How To Make Your Own CHEESE PUFFS At Home [WATCH]

You know cheese puffs. They’re either a distant memory living in your parents’ kitchen cabinet, or someone dove into a gallon jug of them at a drunk party you were at last week. Cheese puffs are addictive, radioactively orange and hated on by no one — and that’s why chef Josh Elkin took to the mean streets of the Internet to give us a much more wholesome recipe that looks less like a snack from The Jetsons, but more like a snack Wolfgang Puck would approve of.




How To Turn Your Cake Into Cones In 3 Different Ways

Our buddy Josh Elkin recently dropped by the Foodbeast Kitchen with an idea for a sweet cake recipe. He wanted to turn our three favorite kinds of cakes into hand-held cones.

The three flavors he used were Funfetti, Red Velvet and Brownie. All you need are a box of each respective mix (which you’ll be able to find at any grocery store), eggs, oil, milk, frosting, some ice cream and a few snow cone cups.

Whisk together your cake mix, eggs, oil and water until it’s smooth. Then pour them into the snow cone cups and bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Once the cones are done baking, throw the frosting into a plastic bag for piping. Carefully cut a small hole in the center of your cake cones and start piping the frosting inside until it reaches out the top. For the brownie, you’ll want to use ice cream.

You bet we came out of this shoot with sticky fingers.

Check out our video with Josh for the play by play.


This Is The Pizza Rap You Never Knew You Needed

Last week, Josh Elkin created these amazing Bloomin’ Onion Bites. The former Epic Meal Time personality is responsible for dishes like the Super Bowl Football Pockets and the Mardi Gras King Cupcakes. Now, he’s gonna teach us how to make pizza.

Actually, he’s gonna rap about it.

Elkin just dropped a some YouTube fire with a new video called Makin’ A Pizza.

It’s pretty catchy. Perhaps we should make a pizza now, or at least order one. Probably the later.

Check out the recipe and lyrics below. Y’know, in case you wanted to make a pizza and start rapping about it for your family and friends.


4 cups of bread flour
1 pack of active dry yeast
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 1/2 cups of warm water
1/2 cup of pizza sauce
1/2 cup of cooked sausage
1/2 cup of pepperoni
1/2 cup of bacon bits
1/2 cup of sliced red onions
1 cup of mozzarella cheese

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 1
Combine the warm water with the cooking oil in a mixing bowl.

Step 2
Combine the salt, sugar, flour and yeast in another bowl.

Step 3
Slowly add the wet bowl into the dry bowl and mix until the dough
starts to form. Continue to kneed out the dough until its smooth.

Step 5
Put the dough in a oiled bowl and cover it for 10 minutes.

Step 6
When the dough has rested for 10 minutes, roll it out on a floured surface.

Step 7
Add the pizza sauce, followed by the mozzarella cheese.

Step 8
Top the pizza off with the sausage, pepperoni, bacon and red onions.

Step 9
Bake it in the oven for 10-12 minutes.


We’re Makin a pizza , Makin a pizza
We’re Makin a pizza X 4

Let me teach you how to make a pizza
4 cups of bread flour and a pack of active dry yeast
and then I get 2 table spoons of cooking oil boy,
a teaspoon of salt now we’re all up in the move boy.
A teaspoon of sugar I know you wanna cook up
1 and a half of cup of warm water got the hookup
Half a cup of pizza sauce yeah I be the boss
when im done makin this pie eat it with my feet up dawg
Now you wanna get some pepperoni
Cook sausage bacon bits all for the homies
Slice some red onions and a cup of mozzarella cheese
Thats all the ingredients that you’ll ever need

We’re Makin a pizza , Makin a pizza
We’re Makin a pizza X 4

Two bowls, one got cooking oil
Combine the warm water with it and we’re feelin’ to go
Other bowl got the dry stuff, HUH
And if you’re tripping this is why bra
Pour the wet into the dry real slow, mix it all together till it turns
into dough
Then when your dough is all ready
Sprinkle flour on your board and knead your dough heavy
Now put your dough up in a greased bowl
Cover that thing up for like 10 minutes
Preheat your oven to like 400
Trust me boy we about to kill it
Roll the dough up on a pizza tray
Cover it up with sauce and all that mozzarella man
Add your toppings to the top of the cheese
Add your onions and put olive oil over it please i’m saying
Bake it for 10 – 12 minutes, Bake it for 10 – 12 minutes
Bake it for 10 – 12 minutes, Bake it for 10 – 12 minutes

We’re Makin a pizza , Makin a pizza
We’re Makin a pizza

We’re Makin a pizza, Now you’re eating a pizza.


