Chestburster roast turkey

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Prepare a turkey as usual, but add a prosciutto-wrapped pork loin with spaghetti teeth into the just-split chest cavity of the bird, garnished with dye-enhanced gravy and cranberry sauce -- YUM! Read the rest

Kickstarting awesomely nerdy pie-guides

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All through 2016, Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin (aka @ThePieous) has sent us a stream howtos for of amazing, artistic pies -- an HR Giger pie, a James Bond pie, and a Predator pie. Now she's kickstarting a set of pie templates to help you make perfect pop-culture pastry in your own kitchen. Read the rest

Bake: spooky chocolate chip cookies

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Long story short: start with a reliable chocolate chip cookie recipe (this one has chia!), bake and decorate with sugar pears, slivered almonds, food coloring markers (I didn't know that these were a thing, but these are a thing!) and some sculpting tools. (via Geeks Are Sexy) Read the rest

Pie-redator: Apple-Strawberry Pie inspired by The Predator

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By Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin (aka @ThePieous)

The tables have turned, now here’s your chance to “dig in like an Alabama tick” when you serve up this Pie-redator apple-strawberry pie at your next movie marathon night. Read the rest

Supermaker John Edgar Park shares his bitters recipe

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Within days of our move to Los Angeles last summer, John Edgar Park and family came over with a bottle of his homemade bitters. It's been a year of astounding cocktails, thanks to him. Read the rest

Protips: chefs explain how they dress up frozen pizza

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Five chefs shared their top tips for improving frozen pizza: the easiest and most plausible one on the list is to just top the thing with thin-sliced garlic before cooking, turning it into delicious roast garlic topping by the time it's done. Read the rest

How I grilled the best steaks I've ever eaten

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It's been nearly a year since I moved from London to Burbank, and in that time, I've been slowly iterating through various online tutorials to be better at charcoal grilling, something I had almost no experience with when I got here. Read the rest

Kickstarting a pair of goth cookbooks featuring drawings of Morrissey and Nick Cave

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Elly from Microcosm Publishing writes, "Artist Automne Zingg started drawing pictures of Nick Cave gorging on comfort foods and Morrissey hoarding treats a few years ago to get over a breakup and it turned into an obsession. We got rockstar chef Joshua Ploeg to write lyrics-inspired vegan recipes to go with the books, and the result is... magic." Read the rest

How to make a smoke bomb cocktail

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In this video, Cocktail Chemistry lab shows you how to fill a hollow ice sphere with smoke, so you can crack or melt it open when the drink is served. Instructions here. Read the rest

Make: "Pie Another Day," a no-bake James Bond Oreo pie

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“Pie Another Day“: James Bond No-Bake Oreo Pie Recipe by Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin (aka @ThePieous) (more geeky pie goodness) Read the rest

Simple and amazing Jabba the Hutt turnovers

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Pie designer Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin made these mouthwatering Jabba the Hutt turnovers!

Ingredients:

– 2 apples – bit of cinnamon – one package of Pillsbury pre-made pie crust

"I Made A Batch Of Jabba The Hutt Turnovers For Star Wars Day" (Bored Panda via Laughing Squid)

They would go well with Han Solo in Chocolate Carbonite!

See more creations on Clark-Bojin's Instagram feed thepieious!

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Grilling with cedar planks

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Whenever I go to a restaurant and learn that salmon grilled on a cedar plank on the menu, I order it. The flavor of the cedar mixed with the salmon is incredible. I never put much thought into making salmon this was myself, until I had dinner at a friend's house and served salmon on a cedar plank. He said it wasn't hard to do. So I bought come cedar grilling planks (12 for $20) and gave it a try last night. Here's the recipe I used.

I grilled the salmon in my Weber charcoal grill. I used hardwood lump charcoal, which takes a long time to heat up completely, but once it's going you get steady heat for a long time. I soaked the planks in water for a couple of hours before use.

The results were as good as I hoped! The salmon dinner last night was excellent, and the cold salmon salad I had for lunch today was even better.

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Bake: An amazing space-themed Hubble cake

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Baker/cookbook author Heather Baird was so inspired by a book of photos from the Hubble space telescope that she created a "Black Velvet Nebula Cake" that is studded with edible white confetti sprinkles to create a starscape that shoots right through the whole cross-section, while the surface is intricately painted with gorgeous nebulae made from tinted edible gels. Read the rest

Bake: homemade Jabba the Hutt peeps

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The perfect accompaniment to your home-made poop emoji peeps: a marshmallow Jabba the Hutt. Read the rest

Bake: poop emoji "peeps"

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Just in time for Easter, an easy recipe for making your own marshmallow poop emojis! Read the rest

Bake: Cookie Monster bark

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Melt chocolate into slabs, coat with blue candy-melts, and stud with broken oreos and edible googly eyes and voila: it's as though you blenderized a thousand Cookie Monsters, rolled them flat, and baked them. Read the rest

How to bake spice-filled sandworm bread

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After some trial and error, Chris-Rachael Oseland has perfected a recipe for spice-filled sandworm bread, just in time for Kitchen Overlord's Dune Week. Read the rest

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