Author: Ariel and Whitney

4 Layer Cookie Bars & Launch Party Giveaways

This is a double whammy post: one part delicious baked good, one part charity/prizes/really that kid wasn’t in the balloon?/we’re really freakin’ excited for our launch party! Alright Four Layer Cookie Bars were fabulous, it’s four cookies in one so they are what you might expect: rich, sweet, and yummy. I made them for our tailgate breakfast when I went home to Nashville this weekend for the UGA vs Vandy game. My lovely friend Katie was nice enough to have us all over to eat and hang out before we headed down to the game. Ah, living the normal school life for a weekend, two things that NYU lacks: football and day drinking. Here’s the recipe, you should all make them because they are to die for good. Yes since they are four layers its quadroople the calories, but hey, the holidays are coming, might as well start now. OKAY on to the more important stuff. We recently launched our new website (like a week ago) and we love any excuse for a party. That’s …

New box, same great taste!

Howdy! We bought Nosh & Tell the URL a loooong time ago and just got around to finishing up our website. Who knew there were so many things to choose?! Thanks to Ariel’s Dad for helping fund the purchase of the domain, and thanks to the help of our amazing friend Roman, we were able to get just what we wanted to make our new website live. We’re still the same old Nosh & Tellers, just on a little more friendly blogging platform, and with a few more features than before! Notice our spiffy pages above [“oooh ahh!”] now we have a more lengthy “About Us” page, a resources page with all our must-read sites, an archives page, and soon we’ll have a handy dandy Recipe Index with all of the recipes featured on the site. We even have a cute little page Nosh & Tell page icon that’s next to the URL. You wouldn’t know it but that was a massive pain in the you-know-what, and Whit is pretty convinced the stress of trying …

Vegetarian French Onion Soup

My whole life I have always loved french onion soup. How could one possibly not enjoy that warm beefy broth with tender onions? How could one not devour the broth soaked crouton smothered in creamy, gooey, and slightly torched cheese? If I had to think of a perfect comfort food, it would definitely be french onion soup. Served in a hot ceramic bowl, overflowing with cheese, it is perfect every time. Disaster struck the day I realized that french onion soup was a big kosher no-no. The soup breaks a cardinal rule of Kosher-ism by mixing milk and meat. Yikes! From that day forward, I vowed to find a replacement. I had to find something that could sooth my soul equally, if not better, than my beloved french onion soup. On a cold and rainy day last week, I began to research soups to make for the upcoming chilly months. It was then when I happened upon Kayotic Kitchen’s, Sweet Onion and Bread Soup. The name itself sounds tantalizing and Kayotic Kitchen’s pictures were just …

Lookie at my Cookies: Chocolate Chip Cookies

While catching up on my Google Reader last week I found these cookies and knew I had to make them. They just looked too delicious to pass up and I’m always a softy for good cookies. They turned out pretty good, definitely not as good as Cooking on the Side’s look but decent. I still rank Jacques Torres’ cookies over these but for an every day choc chip cookie they’re fine. Crispy edges and a soft chewy inside with chocolate chunks galore. Perfect for dessert with a glass of milk! Now for a random rant: I saw this post on Eater today and to be frank, it really pissed me off. Seriously? Blogs were created so that anyone and everyone can instantly publish themselves, that’s just how it is. So of course there’s an overload of food blogs, there’s an overload of blogs in GENERAL! But who cares? If you don’t like someone’s blog then don’t read it, seems simple enough to me. I guess it’s not that simple for everyone. In the article they …

A Review of Momofuku Milk Bar NYC

Last night after seeing the hilariously funny movie, The invention of lying, Whitney and I decided that despite already consuming movie treats, we wanted something sweet. A friend suggested Momofuku Milk Bar. Milk Bar? I was particularly skeptical because the only milk I consume is Lactaid and that’s a very infrequent occurrence as it is.  But we decided to give it a go because hey, dessert is dessert. When we arrived, we realized that apparently the rest of Manhattan also had our idea because there was a line out the door! The Momofuku Milk Bar is no bigger than a typical NYC apartment. Despite its size, it holds massive quantities of sugar, butter, milk and anything else that could possibly satiate even the most sweet crazed of foodies. The menu is massive. You can choose from Soft Serve, Milks, Shakes, Cookies, Cakes, Pies and “Etc” which includes potato grain and pork buns- random but sounds good to me so I won’t complain. I really think this spread would give Willy Wonka a run for his …

