You Should Make This No-churn Pop-Tart Ice Cream

photo: Allie ChanthornReinmann I recently wrote about the summer’s best Pop-Tart prep technique–freezing them–and it seems like that just wasn’t cold enough for Lifehacker readers. Frozen Pop-Tarts are deliciously cool, but never freeze to an icy state. This makes it tough to challenge ice cream for the top spot in the imaginary rankings of cold … Read more

You Should Pour Hot Water on Your Cake Batter

photo: Allie ChanthornReinmann There are very few cake “improvements” that I trust right away. I’ma food skeptic by nature, and I usually stare at viral hacks and food tricks with squinted eyes until I’m convinced. That’s how I was when I assessed Renee Erickson’s peach cobbler with hot sugar crust before testing it out. Mas … Read more

This Year, You Should Flambé Your American Flag Cake

Every year around mid-June my inbox is flooded with press releases for flag cake recipes, all of which boast new and exciting takes on the patriotic dessert. Usually I ignore them, because flag cakes have been done to death, but America has really outdone herself this yearand she deserves a cake—an unprecedented cake, a flag … Read more

The Best Grocery Store Alternatives to Girl Scout Cookies

photo: Sheila Fitzgerald (shutterstock) Girl Scout Cookies are not only delicious, they are something of an American pastime. The problem, though, as we all know, is that they come around but once a year. If you don’t want to wait until sometime early next year for your fix of Do-si-dos, a good alternative may already … Read more