Joan Izundu

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Too Many Cooks: Your Favorite Retro Foods

<i>You'll be hearing from the staff at Food52 in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.</i><p>If you've ever taken a bite of a cookie and felt like you traveled back in time, you know that food can double as a teleportation device. This …

Toast the season with these five excellent ways to drink — and eat — eggnog

Move over pumpkin spice. There’s a new holiday flavor in town. Eggnog, once considered a drink of the European aristocracy (hey, who else could afford milk, eggs, spices and brandy before the 18th century?), is a sure sign the festive season has arrived. Celebrate with a glass of this classic …

Eggnog

How to Make Energy Bars at Home

Making your own energy bars is easy—watch this video to learn how.<p>Why shell out $5 when you can make energy bars at home? Packed with tons of flavor and punch, these DIY super snacks will power you through your most hectic days.<p>All awesome energy bars follow this formula:<p><b>BINDER</b><p>This doubles as your …

Our 7 Best Eggnog Recipes To Sip Your Way Into The Holiday Spirit

Booze optional (but recommended)<p>Hate it or love it, eggnog season is upon us—and since that's not going to change, you might as well learn to …

Eggnog

Keep holiday cooking simple with these easy dishes

Appetizers<p><b><br>Sally Swift</b>: I have a little bit of an ax to grind with appetizers. People feel like they have to give so much for an appetizer. An …

Recipes

The Ultimate Hanukkah Party

The harissa masters of NYShuk, Leetal and Ron Arazi, hosted family and friends for a beautiful Moroccan-style Hanukkah party.<p>The harissa masters of …

Eat The Enemy: How Eating Autumn Berries Can Help The Environment AND The Fight Against Cancer

<i>This story is part of "Eat The Enemy," a HuffPost series on edible invasive species, non-native plants and animals you can help contain from the comfort of your dinner table. Not all invasive species are edible, and some included in this series can be dangerous, including lionfish and wild boar.</i> …

Christmas - Advice, Tips, Recipes and more

Hey everyone! I will be visiting Nashville for the first time over the Christmas holiday and I’m really excited. We w...<p>SO - I am turning 50 this …

Christmas Eve

Wines to Pair with Beef Chili

Tips on what wine to pair with beef chili.<p>Beef chili is a New World dish that demands a New World wine; those big, brawny flavors tend to overpower …

Holiday Desserts

Use our easy bûche de noël recipe to inspire joy this holiday season

Christmas Morning Casserole Everyone Will Love

Christmas Morning Casserole is perfect for long lazy mornings with family and friends. A super simple casserole made with refrigerated biscuits, eggs, cheese, and bacon.<p>Are you excited for the holidays? <i>I</i> am excited.<p>Christmas morning is obviously the peak of all the holiday excitement, and in our …

Breakfast

Our 15 Most Popular Entertaining Recipes from 2014

Did you throw dinner parties in 2014? Did people gather around your table and pass plates and laugh and ask for seconds and linger over final bites of cake and sips of wine? Did you spend your Saturday afternoons baking, or rolling pasta dough, or braising things, then welcome friends with an apron …

Your Favorite Wholesome Weeknight Dinners

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Your favorite weeknight dinners to keep you going through the holiday rush.</i><p>We've …

Christmas Turkey With a Greek Flavor

This is a recipe for a different kind of stuffing for turkey that is rich in flavor and fragrance.<p><b>Ingredients:</b><p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 onion, chopped<p>pinch of cayenne pepper<p>½ teaspoon sugar<p>600 grams of pumpkin cubes<p>200 grams of crumbled feta cheese<p>2 cups seasoned croutons (ready or create our …

Our Favorite 'Back of the Package' Recipes, From Cookies to Meatloaf

Some of our favorite recipes come from the backs of ingredient packages. From cookies to meatloaf, here are our staff's and reader's picks.<p></head>It's no secret that we like to riff on recipes. Case in point: These cookies with big chunks of bittersweet chocolate and flakes of sea salt turn a …