Lookie at my Cookies: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

First thing’s first: Ariel and I found out about Study Abroad for next semester! What? Yes! We’re leaving the lovely USofA to go immerse ourselves in other cultures through food, drink, and fun. Oh, and school I guess. So where will we be traveling? Ariel will be spending her spring in Tel Aviv in Israel and I will be spending mine in Florence! We are more than excited to travel around the world, we just wish that we could do it together. Though our distance and different locales will only provide more interesting things for us to share with you all here! Nosh & Tell will be up and chugging along as we travel through Europe and the Middle East respectively. Who knows how often we’ll get to blog, or what the heck we will blog about since we won’t have access to all of our lovely kitchenware that will be staying in NYC, but we will blog! And we will eat! Oh we will eat. Pasta. Wine. Yum. Anyway, that’s not happening till Spring, …

What do you Crave when You’re Very Hungry? A Yom Kippur Tribute to Food

A Yom Kippur Food Tribute… Right now I am very hungry, more hungry than I have been in a long time. It has been 21 hours since I have eaten and I have about four more to go. It’s funny how four hours can seem like an eternity. I don’t know why I thought this blog post would help my hunger pains, but perhaps if I talk enough about what I want, maybe I will be satiated. Probably not, but it’s worth a try. At least sitting on my computer will keep me away from the kitchen. The question is, in my deepest state of hunger, what do I want? What does this say about deprivation? Furthermore, what does this say about the dreaded word….dieting? At first considering this question, I really just want Doritos and Whitney’s Cookie-Brownies. I want Coffee Heath Ice cream. I want fritos, and a juicy cheese burger. I want Shepherd’s Pie and a Chocolate Shake. I want Giada’s Creamy Orzo and Sesame Chicken. I want a California Roll, Shrimp Tempura …

Lookie at my Cookies: Cookie Brownies

Here’s another pre-blog era baked good: Cookie Brownies. I’ve been meaning to post these for like months now, 6 months to be exact since we started this thing on March 27 of this year! The only thing that’d be better than these is if I had an intern…seriously. Anyone interested? These are one of my favorite things that I make and usually my taste testers favorite as well. I have been known to eat a sickening amount of these, even more so than other treats which is saying something. I have also been known to say “there is something in these! Something addicting! Opium! I don’t know what it is but something”. This is most likely my excuse for eating a pan full of these, but I stand by my claim. They’re the most addicting thing I bake. So dangerous. Guess what else? They’re incredibly EASY! That also makes them doubly dangerous because you can whip them up in an instant and have a cookie brownie FEAST. Just buy a roll of cookie dough, buy …

Nosh and Tell Journeys: A Boston Brunch at Henrietta’s Table

I need to start out this post by saying that I am fasting for Yom Kippur. I haven’t eaten anything since 6:15 last night and can’t eat until 7:15 tonight. For someone like me who loves food and loves even more to constantly eat just for the sake of eating, this is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. I don’t know what is keeping me from running into the kitchen and stuffing my face with whatever is in the fridge right now. To make things worse, I am about to blog about the most delicious brunch I have ever had. Getting through this is going to be difficult… This is a statue of Henrietta, the pig. The restaurant Henrietta’s Table is named after her. I assume she’s still alive and is a beloved family pet- otherwise I think the restaurant would be called “Henrietta on the Table.” I know I have mentioned this before but there is truly nothing better than sitting down at a restaurant and being delivered a basket of steaming hot, freshly baked bread. To be …

Lookie at my Cookies: Monster Cookies

A short and sweet post since it’s currently after 1 a.m. and I really need to catch some Z’s before tomorrow. Short and sweet kind of like Monster Cookies! These were some of the first cookies I ever made and to this day if you ask me what my favorite flavor cookie is I will quickly respond, “Monster Cookies, aughhh yummmm”. Really the only question left to ask is why the heck haven’t I blogged these yet? I like to classify a few of my treats as “pre-blog era” and for some reason these get left out of the shuffle for some reason. I think it’s because I’ve made these baked goods so many times that they are so familiar to me I don’t think of them as “blog worthy”. In fact they’re probably the most worthy of blogging because the fact that I make these recipes over and over again is just a tribute to their greatness! Monster Cookies are no exception. Leave it to Paula Deen to throw everything but the kitchen sink …