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10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

Breakfast

6 Foods That Will Add More Umami to Dinner

Umami (pronounced "oo-mah-me") has been grabbing a lot of attention in the food world recently (consider the national expansion of the Los Angeles-based Umami Burger chain and the recent launch of Umami Barbecue). Closer to home, a growing number of grill and pit masters are talking umami in the …

The Cooking Oils You Should Be Using, And When To Use Them

As anyone who follows food news knows, butter is back (and it's not, thankfully, due to Paula Deen's reemergence on the culinary scene). Americans are eating more butter now than they have in the past 40 years. Margarine is out and butter is in. But that's not the whole story. What's <i>really</i> in is …

The Trick to Making Perfect Poached Eggs

Using a sieve will help you get smooth, compact poached eggs.<p>Ever crack an egg into simmering water only to watch the white spread out and form wispy tentacles? It happened to me until I came across this game-changing fix: Break the egg into a sieve set over a bowl. The watery outer edge of the …

Breakfast

Dinner Tonight: Steamed Dumplings With Shiitake Mushrooms in Sichuan Soup

You know those recipe variations occasionally tossed off at the bottom of the page in some cookbooks? I rarely pay attention to them, because they're often very vague and short. But something grabbed me while flipping through Fuchsia Dunlop's <i>Land of Plenty</i>. I was honestly just looking for a dipping …

Mustard- and Brown Sugar-Rubbed Ham With Balsamic-Roasted Onions Recipe

Growing up, ham wasn't my favorite thing. It was usually dry, with a cloying glaze I just didn't understand. As an adult, I decided to make some changes and fix those problems. This ham, with a bright, sharp glaze, comes served with onions roasted right in the meaty pan drippings.<p><b>Why this recipe</b> …

Argentinian Brisket With Chimichurri From 'Joy of Kosher'

It should come as little surprise that there are multiple brisket recipes in Jamie Geller's new cookbook, <i>Joy of Kosher</i>. It's one of the first dishes that comes to mind when I think of kosher meals, and the forgiving cut of beef is one of Geller's favorites to cook. While there were more traditional …

Apple Pie Smoothie Recipe

Wow! I’m doing a happy dance just thinking about this apple pie smoothie. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and it’s GREAT. Anytime you have that …

Breakfast

Thai Chicken and Quinoa Casserole

Instructions<p>1<p>Preheat oven to 350F.<p>2<p>Rinse the quinoa and cook according to package directions (7-10 minutes).<p>3<p>While the quinoa is cooking, heat a …

Milky Salted Caramel

There’s this really cool thing that happens when you get to do what you love for a living. Well… it’s that you do what you love. For me that usually …

Toasted Barley Risotto with Spinach and Herb Purée

The sun is out (it’s going to be nearly 70° today!), birds are singing, and it is supposed to snow on Monday. It is spring in Chicago—which looks a …

Grilled Moroccan-Spiced Rack of Lamb Recipe

Inspired by the deep, rich, and balanced flavors of Moroccan dishes, this delicious grilled rack of lamb is rubbed with a complex spice mixture that includes paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper, then crusted in a bright and fresh pesto-like blend of fresh cilantro, parsley, olive oil, garlic, and …

The Best General Tso's Chicken Recipe

If the British can proudly call Chicken Tikka Masala their national dish, then surely it's time that General Tso got his chicken in our national spotlight. Everybody knows the candy-sweet take-out joint version, but I firmly believe that it has the potential to be so much more than that. How great …

Chewy Gluten-Free Granola Bars Recipe

Inspired by classic Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, this gluten-free version made with marshmallows, almonds, and chocolate chips nails the textbook chewy texture and delicious, candy bar-like flavor. While these bars contain dairy, they can easily be made dairy-free by using an equal amount of coconut …

Ample Hills' Sweet as Honey Ice Cream

Sometimes simplest really is best: sweet cream ice cream bulked up with fresh bits of chopped honeycomb candy. It's a strong hit of caramel flavor, with the delicate sweetness of cold, fresh cream. Let the pieces melt in your mouth or chomp your way through it. Either way, it's great.<p>Why this …

