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The Best, Easiest Sugar Cookie Recipe Has Only 4 Ingredients

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, finds the best four-ingredient holiday cookie.</i><p>I've never met a sugar cookie I didn't like. It's hard to go wrong with such a simple, classic recipe.<p>But come holiday time, there are more sugar cookie recipes floating …

How to Make Chocolate Roll Snack Cakes at Home

These rolled chocolate cakes are slightly more sophisticated version of the original beloved Swiss Rolls snack cakes.<p>My version is a fresh chocolate sponge cake, rolled up in a mascarpone vanilla bean whipped cream and covered in a velvety dark chocolate glaze. Enjoy it as one giant cake roll (like …

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Is Real and It Only Took 350+ Cookies to Get It Right

How one pastry school class perfected the chocolate chip cookie.<p><i>We here at BA love our cookies. (Seriously, don't leave a cookie you want to eat unguarded on a table in the office.) We even dreamed up a holiday to celebrate them. So we get excited when we hear about other cookie-obsessives who go</i> …

Don't Wait Till the Holidays to Make Vermont Spice Cake

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, uncovers the recipe for the one cake you should make this fall.</i><p>My job requires spending part of my time in Vermont, which is lucky for me: At this time of year, it's the only place I want to be. The leaves are changing, …

Meet the Winner of Your Best One-Pot Meal Recipe

A big congratulations to Pete, whose Short Rib and Pumpkin Chili was voted Your Best One-Pot Meal Recipe. (Thanks to our friends at All-Clad, Pete will win a pretty amazing prize.) We asked him a little bit about himself and his cooking:<p><b>Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way</b> …

An Actually Useful Guide to Louisville, Kentucky

We're going to Louisville, Kentucky—and Please & Thank You barista Ethan Shepherd is showing us the ropes. This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on where to go and what to do in their hometowns.<p><i>This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the</i> …

11 Spaghetti Recipes You'll Want to Make Again and Again

Spaghetti can be dressed elegantly in butter-braised onions, stand up to a subtantial bolognese or meatball sauce, and get down with nothing but a slick of Pecorino and pepper. It's the little black dress of dinner choices. What are you waiting for?<p><b>Make one or all 11 of these spaghetti recipes and</b> …

How to Grill Pizza Right (and Win at Summer)

Making your own grilled pizza may seem a little intimidating at first (damn you, burnt dough), but soon it will become your favorite delicious summer staple.<p>Even if you're a bona fide master at grilling steaks, chicken, fish, and veggies, there's something about putting raw dough on the grill that …

Better Than Bacon: 25 Pork Recipes, From Chops to Tenderloins

From lean and tender pork loins to tasty pork shoulders to a classic pork chops, we've compiled 25 of our favorite recipes that puts a pig to good use.<p>Bacon makes everything taste better: in waffles, in quiches, in cornbread, in miso, on pizza, and wrapped around anything. You say bacon, and we're …

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If You Only Learn One Cake Recipe, Let it Be This One

<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 every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Can you count to 4? Great! You know a fantastic cake recipe.</i><p>My mother makes the best birthday cakes. …

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Macadamia Nuts

6 Servings<p>Banish flashbacks of bland zucchini with this crunchy, cheesy, salty, citrusy salad.<p>August 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest<p>3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 tablespoon Dijon mustard<p>1 teaspoon honey<p>1 teaspoon soy sauce<p>Kosher salt and freshly …

The Chicken Recipes Hall of Fame

These chicken recipes deserve a spot in the hall of fame, because they are excellent.<p><b>We publish a lot of chicken recipes.</b> A lot. And we love them all. But there are some that have risen to the top, either because we make them over and over again, or because we've gotten great responses (keep those …

6 All-Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make at Home

<i>Welcome to Spring Clean Your Life, your one-stop shop for gotta-try-those tips & bookmark-me inspiration to spruce up your kitchen and home this season—and well beyond.</i><p>________<p>Last year, I had to clear out all our kitchen cabinets to prep for a renovation. This taught me a few things:<p><i>There is no</i> …

Coconut Cream Pie with Macaroon Press-In Crust

Makes one 9" pie Servings<p>Tandem Coffee + Bakery’s coconut cream pie recipe riffs on the classic in all the right ways. Shredded coconut is a genius swap-in for cookie crumbs in the crust, and incorporating both coconut and regular milks in the custard gives it better flavor and a fluffier …

