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Slow-cooker magic: Make Christmas morning special with this deluxe overnight oatmeal

If you still haven't tried making oatmeal in your slow cooker, you're in for a real treat. This make-ahead oatmeal serves a whole houseful of relatives and couldn't be easier to prepare the night before, so it's perfect for Christmas morning. With just a stir and a push of a button, you can throw …

Breakfast

23 Slow Cooker Desserts You Need To Make This Winter

Pulled pork can wait. There's cake to eat.

Todd Coleman's Potato Gratin

<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 potato gratin that cooks in half the time, can be made ahead, and -- best of all -- lets you have control all the way through.</i><p>There's an ideal potato …

How to Make a Cake Platter out of Cardboard

<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: Travel in style -- here's how to hack a pretty cake platter out of materials you already have at home.</i><p>So you've baked a cake to take to a potluck or …

December Party Wines: What to Bring, What to Leave on The Shelf

On the eve of 2014's final gatherings, one thing is certain about the gifts we'll bear. The wines -- more than usual -- will be under scrutiny. Quite simply, the wines have to be good.<p>Downsizing wine anxiety is always key, as much now as at any time. Here's how you can choose thoughtful, easy gifts …

Top 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2014: Editors' Picks

From a snake virgin birth to a real-life unicorn, 2014 was a banner year for the bizarre. See our editors' picks for weirdest animal stories.

How to Prep Kale

<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: Stop avoiding kale. All it needs is a little massaging to reveal its soft, sweet -- well, sweeter -- side.</i><p>You can't avoid kale. It's in salad! It's in …

Alon Shaya's Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Cauliflower becomes centerpiece, and a stunning vegetarian main is born.</i><p>As you already know, cauliflower takes well to roasting. All those clammy, starchy …

Recipes

How to Dry Brine a Turkey

The turkey is the star of a classic Thanksgiving table. And, like a real-life celebrity, turkey can be fussy, difficult, and a general drama queen. But when it's good, it's <i>really</i> good. From the fight for the drumsticks to the final snap of the wishbone, Turkey Day just isn't complete …

Butter And Herb Roast Turkey Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday -- I slow-bake an 18-20 pound turkey at 325°F in my huge granite ware pan. The turkey is cooked with the steam that builds up in the pan, and then basted and finished on high heat to crisp and brown the skin. The meat is tender and juicy and very …

Russ Parsons' Dry-Brined Turkey (a.k.a. The Judy Bird)

<i>Every week, Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The simplest possible technique for a succulent turkey. It will forgive you if you overcook it. You can do it while you're defrosting the bird, if you so choose. And best of all, it</i> …

52 Stripes Tea Towel on Food52

Studiopatró<p>52 Stripes Tea Towel<p>$24<p>Designed for, and inspired by, Food52.<p>Designer Christina Weber created this towel just for Food52. Inspired by an old photo of Picasso (in a striped shirt, at a striped table), the handprinted linen towel features 52 bright blue intersecting stripes. These towels …

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 …

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Hot Cocoa

<i>This article is brought to you by our friends at Electrolux as part of an ongoing series focusing on seasonal ingredients for the holidays. This month we're talking chocolate.</i><p><i>Today: There's no better way to warm up this winter than with a mug of hot chocolate -- here are 5 ways to spice up your</i> …

The Perfect Breakfast Casserole for Christmas Morning!

I can’t believe it is almost Christmas! I’m finishing up my Christmas shopping, and I plan on spending the next week or so making food! :-) OK, I …

18 Easy Party Dips You Can Make In A Slow Cooker

When in doubt, dip.

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

Creativity

An Adorable, Illustrated Guide to Learning Sign Language

<b>Have you ever wanted to learn sign language, but found it too difficult?</b> Chicago-based artist and illustrator Alex Solis has come up with a solution: …

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

Baking

Raspberry Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes

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 …

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 …

Insiders leak spec sheet for the Samsung Galaxy A7

Samsung has recently released its metallic bodied Galaxy A3 and A5, but the third entry in the series, the highly anticipate Galaxy A7, was strangely absent from the October launch. We are still waiting for an official word regarding this handset from Samsung, but industry insiders have apparently …