savory crackers for snacking, cheese, soup
Oct 22, 2014 10:00 am
Photo: Evan Sung

Deeply crispy, crunchy snacks are a vice I’m simply unwilling to resist, and I like to make them myself whenever possible. That’s why I’m currently obsessed with this recipe for sweet-salty, crispy-crunchy crackers updated from of a Sussman family classic, tzibbeleh kuchen (onion cookies). It’s passed down from my late grandmother, who often had a plate of them on the kitchen table at her house in Queens, NY. 

Taiwanese Salt And Pepper Chicken Recipe

Spicy fried chicken bites for crispy snacking
Sep 26, 2014 1:30 pm
taiwanese salt and pepper chicken recipe
Photo: Alexandra Winsby

Move over, popcorn chicken, there's a new addictive fried chicken bite in town (if the town is Taiwan). Salt and pepper chicken is one of the country's most popular street foods, and unlike chargrilled blood sausage skewers, pork buns, hand-pulled noodles and other things I'll be eating at the Taste Taiwan Culinary Tour, you can actually make this in your kitchen at home.

Holy Snack! It's A Cheeseburger Popcorn Recipe.

Pop those kernels in in beef fat, burger spices
Sep 24, 2014 11:00 am
cheeseburger popcorn
Photo: Katie Chudy

We aren't going to tell you this will completely mimic the all encompassing and all-powerful burger, but serve a big bowl of this cheeseburger-inspired popcorn to your guests and you'll be the coolest kid on the block. Trust us. 

Video: Le Creuset Stages A Cheese Board War!

And we, unsolicited, narrate the whole charade.
Sep 19, 2014 9:00 am

Le Creuset, the cast-iron cookware royalty that governs all others, just released this stop-motion video for its new Wine & Cheese Collection. For normal folk, it's simply an eye-catching few moments of appetizer porn. For me, however, it's an epic battle to the death, because it's Friday. Watch the video, then find out what actually happened at this otherwise classy cocktail shindig.  

Is This For Real? Pigs In Pimento Cheese Blankets Recipe.

Start the party with these pigs in blankets
Sep 18, 2014 11:00 am

Let's hear it for pimento cheese, that quintessential Southern appetizer of delicious cheddar made tastier and spreadable via mayo and cream cheese and flavored with pimentos and...well, anything else. It's also incredibly versatile — check out Pimento Cheese, the new cookbook from Perre Coleman Magness, author of blog The Runaway Spoon. Welcome to the marriage of two beautiful things: pigs in a blanket and delectable pimento cheese.

Mini Stuffed Lamb Meatballs With Pomegranate Glaze Recipe

Sweet and sour lamb meatballs packed with feta
Sep 16, 2014 11:00 am
feta stuffed lamb meatballs recipe
Photo: Alexandra Winsby

These mini stuffed lamb meatballs are just about everything you could ask for in a one-bite party snack: meaty, cheesy, tangy, savory and sweet all at the same time. Do not underestimate the amount of these people will eat, particularly the ones who realize they love ground lamb all of a sudden after years of claiming not to like lamb.  

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