Elizabeth Bickle

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A Mother-Daughter Road Trip up the California Coast

Photo by Jenny Miller<p>Roses and Spanish colonial architecture—this must be Santa Barbara.<p>Here’s how one writer took her mom on a multi-day, 963-mile …

Travel

These Lunch Bowl Recipes Just Made Your Work Week Infinitely Better

The lunch slump -- it happens to all of us. Once you've eaten at every lunch spot around your office, and you've made every sandwich, soup and salad you can dream up, you're hit with a total loss of what to eat for your midday meal. Once it sets in, it's hard to shake. Nothing seems appetizing …

The Essential Techniques That Every Home Cook Should Know

<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: We're going back to basics with the essential cooking techniques -- think of this as Cooking 101.</i><p>The problem with cooking basics is that people often …

Kitchens

Monstrously Good Monster Cookies

Monster cookies are classic for a reason. Perfect for inspiring back-to-school smiles!<p>When my son started school last year, I was obsessed with trying to be the perfect mom packing the perfect lunches. I even made a spreadsheet to keep track of what I was packing, to make sure he got both a fruit …

PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter Just Might Be A Dieter's Dream. Here's How To Use It.

Science has yet to formulate a diet version of peanut butter that replicates its rich, creamy texture and profound, nutty taste. The perfect spread is, quite possibly, inimitable.<p>But there's an ingredient in town that mimics the nut butter's flavor and cuts down its fat and calorie count by more …

Slab Pie Recipes That Prove The Circle Isn't The Best Shape

There's a lot to love about pie. You can fill it with any flavor you want -- we found 60 different ones that are pretty special -- it comes packaged in a buttery, flaky crust; and, it's always happy to be topped with ice cream. Awesome in every way.<p>And, guys, we found yet another reason to love …

Everything You Need To Know About Keeping Your Food Fresh

Americans throw away nearly half of their food every year, according to a 2012 report by the NDRC. This is alarming -- as Reuters puts it, "Just a 15 percent reduction in losses in the U.S. food supply would save enough to feed 25 million Americans annually."<p>Part of this waste, no doubt, can be …

DIY Fudgesicles

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich is going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice proves that it's worth the (minimal) effort to make your own version of these childhood favorites.</i><p>Why would you make these yourself? Check out the ingredients label on a …

Dessert

Easy No Bake Chocolate Desserts for Summer Heat

As temperatures rise, cool off with easy and tasty chocolate treats.<p><b>Decadent Frozen Hot Chocolate:</b><p>The cinnamon in this recipe percolates the flavors back to the earliest versions of hot chocolate.<p><i>Ingredients:</i><p>4.5 ounces of good quality of your favorite chocolate,<p>2 teaspoons of your preferred quality …

The Mask Your Doctor Hides Behind

Some of the country’s best doctors have the worst patient satisfaction scores. Here’s why.<p>Part of being a doctor is learning to suppress your …

The Heart Association’s Junk Science Diet

Science shows the low-fat diet to be BS, and yet the American Heart Association keeps touting it as the ‘heart healthy’ choice. Why? The quick …

Slow Cooker Pasilla Pulled Chicken

Ah, the crock pot—you can pile things in, turn it on low, program time and temp, and deal with the dozen things you need to accomplish even before …

Cooking

How to Make Dairy-Free, Vegan Coconut Ice Cream

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

Barack Obama pulls a George W. Bush: Lies, misinformation and chemical weapons

Remember the almost-war in Syria last year? An amazing new report — which our media won’t touch — is a must read<p>Am I misjudging our time, or have we entered some accelerated cycle of American subversions, and then another cycle of coverups and disinformation that do not quite come off? In less than …

spicy gingerbread cookies

Exactly a year ago, I decided on a whim to make gingerbread cookies. I could do that back then; I had a little “baa”-ing baby trying to roll over in …

spaghetti with lemon and olive oil

Look, it wasn’t my finest moment but my Happy Valentine’s Day gift to my husband was an <i>epic meltdown</i> over book deadlines and recipe flops and the …

crispy potato roast

I fell for a photo this week. It was on marthastewart.com and it looked like an accordion, or maybe a Slinky, of thinly sliced, crisped potatoes and …

gingersnaps

And then, just like that, I decided not to work anymore. It’s weird, I finished my manuscript and I was raring to go — reshoots! edits! let’s talk …

scallion meatballs with soy-ginger glaze

It’s a fairly accurate indication of how charmed my life is these days that I considered the act of having to choose <i>what</i> I would make to bring to a …

vidalia onion soup with wild rice

I believe I owe you some soup. When the soup was promised, it was rainy, bleary, and insufficiently May-like to please me, though I doubt Deb Not …

tzatziki potato salad

I don’t eat potato salad for lunch. That would be… unhealthy, irresponsible, gluttonous, and nutritionally unbalanced. However, I have found that …

ethereally smooth hummus

For as long as I have written this website — yes, even longer than it has been since I told you the wee white lie that Paula Wolfert’s hummus was all …

two classic sangrias

Last Friday, we had 17 people over for dinner. No, we haven’t moved to a larger apartment. No, my kitchen hasn’t grown to the size of a normal one …

green bean casserole with crispy onions

One of the best food books I read last year but rudely never got around to telling you about (in my defense, this time last year was a little nuts) …

gingerbread snacking cake

I have a few things to tell you about this cake today, and none of them at the outset sound terribly upbeat, but bear with me, cheer is nigh.<p>The …

garlicky party bread with cheese and herbs

My mother’s standard party donation is a boule of pumpernickel bread with the center scooped out and filled with a spinach dip that includes water …

Gluten-Free Tuesday: Perfect One-Layer Cake

There's one go-to recipe I believe all bakers need: a single-layer cake. There's a time and place for multi-layered cake (usually birthdays and other celebrations). But a single-layer cake isn't about celebration, it's about simplicity.<p>My love for single layer cakes comes from my mom. Occasionally, …

Serious Entertaining: 20 New Orleans Recipes for Mardi Gras

Celebrate Fat Tuesday in style with these New Orleans-inspired foods. From muffulettas to po' boys and all the seafood in between, we've got your Mardi Gras party food covered. As for drinks? See our collection of 12 Mardis Gras cocktails to make at home!<p>Po' Boys and Sandwiches<p>Classic Muffaletta …

Gluten-Free Tuesday: No-Bake Chocolate Pretzel Bites

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>A friend of mine makes exactly one sweet treat: Oreo truffles. One day I sat in her kitchen and watched her make them. She loaded Oreos into a food processor, added cream cheese, and processed. That was it. If you're …

Chocoholic: Double Chocolate Magic Bars

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>We all know that there's little need to fuss with the classic magic bar. The combination of buttery graham crumbs, coconut, walnuts, and chocolate chips all bound together by condensed milk is perfection in and of itself—not to …