How To Make Bloomin’ Onion Bites [WATCH]

Get your grubbing, disgusting fingers out of my food!
Sharing is caring right? Right. But not when you lick your fingers sucking back pieces of fried onion while going in for another helping without wiping them dry. Thats just straight disrespect and flat out disgusting.

That said, I was inspired to make personal bites that would refrain from this ever happening to you again. I present you with Bloomin’ Onion Bites. All the fun of eating fried onions without the bacteria backlash of your dumb ass friend who can’t comprehend the meaning of NO DOUBLE DIPPING.

They’re easy, they’re delicious, and they’re yours. Using any sort of mini onion you can find (red, white, yellow i’m not racist towards onions) a bath of seasoned flour and a pot of hot oil and you’re set. Use a tart mayo ketchup-based dipping sauce and the only thing that will be left over after eating these is a desire for more.


This Is The First Awesome Video From An Ex ‘EPIC MEAL TIME’ Chef


You may recognize our buddy Josh Elkin from Epic Meal Time. Now that he’s branched out on his own, we finally get to see what this dude can really do with his recipes.

Since his departure, Elkin’s still immersed in the food world. He’s been working on a few TV series for both the Food Network and the Cooking Channel as well as an instructional YouTube cooking show. Elkin’s also been working on a food inspired music project, recipe creations and is currently writing a cookbook.

So, my plate is certainly full, no pun intended.

His first big solo video just in time for the Super Bowl: Football Pockets. Here’s how you make them:

Football Hotdog Pretzel Pockets

Making #Superbowl food shouldn't be hard. Here's an, easy and delicious Football snack you should make for Sunday. RECIPE BELOW!1. Roll out pre made pizza dough2. Bend cookie cutter in shape of football3. Measure cut out4. Add mustard and hot dogs5. Cover with more dough6. Put it in the fridge7. Boil water and baking powder8. Put the football in water for 30 seconds 9. Put it on a baking tray and make laces using a knife10. Bake for 17 minutes on 450 degrees F. 11. Immediately coat them with melted butter

Posted by Josh Elkin on Thursday, February 4, 2016

First you roll out some pre-made pizza dough and divide the flattened result in half. Taking a metallic circular cookie cutter, bend it into the shape of a football. Use the cookie cutter to cut an outline on one side of the dough, without removing it.

Take a spoonful of mustard and add it to the center of your “football.” Cut a hot dog into horizontal quarters, and drop it on your mustard spread. Along the edges of the football outline, coat the dough with some egg wash along the perimeter.

Cut another piece of dough out from the untouched portion of the pizza dough and layer it on top of the hot dog one. Carefully removed the combined pieces and put it in the fridge. While it’s cooling, add some baking powder to a pot of water and let it boil. Then, once it’s bubbling gently put the football pocket in for 30 seconds.

On a baking sheet, carefully make some “laces” with a knife. Bake them in the oven for 17 minutes and once they’re done cover them in melted butter.

Pretty quick recipe you can enjoy with some mustard while you watch the game.

Keep an eye on Elkin’s culinary shenanigans through his Instagram and Facebook.

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Here’s How To One-Up Deviled Eggs With Avocados And Bacon

Big Game Avocado & Bacon Deviled Eggs | Foodbeast Kitchen


Posted by Foodbeast on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

One of our favorite culinary creators, Josh Elkin, has found a game-changing way to make deviled eggs even better than they already are, and just in time for the Big Game, too. You ready for this?

Avocados. Bacon.

So simple, yet so genius—these two key ingredients are really all you need to make your best deviled eggs ever. All you need to do is infuse fluffy cooked egg yolks with fresh, creamy avocado and salty bacon via food processor, and BOOM.

Instant Game Day appetizer, instant breakfast, instant anytime/anywhere snack. The best part is that these avocado’d eggs are drastically better for you compared to more commonplace Big Game party snacks—nothing but protein, good fats, good flavor, and a good time.


