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5 Of The Bloodiest Ancient Battles That Made Their Mark In History<p>Previously, we had harped about 10 incredible battles that were fought and won …

The Five Mother Sauces Every Cook Should Know

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: The five sauces every home cook should know how to make and customize.</i><p>In the 19th century, Marie-Antoine Carême anointed Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, …


How To Make Coffee Syrup At Home And Save Money On Starbucks

Coffee shops offer a lot of special drinks that give us little reason to brew our own coffee at home. They serve our lattes with fancy art. They pour chocolate syrup on top of our mochas. They even add fun flavors to our regular cup of joe. It's great, but there's something you should know: you can …


76 of Our Best Steak Recipes, from Rib Eye to Skirt Steak, Fajitas to Skewers

Our biggest, baddest, and best steak recipes—all in one place.<p><b>There are some days when you just really need a big steak.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a seared rib eye or a skewer wrapped in pita, we're here for you.


55 Bean Recipes You'll Be Making All Year Long

What's for dinner tonight? These 55 great recipes for beans.<p>Beans are healthy, delicious, and cheap. Maybe THAT'S why they're called the magical fruit… Well, anyway, here's a heck of a lot of canned and dried bean recipes!


19 School Lunch Ideas That Are Healthy (Mostly)

These new school lunch ideas, from sandwiches to snacks to hot meals, will reinvigorate your daily routine—and your kids will actually like them<p><b>It is a parent's eternal dilemma: What do I make the kids for lunch today?</b> And tomorrow? And next week? We fall into ruts, succumb to the tried-and-true, …


7 Quick and Fresh Dinners to Make in January

These fast, winter dinner recipes rely on little helpers like anchovies and roasted citrus to perk up your weeknight meals.<p><b>In the middle of winter,</b> <b>sometimes</b> you need to find creative ways to breathe new life into your weeknight dinners. Lend your meals a little help from flavor boosters like briny …


Caramelized Onions Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

It's surprisingly tricky to make caramelized onions. Here's what most people get wrong when cooking them.<p>Caramelized onions are good on pretty much…everything. The only problem? They're surprisingly tricky to make. They take time to slowly brown and caramelize. It's easy to burn them—and it's easy …


6 Party-Perfect Appetizers to Toast the New Year

<b>1. Cheddar & Herb Cheese Straws</b><p>These crisp and flaky cheese straws specked with fresh herbs and crushed red chili flakes make a wonderful hors d'oeuvre to go along with wine and cocktails. Though they look like bread sticks, they're actually more akin to savory pie crust or pastry. I find them …


Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

8 to 12 Servings<p>September 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Caramel<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 1/4 cups (packed) dark brown sugar<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces<p>1/4 cup bourbon<p>Cake<p>1 medium pineapple<p>1 1/3 cups cake flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/8 teaspoon ground …


How to Make the 8 Most-Searched Cocktails of 2014

Today, Google released lists of the top search terms used in 2014, including the eight most-searched cocktails. Here are the eight recipes that the …

How to Use Dried Chiles for Beef Chili

Learn how to belnd your own chili powder for a better beef chili.<p>Want to know the easiest way to make better beef chili? Dump the commercial chili …

25 homemade holiday gift recipes: Granola

Make homemade granola using the excellent recipe in Christine Moore's 2012 "Little Flower" cookbook (Prospect Parks Books), changing the mix of nuts and dried fruit depending on what appeals to you at the moment. The granola mix makes a terrific gift, packaged in cute storage jars.<p>Homemade granola …