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So Let’s Make Ice Cream!

Did you know how easy it is to make ice cream? Yes, we’re serious. Freeze a banana. Blend it in your Magic Bullet. Presto. Add chocolate chips, a tablespoon of peanut butter, even fresh mint leaves for all the classic ice cream flavors. Plus it’s healthy. What could be better? emailprint

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Thanksgiving By the Numbers

Do you bake your Thanksgiving pie or do you buy it from the store? How big was your Thanksgiving bird? Is cranberry sauce a must at your dinner table? These little details are what make the Thanksgiving holiday so special – the traditions, the meal. Imagine a Thanksgiving without Aunt Patty’s stuffing, or that classic end-of-meal pumpkin nog. Around the world and around the nation, these traditions differ, but one thing is certain: we should all be grateful for what […]

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A Tiny Hamster Thanksgiving

If the thought of cooking for your family and friends this Thanksgiving is stressing you out, imagine cooking for a family of judgmental hamsters! Okay, maybe this adorable little rodent family isn’t as harsh as your aunt Patty or as drunk as your drunk uncle, but they’re still a tough crowd to please. Happy Tuesday and an early Happy Holidays! We’ll see you at dinner.  

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In these times of troubling cocoa shortages, it’s important to have your own hot cocoa recipe so that you can stockpile a healthy reserve. Who knows what sort of chemically-enhanced chocolate drinks we’ll be consuming in the near future??? Also, making your own hot cocoa is a blast. Hot Cocoa Mix Ingredients 1/4 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of cocoa powder 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch 1 chocolate bar (I’m a milk chocolate fan and went for the classic Hershey’s bar. Feel […]

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Did you know the artichokes are one of my favorite Spring vegetables? I am so excited to see them in abundance in the grocery stores right now. On my vacation last month, I had the most amazing artichoke soup at a restaurant one night. I loved it so much that I decided to make it again. This recipe uses frozen artichoke hearts instead of canned, because they are healthier and contain less sodium. Make sure you thaw them before trying […]

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It’s spring! Finally! Here in DC we have great farmers’ markets (and bike lanes – DC is surprisingly hipster) around the city and at the Dupont market on Sunday you can, for a limited time only, find ramps, a.k.a. wild leeks. Ramps are a beguiling mix of flavors: mildly oniony like a scallion, yet garlicky and earthy and wild, too. It turns out when you blend ramps into a pesto you get something that is surprisingly different and even arguably […]

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Having lived in New York City for almost ten years, I’ve turned into a bit of a falafel snob. I can’t get enough of it. Delicious and inexpensive, it’s a great and uncomplicated meal. It’s also a food I would have never considered making myself before the Magic Bullet. With the Bullet, making falafel at home is just as easy as running to a falafel stand, and, better yet, it’s consistently great. Falafels Made Easy Ingredients 1 cup cooked chickpeas […]

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This banana bread recipe was my grandma’s. My mom still has a copy of the recipe that my grandma wrote on a card for her. It’s a small card, with cramped writing, spotted with years of batter droplets. It’s the best. And I love it. And it smells like home and family and bananas and bread and sweet and yummy.. and so I’m telling you about it. Turns out, you can make it in the Bullet with the blender attachment. […]

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This peanut butter banana trifle dessert is so fast and easy to make, and incredibly delicious! You can make it in one large trifle dish or in four miniature trifle dishes. All you need to make these tasty little trifles is a box of instant vanilla pudding, milk, peanut butter sandwich cookies, peanuts and bananas. The Magic Bullet will whip up the pudding in no time and then you just need to add everything to the trifle bowls. No need […]

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Tamarind is one of those mysterious ingredients that seems like a secret ready to be unlocked: it’s sour, yet it’s sweet, and might it also be savory? What is it? Where does it come from? Why, tamarind, why?! Anyway, this dish is a great variation on an American barbeque sauce for baked or roast chicken. You get all the same coloring and some of the same flavor, but with great tangy (tamarind!) and fermented salty notes (from fish sauce). The Magic […]

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One of my good friends has a “specialty dessert,” and I get so excited every time she makes them: mini cheesecakes! I have always wanted to try making them in a chocolate version and finally created a delicious mini chocolate cheesecake recipe using my Magic Bullet. The ganache layer on top is optional, especially if chocolate cheesecake is already rich enough for you, but I love including it when I make these. I can’t get enough chocolate! Leave them plain, or […]

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I’ve had a can of green olives in my pantry for about five years. It’s become my Do-Everything jar: It smashes garlic! It weighs down chicken-under-a-brick! It integrates complex functions! OK, not that last one. On the other hand, it’s been taking up space that could be take up by countless other things I bought and forgot about, so I decided it was time to bite the bullet and use the olives, so to speak. This is a great pasta […]

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Eating sausage with peppers and onions can be messy. You’re often negotiating the incompatible sizes and shapes of these vegetable spears inside sausage your sandwich, which can lead to dripping oil and messy faces. For this recipe, we’re going to reduce the pepper and onion spears you love so much to a chop that’ll go well with any way you choose to eat your sausage. Sautéed Pepper and Onion Chop Ingredients 1 onion 2 bell peppers a splash of oil […]

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