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Chocolate-Chip Cookie Tart Crust

You can never have too much of a good thing, especially if it involves cookies -- which is why we turned homemade chocolate-chip cookie dough into a tart crust, ready for any kind of filling your heart desires. (You could also use store-bought dough in a pinch.) We highly recommend our chocolate …

Dessert

17 Recipes That Prove Funfetti Isn't Just For Cake

There's a reason Funfetti cake is so popular -- each bite of the Pillsbury-branded creation is like a tiny party in your mouth, and your mouth damn well deserves it. Those rainbow pops of color are incredibly addictive and their reign reaches much farther than the boxed cake mix aisle.<p>So why limit …

Dessert

9 Dinner Recipes So Simple You’ll Forget about Seamless

Sometimes you’re so tired that all you want to do is go home, flop down on the couch, and order delivery without speaking to a human being. But …

Recipes

Why Cheesecakes Crack (& How to Stop It)

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: How to make a cheesecake that won't crack under pressure.</i><p>An uber-decadent cheesecake can make your reputation as a baker and host(ess). Cheesecakes are almost too easy to …

Meet the Cheese-Crisp Taco: A Cheese Crisp-and-Tortilla Fusion That Will Change Your Tacos Forever

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>I love a good grilled cheese sandwich, but what I love even more is when the cheese leaks out, hits the skillet, and turns into a cheese crisp. I overstuff my grilled cheeses on purpose, just to guarantee I get a …

Cooking

Sunday Dinner at Grandma's

• <b>Author:</b> Gooseberry Patch<p>Whether your grandmother lived at the end of a country lane or on a brick-lined street in town, you're sure to have sweet memories of Sunday dinner at her home. What could be better than Grandma's very own recipes? You'll find comfort-food classics like country chicken & …

In Defense Of The Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie

Photo: Getty Images<p>Not that long ago, we here at The Huffington Post had a few not so nice words to say about chocolate chips. We were so bold as to claim that the "chips' uniformity makes for one boring cookie," touting just how amazing chopped chocolate can be when baked into cookies in lieu of …

Dessert

A Day Full of Crêpes: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Recipes

Strolling from dawn ‘til dusk down the streets of Paris is a fine way to spend a day, stopping here and there to sample crêpes from the city’s many …

Breakfast

The 5-Step Recipe For Making Homemade Ketchup Is Easier Than You Think

Get ready to toss the ketchup that's been in your fridge for the past few months. YouTuber Dave Hax released a video last week showing us how to make a homemade version of everyone's favorite condiment, and things might never be the same.<p>Using an onion, brown sugar, some tomato paste and a few more …

Perfect Sweet & Skinny Cake for Mother's Day

On Mother's Day I will be doing a pop-up at Amaryllis Cafe in Kifissia, Greece. Unfortunately, that might be a bit too far for some of you to take mom on her special day. But fear not, you can still give mom a wonderful (and healthy) surprise with my delicious recipe for apricot-almond cake.<p>The …

Dessert

To Improve Puff Pastry, Just Add Chocolate

<i>You know you love your great aunt's banana bread, but you probably don't know why you do. In Modern Comfort, Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt figures out what makes our favorite classics work, and then makes them even better.</i><p><i>Today: The only way to make</i> <i>classic puff pastry even better? Add</i> …

All the Recipes You Need for Cinco de Mayo

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In other words, it's a day for celebrating Mexican heritage and independence. Here in the US, it's also a day for eating …

Cooking

Wok, Meet Cucumbers: Your New Stir Fry Secret Weapon

When most people think of cucumbers, they tend to think of uncooked preparations like salads and pickles. But cucumbers are a top-notch stir-fry ingredient. They become juicy and tender after taking a spin in a sizzling hot wok, with an almost silky smooth texture. Their juiciness makes them a …

The Ultimate Slow Cooker Chocolate Cake, Plus 7 Other Recipes to Cook with Your Kids

Cooking is one of the best ways to bond with your kids <i>and</i> communicate some valuable skills. Here are eight places to get started.

