Michael Surbaugh, the chief scout executive for the Boy Scouts, was forced to apologize Thursday for President Trump’s address at the group’s annual jamboree.
If you're a chocoholic, this dessert is definitely for you! These dragon eggs are layered with three types of chocolate and stuffed with red, orange, and yellow mini candies. They're the perfect way to satisfy your chocolate craving or celebrate the impending season of Game of Thrones . We have a feeling Daenerys would approve of these. For more surprise-inside treats, try out confetti-filled truffles or our surprise-inside Lucky Charms cupcakes . Chocolate Dragon Egg From Kevin Smith, POPSUGAR Food Ingredients 1/4 cup pink candy melts 1/4 cup green candy melts 1/4 cup white chocolate 1/4 cup dark chocolate 1/3 cup red, orange, and yellow mini chocolate candies Directions Melt the pink and green candy melts in a microwave (30-second intervals). Dollop the 2 colors onto both halves of the egg mold. Spread it around to achieve a smooth coat. Check the bottom of the mold to make sure the outer shell looks the way you want. Freeze for 5 minutes. Melt the white chocolate in a microwave (30-second intervals). Use a small paintbrush to coat the inside of the candy melt egg shells. Freeze for 5-10 minutes. Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave (30-second intervals). Use a small paintbrush to coat the inside of the white chocolate. Avoid going all the way up the sides, leaving about 1/8 of an inch. Freeze for 5-10 minutes. Heat a pan on the stove. Remove the pan from the heat and place both egg halves edge side down on the hot pan. After a few seconds, remove them to a cool surface, edge side up. Fill one egg half with your chocolate candies, careful not to stick any to the melted edge. Place your other egg half on top, pressing them together to seal them. If any dark chocolate manages to squeeze out, wipe it clean, if possible. If the edge is too messy, you can paint on a bit of pink and green candy melts, if desired. Freeze for 5 minutes and enjoy! Information Category Desserts, Chocolate Yield 1 dragon egg Cook Time 40 minutes Average ( votes): Print recipe
President Trump continued his public campaign against his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Wednesday, knocking his longtime ally for not replacing acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Trump, who fired James Comey as FBI director in May, also has the authority to replace McCabe. It’s unclear why Trump is singling out Sessions on the issue, other than to add pressure as he reportedly mulls firing him.
President Trump announced on Wednesday morning that the U.S. military will not allow or accept any transgender individuals.
President Trump harshly criticized Republicans for failing to unite in their mission to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
Chances are you've been cutting fondant cakes all wrong. Don't worry, we're here to set the record straight with science. When you cut a triangular piece out of a cake covered in fondant and then refrigerate it, it doesn't hold its freshness and instead dries out. If you cut a piece straight from the middle, you can easily push the two halves together to retain moisture and freshness. Watch this video to see the technique in action. The more you know! For delicious cake tutorials, check out this unicorn cake and this cute pineapple cake .
Looking for a way to brighten up your ice cream? From the swirled colors to the satisfying snap of the chocolate, a unicorn magic shell should do the trick! It's mesmerizing, needs only a handful of ingredients, and takes five minutes to make. The best part? It's completely customizable, and no two treats look the same. We think you'll have just as much fun making this as you will eating it. If you like this, you'll love our hypnotizing tie-dye cake . Unicorn Magic Shell From Nicole Iizuka, POPSUGAR Food Ingredients 1/2 cup bright white candy melts 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 drops pink food coloring 2 drops purple food coloring Sprinkles, to garnish Directions Add candy melts and coconut oil into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high heat for 30-45 seconds. Remove from heat and stir until smooth. Let cool slightly and then add food coloring. Give it a quick swirl so there are ribbons of pink and purple in the magic shell but it's not fully incorporated. Pour over ice cream, top with sprinkles, let harden, and enjoy! Information Category Desserts, Ice cream Yield 2 servings Cook Time 5 minutes Average ( votes): Print recipe
We've seen fidget spinners made from just about everything, but you know what we haven't seen? Fidget spinners made from pizza! Why no one else has thought to bring together two of mankind's greatest creations, we'll never know, but now you can have your fidget spinner and eat it too. If you're craving more pizza, you have to try this unicorn pizza . Pizza Fidget Spinner From Mona Zavosh, POPSUGAR Food Ingredients 1 plain frozen pizza crust 1 tablespoon pizza sauce 3 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 12 mini pepperonis 4 pretzel sticks Spinner template Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. Remove the pizza dough from the plastic wrapper and allow it to defrost on a cutting board for about 10 minutes. While the dough is defrosting, cut 4 pretzel sticks into 5/8-inch pieces and set aside. Once the dough has defrosted, use a craft knife to cut out 4 spinners. Use a round pastry tip to cut out a circle in the center of the spinner. If your pastry tip is too small for the cookie stick, stretch out the center by moving the tip in a circular motion in the cutting board. Using the large side of the same pastry tip, cut out 8 circles. Place the spinners and the circles onto a 9x13 baking sheet, then place another 9x13 baking sheet on top of the dough pieces. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the top baking sheet and allow the dough pieces to cool, setting the round bearings aside. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon pizza sauce and sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon mozzarella cheese onto each fidget spinner, covering it but leaving the center hole free. Top each arm with one mini pepperoni. Bake for 8 minutes. Allow the pizzas to cool slightly before adding the pretzel stick and round pizza bearings. Place 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese into a small ramekin and microwave for 10 seconds. Use a bamboo skewer to stir the cheese, then microwave again for 10 seconds. Use the melted mozzarella cheese to secure the 5/8-inch pretzel stick onto one of the pizza bearings. Allow it to set for 1 minute. Once the mozzarella has set, run the stick through the center of the spinner. Add more melted mozzarella cheese to the second pizza bearing and attach to the pretzel stick. Once the second bearing has set, pick up your fidget spinner and spin, spin, spin! Information Category Appetizers Yield 4 fidget spinners Cook Time 1.5 hours Average ( votes): Print recipe
