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29 Movie Snacks You'll Want to Sneak In

We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it.<p><b>We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies</b>, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it. Ideal movie snacks are bottomless and keep you snacking happy long …

Snacks

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

Books

10 Tested and Perfected Classic Southern Recipes

There's something deeply satisfying about Southern cooking. From red velvet cupcakes to buttermilk biscuits, these classic recipes won't disappoint!<p><b>1. Red Velvet Cupcakes</b><p>With their subtle chocolate flavor, deep mahogany color and lavish swirl of cream cheese frosting on top, who could possibly …

Why the Simplest Recipes Are Still Worthwhile

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: The dinnertime antidote for tired, uninspired days.</i><p>This isn’t a complicated recipe: A handful of fresh, crunchy vegetables and a can of …

Recipes

34 Cooking Moments When You Know You've Nailed It

It's hard to tell when you've finally achieved the ideal pan-seared fish skin or grill marks on a steak. These photos show us how it's done so you can get it right every time.<p><b>There comes a moment in every cook's life</b> when you know you got it right. The butter's ideally melted, the steak's expertly …

Cooking

35 Weeknight Vegetarian Recipes to Embrace #MeatlessMonday

These hearty vegetarian mains prove going meatless isn't all salads.<p><b>With so many tasty, hearty vegetarian</b> options, it's never been easier to skip the meat for a day or two. These vegetarian mains are filling and fast enough to get on the table tonight.

Vegetarian Food

5 Easy Vodka Cocktails

It's an easy bottle to call on when you're looking for a simple cocktail to mix up at home.<p>Arguably the world's most agreeable spirit, vodka is the blank canvas of the cocktail world. Its neutral flavor profile makes it a chameleon in the glass, acting as a spirited clean slate from which other …

9 Delicious Dressings That Make Anything Taste Awesome

It's all about the dressing. These homemade salad dressings are so delicious, you'll want to eat them with a spoon.<p>It's all about the dressing. These homemade salad dressings are so delicious, you'll want to eat them with a spoon.<p><b>1. Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing</b><p>Cool, creamy, tangy and …

Recipes

Yay, Ramps! A Primer on Springtime Alliums

Ramps are great, but don't discount scallions, leeks, and chives—here's how to use all of spring's best alliums.<p>Tender springtime greens and lettuces seem to get all the attention once the weather warms up, but we're just as fond of our farmers' market's more pungent offerings. From ramps to …

10 Easy Easter Sides You Can Make In Under an Hour

Brighten your Easter table with some flavorful fare you can whip up fast.<p><b>1. Sautéed Asparagus and Peas</b><p>In this simple and elegant side dish, sweet green peas and asparagus are quickly sautéed with butter, shallots, and a touch of honey. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Warm Couscous Salad with Apricot …

Recipes

The Four Healthiest DIY Salad Dressings Ever

You try to fill your salad plate with organic produce and would never dream of sprinkling on bacon bits (unless they were grass fed, of course). So …

5 fresh new ways to use up leftover ham

The Easter Bunny — and the relatives — came and went and, man, do you have a lot of leftover ham. Never fear. You needn’t resign yourself to eating ham sandwiches all week. Here are five clever ways to incorporate leftover ham into dishes that taste totally new. Inspiration, served!<p>1. Smokey ham, …

Oven Roasted Balsamic Carrots

This carrot recipe is so good! The vinegar makes naturally sweet carrots, even sweeter. I love them so much, I've been making them several times a week. Each ᅡᄒ cup serving has just 57 calories, 2 grams of fat and 1 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Such a simple and delicious vegetable dish to serve …

Weight Watchers

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Macaroni and cheese expert Catherine Lamb is showing you how to make this American classic -- and a top</i> …

Recipes

Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Soup

I am a big fan of cauliflower mashers-a wonderful healthy substitute for real mashed potatoes. However, I recently had the opportunity to try cauliflower soup for the first time and now I cannot get enough of its comforting delicious taste.<p>I am a big fan of cauliflower mashers-a wonderful healthy …

Recipes

17 Top Bartenders' Desert Island Cocktails

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Andy Kryza/Thrillist</i><p>One of the most common lies we tell ourselves is "just one drink," but what if you had to choose one... for the rest of your life? It's tough to select one drink to be stuck with on a proverbial desert island, and even more so if your life is dedicated to …

