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Brew a Better Batch of Iced Tea: Don't Make These Mistakes

Whether you like it sweet or just plain strong, there are a few common mistakes you should avoid when making iced tea.<p>Whether you like it sweetened or strong, it's hard to deny the allure of a perfectly-chilled glass of iced tea. Bottled teas are often filled with preservatives and artificial …

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17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

Best Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors - Organic Gardening

I began growing my own vegetable seedlings more than 30 years ago, and I still remember my sad first attempts. Many seedlings keeled over and died, …

How to Make Chocolate-Covered Almonds at Home

<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: Prepare to grab fistfuls of these chocolate-dusted salty-sweet almonds by Laura Wright from The First Mess.</i><p>Since I live in Canada, I don’t have …

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21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

Whole Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup: Hearty, seasonal and surprisingly not a big ol' mess.<p>This delicious soup served straight out of the pumpkin is easy to make. All you have to do is scoop out the seeds, pour in some chicken stock and roast in the oven.<p>Voilà! The jack-o'-lantern you can eat with a spoon.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>One …

13 Problems Easily Solved With Tension Rods

Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, theyre super helpful around the house.<p>Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, they're super helpful around the house.

How to Make Classic Southern Hushpuppies at Home

<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: Hannah Messinger from Nothing But Delicious makes an old-school Southern dish with a cute name (and she has a cute story about it, …

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The ultimate comfort food: Make the best-ever homemade ramen in 3 easy steps

Japanese-style noodle bars keep popping up everywhere, serving deliciously slurpable soups that are so much more satisfying than the dried ramen packets of our college days (and offering almost-as-instant gratification). Classic Japanese ramen soups typically follow a specific combination of broth, …

In Praise of Lard, and How to Render Your Own

<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: Start cooking with lard -- and rendering your own. Jenny McGruther, author of The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods</i> …

What Is That Loose White Powder In Your Easy Mac And Cheese?

If you're feeling really hungry, you may not even notice the loose, white powder strewn among the noodles in your single serving cup of Kraft Triple Cheese Macaroni & Cheese.<p>Kraft doesn't promise "natural ingredients," and with a nuclear orange cheese powder that comes ready to stir from an …

How to Make Red Bean Ice Cream From Scratch

<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: Cynthia of Two Red Bowls</i> <i>is placing the long-neglected red bean where it has always belonged: in ice cream.</i><p>When it comes to Asian …

7 Frosted Cookies

Here at Food52, we're into more than just <i>spreading</i> the love. We want to <i>drizzle</i> the love. We want to <i>glaze</i> the love. We want to dunk all of our cookies in sugary, buttery love, and we want to share them with, well, the people we love most. Here are 7 cookies for all your spreading, drizzling, …

Dessert

Put a Little Sweet, Salt, and Sour on Your Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts get tossed in sweet, salty, sour vinaigrette for a flavor-packed meatless dish.<p><i>Welcome to Meatless Monday, a column in which we feature vegetarian recipes to help offset the weekend’s carnivorous sins</i>.<p>Brussels sprouts are an insanely easy—and delicious—dish to cook for dinner. When …

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The Food Lab: How to Roast Fall and Winter Vegetables

I associate different appliances with different times of the year. The vacuum cleaner comes out in the summer as the dogs start to shed their fall coats. (Ironically, the vacuum cleaner <i>also</i> comes out around November when my building decides to kick in its …

61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

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Grandma's White Cake with Maple Syrup Frosting

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: Your new favorite autumn dessert.</i><p>WHO: Jvcooks is our beloved Test Kitchen Manager -- and a true kitchen ninja.<p>WHAT: An …

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How to Buy, Store, and Cook Pumpkin, In Season in November

Tips on buying, storing, and cooking with pumpkin, in season in November<p>Fall's favorite gourd isn't just for jack-o-lanterns. Sure, it's fun to carve Drake's profile into the side of a pumpkin, but post-Halloween, you have to find something else to do with the big orange fruit. While most people …

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10 Cheap Eats in Houston

Blackberry Farm Griddle Cakes

6 Servings<p>Fast-track this pancakes or griddle cakes recipe by tripling the dry ingredients and storing them in a jar. At breakfast time, scoop out 2 1/4 cups. All the other measurements stay the same.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 large egg<p>2 cups buttermilk<p>1/4 cup pure maple syrup<p>1 cup gluten-free oat …

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Boston Brown Bread

10 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 3 min<p>This dense quickbread is traditionally baked in empty coffee cans.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon butter plus more for serving, room temperature<p>2 cups whole milk<p>1/2 cup mild-flavored (light) molasses<p>1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1 …

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How To Make The Perfect Poached Egg And Never End Up With A Sloppy Mess Again (PHOTOS)

Listen. Poached eggs are delicious, and I doubt you need to be convinced of that. What you <i>do</i> need to be convinced of, however, is that poaching eggs is easy. Before you start throwing things at your screen, just hear us out.<p>For some reason, many home cooks seem to be paralyzed by a fear of poaching …

Discover The Best Spice Blend For Vegetables | Men's Health

Chef Danny Trace works at Brennan’s of Houston, where he’s developed a signature spice blend he swears makes any vegetable a carnivore’s craving. It’s a Creole-inspired mixture that packs some serious heat and a backbone of barbecue spices. Thyme and oregano tag team with the flavors of fresh …

This Week in Recipes

Breakfast<p>Quick Morning Beans and Fried Eggs<p>Appetizers & Sides<p>Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Soup<br>• Basic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds<br>• Gluten-Free Apple Cider Bread<p>Entrées<p>Sous-Vide Pork Belly Buns With Pork Braise Mayonnaise and Quick-Pickled Cucumbers<br>• Chicken Ramen<br>• Pepper and Egg Sandwich<br>• Vegetarian …