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot Summer day than cool and creamy ice cream. What could make it better? Making it rainbow no-churn Skittles ice cream! This treat packs a tangy punch and looks so pretty you'll want to snap a few Instagram-worthy shots before it melts. Each spoonful serves up a blend of fruity flavors that will help you cool off on a hot day. For more Summer treats, try our unicorn ice cream push-up pops and our refreshing pint slices . No-Churn Skittles Ice Cream From Yasmin Alishav, POPSUGAR Food Ingredients For Skittles syrup : 1/3 cup red Skittles 1/3 cup orange Skittles 1/3 cup yellow Skittles 1/3 cup green Skittles 1/3 cup purple Skittles 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon each Kool-Aid powder in red, orange, yellow, green, and purple For ice cream : 2 1/3 cups heavy whipping cream 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1 can sweetened condensed milk Directions To make Skittles syrup : In a small saucepan, combine each color Skittles with the water. Bring to a simmer until the Skittles are completely dissolved and the mixture has reduced by half, about 3-4 minutes. Allow to cool and add corresponding Kool-Aid powder. Mix until dissolved. To make ice cream : Combine cooled Skittles syrup with 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream and salt and whip together until the mixture has soft peaks. Gently fold in 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk. Freeze all 5 flavors separately for about 5 minutes to allow the ice cream to firm a bit. To assemble : Using a spoon, gently spoon 1 mixture at a time into a cake pan or any other vessel you'd like to use for this ice cream. Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours. Scoop all 5 flavors together for swirl effect, and dig in! Information Category Desserts, Ice cream Yield 4-6 servings Cook Time 3 Hours Average ( votes): Print recipe
White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned his post Friday after six months and one half day on the job, surviving almost weekly predictions of his imminent departure at the hands of one or another of the president’s aides and advisers. The final indignity appeared to be Trump’s hiring of Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director, which became public shortly before.
There are #fitnessgoals and #squadgoals but after this video, the only aspirational hashtag you'll want to use will be #BRUNCHGOALS. Trust us. Japanese-Style Pancakes From Heather Platt, POPSUGAR Food Ingredients 2 large eggs 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Directions In a blender, add eggs, buttermilk, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Blend on the lowest speed for just a few seconds until combined. Add flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Continue blending for 15 to 20 seconds or until the batter is completely combined. Heat a sauté pan over medium-low heat and using a pastry brush, brush the inside of a ring mold with oil. Add remaining oil to pan and place the ring mold in the center of the pan. Let heat up for a few minutes and then pour the pancake batter into the mold until it is half full. Be careful to not add too much because the batter will expand and spill over the side. Cook the pancake for four minutes or until bubbles start to form on the top of the pancake. Use a spatula to carefully flip the pancake and mold over and continue cooking for an additional three minutes, or until the bottom of the pancake is golden brown and the inside is no longer runny. Serve stacked with butter and syrup. Information Category Breakfast/Brunch, Pancakes/Waffles Cuisine Japanese Yield Serves 4 Cook Time 15 minutes Average ( votes): Print recipe
The former football star will appear before a Nevada parole board on Thursday morning, when he will ask for his release from prison after serving nearly nine years of a 33-year sentence stemming from a 2007 armed robbery in Las Vegas.
The conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board published a scathing assessment of President Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr.’s conduct in the wake of the fallout caused by the latter’s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign.
Under intensifying fire over its handling of the Russia investigations, the White House is shaking up its legal team, bringing on board a veteran Washington criminal defense lawyer just as another high-profile attorney turns over responsibilities for representing a senior official in the cross hairs of the criminal probe. Ty Cobb, who has represented multiple figures in Washington scandals dating back to the Clinton administration, will be joining the White House staff at the end of this month as a special counsel to the president, charged with handling all legal and media-related issues relating to the Russia probe, sources said.
The House Appropriations Committee voted not only to defund the implementation of Death With Dignity, which had been expected by proponents, but to rescind the new law completely.
For members of the Sri Lankan navy, a routine morning patrol took an unexpected turn on Tuesday when a elephant was spotted struggling to stay afloat after having been pulled miles off the coast by currents.
