Why You Should Cook Crab Cakes in a Waffle Maker

Why You Should Cook Crab Cakes in a Waffle Maker

Photo: Claire Lower A crab cake does not initially seem like a good candidate for waffling. After all, a good one is all about honoring the delicate nature of the (expensive) crab meat. If you took the time to purchase a pound of said meat to make your own crab cakes, this is not the […]

What to Do With Leftover Dip

What to Do With Leftover Dip

Photo: Shutterstock Unless you made the exact, correct amount of food for yesterday’s large game, you probably have leftovers, and one (or more) of those leftovers may be some sort of dip. Getting rid of bonus dip is not a chore, and chips and dip is a valid meal choice, but if you are experiencing […]

This Soyrizo Frito Pie Will Please the Whole Team

This Soyrizo Frito Pie Will Please the Whole Team

As a general rule, I’m not a fan of meat substitutes that try too hard to emulate the “real” thing. Vegetables are not meat and they never will be, and that’s OK. With that said, I would like to immediately contradict myself by singing the praises of the ultimate in fake meat technology: soyrizo in […]

Just Make a Giant Chocolate Lava Cake, Already

Just Make a Giant Chocolate Lava Cake, Already

Photo: Claire Lower Molten lava cakes are often traditionally served in small ramekins. There’s a kitschy cuteness to it—and who doesn’t like a personal dessert?—but there’s no real reason your lava cake has to be small. You can have a large chocolate lava cake, as a treat. There are recipes specifically engineered for large lava […]

Celebrate Lifehacker's 15th Birthday With This Cha...

Celebrate Lifehacker’s 15th Birthday With This Cha…

Photo: Claire Lower 3-Ingredient Happy Hour3-Ingredient Happy HourThe weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. Today is Lifehacker’s 15th birthday. If the site were human, that wouldn’t be old enough to enjoy a cocktail, but 15 years on the internet translates to roughly 37 human years, so I think we’re good. Yes, this […]

Requesting 'More Butter' Is a Brilliant First Date...

Requesting ‘More Butter’ Is a Brilliant First Date…

Photo: Shutterstock A lot of restaurants bring out bread “for the table,” but most of those restaurants do not bring enough butter for the amount of bread that is brought. Like only serving appetizers with an odd number of edible items, it’s unclear if they skimp on butter to create strife, or if it’s out […]

Add MSG to Super Bowl Snacks to Make Them Even Mor...

Add MSG to Super Bowl Snacks to Make Them Even Mor…

Photo: Shutterstock I have ceased to give a single damn about the game of football, but it would be dishonest to deny that Super Bowl Sunday is among the holiest of food Holidays. All the greats—wings, pizza, nachos—are in attendance (sometimes in one hot dish!). It’s a delicious day, but there’s one ingredient that has […]

How to Use Cornstarch as a Sauce Thickener

How to Use Cornstarch as a Sauce Thickener

Photo: Shutterstock When talking about cornstarch, a lot of emphasis is place on the importance of creating a slurry. Swirling and suspending the starch in water or milk (or some other liquid) keeps it from clumping up in your sauce and ensures everything thickens up all nice and even like. Slurries are important, but they […]

Turn Leftover Mashed Potatoes Into a Delicious Dip

Turn Leftover Mashed Potatoes Into a Delicious Dip

Photo: Claire Lower There’s a fine line between a hot dip and a casserole. Both have golden brown tops and creamy interiors, but the difference lies in how you transport them to your mouth. If you can use a chip or a cracker as a delivery system, it’s a dip—that’s the rule. Mashed potato dip […]

Make a Jewel-Toned Honey With Two Ingredients

Make a Jewel-Toned Honey With Two Ingredients

Photo: Claire Lower I am a fierce and unapologetic defender of beige food—always have been, always will be—but even I will admit that a pop of cheery color can make a meal, snack, or beverage more enjoyable. If that pop of color happens comes in the form of a tart and sweet berry-infused honey, well […]