Esther K. Binkley

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The Most Important Kitchen Tools to Bring to a Vacation Rental

Vacation rental kitchens aren't always up to snuff, so bring along these tools and ingredients to make sure you'll enjoy the best of the local produce<p>If you're anything like us, you travel to eat. Farm stands, cheese shops, butchers, bakeries—that's our kind of tourist attraction. And renting or …

Kitchens

Beat-the-heat sweets: 5 genius no-cook desserts, from cake to brownies

When boiling summer temperatures strike, baking may be the last thing on your mind. But that doesn’t mean you should forgo dessert. These completely no-cook recipes for decadent brownies, cake, cookie bars and more make it possible to get your sweet fix without ever breaking a sweat.<p>Hazelnut and …

The Best Desserts to Pack for a Picnic

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: The best desserts to pack for a picture-perfect picnic.</i><p>When it comes to picnic …

What to Cook in August

August is the last full month of summer, and we're excited to make the most of it in our kitchens. This month, we're taking advantage of all the …

Homemade Ice Cream Toppings

These homemade toppings will take your sundaes to the next level<p>Great ice cream stands on its own, but toppings can take your dessert to the next …

Weekend Reading: A Tree That Grows 40 Fruits, Jellied Eels, and More

A tree bearing fruit in forty shades of purple seems like a fantastical piece of art, and it is—but one day, it'll also be a real, growing thing. …

Fattoush + Southern Peach Crumble

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: All you have to do for dinner tonight is chop and toss. (Oh yeah, and there's a crumb topping involved, too.)</i><p>Sometimes you want to …

Ice Cream

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …

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Chocolate Cruise Puts The Booze Cruise To Shame

The world is officially a wonderful place. Not only can you take a cruise to one of your favorite glorious locations, but you can now do so while enjoying one of the earth's most glorious creations -- chocolate.<p>Princess Cruises has partnered with Norman Love Confections -- a chocolate boutique in …

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 …

Here Are 7 Days Worth Of Healthy, Trophy-Worthy Breakfasts

Sure, Wheaties cereal may be the original "breakfast of champions," but its nutrition label doesn't appear to be very trophy-worthy. You'll find mostly carbohydrates with a measly two grams of protein in a serving of the stuff.<p>Whether breakfast is the day's most important meal is up for debate …

Halfway to Breakfast: 1 Box of Oats, 5 Breakfasts

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples -- or your seasonal produce -- every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Marta Greber, morning person and creator of What Should I Eat for Breakfast</i> …

Introducing Our New MZ Wallace Farmers Market Tote Bag

<i>Over in our Provisions shop, we make the most of good food by finding useful, beautiful products to go with it. Today we’re introducing our navy farmers market tote bag, designed in collaboration with MZ Wallace and available for presale now.</i><p><i>MZ Wallace & Food52 founders Monica, Amanda, Lucy, and</i> …

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 …

Goofy Things You Didn't Know About Food at Disney Parks

At Disney World and Disney Land, literally everything has been thought of. The "imagineers" have been tasked with creating a perfect little world for everyone who visits, and they actually gave a lot more thought to the food served there than you might realize.<p><b>Click Here to See All of the Goofy</b> …

A (Basically) No-Cook Dinner Party

<i>We're throwing</i> <i>no-stress weeknight parties for anyone, anytime, and (almost) every kitchen. You're invited.</i><p><i>Today: Inspired by</i> <i>Bravo’s</i> <i>Top Chef Duels premiere hot-cold challenge, Brette makes a cold, no-cook dinner party -- because it is far too hot out.</i><p>It's August, which means it's time for every food …

What Your Trader Joe's Purchase Says About You

Many people all over the country stand in somewhat ridiculous lines just to get a piece of the cultish grocery magic TJ's been offering since 1967. But did you know that your Trader Joe's grocery items actually tell so much about you and your hopes and dreams and T-shirts? Well, luckily for you, I …

12 Summer Camp Throwbacks

There are some foods that just stick in your mind, and most have to do with summer: the first bite of a lobster roll on the annual family beach trip; the cherry stains all over the counter; the soft-serve with chocolate sprinkles after weeknight dinners.<p>Summer camp food has all of that sensory …

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These Grotesque Portraits Make Candy Look Absolutely Terrifying

Here's an entirely new way to look at icing, doughnuts, and fast-food meals: as face <b>make-up</b>, <b>mask materials</b>, and/or <b>shoulder pads</b>, obviously. Photographer <b>James Ostrer</b> covers models with all kinds of colorful crappy food for his newest series, <i>Wotsit all about?</i>, now on display at London's Gazelli Art …

Peach and Blue Cheese Toasts

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>The best blue cheese for this is salty but creamy, not too sharp or funky.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large ripe peaches<p>2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>2 teaspoons honey<p>4 slices country-style bread<p>6 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>Kosher salt<p>4 ounces …

Recipes

19 School Lunch Ideas That Are Healthy (Mostly)

These new school lunch ideas, from sandwiches to snacks to hot meals, will reinvigorate your daily routine—and your kids will actually like them<p><b>It is a parent's eternal dilemma: What do I make the kids for lunch today?</b> And tomorrow? And next week? We fall into ruts, succumb to the tried-and-true, …

Food

Feel Amazing: Detox Kale Salad

Detox kale salad that won't make you miss a thing. From avocado to walnuts, this salad has it all.<p>From time to time, we could all use a little detox. Whether we're detoxing from a 4-hour Grey's Anatomy re-run marathon, an epic Facebook stalking session, or our weekend cinnamon roll bender, changing …

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Transparent accessories are key for SS18, but they’re set to evolve as we look to future seasons. Fulfilling the essential, commercial and …

Homemade Pies from Jam Jar Bakery

Baking pies right in mason jars isn't a new concept, but you'd be hard pressed to find those as well as executed (both inside and out) as the offerings from NYC's Jam Jar Bakery. Created by Abby Lavin—an alum of the French Culinary Institute (as well as famed restaurant Colicchio & Sons and …