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13 Ways to Enjoy Stone Fruit

If there were ever a glimmer of hope in the dog days of summer, stone fruits would be it. As you trudge through thick humidity and glaring sunlight, the thought of sweet peaches, pluots, nectarines, plums, even cherries—yes, cherries are also a stone fruit—waiting for you at home can inspire you to …

The 10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved This Month

Roasted market vegetables and warm, bubbled-over fruit pies are essential summer fare. But in the sweltering heat of July, we do as much as we can to keep our kitchens cool. This month, you avoided the oven and took to the grill, charring everything from chicken to flank steak. You kept side dishes …

Easy Spiced Basmati Pilaf Recipe

<b>Read more: Beyond Curry: Easy Spiced Basmati Pilaf</b><p>Ingredients2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil1 cup sliced red onion (about 1 medium)1 teaspoon sugar2 bay leaves3 cardamom pods2 inch stick of cinnamon, broken roughly3 whole cloves1 star anise pod2 teaspoons fennel seed1 1/2 cups Basmati …

21 Desserts That Are Really Excited To See You

Ooey, gooey, and basically NSFW.

Diane Kochilas' Pasta with Yogurt and Caramelized Onions

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Yogurt masquerades as pasta sauce in the role it was born to play.</i><p>It's almost too obvious: Take one thing you like, put it on the other thing you like. This …

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Orange Cream Cheese Icing

<i>Every other Friday,</i> <i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co.</i> <i>shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Cinnamon rolls like you have never seen them before: with pumpkin, cream cheese, and more cream cheese.</i><p>Chilly weekend …

Fig and Blue Cheese Tart with Honey, Balsamic, and Rosemary

<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: Make this tart for dinner tonight with late season figs. Make it again tomorrow.</i><p><i>Mom.</i><p><i>Yes,</i> …

Spicy Thai Tofu With Spinach, Basil, and Peanuts From 'Everyday Thai Cooking'

This simple stir-fry from <b>Katie Chin</b>'s new cookbook, <i>Everyday Thai Cooking</i>, is a true Chin original. She brings together Thai staples—fish sauce, palm sugar, lime juice, and peanuts—with easy-to-find ingredients—spinach, tofu, basil—for a spicy, crunchy, veggie-based main that comes together faster …

9 Savory Apple Recipes

We're suffering, and going to the doctor ain't gonna help. This new condition is called “apple overload,” and it's no surprise -- apples are arriving everywhere. They grace our teachers’ desks, keep that pesky doctor away, and, nowadays, appear in silhouette on the backs of our computers. It’s even …

Green Juice Recipes To Mix Up Your Juicing Routine (PHOTOS)

With the juicing trend in full force, juicers are becoming some of the most desirable kitchen appliances. Though you can buy bottled juices everywhere from specialty juice bars to the local grocery store, their high price tags are making home juicing an increasingly popular option.<p>When it comes to …

25 Pumpkin Desserts To Eat This Fall

Too soon? Never.

12 Sweet Cinnamon Recipes to Spice Up Your Fall Days

We don't often look to the spice rack to inspire a recipe roundup, but, given its ubiquity in fall baking in particular, cinnamon deserves a deep dive. Also known as cassia, the cinnamon you're most likely to find in the US is bold and spicy-sweet (in contrast with milder Ceylon cinnamon). Sure, we …

40 Recipes for the Fall Harvest Season

40 recipes for fall produce, from butternut squash and brussels sprouts to apples and pomegranate.<p>The mercury's dropping, the leaves are turning orange, and the nights are growing longer.<p>And you know what that means.<p>Your dad's going to pull out that pumpkin-colored wool sweater with the "falling …

Watermelon Tomato Salad with Cumin and Fennel

<i>In Cooking from Every Angle, we hear from our fearless leaders: Food52 co-founders Amanda & Merrill.</i><p><i>Today: Amanda shows us a new take on watermelon tomato salad.</i><p>The first time I tasted watermelon tomato salad was in the late 90s at a steak house on the Upper East Side, not a place you expect to …

Olive Oil Ricotta Cake with Plums

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: A going away present, from plums, to you. And it all happens in one bowl.</i><p>If this is the last thing you do with plums all year, you won't be sorry.<p>This is the story of …

Sauced: Strawberry Balsamic Sauce

Strawberries have been, and likely always will be, my favorite fruit. I'm all too content with the constant supply of inexpensive, ripe, and deliciously sweet strawberries that early summer season brings with it. I can feel the tides turning, though—as my wife brings home each new package, I find …

Wrapping ice cream in delicious chocolate and freezing it sounds like a great way to spend the weekend, don't you think? Bon bons! http://bit.ly/15QDQ4J

Bake the Book: Cold Sweat (Chile, Ginger, and Lemongrass Ice Cream)

When the heat is this high, turn it down with a cold burn. <i>The Ice Creamists'</i> takes the spice of chili, the bite of ginger, and the zest of lemongrass and blends it up with sweetened cream.<p><b>Tips:</b> For instructions on how to make this ice cream without an ice cream maker, see the "Tweaks" section of …

14 Summer Salads

Gallery14 Summer Salads<p>Summer can leave you feeling sticky and sluggish. You find yourself languishing on the sofa, head in front of the fan. From a spicy cabbage slaw to a grilled chicken Niçoise, here are 14 recipes for cool, crisp summer salads to help you along when you're in the mood for …

The Only Brownie Recipe You'll Ever Need

It's hard to go wrong with a brownie recipe. When there's chocolate involved with sugar and butter, you almost just can't fail. But if you're looking for the best, most perfect, totally ultimate brownie recipe, then you have to be a little more discerning. You can't be too easily swayed with the …

A Zesty, Juicy Vegetarian Summer Sandwich from Chef Gabrielle Hamilton

Tangy, juicy, crunchy, creamy, zesty: What more can you ask of a summer sandwich?<p>[image id='472e9aa5-caf6-48ca-93ff-77f4fa6abd0c' loc='C'][/image]This vegetarian beauty is a fork-and-knife sandwich, derived — loosely — from one I had in the early '70s when vegetarianism in this country was, alas, …

Strawberry Lime Crostata

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p>WHO: Midge is a journalist living in Charleston.<p>WHAT: Strawberries cozy up to an unexpected partner -- lime -- and get heaped …

A Different Sort of Egg Salad

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Sometimes, a girl's just gotta feel French.</i><p>It’s one of those facts of life – sometimes a girl’s just …

Community Picks -- Road Trip Snacks

The results are in -- here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best Road Trip Snack contest!<p>Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read …

Too Many Cooks: Dessert for Breakfast

<i>You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.</i><p>Holidays are always filled with too much dessert. And on the Fourth of July, there is always too much pie -- as well as crumbles, …

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Toffee Recipes (PHOTOS)

For some of us, toffee's fame comes from chocolate-covered Heath Bars. For others, its sticky toffee pudding that has put this crunchy confection on the map. But for us, it's about toffee itself -- just as it is -- which is why we've found ways to add it to almost everything with 15 toffee …