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Since Vodka Tastes Like Nothing, Add Flavor with Pineapple and Mint

By legal definition, vodka tastes like nothing, so pack some flavor in with pineapple and mint<p>Last week, we told you how to make a vacation inside a hollowed-out coconut with our Luau Coconut recipe. This week, it's time to put the vacation inside the alcohol itself--it's time for Pineapple Mint …

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 …

25 Ways to Use Sriracha

Recipes

Marinated Mozzarella, Cherry Tomato, and Basil Salad Recipe

Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil are a classic combination, but sometimes the dish can be very bland. Here, cherry-sized mozzarella balls (<i>ciliegine</i>) are marinated in extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil, salt and pepper, and then tossed with sweet cherry tomatoes and golden balsamic vinegar. …

Cucumber Salad with Grapes and Almonds Recipe

Good morning summer and hello cucumbers! What’s your favorite cucumber? Lemon cucumber? English? Armenian? How about pickling?<p>For many years I’ve …

Avocado and Tangerine Salad with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

8 Servings<p>The jalapeño's ribs and seeds are the spiciest parts; be careful not to rub your eyes after handling (or wear gloves)!<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup fresh tangerine juice<p>1 jalapeño<p>1 small shallot, finely chopped<p>2 tablespoons white wine vinegar<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>1/4 cup …

Make-Ahead Chimichurri Shrimp and Corn Salad Recipe

Few things improve overnight quite like chimichurri sauce. If you taste your sauce straight out of the blender, it's guaranteed to taste of garlic, herbs, or vinegar, but not a harmonious blend of all three. Come morning, it's another story altogether.<p>As with pesto, there will be those in the camp …

Hawaiian-Style Sesame Cabbage Salad

1 large head green cabbage, shredded into 1⁄4-inch ribbons<p>6–8 scallions, white and green parts, sliced thin (about 2 cups)<p>1⁄4 cup mirin<p>1⁄4 cup rice …

The 10 Salad Dressings to Know

Without dressing, salad would be extremely dry (and boring). Having a repertoire of dressings on hand can save your leafy greens and give them a bit of personality. Here are the 10 essential salad dressings to know -- just add lettuce.<p>More from Food52<p>• 9 Summer Salads<p>• Quinoa and Vegetable Chorizo …

Chorizo

Marinated Feta With Pan-Roasted Shishito Peppers and Olives

The first time I saw shishito peppers was in New York City's famous Union Square Greenmarket. One of the farmers, whose specialty was Asian vegetables, had a huge crate of these gorgeous little green peppers -- they looked most tempting! Since then, I've been such an avid fan of the exotic peppers …

Recipes

Martha's Favorite Cake-Baking Tools

How do professional cake bakers produce such wondrous creations -- and make it look easy in the process? Part of their secret is having all the right tools at their disposal.<p>Martha recommends keeping these essential tools handy to help you bake impressive cakes with less effort.<p>Cake Pans<br>Cake pans …

Dessert

Chocolate Pies and Tarts

You can’t go wrong when luscious chocolate is matched with caramel, nuts, fruit, whipped cream, custard fillings, or flaky pie crust. Browse our collection of the best pie and tart recipes featuring chocolate in the fillings, crusts, toppings, or throughout.<p>A crispy crust made from ice cream cones …

Baking

31 Days of Cookies: Peppermint Meltaways

This year, we're celebrating the season with a month of nonstop cookies. For the eighth day of cookies, we're letting Kelsey Nixon's chocolate-filled …

19 Audacious Ways To Make Pigs In A Blanket

...and THIS little piggy wrapped itself in pastry.