Baked Potatoes Are Always Great, But Wait Until You See This Version

Baked Potatoes Are Always Great, But Wait Until You See This Version

Ah, baked potatoes. They really do make the world go ’round. Okay, maybe not, but they are pretty great. They’re easy to make, and there’s nothing quite as satisfying as digging in to a hot potato covered in sour cream when a food fest is underway. And because humans can be pretty great, people have come up with tons of takes on this comfort classic. Some people add chives, and others go right for the cheddar cheese, but what this guy came up with is about to change the potato game forever. If you’ll excuse me, I need to go pick up about 30 pounds of potatoes. It’s about to get real. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/baked-potato/

What This Genius Does With A Peanut Butter Cup And A Scalpel Will Make You Drool

What This Genius Does With A Peanut Butter Cup And A Scalpel Will Make You Drool

This might be the most important surgery in all of medical history…or at least the most delicious. The Food Surgeon‘s current patient is a Reese’s Cup that needs a filling transplant. Now that a suitable donor has volunteered to help, he can refill the candy with something equally delicious. Prepare yourselves for a beautiful marriage between everyone’s favorite chocolate treat and milk’s favorite cookie. The transplant was a success! Sadly, the patient’s life expectancy is fairly short. That will be stuffed in someone’s face in no time. Will you give this procedure a try? Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/candy-surgery/

By Putting A Pat Of Butter Under A Glass, He Came Up With A Trick You'll Always Use

By Putting A Pat Of Butter Under A Glass, He Came Up With A Trick You’ll Always Use

If you love food but you’re unfortunately not a wizard, you probably stick to cooking and leave baking to the pros. Baking the cakes, brownies, and cookies that make the world a better place takes skill and precision (neither of which I have when I step into a kitchen). Not only do your ingredients have to be measured perfectly, but they also have to be the right temperature. If a recipe calls for room-temperature butter, for example, you’d better not add some cold butter and hope for the best. The next time you mix all of your dry ingredients and discover that your butter is still hanging out in the fridge, grab a glass and give this trick a try. This tip is perfect because heating butter up in the microwave would make the ingredient way too hot. And it’ll be great the next time I try (and fail) to […]

This Chef Was Just Frying Fish When He Did Something Totally Crazy

This Chef Was Just Frying Fish When He Did Something Totally Crazy

Prem Kumar attracts thousands of customers to his seafood restaurant in New Delhi, India, every day. While I’m sure the food tastes great, there’s something else that draws tourists and townspeople to this local haunt, and it has to do with the way he fries fish. If that were all, though, perhaps Mr. Kumar wouldn’t be so special. After all, he’s not the first person to showcase this incredible skill. But when you discover how he accomplishes the feat, you’ll be shocked to find out that you can probably do it, too…if you dare. Kumar has science to thank for his amazing talent, since this technique is an example of the Leidenfrost effect. By submerging your hands in cold water just before placing them into boiling liquid, you can protect them from the scorching temperatures for a moment. The cold water turns into steam when it comes into contact with […]

Ditch The Chips And Go For This Steak-And-Potatoes Take On Nachos Instead

Ditch The Chips And Go For This Steak-And-Potatoes Take On Nachos Instead

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t like nachos. And if you ever do come across such a person, just walk away. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. But you know what would be even better than chowing down on a standard plate of nachos? Replacing the chips with potatoes and throwing some steak on top. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); That’s where this recipe comes in. If this sounds good to you (and you know it does), here’s everything you need to know. Ingredients: 1 russet potato 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 3 teaspoons pepper 2 teaspoons paprika 1 skirt steak 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Shredded cheddar cheese Shredded fontina cheese Sour cream Salsa Instructions: Preheat oven to 450°F. Thinly slice potato. Place slices in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Season with one teaspoon of salt, two teaspoons of pepper, and […]

Can't Stand The Heat? Get Out Of The Kitchen And Lower Your Risk Of Heart Disease

Can’t Stand The Heat? Get Out Of The Kitchen And Lower Your Risk Of Heart Disease

We all know that we’re not supposed to eat a ton of fatty or fried foods. It’s no secret that they’re not good for us or our bodies, as they may contribute to heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States. Around 25% of deaths in the country are caused by heart disease and its complications. Now, new studies show that it might not only be what people eat, but how they prepare it that matters. The journal Nutrition published a report that shows that the temperature we cook food at may be just as important as the oils we use to cook. iStock “When food is heated up to a high temperature, new compounds are created, and some of them are known to be harmful to health,” explained Raj Bhopal, professor of public health at the University of Edinburgh. According to CNN, when foods […]

