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Stop What You're Doing & Make  Holiday Cookies - Chowhound

Happy December! Whether you are a sucker for Christmas tunes or just love a good cookie, (think peppermint sandwich cookies orbrowned butter …

Best snacks to eat late at night

Dinner is over and you’re getting ready for bed—but your stomach is wide awake. While health experts often advise avoiding late night snacking entirely, if you’re genuinely hungry late in the evening you shouldn’t feel like your only option is to tough it out until morning. Choosing a light and …

Anthony Bourdain Reveals a Dirty Little Secret About Restaurant Bread Baskets

This is bad news for carb lovers.<p>Leave it to Anthony Bourdain to spill the restaurant industry's biggest truth bombs. After all, the famous TV personality and best-selling author isn't known for beating around the bush (remember when he shocked us all by saying you don't <i>actually</i> need a knife set?). …

5 must-try taco recipes for #TacoTuesday

It's easy to find a great taco in Los Angeles. Just ask our restaurant critic Jonathan Gold. But with the right recipe, you can make some of the city's best tacos in your own kitchen. Below, find links to recipes for fish tacos, duck tacos, Wes Avila's sweet potato tacos from Guerrilla Tacos and …

6 Keys to Mastering the French Dip Sandwich

I grew up eating bad French Dip sandwiches. Lots of them.<p>There were versions loaded with overcooked roast beef that viewed the ramekin of au jus as …

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9 Quick Brunch Recipes to Compensate for Daylight Savings Time

Spring forward with these quick brunch dishes.<p>Just because you're losing an hour of sleep this weekend, doesn't mean you can't still sleep in and …

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

21 Treats to Leave for Santa That Aren't Cookies and Milk

<i>This post originally appeared on Spoon U.</i><p>With the holidays approaching quickly, we thought we’d put together the best holiday recipes for you to make …

21 No-Bake Holiday Mason Jar Dessert Recipes

It’s definitely the most wonderful time of the year, as evidenced by the abundance of Christmas cookies and DIY decorations in our lives. And ’tis the season for indulging in a multitude of treats, which means you’d better have your dessert game on lock. Not a baker? Not to worry. These 21 mason …

11 Cozy Christmas Dinners to Eat in Your PJs

If chestnuts roasting on an open fire and steamy cups of cocoa are your idea of the perfect Christmas, kick off your holiday week right with a seriously relaxed dinner on Christmas Eve or Christmas (or both, for the ultimate lazy girls out there). Pull on your warmest flannel pajamas and your …

17 Eggnog Recipes That Are Not a Drink

Ahhhh… eggnog. It’s the calorie-laden drinkable holiday dessert that we just can’t quit. Sitting around the fire with a big cup of it definitely screams Christmas, but there are so many more ways that we can enjoy the same delicious taste. These 17 eggnog recipes that *aren’t* a drink definitely …

And the Winners of Our Christmas Cookies Contest Are…

This holiday season has been full of festive cheer. We asked you to show off your best Christmas cookie recipes, and you definitely broke out the oven mitts and displayed some serious baking skills. We know your eyes are hungry and your tummies are rumbling, so let’s check out our winners.<p>AND THE …

Christmas Appetizers

Set the tone for a holiday feast with beautiful, delicious appetizers. Whether you're hosting a casual get-together or a lavish affair, these small …

How Much Better Does Homemade Butter Really Taste?

