Christina Calderon-Ferrell

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5 Health Benefits You Never Knew About Organic Food

The term 'Organic Food' conjures up images of alfalfa sprouts, mixed greens, and bland, tasteless vegetables that seem about as appealing as eating dirt. With only a cursory thought, it would seem to be logical to assume that simple, natural foods might actually be better for us than mass-produced, …

Your New Favorite Cheesecake

<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: Phyllis brings three important things into our kitchens this week: lemon cheesecake, recipe</i> …

Dessert

Bake The Best Macaroni And Cheese

When it comes to this classic comfort food, don’t skimp.<p>Every once and a while, it’s good to indulge. In fact, indulgence is part of a healthy diet. The best eating plans are ones that operate on inclusion, not exclusion. Think about it: When someone tells you that you can’t eat pizza, what does …

Recipes

How to Make Worcestershire Sauce at Home

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>There are certain sauces you just expect to come out of a bottle -- ketchup, mustard and the classic Worcestershire sauce.<p>But just because you expect to see it packaged doesn't mean it has to be. Worcestershire sauce can be made at …

7 Super-Chocolaty Cupcakes

Chocolate lovers, don’t you hate it when you reach for what looks like an all-chocolate cupcake only to find that it’s yellow cake disguised by …

5 Homemade Chow Mein Recipes That Are Better Than Takeout

Here, five excellent recipes for everyone's favorite Chinese noodle dish that are way better than takeout and almost as fast.<p>Chow mein is a delivery …

Fondue au Crémant (Fondue with Sparkling Wine)

2 1⁄4 cups sparkling white wine<p>1 tbsp. cornstarch<p>4 cloves garlic, halved lengthwise<p>1 lb. Gruyère, grated<p>1 lb. Vacherin Fribourgeois or Appenzeller, …

Food-And-Wine Pairing Rules Every Beginner Should Know, According To The Experts

Wine is a notoriously intimidating subject, but it doesn't have to be that way. Spend five minutes talking to master sommelier and co-founder of Corkbuzz Wine Studio Laura Maniec, and you'll feel instantly at ease. Chatting with one of the world's youngest women master sommeliers -- or any wine …

12 Recipes that Celebrate the Chocolate Chip Cookie

As cookies go, the chocolate chip cookie is an icon. Everyone's got a recipe from their mom or grandma or Aunty-So-and-So. It's very likely that they're all good, different in their own way, but nonetheless dependably excellent. Here at Food52, we like to celebrate the chocolate chip cookie in all …

17 Bread Recipes to Bake Your Way to Yeasty, Chewy Goodness

These 17 homemade breads are impressive, delicious, and (bonus!) will make your whole house smell great.<p><b>Nothing makes us feel quite as accomplished</b> as a homemade loaf of bread fresh out of the oven. From pillowy, salt-topped Parker House rolls to the ultimate sandwich loaf, here are 11 ways to …

Breakfast

Our 28 Best Chocolate Dessert Recipes To Satisfy Your Cocoa Cravings

For all the choco-holics<p>If you love chocolate, get your forks ready. For a special occasion dinner (okay, for any dinner), there's no better way to …

How to Season a Wok

<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: Grace Young made her case for why a wok is the one pan you must have. Here, she tells us how to season one for a lifetime of good stir-frys.</i><p>As with a …

Kitchens

That's Right, You Can Make Waffle Cones at Home (Thanks, Oddfellows!)

Yes, you absolutely can make waffle cones at home.<p>One of the most inviting things about ice cream parlors is definitely that specific smell that wafts from down the street. It isn't the scent of dairy or cream though—it's that toasty, waffle-y, cinnamon-y smell that comes from the freshly-made …

Breakfast

10 Cupcakes for Every Occasion

<i>Pictured: Guinness Gingerbread Cupcakes recipe from CHOW</i>Cupcakes aren’t just tasty desserts. They are therapy in a paper wrapper. Joy and comfort …

Soup Recipes Hearty Enough To Call Dinner

Jay Leno put it best when he said, "Soup is just a way of screwing you out of a meal." This often feels true in the case of tomato soup when it's not accompanied with a grilled cheese. And it is definitely true in the case of a pureed butternut squash soup, which leaves you hungry just an hour …

