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38 Anthropologie Hacks

Ever walk around Anthropologie and think "I could make this stuff myself for so much cheaper"? Here's how you can!

Spicy Udon Noodles with Peppercorns, Mushrooms + Chinese Broccoli

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: A fresh and satisfying bowl of garlicky vegetables and noodles, easily customized to your liking.</i><p>Near my favorite Indian market in the outskirts of Dallas is a strip …

Basic Marinade for Stir-Fried Meats Recipe

Whether it's chicken, pork, or beef, this marinade is my go-to recipe when I want to cook a quick stir-fry dinner. It takes 30 minutes to marinate and another 10 to 15 minutes to stir-fry everything.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Salt and soy sauce tenderize meat, help it retain moisture, and increase its …

Dirty Brown Rice with Shrimp

5<p><i>5 / 5 (2 Reviews)</i><p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i> Leave a review »<p>7 Freestyle Points 346.5 calories<p><b>Total Time:</b><p>45 minutes<p>A healthier twist on a Cajun …

Soba Noodle Salad with Caramelized Chicken and Chili Oil

Soba Noodle Salad with Caramelized Chicken and Chili Oil.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 5, 2014 67<p>I had the best of intentions yesterday.<p>I tell you this now, while …

Taiwan Eats: Pan-Fried Rice Noodles

Perfect for feeding a crowd or a solo meal on the fly, this simple noodle recipe is a standard of home-style Taiwanese fare. It can be made with everyday pantry items and a few slivered vegetables, but for more heartiness, I sometimes add a small amount of thinly sliced pork. While these components …

10 Spring Pastas

Seeing the vibrant splashes of green on our plates and in our bowls each year is more than just a small joy — it's a chance to embrace the season's bounty in any way we can. Here, we're revisiting 10 pasta dishes that make way for the bright and the green. Pasta: Shed your wintry bologneses and …

Vietnamese Caramel Pork Stir Fry

30-Minute Vietnamese Caramel Pork Stir Fry.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 1, 2014 102<p>THESE BOWLS! (caps necessary)<p>I want to dive inside and eat my way out.<p>We are …

Wonton Noodle Soup With Chicken and Shiitakes Recipe

This simple soup combines dried shiitake mushrooms with thin wonton noodles, chicken, and scallions in a light chicken and mushroom broth. It's an easy but filling meal with delicate flavors and a soul-satisfying warmth. The secret is all in the mushrooms.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>We make a quick but …

One-Pot Wonders: Orecchiette With Shrimp, Spinach, and Mushrooms

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>The idea for this recipe unfolded as many of mine typically do, from a case of serious food envy. During this particular situation, I was in a restaurant and had ordered a lackluster filet of fish that was over-salted and a little soggy. At the table …

OREO Rice Krispies Treats

Home > Recipes by Category > Bar Desserts > Rice Krispies Treats > OREO Rice Krispies Treats<p>April 2, 2014 // 29 <i>Comments »</i><p>This past Sunday, our …

Easy Stir-Fried Chicken With Ginger and Scallions

This simple and classic stir-fry combines tender strips of lean marinated chicken breast with scallions and ginger. With a marinade that enhances the natural flavor of the chicken while helping it stay moist and juicy, this is the kind of quick and easy meal that is custom-designed to be thrown …

Grilling: Moroccan-Spiced Rack of Lamb

Holidays call for a little splurging. And when it comes to Easter, lamb is an obvious, splurge-worthy choice. I usually end up going with the leg, but after years of holiday leg of lamb recipes, I decided I owed myself a treat and picked up a rack of lamb instead. The question was, what flavors …

Dinner Tonight: Thai Basil Stir-Fry + One-Ingredient Ice Cream

We have good news and bad news. Bad news first: Spring is taking its time getting here. (That's not really news. Sorry to beat a dead horse.)<p>The good news? The days of early sundowns and snow flurries are behind us.<p>Now, as we find ourselves in seasonal purgatory, eating seasonally is less of a …

