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Mexican Tamale Pie (Tamal de Cazuela): All the Flavor of Tamales With a Fraction of the Work

There's a woman who sells corn-husk-wrapped tamales out of a shopping cart on a street corner near my apartment in Queens every morning. I'm so glad she's there, because I'm rarely inclined to make my own. Individually filling, forming, and wrapping tamales is, to be frank, a pain in the <i>culo</i>. …

Shakshuka: Cradle Your Eggs In A Cozy Blanket Of Tomatoes And Spices

There are many great ways to cook eggs. Poached, soft boiled, or scrambled -- we love them all. But there's one egg-cooking technique that often gets snubbed in home kitchens, and we're looking to change that here today. Baked eggs. If you've never had them, you'll love them. If you've never cooked …

How to Use Every Last Bit of Your Rotisserie Chicken Leftovers

Here's how to make the most of your rotisserie chicken leftovers—right down to the bones.<p>Rotisserie chickens are pretty amazing. Oh, sure they're delightfully convenient—all you have to do to prepare one is pick it up from the store and carve it—but what we <i>really</i> love about these birds is how …

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5 Sexy Steak Wines

Whether it's a first date or your 50th anniversary, few things are more romantic than a candlelit steak dinner with a bottle of decadent red wine. From tongue-tingling rosé to silky Syrah to bold and robust Cabernet Sauvignon, GAYOT's top sexy wines excite the senses and set the mood for an …

Pantry Lemon Chicken for Two

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Open up your pantry. A better, brighter weeknight dinner is inside.</i><p>Mrslarkin's Lemon Chicken recipe was developed out of necessity. Armed with chicken breasts but without the will to cook …

10 Kinds of Cheesecake Your Grandma Didn't Bake

Cheesecake is one of the best desserts to serve at a party: It’s rich, filling, and makes it simple to serve a crowd. It’s hard to eat more than one …

Dessert

This Is How You Bake Cake In An Orange. Over A Campfire.

We've got great news: You never ever have to go a day without eating chocolate cake. Even if you should find yourself in the middle of the woods, with nothing more than a campfire, a couple of oranges and cake batter, you can bake yourself up a chocolate cake that might, <i>maybe</i>, be worth writing home …

Roasted Sausage, Tomatoes, and Peppers

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: Save the slicing and dicing for the dinner table -- tonight, it's all about the sizzle.</i><p>A trick for a quick meal is to save the slicing and dicing for the table: …

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7 Of The Best Food Blogs For Eating On A Budget

It's no secret that eating on a budget often ends up in eating a lot of processed food. Fruits and vegetables, especially if they're organic, are more expensive than most food you'll find in a bag. A study released last year in the British Medical Journal found that it costs $1.50 more a day, or …

Warm Salads to Carry You Through Winter

<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: Bulk up your winter salads with warm ingredients to satisfy you on the coldest of days.</i><p>…

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5 Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes That Are Rich, Nutritious

When you harness the rich—and nutritious—powers of nuts, oats, buckwheat, and corn, you can make decadent, gluten-free sweets that white flour wishes it could be a part of

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Martha Stewart's One-Pan Pasta

<i>Every week, Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A simple pantry staple gets even simpler.</i><p>We didn't need pasta to get any simpler. But here it is: asking even less of our attention, patience, and time; dropping steps; and getting</i> …

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Spicy Chicken Tacos With Corn, Feta, and Avocado Recipe

These 20-minute tacos make for a great family-style dinner or a quick weeknight meal. Finishing the chicken thighs in a flavorful braising liquid filled with spicy chipotles in adobo yields tender, moist meat that's topped with a raw corn-and-feta salad and creamy slices of avocado.<p><b>Why this recipe</b> …

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad Bowl

One thing I love about traveling is that I get to read. As much as we all love to be connected, it’s nice to be somewhere – like 5000 feet up in the …

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Cheese and Bean Pupusas (Salvadoran Stuffed, Griddled Tortillas) with Cabbage Slaw Recipe

Like its kissing cousin, the Mexican <i>gordita</i>, Salvadoran <i>pupusas</i> are a stellar corn flour pancake stuffed with fillings such as shredded cheese and braised meats, then griddled. Pupusas have the advantage of being stuffed <i>before</i> they're cooked, ensuring an irresistible gooey layer of cheese inside. …

Orecchiette with Corn, Greens, and Ricotta

Ingredients<p>½ pound orecchiette<p>2 oz. bacon, chopped<p>2 cups fresh corn kernels<p>8 cups Swiss chard leaves, chopped<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 oz. ricotta<p>Torn fresh basil leaves (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Cook orecchiette; drain, reserving ¾ cup pasta cooking liquid. Meanwhile, cook …

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Americano

Ingredients<p>1½ oz. Campari<p>1½ oz. sweet vermouth<p>Club soda<p>Orange wedge<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Combine Campari and vermouth in a highball glass. Fill glass with ice, then top off with club soda. Garnish with orange wedge.

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This Father's Day, Get Dad the Good Stuff: Cognacs From $40-3,000

As a dad -- a stay-at-home dad, no less -- I'd like to think that I'm speaking for all us fathers out there when I say that this year, instead of another ugly necktie or bottle of fancy aftershave, we, the great fatherhood collective out there, would like a bottle of cognac for Father's Day. The …

Portuguese Baked Eggs

Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, cut into wedges<p>8 garlic …

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35 Incredibly Easy Dutch Oven Recipes For Camping

<b>Before we get to 35 easy Dutch oven recipes, let us just tell you a little bit about dutch ovens.</b> We LOVE them. Everything from the even heat to the …

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8 Delicious Brunch Drinks to Make for Mother's Day

If you're hosting a Mother's Day brunch, you should probably serve some coffee (maybe iced, since the weather's getting warm) and some fresh-squeezed juice. But if you're going the extra mile, a cocktail will elevate your celebration and make sure everyone has an excellent time. These are a few of …