The Best Things We Ate, Cooked & Drank This Week: Lobster Rolls, Coffee Ice Cream & More

10/03/2014 at 06:10 PM ET

Lobster Roll
Michelle Ward

From mini pulled pork sliders to cheesy prosciutto pasta, check out the most delicious things our PEOPLE staff couldn’t stop eating — and talking about — this week.

“We had a bonus weekend of summer weather here in New York, which, for me, means three things: beach, bike rides and lobster rolls. So after the beach, I rode my bike to Bostwick’s Chowder House for their signature sandwich. The East Hampton spot is one of my favorites, and their lobster roll is truly one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. I usually go for their classic one with mayo, but when I noticed one of their specials — a hot, butter-smothered lobster roll — I had to try it. The verdict: just as delicious as the original.” —Michelle Ward, PEOPLE staff food & lifestyle writer

Crunchy pretzels, sweet caramel and salty peanuts in one bite. Cravings, cured. #snappers

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“Are you the kind of person who craves either salty or sweet? If so, I envy you. Because I crave it all. After I’m done snacking on something salty, I immediately want something sweet — and vice versa. Maybe that’s why I hoard Edward Marc’s Snappers ($5-$12) when they arrive at the PEOPLE office. These turtle-like bundles of salty pretzels, sweet caramel and gourmet milk chocolate simply satisfy every single craving I’m having. And, recently, they introduced new dark chocolate and peanut-packed varieties too, which means I’ll have to make even more room in my desk drawer to stash these cravings-busters.” — Sonal Dutt, PEOPLE senior food & lifestyle editor, @sonal_dutt

Ice Cream
Kristin Appenbrink

“I’m a bit ice cream obsessed. I started making ice cream a couple of years ago and have stuck with it, inventing new flavors and even entering an ice cream competition. (Sadly, I did not win.) While mint chocolate chip has always been my favorite, coffee chocolate chip has started to give it a run for it’s money. With the batch I made this week, I tried something new. Instead of adding coffee grounds to the ice cream base when it was hot, I made cold brew with milk instead of water and used that to make the ice cream. It made  for an incredibly smooth coffee flavor. I think my recipe is forever changed.”  —Kristin Appenbrink, contributing editor, @kristinapp

Morgan Gibson

“I love making pasta on Sunday nights. I’ve got time to play with ingredients and try new things — and then I have leftovers for weekday lunches. This past Sunday I was craving prosciutto, so I grabbed baby spinach, grape tomatoes, Fontina and Parmesan to go with the salty cured meat and bow-ties. But just before I took a bite of my creation, I thought, “This could use a poached egg.”  —Morgan Gibson, PEOPLE associate food & lifestyle editor, @morgangibson

Lexi Dwyer

“This is my daily morning ritual: I make coffee (usually with Gorilla‘s Espresso-A-Go-Go beans) with my awesome, affordable Aeropress. Members of my family know to steer clear until the process, which takes about seven minutes, is complete.” —Lexi Dwyer, contributor, @lexidwyerink

Ana Calderone

“I had these cute little pulled pork sliders at Stella 34 Trattoria during a launch party for Martha Stewart Living’s new book One Pot. The restaurant served appetizers all made from recipes right out of the book. Everything was delicious, but the sliders were definitely my favorite. The flavor was just right and there was the perfect amount of coleslaw — not an over abundance. I can’t wait to make these at home and everything else from her new book for that matter!” —Ana Calderone, PEOPLE editorial assistant, @anacalderone

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