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Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies Are Now A Cereal

Photo courtesy of Kellogg’s

Last year, Little Debbie and Kellogg’s came together and created their first-ever collaborated cereal: Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pie Cereal.

Fans went crazy for the new breakfast cereal amalgamation, and it looks like that was enough to bring the two brands back together once again.

The two brands have now created Kellogg’s Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies Cereal.

This new take on breakfast cereal features crispy brownie squares with cosmic rainbow pieces, each packing a distinct fudge flavor.

You can soon find the new Cosmic Brownies cereal at all participating grocery retailers by May 2021. If they’re anything close to the Oatmeal Creme Pie cereal, the two brands may have another hit.

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9 Ways To Cook With Wine That No True Wino Can Resist

The saying “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too” is applied to way too many aspects of daily life. We know for a fact there is one area where it just simply isn’t true, and that’s cooking with wine. You see, there are several recipes we have discovered that will allow you to literally drink your glass of wine, and eat good food at the same time. Because you really do deserve it all, here are nine ways to cook with wine no true wino will be able to resist.

Red Wine Brownies

While these may not get you drunk since most of the alcohol will be cooked out by the time they’re done, they’ll still be the richest brownies you may have ever had in your life. Baking is extremely precise so you need to be careful, but it’s pretty safe to say all you need to do to make these beauties is just use red wine instead of water or milk. Since we can be kind of lazy when it comes to baking, feel free to grab your favorite boxed brownie mix from the store and go to town. If you are looking for a little buzz, these would obviously serve as a great accompaniment to actual red wine.

Beef Bourguignon

The French pretty much run the game when it comes to cooking with wine. There are numerous traditional dishes that involve your favorite booze, and beef bourguignon is just one of them. While this dish is a labor of love, it’s so comforting you won’t mind that it’ll take you over an hour to make. To start, heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven (or other pan that is oven-safe) on the stove. Salt and pepper 2 ½ pounds of chuck roast, cut into cubes, add to the pan, and cook until browned. Once this has been accomplished, remove the chunks of beef to a separate plate. Then, add some diced carrots and onions to the pan, sautee until cooked, and then throw in ½ cup of cognac and light it on fire! This is the fun part. Once the cognac has been cooked off, add the cooked beef chunks, 1 bottle of wine, and enough chicken or beef broth to cover all ingredients. Place in the oven for about an hour and fifteen minutes, or until the beef chunks are so tender they fall apart with the slightest touch of a fork. If you want, add some flour to thicken the mixture, and voila! you have dinner.

Red Wine Pasta

Making red wine pasta is so simple, it’s no wonder people are obsessed with the stuff. All you need to do is go halfsies with water and wine in a large pot, and bring to a boil. Once the liquid is boiling, you add your pasta and cook to its desired consistency, just like any other time you’ve made the stuff. You’ll end up with perfect al dente pasta with a beautiful red hue, which we’re sure will impress your friends. If you’re feeling really ambitious, why not whip up a red wine cream sauce to go with it?

Chicken Piccata

Chicken piccata is a traditional Italian dish and one of the best ways to use up that white wine that’s been sitting in your fridge for God knows how long. To make this dish, first heat some olive oil or butter in a pan. Then, take a couple chicken breasts and pound it with a hammer or rolling pin until it is fairly flat. Coat the chicken breast in a bit of flour or cornstarch, so it will brown nicely. Once the oil or butter has been heated, add the chicken breasts, and sautee until browned on each side. When the breasts are cooked, remove them to a plate. Now it’s time to “deglaze” the pan by adding about ¼ cup of white wine to the mix. Cook the wine until the liquid in the pan is back to its original amount, which means the alcohol is cooked off. Then add butter, capers, and juice from half a lemon and stir until you’ve reached a sauce-like consistency. Place the chicken breasts back into the pan to soak up all that goodness, and then serve over pasta, quinoa, spaghetti squash, or literally any type of carby food you want.

Red Wine Poached Pears

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Serving poached pears for dessert is the perfect way to impress any house guest because they’re visually stunning, but pretty easy to make. To start, pour a bottle of red wine and an equal amount of water into a soup pot or large saucepan and bring to a light simmer. Peel however many pears you want to make, and then place them in the liquid along with 2 cups of sugar and whatever spices you’re feeling, like cinnamon or vanilla bean. Let the pears cook in the simmering liquid for about 20 minutes, then turn the heat off or place the entire pot in the fridge until both the liquid and the pears are fully cooled. By this point, you’re pretty much done, so serve those babies up with some homemade whipped cream or ice cream and you’ve got dessert.

