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11 Amazing Cocktails That Require Only 2 Ingredients

We love experimenting with homemade bitters and infused syrups as much as the next aspiring mixologist (just take a peek at our bar cart if you want …

Watch a Jawbreaker Face Off Against a Red-Hot Ball of Nickel

Have you ever wondered wanted to subject your favorite candies to glowing, red-hot metal? Now, thanks to this video from Carsandwater, you can indulge the destructive fantasy. In the video, a ball of hot, incandescent nickel is placed atop a large jawbreaker candy. The candy fights back, sputtering …

Never drink a boring beer again, thanks to these beer tea bags

It’s more than just a tea bag, it’s a specially crafted infusing sachet filled with magical beer-bettering goodness, and it’ll make sure that you …

Harry Potter

5 Ways to Flavor Your Butter with Fresh Herbs

<i>Today: Make compound butter your back pocket powerhouse for pasta, grilled cheese, and winning hostess gifts.</i><p>Oh, butter: We love you so. Whether smeared on toast, loaded into croissants, or sitting atop our steaks, butter never lets us down. Then we asked ourselves, is it possible to make butter …

Bloody Beers

8 Servings<p>Duane Sorenson says this beer cocktail is “the best of both worlds: Bloody Mary meets Michelada. It gives so much, and asks for so little in return.”<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes<p>8 lime wedges<p>2 cups tomato juice<p>8 tablespoons fresh lime …

England

You've Never Used Fresh Herbs In These Ways...And You Won't Want To Stop

Think outside the pesto with these new ideas.<p>When summer comes, herbs start growing like weeds. Think outside the pesto with these new ideas.

Spicy Lobster Pasta

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>There’s something special about lobster you’ve prepared yourself, but if cooking one on a weeknight isn’t your speed, buy cooked lobster or shrimp instead.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces spaghetti<p>Kosher salt<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 tablespoons …

Seafood

Hash Browns, Tacos, and Beyond: 10 Savory Recipes for Breakfast Potatoes

GalleryHash Browns, Tacos, and Beyond: 10 Savory Recipes for Breakfast Potatoes<p>More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Potato, poh-tah-to. However you pronounce it, the humble potato is the perfect blank canvas for savory breakfasts. They're hearty and …

Breakfast

No-Knead Pizza Dough

Makes six 10"–12" pizzas Servings<p>Active Time: 90 min<p>This pizza dough recipe is by no-knead king Jim Lahey. It's only 3 ingredients—you've got this.<p>March 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>7 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (1000 grams) plus more for shaping dough<p>4 teaspoons fine sea salt<p>1/2 teaspoon active dry …

Baking

My Favorite Mostly Cheap, Very Easy, and Extremely Good-Tasting Recipe

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: A late-night staple that wants to be your 5-ingredient, 10-minute meal -- even in the light of day.</i><p>I’m not quite sure when I stumbled upon these scrambled egg tacos. I …

Fancy a Harvey Weissbanger? How to make cocktails from beer

Most people don't associate beer with cocktails, but top mixologists are increasingly turning lager and ales into dazzling drinks<p>A sceptical attitude toward mixing other ingredients with beer goes back a long time. "There’s not much you can ‘do’ with beer, except indulge in the pleasant task of …

17 Bread Recipes to Bake Your Way to Yeasty, Chewy Goodness

These 17 homemade breads are impressive, delicious, and (bonus!) will make your whole house smell great.<p><b>Nothing makes us feel quite as accomplished</b> as a homemade loaf of bread fresh out of the oven. From pillowy, salt-topped Parker House rolls to the ultimate sandwich loaf, here are 11 ways to …

Baking

25 Recipes Starring Beer, So You Can Consume More Beer

You'll need two brewskis for these recipes: One for the pot, and one to quench your thirst.<p><b>Who doesn't like a good brew?</b> We love the stuff so much, we found 25 great ways to put it in our food—from beer-battered onion rings to chocolate truffles.

