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Easy Upgrades That Will Change Cheese and Crackers

<i>This post is brought to you by Triscuit.</i><p><i>Today: Our favorite picks for how to top your crackers better.</i><p>We love riffs on avocado toast, but when perfectly fried bread is out of reach, we are all about the one-crunch bite. And we had a feeling we're not alone. Which is why we turned to Instagram to …

Dinner For Mom: 5 Easy Recipes Even the Kids Can Make

Let mom kick back while you make an amazing meal tonight. These recipes are so easy, even the kids can make them (with a little help from dad).<p><b>1. Easy Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste. Serve with …

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20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

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5 Epic Takes on Rice Krispie Treats

It's time to ditch your boring Rice Krispie treats and try out some new ones. Yes, we all love the sweet treat but that doesn't mean we can't branch out and treat ourselves.<p>Watch this video to find out 5 epic recipes that'll make you forget your favorite childhood snack. And don't judge the …

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10 Finger Foods for a Cozy Friday Night In

<i>Fredagsmys</i> is Swedish for "Cozy Friday"—a weekly phenomenon that invites you to stay home and snuggle up with family, friends, cats, dogs—really whatever you find coziest. While any food is <i>Fredagsmys-</i>friendly, tacos are a popular choice in Sweden—often topped with corn and cucumbers. But if you are …

Say Hello to Spring with These 7 Strawberry Shortcake Recipes

No, this is not a tale about the adventures of a cheeky little redhead with her fruit-named friends and a nemesis named The Peculiar Purple Pie Man. …

Food

You've Been Making Your Hard-Boiled Eggs All Wrong

Despite its name, the hard-boiled egg should not be boiled. It should be steamed.<p>The technique is beneficial for several reasons. Since the eggs are placed in a shallow basket rather than a deep pot of simmering water, they're less likely to crack. The steam will evenly cook the eggs and won't …

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24 Over-The-Top Delicious Skillet Recipes

Grab your pan by the handle and make easy work of these over-the-top delicious one pan wonders.<p><b>Chilaquiles Verdes</b><p>When you find yourself with left over tortilla chips, try serving them up as a savory, satisfying breakfast. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes</b><p>Oohs and ahhs guaranteed when …

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No-waste meals! Make easy lemon-garlic salmon and asparagus

Reducing food waste should always be a priority — it's good for our budgets and for the environment. But this week, Earth Week, we are reminded to stop and pay attention to how much food we throw away, and come up with solutions for making a change.<p>TODAY.com partnered with Cook Smarts, a …

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A Real Cowboy's Guide (& Love Letter) to Cast Iron

<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: Good cast iron, if taken care of properly, will outlive us all. Kent Rollins, chuck wagon cook and author of A Taste of Cowboy, tells us why cast iron</i> …

Mega Monster Cookie Bars You'll Want to Stuff in Yo' Face

Monster cookie bars couldn't be easier to make. This sweet treat bakes up in no time, to make your littlest monsters happy!<p>So Easter has come and gone, but since I’m a total holiday candy hoarder, we have a huge basket of the pastel, festive stuff stashed away in the pantry. And because we’re the …

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20 Asparagus Recipes to Celebrate Spring

Tender, grassy, and sweet, asparagus is a true marker of the triumphant arrival of spring. The stalks are at their best when freshly picked, in-season, and as local as possible since transportation and time are hard on the vegetable. We've got lots of tips to help you select the right bunch; once …

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A Genius Way to Marry Chickpeas & Spinach (Or Whatever Is in Your Fridge Now)

<i>Every week—often with your help—Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A trick for turning whatever is in your fridge into real dinner—plus, a meatless main with more personality than a 16-pound brisket.</i><p>Fast forward to tonight. You're …

Japanese Cooking Made Simple: A Japanese Cookbook with Authentic Recipes for Ramen, Bento, Sushi & More

• <b>Author:</b> Salinas Press<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>Cooking a wide variety of Japanese meals doesn't have to require a lot of effort, multiple cookbooks, and guesswork. Here's the key to making delicious Japanese food at home tonight.</b><p>People love Japanese cuisine, but very few prepare it themselves. …

11 Make-Ahead Snacks for Planes, Trains, and Really Long Car Rides

Travel snacks are not known for their elegance. They are sturdy, stoic, and dependable foods that rarely surpass anything more than sheer sustenance. But we all know a miniature bag of peanuts is not enough to get you through that 6-hour flight to your parents' place. Nor should gas station pork …

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Slow Cooker Recipes For Warmer Weather (Don't Put Yours Away Yet!)

The slow cooker may go hand in hand with winter -- after all, those hot, hearty meals have been the saving grace at the end of many frigid evenings -- but just because you're packing your coats and wool sweaters doesn't mean you should put away the slow cooker just yet. There are many delicious …

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Make America's Best Tomato Sauce | Men's Health

Patsy’s recipe utilizes canned San Marzano tomatoes, which you can find just about anywhere. Where most jarred sauces tend to be thick and taste more like garlic than anything else, Patsy’s sauce has a light, refreshing taste and a bittersweet tomato flavor. It's simple. As it should be.<p>And don’t …

Watch & Learn How to Make Chili Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes—but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Kenzi Wilbur and Sarah Jampel show us how to make chili, the ultimate pantry soup, without a recipe.</i><p>Chili is …

11 Simple Shrimp Recipes for Spring and Summer

Shrimp might be one of our favorite proteins to cook with--it’s relatively inexpensive, hard to screw up, and can be prepared about a million …

Recipes

The Ultimate Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches, Plus 5 Other Great Beef Recipes

Certain cuts of beef—hard-working ones, with lots of beefy flavor, that take a lot of simmering to get tender—were practically made for the slow …

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How to Make Homemade Dark Chocolate Turtles with Medjool Dates

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Jodi Kay of Happy Hearted Kitchen revisits her favorite childhood treat with date-filled, chocolate-covered turtles.</i><p>Turtles and I go way back. As a …

Sautéed Asparagus Redux

<i>Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.</i><p>One of the most popular spring recipes on Food52 is the Absurdly Addictive Asparagus from kaykay. Its two primary ingredients are pancetta and …

A Potato Salad That Gets (& Deserves) Your Attention

<i>Salad shouldn't be an obligation or an afterthought—and it doesn't always have to be kale, either. Every other Thursday, Elizabeth Stark from Brooklyn Supper will help you make salads you actually want to eat.</i><p><i>Today: The recipe you need to transform potato salad from obligatory barbecue guest into</i> …

How To Start Composting And Reduce Your Trash In Half

Get ready for a startling statistic: about 50 percent of your garbage, on a daily basis, shouldn't be thrown away. It's hard to deny the absurdity of this fact, even if you don't really care about the planet all that much.<p>Every day, half of what gets thrown into the trash could actually be turned …

Gardening

How to Make the Most Epic Grilled Cheese of All Time

The best part of every grilled cheese sandwich is the little bits of cheese that get crisped up in the pan and become crunchy, savory goodness. Turns out this little cooking "mistake" is actually called frico, and happens to be essential in making the best grilled cheese ever.<p>Don't settle for a …

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15 Pasta Recipes That'll Break You Out Of Your Penne Rut

There are hundreds of pasta shapes made in the world -- take a look at all of these beauties -- but penne reigns supreme. Sure, bow ties are popular and macaroni too, but one look at Google search trends shows that penne is at the top of the heap. (Spaghetti, fettuccine and pappardelle are not …

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