How to Make a Superlative Stir-Fry (Hint: Grab Your Wok)

<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: Grace Young made her case for why the wok is the one pan you need and taught us how to season a new one. Now, it's time to get stir-frying.</i><p>A properly …

The Easiest Way to Get the Eggshell out

<i>By Sheela Prakash</i><p>It's a natural hazard of baking, but the solution is simple.<p>Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose<p>Even the most expert chocolate chip cookie baker gets a little egg shell in the dough now and then. And while everybody loves a little crunch--especially in cookies--eggshells are not the …

8 Easter Ham Recipes, from Glazed to Smoked

This classic holiday dish is a must-have on Easter—any way you slice it.<p>You can have colored and deviled eggs, a succulent leg of lamb, and all the Peeps in the world, but nothing screams Easter like a roast ham. Don’t forget the leftover potential, either: the next day, you can pile the slices …

Cooking

How to Grow an Indoor Kitchen Garden (Starting with Microgreens)

<i>Elizabeth Millard wrote the book on indoor kitchen gardening (literally), and today is sharing her tips for growing microgreens, which are easy to maintain (and delicious).</i><p>Have you found yourself wishing for a bountiful indoor garden that grows vegetables, fruits, and the occasional herb for all …

Unleash Your Inner Baking Ninja with These 5 Pie Recipes

Are you a pie ninja? Do you want to be? These challenging pie recipes are also our most rewarding.<p><b>The most challenging recipes</b> are also the most rewarding—and these intricate pies and tarts are no exception. Embrace your inner pie ninja and show these desserts who's boss.<p>This Caramelized Garlic, …

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 …

Dessert

12 Surprising Ingredients You Should Probably Start Freezing Now

When you come home after a long day, sometimes it's all you can do to muster up the energy to cook. And when you do finally rally and get something started, if you're missing an ingredient, it can thwart the whole endeavor. Who wants to make a trip out in the cold for one tiny ingredient from the …

10 Ultra-Cheesy Potato Recipes

In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin Chapple demonstrates an easy trick for prepping delicious hasselback potatoes. Another …

Bagels, Eggs, and Beyond: 9 Smoked Salmon Recipes We Love

GalleryBagels, Eggs, and Beyond: 9 Smoked Salmon Recipes We Love<p>More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Smoked salmon belongs on so much more than just bagels (though we do love us some appetizing). Smoky, salty, and a little briny, its flavor isn't as …

Alsatian Bacon and Onion Tart (Tarte Flambée)

1⁄2 cup crème fraîche<p>1 cup fromage blanc (available at Murray's Cheese) or cream cheese at room temperature<p>1⁄8 tsp. nutmeg, freshly grated<p>1 tsp. …

Recipes

Eat This, Not That: Taboos and Pregnancy

Food taboos are as universal as food. It stands to reason then that they have helped us through the years in our efforts to avoid killing ourselves. As it turns out, some of the most fascinating food taboos dovetail with another basic human desire–reproduction.<p>All around the world, there are all …

Pregnancy

Use up leftover bread! Make croutons, bruschetta and more

How can you use up extra bread? Let us count the ways! Erin McKenna, author of "Bread & Butter: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes to Fill Your Bread Basket" shares recipes that can incorporate standard bread as well as gluten-free bread and vegan butter.<p>Gluten-free Sandwich Bread<p>Vegan "Butter"<p>Garlic …

8 of the Easiest Potato Recipes Ever

Accordion-cut, hasselback-style potatoes may seem complex to make. But thanks to a simple hack featured in this week's episode of Mad Genius Tips, …

Another Final Fantasy Game Getting Smartphone Treatment

Square Enix on Thursday announced that it is bringing yet another one of its Final Fantasy games to mobile devices. The publisher has formed a deal with Nexon Korea to develop a mobile version of Final Fantasy XI, a MMO that originally launched in 2002 for PC and PlayStation 2.<p>The game, called …

Final Fantasy

Marvel is killing 33 comics to end the universe

To hasten the death of the entire universe, Marvel Comics will end 33 comic books, according to David Gabriel, Marvel's SVP of sales and marketing.<p>The casualties will amass as a result of the Secret Wars storyline, which will begin in May. By the time Secret Wars wraps up, the Marvel Universe and …

Comics