Vanessa Rodrigues

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28 Rich Stews and Braises to Help You Shake off the Chill

As the East Coast emerges from days of single-digit temps and frozen water in every possible form, all I want to come home to after a long day of slush-dodging is a steaming pot of stew, thick and rich and brimming with long-cooked flavor. Apart from filling your belly, stews and braises that need …

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16 Party-Friendly Sandwiches for Your Super Bowl Bash

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>If you're throwing a Super Bowl party this Sunday, there's absolutely nothing wrong with feeding your guests on an assortment of gooey, fatty appetizers, creamy dips, and crispy wings. But if you want to fill them up without …

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25 Delicious Super Bowl Party Dips

Dips might just be the perfect Super Bowl party food: They're satisfying but not overly filling, simple to make in large quantities, and easy to eat with eyes glued to the screen. Though we have a bunch of other snacks and finger foods to suit all your game-day needs, you could do worse than to …

Super-Simple, Super-Spicy Mongolian Beef Recipe

"This is a great-tasting recipe that is easy to prepare ahead and takes minutes to actually cook it! Serve with rice and veggie side for a nice …

Dinner in 20: Make Foolproof Pasta Carbonara Without Scrambling (Eggs)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p><i>Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some chickens, E-I-E-I-O So he took those chickens and grabbed their eggs, E-I-E-I-O And on his farm he had some cows, E-I-E-I-O So he milked those cows and made some Parmigiano-Reggiano, E-I-E-I-O And on</i> …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Ultimate Beef Wellington

GalleryThe Food Lab: How to Make the Ultimate Beef Wellington<p>The prime rib might be the King of the holiday table, but if I had to nominate one roast for the triple threat of Dictator-For-Life, President, <b>and</b> First Tiger, it'd be the Beef Wellington. Surely, there is no more decadent roast in the …

The Food Lab: Hasselback Potato Gratin (These Might Be the Best Potatoes Ever)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Every online food recipe trend has its watershed moment, the point at which it goes from being a fun project to going full-on viral. It's usually when bacon gets added to it. It's the moment when every blog and Instagram feed is so saturated with it that even …

The Secrets of the Juiciest, Most Tender and Flavorful Italian-American Meatballs

This week at Serious Eats is all about meatballs in all of their glorious forms. We'll share some of our favorite restaurant meatballs (from all different cuisines), and we'll feature recipes for great ones to make at home. Kicking it off this week is none other than the Italian-American meatball, …

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The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Yorkshire Puddings

Back when I was earning my wage as a cook at a co-ed fraternity house, I received a special dinner request from a few exchange students from Cambridge University: toad-in-the-hole, the classic British dish of sausages baked into a large Yorkshire pudding. Only problem? I had no idea what a …

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The Food Lab: The Secret to Perfect Beef Tenderloin? The Reverse Sear Strikes Again

When it comes to celebratory roasts, especially at the holidays, prime rib has always been my meat of choice, with its full-flavored fattiness and primal ribs. But tenderloin (or "filet mignon," if you want to be all fancy about it), the milder, more tender cut from the other side of the rib cage, …

17 Easy Breakfasts to Feed a Crowd

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Unless you have a big immediate family (or work the line at a hot brunch spot), you probably don't often cook breakfast for a large group. But when you do, it's a relief—nay, a must—to have some easy recipes to …

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The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Prime Rib

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Is there anything more truly beautiful than a perfect prime rib? A deep brown crust crackling with salt and fat, sliced open to reveal a juicy pink center that extends from edge to edge, the faint but distinct funk …

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brownie ice cream sandwiches

Within reason, I think if you’re craving something, you should go for it, although this theory is mostly born of my own poor logic. I’ve all too many …

sticky toffee pudding

Prior to last month, I had spent exactly zero minutes of my life thinking about date cake, craving date cake or noting the absence of date cake in my …

crispy chewy chocolate chip cookies

Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.<p>Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a …

chocolate swirl buns

A few years ago, I conquered one of what has to be one of the seven wonders of my culinary world, chocolate babka. Babka, if you’re new to it, poor …

sweet and smoky oven spareribs

On the kind of clear-skied, warm summer evening when people without sleepless, feverish babies to tend to were drinking beers outside and grilling on …

double chocolate banana bread

I have a theory that Mondays are for repentance, for undoing whatever damages to your liver, psyche or saddlebags you’ve done over the weekend. …

cheesecake-marbled brownies

Rumor has it that pregnancy doesn’t just lead to swollen ankles, an insatiable need for peanut butter and a belly that causes what I will have to …

purple plum torte

This may look like an ordinary piece of plum cake, but it is not. It is a famous plum cake, so renowned that I suspect half of you out there have …

Love Italian Food? 5 Essential Cookbooks for Your Collection

For a cuisine with so many rabid fans and iconic dishes, Italian food can also be enigmatic. It's profoundly varied across the country's many regions, infamously rooted in tradition, and often romanticized—a narrative of rich sauces and delicate pastas passed down from one generation to the next, …

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How to Make a Killer Fully Loaded Iceberg Wedge Salad

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>The other day I looked at the thermometer outside my New York City kitchen window and it read 105°F. Clearly, I need a new thermometer. And yet, even if it isn't <i>that</i> hot out, it's definitely been getting warm enough …

21 Juicy Burger Recipes for Your July 4th Cookout

A great burger with a charred crust and a juicy, savory interior is a cornerstone of summer's best cookouts. It doesn't hurt that it's also one of those crowd-pleasing foods that's easy to make in bulk. Unfortunately, a lot of impromptu burgers wind up dry, flavorless, overcooked, and all-around …

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How to Sprout Your Own Grains, Beans & Seeds (No Sunshine Required)

<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: In a matter of days, give the dry grains, beans, and seeds languishing in your pantry a fresh start—and give yourself a seriously nutritious, delicious,</i> …

14 Things Parks & Recreation Taught Us about Food

Tomorrow night, we say goodbye to the goobers at the parks department of Pawnee, Indiana. Leslie Knope will probably cope with the season finale by eating a nonreligious number of waffles smothered in whipped cream. Ron Swanson will likely top his with a variety of pork products and dunk it in …

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7 Salad Dressings That Aren't Basic Vinaigrette

Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls

This just in: <i>Sweet rolls are taking over the universe.</i><p>At least that’s the conclusion one might draw if they read my site regularly and see the …