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The Ultimate Mister Softee Secret Menu

What if Mister Softee could be more than good. What if it could be amazing? What if we all took a collective breath and realized that at the end of the day, ice cream trucks are basically severely underutilized mobile sundae stations? A Dr. Seussian explosion of genius is what. I'm talking sprinkle-packed cones, double-dipped swirls, milkshakes with real banana, and the biggest tower of soft serve your greedy eyes have ever beheld. More

Seriously Seeking Fall Editorial Interns

Do you like love food? Have strong writing skills? Live in New York City or within commuting distance? Want to work in an unpredictable but always-exciting office where you'll be part of the action from day one? Feel good about eating sandwiches and ice cream all day long? If so, a Serious Eats internship might be for you! More

Happy Birthday, America! Your Complete July 4th Recipe Guide

We love ourselves a simple cookout with store-bought hot-dogs and beef patties, but when it comes to honoring our country's birthday, we like to go with some time-honored American panache. Not sure where to start? Independence Day may just be mere hours away, but there's more than enough time to cook up a panache-filled storm. We've pulled together dozens—nay, scores!—of our tried-and-true recipes for grilled steak and burgers, homemade hot dogs, veggies, slaws, and classic desserts, plus loads of refreshing drinks to wash it all down.

So quit hanging out around here and head on over to our Fourth of July Entertaining Guide »


20 Eggplant Recipes for Summer

Eggplant's a mighty versatile vegetable. Not only does it play well with others, but it whips up into creamy dips; adds sweet and smoky flavor to grilled sides; and absorbs braising liquids and marinades for rich, meaty mains. We've pulled together 20 of our favorite eggplant recipes to make the most of summer's bounty. More

Witch Finger Shortbread Cookies With Raspberry Jam

@FertileCroissant, you have to roll them pretty narrow or else they'll be quite wide. A 1-inch strip should do the trick, though...I haven't had much trouble with the dough breaking and falling apart, but keeping it cold is definitely key. You can email me with more specifics about issues you encountered and I can try to troubleshoot...niki [at] seriouseats.com.

Witch Finger Shortbread Cookies With Raspberry Jam

@fwilger, yes, that would certainly work. I didn't have trouble controlling it with a spoon, but if you're worried that sounds like a good solution.

How to Make Halloween Witch Finger Cookies That Actually Bleed

Glad you guys are into it! @pomme, I wouldn't recommend adding anything hot to the dough—you really want to keep it cold. I did stir up the jam a bit, though, to make it easier to spread.

Derby Cookies From 'Baked Occasions'

Sorry folks, there was a glitch. It's all set now.

Manner Matters: How to Deal With Lateness

Agreed! Your friend can't have it both ways—and I'm speaking as a frequently late-ish person myself, with a lot of frequently late-ish friends—if you can't make it on time, it should be an automatic expectation that you'll be missing out on some of the fun/food/drink etc.

The Smokin' Pumpkin

@trashcan79, you're totally right. I adjusted the phrasing for accuracy, thanks for noting!

White IPA

@ESNY1077 hahaha amazing. (a) yes, obviously, is there any other way? (b) 5 minutes is our standard lowest recipe time. It actually takes maybe 30 seconds?

16 Quick Stir-Fries to Liven Up Your Dinner Routine

@annnie, sorry about that -- looks like some edits didn't save! All fixed now :)

Simplify Dessert With This Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Bundt Cake

@Copperkettle218, this column has been on the site for years -- 1 gluten-free recipe, once a week.

25 Sandwich Recipes We Love

Thanks for catching that! All fixed now.

Everything You Need to Know to Start Baking Awesome Bread

@badseed1980, stay tuned, we'll definitely be addressing that!

The Ultimate Mister Softee Secret Menu

@Tee Fred, love it! I'm definitely going to try that one this weekend.

Oh, and @vicky those photos are wa-wa-wa SICK

The Ultimate Mister Softee Secret Menu

Ha well I'm glad at least some of you enjoyed it!

The Buttery Truth Behind Portland, OR's Best Doughnuts

@XXDavidsonXX, ha yes! I've changed it but I kind of secretly like "Creamy"

How to Make Posset, the Egg-Free, Gelatin-Free, Starch-Free Pudding

I guess the link would be helpful, huh?

How to Make Posset, the Egg-Free, Gelatin-Free, Starch-Free Pudding

@Ocean, here's a similar(ish) recipe with graham crackers that I can personally vouch for as supremely delicious. And it operates on a similar principle as posset, only there's no stovetop action required. Hello, sweetened condensed milk!

10 Great Ways to Buffalo Sauce Your Food

@scaramoche, guess it's time for us to do some more recipe development!

Serious Entertaining: A 5-Course French Meal for Your Bastille Day Fête

@Gina_ that makes 2 of us!

@findingmykd, SO JEALOUS. Like, crying, foot-stomping, tantrum-throwing jealous.

This Week at Serious Eats World Headquarters

@RaptorEsq, Desert Dryad, lay off my backyard! It's an outside place and for some of us, there is no more precious commodity. (also, yes, it looks like a prison yard. but one where I get to grow herbs and take naps and grill/smoke awesome foods.)

@ginghampirate, thanks! it's from Urban Outfitters (sigh). And it's a romper!

Behind the Scenes at One of Italy's Top Risotto Rice Producers

@cronkz, apologies -- that was an utterly absent-minded error on this busy editor's end. I've corrected the title.

@amandarama, frackle we decided to make some revisions to the structure of the original post; it was removed from the stream and republished this week. Hope that clarifies.

Tamales de Queso (Cheese Tamales) From 'Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen'

Sorry folks, fixing now!

What's the Best Way to Cook Whole Grains?

@V_for_Vendetta, you'll recipes, application ideas, and detailed descriptions in our grains guide. Hope that helps!

A Flavor-Packed Father's Day Menu for Dad

@barbarad, my usage was indeed intentionally grammatically incorrect (though I just so happen to be a she). I'm well aware of the distinction between good and well--just a little humor.

A Flavor-Packed Father's Day Menu for Dad

@barbarad, my usage was indeed intentionally grammatically incorrect (though I just so happen to be a she). I'm well aware of the distinction between good and well--just a little humor.

Eggplant Meatballs From 'The VB6 Cookbook'

@veganwithayoyo, I guess it's hard to just call them..."eggplant balls"?

Brooklyn on Parade at New York City Wine and Food Festival's Brooklyn's Backyard

Skylight One Hanson was brimming with some serious borough pride this weekend at New York Food and Wine Festival's Brooklyn's Backyard event. 28 local chefs turned out to deliver signature bites to the hungry crowd, serving up everything from spicy lemongrass chicken larb to fudgy ice cream sandwiches. Here's our look at some choice bites from the night,=. More

Lobster Roll Rumble: 19 Lobster Rolls We Ate Last Night

If you're a lobster, you should be pretty nervous around this time of year when TastingTable throws its annual Lobster Roll Rumble. Many pounds of lobster were consumed last night—boatloads, in fact, and that really isn't an exaggeration in this case. Lobster shacks and restaurants from across the country participated to show off their versions of the lobster roll. See all 19 that we ate! More