Avoid These Common Mistakes to Make Bakery-Level Cheesecake at Home

A great cheesecake is the stuff dreams are made of. Make it a reality by avoiding these cheesecake common mistakes.<p>A sweet and creamy cheesecake is the stuff dreams are made of, but this classic baked good can be intimidating for home cooks. With so many things that can go wrong (cracked top! …

Caramel Chicken

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Don’t be put off by the sugar in this recipe—it’s balanced by the vinegar and soy sauce.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>2½ pounds skin-on, bone-in chicken legs and thighs<p>Kosher salt<p>8 garlic cloves, peeled<p>⅓ cup (packed) light brown …

Simple Two-Layer Chocolate Birthday Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache

12 Servings<p>Icing on top and in the middle, sides left bare: This modern-looking style shows off the cake’s decadent (and perfectly even) chocolate layers.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan<p>6 ounces …

Grilled Vegetable and Rice Salad with Fish-Sauce Vinaigrette

4 to 6 Servings<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Salad<p>1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)<p>Vegetable oil<p>12 okra pods<p>3 ears of corn, shucked<p>2 large zucchini, halved lengthwise, centers scooped out<p>2 long red chiles (such as Holland or Anaheim), stemmed<p>1 small eggplant, cut lengthwise into 1' slices<p>1 …

20 Must-Eat Summer Recipes You Still Have Time to Make

<i>We're republishing this list—originally posted in June 2015 as Summer Bucket-List Recipes—as a reminder that there's still time: Summer's not over yet! Go make a pie.</i><p>There's something about summertime that makes us so prone to making bucket lists, lists that grip us with the same voracious …

10 Desserts That Will Make You Want to Rush Through Dinner

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: 10 Phyllis desserts that will make your summer sweeter.</i><p>If you haven't learned this already, …

How to Make Enchiladas 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: Make messy, saucy enchiladas from scratch, from simple ingredients, and without a recipe.</i><p>I started making …

The Perfect Breakfast

<i>We all harbor secret fantasies of moving away, starting a café, and feeding people. Every month, Sarah Kieffer from The Vanilla Bean Blog will be indulging us with stories and recipes from the Wolners, who own the Blue Heron Coffeehouse in Winona, Minnesota.</i><p><i>Today: If Ina Garten's and Kim Boyce's</i> …

45 Ground Meat Recipes for Simple, Comforting Dinners

These 45 ground meat recipes will take you all through fall, so break out your favorite wooden spoon and get to it.<p><b>Ground meat can provide a ton of flavor to quick dinners and slow-cooked meals alike.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a longer project like lasagna bolognese or just want to make some …

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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 …

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Chile-Cumin Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt and Cucumber

4 Servings<p>Chef Seamus Mullen serves these robustly flavored meatballs as a shared plate at El Colmado, his New York City tapas bar, but they’re also a great main.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Chile Sauce<p>3 pasilla chiles, seeds removed, chopped<p>1½ teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes<p>1 tablespoon cumin …

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10 Recipes You Loved in March

The top 10 most popular new recipes of March 2015.<p><b>March is kind of a funky month for cooking</b>—there's not a ton in season but, obviously, ya gotta eat. Our readers kept themselves well-fed with everything from pork chops to grilled cheese, avocado cream to pancakes. Nice work, guys.

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New Sweet Spots! Make Bien Cuit's Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies at Home

Senior food editor Alison Roman caught up with Zachary Golper of Bien Cuit to find out what’s inside of his stellar chocolate buckwheat cookies.<p>Forget booze—there’s nothing like a moist, chewy chocolate cookie to take the edge off. Just think about all of the times they’ve have gotten you out of a …

Everybody, Chill: 19 Recipes to Make and Freeze Now

Stock your ice box with a few weekend-made meals (pot pies, meaty baked pastas, and curries are all great) and forget all about dinner stress.<p><b>No matter how hard we try</b>, getting home with enough time to prep, cook, and actually enjoy dinner can be a challenge. But that's what the freezer is for, …

Kale and Celery Tiger Salad

4 Servings<p>Loaded with fresh herbs and sturdy kale and then set off by a bright and spicy dressing, this salad from Hot Joy is an ideal counterpoint to the more decadent dishes on the table.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 red or green Thai chiles, lightly smashed<p>2 garlic cloves, lightly smashed<p>½ cup …