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Recipes

How To Make Dessert Grilled Cheese And Other Stunning Marshmallow Recipes

Many of us are off for the holidays, and with that extra time means more room for sweet activities in the kitchen. 

In this month’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge, the team was asked to create a magical recipe with a marshmallow theme. 

Probably the coolest ones of the batch has to be Foodbeast’s resident food science expert, Constantine, who created a marshmallow fluff dessert grilled cheese. 

You can check out exactly how they pulled off such a feat in the video above, along with the rest of the spectacular marshmallow creations from this challenge. 

This month’s chefs include Alyssa, who made Cookies n Creme Rice Krispie Treats, Kimberly who whipped up Bacon S’mores Cookies, Oscar and his mouthwatering Mazapan Marshmallow Treats, and Sarah’s stunning S’mores Stuffed Cupcakes. 

Happy Holidays, everyone!

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Packaged Food

Trader Joe’s New Cinnamon Bun Cookies Just Landed On Our Radar

Photo courtesy of @JunkBanter and Shutterstock

I love cinnamon buns as much as the next guy, but the dessert roll is so rich sometimes its tough to finish a single one, even if you started your attempt with a massive craving.

Trader Joe’s has found a way to capture the essence of the lauded cinnamon bun and package it into something a little more snackable.

Junk Banter discovered these new Cinnamon Bun Cookies sold at their local Trader Joe’s and trust our interest is piqued.

The snacks are described as soft baked cinnamon and brown sugar cookies that sandwich together with a cinnamon bun-flavored creme filling.

It looks like Trader Joe’s checked off all the boxes for a proper cinnamon bun snack, though Junk Banter says they went a little too heavy on the spices and chewiness. You can find these at your local Trader Joe’s snack aisle and give them a try for yourselves.

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Packaged Food

Chips Ahoy! x Sour Patch Kids Crossover Is The Cookie Collab We NEED

Ever face the dilemma while snack shopping where you absolutely can’t choose between the richness of a cookie with the sour blast of sweetness that comes from Sour Patch Kids? It’s something many of us have faced at some point in our youths… and well into our thirties.

Well, choose no further with the latest collaboration between Chips Ahoy! cookies and Sour Patch Kids. Yes, you read that right.

The new cookie hybrid features the sweet and crunchy texture of a Chips Ahoy! cookie souped up with the sweet and sour candy-inspired chunks of Sour Patch Kids. It’s essentially biting into a delectable cookie while popping pieces of Sour Patch Kids into your mouth, which frankly sounds amazing.

Wish these existed the last time I went to the movies. Then I wouldn’t have to spend a fortune on cookies and candy.

You can find this new flavor of Chips Ahoy! cookie at participating retailers nationwide starting May.

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Fast Food

McDonald’s Is Launching A Snickerdoodle McFlurry

The holidays are quickly approaching and it looks like McDonald’s is getting a jump on the seasonal festivities by releasing a brand new flavor of their famous McFlurry.

McDonald’s has announced that they’ll soon be releasing a Snickerdoodle McFlurry this month.

The dessert item combines McDonald’s iconic vanilla soft serve with crumbles of sweet cinnamon cookies, evoking the flavors of the winter holidays a few weeks early. Hey, the earlier the better I say.

According to the fast food chain, this is McDonald’s first new seasonal McFlurry flavor since 2012, the previous offering was a Holiday Mint variation.

The Snickerdoodles McFLurry will be available from Nov. 11 through Nov. 17 exclusively on Uber Eats, for those wanting a sneak peek at the new dessert flavor. Those who can wait a bit, can purchase it regularly at participating McDonald’s locations the week following Nov. 17.

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Packaged Food Sweets

Oreos Debuts CARROT CAKE Cookies As Newest Flavor

We’re always eager to see what new flavors the Oreos factory is churning out. Last year, they added some delectable variety to their legion of flavors with the addition of Strawberry Shortcake and Rocky Road.

Now it seems one of the newest flavors to hit the snack aisle will be one for the rabbits. Or at least anyone with a taste for carrots. Yup, Nabisco just dropped Carrot Cake Oreos.

The new cookie boasts a cream cheese-flavored creme that’s sandwiched between two carrot-flavored cookies.

According to Oreos, the flavor is confirmed to be a permanent addition to the line, rather than just a seasonal offering.

Beyond that rich new offering, Nabisco is also debuting a limited edition “Love, Oreo” which features a sweet and tangy pink creme spread in between two cookie pieces with special messages like “Dunk In Love, “XOXO Oreo”, “Let’s Twist”, and “Dear Cupid Send Oreo.” These are also available now and will stay on shelves through the end of Valentine’s Day, presumably.

Carrot Cake Oreos and Love, Oreos can now be found at any grocery retailers that offer Oreos. As a huge fan of carrot cake, it’s nice to see the dessert get some love.