President Trump’s unwieldy handshakes with other world leaders have long been closely watched, but at the close of his Paris visit Friday, he shared a truly striking hand maneuver with French President Emmanuel Macron. Trump and Macron began shaking hands as they were walking side by side but slowed to a halt, which is when Trump apparently yanked Macron’s arm, knocking him off balance. French first lady Brigitte Macron approached the pair, perhaps to intervene, and Trump greeted her with a pair of kisses, all the while never letting go of Macron.
While everyone might have their own thoughts on the rest of the menu, one thing we can all agree on is that McDonald's french fries reign supreme when it comes to eating some perfectly crispy and flavorful potatoes. But what makes them so good? Well thanks to MythBusters' Grant Imahara , we learned a little bit about the process and then took those tools to engineer the best french fry we could make at home. McDonald's French Fries Inspired by McDonald's Notes If doubling the recipe, do not double the oil. Cook in batches, and add 1/4 cup oil and 1 tablespoon lard if needed. Ingredients 2 Idaho russet potatoes 1/4 cup corn syrup 1 1/2 cups water 6 cups peanut oil 1/4 cup beef lard 2 teaspoons salt, to taste 1/4 teaspoon beef bouillon granules (optional) Directions Peel potatoes and julienne the peeled potatoes into shoestring french fries. They should be 1/4-inch by 1/4-inch thick and about 4 inches to 6 inches long. In a large bowl combine corn syrup and water, being sure to mix throughly until the corn syrup is evenly distributed. Add the french fries to the sugar water solution. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes. While the french fries are soaking, in a heavy bottomed stock pot or deep fryer, heat peanut oil in a deep fryer until it reaches 375ºF. Remove french fries from sugar water and pat dry. Carefully add them to the oil and partially fry them for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. They should just start to turn a light golden brown. Remove them from the fryer and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Place them in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes. While they're cooling, add the beef fat to the peanut oil. Heat the oil to 400ºF. Remove the french fries from the freezer and carefully add them back to the beef fat oil. Fry for 5 to 7 minutes or until they are golden brown. Drain the french fries and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle generously with salt and toss the fries until they are coated. Serve immediately. Information Category Side Dishes, Potato Yield 2 servings Cook Time 30 Minutes Average ( votes): Print recipe
The Senate Judiciary Committee will request Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony on the heels of the bombshell discovery that he met with a Russian lawyer in 2016 in order to receive damaging information about his father’s campaign opponent, Hillary Clinton. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the committee, told CNN on Thursday he and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., were preparing a letter to Trump Jr. inviting him to testify. Feinstein separately told CNN she would like Trump Jr. to appear before the committee as soon as next week.
As far as unicorn foods go, this pizza has it all: bright colors, fresh fruit, fluffy cotton candy, tangy Pop Rocks, and crunchy sprinkles. This treat is sure to dazzle both your eyes and your taste buds. Who needs pepperoni when you have a rainbow unicorn dessert pizza? For more unicorn foods, check out our unicorn cookie dough and our unicorn magic shell . Unicorn Pizza Inspired by Industry Kitchen Ingredients 1 container store-bought pizza dough Pink, yellow, green, blue, and purple food coloring 6 ounces ricotta cheese 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup blueberries 1/4 cup strawberries, chopped Pink cotton candy Blue cotton candy Pop Rocks Sprinkles Directions Preheat oven to 450°F Let pizza dough sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Divide into 5 pieces and add food coloring to each one. Roll out each ball into thin logs, twist together, and form into a ball. Let rest for 30 minutes. Roll it out into a 10-inch disc and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Combine ricotta cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract and mix until fully combined. Spread cheese in the center of the dough, leaving about 1 inch free on all sides. Sprinkle with blueberries and sliced strawberries, cotton candy, Pop Rocks, and sprinkles. Enjoy! Information Category Main Dishes, Pizza Yield 1 pizza Cook Time 1 hour Average ( votes): Print recipe
Not only can you play with these LEGOs, but you can also eat them when you're all done! No more worrying about stepping on them or annoying cleanup. Make as many fun colors as you want, pop them out of the molds, and get stacking. You have our permission to play with your food before you eat it. For other Jell-O treats, try these Jell-O Marshmallow Roll-Ups . LEGO Jell-O Gummies From Kevin Smith, POPSUGAR Food Ingredients 6 ounces Jell-O 3 packets gelatin 1 cup cold water Special tools: LEGO Silicone Mold Directions Combine all ingredients in a pot and stir to dissolve the powders into the water. Turn the heat on low to low-medium, stirring frequently. Remove from heat once it starts to boil, about 5 minutes. Pour into a container. Allow it to sit for 5 to 10 minutes. The light foam will rise to the top and form a layer you can skim off. Pour the Jell-O mix into the molds, filling them all the way up. Place the lid on top and refrigerate for about an hour. Pop out of the molds and enjoy! Information Category Snacks Yield 50 Gummies Cook Time 1 1/2 hours Average ( votes): Print recipe