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Make bubble waffle ice cream cones at home: the best way to eat ice cream this summer

EEE!! Sometimes I make something and it turns out just the way I want and I get over the moon giddy about it. These bubble waffle cones/puffle cones/eggloo egg waffle cones were totally just how I wanted them to be. Confession: before this, I’ve never had a puffle cone. I think I’ve had literally thousands of egg waffles – they’re one of my all time favorite Hong Kong style treats – but shaped into a cone and filled with ice cream? Nope. Of course, all the awesome looking puffle cone places are far away – Cauldron Ice Cream in Santa Ana, Eggloo in NYC – so I just had to make some for myself.

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16 Best Instant Pot Recipes to Make this Summer When You Don’t Want to Turn on the Oven

Damn it’s hot out there. These are recipes for the days when it’s too hot to consider even going near the oven, even if it’s off. And forget slow simmering a soup or stew on the stove – nope, hard pass. These 16 Instant Pot recipes are perfect for when you want comfort food but don’t want to sweat, literally. Well, unless you’re sweating from eating a big bowl of noodles. Because didn’t you know? Eating a hot food actually cools you down – it’s why they eat spicy things and hot soups in tropical countries. Super counter intuitive, but when you eat hot food, your brain takes notice and cools you down. Science. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Oven roasted steak with Japanese chimichurri, roasted bone marrow, and jammy eggs

Date night shouldn’t be a stressful thing, and it shouldn’t be either boring or too experimental either. As long as your date is ok with cilantro, this one is a surefire date pleaser that can be done strictly by the numbers. Smoky, seared, perfectly medium rare steaks, a savory japanese inspired take on chimichurri, jammy eggs and a luxurious roasted and seared bone marrow will ensure a stress-free successful dinner that’s neither too heavy nor will result in a food coma. Cooking Notes I’ve done this steak a bunch of times now, at 200ºF, it takes 40 min on the steak total, and at 350ºF, it takes 20 minutes, both times are for a decent 1 1/2” higher end supermarket steak. If your oven goes that low and you have the time to spare, the 200ºF will produce a more evenly cooked steak, but to be really honest, I don’t think it’s always worth the extra time. I like to get my steaks to 115ºF, which is a perfect medium rare after searing. Steaks don’t need to be rare if they are high quality, and can often be off-putting if you don’t know for sure that the other person likes their steaks rare. Medium rare is always a safer choice. If you’re cooking on 200ºF, near the end the steak tends to go up 1 degree per minute. A fast meat thermometer is your friend here, and they are cheap. Sear your steaks 1 minute per side if using a stainless steel pan, and 30s per side if using cast iron. In both cases, use a liberal amount of high heat oil and allow the oil to get hot enough to just about start smoking. Turn on your exhaust fans, open some windows, and be ready to fan smoke away from your smoke detector. A splatter screen is highly recommended. Boiling the eggs ahead of time and then storing them unpeeled in the fridge will make both cutting and peeling them much much easier. Ingredient Notes Bone marrow is usually very easy to find at any major grocery store, but if they don’t have any out, ask the butcher shop for soup bones. What do you need? A high sided baking pan, a rack, and a cast iron or stainless steel skillet (or any skillet without a non stick coating). Things that will make your life easy and awesome: a cheap splatter screen and meat thermometer. Tiny spoons for the bone marrow would work great as well. What do you serve it with? Just what's here.

Weeknight date night oven roasted steak with japanese chimichurri, roasted bone marrow, and jammy eggs recipe Serves 2
  • 2 steaks of choice
  • 2 marrow bones
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
1. Preheat your oven to 200ºF or 350ºF. Season your steaks on both sides and arrange on a foil lined baking tray. Place your bone marrow along side the steaks to roast, or do what I do, and place a rack over top to allow any excess fat to drip down and baste the steaks for you (this only works at 350ºF and if the bones are not frozen). Warm steaks in the oven - 40 minutes for 200ªF and 20 minutes for 350ºF. Use a meat thermometer to check it halfway through, every oven is different. 2. Combine garlic, rice vinegar, cilantro, sesame oil, and salt, and set aside. This amount makes what you see in the photos, so if you want a lot of sauce, double these amounts. 3. Bring a pot of water to the boil and cook your eggs for 7 minutes. Once done, plunge into an ice bath or under cold running water to stop the cooking. Set aside. 4. When your steaks hit 115ºF, remove from oven. Heat 2-3 tablespoons of oil in a skillet over high heat until the oil is smoking. Quickly sear the top and bottom of each marrow bone, then carefully sear each steak for 30 seconds per side (if using cast iron) or 1 minute per side (if using stainless). 5. Peel your eggs and cut in half, then slice your steaks against the grain and serve with chimichurri, jammy eggs, and roast bone marrow.
Welcome to Dinner & Chill, a new series focusing on quick & easy weeknight dinners with easy to find ingredients, no special equipment, low prep, and low effort. Less shopping, less chopping, less mopping, more eating.

