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11 In-Your-Face Baked Potatoes

<i>Pictured: Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes recipe from CHOW</i>You love baked potatoes, right? Of course you do. From nutritious, veggie-packed plate fillers …

Sweet Potatoes

How to Make Perfect Bacon in Your Oven

I always make a hot breakfast for my family on the weekends. Most of the time, my husband cooks during the week but I enjoy having my time in the kitchen on Saturday and Sunday and I gotta tell you, I make some kick-ass breakfasts.<p>So, bacon.<p>I love bacon. I can't imagine a world without bacon. I …

KFC Gets Close-Up in New BBC Documentary 'Billion Dollar Chicken Shop'

American chicken chain KFC gets the star treatment in a new three-part documentary series on BBC. According to the network's website, the restaurant is one of most "globally recognized" brands but it also has the most "divided public opinion." Over the years, the chain has been attacked by animal …

Bake The Best Macaroni And Cheese | Men's Health

See, when I was younger my father sometimes had to play the role of chef when my mom was working a late shift. With little kitchen skills, he’d turn to boxed mac ‘n’ cheese and, being a fat-fearing parent of the early-90’s, he’d leave out the butter. His version never tasted as good as Mom’s.<p>Glenn …

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Cream Cheese

<i>Today: Set your cream cheese free from the chains of your bagel. Here are new ways to use the schmear.</i><p>Cream cheese is not sophisticated. It lacks the sexiness of an oozing Camembert or soft ricotta, and it’s certainly no match for an aged cheddar -- but that's part of its charm. Cream cheese is …

Breakfast

The UK Is Growing Truffles for the First Time Ever

Six years ago — with low to no expectations — a plant biologist in Leicestershire, Great Britain planted truffle fungus at the base of trees on 20 different farms. The BBC reports that this week Dr. Paul Thomas was surprised to discover a black truffle under a young holly-oak tree on one of those …

5 Extra-Delicious Stuffed Cupcakes

How do you make a cupcake even better? You add more deliciousness by stuffing the mini-cake with a sweet, creamy filling. Here, five over-the-top …

10 Cold-Weather Frozen Desserts

There's a list of things most of us think they can't enjoy until warmer months roll around. It includes:<p>Iced coffee<br>• The beach<br>• Ripe tomatoes<br>• Outdoor picnics<br>• Ice cream<p>We over here at Food52 are still drinking iced coffee -- some would say rather foolishly, but hey, the heart wants what the heart wants. …

Ice Cream

Our 11 Best Collard Greens Recipes Because They're Not Just A Southern Side Dish

The soul food staple green is more versatile than you may think<p>Updated:<p>Collard greens braised with ham hock and doused with vinegar and hot sauce is …

Cooking

French Apple Pie

197<p>47<p>Shares 244<p>It’s always nice to meet your heroes and many years ago, I was fortunate to meet one of mine. But I can’t claim Nick Malgieri as …

Why You Should Celebrate, Not Fear, Crispy Skin

Crispy chicken skin is one of life's most delicious delicacies, second only to crispy duck skin. If you're guilty of throwing away skin when you cook dinner, it's time to change course. Whether you're searing salmon, baking chicken, roasting pork or especially if you're preparing a whole duck, …

Irish Cream Whiskey Recipe

Irish cream isn't always considered the most sophisticated spirit, but there's no shame in the occasional after-dinner tipple of the sweet, creamy …

Salted Dessert Recipes That Walk The Fine Line Of Perfection

If one of the toughest decisions of your day is deciding between a second serving of dinner or saving room for dessert, then you are in need of salted desserts. They encompass the best of both worlds: The salt brings out the subtle flavors that can get lost in the desserts' sweetness. It makes the …

So How Exactly Do Dates Grow, Anyway?

Of all the dried fruit options at the grocery store, dates rank amongst the least popular of the bunch. They don't have the cute California Raisin character to make them likable, nor do they have a catchy name like Craisins. What they do have is a mildly bad reputation for being just as common -- …

A Ganache to Snack On

Food and prop stylist Judy Haubert shares her new favorite way to consume chocolate: bite-sized ganache squares.<p>The annual influx of Easter candy …

Irish Recipes For St. Patrick's Day That AREN'T Corned Beef And Cabbage

Good news: There's absolutely no need to eat one more bite of corned beef and cabbage on Saint Patrick's Day, because it's about as Irish as spaghetti and meatballs. Feel free to let out a sigh of relief, but don't put down your fork just yet. There are other, greater dishes to eat that will help …

Genius Tool Teaches You How To Grow Vegetables Anywhere, Like Inside Of A Solo Cup

When I learned that I could grow a vegetable in my dimly lit, teensy New York City apartment with just a Solo cup and a few seeds, I felt overwhelmed. I love vegetables. I eat them for breakfast. My friends once gave me a crudité platter for my birthday instead of a cake.<p>The website StartAGarden …

Gardening

Weeknight Chicken Just Got Grilled

<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:</i> <i>For years, we have been told thighs are the best part of the chicken. Now we agree wholeheartedly.</i><p>Just when you were fretting that your grill might never get to see the light of day again, …

Cooking

The Renowned Lentil Soup of Englouvi

I was born and raised on the island of Lefkada, on the western coast of Greece, amidst the turquoise-blue waters of the Ionian Sea. My memories are decorated by the luscious green olive groves that surround the town, by the vineyards that adorn the Lefkadian hills and, foremost, by the famed lentil …

7 Super-Chocolaty Cupcakes

Chocolate lovers, don’t you hate it when you reach for what looks like an all-chocolate cupcake only to find that it’s yellow cake disguised by …

Drunken Irish Coffee Macarons Are All the St. Patrick's Day You Need

A little over a week ago we graced the site with these gems: Mimosa Macarons with Champagne Buttercream.<p>We're back with the same partner in crime, Ashley Khawsy of Smash Bakes, to once again prove your supreme baking reign to your loyal subjects. This time it's combining your favorite caffeinated …