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Today is the first Friday of June which means that it’s a very special day indeed: National Donut Day! Hooray! To help us all celebrate this momentous occasion justJenn Recipes created a simple recipe that transforms the humble maple bar into an awesome Chewbacca Donut.

The hardest part is step #1:

Start with a pre-made Maple Bar donut and try not to eat it.

Click here for complete instructions.

Once you’ve made and devoured your wookiee donut, if you feel there’s more Donut Day celebrating to be done, check out the donut section of justJenn’s website for even more delightful and mouthwatering donut recipes.

[via That’s Nerdalicious! and Nerdist]

This fancy cake may look like dessert, but friends, this is lunch, and it’s an awesomely deceptive and delicious lunch at that. This is edible spectacle is a beautiful example of Swedish sandwich layer cake, otherwise known as Smörgåstårta. It was made by Kathy Strahs of Panini Happy to celebrate the 4th anniversary of her blog. (Happy blogiversary!)

Smörgåstårta is traditionally made of layers of bread separated by creamy fillings and and a variety of savoury toppings. Kathy’s sandwich cake is made of homemade bread layered with smoked trout mousse, cucumbers, smoked salmon, mustard sauce, and shredded romaine lettuce. The cake was topped with a “frosting” made of sour cream and cream cheese and then decorated with smoked salmon, shrimp, hard-boiled egg slices, radishes and parsley. It’s so pretty we keep forgetting that it isn’t actually sweet.

Kathy used a receipe from Saveur to create this delectable wonder, but you can probably make a sandwich cake using just about any favourite sandwich as inspiration.

Visit Panini Happy to learn more about how Kathy created her anniversary Smörgåstårta.

[via Neatorama]

Are you ready for another edition of “Food that isn’t what it looks like”? Last time we learned about an amazing cake that looks like a giant Philly Cheesesteak. While this food is smaller in size, we think it’s even more impressively deceptive.

You might think you’re looking at dollops of mashed potatoes drizzled with rich gravy and a sprinkling of pepper, but don’t believe your eyes. These are actually bites of cheesecake topped with caramel “gravy” and shaved chocolate “pepper flakes” and we wish we had some right this very minute. Yum!

Sandra Denneler created these tricky little treats.
Click here for the complete recipe and instructions.

[via Neatorama]

Churros are already awesomely delicious, so wonderfully fried and sweet, but Jasmine of Chica Chocolatina took churros to a whole new level by coming up with a receipe for Churro Waffles.

But wait, Jasmine didn’t stop there. The response to her Churro Waffles was so great that she took her kitchen wizardry one mouthwatering step farther. She combined the crispy cinnamon and sugar-coated goodness that is a churro with the warm, fruity heaven that is apple pie by creating, you guessed it, Churro Apple Pie Waffles.

If Jasmine hadn’t shared so many photos, we’d think this was all too good to be true. But that’s not all, she also shared her brilliant recipes.

Click here to learn how to make Churro Waffles and Churro Apple Pie Waffles. Breakfast just became even more awesome.

[via Laughing Squid and Neatorama]

Chris-Rachael Oseland from Kitchen Overlord concocted a recipe for an awesome and potentially terrifying snack: Alien Xenomorph Pretzel Bread Eggs.

As you can see from these photos, the raw bread dough is quite green, but the baked eggs turn out nicely browned with just a hint of green inside that makes them appear truly menacing. You’d better eat them all before the Facehuggers hatch.

Click here for the recipe and amusing instructions.

Speaking of facehuggers, while you’re eating a fresh batch of these creepy little pretzel rolls, we recommend watching Abi T Alien’s entertaining and educational new video about what it’s like to live with a Xenomorph.

[via Technabob]

Even though we’ve barely recovered from our most recent visit, it’s time to grab a bib and head back over to the Department of Outrageously Overindulgent Bloody Marys

Last week we posted about an amazingly over the top Bloody Mary created by Sarah Jayne Pickart at O’Davey’s Irish Pub in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Sarah works at O’Davey’s on the first Sunday of every month. The pub doesn’t open until 11am, but eager patrons start queueing outside as early as 8am in hopes of getting their eager hands on one of Sarah’s awesome creations.

"While there, she works up between 100 and 150 very insane Marys, each of which 1) gets loaded with more food than most people eat in a day, 2) follows a changing theme (next month’s is “Props to the Pig”), and 3) COSTS FIVE FRIGGIN’ DOLLARS. God bless you, Midwest.”

It seems that the folks over at Thrillist were so impressed with Sarah’s Milwaukee Brewer’s Bloody Mary that they challenged her to outdo herself, and boy did she ever succeed. Behold the glorious monstrosity that is the “”Wisconsinite Delight" Bloody Mary.

