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The enchanting effect of old-fashioned “Magic Shell” topping turns a humble dish of ice cream into a Willy Wonka–inspired thrill. How does a melty, fudgey sauce drizzled on frosty desserts transform into a solid chocolate coating? Coconut oil! Liquid at warmish room temperature but solid when chilled, coconut oil is the key to this classic treat, which can also be enjoyed as a dip for frozen fruit. Dunk skewered frozen bananas before rolling them in chopped peanuts or crushed pretzels to rival anything from Bluth’s...
  In honor of National Ice Day on July 21, we decided to create a list of our favorite flavors that align with each zodiac sign. Scroll down to find the ice cream flavor that resonates best with your astrological sign. After all, you scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Aries: Rocky Road Known as the warrior of the zodiac, Aries won’t let anything come in their way of winning. The path to success may be full of obstacles, but no “Rocky Road” will get...
  Gay pride celebrations have come a long way since the first pride parade to commemorate the Stonewall riots—organized by “Mother of Pride” Brenda Howard— kicked off in N.Y.C. in June of 1970. These days, soirees toasting the LGBTQIA community light up cities around the world throughout the entire month of June, and queer folks and allies alike vie to be the season’s hostess with the mostess. Whether you are planning on being a guest this year or welcoming revelers into your rainbow-bedecked abode, these exquisite...
  Much like Drew Barrymore’s Josie Grossie in Never Been Kissed, there may have been a time when you’ve bitten off more of a marijuana edible than you can chew, so to speak. Having suffered the consequences (i.e., maybe felt like you were in the dimension between life and death, cried like a baby, only talked in a whisper voice for two hours, or, as in Josie’s case, danced with a feather boa and ate an entire pie?), it wouldn’t be surprising if you’ve sworn them...
Veni, Vidi, Vici Salad SUNFLOWER-POWERED CAESAR DRESSING JAZZES UP A BEVY OF SPRING VEGETABLES Winter is almost over, but the urge to carb load isn’t. Meet the onslaught of spring veggies in the middle by digging into a salad of hearty potatoes and chickpeas, spiked with capers, olives, and sugar snap peas and paired with your favorite fresh greens. Layer salad dressings for maximum flavor: dress the greens with a simple vinaigrette, then garnish everything else with a creamy, sunflower-seed based Caesar dressing. Snap Peas and Potatoes Spring...
Who doesn’t love pudding? It’s soft and homey and yummy and a great way to get rid of leftovers. Got a carton of milk you need to use up? Turn it into chocolate pudding. Day-old bread? Perfect for bread pudding. Soft, old bananas? You guessed it: banana pudding! It’s a dessert that can satisfy any craving. Sweet and Corny Chocolate PuddingDid you know the world’s easiest chocolate pudding skips the eggs and aggravation and uses cornstarch for thickening instead? In a saucepan, mix a coffee cup...
Astrologer Aliza Faragher, known to most as Aliza Kelly (@alizakelly), is known for her astrology memes on social media, her monthly horoscope column at Allure magazine, her intriguing BuzzFeed videos discussing celebrity birth charts and relationships, and her book The Mixology of Astrology, a delightfully cheeky book of cocktails for each zodiac sign. BUST sat down with Aliza to discuss her book and gain boozy astrological insights for the holidays, and learn about her current and upcoming projects. Your book The Mixology of Astrology: Cosmic Cocktails for Every Sign...
In the weeks after doomsday (aka the 2016 presidential election), Liz Alpern felt all the feels—confusion, fear, blindsided despair. So she looked for comfort in the things she knows best: food and community. Alpern, 33, is a business owner, food educator (she co-runs The Gefilteria, an artisanal Jewish food company), and organizing powerhouse within Brooklyn’s queer community. And she had a hunch that soup might serve as the healing balm and rallying force she and others needed. “I’d always dreamed of hosting a queer soup pop-up,”...

Crunchy, chewy, salty,sweet, and customizable—the humble handmade popcorn ball is a festive fall treat that deserves a comeback. These authentic popcorn balls are made with a mix of sugars (including molasses for an old-fashioned cracker jack taste or agave for a neutral sweetness) boiled into a syrup that gives the corn a glossy exterior with a crisp-chewy bite. Wield your candy thermometer like a wand and you’ll be a popcorn ballin’ wizard in one batch flat. Candy Popcorn Balls Makes 18 to 20 balls 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil ½...
There is now a play about celebrated “punk-rock caterer," author, and BUST contributor Chef Rossi (that’s right—she’s one-name-only, like Beyoncé). The show, Raging Skillet, is playing from August 22nd to September 15th, 2018, at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater on Cape Cod. According to the theater’s website, “Raging Skillet is one woman’s story of cooking her way through some of life’s biggest challenges in New York City’s most unlikely kitchens. Talking her way into any cooking job she could get. A self-taught and self-made Rossi ended...