The Adorably Hilarious Children's Guide To Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner

The Adorably Hilarious Children’s Guide To Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner

Remember when you’d try to help your parents in the kitchen when the holidays rolled around? Cooking looked like even more fun when we were little! We just wanted in on it! Also, we could score sneaky bites of the food while our parents were working, which was a plus. Thanksgiving was always the best. These kids, however, should probably stick to playing outside or watching TV. Their cooking skills aren’t really there yet. Source: Kids guide to thanksgiving cooking by ViralClipsDaily on Rumble Oof…the power mixer in the hair…that’s rough. Never pretty. I’m sure these kids are good at plenty of other things, but culinary skills definitely passed them by. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/kids-guide-to-thanksgiving/

The Reason He Put Butter Into Boiling Water Is So Genius And Delicious

The Reason He Put Butter Into Boiling Water Is So Genius And Delicious

With summer right around the corner, it’s almost time to break out the grill and plan those BBQs. And if you’re anything like me, that means meat, beer, and everyone’s favorite — corn on the cob. But this season, instead of boiling your corn in just water, consider this epic cooking trick… All you need is some milk, butter, and corn. More butter is always better in my book. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/corn-on-the-cob/

20 Epic Alternatives To Boring Old Pizza -- You're Going To Love These

20 Epic Alternatives To Boring Old Pizza — You’re Going To Love These

I’m as big of a fan of pizza as the next guy or girl, but sometimes, I can’t help but crave something a little different than a standard pie. Hear me out before you call me a traitor to the pizza club… While I’ll always eat a slice of pepperoni if it’s put in front of me, these fun alternatives to a regular pie will have you running to the kitchen to replicate these delicious recipes. 1. This hash brown pizza will have you drooling in seconds. 2. Or maybe you want sliced potatoes? This pie is for you. 3. Okay, but can we talk about pizza monkey bread? 4. While we’re on the topic of carbs…pizza PASTA. 365 Days Of Baking & More 5. This isn’t your average pizza…it’s made in a Crock-Pot! 6. I need these zucchini pizza boats in my mouth ASAP. Cooking Classy 7. But these […]

Dishwasher Cooking Isn't New, But Making A Steak In There? Crazy!

Dishwasher Cooking Isn’t New, But Making A Steak In There? Crazy!

By now, you’ve probably heard about dishwasher cooking. From veggies to grains to desserts, people have made all sorts of delicious foods in this appliance, but cooking something like steak in it would never work…would it? Recently, the YouTubers behind COOK WITHMEAT decided to test out dishwasher cooking by preparing a nice, juicy ribeye. When I saw what they had in mind, I couldn’t believe that they were going to waste such a delicious cut of meat! Once they sliced into the finished product, however, I was a complete believer. Skeptical? Just wait until you see what they pull out of their dishwasher at the end of a 90-minute wash cycle. Read More: Pouring Molten Aluminum On A Steak Has The Coolest Result Would you cook a steak (or anything else) in the dishwasher? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to share this crazy kitchen hack with […]

11 Habits Of Incredibly Clean And Organized People

11 Habits Of Incredibly Clean And Organized People

One of the only reasons I keep my apartment clean is because I have a dog. It seems counterintuitive because they tend to track in dirt and shed, but mine has an even worse habit — destroying anything she can get her teeth on. So I’m forced to tidy up every time I leave the premises. For those of you who don’t have separation anxiety-ridden pets to keep you cleanly, here are some habits that incredibly organized people always employ. With just a few lifestyle tweaks, your friends will be complimenting you on your spotless home in no time! 1. They make their bed. Flickr / Serene Vannoy; Flickr / Don Nunn Not only does this change the look and feel of your entire bedroom, doing this in the morning jumpstarts your day and motivates you to begin with a clean slate! 2. They empty the dishwasher. Flickr / andrea […]

These 16 Kitchen Hacks Will Transform You From Zero To Master Chef Hero!

These 16 Kitchen Hacks Will Transform You From Zero To Master Chef Hero!

