Becky LeFevre

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Make *Way* Better Waffles by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Back away from the box of frozen waffles. Make crispy, fluffy, perfect waffles at home—just be sure to avoid these common mistakes.<p>We know what you're thinking: Waffles! How hard can <i>that</i> be to screw up? Well listen: There's a lot that can go wrong with these griddled and golden fluffy frisbees. We …

Breakfast

Korean Nachos Recipe

This Korean spin on nachos features <i>bulgogi</i>-style steak, caramelized kimchi, <i>gochujang</i>-spiked cheese sauce, and lime sour cream, all of it served on top of fried wonton chips.<p>Why It Works<p>Pear acts as a tenderizer in the marinade.<br>• Sautéing the kimchi deepens its flavor and sweetness.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>…

Giant Grilled Rice Balls

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a small bowl, cover the sweet rice with water and refrigerate overnight. Drain and transfer to a medium bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Wash the …

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Bacon Broth and Corn Bread

This is a recipe that allows time and low heat to work their magic. I like to rub the roast with the seasoning and let it cure for a day before …

Recipes

Mint Pesto

Holidays always feel like a sprint to me. Perhaps because I spent a lot of time working in restaurant kitchens, holidays don’t feel so much as …

Recipes

Do-Ahead Recipes for the 2016 Food Lover's Cleanse

The 2016 Food Lover's Cleanse includes simple do-ahead work—a good strategy anytime. Here are several recipes you'll be using throughout the cleanse.<p>The 2016 Food Lover's Cleanse includes simple do-ahead work—a good strategy anytime. Here are several recipes you'll be using throughout the …

Healthy Eating

Laurie Colwin's Creamed Spinach Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Laurie Colwin altered her version or creamed spinach a bit from one served to her …

Recipes

“Drunken” Pasta Makes for Quick, Delicious Weeknight Meals

Whipping up quick, tasty dinners on busy weeknights can be challenging. This “drunken” pasta requires only two ingredients: dry red wine and pasta, …

12 recipes that will let you eat well for the rest of your life

As a kid I’d watch my dad as he’d throw (his unit of measurement) some olive oil, onions, garlic, lemon, and olives into a pan to make a quick pasta. …

10 Make-Ahead Cocktails for Holiday Entertaining

Serve these big-batch cocktails at your holiday party and ease your hosting-related stress.<p>At F&W, one of our keys to simplifying entertaining is …

17 Easy Breakfasts to Feed a Crowd

Unless you have a big immediate family (or work the line at a hot brunch spot), you probably don't often cook breakfast for a large group. But when you do, it's a relief—nay, a must—to have some easy recipes to turn to. For example: I recently found myself in a cabin in upstate New York for two …

Eggy Puds: The Breakfast Dish You Didn't Know You Need

If you followed my adventures in Yorkshire puddings the other day, you know that resting your batter overnight can have a profoundly delicious effect on the end product. Now I'm giving you another incentive to let it rest: the best morning-after-roast-supper breakfast you've ever had.<p>All you've got …

Crispy and Delicious: 17 Recipes to Get Your Pan-Fry On

More delicious than roasting, easier than deep-frying. Presenting: 16 excellent recipes for pan-fried everything.

Cooking

11 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Christmas Morning

A little prep the night before will let you feed people with little effort come Christmas morning.<p><b>1. Strata.</b> Whether it’s actually called Christmas …

Chocolate Peppermint Phyllo Tarts Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> The simplest, quickest one-bite dessert for the holidays (or any time of year, …

Dessert

Bad Cops, Good Cops

In early November, 2014, Craig Futterman, a law professor at the University of Chicago, got a call from someone who worked in law enforcement in that city. The caller told Futterman about a squad-car dashboard-camera video from a few weeks earlier, which showed a police officer shooting to death a …

Law Enforcement

A Hundred Years Later, “The Birth of a Nation” Hasn’t Gone Away

A hundred years ago, on February 8, 1915, D. W. Griffith released “The Birth of a Nation.” The movie became the fledgling film industry’s first blockbuster. It ran for over three hours at a time when most films were not longer than ten minutes. It had employed eighteen thousand people and used …

How to grocery shop for one person

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly trip to his …

Healthy Eating

John Coltrane Live: A Playlist

Recently, I wrote about the new three-disk reissue of the John Coltrane Quartet’s “A Love Supreme,” the highlight of which is a recording of the group’s live performance of the suite. The over-all story at the heart of the set—and of Coltrane’s recorded creations in general—is the difference …

Winter Comfort Food

Winter comfort food is all about hearty casseroles and warming stews. We love anything that gets slow-cooked, roasted or baked for maximum coziness. …

Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe is from: …

Recipes

Forget Funny Movies--Just Watch These 7 TED Talks

Sometimes we need more than information to get us inspired. We also need entertainment. These 7 TED talks are up there with the funniest movies of all time.<p>As business, entertainment, and comedy become ever more intertwined, many top business speakers are turning to humor as the ultimate tool for …

Comedy

King Arthur Flour's 2-Ingredient Never-Fail Biscuits

<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:</i> <i>How to turn 2 ingredients into perfect biscuits in less time than it takes to drink your coffee. Extra genius points: The formula is so simple, you'll</i> …

Breakfast

RIESLING APPLE BROWN BUTTER RICOTTA NAPOLEONS Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This napoleon is way easier to throw together than it looks and a great way to use …

Baking

The Ultimate Cheesy, Eggy Breakfast Requires Only Two Ingredients

You might've thought there wasn't <i>another</i> way to cook eggs—or a strategy lazier than ordering an egg and cheese. You might've also thought you couldn't possibly be hungry after your Thanksgiving feast.<p>But here we are, with empty bellies and fridges and no desire to eat another leftover.<p>Do you have …

Breakfast

Make Your Own Mozzarella

Cheesemaking made simple<p>It may sound daunting, but making your own cheese is not that hard. Soft cheeses are the best introduction to cheesemaking, …

Italian Food

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

Emotional Intelligence

9 Under $200 Winter Coats That Look Insanely Expensive

Each winter, we find ourselves facing the coat conundrum—where can we find a warm topper that is also chic <i>and</i> affordable? Knowing how difficult it is …