Recipes

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The Neville Longbottom cocktail, much like the pure-blooded wizard it’s named after, might appear to be a bit dainty, but it actually packs a real punch. This drink would definitely help you power through a Harry Potter movie marathon, so if you’d like to mix yourself up your own personal Longbottom, you’re going to need the following ingredients:

  • .75 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • .75 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce Pimm’s
  • 1.5 ounces tea-infused gin

If you’re not sure how to make tea-infused gin, head on over to The Backyard Bartender to learn the trick. Otherwise, once you have that special gin, shake all of the ingredients with ice in a shaker and pour it all into a glass over ice.

(via The Drunken Moogle)

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Knowing the former King Robert, his house drink would’ve most likely been anything that had alcohol in it, but Critical Hit Cocktails came up with a boozy beverage in honor of the tubby deceased ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. Remember to cry out the Baratheon words (“Ours is the fury!”) before you down this rather potent drink.

Watch the video after the break for the recipe…

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MadMen

Photo courtesy of Judy Gelman

The final season of popular AMC drama Mad Men has arrived, and with it fans must say goodbye to the stylish and retro atmosphere of the 1960s the show brought into their living rooms.

One element that helps bring that nostalgia to our screens is the food and drink highlighted in the series. The drinks Don Draper and his co-workers often have in hand come to everyone’s minds when they think of the series, but food also plays a central role.

“Food is as important as the drink. There are dishes that we don’t see any more such as cheese topped Apple Pie or Turkey Tetrazzini. They’re used in historical ways to help establish the period. It’s one of the details that helps establish the feeling of authenticity about the era,” Judy Gelman, co-author of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men, told That’s Nerdalicious.

The cookbook features more than 70 recipes that can help you enjoy some retro dining with your fellow Mad Men fans as you watch season seven over the next few months. Get tips for throwing your own Mad Men-era dinner party and find four delicious recipes you can try after the break!

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On Sunday, the highly anticipated premiere of Game of Thrones season four will air on HBO. As fans look forward to the return of the show’s classic action and drama, they also have another aspect to look forward to: the food.

It’s hard not to notice the elaborate feasts and interesting dishes being enjoyed by the characters in the series. It adds something to the atmosphere of the show that has been important to the story’s setting well before Game of Thrones made the move to TV.

“Food plays a recurring role in the books of A Song of Ice and Fire. Characters are constantly chatting and plotting over a meal. The really big feasts tend to involve major confrontations,” Alan Kistler, author of The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook, told That’s Nerdalicious.

Kistler’s cookbook features over 150 recipes inspired by George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series. Each of the recipes includes a description of the scene it is from and a discussion of the setting, characters, or themes. The cookbook also specifies in which book and chapter the food can be found which is fun for any literary geek who wants to enjoy dishes by their corresponding novel. The good thing is all this information avoids spoilers, so you can try anything without worrying about ruining the story if you’re not caught up yet.

Featuring everything from appetizers to desserts, the cookbook has just what you need if you’re planning to throw a delicious Game of Thrones party for the premiere. After the break, find five fantastic recipes you can try along with insight and tips from Kistler!

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beaker cookie pops

This is a Beaker Cookie Pop. In this case, he’s made with Vienna Fingers cookies, white and orange chocolate, candy eyes, orange peanut M&Ms and a whole lot of imagination.

I’ll be disappointed if you don’t add “Meep Meep” noises while eating them.

Want to cook some up? You can check out the tutorial over at Mouse Ears Mom.

(via Home Geekonomics)

apple pie in apple pie

The hardest part about making apple pie from scratch, or any kind of pie for that matter, is making the crust. It’s just time consuming. Instructables user Juanamac has come up with a way around that makes perfect sense: put it inside an apple! You just need puff pastry (you can buy sheets of it in the freezer aisle), apples, and other basic ingredients. Hollow an apple, put the filling in, add the puff pastry crust, and tada! Cute little apple pie inception!

Get the full recipe and how-to at Instructables.

(via Foodbeast)

chocolate chip shot glass

When we posted pictures of Dominique Ansel’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot Glasses a while back, it’s a pretty good guess some of you wondered how to make (and then eat) them.

Which is why it’s so great that someone took the time to figure it out, take pictures and create a handy guide.

A basic picture guide is available after the break…

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nutella hamentashen

Growing up Jewish, I know all about the deliciousness of Hamantaschen, but Just Jenn has taken them to a level that has to be considered divine.

She wrote a recipe for Nutella Hamantaschen.

For those of you not familiar with what Hamantaschen is, Jenn explains:

“Hamantaschen is eaten at Purim, a holiday that celebrates the Jews deliverance from Haman’s evil plot. It’s a cookie that represents Haman’s three cornered hat. Perhaps you’ve heard of the idiom, ‘I’ll eat my hat!’ said when something surely won’t happen, since the plot was foiled we are in fact eating his hat and it’s delicious!”

Plus, Nutella is Kosher. Double yay!

You can get the full details at Just Jenn.

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I’ve often contemplated whether or not you could make cookies with cookie dough ice cream, and now I know that it’s possible. Joe Satran of HuffPo Taste took a couple of different ice cream brands–including Edy’s, Turkey Hill and Ben & Jerry’s (yes!)–and removed the cookie dough chunks from the various ice creams using a fine-mesh strainer. He then molded the pieces into pseudo-cookie shapes and popped them into an oven for 15 minutes. The picture above shows the cookie dough bits before they went into the oven.

Check out the results after the break…

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What’s the best way to a math nerd’s heart? Cake. Especially pi cake. And lucky for you, Instructables member Anred Zynch posted a recipe for a 3D version that will knock your tastebuds out with sweet, delicious math.

Note: This method also works if you’re planning to build a replica of Stonehenge out of cake.

Head on over to instructables for the complete recipe.