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10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About 'Gremlins'

"Gremlins" came out 30 years ago, fooling parents with its deceptively cute poster and spawning years of mini-monster inspired films. In honor of the anniversary, here are 10 things you might not know about the horror-comedy classic (we'll just assume you know not to feed a mogwai after …

Shrimp with Mustard-Lime Dipping Sauce

4 Servings<p>Cooking the shrimp with their shells on helps them retain flavor; scoring them along the back lets you remove the vein and makes peeling easier. Win-win.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>shrimp<p>1½ pound shell-on large shrimp<p>Kosher salt<p>¼ cup plus 1 Tbsp. Old Bay seasoning<p>3 lemons, halved<p>2 …

"skinny" low carb mac and cheese ♥

It's comfort food for dinner tonight.. but low carb..dont believe me? Tofu Shirataki noodles.. They also have no cholesterol, 0.5 grams of fat per …

Bacon & Avocado "Sandwiches"

December is chock-full of awesome holidays -- and I'm not just talking about International Ninja Day. That's right, people: Today is Bacon Day.<p>To …

Breakfast

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7 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas

<i>By Melinda Johnson for U.S. News</i><p>Protein tends to be misunderstood. At times, it's flying high on a fad-diet craze, when it seems that half of our population is shunning carbs in favor of a high-protein diet. At other times, protein is forgotten completely, as people order salads with low-fat …

Snickerdoodle Strawberry Shortcakes

<b>Snickerdoodle Strawberry Shortcake</b><p>makes 6 shortcakes<p><b>For the Biscuits:</b><p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1/3 cup granulated sugar<p>2 teaspoon baking powder<p>1/2 …

Easy Fingerling Potato Salad With Creamy Dill Dressing Recipe

The key to the deeply-seasoned potatoes in this tangy and creamy salad is to cook them in water seasoned with salt and vinegar. A dressing flavored with olive oil, sour cream, and dill binds it together.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Adding salt and vinegar to the potato cooking water not only seasons the …

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: With Amber Wilson from For the Love of the South's step by step instructions, making pizza dough no longer has to be reserved for special</i> …

Baking

Cherry Sumac Swizzle Recipe

Sumac, a spice made from the dried fruit of the sumac plant, has long been used to add a tart, floral, almost citrusy (but slightly savory) flavor to Middle Eastern dishes. A classic swizzle is made with rum, lime, sugar, and mountains of crushed ice, but here, the lime is left out, in favor of a …

5 Tricks to Making a Really Excellent Burger

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>From cuts to fat content to seasoning, Cara is teaching you 5 simple</i> …

Blueberry Muffins

Certain recipes never make their way to these pages. Blueberry muffins are a good example. I love blueberry muffins, so I try new recipes whenever I …

How to Make the Perfect Angel Food Cake

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today:</i> …

Black and White Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Black and White Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 6, 2014 59<p>I’m feeling super duper old school.<p>Just look. But.<p>If we really want to …

Oven-Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Saucy Pulled Pork Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 9, 2014 77<p>Sometimes you just need some pork. You know?<p>I know. Oh do I know.<p>This recipe is so totally ME …

Asparagus Ribbon and Whipped Ricotta Pizza

Shaved Asparagus and Whipped Ricotta Pizza.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 15, 2014 67<p>Back in the summer of 1996, there were only three things you could find me …

Biscuit and Gravy Casserole

Instructions<p>Preheat oven to 350F.<p>Coat 9×13 with cooking spray.<p>Cut the biscuits into 1/4 and line the bottom of the pan.<p>Brown the sausage and scatter …

Crazy Brownies

There is absolutely no excuse for these brownies. No excuse at all. And you know what that means…<p>It means they’re gonna be <i>good</i>.<p>The name says it all! …

Ginger-Teriyaki Beef Kebabs Recipe

A ginger-teriyaki marinade and glaze gives these grilled beef kebabs a savory-sweet flavor with just a little bite.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Sirloin tips provide the right balance between tenderness and flavor for kebabs.<br>• Using 1 1/2-inch cubes allows the steak enough time to sear over direct heat and …

Raspberry Crumble Tart Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Yvonne Ruperti | One Bowl Baking | Running Press, 2013<p>Not-too-sweet berries are absolutely scrumptious in this juicy …

Baking

Watermelon Sangria

Whoa…Memorial Day weekend sneaked up on me! What about you?<p>In preparation for a summer filled with barbecues and get-togethers, I wanted to share …

Bacon Pineapple Burgers with Candied Jalepenos and Sweet Chili Mayo

Bacon Pineapple Burgers. (or maybe… OMGburgers)<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 23, 2014 87<p>The real question here is… what do you even do with yourself after eating …

8 Shrimp Dinners

Shrimp, the underdog. Relegated to appetizer food, it awaits the fate of a drenching in overly-sweet cocktail sauce or a mashing into fried patties along with its crustaceous brethren. Its name flung as an insult on schoolyard playgrounds, shrimp even takes a beating outside the kitchen.<p>Needless to …

Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p>Sloppy Joes<p><b>Yield:</b> 4 to 6 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>45 minutes<p>A homemade version of the canned classic I …