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The girl who gets gifts from birds

<b>Lots of people love the birds in their garden, but it's rare for that affection to be reciprocated. One young girl in Seattle is luckier than most. She feeds the crows in her garden - and they bring her gifts in return.</b><p>Eight-year-old Gabi Mann sets a bead storage container on the dining room table, …

Birds

7 Vegetarian Dinners Even Carnivores Will Devour

Whether you are expecting a vegetarian guest or just want to mix up your family's dinner routine, you'll wow everyone with these meatless meals.<p><b>1. White Bean Ragout</b><p>A quick ragout of white beans, sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs in a robustly flavored broth makes a satisfying vegetarian main …

Forget Kale and Make Spicy, Creamy Collards Instead

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: It's time to take a break from kale and give collard greens the attention they deserve.</i><p>Since kale has taken up residence as everybody’s favorite green, it’s sometimes …

Food

The 15-Second Dinner Party Dessert Plate

<i>BY Sheela Prakash</i><p>It's sophisticated. It's indulgent. And it really only takes a bar of chocolate (or two).<p>This one goes out to all those dinner party hosts who are afraid--or just plain resentful--of dessert: You don't need to make soufflés. You don't need to buy a box of pastries. You don't even …

This Ingredient Takes Sweet Potato Fries to the Next Level

<i>By Sarah-Jane Bedwell</i>, SELF<p><i>photo: Romulo A Yanes</i><p>Did you know that when they're cooked, sweet potatoes' immune-boosting vitamin C content increases, to nearly a quarter of what you need in a day? That's why we're such a fan of crispy sweet potato fries--simply baked or roasted with a little salt and …

The Best Sides for Pork Chops

"Mate, calm down, you're carrying on like a pork chop."<p>Translation: Out of place and embarrassingly foolish. Don't let your pork chops live up to the …

Start the New Year Off Right: 7 Healthy, Fast Weeknight Dinners

<b>1. Blackened Tilapia</b><p>This is one of my favorite fish recipes, and it's super quick and easy. Mild tilapia fillets are dusted with a bold Cajun spice rub, then sautéed in olive oil until crisp and flavorful on the exterior and tender and flaky within. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. White Chicken Chili</b><p>Made with …

11 Ways Maya Angelou Taught Us To Be Better Women

"I'm a woman, phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that's me."<p>Maya Angelou, the beloved author, poet and activist who passed away on Wednesday May 28, was even more "phenomenal" than the words of one of her most famous poems can express.<p>During her 86 years, she wrote seven autobiographies, was active in …

Skinny Meals

• <b>Author:</b> Bob Harper<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>From Bob Harper, the bestselling author of <i>The Skinny Rules</i> and <i>Jumpstart to Skinny</i> and the star of NBC’s ongoing smash reality show <i>The Biggest Loser,</i> comes 100 delicious new recipes (all of them under 330 calories!), a month of new menu plans, and …

Surprising Ways Countries Eat Avocados Around the World

When avocados are mentioned, recipes for guacamole inevitably follow. It may surprise you that the fruits are used in unexpected and varied ways all over the world (and yes, avocados are in fact, a fruit). Avocados, also called alligator pears for their green and rough skin, are found in many …

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with New Potatoes

4 Servings<p>This recipe calls for fairly small racks of lamb, about a pound each. If your lamb is larger, the cooking time will increase, but you can get away with serving single, not double, chops.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1½ pound small new or Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed<p>Kosher salt<p>2 racks of lamb …

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From the Archives: Kale, Apple, and Pancetta Salad

<b>Editor's Note:</b> From the Archives revisits popular existing recipes from our archives.<p>Pancetta and olive oil get cooked together, the former flavoring the latter as it crisps up. It gets mixed into a dressing made with champagne vinegar and a touch of maple syrup for sweetness (think: bacon). It's a …

Tuscan Kale Caesar Slaw

4 to 6 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>8 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained<p>1 garlic clove<p>1 teaspoon Dijon mustard<p>3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan, divided<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1 hard-boiled egg, peeled<p>14 ounces Tuscan kale or …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Roasted Asparagus

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Simple roasted asparagus is made better by a couple of key accoutrements: Parm and good aged balsamic vinegar.<p>May 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>24 large asparagus spears (about 2 lb.), trimmed and peeled<p>Extra-virgin olive oil<p>Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>Aged …