13 Five-Ingredient Dinners

This title says it all, people. Because really -- isn't less always more? Here are 13 recipes that will save dinner, time and time again: the ones to lean on, the ones to commit to memory. (They're just five ingredients, after all.)<p>Simple Bolognese by Merrill Stubbs<p>Le Bernardin's Crispy-Skinned …

Crab Masala Fry Recipe

Crab Masala Fry is a fragrant medley of spices and aromatics. Its spicy punch is set off deliciously by the sweet crab meat.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Toasting whole spices and aromatics in oil over low heat helps draw out fat-soluble flavor compounds and triggers complex reactions that improves their …

Steak with Green Peppercorns and Roasted Asparagus

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: A steakhouse-style dinner, for when the craving hits.</i><p>Every once in a long while, I crave a steakhouse dinner: a medium-rare hunk of well-seasoned beef, with …

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

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Marinated Collard Green Salad with Sausage and Gruyère Grits

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: Cheesy grits and sausage, with raw collards for lift.</i><p>Collard greens are quickly associated with long cooking times that slowly nudge the greens towards tenderness. …

46 Kale Recipes We Love

Gallery46 Kale Recipes We Love<p>We love our winter greens, and according to our stats, you do, too! We've pulled together 46 of our favorite kale recipes, from sautés to pastas to freshly blended juices. See them all in the slideshow or jump straight to one of the recipes below.<p>Salads<p>Kale, Apple, and …

Dinner Tonight: Orecchiette With Broccoli Rabe, Spicy Italian Sausage, and Pesto

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Orecchiette with broccoli rabe and sausage is one of those classic Italian pasta dishes. Not that I grew up anything like it—I can't imagine my younger self dealing well with the notoriously bitter vegetable. But after years of drinking Negronis, …

Lavender, Lemon, and Honey Spatchcocked Roast Chicken

I think there is something superlatively romantic about a roast chicken. It may not have the sex appeal of an oyster, but it has romance. You know that that scene at the end of <i>The Great Gatsby</i> when Daisy and Tom sit, plotting over a plate of cold chicken? That's when you knew she loves him. There …

This Week in Recipes

Breakfast<p>Mushrooms, Bacon, and Asparagus Topped With Eggs<p>Appetizers and Sides<p>Pan-Fried Vegetable Dumplings<br>• French Fry Waffles<p>Mains<p>Rotisserie Chicken<br>• Soy-Glazed Roast Chicken<br>• Perfect Pan Seared Pork Chops<br>• Japanese Curry Rice With Hanger Steak<br>• Spicy Tomato Sauce With Lentils and Baked Eggs<br>• Mexican Potato, …

Macaroni and Cheese From Scratch: The Non-Boxed, Still Cheap Alternative

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i></i><p>In this week's installment of <i>Unsavory Confessions of a Food</i> …

14 Recipes to Gorge On This Mardi Gras

<i>Holidays based around eating are ones we would never dream of skipping. Number one on our list this month is Mardi Gras. Here is an updated version of last year's celebratory round-up, with a few tantalizing additions that will really make you hungry:</i><p>You wouldn't know it from the sloppy tourists …

Dinner Tonight: Fried Rice + Miso Salad

Simple fried rice is one of those dishes you eat with your head down, with little or no conversation, and an ice cold beer (not pictured, but highly recommended). Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients -- we're betting that you have most of them in your fridge already. A tangy, salty …

Chocolate French Toast with Strawberries {Baked!}

One of my favorite memories from my newlywed days in our first, slummy, cockroach-ridden apartment (who knew there were cockroaches in Provo, Utah. …

Mushrooms, Bacon, and Asparagus Topped With Eggs Recipe

This play on hash uses the combination of earthy mushrooms, sweet asparagus, and thick cut bacon as the base for runny fried eggs.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients8 strips thick cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces16 ounces button mushrooms, quartered4 sprigs thyme1 pound asparagus, cut into 2- inch …