6 Cocktail Recipes for Spring

Spring is in the air -- and in our cocktail glasses -- thanks to these seasonally inspired sips.<p>Spring is in the air -- and in our cocktail glasses -- thanks to these seasonally inspired sips. Whether you're searching for that perfect springy brunch cocktail or just looking for a simple porch …

Wine & Spirits

One-Pot Paleo Recipes That Are Equal Parts Simple And Delicious

Cooking Paleo? It doesn't have to be so tough!<p>Adhering to any diet can be a challenge, especially when that diet restricts the kinds of foods you're used to eating daily. No dairy, no grains, no processed sugar. Those are the key rules of the Paleo Diet, a meal plan structured around the supposed …

Recipes

How to Make the Best Egg Sandwich Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: The Eastman Egg Company gives us the insider tips on putting together an egg sandwich so good, you'll look</i> …

How to Make a Custardy French Omelet

The key to a sumptuous, custardy omelet? Technique—and a lot of patience.<p>Here's the good news: You can absolutely make this sumptuous, custardy French omelet at home. Even better news: Though it may take a few tries to get it perfect, even your "failures" will be delicious. We put <b>Petit Trois</b> chef</b> …

Breakfast

Abruzzi Fish Stew

It's perfect to cook up in a large vat in the summer for a big family get-together or in small batches when you just want to a good hot, fresh fish stew. (It only takes 20 to 30 minutes to make!)<p>When I first met my former father-in-law, whose parents were from Abruzzi, Italy, all he could talk …

Recipes

Southern Food Expert Virginia Willis on What Everyone Gets Wrong about Southern Food

<i>We're sitting down with our favorite writers and cooks to talk about their upcoming projects, their best food memories, and just about anything else. This article is brought to you by Ten Speed Press. Head here to pick up a copy of Lighten Up, Y’all.</i><p><i>Today: Virginia Willis brings to the table a new</i> …

Fried Chicken

Your New Favorite Chocolate Cake

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: The perfect chocolate cake recipe has been sitting in your pantry all along, patiently waiting for you to discover it.</i><p>Today feels like …

Recipes

8 Wedding Destinations That Are Positively Swoon-Worthy

Weddings are fun. But, destination weddings, with their built-in vacation status, are even better. As a bride, though, you want to make sure you’re …

Weddings

Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity

Do parents, especially mothers, spend enough time with their children?<p>Though American parents are with their children more than most any parents in the world, many feel guilty because they don't believe it's enough. That's because there's a widespread cultural assumption that the time parents, …

M&M Brownies Every Bunny Will Love!

M&M Brownies made adorable with festive Easter M&Ms. These are a treat every bunny will love!<p>Hello, Food Fanatic fans! I'm back with another easy chocolate recipe for you. I'm really digging being the resident chocolate addict. It's a pretty cool gig.<p>My family and friends always ask me why I'm …

10 Easter Brunch Recipes That Will Become Family Favorites

Whether you are looking for something sweet, savory, healthy or indulgent this Easter, I've got you covered. And the best part -- all of these Easter recipes are incredibly easy.<p>Whether you are looking for something sweet, savory, healthy or indulgent this Easter, I've got you covered. And the best …

Recipes

A Healthy Snack for the Junk Food Junkie!

Et voila: This snack is seriously delicious, and I didn't even eat it all in one sitting. Probably because all that fiber from the fruit had me feeling full in no time.<p>Ok, chicadees, your loving prof has a confession to make.<p>Ready?<p>Here it is:<p>I am a junk. Food. Junkie.<p>Ask anyone who knows me.<p>I can't …

German Potato Salad

This delicious recipe is for people who don't appreciate large amounts of mayo in their side dishes.<p>German potato salad has haunted me a good portion of my life. My very first boyfriend, of German decent, used to talk about this wonder of the world all the time. Why a teenager would wax poetic …

Potatoes

Father Offers Wisdom to His Kids Through Powerful Double

Florida-based photographer Brandon Kidwell uses his artistic skills as a powerful way to give valuable advice to his kids. In a series titled <i>Wisdom For My Children, Life Lessons Through Photos</i>, he creates double-exposure images that convey different teachings. It's a personal project that took form …