Robert Villapania

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7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Way Better Than Pie

<b>1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust & Caramel Sauce</b><p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but why not shake things up and make a pumpkin cheesecake instead? This 5-star recipe is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast -- and no one will miss that tired ol' pumpkin …

Try This Thanksgiving-Inspired Chicken Liver Pâté With Bourbon and Cranberry

I read somewhere recently that pâté had gone out of style. That bothered me, because, as is often the case with superficial food trends, it makes no sense that an incredibly delicious food with a deep history can be declared a has-been just because there isn't a media frenzy around it right now. In …

Nutella Brownies

These Nutella Brownies almost didn't happen.<p>They were a last minute, oh hey, chocolate sounds kinda good, let's do our favorite brownie recipe. Then, as I was grabbing the flour from my cabinet, I bumped into the jar of Nutella and, well, I just went with it. Divine intervention, y'all. It's a …

Dessert

Genius Recipe: Torrisi's Turkey

<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: A just-crazy-enough-to-work technique for outsmarting dry turkey.</i><p>There are lots of sensible reasons to cook a turkey breast instead of a whole bird. Maybe …

This Savory Onion Crumble Is Your Thanksgiving Secret Weapon

At Finch & Fork in Santa Barbara, chef James Siao has come up with a savory herb streusel that adds instant crunch and flavor to any dish.<p>Almost …

The Secret to Making Really Awesome Hot Sauce

Psst—hot sauce isn't actually that hard to make at home. We promise<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of America’s coolest food artisans. Over the next few months, we’re apprenticing with the best knife forgers, cider brewers, and spice blenders, then bringing their knowledge</i> …

Food Preservation

Brain repair 'may be boosted by curry spice'

<b>A spice commonly found in curries may boost the brain's ability to heal itself, according to a report in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy.</b><p>The German study suggests a compound found in turmeric could encourage the growth of nerve cells thought to be part of the brain's repair …

Alzheimer's Disease

The Cough Suppressant

4 servings (makes about 8 cups)<p>Be careful not to boil the tea. It will give you a cleaner flavor and be more nutrient-rich.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 bunch oregano<p>1 bunch thyme<p>1 1” piece ginger, peeled, grated<p>1 1” piece turmeric, peeled, grated<p>½ teaspoon black peppercorns<p>1 small garlic clove, grated<p>¼ cup …

Recipes

Dutch Baby Recipe - How to Make Dutch Babies - German Pancakes

Vidalia Onion Stir-fry Sauce

While I was on vacation, I discovered a delicious stir-fry sauce that blends the sweetness of Vidalia onions from Georgia with Asian ginger. It’s a …

You Can Now Buy Some of the World’s Best Sashimi-Grade Fish Online

Sushi nerds, the time has come to stop lamenting that you can’t drop by the Tokyo fish market every morning.<p>Sushi nerds, the time has come to stop …

DIY: Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> About 1 cup<p><b>Prep:</b><p>10 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>10 minutes<p>Love all those recipes that call for a packet of Hidden Valley ranch …

Cold-Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate

Makes 5 cups concentrate<p>Cold brew goes down easy, but watch out: This is high-octane stuff. For a clear liquid, use coarsely ground coffee. (Finely ground beans make for a cloudier drink.)<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces coarsely ground fresh coffee beans<p>Milk (optional)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place …

Coffee

Spiced Salmon Kebabs

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>Here's a little trick: Thread salmon pieces onto two skewers so they don't flip and spin every time you turn them on the grill.<p>June 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano<p>2 teaspoons sesame seeds<p>1 teaspoon ground cumin<p>1 teaspoon kosher …

Seafood

Moroccan-Spiced Roast Chicken With Creamy Cilantro Sauce From 'Kitchen Confidence'

As <b>Kelsey Nixon</b> writes in her new cookbook, <i>Kitchen Confidence</i>, roast chicken was one of the first meals she learned how to make. Her mother gave her the basics, and she has tweaked the seasoning over time. This Moroccan-inspired version is infused with a plethora of warm spices. Nixon whips up a …

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 …

Spicy Corn Patties - Fritters Recipe by Manjula

How to Dry Herbs Recipe

This is the time of year I find myself drying herbs. In part, it's because I tend to come across special, unusual varietals in the spring and late …

Gardening

Cauliflower with Yogurt Gravy Recipe by Manjula

How to Make Homemade Dog Biscuits

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Our test kitchen assistant Erin McDowell shows us how to make dog treats -- from scratch.</i><p>The first time I cooked for my dog was, not surprisingly, …

Deb's Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Last summer I started a recipe review series. I thought it would be a great excuse to tackle the long list of online recipes I want to try. I started …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Cookies. Sweet, glorious, cookies. I rarely make good ol’ chocolate chip cookies for any specific purpose. When I make cookies it’s usually just …

Double Crust Chicken Pot Pie

I have my routines.<p>I get my oil changed every three months. I get my hair cut every eight weeks. I feed my cat every day at 5pm. I drag my butt to …

Veal Scallopine with Lemon and Parsley

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A dish to remind you of the wonders of lemon and parsley.</i><p>A friend wondered about veal scallopini. I confessed I had never made it -- at least not that I remembered -- …

Food

Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcakes Recipe

Inspired by a James Beard recipe for strawberry shortcakes that uses hard-boiled egg yolks in the dough, this gluten-free version makes shortcakes that are light and tender, yet sturdy enough to stand up to spoonfuls of macerated strawberries. In fact, the shortcakes are so good, they're delicious …

Cheesecake Streusel Muffins Recipe

These muffins deliver the flavor of sweet and lemony cheesecake in a quick and easy breakfast sweet.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Softening the butter before combining it with other ingredients allows for easier mixing when you're forming a batter by hand.<br>• We spoon cheesecake filling into the center of the …

Chinese Broccoli With Oyster Sauce and Fried Garlic Recipe

Tender poached Chinese broccoli stems served with oyster sauce and fried garlic. [Photographs: Shao Z.]<p>Simply simmered Chinese broccoli has a hearty flavor that pairs well with oyster sauce in this classic Cantonese preparation. Our version adds some fried garlic to the mix, using the flavorful …

Banh Mi Pork Burgers with Cucumber, Carrots, and Cilantro

Being a Top Chef contestant can be grueling and exhausting and crazy fun. When we're all wiped out from nonstop competition, we do what we do best: …