Megan Valens

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5 Dishes to Make From the Top 5 Ranked World Cup Nations

Here, five delicious foods that represent FIFA's top five-ranked World Cup contenders.<p>Here, five delicious foods that represent FIFA's top …

7 Smoothies to Kick Off Summer

For a fast, cooling treat that thankfully requires no heat to make, check out these seven smoothie ideas from CHOW’s community of inspired cooks.<p>1. …

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A Definitive Guide To All The Berries You Want To Eat This Summer

For too many reasons to count, summer is the best season for eating. First there's the fresh produce -- corn, tomatoes and peaches -- and then there's the outdoor grilling -- smoky meats, light seafood and charred vegetables -- and of course it's also ice cream season. One of summer's greatest …

The Best Summer Dinner Recipes, Without a Grill

At Food52, we <i>love</i> to grill. In fact, in the summer months, we're often glued to our grill. We cherish it, rely on it, nurture it and use it for everything we can think of.<p>But when we need a break from our grill -- or, if we find ourselves without one -- we can still throw fabulous dinner parties; …

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Hot Oat & Quinoa Cereal

4 Servings<p>If you think quinoa is only good for savory salads and pilafs, you're missing out. Pair it with steel-cut oats to amplify its hearty flavor. A little maple syrup brings out its sweet side.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup dried fruit (such as barberries, cranberries, or goji berries)<p>½ cup steel-cut …

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20 Essential Kitchen Hacks

<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>Today: Put away your appliances -- today, we're hacking everything.</i><p>Some days are meant for lingering in the kitchen -- for tempering chocolate on a marble slab …

3 Mini Desserts for Summer Entertaining

With summer's arrival, it's time to tap into your inner Martha Stewart. That's right, it's the season of backyard cookouts, 4th of July parties, and lots of outdoor parties. If you're like me, then you want to serve up some sweet treats without spending the entire day in the kitchen covered in …

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26 Ways the World Eats Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but there's not need for boring egg on toast. All around the world, people eat comforting, filling …

Breakfast

Summer Salads Demand Perfect Dressings, and Dressings Depend on the Lettuce

When local lettuces rear their heads, it's time to make summer salads—with a dressing perfectly appropriate for the greens. Here's how, with 4 recipes<p>Early last month, when the earth had warmed up but the air was still cool, we scattered tiny lettuce seeds in our gardens. Now we’re harvesting the …

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The Best Summer Apps for Cookouts, Dinner Parties, and Just Because

20 summer appetizers to get your party started, from mini shrimp rolls to guacamole with a twist.<p><b>Nothing kicks off a cookout like some small bites</b> (and, okay, cocktails). Get the party started with these light and summery apps.

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