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Features

10 Everyday Food Tips That You Can’t Help But Appreciate

I always get excited when I discover a new life hack. I figure if I collect enough of these tips, I’ll eventually be on my way to becoming a fully-functioning adult. Though that journey may take some time.

The popular subreddit LifeProTips is a plethora of tips and tricks shared by the collective experiences of the Internet. You can find tips that cover relationships, finance, technology, and most importantly — food.

Because we’re always seeking ways to make our dining experience much simpler, we created a list of some of the best food pro tips we came across. Enjoy!


LPT: Let someone know you’re picking up the tab for a meal AFTER they’ve ordered. This allows a considerate friend to order what s/he wants freely and also prevents a colleague/acquaintance from taking advantage of your generosity. from r/LifeProTips

I’ve been on both the treating end and receiving end of a free meal. Keeping mum about buying dinner for someone to dinner is something your wallet will appreciate.

LPT: If a server or cashier at a restaurant gives you extra of something for no charge, and you are later asked by a manager if that employee was doing their job well, don’t mention that they gave you extra food. It could potentially get them in trouble. from r/LifeProTips

Sometimes, all a kind gesture really needs is a simple thank you.

LPT: If you want to “vacuum seal” food, put it in a ziplock bag and submerge it in a bowl of water with the bag open above the water. The water will push the air out of the bag, and you can close it without any left inside. from r/LifeProTips

Personally, I’ve always been a fan of the “seal it almost all the way and squeeze out the rest of the air” method.

LPT: when making nachos, put a tortilla underneath your chips to turn leftover toppings into a taco. from r/LifeProTips

I’ll admit, sometimes I’ll lick the plate clean when eating nachos. Having a tortilla underneath to catch the toppings would probably make me look more composed.

LPT: Store potatoes and onions well apart from each other. They release moisture and gases that can make the other get bad faster. from r/LifeProTips

So that’s why my onions keep going bad.

 

LPT: Use olive oil instead of extra-virgin olive oil when cooking with heat. It has a higher smoke point and is cheaper. Use your nice oil for finishing dishes, not preparing them. from r/LifeProTips

Very guilty of this sin, especially when I’m too lazy to run to the grocery store for frying oil.

LPT: Most juices/drinks that advertise 50% less sugar are simply watered down. You can save money by watering down the normal product. from r/LifeProTips

Doctor says I should be drinking more water anyways.

LPT: When baking cookies, take them out when just the sides look almost done, not the middle. They’ll finish baking on the pan and you’ll have soft, delicious cookies. from r/LifeProTips

Chocolate chip cookies with a crispy exterior and gooey insides are one of life’s greatest pleasures.

 

LPT: Put a peeled banana in the freezer for a snack that almost has the same texture and taste of ice cream but without the guilt or calories. from r/LifeProTips

That does solve my lactose intolerance issue too…

LPT: Learn to look at food products labeling carefully. “Made with 100%…” is very different to “made from 100%…” from r/LifeProTips

Always read the fine print when it comes to food.

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Deals

DoubleTree Giving Out Free Cookies To ANYONE Who Walks In

If you’ve never stayed at a DoubleTree Hotel, I’m going to let you in on a little secret — they have some of the best warm chocolate chip cookies just waiting for you at the front desk. They’re like, unexpectedly good, and if you’re not careful, you can find yourself eating four or five of them a night.

While you usually have to be a guest to enjoy these heaven-sent Christie Cookies, DoubleTree is currently doing a “12 Days of Cookies” promotion where you can walk into any DoubleTree across the nation, and enjoy one of their cookies.

You won’t get carded, questioned, or scolded for not being a guest. All you have to do is walk in and ask for one.

There are at least two DoubleTrees on my drive home, so I know what I’m doing tonight.

WHO: DoubleTree by Hilton
WHAT: Free chocolate chip cookie for anyone
WHEN: Through Christmas Eve, December 24
WHERE: All participating DoubleTree hotels across the U.S.
WHY: Because it’s the holidays, bruh

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Packaged Food Sweets What's New

Treat Your Sweet Tooth To Milano’s New Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cookie

Now that Halloween has passed, we’re keeping an eye on all these seasonal sweets dropping for the upcoming holidays. As we bear through one more month of pumpkin-spiced items, we look longingly to December for all the holiday-themed cookies and candies we’d like to spend an intimate evening with.

Perhaps a sultry helping of dark chocolate will stimulate our sweet tooth.

To help us with that, Pepperidge Farm announced their newest flavor of Milano Cookies: Dark Chocolate Sea Salt. The new cookie is getting a pretty early seasonal release, still a month out from winter. Hey, we’re not complaining one bit.

For those of you who enjoy titillating your taste buds with a variety of sensations, the gourmet cookie combines both elements of sweet and salty.

The new seasonal flavor will only be available exclusively at Target stores beginning November 5. Man, this would go fantastically with egg nog.