Bacon & Sweet Potato Hash

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This bacon and sweet potato hash is a perfect way to consume wine with breakfast without it seeming sketchy. To make this easy breakfast dish, peel and dice a sweet potato. Dice a couple slices of bacon and heat in a frying pan. Once the bacon is nearly cooked and has rendered some nice fat, add the chunks of sweet potato and whatever other veggies you want like leeks or asparagus. Cook the mixture for a minute or two, or until the sweet potatoes brown a bit on the outside. Then, grab about ¼ cup of white wine from the fridge and pour into the frying pan. Cook until majority of the wine has evaporated, and serve!

Wine Popsicles

Wine popsicles are the perfect treat no matter the season or occasion. Making popsicles is always fun since they’re a blank canvas – you can put whatever you want in them, and chances are they’ll always be delicious. To make our go-to wine pops, you’ll need one cup of wine (red or white, whatever you want), 2 tablespoons of sugar, and whatever fruit you think will go best with your wine choice. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Then, place the mixture in a popsicle mold, or a few small Dixie cups with a wooden popsicle stick if you don’t have the proper equipment. All you need to do is place the mixture in the freezer until the liquid is frozen, and then you’re free to enjoy.

Red Wine Truffles

You don’t have to be a sommelier to know that chocolate and red wine is one of the best combinations on this Earth. You can eat your little chocolate squares with your nightly glass of wine as much as you want, but we’ve found a way to to combine the two that’s too good not to share: red wine truffles. All you’ll need is eight ounces of baking chocolate, ½ cup heavy cream, and ½ cup of your favorite red wine. Coarsely chop the chocolate and place in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, and then remove the bowl and stir. Repeat this process until the chocolate is fully melted. While you’re cooking the chocolate, heat the cream in a small saucepan until small bubbles start to form. Add the warmed cream to the chocolate mixture, add your ½ cupe wine, and stir until incorporated. Pour the mixture into a glass baking dish and place in the fridge for about 4 hours. Then, take small scoops and roll into balls. Coat with your desired garnish – like shredded coconut or cocoa powder – and serve!

Red Wine Bread

Making bread can be extremely complex, but there are a few simple recipes out there if you look hard enough. This is one that seems fairly easy to make, and calls for red wine so basically it’s the bomb. In a large bowl, combine 3 cups flour, 1 tablespoon baking soda, and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Slowly mix in 1 ½ cups of red wine and knead for about five minutes on a cutting board or countertop that has been sprinkled with flour so the dough doesn’t stick. This part is important so the sugars in the mixture can get the oxidation process rolling. Once you’ve kneaded your dough, mold it into whatever shape you desire. Then brush with butter or olive oil, and create a slash in the top of the dough so the bread can breathe throughout the cooking process. Place the dough on a baking sheet with parchment paper, and bake for 30-35 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, or until bread is fully cooked. Enjoy with some cheese and charcuterie, and a glass of red wine for good measure.

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Mother Admits To Using Breast Milk In School’s Bake Sale Brownies

I think this time around, there might be reason to cry over spilled milk, because feeding breast milk to people other than your baby could potentially be hazardous, and putting them in brownies without telling anyone is downright foolish.

An anonymous mom looking for baking advice on Facebook, posted that she “didn’t have time to run to the store,” and felt that using her own breast milk would the a perfect substitute for her child’s bake sale brownies.

The post went viral and comments came flooding in on this mom’s lack of judgement—some were jokes, but some were justifiably irate by the situation.

My favorite:

They say breast milk has a lot of redeeming vitamins and nutrients, right? While that may be true, it is technically not safe to consume breast milk that has not been properly screened. The FDA warns that unscreened breast milk puts individuals at risk for exposure to infectious diseases, and chemical contaminants.

Anytime we eat anything labeled as “homemade,” we run the risk of being exposed to these dangers, so it might be a good idea to ask questions about what’s being used to make those delicious brownies you bought at the farmer’s market.

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There’s A Dessert Fest In LA This Weekend And It’s A Sugar Filled Paradise

Got a sugar-thirsty sweet tooth? Don’t we all.

Time Out L.A. is taking advantage of those who are forever down for desserts with their Dessert Fest happening this Sunday, April 30. Attendees will have access to some of LA’s most tempting treats, all in one sitting.

The Time Out L.A. editors asked eight local restaurants and bakeries to serve up their most popular desserts for the event, and thus, Sunday they will be doing just that at Studio 11. The participating vendors include: Magnolia Bakery, Ococoa, Lady M Cake Boutique, Erin McKenna’s Bakery, SpireWorks, The Walrus and the Hedgehog, Wanderlust Creamery, and Pop Champagne Bar & Restaurant.