Coconut Rice With Chicken Thighs Recipe

Why I don't cook everything in coconut milk is beyond me. It adds a rich flavor, creamy texture, and a sweetness that is perfectly at home in savory dishes. This particular one-pot recipe, made with tender chicken thighs, fresh, crunchy snow peas, and lightly spiced rice cooked in coconut milk is …

The Silver Palate's Green Sauce

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A sauce in spring green that goes with everything from asparagus to salmon to Easter hams and lambs (and the perfect place to put those leftover hard-boiled</i> …

Mad Men

Baci di Dama (Chocolate-Filled Hazelnut Cookies)

<i>Today:</i> <i>Delicate hazelnut cookies from Piedmont, sandwiched together with a "kiss" of dark chocolate.</i><p>With a name like “ladies' kisses,” these elegant little hazelnut cookies from Piedmont in Italy's north are just what you'd expect -- sweet, soft, and delicate. Two halves of cookie are sandwiched …

Dessert

Brookies Recipe

Brookie: what happens when you bake a chocolate chip cookie onto a brownie.<p><b>Notes:</b> Brownies and chocolate chip cookies are not as friendly towards the idea of being baked in the same pan as I hoped they would be. They are prone to a) sticking and b) deflating. Here's how to prevent those …

Homemade Hummus Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p><i>Hummus is essentially chickpea paste. This version of homemade hummus blends soaked dried chickpeas–also called garbanzo</i> …

Food

Dan Leader's 4-Hour Baguette

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: You can make baguettes at home -- in 4 hours, from nothing -- and they'll disappear faster than your favorite bakery's.</i><p>Raise your hand if you've always wanted …

Baking

Fried Sweet Cheese Pierogi Recipe

Of all the pierogi that New York has offered up to me over the years, it's the sweet cheese version that has really stolen my heart. It's tangy, creamy, sweet, and cheesy, straddling a line between savory and sweet, making it perfect to eat no matter the occasion. Here's how to make them at</b> …

Heavenly Hummus Wrap

I have a confession to make. Are you ready? Here goes.<p><i>I have become a room service person.</i><p>Now, obviously this doesn’t come into play in my daily life …

Pastries

You may think that a pastry-gram is the latest creation in the trend of hybrid desserts -- perhaps a heavenly cross between a pastry and a graham cracker -- but it's really just the term we're using to describe the pastry photos you shared with us on Instagram this past week.<p>If you don't have time …

Baking

The Story Behind Your New Favorite Cheese

<i>Today: We're telling the story behind a new cheese in Provisions, the Finca Pascualete Retorta.</i><p>The Finca Pascualete Retorta is a buttery, spoonable sheep’s milk cheese with a bold, sweet-salty flavor, straight from Spain. The best way to describe it is a pot of liquid (cheese) gold -- and we're …

Love Stories

Creamy Caramelized Leek Soup with Maple Glazed Bacon

Creamy Caramelized Leek Soup with Maple Glazed Bacon.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> March 27, 2014 89<p>I don’t even want to tell you about soup right now.<p>I mean, it’s …

Mini Strawberry Shortcakes with Whipped Cream

whole-grain cinnamon swirl bread

A couple weeks ago, when we lamented the fact that the people who raised us and claimed to love us still didn’t find it in their hearts to provide us …

Bok Choy and Kale Fried Rice With Fried Garlic Recipe

Fried rice is one of the great one-bowl meals, though this vegetarian version, packed with tender-crisp bok choy and kale and crispy nubs of fried garlic is so good that you'll probably want to keep it in your repertoire as a side dish as well.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Fried garlic is one of the best …

4 Wildcard-Winning Recipes

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved. Every other Saturday, we'll roundup the most recent winners.</i><p>Thanks to our community, we've got four more recipes to add to our …

Recipes