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Fluffy Jiggly Cotton Cheesecake/Japanese Cheesecake Recipe

Last week it was my brother’s birthday and I thought I’d make him a cheesecake because ever since he was little, he’s been a cheesecake fan. Usually his jam is a classic rich and dense New York style cheesecake, but I thought I’d bring a fluffy jiggly cotton cheesecake/Japanese cheese over for something different. Most years we celebrate with an ice cream cake (I love the fudge and chocolate crunchies layer in a classic DQ cake) or a tuxedo cake (maybe my all time favorite store bought cake LOL) but ever since I made the small batch cotton cheesecakesmall batch cotton cheesecake, I’ve been itching to try again, so here we are.

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Make bubble waffle ice cream cones at home: the best way to eat ice cream this summer

Make your own infinitely instagram friendly bubble waffle cones/puffle cones/eggloo egg waffle cones right at home.

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Fingers crossed. OMG. OMG. I won? [faints]

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16 Best Instant Pot Recipes to Make this Summer When You Don’t Want to Turn on the Oven

Damn it’s hot out there. These are recipes for the days when it’s too hot to consider even going near the oven, even if it’s off. And forget slow simmering a soup or stew on the stove – nope, hard pass. These 16 Instant Pot recipes are perfect for when you want comfort food but […]

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Oven roasted steak with Japanese chimichurri, roasted bone marrow, and jammy eggs

Date night doesn’t have to be stressful with dinner and chill’s best weeknight date night recipes

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Fluffy Jiggly Cotton Cheesecake/Japanese Cheesecake Recipe

Japanese cotton cheesecake is the perfect combination of sponge cake, taste and texture-wise. With the pillowy soft cottony, light as air texture of soufflé, just the right sweetness, perfectly fluffy and jiggly with a hint of tart cream cheese.

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Better Than Take Out Yang Chow Fried Rice Recipe and 8 Tips and Tricks for the Best Fried Rice of Your Life

No matter what you call it: yang chow fried rice, young chow fried rice, yeung chow fried rice, or Yangzhou fried rice – there’s no denying that Chinese egg fried rice is delicious. This fried rice recipe will having you making better than takeout fried rice at home in no time flat.

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The easiest 8 ingredient oven baked Taiwanese popcorn chicken recipe

One of the great fried chickens of the world – Taiwanese popcorn chicken – now oven baked and only 8 ingredients.

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My Best Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These rippled salted brown butter chocolate chip cookies are to die for: soft and chewy with pools of dark chocolate, crisp edges, and the salty nuttiness of browned butter. No mixer needed – it’s going to be your new fave!

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Better Than Takeout No Peanut Kung Pao Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

This spicy, tangy, sweet, and addictive better than takeout no peanut kung pao chicken stir fry recipe is here to brighten up your weeknight (or weekend) dinners! Highly addictive and super easy to make at home.

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10 Tips and tricks for making the best weeknight pasta of your life

Only 6 ingredients and 15 minutes stand between you and every great weeknight pasta ever

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Strawberry Shortcake Strawberry Pancakes Recipe

These fluffy mini strawberry shortcake pancakes are perfect for summer. Super cute mini silver dollar vanilla pancakes topped with juicy strawberries and softly whipped cream. Like a strawberry shortcake for breakfast!

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The ultimate 10 minute spicy beef weeknight stir fry udon

The best stir fry udon noodle recipe. 8 ingredients and 10 minutes are all you need for weeknight noodle bliss.

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Authentic Malaysian Chicken Satay Recipe and a No Peanut Peanut Sauce

Gorgeously grilled chicken satay skewers are perfect with a sweet-and-tangy no peanut peanut sauce.

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