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The Simple Rules to Make Killer Croques Monsieurs and Madames

I've heard a tale that the croque monsieur was discovered by French workmen who placed their lunch pails next to a radiator. When they sat down to eat, their ham and cheese sandwiches had melted from the heat, and the rest is history. Of all the world's ridiculous food-creation myths, that has to …

From Thai to Indian: 9 Easy Ethnic Recipes Your Family Will Love

From Shrimp Pad Thai to Chicken Curry, all of these recipes are deliciously family-friendly, with flavors mild enough for the kids but authentic enough for more adventurous eaters.<p><b>1. Shrimp Pad Thai</b><p>Everything you need for this delicious Shrimp Pad Thai, you can find at your local grocery store -- …

Salmon, Avocado, Watercress Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

This is a regular lunch or supper at casa mia, as anyone who follows me on Twitter or Instagram will recognize. I sometimes poach the salmon and keep …

12 Tapas-Friendly Recipes Meant to Share

I like to eat with my hands; it's comforting and intimate—the same way I feel I'm in good company when everyone around me is barefoot.<p>And so it follows that good old get-in-there-with-your-hands tapas is one of my favorite ways to eat; it's the "small plates to share" feeling, but in place of …

Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This soup has all of the flavors of decadent Chicken Parmesan, but in a more …

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Recipe: Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas

Trim the excess fat from the pork and discard. Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Set to cook on LOW for 8 hours. The meat is done when it …

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

Combine the chicken breasts, diced tomatoes and their juices, 1/2 cup of chicken broth, chili powder, salt, and cumin in the bowl of a 2 1/2- to 3 …

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Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken Tacos

Ingredients<p>4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks<br>• 3 cups chicken broth or stock<br>• 1 packet taco seasoning mix<br>• 1 yellow onion, …

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Cozy Up to These 16 Saucy Meatball Recipes

Meatballs ease the transition from grilling burgers in the hot summer sun to heavy sweaters and meatloaf. So get the ground meat ready, get those burners going, and get cozy with these 16 recipes.

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Ultimate Desk Lunch: Glass Noodle Salad with Shrimp

Desk Lunches was started by two friends who were tired of takeout. Alternating days, they prep and cook healthy-ish, make-ahead lunches in their tiny …

my ultimate chicken noodle soup

I blame Katz’s for this. Two months ago, when we spent a day out playing tourist — i.e. breakfast bagels, Madeleine at the New York Historical …

How to make the perfect chana masala

Whether eaten as a snack, main meal or even for breakfast, this tangy chickpea curry is arguably the most popular vegetarian dish in India. But should you used dried pulses or tinned, add or omit fresh coriander – and can you really eat it with pasta and parmesan?<p>Chana masala, chole masala, …

Carrot Avocado Salad Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe is from Serious Eats' new cookbook, courtesy of ABC Kitchen in New …

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Peach Tart Recipe on Food52

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Grandbaby Cakes’ Cinnamon Roll Poundcake

In the breakfast food hierarchy, few things rank as highly for me as a cinnamon roll. Add a little icing and I’m in heaven. But turn it into a …

Cinnamon

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> A lot of cinnamon bread recipes use simple white bread dough (without any dairy or …

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The Story Behind the One-Pan, Nine-Minute Pasta Recipe That Took Over the Internet

<i>This post originally appeared on Food52.</i><p>This genius pasta makes its own sauce, all in one pan, in nine minutes—you’ve probably already cooked it (or …

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English Muffins Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> I was a straight up English muffin hater until I tried a fresh, homemade one …

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13 Recipes for When You Just Need a Biscuit

There are a few universal truths:<p>The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.<br>• What comes up must come down.<br>• Life is better with a bit of butter and flour.<p>And by butter and flour, we mean biscuits. Whether they're drop biscuits with craggy crooks, covered in gravy, or impossibly tender ones baked …

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Lemon and lavender yogurt cake

This is one of my favourite cakes. We make it at home often – partly because the recipe is foolproof, and partly because the soft yogurt-sponge lends itself well to all manner of adaptations: fennel seed, raisins and candied peel in the winter, for example, or delicate flavours – such as these – in …

10 Soups to Drown Your End-of-Summer Sorrows In

We're always sad to see summer go—but it's not gone <i>yet</i>. We're in that lovely late summer stretch when the days are still long but the evenings are getting cooler. And the best part about cool August evenings? Soup! <b>Here are 10 that both celebrate summer and make us excited about fall:</b><p>Tarragon Lemon …

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Indian-Spiced Chicken with Tomato and Cream

The fragrant sauce for this spiced Indian chicken recipe calls for a mix of dried spices. If the ones you’ve got in the pantry smell musty or you can't remember when you bought them, restock.<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) or vegetable oil<p>6 chicken legs (drumsticks with thighs; …

Curries

13 Ways to Enjoy Stone Fruit

If there were ever a glimmer of hope in the dog days of summer, stone fruits would be it. As you trudge through thick humidity and glaring sunlight, the thought of sweet peaches, pluots, nectarines, plums, even cherries—yes, cherries are also a stone fruit—waiting for you at home can inspire you to …

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Watch Out, Pinkberry: I'm Making 3-Ingredient Frozen Yogurt at Home

<i>There are those things we eat, make, read, and gush over that are just too good to keep to ourselves. Here, we resist the urge to use too many exclamation points and let you in on our latest crushes.</i><p><i>Today: Once you realize homemade frozen yogurt takes only 3 ingredients and 2 hours to make, will</i> …

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Tomato

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> A simple quiche in a quick and easy crust, this is a great use for leftover rice! …

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The Top 10 Workout Songs for August 2015

<i>Flickr: kohlmann.sascha</i><p>The summer may be winding down, but you'd never guess it from this month's workout playlist. While June and July featured an assortment of sunny pop songs, August's top picks are more eclectic in two main ways: tempo and genre. With some faster songs and greater variety in …

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

This dish has become a signature of Domenica chef Alon Shaya. Precooking the cauliflower in seasoned poaching liquid infuses it with flavor; roasting makes it crisp.<p>Ingredients<p>Roasted Cauliflower<p>2 1/2 cups dry white wine<p>1/3 cup olive oil<p>1/4 cup kosher salt<p>3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>2 …

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Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas and Feta

Ingredients<p>1/4 cup olive oil<p>1 medium onion, finely chopped<p>4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped<p>2 jalapeños, seeded, finely chopped<p>1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained<p>2 teaspoons Hungarian sweet paprika<p>1 teaspoon ground cumin<p>1 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, crushed by hand, juices reserved<p>Kosher salt …

Spinach with Chickpeas and Fried Eggs

Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more<p>4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced, divided<p>8 cups spinach, coarsely chopped<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>1 cup chopped onion<p>1 teaspoon cumin seeds<p>1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika<p>2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed<p>5 canned whole tomatoes, …

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