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This Michelin-Starred Restaurant Is Using iPads As Plates

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We’ve seen restaurants that let you order through an iPad, but a Michelin-starred restaurant is taking things to the next level, by actually using iPads as plates.

Quince in San Francisco is known for its French cuisine, but it is now getting attention for its curious plating.

If you order their “A Dog In Search Of Gold” plate, you’ll be served White Truffle Croquettes on top of an iPad screen that plays a video clip of a dog in search of truffles.

There’s also a frog leg dish served on top of an iPad, but this one plays a video of a frog hopping around in a pond, which is kind of creepy. It’s almost like looking your food in the face before you eat it.

People are calling into question how sanitary it is to place food directly on a screen, but it hasn’t stopped anyone from trying these unique meals.

Yeah, it’s a little unnecessary and extra, but you can’t argue too hard against a restaurant that has earned three Michelin stars.

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Gordon Ramsay Makes 3 Holiday Recipes He Enjoys At Home With Family

We’re only a few days away from the holidays and, if you have the misfortune fortune of hosting friends and family this year, you’re gonna want to lock down that menu as soon as possible. Our boy Gordon Ramsay, shows us three holiday recipes you can prepare in advance for the holidays, before things get chaotic.

A highlight from Ramsay’s Christmas special is when he shows us how to make a Christmas stuffing consisting of pork, apricot and pistachios, a caramelized cranberry & apple sauce, and mint chocolate truffles.

Chef Ramsay heavily advises you to create something delicious with smaller portions rather than something average with more to go around. Y’know, so you can savor everything.

With some help from his son and daughter, Ramsay sets off to prepare a sweet and savory holiday feast for his friends and family. Check out the video, if you’re looking for some seasonal inspiration straight from the decorated chef himself.

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Hit-Or-Miss

These Truffles Are the Best Way to Eat Your Favorite Childhood Cereals

Eating cereal out of a bowl is a thing of the past. This year for National Cereal Day we decided to dessert-ify our breakfast and crush up our favorite childhood carbs into decadent truffles. Nothing says breakfast quite like melted chocolate and Lucky Charms marshmallows, so try these 4 flavor combos and ditch the milk.


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Photo and GIFs by Max Bartick

Cookie Crisp Truffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

2 cups crushed Cookie Crisp

8-oz. cream cheese, softened

1 bag milk chocolate chips

2 teaspoons coconut oil

10 Cookie Crisp pieces (for garnish)

Directions:

1.   Crush enough Cookie Crisp cereal to measure out 2 cups.Cookie-photo 2.   In a medium bowl, mix together crushed cereal, 1/3 cup chocolate chips and softened cream cheese until well combined into a dough.

3.   Roll into 2 tablespoon-sized balls. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.

4.   Melt remaining chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing in between, until smooth.

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5.   Remove balls from the freezer and coat in melted chocolate. Place back on the lined sheet.

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6.   Top each truffle with one piece of cereal.

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7.   Let set for 15 minutes. Coooooooooookie Crisp.


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Photo and GIFs by Max Bartick

Reese’s Puffs Truffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

2 cups crushed Reese’s Puffs

4-oz. softened cream cheese

½ cup peanut butter

1 bag dark chocolate chips

2 teaspoons coconut oil

Directions:

1.   Crush enough Reese’s Puffs cereal to measure out 2 cups.

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2.   In a medium bowl, combine crushed cereal with 1/4 cup peanut butter and 4-oz. softened cream cheese.

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3.   Roll into 2 tablespoon-sized balls. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.

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4.   Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing in between, until smooth.

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5.   Remove balls from the freezer and coat in melted chocolate. Place back on the lined sheet.

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6.   Melt the remaining peanut butter in the microwave until smooth, about 30 seconds

7.   Place the peanut butter into a ziplock sandwich bag, snip off the tip of one corner with a scissors, and pipe across each truffle.

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8.   Freeze for 15 minutes or until hard.

9.   Enjoy that chocolate peanut butter-y goodness.


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Photo and GIFs by Max Bartick

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Truffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

2 1/8 cups crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch

8-oz. softened cream cheese

1 bag white chocolate chips

2 teaspoons coconut oil

Directions:

1.   Crush enough Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal to measure out 2¼ cups.

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2.   In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups crushed cereal with 8-oz. softened cream cheese.

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3.   Roll into 2 tablespoon-sized balls. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.

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4.   Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing in between, until smooth.

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5.   Remove balls from the freezer and coat in melted chocolate. Place back on the lined sheet.

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6.   Top with the remaining crushed cereal and set for 15 minutes until hardened.

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7.   Crave those crazy squares.


Photo and GIFs by Max Bartick

Lucky Charms Truffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients:

2 cups crushed Lucky Charms cereal

1/8 cup crushed Lucky Charms marshmallows

8-oz. softened cream cheese

1 bag white chocolate chips

4-7 drops green food coloring

2 teaspoons coconut oil

Directions:

1.   Crush enough Lucky Charms cereal to measure out 2 cups.

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2.   In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups crushed cereal with 8-oz. softened cream cheese.

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3.   Roll into 2 tablespoon-sized balls. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.

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4.   Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave in 30 second intervals, mixing in between, until smooth.

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5.   Add 4-7 drops of green food coloring and mix until you reach your desired color.

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6.   Remove balls from the freezer and coat in melted chocolate. Place back on the lined sheet.

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7.   Top each truffle with crushed marshmallows and let set for 15 minutes until chocolate hardens.

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8.   Hot damn.

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Sweets

How To Make Cap’n Crunch Truffles [WATCH]

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If you only eat Cap’n Crunch in a milk-filled bowl, you’re not using it to its full potential.