Cooking is more than just science…it’s a skills game! Anyone else find themselves spending countless hours watching the Food Network? I’m always so perplexed at how both master and amateur cooks alike can produce such top-notch culinary dishes…and in 30 minutes or less! But don’t fret, you can have the culinary prowess of a master chef thanks to these time-saving kitchen hacks. 1. Need to cut some veggies, but don’t have time for a knife? Try a pizza cutter! 2. Use a wine glass to make perfectly rounded cookies and biscuits. South By Southeast 3. Soaking onions in a bowl of ice water can eliminate the stench without sacrificing the taste! Instructables / Paige Russell 4. Forget about all the annoying cleanup by baking lasagna in the dishwasher. 5. If you find your broth to be just a bit too fatty, stick it in the fridge to cool then skim […]

23 Simple, Yummy Recipes To Bring To Your Friendsgiving Dinner

23 Simple, Yummy Recipes To Bring To Your Friendsgiving Dinner

Friendsgiving is sort of like Thanksgiving’s drunk, crazy, and way less judgmental cousin. This new holiday is a lot less high-maintenance than the main event and can serve as the perfect way to destress after spending a full day with all of your relatives. There’s no need to worry about awkward political talk or your grandmother constantly bombarding you with questions about how sucky your love life is. Rather than stick to traditional fare, this friend-oriented gathering allows you to switch things up a bit and take a creative spin on your holiday favorites. Whether you’re a Friendsgiving pro or a first timer, here are 23 amazing recipes that’ll make you forget all about what went down on Thanksgiving. 1. Start off the night with delicious sweet potato crostini. Naturally Ella Read More: 19 New And Mouthwatering Pies To Make For Your Thanksgiving Celebration 2. A scrumptious Friendsgiving dish like […]

18 Instagram Accounts That Will Inspire You To Live Your Best Life

18 Instagram Accounts That Will Inspire You To Live Your Best Life

Because 2015 is the year you’ll stick to your resolutions. 1. Nicole Warne – @garypeppergirl Instagram: @garypeppergirl Instagram: @garypeppergirl Instagram: @garypeppergirl   Nicole runs the amazing Gary Pepper Girl blog and seems to have the coolest life ever. Though she originally hails from Australia, her Instagram will take you all over the world, inspiring your next adventure and showcasing the coolest travel spots from around the globe. 2. Jess Robinson – @lazygirlfit Instagram: @lazygirlfit Instagram: @lazygirlfit Instagram: @lazygirlfit   Jess is a trainer who focuses on short and simple workouts that anyone can do with very basic equipment. Her Insta is filled with inspirational quotes, exercise demonstrations, and delicious-looking healthy food. 3. Jessica Stein – @tuulavintage Instagram: @tuulavintage Instagram: @tuulavintage Instagram: @tuulavintage   Named after the Finnish word for wind (‘tuula’), this Instagram is about wanderlust and wardrobe, and will inspire you to open your eyes to the beauty of […]

These Life-Changing Cooking Hacks Will Transform Your Kitchen Into Awesomeness. Brilliant.

These Life-Changing Cooking Hacks Will Transform Your Kitchen Into Awesomeness. Brilliant.

Does your kitchen give you nightmares? Too intimidated to tackle that recipe your mom gave you for your favorite meal growing up? Or maybe you’re racking up some serious pizza delivery debt. Regardless of what’s kept you from the kitchen, it’s time to face your fears with a little help from these ridiculously easy hacks. You’ll be whipping up meals like a pro! 1. Peel all your hard-boiled eggs at once by giving them a good shake. 2. Shaking also works for peeling garlic! 3. Use a knife to pit avocados. But be VERY careful! 4. Then slice it up without the mess while it’s still in the skin. 5. Add a dash of baking soda to your onions to caramelize them in half the time. 6. Vent your aggression and create a nice salad at the same time: core your lettuce by slamming it on the counter. 7. Spritz […]

18 Kitchen Cheat Sheets You Absolutely Need In Your Kitchen ASAP

18 Kitchen Cheat Sheets You Absolutely Need In Your Kitchen ASAP

We’d all be lying a little if we said we didn’t need a bit of help in the kitchen every once in a while. And I’m not talking about an extra pair of hands — though, that wouldn’t hurt either! No, I’m referring to a cheat sheet that has everything you need to know. Sure, Google is just a click away, but when you’re elbow-deep in a turkey or covered in flour, busting out your phone seems a bit far-fetched. Instead, print these quick guides out and surprise your guests with how adeptly you can convert ounces into quarts. 1. Here’s how to cook just about every veggie out there. Kidspot 2. You should always know a few healthier food substitutions. BuzzFeed 3. …Like zucchini fries. BuzzFeed 4. Odds are, you’ve been using your knives all wrong. Illustrated Bites 5. Don’t let your precious carbs or cheeses go bad. BuzzFeed […]

