Oh yeah. It's that time again. America's darling, the iconic Pumpkin Spiced Latte (that's "PSL" for us laypeople), has made its long-awaited annual re-arrival.
PSL SeasonThis year, Starbucks is again pushing the innovative envelope by adding a new Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte to complement their Fall season staple, and there's even word of some stores pushing out a super-infused Pumpkin Spice "Nitro" version.
Big name food brands like Ben and Jerry's, Coffeemate, and Krispy Kreme are now trying their hands at their own "Pumpkin Spice (Whatevers)."
Make Cheez-its at home'DIY Cheez-Its?? Yes, it is real. And you probably already have a majority of the ingredients in your kitchen. All you'll need:
1 cup all-purpose flour1/4 cup cheddar cheese powder1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon paprika1/8 teaspoon garlic powder4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed6 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, preferably orange2 tablespoons cold waterGet the full recipe over at the ChicagoTribune.
Eating BrainsAlso on the rise in popularity (though perhaps not to the extent of the Pumpkin Spice Lattes or cheez-its): humans eating brains.
Pig, sheep and calf brain specials have been on the scene years, but are usually relegated to hole-in-the-wall cultural dive spots. Yet, as Americans' palates grow and mature, so too does their willingness to try such alternative delicacies.
So don't be surprised if you find "brain ravioli" popping up on the menu at 5-star restaurants in the near future!
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