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17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

20 Desserts to Fulfill All Your Chocolate and Vanilla Desires

Let's be honest, when it comes to dessert we usually just want something with chocolate or vanilla—like one of these 20 sweet treats, for example<p><b>The preference of chocolate or vanilla is often a very polarizing topic</b>. But whether you like a rich, fudgy cake on a cold night or a big scoop of ice …

Dessert

15 Dinner Recipes that You Should Really Eat for Breakfast

Our favorite breakfasts look an awful lot like dinner—here are the best nontraditional breakfast foods to start your day.<p><b>It's time breakfast breaks free from its shackles.</b> Think about it: We're totally cool with pancakes and bacon for dinner, so why shouldn't we inject a little dinner food into our …

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Summer Squash Soup + Brown Butter Tomatoes

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Summer vegetables as they were meant to be.</i><p>Last week we brought you summer fruit for dinner. This week, we bring you summer …

Food Preservation

Easy summer meal: One-pot chicken, strawberry shortcake, more

As host of the Cooking Channel show "Chuck's Eat The Street," Chuck Hughes shows people amazing food from famous streets around the country. Now he's showing TODAY the best of his kitchen, with delicious, easy-to-make meals like a one-pot chicken dish and a homemade "fridge" vinaigrette.<p><b>Summer</b> …

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

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How to Make a Flag Cake for the Fourth of July

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week on Food52, 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: Our Test Kitchen Manager Erin McDowell bakes a towering, and surprisingly easy, cake with a very patriotic surprise inside -- and you</i> …

Ranked: The 10 Best Island Beaches Around the World

By David Jefferys, CNTraveler.com<p>Beach season is officially here, and though there are many amazing shorelines to explore, our readers are partial to island beaches. Here are their ranked favorites in countries across the globe.<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>The Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

All The Best Ways To Reheat Pizza, According To The Collective World

The gift that is leftover pizza comes raises some serious questions: to reheat or not to reheat? There are many pizza connoisseurs who swear by cold pizza. "You can never get it back to its former glory," they say, "so why even try?" But not everyone agrees with that philosophy, which brings us to …

13 Cheesecake Recipes, from Chocolate to Pumpkin to Greek Yogurt

13 of our best cheesecake recipes, from classic to pumpkin to s'mores to peach.<p><b>Cheesecake is an all-seasons treat</b>—berries in the summer, pumpkin in the fall, chocolate ALL THE TIME. You can even give it an Italian accent (we're looking at you, ricotta and mascarpone). But, most importantly, it's …

Dessert

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 12 Servings<p>Prep Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 6 min<p>This recipe calls for baking one giant cookie, a way to ensure even, consistent ice cream sandwiches.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1/2 tsp. baking soda<p>1/2 tsp. kosher …

Dessert

Shoyu Cabbage Soup

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 50 min<p>Humble cabbage takes center stage in this vegetarian ramen-inspired cabbage soup.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>1 medium onion, thinly sliced<p>2 carrots, peeled, thinly sliced<p>2 celery stalks, thinly sliced<p>2 garlic cloves, chopped<p>1/2 …

Cabbage

Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>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>October 2013Print<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, …

Eggs

Proof That Sweetened Condensed Milk Is The Best Stuff On Earth

There are certain foods we love so much that we unashamedly eat them straight from the container with a spoon. Sweetened condensed milk is one of those foods.<p>We know what you're thinking -- it's sugar overload, it's thick and sticky, it's syrupy and it is definitely not to be consumed on its own by …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …