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WATCH: The Secret to the Best Homemade Stock

Did you know that the easiest way to make flavorful stock is with your slow cooker? As all Southern cooks know, stock is a must-have in the kitchen. …

Cooking

Here’s how to protect your time when you keep getting interrupted at work

Once you put out a fire at work, there always seems to be another one looming around the corner, threatening to steal your time away — yet …

11 Personal Finance Blogs That Will Help You Manage Your Money This Year

Blogs your checking account will approve of.<p>Even though I'm a financial planner, I still pay close attention to the financial advice and opinions of the smartest money experts all over the web. Why? Because no matter how money-savvy you are, there's always something more you can learn.<p>If you're …

Personal Finance

19 books we can't wait to read in 2018

2017 was a big year for books. During a time when the news cycle was often too much to handle, we turned to books to help us cope and make sense of …

Steak and Scallops with Champagne-Butter Sauce

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Sprinkle steaks on both sides with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Sprinkle scallops on both sides with 1/8 teaspoon …

Buh-Bye, Extra Pounds — This Is the Ultimate Workout For Weight Loss

To get the best results, you need to use the best exercises. We've got your top eight weight-loss moves, which you can add to your current workouts or put together for a full-fledged workout. Each exercise is a compound and dynamic movement so you have no doubt you're going to maximize the amount …

Bodyweight Exercise

This Is Giada De Laurentiis's Best Pasta Recipe, According to Food Network Fans

Giada De Laurentiis is the Food Network's bona fide queen of Italian food, and her encyclopedic collection of classic Italian recipes proves it. The …

Recipes

18 books to read before they're turned into films in 2018

So you can be the one who says "well, this wasn't the same in the original..."

Books

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe

Really, though. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies are insane.<p>Without a doubt, the BA recipe that I make the most, (this probably speaks more to my sweet tooth than anything else) is the Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from one of our readers, Kate Davis. This is truly the …

Dessert

Vietnamese Caramel Pork

Recipe Notes<p>1b. Other proteins/cuts: This recipe is suitable for slow cooking cuts of pork like shoulder/butt and belly. Please don't try this with …

Recipes

5 Freezer Marinades for Chicken or Pork

While marinades are brilliant at turning cuts of meat that can often dry out when cooked into flavorful, moist meals, it's easy to forget to plan …

Ina Garten's Perfect Roast Chicken

<i>“It’s such a basic, comfort dinner and it’s so delicious and so easy to make,” the</i> Barefoot Contessa <i>star says of her “most requested” recipe.</i><p><b>Ina</b> …

Cooking

25 Slow Cooker Recipes with 10 Ingredients or Fewer

The slow cooker's charm is that it delivers meals without much effort on your part. Toss a bunch of ingredients inside and let it do its thing while …

9 delicious meals you can prep this weekend and enjoy all through next week

If you’re like us, finding the time and energy to cook dinner after a long day at work is truly an impossible feat. We totally get it. But what about …

How To Practice Mindfulness At Work

Would you try something new at work if it meant lower stress levels and a better corporate culture? (Yes, please!)<p>Mindfulness has been shown to offer these benefits, which is why more and more companies are starting to notice. Aetna opened a Mindfulness Center, while Google and Nike offer …

Mindfulness

How To Cook a Whole Chicken in Coconut Milk in the Slow Cooker

By now we hope every home cook knows the pure dinnertime pleasure that is chicken in milk. The original dish, credited most popularly to Jamie …

Erin French’s From-Scratch Saltines

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> Few homes in New England are without a box of saltines in the pantry. Whether you …

Dessert

Is a high-fat diet the secret to burning fat?

Butter, double cream, avocado - some of the richest, most delicious foods in the worlds are also the highest in fat.<p>But does that also mean they’re …

From pavlova to cheesecake: Yotam Ottolenghi’s 10 perfect dessert recipes

Chocolate puddings, millionaire’s shortbread and knickerbocker glory all get the Ottolenghi treatment in this exclusive extract from his new book, Sweet<p>My first job in a kitchen was whisking egg whites. It was the 1990s, and I was training by day and assisting the pastry chef in a fancy restaurant …

Amish Milk Bread Recipe

The Amish people make some of the best breads in the United States. This Amish milk bread tastes delicious and has a fantastically moist texture. You …

What You Let Your Cats Do To You Is Insane

Making Homemade Tortillas is Simple, plus Five Ways to Boost Them

We make tacos with fresh tortillas constantly. They're a taco night game-changer, and so so <i>so</i> easy. You can make the dough in a heartbeat using masa …

For Perfectly Braised Chicken Thighs, Memorize This Technique

When it comes to chicken, some cooks are beholden to the breast, but I’m a thigh girl—no ifs, ands, or buts.<p>I get the appeal of breasts. They’re easy on the eyes, unfussy, and dependable—the food equivalent of having a crush on the pretty-boy next door. Thighs, on the other hand, are rougher around …

Cooking

Garlic Bread-Grilled Cheese Combines Two Beautiful Things

When two classics become one.<p>Back when Dominique Ansel shot to fame over his Cronut, I couldn’t help but think I had missed a marketing opportunity. Not long before, I invented my own wildly delicious hybrid carb: <b>the garlic bread grilled cheese.</b> (Is “invented” an appropriate word for something that …

Bread

Make Grandma Proud by Learning the Five Mother Sauces

Though many of us are hustlin’ through the week begging for Instant Pot recipes and one-pot curries, it’s nice to hit the kitchen on a Sunday to make a carefully crafted meal. But after so many quickie skillet meals, how does one get their groove back? The mother sauces, of course. There are five …

Cooking

Our Favorite Rib Recipes of All-Time

We’re not saying these ribs are required at your summer party, but they’re highly recommended for happy guests.<p>These rib recipes cover all areas of …

The Noodle Salads We're Bringing to Every Summer Party

These pasta salad recipes are so good, you'll forget to miss the mayo.<p>Whenever I see a pasta salad at a summer potluck or barbecue, I want it to be <i>so good,</i> but it never is. Often, those fusilli-or-cavatappi numbers are mayonnaise-y and heavy with with weird bits of carrot and bell pepper. For our …

Cooking

Customizable ‘Nook’ bed can be for sleep, work, and play

You can change up the color, fabric, and accessories<p>Is “nook” now code for space-saving interior design? Evidence is certainly building in at least one corner of the world. In addition to this tiny Barcelona apartment living large through five clever storage nooks and plenty of efficient small …

12 Refrigerator Pickle Recipes to Get the Most Out of Your Vegetables

I've never gotten into canning—I don't grow my own produce, I'm worried about botulism, and, most of all, I'm lazy and bad with delayed gratification. Quick pickles don't have the long lifespans of canned foods, but they can be just as tasty. As the name implies, they're also fast—some can be ready …