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Garlic Confit Toast

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Lush confited garlic takes toasty, cheesy baguettes to another level.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 head garlic, cloves peeled<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter<p>1 cup grated Parmesan<p>2 teaspoons chopped oregano<p>1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest<p>½ teaspoon …

How to Make Our Best-Ever Chicken Noodle Soup

Our double-dark chicken noodle soup begins with a deeply flavored stock made from chicken wings.<p>Nothing channels "warm and cozy" like a bowl of chicken noodle soup. And although we're not going to allege that our version is better than your grandma's, <b>digital food editor Dawn Perry</b> has some tips and …

29 Recipes to Get You Really Excited for Spring

These are our 29 very best springtime recipes—bring on the peas!<p><b>Nothing tastes better than the first few springtime meals.</b> Light, bright, lemony, and packed with peas; these are our favorite ways to celebrate the season.

How to Make Our Best Buttermilk Pancakes

There's a skill to the perfect pancake. Here's how to master it.<p>We really like pancakes around here, and not just because they're a vehicle for butter and maple syrup. And while it's simple to open a box of pancake mix, we wanted to create a classic buttermilk pancake recipe so good and so easy …

How to Make the Ultimate Mac & Cheese.... Because It's Important

Our digital food editor walks you through the steps to creating the perfect mac & cheese—a recipe everyone should know how to make.<p>There's not really a debate at this point—macaroni and cheese is pretty much universally accepted as the ultimate comfort food. But the dish comes in many forms, and …

5 Under-The-Radar Hawaii Sites That Are As Historic As They Are Beautiful

Sure, you know about Pearl Harbor, but you probably don't realize that Hawaii's involvement in World War II extends far beyond the date that lives in infamy.<p>Nestled among the white-sand beaches, ubiquitous rainbows and hallowed surf breaks, Hawaii's WWII landmarks are as scenic as they are historic …

5 'International' Flights for Americans Without a Passport

An immense diversity of climates and terrains are encompassed within the broad sweep of the United States of America: "from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters," as Woody Guthrie sang back in the 1940s. But there's still a vast world to explore beyond the country's borders, a fact that can …

A Better, Truer, More Southern Way to Make Grits

<i>If you're like us, 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: You're doing grits wrong. Here's how to do them right. (Hint: It will involve some coddling.)</i><p>I’d be wise to trust a chef with four restaurants, a marquis spot on an …

75 of Our Best Cake Recipes (Yep... 75!)

If it's not clear from these 75 recipes, we just really like cake... a lot.<p><b>Sometimes you just need a slice of cake.</b> Or...75 of 'em. We rounded up some of our favorite cake recipes, and then kept finding more that we loved, and well, here we are. Happy baking!

Dessert

The Best Spinach-Artichoke Dip Recipe, Hands Down

Many years back, I attended a Super Bowl party where I tried an amazing spinach-artichoke dip; one that was different than any other I'd tried. It was supercreamy, rich, and flavorful, and I suspected that the spinach used was fresh instead of frozen. It was, hands down, the best spinach-artichoke …

A Very Merry Brunch: 14 Recipes to Cook this Christmas

Brunch is the perfect excuse to kick back with loved ones while eating food normally reserved for dessert. But before the relaxing and eating can begin, you have to prepare the dough, buy the eggs, get out the mimosa glasses, and set the table -- and that can be more work than you reckoned for.<p>This …

BA’s Best Macaroni and Cheese

4 Servings<p>Don’t be alarmed if the sauce looks thin at first: It will continue to thicken as it bakes with the noodles. This recipe also easily doubles—because one can't have too much mac 'n' cheese. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons …

Our 15 Most Popular Entertaining Recipes from 2014

Did you throw dinner parties in 2014? Did people gather around your table and pass plates and laugh and ask for seconds and linger over final bites of cake and sips of wine? Did you spend your Saturday afternoons baking, or rolling pasta dough, or braising things, then welcome friends with an apron …

