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Caramel Flan

The name of one French dessert that people find confusing is <i>crème caramel</i>. Caramel-topped custards like this are called <i>flan</i> in Spanish, which …

Baking

Chai Spiced Cookies Just In Time For Fall

The air is crisp — but these cookies are soft. After a long day of raking leaves and carving pumpkins, "chai" know just the cookie that'll warm you …

Thick and Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting Without Powdered Sugar

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I've heard it said that one can never have too many friends, and I've found the same to be true of cream cheese frosting. There are versions for every occasion—sometimes I want an icing with plenty of butter for structure (like the cream cheese buttercream in my …

Extra Veggies = Extra Flavor: Stir-Fried Lo Mein With Charred Cabbage, Shiitake, and Chives

I've had noodles on the brain (in my noodle, if you will), ever since I read Shao ZhiZhong's fabulous series on how to cook Chinese noodles. The arrival of my Wok Mon home wok kit served as the perfect catalyst for some recipe testing.<p>Remember that article that Mark Bittman wrote for the New York …

Blueberry Lemon Cake Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This is a wonderful cake to just have around -- it's great for dessert with a …

Dessert

The 9 best food shows on Netflix you should watch right now

<b>Food shows have certainly moved on from the days when Delia Smith simply stood in her own kitchen, informing us how to boil an egg.</b><p>There are the …

This Saucy, Speedy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry Will Ruin You For All Others

My mother is one of those amazing, self-taught cooks who never uses any recipes or measurements, which is wonderful if you’re eating her food, but frustrating if you’re trying to learn how to cook like her.<p>One year, I decided to try to document some my favorite recipes of hers. I shadowed her when …

Food & Dining

The 38 Essential Lisbon Restaurants

Visitors and locals alike have long cited food as a reason to visit Lisbon, but it wasn't until recently that the Portuguese capital was thought of as "cool," says local food writer Miguel Pires. Countless articles — and a real estate market flooded with foreign buyers — later, the restaurant scene …

Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:40 minPrep:20 minCook:20 min<p>Yield:8 scones<p>Level:Easy<p>Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown<p>Recipe courtesy of Ina …

Recipes

Bake the perfect blueberry muffin

We’ve all done it: Baked a blueberry muffin that emerged from the oven in a state of utter purple-itude, the berries a wet mass at the bottom of the …

Breakfast

Crème Caramel Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Okay, daredevils: This recipe's for you. It's the most challenging dessert in our …

Dessert

Five 5-Ingredient French Desserts: Homey, Simple, and Délicieux

There are French desserts in the vicinity of which you dare not breathe, lest they crumble, deflate, or melt with your disturbance. <i>Quelle horreur!</i> These are the soufflés (all that swell), the puff pastry (all those layers), the petits fours (all the microscopic artistry), the yule logs (all that …

Dessert

Shredded Chicken Salad with Creamy Miso Dressing

Smoky bacon, crunchy shredded lettuce, and an addictively zesty dressing—what’s not to like? This recipe is from Cassia in Santa Monica, CA.<p>Ingredients<p>4 slices bacon<p>1 1½-inch piece ginger, peeled, cut into very thin matchsticks<p>1 tablespoon soy sauce<p>1 tablespoon tahini<p>1 tablespoon white miso<p>2 …

Recipes

The Only Cake Recipe You'll Need This Summer

My friend Jodi Rhoden started baking cakes out of her Barbie-pink house in Asheville, North Carolina in 2006. The venture became so popular, so fast, that she opened a bakery, and wrote a cookbook about Southern cake ladies, the home bakers everyone around town knows to call up for a birthday …

Dessert

This Comic Nails The Most Exhausting Part Of Being A Mom

Comic goes viral for perfectly describing the gender wars of household chores<p>The French comic artist Emma has gone viral for illustrating the burden …

The Lisbon Guide | Goop

Like all European cities, Lisbon oozes with history (truly, you can’t turn a corner without running into a castle or a UNESCO World Heritage Site), …

The Relationship Between Shutter Speed & Flash Is Critical | Remember This Lighting Mantra

Aperture controls flash, shutter speed controls ambient…this is a good mantra to have when trying to understand and control flash.<p>Some photographers …

This photographer creates crazy Toy Stories using practical effects

I’m amazed by the art talented photographers can make with toys, and one of such photographers is Mitchel Wu. He creates “Toy Stories” using the toys …

The 30 Best Food Documentaries That You Can Watch Right Now - Chef's Table (2015, 2016)

Hometown Hero: The Legend of New York's Chopped Cheese (2016)<p><b>Good for:</b> Getting to know New York City through its most enigmatic icon<p><b>Why you should</b> …

Samuel L. Jackson

Update: Andrew Bogut eligible to return to Warriors

Thursday’s news that Dallas had traded Andrew Bogut to Philadelphia prompted some Warriors fans to wonder: Could Bogut, who is expected to be bought out of his $11 million contract, return to Golden State?<p>Per an NBA loophole, it’s possible. The re-acquisition rule only applies to the last team to …

Basketball

The Problem With Sensitivity

Is your highly sensitive child exhausting you?

Mindfulness

Learn the Basics of Using Lightroom to Adjust Shadows, Highlights, Exposure & More (VIDEO)

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful tool and for those of you new to the software here’s a tutorial illustrating how to use the adjustment brush to …

9 Powerful Tricks To Get Your Kids To Clean Up (And Love It)

Life is packed full of things to do and sometimes you just need a little help because if you do all the cleaning for your kids, not only will you …

Love

Wider Racial Gap Found in Cervical Cancer Deaths

The death rate from cervical cancer in the United States is considerably higher than previously estimated and the disparity in death rates between black women and white women is significantly wider, according to a study published Monday in the journal Cancer.<p>The rate at which black American women …

Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese Casserole With Cheddar and Gruyère Recipe

This classic béchamel-based mac and cheese is loaded to the hilt with cheese. Not only do we pack as much cheese as we can into the sauce itself, but we then mix the cooked pasta and cheese sauce with additional grated cheese, for tiny pockets of stretchy, melty bits throughout. One of the benefits …

Thai Chicken & Rice Noodle Soup

Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<br>• 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots, from 1-2 large shallots<br>• 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger<br>• 2 tablespoons Thai green …

Recipes

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

The Invisible Workload That Drags Women Down

Who notices when we're running out of toilet paper?<p>“I am the person,” wrote Ellen Seidman, a wife and mother of three, “who notices we are running …

Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Recipes

Follow the “500 Rule” to Take the Best Pictures of the Night Sky

Night sky photography is a lot of fun, but it’s also challenging. Provided you have the right equipment, it mostly comes down to tweaking your camera …