Photo by Pete Pham

Avocado and Bacon Deviled Eggs

Serves: 24

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 25-30 minutes

Total time: 50-55 minutes


2 Hass avocados

12 large eggs

1 pack of bacon (around 10-12 strips)

1 tablespoon of smoked paprika

The juice of half a lemon

Half a lemon worth of lemon zest

1 teaspoon of vinegar

1/2 teaspoon of salt

Part I – Bacon

1.  Fry the bacon on the frying pan until it is fully cooked but not too crispy

2.  Extract the bacon grease from the pan and run it through a sifter to get the fried bits and burnt pieces out of the grease. Set it aside.

3.  Set aside half the bacon strips. Run the remaining bacon strips through the food processor creating a bacon bit mix.

Part II – Eggs

4.  Fill a large saucepan or pot 1/3 of way with cold water. Add the vinegar and salt and then all the eggs. Bring the pot to a boil. Make sure the pot is big enough to hold all the eggs without them overlapping. Smaller pans or pots will require you to do this step twice.

5.  When the pot starts to boil, immediately take it off the heat, cover it, and set it aside for 13 minutes.

6.  Crack all the eggs and discard the shells. Carefully cut them in half making sure to keep the whites whole, as they will be the eating vessel. Take out the yolks and put them in the food processor.

Part III – Avocado

7.  Slice the avocados in half. Carefully use the bottom end of the knife to take out the pit but sticking it in and twisting then pulling it out. Scoop out the avocado flesh and cut it into pieces. Put the avocados into the food processor.

8.  Add a tablespoon of the reserved bacon grease, the smoked paprika, the juice of half a lemon and the half of the lemon zest to the food processor. Slowly pulse until all the ingredients are combined. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and blend it all together until you have reached a smooth consistency.

Piping the eggs

9.  Add the contents of the food processor to the piping bag or Ziploc bag. Cut off the tip of the bag 1/4 of an inch up.

10.  Carefully pipe the avocado egg mixture into each egg white. Chop up the remaining bacon strips into small slivers. Garnish each egg with the bacon bit slivers and remaining lemon zest.

Created in partnership with the Hass Avocado Board

#foodbeast Hit-Or-Miss

2015’s Best Instagram Food Porn Creators And Curators

If you have an Instagram account, first of all, follow us, if you’re not already. If you’re already rolling in the deep with the #foodbeast Instagram fam, however, you probably know most of the Instagrammers on the list. It’s been a great year for food porn and no one does it better than these guys.

  1. Dude Foods

You’ll never find a more elegant Spaghetti and Meatball Cone, or a Tomato-Soup Stuffed Grilled Cheese Ball so divine. Hell, his Bacon Weave Taco is straightup exquisite. Dude…FOODS. 100% reason to remember the name.

  1. There She Cooks


Imagine this honey gingerbread dough ferments for six weeks in the fridge before it gets baked A photo posted by Monika Walecka, San Francisco (@thereshecooks) on

Just look at those textures! Each of Monika Walecka’s photos has a romantic, intimate sense— she could make you tear up with just an image of a single bread slice!

  1. Tym Bussanich

The king of the deep fryer. Who is this man? Where did he come from? Where did he go? All we know is that he gets right to the gore of food with his quick condensed how-to videos—the oozing, gushing, beauty of food that the food world is slowly beginning to better appreciate. Your arteries may get clogged just by looking at Tym’s bready body of work, but I’ll be damned if that White Castle Pizza isn’t worth it.

  1. A Brown Table

Nik Sharma isn’t taking just any ordinary photos, he’s telling culinary stories. Using black and heavy shadows to his advantage, he strategically spotlights elements or details on his subjects that one might not notice otherwise: the deep crack of a freshly baked cookie; a sprinkling of pixie dust-like powdered sugar; the waxy exterior of multi-colored tomatoes… Cooking is an art form, and Sharma captures this fact perfectly.

  1. Stir and Style

Based in LA, you’ll find June Q. at all the best food events in town: openings, tastings, hot spots, the works; all for the sake of chomping down and slurping up the best grub. Lucky for us, she snaps food pics along the way so we at least can dream.  

  1. Miss Foodie Problems

She got 99 problems, but is food really one? A quick browse through Corey’s—aka Ms. Foodie Problems’—Insta will give you your answer: absolutely not! This lady both snaps and cooks, and no two photos look even slightly similar. The praise hands emojis tell no lies.

