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Rich Lemon Cake with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This is a very dense cake, so if you're looking for something light and ethereal, …

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Cue the Comfort Food: 5 Moroccan Recipes to Keep You Warm This Winter

We'll admit it: We've had our fill of classic comfort foods (think: tomato basil soup and stuffed pasta shells). Don't get us wrong, we love these …

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A Saucy, Crispy Tofu Recipe for People Who THINK They Hate the Stuff

This crispy tofu recipe delivers takeout-joint satisfaction.<p>I’ll be honest. There was a time, long before I developed this crispy tofu recipe, I didn’t really understand tofu, or soybeans in general. My sister brought some tempeh home from a particularly crunchy camp in Vermont one summer and my …

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The Ultimate Chocolate Pots de Crème Recipe

There is nothing more chocolatey than these cute and delicious chocolate pots de crème. So easy and simple to prepare and beautiful for serving! …

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Quick Cook: Mexican Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Time to start planning that menu — and make sure you include a chocolate dessert! Chocolate is considered …

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Homemade granola recipe

Step away from the cereal aisle: granola is absurdly easy to make, and at a fraction of the cost of the packet stuff<p>If I could go back in time, I’d invest in granola shares: this mix of grains, fruit and nuts often costs more per kilo than steak. Not only is it cheap and stupidly easy to make at …

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Make the Best Pizza

Good morning. There are more than 2,500 five-star ratings on our best recipe for pizza dough (above), but I’m here this morning with a couple of notes about it all the same. (Some night soon you can use the result to make a plain pizza pie, or a pizza that is green and white.)<p>The first is, if you …

Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken - 3 Ways

<i>Easy Mexican Shredded Chicken</i>, three simple ingredients, three ways to cook it, and a host of ideas on how to use this savory main ingredient.<p>With …

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7 Date-Night Meals That Won't Take You All Day to Make

Staying in on Valentine’s Day can be just as fun as going out to a fancy dinner. You don’t have to get all dressed up (or you can!) or wait in line …

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From 0 to Bittersweet Chocolate Pudding (in 5 Minutes & 5 Ingredients)

One-pot stovetop cooking is a salvation for everything from macaroni and cheese to chicken and rice. But it’s also a boon for last-minute desserts. This stovetop chocolate pudding is a stand-in for my favorite festive dessert, chocolate pot de crème, but does not taste like any kind of shortcut.<p>It …

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A Professional Baker's Insider Tips for Making the Best Macarons

<i>All this month, the Food52 Baking Club is baking through Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel’s</i> Bouchon Bakery. <i>Today, Club member and professional baker Timmy Gibbons shares why the book's recipe for macarons is his favorite and reveals his secrets for making perfect macarons, every time.</i><p>When I first …

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Chocolate Dutch Baby

Introducing a warm chocolate dessert that is way simpler and faster than a soufflé (no beaten egg whites) or a molten chocolate cake (no double boiler) but every bit as delicious.<p>Ingredients<p>3 large eggs<p>⅓ cup all-purpose flour<p>¼ cup sugar<p>3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¾ teaspoon kosher salt, …

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7 Zero-Effort Crockpot Appetizers for Seriously Simple Entertaining

Over the years, I've taught myself to be a more present hostess, but when I first started inviting friends over for get-togethers, I would work …

Hot Milk Cake Recipe (30-Minute)

This is an old-fashioned hot milk cake recipe that our grandmas and mums used to make. It is a very simple cake, but really moist, milky, and …

Citrus Pull-Apart Bread

Citrus Pull-Apart Bread<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine first 3 ingredients in a 1-cup glass measuring cup, and let stand 5 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Beat 1/2 cup …

Burrito Bowl Recipes

Healthy, fast, and delicious? Sign us up.<p>Finding weeknight dinner recipes that are healthy, quick, easy, and kid-friendly can be difficult, but we’ve …

Baking Measuring Do's and Don'ts [Infographic]

Turn out better baked goods by following these cardinal rules.<p>Turn out better baked goods by following these cardinal rules.

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Frog Hollow Farm’s Meyer Lemon Cake With Lemon Glaze

Yes, it’s true. We Californians are obsessed with our Meyer lemons. And this cake, from “Farmer Al” Courchesne of Brentwood’s Frog Hollow Farm, …

How to make healthier homemade Nutella

<b>This version contains no added sugar or oil, and yet it tastes fantastic.</b><p>To say my little brother loves Nutella is an understatement. He is wild for …

The Best Oven Temperature For Every Cooking Scenario

Wondering why cookies often bake at 350°F, and veggies roast at 425°F? Getting creative in the kitchen and curious what needs to bake at what …

The secrets to cauliflower-crust pizza that you’ll want to devour

As with the first two items on that list, the cauliflower pizza I tried a couple of years ago was so disappointing (soggy), I dismissed the entire concept as not worth the time. But then I got on the cauliflower rice bandwagon, making it virtually every week and playing around with various spices …

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Chickpea and Celery Soup with Chile-Garlic Oil

You know the soup and salad deal? Well, this is our take on combining the two into one dish.<p>Ingredients<p>6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided<p>1 red chile (such as Fresno), seeds removed, finely chopped<p>3 garlic cloves, finely chopped<p>Kosher salt<p>1 medium onion, finely chopped<p>2 celery stalks, …

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Chocolate Meringue Cookies Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe is great to have on hand for edible gifts. Using a hand blender with …

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Smoky Grilled Tofu with Hoisin Sauce

Grill your tofu in a tangy Asian hoisin-based sauce for an unusual vegetarian and vegan barbecued tofu recipe. Perfect for your vegetarian or vegan …

Lentil and Black Bean Soup

Comfort foods needn't be high fat or high calorie. Soup is a great example. You can make delicious, nutritious, and satisfying soups such as this …

Almond Toffee

This Almond Toffee recipe is the ultimate in decadence! The flavor is rich and buttery, and the toffee itself is sandwiched between two layers of …

How To Make Flourless Chocolate Cookies: The Essential Method

If your ideal cookie has thin, crispy edges that enclose a thick, fudgy middle with just a touch of chewiness in between, then you should definitely …

Everything you need to know about beef cuts in one chart

Beef cuts don’t have to be intimidating.<p>Whether it’s chuck, brisket, rib, loin, round, plate, or flank, the most important thing you need to know is …

Mexican Black Bean Soup | Authentic Mexican Recipe | Easy Recipe

Shares 47<p><b>Mexican Black Bean Soup with Chorizo</b><p>There are many versions of a Mexican Black Bean soup throughout Mexico. This one, in particular, uses …

Recipe: Pull-Apart Challah Rolls

Pull-Apart Challah Rolls<p>Makes 15 rolls<p><i>For the dough:</i> <br>4 to 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour <br>1/4 cup granulated sugar <br>1 (1/4-ounce) packet active dry yeast …

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