It’s St. Paddy’s Day…kiss an Irishman (sort of)

It’s St. Paddy’s Day tomorrow, and while there will be no parades or usual gatherings at the bars and pubs to toss back a few pints, we can hold our own mini celebrations. We’ve posted several St. Patrick’s Day-inspired recipes over the last week, from drinks to appetizers, for you to try at home with…

Celtic Spirits and Green Libation

What’s St. Paddy’s Day without a Shamrock Shake? Or an Irish Car Bomb? Whether your taste leans towards the sweet and floathy or the crisp and sparkling, we’ve crafted a few distinctive Irish-themed drinks to help you deliciously celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, featuring our Whip-It! dispenser, soda siphon, N2O and Nitro Coffee chargers. Tipsy Shamrock…

Guilt-Free Thai Tea Boba…sort of

If you’re like most fans of Thai iced tea, you know there’s nothing like plunging an extra wide straw into the icy depths of fragrant black tea layered with rich creamy sweetened condensed milk and drawing up your first taste of bouncy boba pearls. But it’s an indulgence that comes at a surprisingly high calorie…

An Irish Tipple

It’s no surprise that Jameson’s and Bailey’s are the go-to bartender staples to make classic Irish-themed cocktails, especially on St. Patrick’s Day. Bailey’s, in particular, is such a popular brand that it’s spawn countless iterations from specialty flavors, non-dairy coffee creamers, ice cream, and cheesecakes to liqueur-filled confections–not to mention a plethora of imitators. While…

Rapid Infusions…or time’s a wastin’

Peruse the aisles of any specialty foods store, a gourmet retailer like Williams-Sonoma or Sur La Table, or even a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s and you’ll discover a plethora of fancy pants sounding infused oils, vinegar, syrups, teas, coffees, liquors, etc., that not surprisingly also carry an equally fancy pants price tag. You’re intrigued…

Better than your childhood Easy-Bake

It took a world-class chef like Albert Adrià of famed El Bulli to dream up a microwave sponge cake that would forever change the way we look at “baking” in a microwave. His ingenious method of using an N2O-charged cream dispenser to aerate cake batter revolutionized the world of pastry and has spawned countless interpretations, making…

Whip-It! Good….and Skinny

What’s a caramel macchiato or hot chocolate…or any favorite cafe drink for that matter without a little (or a lot) of whipped cream topping? A slice of apple pie is just plain naked without a side of whipped cream. Let’s face it, sometimes trying to be “good” is no fun. But what if you can…

Nothing to trifle with…

If you’re a fan of the rom-com classic Love Actually, you’ll remember that pivotal scene where Kiera Knightly’s character Juliet shows up at Mark’s (Andrew Lincoln) front door with a slice of banoffee pie in hand, a ploy to gain entrance into his apartment to look at videos he took of her wedding day. Juliet’s…