Cooking

7 Non-Boring Chicken Recipes

News flash: Chicken doesn't have to be boring. So instead of making the same old, same old, spice up dinner with one of these seven inventive chicken …

25 Ways to Cook With Canned Tomatoes, Your Pantry Hero

Pass the can opener—these tomato-based recipes are all about fresh flavors...straight from a pantry staple.<p><b>Sure, sure—we're waiting around for spring</b> (and the vegetables that come with it) just like everybody else. In the meantime, we're reaching for the nearest can of tomatoes when we need a hit …

Cooking

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

18 Homemade Salsas to Make This Summer

Stop buying the jarred stuff right now.<p>There is no greater testament to salsa's amazingness than its ability to make you eat an entire bag of …

7 New Ways to Get Your Avocado Fix

Avocados are, like, <b>so hot right now</b>. They've been sweeping breakfasts across the country with <b>avocado toast</b> while holding up its reputation as the <b>crowd-pleasing guac</b>. But it's time to really put this bad boy to work. Check out these different ways to eat the most-Instagrammed food of our time.<p><b>1.</b> …

Healthy Eating

A Simple Recipe and Tutorial on How to Make Mickey Mouse Pancakes

Dave Hax (previously) recently shared a simple recipe and tutorial on how to make a fun pancake sculpture of Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks‘ iconic …

Mickey Mouse

Winner of Your Best Potato Recipe 2.0

<i>We've partnered with Idaho Potatoes to bring you the latest contest,</i> <i>Your Best Recipe with Potatoes 2.0</i><i>. Congratulations to the winner,</i> <i>Kat Suletzki</i> <i>for her</i> <i>Hasselback Potato Skillet Bake</i><i>.</i><p><b>Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way you think about food and/or cooking.</b><br>My <i>opi</i> …

How to Make an Egg in a Basket a.k.a. Toad in a Hole a.k.a. Hen in a Nest

No matter what you call it, a fried egg in a piece of toast is one of our favorite breakfasts. This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to get it right.<p><b>No matter what you call it</b>, an egg in a basket is one of our favorite ways to make fried eggs feel extra special. Here's our technique for a …

Breakfast

How to Make a Better Homemade Pizza With Mario Batali

How to make a better homemade pizza, from a man who knows his pie: This video shows you how with tips from Chef Mario Batali.<p>You don't have to be an Italian to cook like one. That's what chef <b>Mario Batali</b> says, and as the owner of such gems like Del Posto, Babbo, and Lupa, he's a man who knows …

Kitchens

Hone Sweet Hone: How to Sharpen Your Knives, Any Which Way

<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: Treat your knives well, and they'll love you back. Here's how to sharpen your most essential tool, any which way.</i><p><i>.,</i><p>The world’s sharpest knives belong to …

How To Cook An Egg Inside Out And Pull Off The Ultimate Practical Yolk

Today in Things You Never Knew You Needed To Know And Probably Don't Need To Know But Still Kind Of Want To Know news, we learn to boil an egg inside out. That's right, folks! While we're all accustomed to a yellow yolk encircled by gummy whites, this trick will put the egg's thing down, flip it …

Breakfast

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

What's better than cookies? Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies, of course. That's why they are the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to</i> …

Dessert

Cooking, with Music: Recipes from Rockin' Cookbooks

Tonight the whole world is watching the 57th annual Grammy Awards with bated breath. What if Beyoncé does <i>not</i> win album of the year? (If you are reading this after the fact and Beyoncé has not won, at least we know the world goes on.)<p>We thought about providing recipes for party snacks to eat with …

61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

Italian Food

How to Make Shed's Casually Elegant California-Inspired Food at Home

Miles Thompson, the chef at Shed in Sonoma County, is cooking the kind of inspiring, locally-sourced California fare we want to make at home.<p>Shed, the 10,000-square-foot space that's part store, part café, part events center, and part fermentation bar, is the kind of magical place you can only find …

Sonoma County