21 Epic Baking Hacks That You Need To Start Using TODAY!

21 Epic Baking Hacks That You Need To Start Using TODAY!

Despite what those failed chocolate soufflé attempts say, baking is not rocket science. In fact, it’s pretty easy if you know all the tricks of the trade. You’ve just been working with the wrong set of metaphorical tools. So stop burning your crusts and giving up if you’re missing an ingredient — baking is about to become easy as pie with these simple hacks. 1. You can use a wine bottle as a makeshift rolling pin. Flickr / Christopher Dorobek 2. Avoid hard brown sugar by storing it with a slice of bread or a large marshmallow. This Week For Dinner 3. Use a piece of parchment paper to make your own cupcake liners. The Blueberry Moon 4. Ripen bananas by placing them in the oven for 40 minutes at 300 degrees. Flickr / 24oranges.nl 5. You can swap avocado for butter in order to make a cake healthier. Joy […]

I Don’t Care What You Think About My Breakfast

I Don’t Care What You Think About My Breakfast

I’ve spent years copying other people’s snacks and, recently, fending off unsolicited diet advice. Now I’m finally figuring out what I actually want to be eating. View this image › Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed I made oatmeal this morning, and I can’t stop thinking about it. OK, wait, hear me out. It wasn’t even the instant kind. It was old-fashioned. I cooked it in milk, and then added some things I thought would taste good together. And, miraculously, I was right: It was delicious. I realize I have just described the very basic process that is “cooking,” and I realize that oatmeal is not exactly the height of culinary achievement. But you have to understand: I really don’t know how to cook. This is new for me. You know how people who cook a lot will be like, “Oh, I just threw this together from things I had in my […]

10 Kitchen Hacks You Won't Believe You Didn't Know Until Just Now

10 Kitchen Hacks You Won’t Believe You Didn’t Know Until Just Now

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been looking for easy fixes to all your kitchen problems for years. But, aside from always ordering takeout and never actually using dishes or countertops, there will sadly never be an ultimate solution. That doesn’t mean you or I have to stop looking for cooking hacks, though! Here to solve 10 of your kitchen annoyances are the geniuses at HouseholdHacker. That butter trick? I mean, wow. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/clever-kitchen-hacks/

Tis The Season To Curl Up With A Glass Of Wine -- Here Are 21 Recipes To Try

Tis The Season To Curl Up With A Glass Of Wine — Here Are 21 Recipes To Try

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_581951d7d8a9e’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118302_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_581951d7d8a9e’); }); Whenever there’s a bottle of wine around in my house, it doesn’t take long to disappear. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that sometimes a glass of wine is necessary to help take the edge off. And with winter fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to sit by the fireplace and warm up with a nice red. But who says wine can only be enjoyed by the glass? The possibilities are virtually endless when you incorporate a little vino into your favorite dishes. To help broaden your horizons, here are 21 wine-infused recipes. 1. White wine is typically used in a variety of seafood dishes, but none of them compare to seared cod in a white wine, tomato, and basil sauce. Baker By Nature 2. Need a quick […]

With A Few Ingredients, She'll Show You How To Make Pepperoni Pizza...In A Mug!

With A Few Ingredients, She’ll Show You How To Make Pepperoni Pizza…In A Mug!

The problem with living alone is that unless you have an industrial-sized freezer at your disposal, it’s insanely hard to store food for one. (And this usually results in me eating entire pizzas by myself.) But YouTuber Gemma Stafford has a come up with a few perfectly proportioned meals that are ideal for bachelors and bachelorettes! Watch as she demonstrates how to make everything from brownies to pizzas in the microwave. And the best part? All of them are cozily made inside of microwavable mugs, which really cuts down on cleaning time! It’s a win-win situation, people. These recipes are perfect for those of us who live alone and have endless amounts of weird leftovers in the fridge from failed cooking experiments. Plus, anything that helps me avoid washing pots and pans is amazing in my book. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/microwave-mug-meals/

Here Are 13 Kitchen Tips That Will Turn Anyone Into A Top Chef.

