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No Reservations: 5 Menus for Your Next Date Night In

Is your favorite restaurant all booked up for date night? No problem. These five menus are all you need to host a romantic rendezvous for two at home, no reservations required. Take your pick of a diverse assortment of global and down-home eats — there’s sure to be an option that suits you and your …

10 New Ways to Eat Edamame

You’ve probably had edamame before. You probably sucked the beans out of the thick, salted pods to stave off hunger pangs before a big sushi dinner. …

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

Makes 10 to 12 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 1-pound red-skinned sweet potatoes (yams), rinsed, patted dry, pierced all over with fork<p>1 12-ounce container fresh ricotta cheese, drained in sieve 2 hours<p>1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (about 3 ounces)<p>2 tablespoons (packed) golden brown sugar<p>2 …

Aromatic Pork and Noodle Soup

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Vietnamese pho is built on a long-simmered and aromatic stock infused with charred ginger and onion, spices, and fish sauce, ladled over rice noodles and most commonly served with thin slices of beef. This is not that. We borrowed the technique of …

6 Make-Ahead Staples for Weekday Lunches

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Prep some basics on Sunday to make packing lunch a breeze for the whole week.</i><p>Though we …

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The Lost Art of Making Popcorn From Scratch

I never quite took to the whole microwave popcorn thing. Sure, it's easy, but making popcorn from scratch is easy, too--and it tastes so freaking delicious! Even better with real butter! Hmmm, it's better with butter...isn't that some sort of ad slogan? If it isn't yet, it should be. Butter is key. …

Fun Little Girls' Hairstyles

Grab your brushes and bows, and use these creative hairstyles as an excuse to play with your little girl's hair.<p>Shutterstock<p>Tired of trying to tame …

Gorgeous Hairstyles For Super-Long Hair

Sure, the lob may be the reigning cool-girl cut. And you may have a few friends who are snipping their strands into impossibly chic pixies. But that …

5 Links to Read Before Making Pancakes

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Your guide to perfect pancakes.</i><p>The word pancake is synonymous with happiness. It evokes childhood memories, signals a special occasion, and promises …

13 Hummus Sandwiches That'll Solve All Your Lunch Problems

There's something about hummus that makes people fanatical. Whether it's made the traditional way with chickpeas and tahini, or if it's a little more daring with spicy add-ins, when someone likes hummus they really, <i>really</i> like it. It might be because it's oh so creamy. Or it could be because it's …

The Quick Fix: Spinach and Parmesan Squares

Thaw 3 packs of frozen spinach (300 g). Cook as per package instructions and cool, drain out as much liquid as possible and set aside.<p>Preheat oven to 325 F.<p>In a large bowl combine 10 eggs and lightly whisk. Then add 1 1/4 cup canola oil, 2 finely chopped small onions, 4 cloves minced garlic, 2 cups …

11 Weeknight Dinners You Can Make 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: Be bold and go recipe-less tonight for dinner -- it's much easier than you think.</i><p>Some weeknight evenings, …

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