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A Brilliant Tomato Cocktail That’s Not a Bloody Mary

Tomatoes seem ideal for cocktails—they’re brightly colored and vividly flavored—so why do they get used only for Bloody Marys?<p>Tomatoes seem ideal for …

31 Thirst-Quenching Drinks for Labor Day

If you're throwing a Labor Day bash this year, your guests will need a few beverages to cool off with after all those smoky, charred dishes from the grill. Beer and wine are probably necessary—see our picks here for great, affordable summer wines—but a good cocktail or two, like a lemony …

97 Brunch Recipes to Make This Weekend

At-home brunch means no waiting in line, plus: eating in pajamas! These leisurely homemade brunch ideas will help you do it up in style.<p><b>An at-home brunch means no waiting in line</b>, as many mimosas as your heart desires, and, best of all, eating in your pajamas. These recipes will help you tackle a …

Chocolate Cake Baked in an Orange Recipe

Ingredients (2)<p>10 oranges<br>• 1 recipe chocolate cake batter, prepared in advance (box mix is fine)<p>Think baking a cake is impossible while camping? Think …

5 Tips for the Perfect Grilled Fish Sandwich

<i>This summer, Christine Burns Rudalevige of The Family Fish Project is on a mission to help us cook and eat more seafood at home.</i><p><i>Today: Move over, lobster roll -- grilled fish wants a turn.</i><p>Lobster rolls get all the seasonal seafood sandwich love. I’m not here to debate the merits of their moment in …

This Labor Day, Make a Punch

If you're looking to offer an cocktail alternative to the standard cooler of beer at your Labor Day barbecue, the prospect can quickly become daunting. Mixing drinks for a group while upholding the standards of finely crafted cocktails is when the desire for a bottle sour mix or a plastic handle of …

A Trick for Better Lunch Sandwiches

<i>As a defiant respone to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: The trick to better lunch sandwiches is hiding in your office vending machine.</i><p>A week's …