Magnolia Bakery

Kate Wertheimer, Editor at Time Out Los Angeles, says:

“At Time Out we’re dedicated to discovering the best of the city—whether that’s bars, theater, comedy, art or the very best dishes. L.A. has some great restaurants that are getting super creative with their desserts—whether baked, fried or frozen—so to celebrate our favorite sweet treats, we’re crowning L.A.’s very best. I promise that this will be every foodies’ perfect day filled with delicious, decadent goodness, and a few surprises, too.”

The Walrus and the Hedgehog

SpireWorks

Tickets are between $25-$35 and will get you tastings from each participating restaurant plus two complementary beers from Peroni Nastro Azzurro.

For more information and to book your ticket, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dessert-fest-presented-by-time-out-la-tickets-33349689820

Check out more of the goodies from the Fest below:

Magnolia Bakery

Ococoa

POP Champagne Bar

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How to Make Leftover Pie Brownies

So Thanksgiving is over. The gravy boat is put away until next year, the mashed potato bowl is soaking in the sink, and there’s still a good amount of pie sitting on your counter. Sure, you could eat it for breakfast for the next couple of days, or you could repurpose that pie by pureeing it and adding it to your favorite brownie recipe.

In this instance, my brownies were just from the box, and I add in half of a pecan pie and some bourbon just because. But I’ve keep the recipe generic as you can use any flavor you want, or maybe even multiple flavors if you are feeling really adventurous:

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Leftover Pie Brownies 

Ingredients

  • Leftover pie (1/2 of a pecan pie)
  • Favorite brownie recipe (mine’s the box)
  • Mix-ins (3T of bourbon for me)

Directions

  1. Puree pie in food processor until it resembles a paste or fine crumb (depending on what kind of pie you use).
  2. Fold mix-ins into your pie puree.
  3. Mix up brownie batter according to recipe, and spread into greased Edge brownie pan (or other appropriately-sized pan.
  4. Drop pureed pie in dollops into the brownie batter and use a knife or spoon to swirl it in a bit.
  5. Bake as directed, let cool, cut, and serve.

I’d love to know what combinations others come up with. It’s all up to your imagination and what you have on hand. In other words, the pie’s the limit!

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11 Ways to Transform Your Leftover Halloween Candy Into Something Sweeter

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Halloween is finally over and now we’re left with the age old question that hits us all on November 1: “what the hell am I going to do with all this leftover candy?”

Now, all this candy overstock could be because you just didn’t get that many trick-or-treaters, or maybe you decided to buy extra just in case (aka you wanted a stash for yourself), or you swiped some of your kid’s hard-earned sweets. Yes, parents, we’ve been onto your little game for years now. No matter the reason, you still have a grip of candy staring you in the face with nothing to do other than stuff your face with it, which isn’t a bad thing, but it’s not the most creative way to use all that sugary gold.

Your buddies here at Foodbeast want to help you out with this candy conundrum by presenting you with some ways to spruce up those sweets into something even better. P.S. We’re totally not responsible if you a) overdo it or b) get a cavity.

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Halloween Candy Bark

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Recipe: Just A Taste

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Snickers Cupcakes

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Recipe: Sugar Hero

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Fried Candy Corn

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Recipe: Oh, Bite It!

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Leftover Halloween Candy Brownies

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Recipe: Beki Cook’s Cake Blog

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Halloween Candy Cheesecake

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Recipe: Pineapple and Coconut

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 Movie Theater Popcorn Cake

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Recipe: Foodbeast

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Halloween Candy Cookie Cake

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Recipe: Baker By Nature

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Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

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Recipe: Sugar Hero

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Heath Bar Cupcakes

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Recipe: My Baking Addiction 

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Twix Caramel Popcorn

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Milky Way Muddy Buddies

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Recipe: Chef in Training 

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How to Make Brownie-Stuffed Brownies

Lately I’ve had brownies on the brain. So much so that when trying to come up with a new recipe, all I could think of was brownies, brownies, brownies. So I decided not to fight it. Brownie-stuffed brownies, topped with a brownie crumble? Sounds like a winner to me.

Brownie-stuffed brownies

Brownie-Stuffed Brownies
(About 24 Brownies)

Ingredients

  • 24 Little Debbie® Cosmic® Brownies (2 boxes of 6 packs of 2)
  • Duncan Hines Family Size Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix
  • Eggs oil and water called for on box mix
  • 5oz Fudge Brownie Goldfish Grahams

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 9×13 glass pan (or use your Brownie edge pan!).
  2. Pulse Fudge Brownie Goldfish Grahams in food processor until coarsely chopped. Set aside.
  3. Mix brownie batter according to directions. Spread thin layer of brownie batter on the bottom of greased 9×13 pan.
  4. Place single layer of Cosmic Brownies evenly over brownie batter (4×6), pressing each brownie down slightly into the batter.
  5. Pour remaining batter over brownie layer, spreading out batter so it covers all of the Cosmic Brownies.
  6. Sprinkle crushed Fudge Brownie Goldfish Grahams evenly over top of brownie batter and press down lightly.
  7. Bake according to directions (about 20 to 25 minutes) or until brownies are fully baked.
  8. Let cool for 20 minutes, cut into 24 pieces, and serve.

