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How to Experience San Francisco Like a Movie Star

It’s easier than you think.<p>In humble, some might say un-glitzy, San Francisco (the home of hoodies and Birkenstocks) the biggest celebrities often …

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

Travel Photography

Your Favorite Wholesome Weeknight Dinners

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Your favorite weeknight dinners to keep you going through the holiday rush.</i><p>We've …

Cooking

Our 15 Most Popular Entertaining Recipes from 2014

Did you throw dinner parties in 2014? Did people gather around your table and pass plates and laugh and ask for seconds and linger over final bites of cake and sips of wine? Did you spend your Saturday afternoons baking, or rolling pasta dough, or braising things, then welcome friends with an apron …

Recipes

17 Best-Loved Holiday Cookies and Bars

<b>1. Almond Biscotti</b><p>Inspired by the almond biscotti served at the celebrated Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, these Italian-style cookies are are made by forming a fragrant, almond-studded dough into loaves, partially baking it, slicing it and then baking it again. They are everything you want a good …

Christmas Morning Casserole Everyone Will Love

Christmas Morning Casserole is perfect for long lazy mornings with family and friends. A super simple casserole made with refrigerated biscuits, eggs, cheese, and bacon.<p>Are you excited for the holidays? <i>I</i> am excited.<p>Christmas morning is obviously the peak of all the holiday excitement, and in our …

Our Favorite 'Back of the Package' Recipes, From Cookies to Meatloaf

Some of our favorite recipes come from the backs of ingredient packages. From cookies to meatloaf, here are our staff's and reader's picks.<p></head>It's no secret that we like to riff on recipes. Case in point: These cookies with big chunks of bittersweet chocolate and flakes of sea salt turn a …

Dessert

Thanksgiving Pie Head to Head: Classic vs. Apple-Pecan Bourbon-Caramel Pie

Of all the Thanksgiving desserts, none are harder to get right than apple pie. But when you do—when your crust is buttery, flaky, and tender; when your apples are dense and tangy-sweet, not too runny—you don't need anything else. Look, pumpkin pie is fine. Pecan pie is nice for a one-night stand. …

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 …

A Look Back at Pie Week (+ 8 Pie Recipes!)

It's no secret: Here at Food52, we really like pie. If there happens to be one lingering in our test kitchen, it's usually only a matter of minutes before it disappears. Morning, noon, and night, we'll happily stuff our faces with buttery crust and whatever happens to be inside -- sweet or …

Baking

Learn to live with it: Becoming stress-free

<b>(CNN) —</b> People the world over believe that stress comes from external sources.<p>One complains of a nagging wife or hysterical husband. Another finds fault with the demands of work or the exploitation of management. Someone else grumbles at summer being too hot or winter being too cold.<p>Everyone thus …

5 Pecan Pie-Perfect Bourbons

No other liquid goes better with pecan pie than bourbon, as verified by five whiskey geniuses from top whiskey bars across the country. Here, their …

Believe It: 17 Thanksgiving Classics Made in a Slow Cooker

Your kitchen has limited real estate, and the price is high when holidays roll around. Every Thanksgiving, we hear the same complaint: There’s not …

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4 toxic myths about “what women want,” debunked

Women don’t like being catcalled by handsome men, despite what CNN’s charlatan dating advice gurus might insist<p>One of the most frustrating and common experiences of being a woman is having men tell you they know better than you do what women think and feel. By increasing the number of conversations …

This Make-Ahead Orzo & Winter Squash Salad Is Lunch Goals

Preheat oven to 425˚F. Toss butternut squash with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Spread into a single layer on a sheet tray. Bake until squash is …

Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten's make-ahead dinner party tips and recipes

Planning a party but have no time to cook the day of the shindig? Find yourself in the same bind with family dinners? Ina Garten, a.k.a. the Barefoot Contessa, can relate.<p>"When I had a specialty food store, people would take our dishes home and serve them later or the next day. So, I had to make …