Can you tell that I’ve been watching an unhealthy amount of The Great British Baking Show? To be fair, at this time of year my mind is always on baked goods, but my recent Netflix binge has inspired me to a be a little more creative, a little more daring, a little more…extra.
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When I was a kid accompanying my mom on her morning coffee run, there was nothing I loved more than seeing a cafe well stocked with Torani syrups. My drink of choice at the time was the Italian soda and I loved having different flavors to choose from: raspberry, blackberry, blueberry—the world was my fruit-flavored oyster.
Sometimes too much of a good thing is just an even better thing. That’s definitely true in the case of these triple Oreo ice cream cookies. If you’re keeping score at home, that’s crushed up Oreos baked into the cookies, whole Oreos baked into those same cookies and a filling of Oreo ice cream. It’s a study in playful decadence and it’s just as good as it sounds.
Everything seasoning is, well, everything. It’s been popping up pretty much everywhere over the past couple of years and there’s good reason for that—it’s really the perfectly curated combination of savory flavors all in an easily sprinkle-able form. I’ve been known to sprinkle it on my eggs, on my toast and even on my popcorn. But my latest combination is without a doubt the best: roasted everything bagel pumpkin seeds.
I spotted the yellow-green tentacles of a Buddha’s hand citron reaching out from the international corner of the produce section at my local grocery store last week, and I immediately put one in my cart. The clerk stared incredulously down as the fragrant citrus passed through her hands and I explained that it was like a sweet-scented lemon with no juice or bitterness that’s most commonly used in Asia. Thanks to Ashley over at Craft & Cocktails, I’d been wanting to try my hand at making a clarified milk punch, and I knew that Buddha’s hand would make the perfect main ingredient. I complemented the sweet citrus notes with gin, Earl Grey tea a dash of clove to round it all out.