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Creamed Peas and Onions

8 to 10 Servings<p>Peas and onions are a classic holiday duo. Relying on frozen ones, along with a quick béchamel, is a smart move on a busy day of cooking.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups whole milk<p>3 cloves whole cloves<p>1 bay leaf<p>1 pound pearl onions (about 2 cups), peeled, trimmed, or 1 frozen …

Three-Pea Chicken Salad

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>Gently poach chicken breasts, or use purchased rotisserie chicken for this bright salad.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 sprigs tarragon plus 2 tablespoons minced leaves<p>2 large shallots, 1 halved, 1 minced<p>2 garlic cloves, 1 smashed, 1 minced<p>1 pound skinless, …

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Our Favorite Ways to Cook With Beer

From dark, spicy chile to light-as-air fried squash blossoms<p>The secret to cooking with beer? Always keep some extra on hand for drinking.<p>But the real …

Cooking

The Best Ways to Prep + Cook Beets

<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: Don't be scared. Here's how to tackle beets, from the prep to the plate.</i><p>Let’s face our fears today and talk about beets. Commonly associated with …

Kitchens

Romaine Salad with Bacon, 5-Minute Eggs, and Pesto Dressing

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A customizable, comforting salad to ground even the busiest of weekday nights -- and a dressing</i> …

Eggs

9 Broccoli Recipes

In an era of trendy crucifers, broccoli remains gloriously, cheerfully un-vogue -- which is exactly why we adore it. It's equally comfortable in a soup or a stir fry; every last bud crisps up in a hot oven, but it's also content to get down with melty cheese and mashed potatoes to masquerade as …

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27 Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Roasts, Sautés, Kimchi, Salads, and More

Here are 27 of our favorite recipes to cook Brussels sprouts—and not just as a side dish.<p>Brussels sprouts—those little cabbage-looking things—are way more than just a side-dish. You can pickle them into a spicy kimchi, bake them on top of a pizza, shred them into salads, and toss them into pasta. …

Cooking

Kale: Benefits Beyond Nutrition

Kale benefits your body in many ways, but the nutritional power packed into this winter veggie isn't the only reason to love kale. It's a gateway to cooking with your kids.<p>In some circles, kale may be cliché, but for my family there is a simple reason why it ranks high on our family favorites list. …

80 of Our Favorite Grilling Recipes for (Almost) Everything

From ribs and shrimp to clams and even cheese (yep, you heard right)—get grilling with these recipes!<p>Is there anything that isn't made better by the smoke and sear of a grill? If so, we want no part of it. From ribs and shrimp to clams and even cheese (yep, you heard right), here are our 80 …

Cooking

Greens & Grains: The Salad Recipe That Has Won Our Hearts

Occasionally we get stuck on a certain genre of food. In the wintertime, it's usually soup, lasagna, stews or something equally as warm and comforting. This winter, however, has been a little different. This has been the winter of the greens and grain salad recipe.<p>Greens and grain salads are …

Cook The Ultimate Chicken Soup | Men's Health

This version from California chef Brandon Sharp adds an edge of freshness with green beans, roasted red peppers, and fresh herbs. Plus, it swaps in tastier chicken thighs for the standard breasts, creating a richer broth.<p>It’s magical.<p><b>Chicken noodle soup</b><i><br>Recipe by Brandon Sharp, executive chef of</i> …

It's Official: Our Dads Drank Way More Whiskey Than Us

And proof that Don Draper would not be impressed with us at all<p><b>On Tuesday morning in midtown Manhattan,</b>the best place to get a Bloody Mary was the third floor of the New York Yacht Club, where a few dozen rumpled booze journalists braved slush and hangovers to gather for an event with the least sex …

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Oven-Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad Recipe

Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 1/2 pounds cherry tomatoes1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil1 teaspoon maple syrup11/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar1/4 teaspoon sugarKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1 pound small fresh mozzarella balls (bocconcini), halved1/4 cup basil leaves, finely sliced1 …

Oven-Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

It's hard to find fault with a caprese salad. Unfortunately, in many parts of the country, tomatoes aren't at their best for much of the year. To make up for that inferior flavor, I like to give them a toss in maple syrup and balsamic vinegar and them in the oven. They emerge sweetened, flavorful, …

Fig Newtons, Made at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week on Food52, 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: Megan Scott of The Joy Kitchen is returning to childhood and remaking Fig Newtons the way they</i> <i>always</i> <i>should have been.</i><p>This recipe grew …