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(Lobster) Rollin' With the Homies: Common Mistakes to Avoid for Summer's Perfect Meal

You don't need to hit up a Maine clam shack for a classic lobster roll—follow these tips to make one of summer's most decadent treats at home.<p>A classic lobster roll is perfect in its simplicity. Tender, sweet meat, a buttery bun, and a hot summer sun are the key ingredients to this summertime …

Grilled Shrimp with Maker's Mark Butter Sauce

Need to impress a member of the fairer sex? Make this fool-proof recipe you'll both actually enjoy for date night.<p>Living in the Low Country has taught me a few things. One, food is king. Two, when you order a beer, you better chase it down with a shot of bourbon; and three, bourbon and food make …

Grilled asparagus topped with chopped grilled bacon. So happy together.

Cheese Blintzes - How to Make Cheese Blintzes with Fresh Berries - Brunch Special!

Meet the World's Puffiest Pancake

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: A way to put the "cake" back in pancake, along with a very good reason to invest in egg rings.</i><p>French toast is not toast, tuna …

Watch and Learn: 5 Cast-Iron Skillet Tips & Tricks

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Watch KatieQ</i> <i>shares her top five cast iron skillet tips and tricks. Hint: Water is the enemy.</i><p>Cast iron pans are shrouded in mystery (at least it <i>feels</i> like they …

Kitchens

11 Simple Shrimp Recipes for Spring and Summer

Shrimp might be one of our favorite proteins to cook with--it’s relatively inexpensive, hard to screw up, and can be prepared about a million …

Greek Lemon Chicken & Potatoes Recipe - How to Make Greek Lemon, Garlic & Herb Chicken and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Recipes For Warmer Weather (Don't Put Yours Away Yet!)

The slow cooker may go hand in hand with winter -- after all, those hot, hearty meals have been the saving grace at the end of many frigid evenings -- but just because you're packing your coats and wool sweaters doesn't mean you should put away the slow cooker just yet. There are many delicious …

Say Hello to Spring with These 7 Strawberry Shortcake Recipes

No, this is not a tale about the adventures of a cheeky little redhead with her fruit-named friends and a nemesis named The Peculiar Purple Pie Man. …

'Tis the Season for Asparagus: 7 Simple and Delicious Recipes

It's spring and asparagus is the star. There are endless ways to prepare this versatile vegetable, but these recipes are all super simple and delicious.<p><b>1. Green Pea & Asparagus Soup with Feta, Mint, and Pita Croutons</b><p>This wholesome soup is topped with feta cheese and pita croutons, which add tangy …

How to Make a Leather Holder for Your Headphones

<i>Our favorite DIYs are easy to follow, inexpensive, and produce something that feels polished enough to give as a gift. (Though there's no shame in making things for yourself.)</i><p><i>Today: Laura Kaesshaefer shows us how to make an easy, elegant holder for your headphones, so your cords stay clean and</i> …

How to Make a Winter Salad That You Actually Want to Eat

When you can't eat another piece of braised meat, these winter salad ideas will inject a little lightness and brightness into your repertoire (thanks, citrus!).<p>Every year about this time, a little voice pipes up inside of us and shouts, "For the love of all things good and right, no more raw kale!" …

Food

10 Healthy Food Myths Debunked

From the editors of GoodHousekeeping.com, we set the record straight on common misconceptions about which foods are healthy for you.<p><b>1) Fresh is always better than frozen.</b><br>Freshly-shelled peas have more vitamins than frozen ones, right? Not exactly. "Fresh" produce often travels far distances and …

Nutrition

Start the New Year Off Right: 7 Healthy, Fast Weeknight Dinners

<b>1. Blackened Tilapia</b><p>This is one of my favorite fish recipes, and it's super quick and easy. Mild tilapia fillets are dusted with a bold Cajun spice rub, then sautéed in olive oil until crisp and flavorful on the exterior and tender and flaky within. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. White Chicken Chili</b><p>Made with …

10 Ways to Cook Chicken Thighs

<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: Chicken thighs were made for low-stress weeknight meals.</i><p>When we think of easy weeknight chicken dinners, we tend to think of boneless -- often skinless -- chicken breasts. But what's easy …

5 Gin Cocktails to Try Right This Second

Gin is a master of disguise. The clean, botanical tones of the clear spirit appear to take a backseat to more dominant flavors--but without gin, a cocktail's overall luster would be lost.<p>To truly appreciate the magic of gin's undercover effect, try five cocktails that pair the spirit with …

Could This Be the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

When you put spinach and artichoke dip between bread, beautiful things happen<p>How most men make a grilled cheese sandwich: Slap a few slices of cheese on buttered bread and flip the sandwich in a hot pan.<p>How you will make a grilled cheese after having your eyes opened by the following recipe: Whip …

Love Your Pan: What to Cook (and What Not to) in a Cast Iron

Steak is made for cast iron cooking. A bolognese? Not so much.<p>If we could, we'd shout it from the mountain tops: We love cooking with cast iron. They're durable, efficient, endlessly useful, and make a pretty photo to boot. And yet, for so many, cast iron pans remain tucked away in the furthest …

Why Turkeys Are So Much Better Roasted Upside Down

<i>By Stacy Adimando</i><p>Once you've <b>salted</b>, <b>tied</b> and <b>buttered</b> that Thanksgiving bird, you'd think the cooking part would be easy. <b>But there's just one thing that can trip you up:</b> Overcooking the breast meat (and/or undercooking the thigh meat).<p><b>It's a flaw in the design of the turkey</b>, when you think about it: …

The Best Foods for Men

Abs aren’t built in the gym alone; you shop for them in your supermarket. We sampled and reviewed thousands of products to separate the dietary duds from the nutritional heroes. Your drool-worthy grocery list starts right here

5 Surprising Infusions to Flavor Creamy Desserts

In pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini's new cookbook Sugar Rush: Master Tips, Techniques, and Recipes for Sweet Baking, he reinvents classic recipes with …

50 Amazing Wines for $15 or Less

Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds of wines to find these 50 bottles.<p><i>Wine editors Ray Isle and Megan Krigbaum tasted hundreds</i> …

America’s best fried chicken spots

We know, we know. You think your mom makes the best fried chicken period. Nostalgia and hometown bias aside, though, many of us are also very opinionated about our favorite fried chicken joints outside of our own childhood kitchens.<p>Fried chicken is a quintessential American dish, along with …

60-second fix for a stiff neck

It’s 7 am. Time to start your day! You go in for a big stretch when...yeowch! Neck cramp!<p>A knot in any muscle is a nuisance, but it's especially frustrating when the offender is lodged in your neck or upper back. (Turning your head should not induce searing pain...) And while getting a massage can …

Parmesan Bread Pudding with Broccoli Rabe and Pancetta

4 to 6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>There's a lot packed into this savory bread pudding recipe: pancetta, broccoli rabe, Parmesan cheese, and of course, eggs.<p>April 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced<p>1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes<p>1 medium …

The Best Slow Cooker Meatballs for Supper

Though I can still hardly believe it, I am already in my third trimester of pregnancy. I'm only counting down the weeks and days now and the big day is approaching quickly. With the impending arrival of a fourth baby to my already busy house, I am taking meal planning very seriously these days. …

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