Here Are 13 Kitchen Tips That Will Turn Anyone Into A Top Chef.

It’s time to get more flavor out of your kitchen with less hassle. As a microwave chef myself, I know how daunting it can be when you’re going over a list of ingredients and instructions for even the simplest of recipes. With these tips, you’ll be searing up the perfect steak, enjoying a nice side of rice, getting the most out of the lemons life gives you and more. Take a look! 1.) Microwave lemons for 20-30 seconds and you’ll get a lot more juice out of ’em. Flickr 2.) Place a wooden spoon across your pot to keep it from boiling over. YouTube 3.) When your brown sugar seems rock solid, sprinkle with water and cover with a damp paper towel, then microwave for 30 second intervals until soft. Flickr 4.) Soak mussels and clams in water with a few tablespoons of flour for about 30 minutes to get rid […]

21 Movies You Should Watch If You Love Food

21 Movies You Should Watch If You Love Food

Kind of gives the term “chewing scenery” a whole new meaning. 1. Chef (2014) Aldamisa Entertainment imdb.com   Carl (Jon Favreau) is a chef at an upscale restaurant who feels stunted by the repetitive menu insisted upon by his boss. When he loses his temper and consequently his job, he gets back to his cooking roots making Cuban sandwiches in a food truck with his estranged son. Most Delicious Scene: Carl’s seductive and simple pasta with pesto. Where You Can Watch It: Netflix. 2. The Lunchbox (2013) Sikhya Entertainment imdb.com   Young, neglected housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) in Mumbai sends an extra-special lunch to her husband via the city’s sprawling courier service in the hopes of rekindling the flame. When it is mistakenly delivered to a solitary widower (Irfan Khan), the two begin a sweet though deluded relationship. Most Delicious Scene: The paneer, in all its iterations. Where You Can […]

You'll Never Believe The Innovative Thing This Guy Did With A Trash Can

You’ll Never Believe The Innovative Thing This Guy Did With A Trash Can

Every year, the average American eats nearly 18 pounds of bacon. And while it’s great to get your bacon fill by buying a package of the smokey meat from the store, why not make it yourself? If your first thought is that it’s difficult, expensive, and convoluted to smoke meat, think again. All you need is a trash can, a hot plate, some wood chips, and a grill grate. You’re about to make all your friends jealous with this thing… That looks absolutely yummy — and so easy to make! I’d love to cut off a slice of that and have it for lunch right now. I know what I’ll be cooking tonight! Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/trash-can-smoker/

Transform Your Old Collared Shirts Into Aprons With This Super-Easy Hack

Transform Your Old Collared Shirts Into Aprons With This Super-Easy Hack

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Whenever I cook or eat, I drop something on myself without fail. I have a whole collection of shirts and dress shirts collecting dust because I’ve stained them in one way or another. I’ve always used ruined tees as cleaning rags, but I never have any idea what to do with my old collared shirts…until now, that is. With just a pair of scissors and a dress shirt, you can create your very own kitchen apron. Start cooking in style with this affordable life hack that will help you avoid making unnecessary stains on the pieces of clothing you’ve purchased to replace the ones you’ve already ruined. Pretty cool, right? I think I’ll turn another one of my dress shirts into a bib. You have to cover all of the bases, people. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/collared-shirt-apron/

16 Awesome Recipes You Can Make...In The Microwave? Pure Genius!

16 Awesome Recipes You Can Make…In The Microwave? Pure Genius!

We’ve all experienced it…that bone-crushing, soul-killing tiredness when we get home after a long day. There’s absolutely no way you’re going to cook a whole dinner with all the bells and whistles. But you also don’t want to waste money on ordering in. So what do you do? Grab some simple ingredients and pop them in the microwave. No, seriously. You can make so many tasty things in that little countertop appliance you typically just use for hot cocoa. 1. Let’s start off with satisfying your craving first: you can make perfect potato chips in your microwave. This Week For Dinner 2. Sausage and cheese spaghetti? I can’t believe how good this looks! Lady & Pups 3. But if traditional spaghetti isn’t your jam, try some parmesan spaghetti squash. Joyful Healthy Eats 4. I bet you didn’t know you could make polenta in the microwave… The Kitchn 5. This ooey […]