17 Best-Loved Holiday Cookies and Bars

<b>1. Almond Biscotti</b><p>Inspired by the almond biscotti served at the celebrated Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, these Italian-style cookies are are made by forming a fragrant, almond-studded dough into loaves, partially baking it, slicing it and then baking it again. They are everything you want a good …

Dessert

Our 43 Best Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Presents aren't the only thing to look forward to<p>One of our favorite things about Christmas morning is the feast that follows (or precedes) gift …

Cheery Candy Cane Cupcakes

Candy cane cupcakes are super festive and fun for the holidays. Full of peppermint, everyone will adore them!<p>My son is obsessed with candy canes. I honestly don’t understand it because I keep a fair amount of sweets in my home. I know that some people believe in strictly limiting sugary foods, and …

Decorations

11 Easy Holiday Starters to Impress Your Friends

Entertaining is not easy, and entertaining on a weeknight is even harder. Racing out of work to get to the grocery store and then hurry home to pick …

Olive Garden

Is It Ever OK to Regift Food?

One holiday belief that’s as time-honored as singing carols or exchanging cookies is the notion that regifting presents is off-limits, and that it’s …

Cookies

Cardamom-Ginger Crunch

Heat oven to 375°. Grease a 9" x 13" baking dish; set aside. Put 18 tbsp. butter and sugar in a large bowl; beat with a handheld mixer on medium …

Dessert

Chewy, Buttery Brown Sugar Cookies (With Just One Bowl!)

I had wrist surgery a week and a half ago and have mostly been sitting on my couch at home since, attempting to get work done despite the challenge of a large, stiff cast and sore metacarpals. It's been slow going. Even worse, I've mostly been off painkillers because oxycodone, the one I've been …

A Noste

Although I’m trying to make it less-so, it’s rare that I go out to lunch with friends. People tend to think that everybody in Paris sits around all …

How Ambrosia Became a Southern Christmas Tradition

Christmas is rapidly approaching, so it's time to say a word or two about ambrosia.<p>You do know ambrosia, right? That big bowl filled with a sweet, gooey white mass that's studded with little orange slices, yellow pineapple, and bright red maraschino cherries? Though not as ubiquitous as it once …

Use Your Waffle Iron to Make Decadent Almond Sandwich Cookies

I'll admit something: these were going to be macarons. But it turns out there's a problem with macarons. Yes, it's true that they're a little precious, but that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about a bigger problem. Macarons won't waffle.<p>I tried. I really did. But the combination of …

Seafood Pasta (Bucatini ai Frutti di Mare)

1 (2-lb.) live lobster<p>1 cup olive oil<p>1 tbsp. crushed red chile flakes<p>6 cloves garlic, chopped<p>2 carrots, sliced, plus 1⁄2 cup fresh carrot juice<p>1 bulb …

Italian Food

An Insider's Guide to Tartine Bakery in San Francisco

GalleryAn Insider's Guide to Tartine Bakery in San Francisco<p>There's an easy two-step method to recruiting friends to San Francisco. Step one: casually walk them to 'the neighborhood park' where the trees are palm trees, the picnickers are drinking freely, and the jawdropping view goes over the …

How To Make Chili Cheese Fries That Are Entirely Meat-Free And Entirely Delicious

Know what's really good? Chili cheese fries. The dish takes the French fry -- an already greasy-good delicacy that can accompany virtually any meal -- and quadruples its tastiness with savory protein (beef, as it tends to be) and CHEESE. Extraordinary.<p>Vegetarians or those who are trying to cut down …

'The Search For General Tso' Is The Must-See Food Movie Of The Season

We'll be the first to admit it. Food movies -- like food TV -- can be hit or miss. Unfortunately prone to sappy story lines or worse, "Real World" style drama, food movies usually fall short of capturing the wonders of good food. They rarely portray the real challenges and joys of cooking. While …

What The Hell Is Umami, Anyway?

Most of us were taught as children that there are four kinds of tastes: sweet (which we love), sour, salty and bitter. But there has been a gaping hole in all of our educations. One of the most important and most glorious flavors we experience daily -- the one that makes brothy soups so …