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How to Sharpen a Knife With a Waterstone

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>There is nothing more frustrating in the kitchen than a dull knife. Not only does it make prep work a chore and your finished product less attractive, but it's also downright dangerous. A dull blade requires more pressure to cut into a food, and can easily slip …

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Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

Got Easter Candy? Make Easter Candy Bark

Got too much Easter candy? Jelly beans and Cadbury eggs rolling out of little plastic baskets? Here's one way to both use it up and put it over the …

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Killer Homemade Cleaners Made From Vinegar, Baking Soda And Lemon

Store-bought cleaning products can be harsh on your skin and they’re not as natural as they want to seem. So why not make your own cleaners? It’s …

Pesto Grilled Shrimp

<b>Prep Time</b>:<p>10 minutes <b>Marinate Time</b>:<p>20 minutes <b>Cook Time</b>:<p>10 minutes <b>Total Time</b>:<p>40 minutes <b>Servings</b>: 4<p>Light fresh and summery basil pesto marinated grilled …

The Best Way to Quickly & Safely Thaw Frozen Meat

I do my best to plan ahead and let meat thaw slowly in the fridge, but sometimes the mood for a certain dish strikes or company drops by and I just …

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How to Make Texas-Style Smoked Brisket in a Gas Grill

Making a real Texas-style smoked brisket will take all day, but it's eminently doable (even in a gas grill), and you can demand everyone call you "pitmaster"<p>In Texas, barbecue is about beef: specifically brisket, the cut by which any joint is judged. Brisket has become a favorite of restaurant …

The Best Uses for Extra Egg Whites

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Don’t ditch those leftover egg whites.</i><p>We’re a little obsessed with eggs around …

Secret Recipe Club: Homemade Mochaccino Marshmallows | Crumb: A Food Blog

Hurray! It’s time for another installment of the Secret Recipe Club.<p>This month, I was assigned to Cupcakes with Sprinkles, a blog by Meghan, a mother …

Roasted Apple Butter

<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: Carey Nershi from Reclaiming Provincial makes butter from whole apples -- peels, cores, and all.</i><p>Apples are the harbingers of fall in many places, …

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making Beef Stew

From using the wrong cut of beef to overthickening the stew, the most common ways home cooks ruin beef stew<p>It's stew season! We've been taking advantage of the chill in the air, and making warm, cozy dishes like chili, posole, and chicken stew for dinner. But there's one stew to rule them all: beef …

Herb-Roasted Turkey

8 to 10 Servings<p>This is a good option for cold-weather Thanksgivings eaten under threatening skies, since the combination of herbs and citrus provides a house-filling aroma that speaks to sunniness. Garnish with some remaining sprigs of sage and thyme, but be careful with the rosemary, as a little …

How to Deep Fry a Turkey

<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: Deep-fried-turkey master Paul Longton (and our shop editor & stylist Bryce's dad!) gives us the tips -- and the step-by-step process -- for deep frying</i> …

How to Use a French Press

<i>Here at Food52, we're serious about our coffee. So we got our friends over at Stumptown Coffee to teach us everything there is to know about it -- and to make our morning (and afternoon) routines a little bit brighter.</i><p><i>Today: The best way to brew coffee in a French press.</i><p>The French press is likely …

Chicken Potstickers

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Molly Yeh from my name is yeh shares a dumpling recipe that pleases year after year.</i><p><i></i><p>There was a time when approximately half of my diet consisted of potsticker wrappers. …

Everything You Need to Know About Brining

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it every day leading up to Thanksgiving to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to help you host the least stressful Thanksgiving yet. No promises on the crazy</i> …

Make Salted Caramel Sauce from Scratch

Take on the challenge of homemade salted caramel and drizzle over anything and everything<p>There are a lot of important milestones in life: riding a bike, earning your first paycheck, getting married and...making caramel from scratch? Yup. It's a daunting challenge, but you can do it. Come on, you …

How to Make Crème Brûlée

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef and stylist</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today: Grab</i> …

Candied Nuts with Almonds Give a Little Smoke, a Little Spice, and a Little Sweet

This spicy, smoky twist on the classic street-vendor candied nut is perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail hour.<p>Before you even see them, you can smell those sticky-sweet candied nuts you can get at street carts in the Big Apple. That roasty, warm smell travels a whole city block, luring you to the …

How to Poach Fish in Olive Oil

<i>Today: Merrill teaches us how to poach fish in olive oil.</i><p><i>For more about olive oil, visit the Filippo Berio</i> <i>Facebook page</i> <i>for a chance to share your olive oil tips and win a week of cooking classes in Lucca, Italy!</i><p>What if we told you that you could slide some fish into a 275°F oven, forget about it …

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Last week, when the polar vortex, something that ought to be a frozen rum cocktail with an umbrella on top, but is sadly anything but, had begun to …

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies

Hello everyone!How is the new year going so far? Mine is going pretty well! Very occupied again, but very happy to be! Lots of fun stuff going on!As …

16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

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Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

<b>Note</b>: This dish can be made up to two days ahead. Store the potatoes, meat and sauce separately and reheat before serving. It can all also be frozen, if you prefer. Be sure to thaw everything in the refrigerator before trying to reheat anything, though.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Balsamic-Brown Sugar</b> …

English Muffin Bread

A few years ago I told my friend Sandra that I thought she should be selling toast, that it would be the Next Big Thing. I like to think that I was …

How to Make Dairy-Free, Vegan Coconut Ice Cream

<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: Ashley McLaughlin from Edible Perspective's homemade coconut milk ice cream will change the way you think about vegan ice cream forever -- and</i> …

Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice Cakes

Welcome to the second recipe from what I now lovingly refer to as “Ahi Week”!<p>After purchasing a large amount of Ahi Tuna at the Whole Foods Del Mar …