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65 Pastry Recipes You Should Absolutely Make for Breakfast

From blueberry muffins to maple syrup doughnuts, these pastry recipes are most definitely worth it (and make a great breakfast!).<p><b>We get it: You had a rough week.</b> You've been working hard. You need some damn sugar, butter, or both. We've got the solution: Make some pastries. Eat said pastries for …

Baking

How to Make the Best Quesadillas

The world owes Mexico a lot for its invention of the quesadilla. We’d be hard-pressed to find another dish as addictive that can come together so …

Food

Mile High Cream Puff Cake

Cream puff cake is layers and layers of pure magic. Chocolate and vanilla pudding cream, oh my!<p>Cream puffs just don't get enough attention. Who makes them? No one that I know. I have literally never gone to someone's house and been offered a cream puff. It's just not a thing that happens.<p>Honestly, …

Dessert

9 Delicious Dressings That Make Anything Taste Awesome

It's all about the dressing. These homemade salad dressings are so delicious, you'll want to eat them with a spoon.<p><b>1. Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing</b><p>Cool, creamy, tangy and garlicky, this homemade ranch dressing tastes so much better than the mass-produced bottled stuff in grocery stores. Try it …

Popeye's Chicken Anybody Can Make at Home

Popeye's chicken you can make at home! That spicy, crunchy fried chicken is just a few minutes away. Perfect for spring picnics too!<p>Hello to all you food fanatics out there! I'm here with something a little different than my usual chocolate fanatic recipes. We are busting out of the chocolate mold …

Cooking

For a Better Pesto Pasta, Add Ricotta Cheese

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Pesto? Good. Cheese? Good. Pesto plus two cheeses</i> plus <i>pasta? Very, very good.</i><p>The pasta aisle is a wonderful place to be. You can …

Make Your Weekday Mornings Easier: Make Muffin-Tin Eggs

A Pinterest-worthy egg breakfast that's easy enough to make on a weekday.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a chance to eat</i> …

14 of the Best Cookie Recipes Ever... Seriously

Do we need a reason?<p><b>Nutella Sandwich Cookies</b><p>Because everything is better with a little chocolate-hazelnut spread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Gingerbread Lattice Cookies</b><p>Weave dough instead of decorating it. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Whoopie Pies</b><p>Little red velvet cakes sandwiched together with cream cheese and …

Dessert

How to Make Your Own Herbal Tea Blend

<i>This article is brought to you by our friends at Electrolux as part of an ongoing series focusing on seasonal ingredients. This month we're talking fresh herbs.</i><p><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</i> …

Smashed Potato Recipes Are Spuds At Their Best

There are endless ways to make potatoes delicious. Mashed. Fried. Totted. Pretty much any recipe featuring our favorite spud is a winner. But if you haven't smashed your potatoes -- think Benny and Joon, minus the tennis racket -- you haven't tasted a truly phenomenal potato. And everyone deserves …

Cooking

Our Latest Contest: Your Best Recipe with Green Stuff

<i>Our latest contest is all about turning over a new leaf, then cooking it.</i><p>Spring has sprung, the grass is ris, and fresh, beautiful produce is trickling back into our favorite markets. In celebration of the changing seasons, we want to see your best green recipes. Rummage through your peas, …

How to Make a Caprese Martini (Recipe Included)

Why confine the classic flavors of fresh basil, tomato, mozzarella, and olive oil to the plate when you can also enjoy them in a martini glass? With the arrival of spring, imbibers looking for a seasonally inspired cocktail might want to try a Caprese Martini. Gracy Ramirez, Head Bartender at Los …

Spices

Blueberries, Already a Superfood, May Help Combat PTSD

The Plate<p>Blueberries are not only scrumptious – they may be able to protect us from cardiovascular disease, cancer, memory loss, and maybe even PTSD in the future.<p>Bears go bats over blueberries. In blueberry season, bears will travel miles just to get their paws – well, lips – on a ripe and …

Memory Loss

I Am Not a "Foodie"