Slow Cookers

The Ultimate Chocolate Cookie Book

• <b>Author:</b> Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough<p>Can you ever have enough chocolate? Not Likely!<p>From Whoopie Pies and Mallomars to Rugelach and Chocolate Meringues, the recipes in The Ultimate Chocolate Cookie Book are melt-in-your-mouth delicious whether you like your cookies chewy, crispy, nutty or …

Southern Casseroles

• <b>Author:</b> Denise Gee<p>This tantalizing cookbook brings the irresistible charm and comfort of Southern culture to the dinner table by way of mouthwatering casserole dishes. Denise Gee presents 55 beloved classic and contemporary casserole recipes bubbling with traditions that stretch from the Bayou to …

Bake It Forward

<i>This post is brought to you by Arrowhead Mills and Bake it Forward.</i><p>Taking a picture of baked goods can prove a tricky task—not only do you want your sugar-based treasures to look delicious, but you also want the image to convey all the feels. <i>You know—</i>the warm and fuzzy ones.<p>Because baking a pie, a …

7 Recipes Our Moms Cooked for Us

We asked the Food52 team, "Who has changed the way you cooked?" Not surprisingly, the majority of the answers were "My mom." At the Food52 office, moms are often a part of the food conversation, whether we're recounting our mom's infamous boiled brussels sprouts or baking a cake inspired by an …

Skip the Mixer and Make Whipped Cream by Hand

Sure, you could use a mixer to make your own whipped cream. But here's why we actually prefer to make ours by hand.<p>As far as we're concerned, a shortcake isn't complete without a large dollop of pillowy, freshly whipped cream to top it off. And although many recipes will call for a mixer to do the …

Dessert

Not Your Average (Garlic Cheddar) Biscuit Recipe

<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: Never say no to light, lofty, cheese-laced garlic biscuits.</i><p>Oh, what's that? You don't need another biscuit recipe? Stop that. Take it …

Breakfast

Shakshuka Up Your Morning Routine With Eggs in Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka only looks complicated—these eggs poached in tomato sauce are perfect for a weekday breakfast.<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</i> …

Breakfast

How to Make Any Kind of Banana Bread in 6 Steps

<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: Make banana bread just like Mom used to—slightly underbaked and full of add-ins from the pantry—without a</i> …

Upgrade your Girl Scout Cookies with these pie, dessert bar recipes

This year, the Girl Scouts of the USA partnered with Taste of Home for the first ever National Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest. While there are endless delicious desserts you can make with your Girl Scout Cookies, three of the contest's 16 finalists stopped by TODAY Sunday to share their …

Dessert

Never Mess Up a Pie Crust Again

Never mess up pie dough again.<p><i>We all make cooking mistakes. Which is why digital food editor Dawn Perry is here to help. Welcome to Effed It Up</i>.<p>Recently we asked on Facebook, "Hey, what have you effed up in the kitchen lately?" The good news is you're all messing up the same stuff: rice, eggs of …

Baking

Basics: How to Make Meringue

<i>In our Basics series, we tackle the simple kitchen tasks; no job is so small that it doesn't deserve to be done perfectly.</i><p>Classic French meringue is …

Meringue

The Ultimate Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

<i>Recipe: Merce Muse, Thrive Market</i><p>This American classic never fails to delight a crowd. We've perfected the recipe to produce a tender, flaky shortcake with a golden crust studded with sugar crystals. Once you taste the cakes with fresh vanilla whipped cream and lightly sweetened berries, we think …

Dessert

Warming Up to Homemade Tortillas

I don’t know why it took me so long. Maybe it was because, as the co-owner of a Mexican restaurant, I’d eaten so many good tortillas made by our …

Mexico

11 Recipes to Make Your Favorite Snacks from the ’90s at Home

The ‘90s were the height of the prepackaged junk food era, and although you’re eating whole grains and kale these days, there’s no shame in looking …

Food

How To Make Your Own Damn Nutella

If your Nutella obsession is anywhere near the level that it should be, you're probably spending a fair amount of money on your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread every month. Have you ever considered cutting your spending by making your own Nutella at home? Yes, you can, and yes, you should.<p>As …

Dessert

The Southern Pantry Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> Jennifer Chandler<p><b>Using checklists and smart strategies, Jennifer Chandler helps readers unearth dozens of Southern meals waiting to be discovered in their well-stocked pantries.</b><p>Nothing can discourage a home cook quite like being unprepared—running to the store for that one item, getting …