If you are looking to achieve a super dense, very rich, but not overly sweet brownie dessert, this is it my friends. This recipe is sure to satisfy even your most intense brownie craving.

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11 Incredible Ways to Replace Your Significant Other with Chocolate

What to do when love isn’t enough? Drown your sorrows in red wine and chick flicks? Post passive aggressive Facebook statuses? How about something a little more straightforward, and a lot more delicious? Whether your relationship is brand sparkling new, entirely nonexistent, or a little worse for wear, nothing and no one will ever love you as much as you love chocolate.

Chocolate can be cool and collected or gushy and warm. Chocolate will never let you down or make promises it can’t keep. Best of all, chocolate gets along with everything and everyone else you love, from marshmallows to beer . So we collected a list of 11 products and recipes to remind you that chocolate, let’s just be real, would absolutely be the best significant other, ever.

Repeat after me: Chocolate + [You] = LUV 4 EVER.

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S’mores Brownies Are Softies on the Inside and Out

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Graham crackers are all right, but the real stars of the campfire have always been chocolate and marshmallows. These S’mores Brownies take all the good parts of s’mores and leave all the boring parts (i.e., graham crackers and shame) buried deep underneath where they belong.

Recipe: Pastry Affair

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12-Layered Chocolate Cake Will Never Let You Down

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Sometimes a relationship starts great only to dissolve into an awful, ugly mess. Not so with this 12-layered chocolate cake from New York’s Strip House. Simple and sweet, there are no surprises here, just all good. Alllll goooooodddd.

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Dark Chocolate Creme Brûlée Is The Tough Guy With a Heart of Gold

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Recipe writer Bee Brûlée describes this chocolatey pot of cream as “so good you’ll want to punch someone in the face.” We’re picturing something with a touch more nuance than its vanilla counterpart. Just be careful not to burn the sugar, since the chocolate custard might make it a little hard to tell.

Recipe: Bee Brulee

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Magnum Double Chocolate Ice Cream is the Ultimate Chocolate Pleasure

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Premium chocolate ice cream swirled with rich chocolate sauce and made with rich Belgian chocolate — yes, please! If you’re looking for the most pleasurable way to take your love affair with chocolate on the go, there’s nothing better than a Double Chocolate MAGNUM ice cream bar.

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Richart Assorted Ganache, Coulis, and Pralines Are Fancier Than Netflix Dates

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Richart is a French-based chocolatier dedicated to creating visually impressive chocolate collections that look less like melted cocoa poop and more like the insides of designer handbags. For just $850, you can even get yours in a hand-crafted, seven drawer, burlwood vault. Yay.

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Chuao Potato Chip, Spicy Mayan, Maple Bacon Chocolate Bars Will Never Get Boring

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Maybe you don’t like wasting time. Maybe you’re just multifaceted. In any case, chocolate for you isn’t just a one-trick pony, but a culmination of everything good in the world. Southern California-based Chuao chocolates does its bars up with everything from maple bacon strips to crunchy potato chips to honeycomb. Super fancy.

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Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake Will Always Love You

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No matter how much you tell yourself otherwise, the indulgent tastes of chocolate and Nutella can be too rich after a while. But throw in a subtly cooling twist like cream cheese, and you can stuff your face with at least another pound of the stuff, easy.

Recipe: Ang Sarap

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Caramel Stuffed Quadruple Chocolate Chip Cookies Are 100% Melt-Worthy

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The name is as big a mouthful as the cookies are, which is a beautiful thing. These chunky treats ooze with melted chocolate chips and chocolate Rolos. Pro-tip: chilled dough results in optimal, gooey thickness. Otherwise, you’ll just end up with a sad, hunchbacked mess, sigh.

Recipe: Averie Cooks

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Will Never Force You to Commit

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White, milk, and dark chocolate flavored cheeses set into in one gloriously decadent wheel.

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Mini Chocolate Stout Brownie Sundae Floats Are Your Favorite Bad Decision

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This is what death by chocolate looks like. Just close your eyes and it’ll feel that much sweeter.

Recipe: Half Baked Harvest

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Chocolate Tree Is Like Christmas AND Valentine’s Day

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Melt chocolate, pour over ice, let set into jagged, sinuous branches, and call it a tree. At Del Posto in New York, they’ve perfected this process into an art form, resulting in veritable cocoa crags only the hardiest chocolate lovers should dare attempt to conquer.

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