Kayla Baptiste

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18 Extreme Gingerbread Houses

From an edible White House to a life-size kids' playhouse, these gingerbread houses put our DIY attempts to shame.<p>Gingerbread house: the term calls to mind a quaint little brown cottage, decorated to a T with precisely piped icing, delicately spun sugar, and vibrantly colored gum drops. But more …

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Chocolate Pies and Tarts

You can’t go wrong when luscious chocolate is matched with caramel, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, custard fillings, or flaky pie crust. Browse our collection of the best pie and tart recipes featuring chocolate in the fillings, crusts, toppings, or throughout.<p>A crispy crust made from ice cream cones …

Colbert Defends the McRib, the 'Great American Mystery'

Last night on a segment of Thought for Food, comedian <b>Stephen Colbert</b> weighed in on the supposed photo of a frozen <b>McDonald's McRib</b> sandwich that went viral last month. Colbert has expressed his enthusiasm for the McRib before, and Colbert continues to stand by the faux-scarce novelty sandwich …

27 Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Roasts, Sautés, Kimchi, Salads, and More

Here are 27 of our favorite recipes to cook Brussels sprouts—and not just as a side dish.<p>Brussels sprouts—those little cabbage-looking things—are way more than just a side-dish. You can pickle them into a spicy kimchi, bake them on top of a pizza, shred them into salads, and toss them into pasta. …

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Microwaving Candy: What Your Favorite Candy Looks Like Melted to Oblivion

Disclaimer: Nuking your leftover Halloween candy in the microwave is a bad (see: <i>bad</i>) idea and leads to kitchens that smell like rotting unicorns.<p>Similar to reverse rocket science, the crew gathered all the candy in the office -- from Skittles to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups -- and wondered what would …

Everything You Need to Make the Perfect Pie

<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: Don't panic -- the perfect pie is within your reach. Here's everything you need to make it a reality.</i><p>Pies can be scary. For a dish so simple and …

How to Use a French Press

<i>Here at Food52, we're serious about our coffee. So we got our friends over at Stumptown Coffee to teach us everything there is to know about it -- and to make our morning (and afternoon) routines a little bit brighter.</i><p><i>Today: The best way to brew coffee in a French press.</i><p>The French press is likely …

Cook's Illustrated's Foolproof Pie Crust

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The secret pie crust ingredient (and technique) that changed what we thought we knew about pie.</i><p>We all get in pie ruts. Well, crust ruts.<p>While what goes on …

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