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DIY Rice Powder Scrub: an Asian Skin Whitening Secret I Homemade Skin Brightening Mask.

How to Grow a Pothos Plant in Water<p>Mario Planter Box<p>Crate Lamp/Shelf! Made From Reused Material!!<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>How many ml the milk …

This Clever Duvet Cover Trick is Going to Change Your Life

The "duvet burrito" makes changing your cover SO much easier.<p>Nothing says frustrating like trying to put on a duvet cover by yourself. In a world of iPhones, robo-vacuums, and all sorts of tech gadgets, you'd think we would have found a simpler solution to this cumbersome housekeeping task by now. …

Bedrooms

Bay Scallop Chowder Recipe on Food52

• 3 tablespoons unsalted butter<br>• 2 ounces thickly sliced smoked bacon, finely chopped<br>• 1 large onion, finely chopped<br>• 1 large garlic clove, minced<br>• 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper<br>• 6 cups bottled clam broth<br>• 6 cups chicken stock or canned low-sodium broth<br>• Bouquet garni made with 2 bay leaves, 5 fresh parsley …

Recipes

20 Ancient Quotes To Inspire You When You Need A Kick In The Ass

By Peter Burns,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1vCsKwf<p>Many people today lead hard lives, full of stress, worry, and unfulfilled dreams. However when …

Todd Coleman's Potato Gratin

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>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. "This is the kind of food you close your eyes to eat," our Social Media Manager Rachel Christensen said, after tasting the gratin pictured here, made exactly as …

Recipes

How to Make Miso Soup 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:</i> <i>Let a savory, warming broth be the blank canvas of your winter meals.</i><p>Resolutions aside, January is the time …

Flavors

New England Spider Cake

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>This is a two-bowl, all-of-the-ingredients-are-already-in-your-pantry sort of cake. It belongs on your post-holiday brunch table—and not only because you can make it at 8 A.M. on December 26. Throw together the batter when you realize you spent so much time fussing over holiday meals …

Recipes

Honey-Glazed Salmon with Black Bean Ragout Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and diced<p>¼ cup plus 2 Tbsp. olive oil<p>1 medium onion, chopped<p>1 tsp. ground cumin<p>2 15-ounce cans black …

Herb Ravioli Soup

This pretty soup takes on an added delicacy if you use ravioli made with thinly rolled pasta, but it's good with the sturdier type too. Prep and Cook …

Pork Stew with White Beans and Butternut Squash

• 2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 3 pounds pork shoulder, well-marbled, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes<br>• Kosher salt<br>• 1 medium onion, diced<br>• 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped<br>• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard<br>• 1 tablespoon tomato paste<br>• 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika<br>• 2 cups diced tomatoes (fresh or canned)<br>• 2 cups homemade or low sodium …

Recipes

Roasted Sausage, Tomatoes, and Peppers

• 10 ounces small sweet peppers<br>• 1 pound (about 10) medium tomatoes on the vine<br>• 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes<br>• 2 garlic cloves, sliced<br>• 1 tablespoon olive oil<br>• Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<br>• 4 links (about 1 pound) fresh mild Italian sausage<p>Heat the broiler with a rack about 3 inches from the heat …

Recipes

Country Style Vegetable Soup with Fermented Black Beans and Tofu Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I found inspiration for this soup in a dish I first tasted shortly after I arrived in San Francisco nearly three decades ago. Before moving here from New York, one of the partners at my firm there recommended a tiny hole in the wall on edge of Chinatown. (Good information like that …

Recipes

How to Make Frozen Yogurt Cookbook Release and Giveaway! (Closed)

This week marks the official release of my latest cookbook, <i>How to Make Frozen Yogurt</i>. The book is part of Storey’s Basics series and it is …

2 Better-for-You Dessert Recipes

Nothing says romance like making a homemade dessert for your loved one. But these aren’t just any desserts I’m talking about. These sweet nothings …

Butter-Basted Halibut Steaks with Capers

4 Servings<p>Get the pan smoking hot so the halibut won’t stick. Let it get a good sear on the first side, which will also help it release.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 14–16-oz. bone-in halibut steaks (1”–1¼” thick)<p>Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>¼ cup (½ stick) …

Seafood

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Gruyere

• 1 tablespoon butter<br>• 8 ounces mushrooms - any variety you like - sliced<br>• 1 clove garlic, minced<br>• 1/2 teaspoon thyme<br>• Salt and pepper<br>• 4 large eggs<br>• 1/3 cup shredded Gruyere<br>• 2 tablespoons heavy cream<p>Heat your oven to 400F. Melt the butter in a medium sauté pan over medium high heat. When the butter is foaming, …

Recipes

How to Make Snack Mix Without a Recipe, Savory or Sweet

<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: With just 4 steps and a trip to the spice cabinet, you can elevate all of the snacks already in your pantry</i> …

Recipes

The 4-Ingredient Martinez

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>A deceptively simple, 4-ingredient cocktail for before dinner, after work, and during any cocktail party</i> …

Vermouth

Homemade Gluten-Free Peanut Sauce

<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 her recipe for nutritious, from-scratch peanut sauce, Phoebe Lapine from Feed Me Phoebe</i> <i></i><i>might single-handedly shut down the Chinese take-out</i> …

Recipes

Yellow Split Pea Dal

You can easily master this classic Indian dish in a rice cooker. If your cooker comes with a steamer basket, try steaming fresh cauliflower or …

Broccoli Raab with Spicy Peanut-Miso Dressing

Related Recipes<p>This soba salad is a great take-along lunch because the flavors of the peanut dressing develop over time. <i>...read more</i><p>Cold noodle …

Ginger-Garlic Tofu

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 25 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Chef Rene Ortiz of Sway in Austin, cooks a lot of tofu for his young vegetarian son. “He loves it,” says Ortiz, “and in order for all of us to eat it, it has to taste like something.” Ortiz’s solution: Let the porous tofu soak up the flavors of malty …

Teriyaki Salmon

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 10 min<p>The salmon absorbs more teriyaki flavor as it sits, making it even better (and breakfast that much quicker) if done in advance.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>1 pound salmon fillet, cut into 8 pieces<p>¼ cup Canal House Teriyaki Sauce (click for …

Seafood

Quinoatmeal with Apple and Toasted Walnuts

1 serving<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup red quinoa<p>1/4 cup steel-cut oats<p>1/2 cup almond milk, plus more for serving<p>1 pinch kosher salt<p>1 pinch ground cinnamon, plus more for serving<p>1 tbsp chopped walnuts<p>1/2 apple, shredded<p>Recipe Preparation<p>The night before cooking, rinse quinoa thoroughly and drain. Combine …

Recipes

Coconut-Date Bites Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup sesame seeds<br>• 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut<br>• 10 Medjool dates, pitted (1½ cups)<br>• 1/2 tsp. kosher salt<br>• 1/2 tsp. ground …

How to Condition and Plant a Bale of Straw for Gardening

Conditioning and Planting a Bale of Straw for Gardening.<p>When it comes to thrifty, versatile ways to garden, it’s hard to beat gardening using a bale …

Gardening

This Secret Beauty Weapon Is In Your Pantry

A hot bowl of oatmeal works wonders for your spirits on a cold Monday morning. But one form of the heart-healthy grains in particular—colloidal …

Skin Care