Melissa Contreras

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Make the Nashville hot chicken sandwich that will change your life

There’s a reason Colonel Sanders decided to serve chicken by the bucketful – it’s food so comforting it’s nearly impossible to stop eating if it’s in …


You'll be Craving a Bowl of Pho Every Day After Trying These Healthy Recipes

Pho is a light, slow-cooked, Vietnamese noodle broth that's packed with flavour, light, and easy to customise to your tastes. Although the real thing …

Healthy Eating

The protein-packed brownie recipe you can totally eat for breakfast

There are some moments in life (weekend movie marathons, celebrating after you cleaned your entire apartment, waking up with a random chocolate …


I drank fire cider for a week — and I'm never drinking coffee again

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it's not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it's also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

Alternative Medicine

Be a Person Who Makes Focaccia on the Regular

Top it with crunchy flakes of Maldon salt, thinly sliced red onion, a big red ribbon—you do you.<p>I hear that if you say “classic focaccia” three times aloud on the night of a full moon, it might appear hot and puffy from the oven right before your eyes. And if that doesn’t work, we’ve got a …


1 Great Donut Recipe, 5 Amazing Fillings

Homemade donuts are hard to beat. Fill them with luscious cream, fresh fruit jam, or tart citrus curd—and, well, they become fluffy, tender pillows …


20 Healthy Chicken Casserole Recipes to Keep in Heavy Rotation

When it comes to planning weeknight dinners, meal-prepping and one-pan meals can be your best friends. For a filling dinner option packed with healthy carbs and protein, you really can't go wrong with chicken casseroles. From flavorful Mexican-inspired dishes to various combinations of chicken, …


24 Fresh and Delicious Foil Packet Recipes Perfect for Spring

Enjoy the season with our best and easiest foil packet dinners yet!<p>We're finally turning a corner into our favorite bright and blooming season, and …


10 Healthy Make-Ahead Meals that Last for Days in the Fridge

Meal-prepping a week’s worth of food to eat more nutritiously and save time may seem like a lot of work, but these recipes from <i>Everything Healthy</i> …

Extreme Sports

Make This Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken and Broccoli for Dinner

February is not my favorite month. While I'd like to think I'd spend time in my kitchen making long, labor-intensive dinners, like lasagna bolognese …


Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 Dinners from Sunday's Roast Chicken

Despite how often we talk about meal planning as a strategy for stress-free weeknight dinners, we don't want that to overshadow the smaller …


No-Bake Creamy Cold Oreo Pie

This no-bake creamy cold Oreo pie is so delicious! If you are an Oreo fan like me, then my version of the Italian torta fredda with Oreo cookies will …


A Gooey Chocolate Cake for When You Need Dessert, Stat

<i>What can you do with just five minutes? Actually, way more than you think! Introducing Food52 in 5: your cheat sheet for speedy, delicious recipes, fun mini projects, and more.</i><p>I'm just going to say it: Sometimes I <i>need</i> dessert. Whether it strikes on a particularly rough Tuesday or a lazy Saturday …


Cool Whip Chocolate Ganache (2-Minute Recipe)

This Cool Whip chocolate ganache is so thick, rich, and creamy. It is a very simple recipe that is so delicious and ideal for numerous desserts. Here …


20 Things to Do with Chicken When You're Bored with It

We get it — chicken isn't always the most exciting ingredient, especially when you eat it three times a week. Turning to it as a dinner option can …


I Just Made Billionaire’s Shortbread—and It's Even More Delicious Than a Twix Bar

Billionaire’s shortbread is a classic crowd pleaser, with layers of salted caramel, chocolate, and classic shortbread fans. Plus, who can resist that …


10 Egg Recipes That Will Make You Skip the Snooze Button


Asian Cucumber Salad


How to Make Thomas Keller's Creamy Mustard Vinaigrette

Salads just got better.<p>It may be surprising that one of Thomas Keller's most prized recipes is a two-step mustard vinaigrette. Even more unexpected, …

Thomas Keller

Perfect Fried Shrimp

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a large deep skillet; heat over medium-high to 370°F. While oil heats, whisk together eggs, …

Food & Dining


I'm going to show you how to make the easiest salad dressing in the world, that is so versatile it is the only salad dressing recipe you will ever …

Country Lifestyle

Smothered Pork Chops


How to Make Any Meatballs in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: If you can source good ground meat, you can make meatballs. Jennifer Steinhauer (a.k.a. Jenny) teaches us</i> …


28 Incredible Meals You Can Make In A Mason Jar

Now you can enjoy your favorite meals anytime, anywhere.


10 Surprising Things to Do with Puff Pastry

1 of 12<p>Puff Pastry, Perfected<p>Unroll a puff pastry and prepare a side dish, entree, and (of course) a dessert that starts from the humble pantry …


Citrus Scallops I Recipe

Recipe by: Christine<p>"Serve this citrusy scallop dish atop fresh cooked pasta. Add some crusty bread and bottle of chilled white wine and you've got …


Ginger-scallion magic sauce is 100 percent boss

Photo: Kevin Pang<i>Umami Issues</i> <i>is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i> This is …

Food & Dining

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:45 minPrep:20 minCook:25 min<p>Yield:4 servings<p>Level:Intermediate<p>More from:


Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes (20-Minute Recipe)

These chocolate cherry cupcakes are one of the best spring desserts! So rich, fruity, chocolatey, and delicious! Surprise your family or friends with …


Top chef reveals secret to making perfect pancakes - and the common batter mistake we make

It's almost that most wonderful time of the year - Pancake Day !<p>Nestled between Christmas and Valentine's Day , Shrove Tuesday provides some much …