Here is a complete list of ingredients (It’s a doozy):

  • Ketel One
  • Homemade tomato mix
  • 1 blue-cheese-stuffed olive
  • 1 garlic olive
  • 1 pimento-stuffed olive
  • String beans
  • Sugar snap peas 
  • Broccoli
  • 1 stalk of celery 
  • Green onions
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 cucumber slice 
  • 1 radish
  • 1 sprig of dill
  • Pickled baby corn
  • Pickled green beans 
  • Pickled asparagus
  • 1 pickled Brussels sprout 
  • 1 pickled carrot
  • 1 pickled mushroom
  • 1 pickled onion 
  • Pickled garlic
  • Pickled cauliflower
  • 1 pickled pickle 
  • Dill cheese curds 
  • 1 venison stick
  • Beer salami
  • Corn on the cob
  • Roasted asparagus
  • 1 BBQ rib
  • A skewer loaded with prime rib, baby potatoes, and mushrooms
  • A triple-decker fish sandwich
  • A homemade bacon-wrapped jalapeno popper
  • A miniature brat with all the trimmings 
  • A bison-and-bacon cheeseburger
  • 1 chicken wing 
  • More bacon
  • 1 slice of freshly buttered rye bread 
  • Pepper jack
  • Cranberry cheddar
  • Mozzarella cheese whip
  • Coleslaw
  • Potato salad 
  • A ham roll-up 
  • Pepperoncini

And remember, it only costs $5:

"…despite giving away a shopping cart for $5, thanks to the crowds, they make more money on the days Sarah’s making bloody magic than the days she’s not."

Sarah Jayne Pickart, the Geyser of Awesome salutes you!

If there’s a bloody mary out there that doesn’t pale in comparison to this one, we’d love to see it.

Photos by Eric Miller.

[via Thrillist]

Proving yet again that bacon makes everything better, Nick from DudeFoods (previously featured here) made mouthwatering quesadillas by replacing everyday flour tortillas with awesome tortillas made of woven strips of bacon. And thus the Bacon Weave Quesadilla was born and the day got that much better.

Visit DudeFoods for the recipe and then please considering inviting us over to enjoy them with you.

It’s time for another visit to the Department of Awesome Adult Beverages: Ashley Bryce and Liana Cole over at Little Pink Blog have undertaken an awesome mixology project based on J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
If you’ve read the books or seen the movies you might be able to guess the name of the fiery beverage you see here. This is the Goblet of Fire, representing the magical flaming goblet from which the names of the three four champions of the TriWizard Tournament were selected.
Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:
1 oz vodka1 oz blue curacao3 oz lemonadeSplash 151Pinch of cinnamonDirections:
Pour vodka, blue curacao, and lemonade into a goblet-type glassTop with a splash of 151 proof rumLight on fireAdd the pinch of cinnamon to the flames (cinnamon will spark)*** Blow out flames before consuming! ***

If this awesome cocktail appeals to you, be sure to visit Little Pink Blog to read about more of Ashley and Liana’s creative Harry Potter-inspired drinks.
Just remember, Albus Dumbledore wants you to drink responsibly and never ride your broom after drinking.
[via That’s Nerdalicious!]

It’s time for another visit to the Department of Awesome Adult Beverages: Ashley Bryce and Liana Cole over at Little Pink Blog have undertaken an awesome mixology project based on J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

If you’ve read the books or seen the movies you might be able to guess the name of the fiery beverage you see here. This is the Goblet of Fire, representing the magical flaming goblet from which the names of the three four champions of the TriWizard Tournament were selected.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

1 oz vodka
1 oz blue curacao
3 oz lemonade
Splash 151
Pinch of cinnamon
Directions:

Pour vodka, blue curacao, and lemonade into a goblet-type glass
Top with a splash of 151 proof rum
Light on fire
Add the pinch of cinnamon to the flames (cinnamon will spark)
*** Blow out flames before consuming! ***

If this awesome cocktail appeals to you, be sure to visit Little Pink Blog to read about more of Ashley and Liana’s creative Harry Potter-inspired drinks.

Just remember, Albus Dumbledore wants you to drink responsibly and never ride your broom after drinking.

[via That’s Nerdalicious!]

As the creators of an entire Bacon Gift Shop, you know we love bacon more than almost anything. So it should come as no surprised that we were delighted and suddenly hungry when we first set eyes on these beautiful sugar cookies.

Jennifer of Not Your Mamma’s Cookie created the recipe for these awesomely enticing Bacon Cookies. They look so much like mouthwatering rashers of bacon! They’ve even got that distinct wavy form that all truly tasty bacon has as well as blackened peppery edges.

So how did she do it? Click here for the recipe and instructions.

[via Neatorama]