Melissa Anderson

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Top 11 Holiday Decorating Don'ts

Stay safe this season — and don't let Pinterest get the best of you.<p>Stay safe this season — and don't let Pinterest get the best of you.

Chalkboard Paint + Mason Jars = Frugal & Flexible Dry Goods Storage

November 27, 2012<p>Don’t those non-stackable annoying lumps of bagged beans, lentils, and pastas laying about in the pantry annoy the heck out of you? …

Trader Joe's

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 …

Healthy Eating

Chicken Enchiladas

This is one of those recipes that causes me to sit and stew for hours over what the heck to call it. My title choices were:<p><i>Chicken & Green Chile</i> …

Golden and Crisp Blueberry Crumble Bars Recipe

While most crumb bar recipes call for one dough that is used for both the top and bottom of the bars, this bar combines the best of a crumb bar with the best of a fruit crumble. The result: an easy shortbread cookie base covered with a layer of sweet blueberries, then topped with an extra thick …

8 Rules for Altering Baking Recipes

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Go rogue the right way with Alice's tips for changing up baking recipes.</i><p>Altering recipes is a fantastic way to invent whole new dishes, but tinkering with cakes and …

German Chocolate Brownies

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 24 brownies<p><b>Prep:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour<p>My favorite chewy chocolate brownies topped with a fabulous …

Beer Battered Onion Rings and Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

We’re looking down the barrel at Father’s Day so it’s time to start thinking about beer and bow ties and burly dudes with beards bouncing babies on …

Cilantro-and-Lime Marinated Chicken Fajita Kebabs Recipe

Chicken isn't generally the go-to meat for fajitas (flavorful skirt steak is the deserving star usually), but this flavor-packed marinade made with cilantro, tart lime juice, brown sugar, cumin, and crushed red pepper makes it a worthy stand-in. Here, we thread the chicken pieces onto skewers and …

Enchiladas {My Favorite Recipe}

My Favorite Recipe: Cheese Enchiladas<p>When I’m asked, “what’s your favorite recipe on the site?,” my reply without hesitation is this one, my mother’s …

Egg Cream Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Sue Conley | Peggy Smith | Cowgirl Creamery Cooks | Chronicle, 2013<p>New York’s famous hot-weather quencher, the egg …

Creamy Cajun Pasta with Peppers and Smoked Sausage

My husband and I are two very different creatures. I like leftovers because it means I don’t have to make dinner and I don’t really have to do the …

Penne With Melted-Vegetable Sauce Recipe

Made with vegetables that have been cooked until meltingly soft, this penne pasta dish is one of those great examples of what makes classic rustic Italian cooking so special: It makes the most of humble and unassuming ingredients, turning them into something downright delicious.<p><b>Why this recipe</b> …

My New Roots' Life-Changing Loaf of Bread

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>The whole-grain, gluten-free, no-knead, no-mess, life-changing loaf of bread.</i><p>You might not think you have the time or baking skills to make whole-grain, …

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 …

Gentlemen's Chocolate Whiskey Cake

According to The Chocolate Bible, a <i>Gentlemen's Torte</i> is a many-layered Sachertorte that is soaked with booze. Other books on the subject say that …

A refreshing margarita for those hot summer weekends. [recipe soon!]

S'mores Icebox Cake

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 8 to 10 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>1 hour<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour<p>Layers of graham crackers, marshmallow creme and melted chocolate create a …

Iced Masala Chai Recipe

All this was still alright as you were much awaited until you snatched the cup of my hot masala tea I relished every evening with a slice of banana …

Gluten-Free Brownie Brittle Recipe

Part cookie, part brownie, this brownie brittle is as easy to make as it is to eat. A batch comes together in under 30 minutes. While the brittle tastes great on its own, adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts, and other toppings takes it over the top. Add about 1/2 cup of of your favorite toppings. …

Tex-Mex Cheese Enchiladas With Red Chili Gravy Recipe

Meet the ultimate, upgraded Tex-Mex Enchiladas: Tortillas, rolled up around a cheddar-based filling and completely enveloped by a rich red chili sauce, then topped with even more melted cheese. The sauce is rustic and aromatic, with a haunting cumin aroma and a heat from the chilies that doesn't …

Raw Buckwheat Porridge: A Summertime Oatmeal Alternative

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>A hearty breakfast porridge to keep you cool -- even in the dog days of summer.</i><p>There are few things I love more than porridge. It’s the thick texture, the way it fills …

Carrot Soda Bread

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: The quickest soda bread you can make -- with a bonus serving of vegetables.</i><p>There is really nothing quite …

Cocktails al Fresco

Nothing against Happy Hour, but why confine your afternoon drinking to a mere 60 minutes?<p>This week, we asked you to break from the norm and take cocktail hour on a field trip to the great outdoors -- or, if you're like us, to your cramped fire escape. If you haven't yet, take a cue from these …

How to Make Big Batch Cocktails

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: Making drinks en masse is easier than ever with some strategic batching.</i><p>At the risk of giving myself too …

The Hanky Panky

30<p>1<p>Ever since I made the decision to read more books (remember those?), I’ve been diving into some of the backlog of good reads around here. (Well, …

Tangy Apple Coleslaw Recipe

Sweet and tart Granny Smith apples, along with the standard cabbage and carrots, are paired with a tangy-sweet sour cream dressing for a slaw that outdoes the standard with its bright, tart flavor.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>A sugar-and-salt mixture purges the cabbage of excess moisture, leaving it …

Vinegar Coleslaw Recipe

Simplicity rules in this slaw, where equal amounts of cider vinegar and sugar create a straightforward sweet-and-tangy flavor that's incredibly versatile, not to mention delicious.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>A sugar-and-salt mixture purges the cabbage of excess moisture, leaving it tender, but still …