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Dinners That Practically Cook Themselves

9 Recipes to Ramp Up Your Chicken Breast Game

<i>Pictured: Easy Thai Grilled Chicken Breasts from CHOW</i>Chicken? It’s a crowd-pleaser. Thanks to its lean white meat status, chicken breast is full of …

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6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.<p><b>1. Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot …

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Grilled Bread with Eggplant and Basil

8 Servings<p>Making the eggplant spread ahead of time has a double upside: The flavors of the mixture will deepen as it sits, and you get to cross something off the list.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced<p>1 teaspoon fresh marjoram or oregano …

Barbecued Chicken

4 Servings<p>Avoid rookie mistakes when it comes to barbecuing chicken. If you apply the sauce too early, it will scorch. And most bottled sauces are too sweet, which is where this vinegary version comes in.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Barbecue Sauce<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>¼ cup tomato paste<p>2 teaspoons …

Feel Amazing: Detox Kale Salad

Detox kale salad that won't make you miss a thing. From avocado to walnuts, this salad has it all.<p>From time to time, we could all use a little detox. Whether we're detoxing from a 4-hour Grey's Anatomy re-run marathon, an epic Facebook stalking session, or our weekend cinnamon roll bender, changing …

Healthy Eating

6 Light-Yet-Satisfying Summer Soups

<b>1. Creamy Zucchini, Walnut and Dill Soup</b><p>This silky puréed soup is surprisingly healthy -- there's no heavy cream or dairy in it, just a handful of toasted walnuts to thicken it up. Serve it warm or cold, depending on the weather and your mood. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chilled Roasted Red Pepper Soup</b><p>This …

Food

8 Easy Thai-Style Dishes You Can Make at Home

Believe it or not, you don't need a kitchen full of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients to make delicious Thai food at home. Most large supermarkets carry all of the Thai pantry staples -- like fish sauce, coconut milk, sweet red chili sauce and curry paste -- in the Asian foods aisle. Fresh …

Recipes

10 Quick Sauces for Fish

Here, 10 great sauces that will take any fish dish over the top.<p>Now that you know how to masterfully score and season fish fillets, thanks to this …

Chilled Corn Soup with Lobster Salad

8 Servings<p>Two tips: To save time, you can buy 2 steamed whole lobsters or 2 cups of cooked lobster meat. And, when prepping the corn, save your cobs for corn stock.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>corn soup<p>3 Tbsp. unsalted butter<p>2 Tbsp. olive oil<p>1 large onion, chopped<p>1 garlic clove, finely chopped<p>6 cups …

Tomato-Feta Open-Face Sandwich

Makes 1 Servings<p>August 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 thick slice white bread (Pullman is ideal), lightly toasted<p>Olive oil (for drizzling)<p>1 beefsteak and/or yellow tomato, thinly sliced<p>2–3 thick slices feta<p>Oregano leaves (for serving)<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place bread …

More s’mores! 7 new ways to enjoy summer’s most decadent dessert

Summertime is the season of the three S’s: sun, sand and s’mores. But why limit yourself to the retro s'mores recipe—two graham crackers sandwiching a melted chocolate bar and a toasted marshmallow—when you can indulge in all kinds of irresistible riffs on the classic flavor combo. Here are 7 new …

Chicken Again? Yes! 5 Easy Recipes Your Family Will Love

We've all heard it: "Aw, Mom, chicken again?" Show your family that chicken doesn't have to be boring. With these easy, flavorful and family friendly recipes, they'll never complain about chicken for dinner again!<p><b>1. Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken Skewers</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, …

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Recipes That Prove Watermelon Makes Awesome Drinks

The only thing better than eating a giant slice of watermelon is drinking one. The insanely high water content of this melon makes it a natural choice for a beverage. And its sweet flavor makes it a guaranteed favorite. If you've ever tried watermelon through a straw before, you know how right we …

Delicious Parsley, Toasted Sesame and Miso Salad

Is parsley the new kale? Taste this salad and you'll believe it! But I'm not here to foster rivalry between dark green leafy veggies - they're all very good to eat -- just to give you a taste of this new salad of mine that has turned a few friends into serious parsley fans.<p>Ingredients:<p><b>For the …

Classic Hummus Is Good: This Version Might Be Even Better

<i>Rochelle Bilow, recipe by Anissa Helou, photo by Peden + Munk</i><p>We know you love hummus. We love it too. And you know what else we love? Pomegranate molasses and the slow, sweet heat of harissa paste. Put ‘em all together and you’ve got one of the best dips we’ve seen this year.<p><b>SEE MORE: 8 Common</b> …

Recipes

Monte Cristo Pull Apart Bread

Growing up in North Carolina, there was only one diner. That's right. One. Herby's. I loved that joint. It had a purple life-sized half of a VW …

Herbed Shrimp with Capellini and Spicy Bread Crumbs

There is no substitute for all of the great things that happen to pasta dishes like this one when you finish them with the brilliantly crunchy …

Tequila Sunrise Ice Pops to End All Ice Pops

Who says popsicles are just for kids? Not me! I dabble in the art of ice pop making year-round, but come summertime, my friends and family tell me …

The Scuttlebutt: A Sandwich to End All Sandwiches

<i>If you're like us at Food52, 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 sandwich to end all other sandwiches -- and why you should serve it at your next party.</i><p>Moving from one neighborhood to another is like a breakup, an …

Sandwiches

Middle Eastern Grilling Recipes, from Lamb Chops and Tabbouleh to Pickles and Dips

Middle Eastern grilling recipes, from lamb chops and tabbouleh to pickles and dips, from cookbook author Anissa Helou<p><b>Sunday is grilling day in Lebanon</b>, where I grew up. It didn’t matter if people lived in the country or the city: If they had a sliver of outside space, they set up their <i>manqal</i> (a low …

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Tip<p>Why Do We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25?<p>There are several reasons Christmas is celebrated on Dec. 25. The date is nine months after March 25, a …

Horseradish Deviled Eggs with Seared Steak and Blue Cheese Recipe

Tip<p>How to Store Eggs<p>Eggs should keep a consistent and low temperature. This is best achieved by placing their carton in the center of your fridge. …

Breakfast

Slow Cooker Hot Wings and 7 More Low-Stress Game-Night Snacks

No true fan can summon the concentration to do complicated party foods for game-watching night. Starting with the best (and easiest) crockpot chicken …

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Beer Cocktail with Watermelon and a Surprise

There are few things more July Fourth than watermelon and beer. Combine them, and what you get is pretty much the perfect taste of American summer. …