Recipes

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Packaged pizza rolls are tasty but baking them at home makes them even more delicious. Beth Jackson Klosterboer of Hungry Happenings used Wilton’s 3D mini skull pan to shape homemade pizza rolls from Pillsbury pizza dough, pizza sauce, mini pepperonis, and shredded mozzarella cheese. The finished product is cute and spooky at the same time – it’s ideal for a Halloween party snack.

More pictures of the homemade pizza rolls after the break.

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Pancakes are delicious, but they improve significantly when you add bacon to the pancake mix. After all, most things are better with bacon. Ruthanne of Easybaked took the pancake and bacon combination to another realm by mixing them together in a tasty-sounding cupcake. The cupcakes are flavored to taste like maple pancakes and are topped with syrup-coated bacon and miniature pancakes. Yes, it does sound like heaven.

See more mouthwatering photos after the break.

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sailor moon cookies

Sometimes making beautiful cookies can be as simple as dressing up a bag of sugar cookie mix. Rosanna Pansino of Nerdy Nummies began with a mix, dyed the dough pink, and turned it into Sailor Moon transformation brooch pinata cookies. Easy peasy. Even the decorations don’t seem overly complicated to re-create.

Learn how to make your own Sailor Moon cookies after the break.

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Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking of spooky treats to make for parties. Lil’ Luna came up with gooey monster eye cookies, and they’re creative and creepy. They’re basically colored butter cookies made with cake mix and decorated with candy eyeballs. Easy and awesome looking? Yeah, those are my favorite kind of recipes.

Check out more pics of the ooey-gooey cookies after the break.

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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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