Growing up in Calcutta, I've seen my father go to the fish market and handpick each piece of the fish he'd buy. I don't suppose he ever bought fish that was not 'in season'. And he'd willingly pay a few extra bucks to get his hands on the best catch of the day. It is also probably why my olfactory …

Grilled Skirt Steak with Herb Salad

Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat a gas grill to medium. (Alternatively, heat a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat.) Toss …

The Ultimate Hangover-Curing Smoothie

If last night took you on a trip to the bottom of a wine bottle, this light and refreshing smoothie is your cure. Coconut water and fresh fruit help …

Recipes

5 Ways to Boost Veggies at Breakfast

Vegetables. That's probably not the first thought that popped into your head when looking at a steaming tower of pancakes waiting to be drizzled with maple syrup. But that's exactly what you see. Pumpkin, to be exact, stirred into pancake batter along with cinnamon, ginger, and other warming …

Breakfast

35 Weeknight Vegetarian Recipes to Embrace #MeatlessMonday

These hearty vegetarian mains prove going meatless isn't all salads.<p><b>With so many tasty, hearty vegetarian</b> options, it's never been easier to skip the meat for a day or two. These vegetarian mains are filling and fast enough to get on the table tonight.

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5 Easy Vodka Cocktails

Arguably the world's most agreeable spirit, vodka is the blank canvas of the cocktail world. Its neutral flavor profile makes it a chameleon in the glass, acting as a spirited clean slate from which other ingredients can meld and commingle. And because of its versatility, it's an easy bottle to …

Cocktails

Morel and Asparagus Spaghetti

Place morels and 8 cups boiling water in a bowl, set aside until morels are tender, about 30 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer mushrooms to a …

Recipes

Got Chicken? Make These 13 Chicken Pasta Recipes

<i>Pictured: Pad Kee Mao (Spicy Ground Chicken and Rice Noodles) recipe from CHOW</i>Like eating dessert before dinner and double dipping when no one’s …

Cooking

57 Make-Ahead Breakfasts so You Can Sleep in and Eat Well All Week

We're all about the make-ahead breakfast, for those mornings that we just really don't have time.<p><b>As much as we'd love to</b>, we don't have time to make restaurant-ready breakfasts each and every morning for ourselves and our loved ones. That's why we have frittatas, porridges, puddings, bars, and so …

Breakfast

Grill the Ultimate French Toast

Lend your breakfast some firepower<p>This time of year, there are few happier places to be than standing beside your grill. This recipe gives you yet another excuse to enjoy that happy place.<p>Yes, grilled French toast, flecked with a slightly bitter char that complements sweet toppings, delivers an …

6 Italian Antipasto Dishes to See You Through to Dinner

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: Build the perfect antipasto platter.</i><p>Literally meaning “before” (anti) “the meal” (pasto), the antipasto is the beginning of every proper Italian …

Turmeric Tofu & Wild Rice

I remember just how excited I was when I first discovered Yoga House in Mumbai a couple of years ago. Each time I've visited the city since then, I have spent hours in this space, starting off with a yoga class and then whiling away time writing in the café whilst indulging in wholesome healthy …

Simple skillet supper: Rosemary pork chops and creamy smoked mac 'n' cheese

Country music star Kimberly Schlapman is also a kitchen star, specifically when it comes to down home Southern cooking. Try her recipes for rosemary pork chops and creamy smoked mac 'n' cheese.<p>Rosemary Pork Chops<p>Beall + Thomas Photography<p>Creamy Smoked Mac 'n' Cheese<p>Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

16 Egg-Topped Dishes

All the best tools, techniques, and recipes you need for flame-kissed glory this …

Your New Favorite Way to Eat Bacon

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll 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: Meet bacon jam, the black horse of the meat aisle and your new favorite condiment.</i><p>The story I want to tell is one of years of stoic veganism that …

The Secret to Delicious Tofu (Really!) in 3 Steps

Poor tofu: After a bad experience, many people vow to never taste the fermented soy protein again--a shame because the nutritious ingredient can be especially handy in the kitchen when trying to whip up easy meals that don't center around meat.<p>But when cooked properly, carnivores can even learn to …