Brown Butter Bourbon Banana Bread Recipe on Food52

<b>Food52 Review:</b> WHO: Jennifer Perillo is the author of the cookbook “Homemade with Love.”<br>WHAT: A blond, bold, boozy bread with brown butter, bourbon, buttermilk, and brown sugar. It's bananas!<br>HOW: Dice one banana and sauté it in brown sugar until it’s caramelized. Mash the other two bananas, then …

Our Favorite Recipes From Each of Our 2014 Issues

All of our recipes are wonderful, but these are a little extra wonderful<p><b>We love all the recipes</b> that appear in <i>Bon Appétit</i>. But there are some recipes that we routinely circle back to, both as weeknight favorites and dinner party showstoppers. So we combed through all 12 issues published this year …

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The Best Brunch Recipes in the History of Everything

Things you are good at: gathering friends and pouring mimosas. Things we can make you better at: your brunch spread. Here are the top 10 dishes you need to be the boss of breakfast. Fair warning, make a double batch of the candied bacon. It goes fast.<p><b>Eggs In A Basket</b><p>Egg in a hole, egg in a basket, …

Capellini en Brodo

2 Servings<p>The pasta absorbs the flavor of the broth as it cooks, and the pasta starches thicken the liquid to a lip-smacking consistency.<p>December 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 ounces capellini pasta<p>2 cups Parmesan Broth (click for recipe)<p>2 large egg yolks<p>Grated Parmesan, fresh thyme leaves, and freshly …

Banana Bread How I Love Thee: Let Me Count the 15 Recipes

Banana bread is one of the most versatile snacks: You can have it toasted with butter for breakfast, or frost it with cream cheese and bake it in a …

Orange and Cranberry Cornbread Recipe

I take sweet Northern-style cornbread and make it even sweeter with honey—it's the perfect counterpoint to the tart fresh cranberries and bright orange zest in this recipe.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Preheating the pan and coating it with butter creates the dark crusty with a light nutty flavor<br>• Adding …

How to Break Down a Chicken (+ How to Make Chicken Stock)

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: Breaking down a chicken isn't as hard as it seems -- Cara is here</i> …

White Bean Soup with Mustard Greens and Parmesan

Servings<p>Prep Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 small white or yellow onion, thinly sliced<p>1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced<p>3 cloves minced garlic<p>1/2 bunch mustard greens, torn into 1-inch pieces<p>2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus more<p>1 15-ounce can white …

Don't Stress Out About Flipping Pancakes Or Keeping The French Toast Warm, Try This Dish Instead

Breakfast Sausage And Egg Casserole<p>Have you ever tried cooking an elaborate breakfast for a large group of people? In our book, it’s about 10,000 …

A Cranberry Ginger Upside-Down Cake to Steal the Show

<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 cranberry cake that's ready to be front and center at your Thanksgiving dinner.</i><p>If there's anything you need to know about me, …

How to Make the Perfect Buttermilk Biscuits

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today: How to make perfectly flaky buttermilk biscuits -- no Southern drawl …

Cranberry Orange Cookies

The house is officially occupied again! We’ve all made the pilgrimage back to NJ for Christmas, and the holiday shenanigans have officially started. …

How to Make Steamed Mussels With a Thai Curry-Coconut Broth

I've gone on record as saying that mussels are the easiest choose-your-own-adventure one-pot meal around, and I intend to prove it to you.<p>Classic moules marinières are all well and good, but what if we want something oh, a little more interesting? Depending on the ingredients you add—the base …

This Rustic Apple-Cranberry Pie Is So Darn Easy it Doesn't Even Need a Pie Plate

Not much can trump a freshly made fruit pie with homemade pie dough. But let's be honest, few of us ever feel like making one. Even for an experienced baker like myself, I still get nervous and sometimes frustrated. Lining the pie plate (or the dreaded deep dish) is a hassle, pretty crimped edges …

Thanksgiving Breakfast: Pumpkin Waffles

<b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 ½ cups all purpose flour<br>• 1 tbsp baking powder<br>• 2 tsp cinnamon<br>• 1 tsp ginger<br>• ½ tsp baking soda<br>• ½ tsp salt<br>• ½ tsp fresh ground nutmeg<br>• ¼ tsp cloves<br>• 4 …