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Is It a Cookie? Is It a Quick Bread? (Okay, It's a Little of Both)

Snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies. I think they're woefully under-appreciated, given their humble appearance. Compared to a gooey chocolate chip cookie or a sandwich cookie stuffed with sugary buttercream, snickerdoodles aren't the sexiest dessert option. But their rumpled top and …

Our 23 Favorite Vegetarian Recipes of 2016

Vegetarian cooking has thankfully outgrown its niche and has fully entered the mainstream these past few years. It's no longer necessary to hide or …

Cooking

The Top 10 Genius Recipes of 2016

With 2016 coming to an end, one of the more gratifying ways to take stock is to look back on all that we've cooked—and the recipes we'll pocket to keep feeding each other and ourselves on repeat.<p>The ten recipes below are the Food52 community's very favorite Genius Recipes of the year. Like every …

19 Tasty Desserts You Can Bake In Less Than 10 Minutes

Less oven peeping, more finger licking.

A Snacking Cake Packed With Pears

The first time I encountered a snacking cake, I was a sweet-toothed teenager. But the kitchen was controlled by my parents, health food enthusiasts who thought that rice cakes made a perfectly acceptable midafternoon snack.<p>This is why I went to my friend Abby’s house nearly every day after school. …

Cheddary, Mustardy, Tomatoey—and a Quick Dinner to Boot

Few ingredients, if any, aren't transformed and improved upon by pie crust. Take sweet ingredients (stone fruit, yogurt, apple cider), pantry staples (coconut, oatmeal, tahini), or savory foods (Swiss chard, chicken, mushrooms): Wrap them up in a buttery, flaky pie crust and every single one …

Hold Onto Those Pie Dough Scraps & Turn Them into 10 Other Treats

Look at everything you can do with pie dough scraps!<p>So why do we throw them away? Are we scared to overwork notoriously delicate dough? Skeptical that we could make anything with such a small amount?<p>When you make pies for a living like I do, it's impossible not to wonder things like this at 3 A.M. …

15 Gloriously Messy Treats to Properly Send Off Summer

There are times for icy granitas, for delicate pastries, for meltingly creamy puddings. Labor Day is not it.<p>Here's how I see it: Labor Day's timing makes it a glowy, golden celebration of summer—of the gorgeous fruit, the sticky hot days that we complain about now but will miss as soon as we trade …

A Just-Right Carrot Cake, Made Entirely in the Food Processor

Some carrot cakes are so chock-full o' stuff that your fork can't travel from frosting to plate without hitting traffic light after traffic light: Walnut. Raisin. Long strand of carrot you'll later find in your molar. Coconut flake. Pineapple chunk?<p>Others are so homogenous and heavily spiced—the …

10 Warming Leek Dishes for Winter

Elegant, delicate, and just a touch French, leeks are decidedly more glamorous than their cousin, the ubiquitous yellow onion. Like their humbler kin, leeks can be braised, roasted, stewed, or caramelized. Paired with a delicate vinaigrette, a fatty pork loin, or a rich béchamel, they're lovely in …

The Best, Easiest Sugar Cookie Recipe Has Only 4 Ingredients

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, finds the best four-ingredient holiday cookie.</i><p>I've never met a sugar cookie I didn't like. It's hard to go wrong with such a simple, classic recipe.<p>But come holiday time, there are more sugar cookie recipes floating …

10 Toasts to Eat While You Toast the Holiday Season

There may be such a thing as too much of a good thing. Take the holiday snack dance routine, for example: Parties abound with appetizers, and while one hand is busy (a flute of <i>something</i>), snacks are best when they're one-hand friendly.<p>It's only fitting that, with a Champagne toast in one hand, the …

45 Essential Thanksgiving Desserts

End your big feast on a sweet note.<p>Sure, the turkey may seem like the star, but really, it's all about dessert. End your feast on a sweet note with our favorite pies, cookies, cakes and more.

Baking

Make Macaroni and Cheese with All the Crunchy Edges

<i>We've paired up with McCormick Gourmet to show how a freshly-stocked spice cabinet makes on-the-fly cooking and holiday meal planning easier (and more flavorful).</i><p><i>Today: Amanda shows you why you should ditch the dish and grab a baking sheet for a macaroni and cheese with all the crunch.</i><p>The best part …

15 Snack Dinners for When All Else Fails

Maybe you’re not that hungry tonight. Maybe you're hosting and aren't up for putting together an elaborate, multi-course meal. Maybe, maaaybe, you just don’t feel like using a fork and knife. You know what that means: Snacks for dinner!<p>The world of snacking is multifaceted and complex: We've had …

11 Spaghetti Recipes You'll Want to Make Again and Again

Spaghetti can be dressed elegantly in butter-braised onions, stand up to a subtantial bolognese or meatball sauce, and get down with nothing but a slick of Pecorino and pepper. It's the little black dress of dinner choices. What are you waiting for?<p><b>Make one or all 11 of these spaghetti recipes and</b> …

23 Ways To Eat Cake For Breakfast

Have your cake and eat breakfast too.

Your Search for Perfect Blueberry Muffins is Over

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. Posie Harwood from 600 Acres is sharing the best back-of-the-box recipes every Sunday.</i><p><i>Today: Learn the blueberry muffin rule of three: one-third berries, one-third batter, one-third streusel topping.</i><p>An excellent muffin is a beautiful and …

A Guide To Swapping Sizes Of Baking Pans, For Those Who Hate Math

Baked goods come in all shapes and sizes. From intricate Bundt cakes to deep dish pies to a big ol' batch of brownies, each recipe requires its own unique shape of baking pan. This variety makes for some beautiful desserts, but also for an overly crowded kitchen. What's a baker (who doesn't want to …

Pie

The Best Surprising Pizza of Summer

Our favorite pizza for warm weather isn’t a classic Margherita. Instead, we’re getting creative with fruit, because pizza for dessert is pretty much …

Dessert

26 Awesome Baking Cheat Sheets That You’ll Wonder How You Ever Lived Without

#1. You can bake your bread and it eat it, too.<p>RJ Zaworski<p>#2. Two words: CINNAMON ROLLS.<p>RJ Zaworski<p>#3. Baking vegan goodies has never been …

Dessert

25 Booze-Filled Cupcakes That Take Dessert To A Whole New Level (Photos)

I'm a foodie with a major sweet tooth.<p>So, obviously I'm a big fan of the D -- dessert, that is.<p>When it comes to finding the perfect treat to satisfy …

Marcella’s Butter Almond Cake

<i>The inspiration for Jessica Fechtor’s blog Sweet Amandine, this exquisite cake is also featured in her new memoir, “Stir.”</i><p>Read about the book “Stir: …

Our top five vegetarian recipes - Jamie Oliver | Features

We love going meat free. While some of us at Jamie HQ are totally vegetarian, we all make a point of having a totally meatless day at least once a …

Vegetarian Food

18 Light and Summery Pasta Recipes

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>When you think of a pasta dinner, you're probably thinking of spaghetti tossed in vibrant marinara, or penne in creamy vodka sauce. But heavy, hearty sauces are far from the only way to enjoy pasta, and we have 18 pretty spectacular recipes to prove …

Simple Blueberry-Lemon Cake

<b>A blueberry breakfast cake, reminiscent of a shortcake, slightly sweet and bursting with fresh blueberries and crisp lemon. The crunch from the</b> …

Homemade Mascarpone Cheese

<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: Shelly from Vegetarian 'Ventures shows us how we can have the delicacy that is mascarpone cheese in 10 minutes, using just 2 ingredients.</i><p>I didn't …