Recipes

ramen grilled cheese

I’m pretty sure that many of you had to basically survive off of instant ramen at some point in your life, and I’m sure we can all agree that it can get a little boring.

However, it turns out there are lots of different things you can do with ramen and some of them are pretty clever. I mean, did you know that you could make ramen gnocchi? If not, you’ll want to check the Buzzfeed video out after the break as it highlights 11 ramen hacks that you can try at home.

One thing did puzzle me. Why is the guy in the video so bad at emptying the egg into the glass? Sheesh. Slow down a little.

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DIY Poké Ball Cake [Video]

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Are you ready to catch all of the desserts ever? Then you’ll need a Poké Ball cake. Fortunately, Cakes By ChoppA has shared a video tutorial on making one from vanilla cake. Even though I’m a novice when it comes to forming cakes into shapes, I have to say this looks like a pretty basic project that simply requires patience. If anything, the trickiest part looks like covering the Poké Ball in fondant.

Watch the instructional video after the break.

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Becky McKay was going for a real statement dish when she made this Oatmeal Creme Pie Creme Pie. She took six Little Debbie brand oatmeal creme pies (which are very tasty!) and she combined them all with butter, Cool Whip and 12 ounces of canned vanilla frosting. Then, voila! She had herself a creme pie within a creme pie.

If you’d like to learn more about making this dish, you can check out the full recipe here.

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There’s no doubt that Hannibal is a show for foodies. If you’ve ever wished that you could try out some of the recipes from the show (sans human meat of course), we have some good news for you. Bryan Fuller has revealed in a recent interview with CraveOnline, that you’re going to get a chance with an upcoming cookbook:

“That is in development,” says Bryan Fuller in a recent CraveOnline interview about “Hannibal” Season 2 and 3 (coming to Blu-ray on September 16, 2014). “Yeah, there’s a cookbook in development and there’s also a fantastic ‘Art of Making of Hannibal.’ [...] I saw some pages from it. It’s a gorgeous book.”

When asked if the cookbook would feature all of the recipes from the TV series, or also include new recipes or recipes from the Thomas Harris novels, Fuller responded, “I think ‘yes’ is the answer to that question.”

No release date has been given, but budding chefs are sure to be lining up for this one.

(via The Mary Sue)

Pizza

Sure, you could study something like physics or chemistry or molecular biology with your fancy degree, but you could also study the science of pizza. The Journal of Food Science published a paper titled “Quantification of Pizza Baking Properties of Different Cheeses, and Their Correlation with Cheese Functionality,” which detailed just how well different cheeses did as a pizza topping.

The study covered several common cheese like cheddar, colby, gruyere, provolone, and mozzarella, and it determined that mozzarella was the best. It has to do with a combination of a low free oil content and cheese elasticity that allows the cheese to bubble and brown—giving it an edge on the competition. Professor Bryony James, who worked on the study, even created a video to help explain exactly how mozzarella was selected as the winner.

Of course, this study really only confirmed what we already knew, but they claim that understanding cheese on this level can aid in the development of low-fat alternatives that don’t sacrifice quality.

(Engadget via Gizmodo Image via Seth Werkheiser)

dancing baby groot cupcakes

These super cute dancing baby Groot cupcakes by JK Denim of the Koalipops YouTube channel are both adorable and easy to make.

All you’ll need are some pre-made cupcakes, shortbread dough, icing, a piping bag, and a DIY Groot stencil.

And the best thing is that you could put a dancing baby Groot on other food too. Think of the possibilities!

You can watch the tutorial after the break.

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Soot sprites are cute little creatures that appear in a couple of Studio Ghibli films; you can spot them in Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. Food Fiction came up with a way to translate the sprites to cookie pops, and they couldn’t be more perfect. It requires chocolate sandwich cookies, candy melts, Tootsie Rolls, and a handful of other supplies. The process looks a touch time consuming but just look at the results! I want to turn everything into cookie pops now.

See more pics of the adorable treats after the break.

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peanut butter pretzel ice cream cake

If you could capture the idea of heaven in food, I’m pretty sure it would look like this peanut butter and pretzel ice cream cake. Instructables user thekites posted this gorgeous dessert, and it’s made with two boxes of brownie mix, cream cheese, Reese’s Cup minis, and several more sugary ingredients. The ice cream portion isn’t technically ice cream from the carton, but it’s close enough to count. The recipe looks easy enough, and it’s definitely the kind of dessert that deserves to be shown off at a cookout or family gathering.

Get the full recipe at Instructables.

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If Peter Quill had a signature drink (albeit one that’s sans alcohol, because maybe he has to fly somewhere) it would definitely be the Star-Lord Mocktail. It’s described as being a bit sweet, thanks to the strawberry orange juice and pineapple juice, but it’s all balanced out nicely with some ginger beer. There’s also a habanero pepper added into the mix for a real extra kick!

Watch the video and check out the ingredients after the break…

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Kingdom

Summer is almost over, but it’s not too late to enjoy a frosty treat. Try your hand at these tasty Kingdom Hearts popsicles made by Nerdy Nummies. They’re just the thing to eat after a long day at the beach.

See the video after the break.

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