Michael Volker

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Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

The Dirt on Dirt: 5 Things You Should Know About Soil

It's World Soil Day: why our life depends on it.<p>We walk on it every day. Get it under our fingernails. Track it into the house. But do we really appreciate the vital role soil plays—not just in the environment, but in human health?<p>The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is giving soil …

Make the Best Protein-Loaded Cold Weather Feast | Men's Health

And for a meal so flavorful, it’s surprisingly easy to prepare. In fact, you can make it all in one pot and it cooks in about an hour. If you can’t find tasso ham, just ask the guy at your deli counter for a half-inch slice of Black Forest or another smoked ham.<p>A batch serves eight, so it’s perfect …

The Food Lab: How to Make Pull-Apart Stuffing-Flavored Rolls

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>It's no question that stuffing is the best thing on the Thanksgiving table. It's also no question that these Easy Pull-Apart Pepperoni Garlic Knots are the most stupidly delicious easy recipe I've come up with so far this year.<p>So what happens when you take the …

The Best White Chili With Chicken Recipe

To be frank, I'm not 100% certain where this dish of tender chicken and white beans bound in a creamy, fresh green-chili sauce topped with shredded cheese comes from. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if the recipe actually <i>originated</i> on the back of a wrapper from a can chopped green chilies. But our …

Doritos Chicken Casserole

<i>This Doritos casserole is loaded with chicken, cheese, and a whole bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos! Trash food at its finest, guys!</i><p>Once upon a time, I met a man. A boy, really. He was 17.<p>I spent the majority of my time trying to look pretty for him in the hopes that he would do that romantic dip thing …

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Easy Pull-Apart Pepperoni Garlic Knots Recipe

These pull-apart garlic knots are baked in a cast iron skillet for a crisp, golden brown bottom. They are intensely flavored with pepperoni, red pepper flakes, garlic, and two types of cheeses, and have a moist, buttery crumb. It's the kind of recipe that your guests will demand you make time and …

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf "Cupcakes" Recipe

Individual serving-sized chicken meatloaves baked in a cupcake pan house a secret melted blue cheese center. Celery and homemade wing sauce complete the mashup between two comfort classics. Our recipe uses a touch of gelatin to help keep the meatloaf tender and moist.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Bloomed …

One-Pot Chicken Cacciatore

<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: A one-pot classic to get fall off to a cozy start.</i><p>I'm going to tell you a little behind-the-scenes Food52 secret. Know what our number one recipe search term is? It's chicken. It beats out all …

The Food Lab: For the Best Chicken Parmesan, Take a Lesson From the South

All week we're celebrating Italian-American classics. Check out more Italian-American recipes and taste tests this way!<p>More<p>Fried Chicken<p>Digging into the cluckin' awesome world of our favorite fried food.<p>I can count the number of times I've had truly bad chicken parm on one hand, and all of those …

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese Without a Recipe

<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: Macaroni and cheese expert Catherine Lamb is showing you how to make this American classic -- and a top</i> …

How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style

A chewy-crisp crust, endless topping ideas, and do-ahead ease. Pizza made in a sheet pan is the simplest, tastiest way to feed a crowd.<p><b>Those supremely thin, hearth-blistered pizzas</b> coming out of upscale pizzerias these days? We love ‘em, but trying to replicate the conditions of an 800-degree …

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The 4 Rules of Cast-Iron Cooking

Harness the power of the ultimate piece of kitchen hardware<p>The more you cook, the more you realize that the best kitchen tools are often the simplest. One sharp chef’s knife is far more valuable than a 62-piece knife set. One big stainless-steel bowl will do more for you than the latest plastic …

BBQ School | Cook Up Crispy Barbecued Chicken | Men's Health

More BBQ school notes to improve your final product:<p><i>Easy on the sauce, boss</i> – Apply a BBQ sauce to your meats too early and you’ll run the risk of an acrid-tasting dinner. That’s because the sugars in BBQ sauce can burn if exposed to heat for too long. Brush on the sauce only during the last stage …

Build The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich | Men's Health

It’s time you reclaim the breakfast sandwich. This recipe from 25 Degrees, a boutique burger shop with locations in Los Angels, Chicago, and Bangkok, proves that even when you’re pressed for time, you can whip up a superlative hand-held breakfast.<p>Make the herbed mayo in advance, fry up some …

Grill The Ultimate Bacon Burger! | Men's Health

You read that last part, right?<p>Meatloaf. Bacon. Burgers.<p>After shaping a mixture that includes ground sirloin and brisket, Schimoler’s team bastes the meatloaf with ketchup and then enrobes it with bacon. They bake the meatloaf, refrigerate it, slice the loaf into rounds, and then grill the slices …

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Homemade yogurt is a wonder: Whole milk transformed into silky, beautiful creaminess by the magical alchemy of heat, time and the addition of a bit …

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Make the Best Brisket Ever by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Make perfect brisket every time by avoiding these common cooking mistakes.<p>With Rosh Hashanah right around the corner, we've got brisket on the brain. Just because this beefy cut is a classic doesn't mean there's no room for improvement. From tough, chewy texture to dull, ho-hum flavor, there's a …

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Cranberry Pie

8 Servings<p>This pie is seasonless: Bake it in fall with fresh cranberries and frozen raspberries and blueberries. Come summer, use the reverse.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>basic pie dough<p>3 tablespoons granulated sugar<p>1½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>3 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting<p>12 tablespoons …

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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese - Food Guy Adventures

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese<p>Prep Time<p>10 mins<p>Cook Time<p>2 hours<p>Total Time<p>2 hours 10 mins<p>Author: Culinary Cory<p>Recipe Type: Entree<p>Serves: 4-6 …

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Nashville-Style Hot Chicken

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 4 min<p>No doubt about it, six tablespoons of cayenne is a lot, but that’s what Hattie B’s considers “medium.” For a milder heat, decrease to two tablespoons.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 3½–4-lb. chickens, each cut into 10 pieces (breasts halved)<p>1 tablespoon …

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Fried Chicken Biscuits

4 Servings<p>Fried chicken on a hot buttered biscuit—what’s not to like?<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>chicken cutlets<p>1 cup buttermilk<p>1 tablespoon hot sauce<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper<p>¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper<p>4 skinless, boneless chicken cutlets (about 1½ lb. total), …

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Double-Fried Chicken With Lemons and Jalapenos Recipe

<b>Note</b>: Using a deep-fryer makes temperature management easy, but a large Dutch oven, outfitted with a thermometer, works just fine. Just be sure to keep the temperature at a steady 325°F.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by …

How to Use up Leftover Beer

<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>You just woke up, opening one eye slightly to assess the damage. The party’s long over, and everyone’s gone home. The only company you’re surrounded by is an …

Bacon, Oatmeal, and Raisin Cookies

Makes 18 to 20 Servings<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 ounces sliced bacon, cut into 1/4-inch squares<p>2 1/4 cups cake flour<p>1 teaspoon baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1/2 teaspoon baking soda<p>1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar<p>2/3 cup sugar<p>1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>2 large eggs<p>1/2 …

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