<i>I conducted a blind-butter tasting at Food52 to find out.</i><p>Tomato soup, baguette, and butter: These were my go-to lunch items while I studied at University of St. Andrews in Scotland. It wasn’t until my first trip home over Thanksgiving that I realized how spoiled I had become by rich, flavorful …

10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

Photograph: Allen Ginsberg/Corbis<p>From left to right: Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Robert LaVinge, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti stand in front of the City Lights bookshop in 1956, owned by the latter …

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Toaster Strudel, a Little Fancy

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast—because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: We interrupt our regularly scheduled Breakfast of Champions content to bring you the next in our "Meet Our</i> …

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese Without a Recipe

<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: Macaroni and cheese expert Catherine Lamb is showing you how to make this American classic -- and a top</i> …

9 Recipes that Prove Your Muffin Tin is Your Best Friend

Don't let the twee name fool you. A great muffin pan is a hardcore, multi-purpose piece of cooking gear that can be used in ways that go far beyond …

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45 Easter Desserts (That You Can Eat All Spring)

Here's an excuse to eat even more sweets.<p>As far as candy holidays go, Easter is less indulgent than Halloween, but still full of sweets. Since you're eating chocolate bunnies and Peeps, it wouldn't hurt <i>too</i> much to keep the sugar rush going with more dessert. Finish off a brunch or family dinner …

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How to Make Baked Brie Without a Recipe

<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:</i> <i>Skip the cheese plate and opt for a simple, oozy baked Brie that anyone can make -- and everyone will enjoy.</i><p>A …

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10 Insane Grilled Cheese Recipes Worth Dying For

<i>By Perry Santanachote</i><p>A recipe for grilled cheese may seem unnecessary, but so are ball pits, and that doesn't make them any less awesome. And unlike ball pits, there are some simple steps and affordable ingredients that can transform a standard grilled cheese into legendary status.<p>But before you …

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Dorie Greenspan's Hot (and Cold) Chocolate

<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: The perfect from-scratch hot chocolate -- and a cozier Valentine's Day -- is just 3 pantry ingredients and 10 minutes away.</i><p>Think about trying to get a …

Grain-Free Baking? Yes, You Can!

There are lots of good reasons to go grain-free. For instance, cutting wheat and other grains out of your diet can help you normalize your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.<p>But I won't lie: Giving up grains is a big lifestyle change. And at first, it can be hard -- especially if …

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5 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes Just in Time For the Holidays

<b>1. Perfect Pumpkin Bread</b><p>I've tried many pumpkin bread recipes over the years, but none as good as this one. It's easy -- just a bit of mixing and stirring, pop it in the oven, and, in about an hour, you'll have a house smelling of sweet autumn spices and two scrumptious, pumpkiny loaves. <b>GET THE</b> …

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The Oldest Restaurant in Every State (and DC!)

By: Matt Meltzer<p>Eating. Humans have done it since, well, the beginning of history. And pretty much ever since the first caveman realized he was too tired to grill a wooly mammoth after a long day of hunting, other cavemen were willing to do it for him. For a price, of course.<p>While the U.S. doesn't …

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How to Make Queso Fresco, the World's Easiest Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Let's face it, there are some skills that are just cool to have. Being able to weld things, very cool. Ability to moonwalk? Always cool. And being able to turn everyday milk into wicked good cheese definitely belongs …

9 Dips to Make for a Thanksgiving Potluck

From smoky eggplant to sweet-spicy squash, here are nine terrific, portable dips for a Thanksgiving potluck.<p>From smoky eggplant to sweet-spicy …

Bake up brunch without breaking a sweat with this easy overnight French toast recipe

Got overnight guests, family or friends who need an extra-special way to start their day? Prep this rich and decadent French toast the night before and you'll have a deluxe breakfast the next morning. With this easy baked method, you won't be stuck flipping toast at the griddle either — giving you …

16 Thanksgiving Pie Recipes, Because You Gotta Have Pie!

You can serve whatever other desserts you want, but let's be real—it's just not Thanksgiving without pie. No matter how much you stuffed yourself during dinner, it's tough to turn down a slice. I'm not interested in waxy store-bought pies, though—this is the time to go homemade, which is easier …

Is This the Ultimate Grilled Cheese?

<i>Tasting Table | Jillian King</i><p>Childhood lunch staple. Best friend to tomato soup. Rainy-day indulgence.<p>An affection that started way back with those simple orange slices melted between white bread has morphed into an all-out obsession for our team.<p>So we decided to examine the humble sandwich a little …