If you’re up for some outside-the-cereal-box experimentation, these Cap’n Crunch Truffles easy to make, and are more satisfying than sailing the 7 seas (That’s what Cap’n Crunch does, right?).

Inspired by the Domestic Rebel’, we threw down these balls with nothing more than some Cap’n Crunch, cream cheese frosting, powdered milk and melted white chocolate.

After blending up 3 cups of cereal, you add 1tbsp of powdered milk, 1/2 tbsp of salt, and 12 ounces of the cream cheese frosting.

After mixing all the ingredients together, you roll your mix into ping pong-sized balls, set them on a baking pan and put them to refrigerate for about 2 hours.

While the balls are chilling in the fridge, you start making the white chocolate coat.

We used a bag of white chocolate chips and just microwaved them until they melted.

Once your balls are cool, you dip them in the melted chocolate and refrigerate for another 20 minutes until the chocolate hardens.

Take them out of the fridge and enjoy these little dessert bombs.

If you’re more of a visual learner, and would enjoy listening to a happy-go-lucky orchestra play while cereal gets blended into a hypnotizing vortex, check out our video below:

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Cravings

This Is What a $400 White Castle Slider Looks Like

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If you have a $250 gift card for Williams-Sonoma, chances are you’ll probably spend it on some practical kitchenware. If you’re Nick from Dude Foods, however, you’re pretty much expected to do something a little different.

Using the entirety of the gift card, shipping included, Nick bought an ounce of Italian white truffles. One would assume that after purchasing such an extravagant ingredient he’d save it for a special occasion or some refined dish.

Nope. Homie threw it on a White Castle slider.

It wasn’t a complete waste of the ingredient, however. Since it is Dude Foods, Nick gathered some of the most expensively fancy ingredients he could find. This included both Pleasant Ridge Reserve and Hook’s 15 Year slices of cheddar, duck foie gras, port wine pate, Russian caviar, prosciutto, a fried quail egg and even some gold flecks. All stuffed into a White Castle slider.

Clocking in at $400, this burger definitely made a bold statement.

So how does a $400 burger stacked with truffles, caviar and foie gras taste?

According to Nick, terrible.

h/t Dude Foods

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Recipes

How to Make Cheetos Cookie Butter Truffles

How did I spend my Friday night? Sitting on the floor of my pantry surrounded by open jars of various butters and spreads. Armed with a Frito in one hand and a Cheeto in  the other, I dug in to each jar, hoping to find a combination that would speak to me. Shameful? Maybe. Successful? Yes!

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Cheetos Cookie Butter Truffles

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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pulse Cheetos in food processor until they become a fine crumb.
  2. Warm cookie butter in microwave until it’s easily stirrable (15-20 seconds). Stir in heavy whipping cream and crushed Cheetos. Chill in fridge until scoopable (maybe 20 minutes).
  3. Scoop into balls with your 2 t cookie scoop and keep chilled in fridge until ready to coat. (Makes around 24 truffles, give or take some thorough taste testing).
  4. Melt white chocolate baking bark in the microwave and coat your truffles.
  5. Return truffles to fridge to set and then, my friend, be prepared for awesomeness.

Though you may not think so, cookie butter and Cheetos go together like… well, cookie butter and Cheetos. Enjoy!

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How to Make Caesar Salad Truffles with Crouton Dust

Last week I took some “secret-ingredient” blondies to work and set my coworkers to the task of finding out what it was. Turns out, it was Manwich, but before they figured that out, they gave me a lot of really good ideas on what I could have used instead, one of them being salad dressing. I wanted to find a way to incorporate croutons (possibly the best part of a salad) into whatever recipe I decided upon and immediately thought of my go-to truffles.

Hello sweet and savory!


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Caesar Salad Truffles

(makes about 16 truffles)

Ingredients

  • 3.5 ounces Caesar Salad Croutons
  • 2T creamy Caesar dressing
  • 3T butter
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate

Directions

  1. Pulse croutons in food processor until fine crumbs.
  2. In medium bowl, melt together chocolate and butter in microwave.
  3. Stir dressing and then 3/4 cup crouton crumbs into melted chocolate.
  4. Chill in fridge for 20 minutes and then scoop into 2 teaspoon-sized balls, and roll in remaining pulverized croutons.
  5. Return to fridge for another 20 minutes and serve (If you like your truffles softer, forego the second chilling time).
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Recipes

How to Make Wasabi Pea Chocolate Truffles

My visits to the liquor store have become more frequent as the variety of food-flavored alcohol has increased. I just love looking through the mini-bottle section, wondering, “What do I want my booze to taste like today?” (Hint: the answer is never “booze.”) Glazed Donut Vodka Tonic? Yes, please!

So when I found a bottle of wasabi-flavored vodka, I knew I had to try it out. On its own, it was not for me, but luckily, I discovered an even better use for it: wasabi pea truffles.

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 Wasabi Pea Truffles
(adapted from Desserts 4 Today)

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. white chocolate
  • 6T butter
  • 9.9 oz. wasabi peas (a tall can of Hapi wasabi peas)
  • 50 ml Oddka Wasabi Vodka

Directions

  1. Pulverize an entire can of peas in food processor. (Should make about 2 cups).
  2. Heat white chocolate and butter together in microwave until just melted.
  3. Stir wasabi vodka into the chocolate/butter mixture.
  4. Mix 1 ½ cups of processed peas into the chocolate mixture and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes, stirring twice.
  5. Scoop wasabi pea truffle goop into 2t-sized balls and roll each ball in the remaining crushed peas until fully coated.
  6. Return to fridge until set.

I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what you end up with. Not only does the white chocolate subdue the flavor of the peas, it also tempers the wasabi’s usual kick to your nostrils. You can certainly still taste the heat, but now it’s manageable for picky palates.

Oh, and remember, there are vegetables in them, so they’re good for you. Probably.