Debby Larson

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What to pack? Gear for every situation

Okay, not <i>every</i> situation. But we've carefully pondered various scenarios travellers might encounter on the road and come up with some suggestions and tips. What's the ultimate set of accessories for a bar crawl? What should you take if you're visiting somewhere prone to four-seasons-in-a-day …

Exploring America's attic: a guide to the Smithsonian Institution

What's over 165 years old, boasts 19 'arms' and 137 million dead and living objects? The Smithsonian Institution.<p>Quirky statistics aside, this place is no joke. Most travelers have heard of the Smithsonian before they visit Washington, DC. As far as popularity and fame go, it's DC's equivalent of …

Scotland’s wild isles: a nature-packed tour of the Southern Hebrides

You only need watch the fictional Hogwarts train chug over the real Glenfinnan Viaduct or stare at an airbrushed shortbread tin to get a sense of the astonishing beauty of Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Get up close to the real thing, and you’ll find that the grand landscapes, appealing …

Scotland

Garibaldi Biscuits

I think the simplest way to explain this recipe is to tell you that the biscuits photographed here were the ninth batch that I've made in a little …

Baileys Irish Cream Pancakes Recipe

These fluffy, tender, and boozy pancakes give real meaning to "top o' the mornin to ya".<p><b>Notes:</b> Cake flour can get easily packed if you measure with a cup. For best results, scale out the flour or gently spoon the flour into the cup. If the first pancake is too thick, gently stir in a tablespoon or …

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Before I start with this classic St. Patrick’s Day dish, I have a funny and touching corned beef story to share with you. Early in my marriage, I …

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

Cooking

cheese blintz

Today, it’s time to correct one of the greatest oversights of the last 7.5 years on this website — sorry, no, not the grammar or excesses of commas …

Dinner Tonight: Extra Tender Meatballs + Twice Baked Potatoes and Kale

Just like an Ikea trip wouldn't be the same without a pit stop at the cafeteria for some Swedish meatballs, the end of January wouldn't be complete without a no-nonsense, unapologetic meal of meat and potatoes.<p>This meal isn't light, but it won't put you in a food coma, either. Your greens are snuck …

Gruyere

Peaches and Cream Smoothie Recipe

This tangy peach smoothie has a hit of ginger and maple syrup, inspired by the flavors of summer fruit desserts.<p><b>Note:</b> I used grade A maple syrup to make this because it's what I had on hand, but grade B will provide a bolder maple flavor.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 cup plain whole milk kefir1 …

Caramelized Onion Tarts

<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: A savory-sweet, satisfying meal that will calm a hectic day, feed a hungry family, or freeze</i> …

Onions

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Sherry Cream

Jean-Pierre Moullé and I were roasting chickens to go with brussels sprouts when he told me I should try opening the brussels and flash-sautéing …

23 International Food Doppelgangers for the Olympics

You say to-<i>may</i>-to, we say to-<i>mah-</i>to. In Spain, they say empanada; in India, samosa. Vast as the world sometimes seems, overlapping food traditions -- in the genres of, for example, meat-wrapped-in-dough or eggs-baked-with-vegetables -- suggest otherwise. No matter what hemisphere you inhabit, we'd …

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How to Make Chicken Stock 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: Jennifer Steinhauer (our weeknight dinner savior) shows us the secrets to the best DIY chicken stock.</i><p>I am …

Cooking

An Anti-Valentine's Day Party

<i>Food52's Managing Editor Brette Warshaw is throwing</i> <i>no-stress weeknight parties for anyone, anytime, and (almost) every kitchen. You're invited.</i><p><i>Today: Freedom tastes so good. Here's how to celebrate it.</i><p>If you're single on the evening of Valentine's Day, I think you're going to want to eat a lot of …

Ice Cream

Muldoshin (German Apple Pastry)

<i>Every other week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Sarah Kieffer of The Vanilla Bean Blog makes an old Bavarian family recipe a little sweeter.</i><p><i></i><p>A few years ago, my mother-in-law Linda and I set up shop in her …

Dessert

Spaghetti Squash with Bacon, Pine Nuts, and Balsamic Vinegar

<b>INGREDIENTS:</b><p>1 spaghetti squash (3 pounds), halved lengthwise and seeds removed<br>• 4 thin slices bacon<br>• 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar<br>• 1 teaspoon fresh lemon …

Valentine's Day Dinner for Two (Beef Medallions with Madeira Mushroom Sauce)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: This Valentine's Day, skip the reservations and make the perfect date-night dinner for two at home instead.</i><p>It's almost …

Seafood

Rice pudding – A classic in a league of its own » delicious:days

February 11th, 2014<p>I think I already mentioned that we we’re lucky to attend an Olympus photography workshop (upon invitation) in Ireland a few …

How to Break Down a Butternut Squash

<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: The butternut squash is Goliath. You are David. You win.</i><p>Big, honking, and hermetically sealed, a butternut squash is a formidable opponent, and breaking …

Kitchens

How to Make Hot Cocoa Mix

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Make a batch of Izy Hossack from Top With Cinnamon's hot cocoa mix and you can have rich, homemade hot chocolate made from real ingredients in a</i> …

Dessert

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe

Richly sweet and creamy innards matched with a slightly crisp exterior make these some incredible grilled sweet potatoes.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole …

20 Essential Dishes to Get You Through the Winter

We see you there, huddled under your blanket on your couch, with fuzzy socks on and a gigantic sweater. We know it feels too cold to move, to even sneak your arm out from underneath the covers and grab the television remote. But we've got twenty new blankets for you right here: twenty dishes to …

Cooking

A Russian Peasant Party

<i>Food52's Managing Editor Brette Warshaw is throwing</i> <i>no-stress weeknight parties for anyone, anytime, and (almost) every kitchen. You're invited.</i><p><i>Today: If you ever needed an excuse to serve peasant food at a dinner party, this is it.</i><p>I hear you over there, moaning. Oy, it's so cold. Oy, it snowed …

Potatoes

Polish Cabbage, Potato, and Bacon Casserole Recipe

Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3 medium russet potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubesKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper3 slices (about 4 ounces) thick-cut bacon, diced1 small but heavy head green cabbage (about 2 pounds), quartered, cored, and sliced into …

Steam-Roasted Carrots with Cumin

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: The sexiest carrots you'll ever make, and a new method for all of your carrots henceforth.</i><p>Carrots and I, we were <i>long-term</i> -- we'd moved in, settled down. Slowly at …

Carrots

13 Ways to Eat Eggs for Dinner

There's lots of talk about ingredients <i>saving</i> dinners. Sardines. Beans. Hot sauce, lemon, Parmesan. That's great and all, but let's get real here: eggs are the real saviors of Ye Olde Stress-ed, Tired Weeknight. They're warm, they're runny, they're anything we want them to be -- and they're finished …

Breakfast