Erica A. Heagy

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Drink Responsibly: A Healthy Guide to Imbibing

There's a smarter way to enjoying a cocktail that won't derail your healthy lifestyle.<p>Socializing is a major part of life and lets face it alcohol plays a major role in that. As someone who teaches a holistic approach to health, it is all about finding balance. When implementing any sort of health, …

4 Old-School English Gins That Belong in Your Home Bar

Any gin enthusiast should have a firm grasp on the classics, and it doesn’t cost much to educate yourself on the distinguished English gins that …

15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

Dessert

From Butternut Squash to Faux Pho, Soups to Make This Season

From butternut squash to ramen to Thai chicken, here are over 30 soups that will keep you warm this winter<p>We have a remedy for your inevitable cold-weather depression: make soup. You might be thinking, <i>nothing will cure my Seasonal Affective Disorder, not even chicken soup.</i> But have you tried our …

Not a Michelada, Not Yet a Bloody Mary—It's a Bloody Beer

What do you get when you cross a Michelada with a Bloody Mary? A Bloody Beer, that's what!<p><i>Welcome to our cocktail series, "The Happy Hour." It's Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>The days of the Cronut™ might be numbered, but food mashups aren't going anywhere. Feast your eyes on and prime …

The Homemade Remedy That Will Bust Your Cold

This homemade, herb-packed elixir is what BA editors drink when they feel a cold coming on.<p>There’s a secret we have at the <i>Bon Appétit</i> offices. At the first sign of a cold, many of us will head downstairs one floor to the test kitchen and visit our resident healer, Brad Leone.<p>Okay, Brad’s no voodoo …

Deviled Ham

8 Servings<p>For this deviled ham recipe (and everything else), we love Benton’s brand, made in Tennessee.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 oz. country ham or good deli ham, coarsely chopped<p>4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature<p>¼ cup mayonnaise<p>1 tablespoon hot sauce<p>2 teaspoons whole grain mustard<p>⅛ teaspoon …

Cream Cheese

Cheddar and Horseradish Spread

8 Servings<p>This spread is cheesy, tangy, and a little spicy. Serve with plenty of crackers.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups grated cheddar<p>⅓ cup dry white wine<p>⅓ cup sour cream<p>3 tablespoons drained prepared horseradish<p>½ teaspoon hot paprika plus more for serving<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

21 Cooking Tips That Will Change Your Life

And save you lots of time. Time that you can spend eating!

A New Way to Preserve Herbs

<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: Chef Jeff Mahin teaches us how to make herb salt -- with whatever herbs you have in your crisper.</i><p>At this time of year, there's a lot of talk about …

Roasted-Tomato Salsa Recipe

Roasting a set of standard salsa ingredients first may add some time to an otherwise quick process, but it's all for good: the resulting dip retains a freshness while gaining a tomato intensity, some sweetness, and a more mild heat the melds seamlessly throughout.<p><b>Read more: How to Make Tomato Salsa</b> …

What Aquavit Is and How to Make It

It's easy to do by infusing vodka with herbs and spices. Here's how<p><i>Welcome to our cocktail series, The Happy Hour. It's Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>Aquavit is a traditional Scandinavian spirit--it's <i>the thing</i> to drink with Smorrebrod. (Or a BA Test Kitchen charity dinner.) And while you …

Ten Mistakes New Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them!)

<b>Mistake 1: Growing from seed.</b> When you first start out trying to grow fresh herbs, I recommend you begin by trying to grow from seedlings rather than …

Jalapeño-Cucumber-Basil Martini Recipe

Recipes

Spicy Basil Bloody Mary Mix

<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: Phoebe Lapine from Feed Me Phoebe turns fresh summertime tomatoes into a Bloody Mary mix that will exceed even the highest standards.</i><p>Like any …

Simple Springtime Dishes