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17 Cinco De Mayo Recipes To Try This Year

¡Fiesta!<p><i>For more Cinco de Mayo recipes, head to Food52.</i>

Biscuit Recipes

Try these tender biscuits at brunch, warm from the oven and accompanied by butter and jam. We've collected 12 of our favorite recipes, including buttermilk biscuits and cheddar biscuits.<p>For soft, flaky biscuits, be sure not to overwork the dough after the liquid has been added; it just barely needs …

How to marinate chicken wings for baking, bbq or frying

I’ve been sharing my beauty lunchbox ideas with you for over a year and it’s time I go indepth by sharing some of my recipes with you. Let’s start …

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24 Southern recipes that even a Yankee would love

Whether it's Kansas City barbecue or Creole shrimp and grits, Southern food has a place in our hearts even if we're not from the region. The first …

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Seafood Pasta Recipes

In all its various shapes, sizes, and textures, pasta provides the perfect backdrop for your favorite combinations of seafood, sauces, and seasonings. Find great ideas for salads, casseroles, Italian-accented bowls big enough for a family -- even pad thai -- in our collection of 32 fish and …

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

A Glowing Ring Powered By Body Heat

And how it works<p>Sean Hodgins enjoys ring smithing, a hobby he adopted from his grandpa, and loves building small electronic gadgets. So he combined his passions to make a ring that turns body heat into light. Hodgins milled a two-finger band out of aluminum—an excellent thermal conductor—to cradle …

Weather

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

Your science oven is good for a whole lot more than just TV dinners.<p><b>Give Your Plants a Boost</b><p>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and …

Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>(Photo by Alison Gootee)<p><b>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather</b> family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. A farmhouse table would be the perfect spot. You could make one out of …

Easy Homemade Deodorant

Everything You Need To Know About Beef Cuts In One Chart

Beef cuts don't have to be intimidating.<p>Whether it's chuck, brisket, rib, loin, round, plate, or flank, the most important thing you need to know is how to cook it.<p>The experts at the Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association created a chart of all the different kinds of beef …

Food

Beef Enchiladas Recipe

4.5<p>4.5 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 4 to 6 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>2 hours<p><b>Total:</b><p>2 hours 30 minutes<p>Wonderfully cheesy, saucy, and mildly …

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New England Clam Chowder Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Jon Bonnell | Jon Bonnell's Waters | Gibbs Smith, 2014<p>Creamy variations of this soupy stew known as chowder, often …

New England

4 Simple Steaks for Your Pan

Each week, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.<p><i>Today: Your pan called -- it wants to cook you some steak.</i><p>Steaks are often thought of …

Easy Pull-Apart Pepperoni Garlic Knots Recipe

These pull-apart garlic knots are baked in a cast iron skillet for a crisp, golden brown bottom. They are intensely flavored with pepperoni, red pepper flakes, garlic, and two types of cheeses, and have a moist, buttery crumb. It's the kind of recipe that your guests will demand you make time and …

What to Do with an Overload of Persimmons

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Discover the many ways to use these vibrant, cool weather fruits.</i><p>If you’re …

5 New Rules of Super Strengt

Vito takes off toward a staircase leading to the second floor of the Winningfactor Sports Sciences training center, Schaeffer's gym in a converted farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania.<p>He's in for another two minutes of grueling work. Next up: a five-move medicine-ball circuit done without rest. …

How To Survive A Hurricane With Household Items

Supermarket sold out of batteries and bottled water? No problem.<p>It’s been a decade since the historic 2004 hurricane season, one of the Atlantic basin’s most active years ever. Four major storms wreaked havoc along the East Coast, causing more than $51 billion in damage. Since then, other …

DIY

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With a Can of Coke

That cola in your fridge is about to get a lot more useful.<p><b>Clean Your Toilet</b><p>Out of toilet cleaner? The phosphoric acid in Coca-Cola can take care of buildup. Pour a 12-ounce can of Coke in the bowl and let it sit for 30 minutes. Scrub the sides of your toilet with a brush, then flush for a sparkle …

All About Pork Chops

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: What meat should you be eating this season? Pork chops.</i><p>There are …

Travels on the Run: Panama City

In Latin America’s “tallest” metropolis—<b>Panama City</b> glistens with more skyscrapers than anywhere else in the realm—a palm-dotted urban pathway snakes along the Pacific shoreline, running roughly parallel to the Cinta Costera.<p>I begin at the southern end and head north along the manicured greenway, …

Don't Ever Get Locked Out of Your House

2. Turn the torque tool parallel to the ground (round end pointed away from the latch) and insert the prongs into the lock. Keep pressure on the torque in the direction you want it to turn. (Locks on the left side of a door open clockwise; locks on the right go counterclockwise.) Leave the torque …

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With a Lemon

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons can alleviate …

The Essential Techniques That Every Home 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: We're going back to basics with the essential cooking techniques -- think of this as Cooking 101.</i><p>The problem with cooking basics is that people often …

6 Common Mistakes People Make when Baking Brownies

Is there anything worst than a bad batch of brownies? Here are the biggest mistakes people make when baking brownies—plus how to avoid them.<p>When it comes to comfort food and our favorite desserts, brownies rank way up there. They're rich, decadent, sweet, and come with the added bonus of nostalgia. …

Dessert

How to Make Bread

It is the simplest thing you can eat, and yet the complexity of the biochemical reactions in rising dough is astonishing. Andrew Sean Greer bakes with his mother, a professor of food chemistry, and Chad Robertson, a famous baker, to discover how bread—chewy, crusty, warm, miraculous bread—works.<p><b>1</b> …

How to Make a Dumbwaiter

For all those times you want to move something from the deck to the ground… and the stairs are just too far away. All this week we'll be rolling out projects from our September cover story. Find them all on Twitter with #HowToMakeAnything.<p><i>Designed by Mark Clement, deck contractor and host of the</i> …

How to Make a Two-Board Backyard Lounger

One afternoon of work, one great chair.<p><b>Okay, we'll admit that although last month's CNC-milled chair</b> was awesome, the project was out of reach for many readers. So here's something you can build that doesn't require access to a $25,000 CNC machine. In fact, you'll need little more than a circular …

How to Make a Hole in the Ground (Yes, There is a Right Way)

Whether you're digging to plant a tomato seedling, build a backyard swimming pool, or bury a nuclear waster bunker, there's a right hole for every subterranean job. All this week we'll be rolling out projects from our September cover story. Find them all on Twitter with #HowToMakeAnything.<p>Whether …

Hurl Wiffle Balls At 50 MPH—With A Leaf Blower

Fast-paced fun<p><i>Update: We made a video to demonstrate how to build a wiffle ball pitcher; watch it here.</i><p>At this year’s Labor Day picnic, don’t yawn through another game of Wiffle ball. Instead, transform the low-key sport into a battle of batter versus machine. With only cheap plumbing supplies and …

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