Putting some nuts into your mouth is good for you. Peanuts can protect us from cancer, diabetes, and extend our life expectancy. That’s why many nations around the world incorporate peanuts and peanut butter into some of their signature dishes.
With something so nutastic, why not eat some—if you’re not allergic.
From The Peanut Institute, this gem.
Southern Peanut Coleslaw
2 14 oz bags coleslaw mix
2 red onions, thinly sliced
½ cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 cup cider vinegar
2 garlic cloves
½ teaspoon celery seed
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup peanut oil
¼ teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
½ cup peanuts, roasted, coarsely chopped
¼ cup parsley, coarsely chopped
Slice onions and combine with bagged coleslaw mix.
Prepare dressing in a food processor by combining peanut butter, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, sugar, cayenne, celery seed and garlic.
With the machine running, pour in the oil in a thin stream to form a thick creamy dressing.
Season with salt and pepper, pulsing to machine to combine.
Toss coleslaw mix with the dressing, top with peanuts and parsley. Serve cold.
When the weather takes drastic swings in the same week, sometimes your sinuses get punished and you feel less-than-stellar. When that happens, cook-up a pot of this delicious feel-better soup. It’s our go-to—even when we’re not feeling like gum stuck on the bottom of your shoe.
Chicken Noodle Soup with Caramelized Onions
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or cubed (or use rotisserie chicken!)
2 teaspoons butter
1 large onion, halved and sliced
8 cups chicken broth
3 medium carrots, sliced ¼ inch thick
1 cup wide egg noodle pasta
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Melt butter in 10" skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, reduce heat, and cook until they begin to caramelize, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium. Cook until onions are tender and nicely browned or caramelized, stirring occasionally. Remove skillet from heat.
Heat chicken broth, pepper, and carrots in Dutch oven over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Stir pasta and chicken in saucepan. Reduce heat to medium. Cook 10 min. or until pasta is tender.
Stir in onions and serve immediately.
Death by Chocolate. It seems like the perfect way to die if you’re into chocolate. Morbid, yet delicious, no? If you’re a little twisted like we are, and you’re a foodie—then this book is a must: 50 Things to Bake Before You Die: The World’s Best Cakes, Pies, Brownies, Cookies, and More from Your Favorite Bakers, Including Christina Tosi, Joanne Chang, and Dominique Ansel.
Reading that title alone entitles you to a treat.
Anywho, this book is for at-home bakers who want to make pro-grade desserts. As in taste, not presentation. That’s a relief to us, because we can’t frost or decorate any cake or cupcake that doesn’t look like a toddler did it.
The pictures in this book are stunning, and the recipes are easy. How ‘bout Homemade Oreos? Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes? Chocolate Babka?
This is the kind of bucket list we’re totally down for. Because skydiving isn’t for us.
Pre-order now on Amazon.
Something weird happens to musical legends. They can only produce ‘hits’ during a certain period of time—mostly in their youth—then any other release from them isn’t given any love. This phenomenon spans all genres of music. It’s rare that an artist can be a hit-making machine across an entire career—if hit-making is the goal.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Def Leppard will release their 12th full-length album, Diamond Star Halos, on May 27th. The first single “Kick” is here. Take a listen:
What do you think?
Surely their monster tour with Motley Crue, Poison, and Joan Jett will fuel sales.
Let’s be honest. We’re all friends here. You’re probably going to over-indulge today. That’s why you need something delish and restoring to eat the next day. So, prepare this bomb casserole ahead of time and get un-hungover.
Cracked Out Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
*recipe courtesy of plainchicken.com
2 lb bacon
1 (30-32oz) bag frozen tater tots
1 (1-oz ) package Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups milk
Preheat oven to 350ºF degrees. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large skillet, cook bacon. Chop the cooked bacon into pieces. In a large bowl, toss together tater tots, cooked bacon, and cheeses. Pour into prepared baking dish. Whisk together eggs, Ranch mix, and milk. Pour over tater tot mixture. **Cover and refrigerate at this point if baking later.** Bake for 50 – 60 minutes, or until eggs are set.
There’s an Irish cocktail called Tipperary. Some—who aren’t down with green beer-- may partake in this beverage on St. Patrick’s Day.
IZO Spirits Mixologist Joree Weatherly is bringing the class to your drunk ass with this drink that features Izo Mezcal.
IZO’s El Castillo del Cahir
.75oz Izo Mezcal
.75oz Paddy’s Irish Whiskey
1oz Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
.5oz Green Chartreuse
2 Dash Angostura Bitters
Orange Peel Expression (As in smiley face? Angry face? Or is this fancy for a slice of orange?)
Put it all in a glass. Stir. Drink.
Some people cook. Some people bake. Some do both (we secretly hate them). If you’re not a baker, you can fake it ‘til you bake it with the easiest dessert recipe that even the bake-challenged can’t mess up. And there are only three ingredients.
1 13 oz. jar Nutella
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8x8-inch (or 9x9) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Pour into prepared dish and smooth top with spatula. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Be careful not to over-bake, otherwise brownies will dry out. Let cool before cutting and serving.
Sometimes you want the joys of a fireplace without all the responsibility of a big ol’ fireplace. In this case, less is more. Imagine a little fire pit that works indoors and outdoors…
These eco-friendly fire pits are easy to light and extinguish. Rubbing alcohol, a lighter, and proper ventilation is all you need. Get all romantical while Netflix-and-chillin’; Make s’mores with the kids; Or take the fire pit outside to enjoy the warmer weather while creating a cool vibe.
If you feel like a relationship with Colson Fire Pits, then click HERE or go to Amazon.
Let that light of yours shine, cuz you fancy!
Perhaps for Lent, you’ve given up drinking the entire bottle of wine yourself. In one sitting. Which is good for many reasons. But how many times have you forgotten about that opened bottle of wine, desperately needing its comradery, only to fine it’s turned its back on you all vinegary and testy?
Cry no more, friends. Never waste another bottle, and feel like a sommelier at the same time with In Good Taste finely curated wines. These wines make you an international grape expert, with selections from Italy, Spain, France, California, and so on.
These single-serving bottles of wine are equal to a glass-and-a-half. So, you reap the benefits of slightly-buzzed companionship without the WTH-did-I-do regret the next day.
Oh, and these wines are delivered directly to you in cute mini bottles that you can upcycle into whatever you want.
$65 for an 8-pack. Shop HERE.
The cracked Crack Wise Staff-- warriors of the Funformation Movement.