  1. Culinary Brodown

Here’s the lowdown on the Brodown: he cooks. He writes. He participates in Grilled Cheese Sandwich competitions. Any questions? You’ll find your answers at

  1. No Garlic No Onions

A wonderfully diverse mix of Middle-Eastern and foodgasm-inducing eats, NGNO will lead your tongue to book the next flight to Lebanon, Dubai, and beyond. Bismillah!

  1. Peep My Sneaks

Deep fried Big Mac. Deep fried lasagna rolls. Pregnant goldfish? Yup, that’s him. If you’re not peeping these eats, you’re sleepin’ on eats. Wake up! Getcha head in the game. This Sneakerhead is going to save us all with nothing but a handful of cheese and some canola oil.

  1. Cheat Day Eats

Not sure if all of these eats were technically eaten on “Cheat Day,” but also, who cares? As long as Ms. Jessica Cheat Day keeps posting gorgeous ‘grams like these, we can postpone the gym just a wee bit longer. Because it’s Cheat Day.

  1. Josh Elkin

One of the most ingenuitive in the food scene, Josh’s creations have included a s’mores cone, a cup made of cheeseburger, and a timely R2-D2 poutine. AN R2-D2 POUTINE. And when he’s not cooking and concocting, you can find him hosting Sugar Showdown on the Cooking Channel. It’s po ssible Josh doesn’t need sleep.

  1. Try It Or Diet

Mac and cheese burger #tryitordiet | 📷: @devourpower | 📍: @theainsworth

A photo posted by Try it Or Diet | #TryitorDiet (@tryitordiet) on

Harbingers of screen-lickable photos (hellloo, milky buns) and co-owners of Afters Ice Cream Scott Nghiem and Andy Nguyen have a few Instagram accounts between them. Instead of pitting them against each other, one of their collaborative accounts, @TryItOrDiet, swoops into the top 10.

  1. Food with Michel

Michel’s account is truly gift from the Instagram gods. All of his images consist of a plain white background yet are somehow always able to illuminate the food at hand to the point of holiness. Whether he’s focusing on an exquisite multi-course meal, or a fat, trendy burger, he has a way of making all his meals look heavenly.

  1. Food Baby NY

If you haven’t heard, Mike Chau and his son Matthew (lovingly known as Food Baby NY) are taking the Big Apple and soon the rest of the country by storm, one nibble at a time. Now that there’s another food baby in the mix named Sam, their account is twice as great. Not going to lie—just a smidge jealous that these kids are eating are eating better than we ever will.

  1. Devour Power

The duo behind Devour Power are doing an excellent job of getting Instagram their regular protein fix. That is, if your idea of a protein fix is mile-high sandwiches, some drippy, juicy meats, and fried finger foods that require napkins by the double-digits. Ohhhh yeeeeeeahhhhh.

  1. Foooodieee

Apparently the username “@foodie” was taken by a no-good Insta-ghost, but Tess of @Foooodie definitely does her handle justice. Her curated pictures of sprinkles/icing/candy/cream-covered everything are going to set your teeth on fire (assuming that’s possible). No complaints though.

  1. Donuts Cookies and Cream

Sweet sweet victory! You won’t be able to take ten seconds of this account without a getting a hankering for sugar-coated everything. Fortunately, the trio that runs DCC makes sure to tag every location.

  1. Daily Food Feed

Peeping Daily Food Feed’s Instagram, you’ll find a colorful assortment of edible items, many of which happen to be trending in food media. Rainbow-encrusted donuts, sprinkly ice cream tacos, red-bunned burgers—Jed of DFF is there for it all, and he makes sure that with each photo, the food subject is practically in your face. Try not to lick your screen.

  1. The Vulgar Chef

The Vulgar Fucking Chef, encouraging us to #eatlikeshit since God knows when, and we’re loving every second of it. The caption says it all—Kyle Marcoux always lets his freak flag fly when it comes to playing with his food, and that’s how we received such delicacies like French Fry Burger Tacos, Mac n Cheese Pulled Pork Cake, and Pizza Meatloaf.  

  1. Dennis the Prescott


Sunday night snack time. A photo posted by Dennis The Prescott (@dennistheprescott) on

Yep, all of Dennis’s pictures look this great, even when it’s simply “snack time.” Dennis gives an honest, approachable look at his many culinary indulgences, just go see for yourself. Like, now.