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Are you on track for retirement? Do the math

What should I have for dinner tonight? What movie should we go see? Where should we go on vacation this year? Many questions in life are relatively easy to answer. But if you’re wondering, “Am I on track for retirement?” it may quickly turn into a frustrating exercise.<p>To know the answer, you also …

Retirement

How to save more money with less effort

For most people, the knee-jerk reaction is that saving over half of their income is impossible. The perception is that saving that much money every year would require a massive income and/or a lifestyle of suffering and sacrifice. I can tell you from our experience that both of those preconceptions …

Tar Heel Pie | Brownie Pie

<i>Brownie pie is known in some parts as tar heel pie. Whatever you care to call the recipe, it’s essentially a rich, gooey, chocolate fudge pie made</i> …

Baking

Weekend Recipe: North Carolina Lemon Pie

Photo: Courtesy of Cook's Country<p>A unique crust made with saltine crackers, melted butter, and light corn syrup sets this pie apart from the …

Baking

Fully Grilled Caesar Salad Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> In the spring and summer, I like to grill every part of a meal if I can. When friends told me they had tried grilled salad, I couldn't wait to make it. This simple Caesar salad comes together in minutes: The lettuce and baguette are grilled for a nice charred flavor, and the super …

8 Awesome Salads to Bring to a BBQ

Don't know what to bring to that Memorial Day BBQ? These crowd-pleasing salads have been tested and perfected, and are bound to be the most talked-about dishes at the party.<p><b>1. Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>Perfect for a summer BBQ, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead …

Cooking

The Perfect Poach

Makes 2 Servings<p>We consulted the perfectionists at Thomas Keller's Per Se in New York, where chef de cuisine Eli Kaimeh gave us his number-one piece of advice (and recipe) for the perfect poached egg: Start with a fresh egg. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April …

Goat Cheese and Balsamic-Roasted-Cherry Crostini Recipe

These easy, delicious crostini are topped with juicy balsamic-roasted cherries and tangy goat cheese.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>The natural sweetness of ripe summer cherries is deepened by oven-roasting in a balsamic glaze.<br>• Tangy goat cheese provides a creamy counterpoint to the soft fruit.<p><b>Note:</b> The …

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Oregano

4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>December 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 lemon<p>4 large or 8 small skin-on, boneless chicken thighs<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 teaspoons olive oil, divided<p>3 sprigs oregano<p>1 tablespoon minced shallot<p>1/2 garlic clove, minced<p>1/8 teaspoon crushed red …

Dirt Bombs

Makes 12 Servings<p>Like a cinnamon-sugar doughnut in muffin form. You’ve been warned.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>muffins<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>¾ cup sugar<p>1 …

Alice's Grilled Chocolate Sandwiches

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Who ever said you can't have a sandwich for dessert? Alice begs to differ.</i><p>Here’s a rabbit-from-your-hat trick -- with ingredients straight from your pantry -- guaranteed …

Sweet Potato Quesadillas + Classic Guacamole

<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: For all of you who have been tempted to make guacamole into a meal, here's how.</i><p>Guacamole is too often pigeon-holed as just an …

Bacon & Egg Ramen Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is my pantry special; it uses things that I always have on hand and is a great end of a crappy day meal. It's simple and satisfying and adaptable. —Aliwaks<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> This soup is simple to make and comes together quickly. The combination of ginger, lemongrass, and black …

Spicy Greens and Creamy Parmesan Bean Stew

Creamy Parmesan White Bean Stew with Spicy Greens.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> February 10, 2014 147<p>Ways to cure a snow-filled, bone chilling Monday?<p>I’ll go …

French Yogurt Cake

8 Servings<p>June 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>3/4 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 cup sugar<p>1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest<p>3/4 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt<p>1/2 cup vegetable oil<p>2 large eggs<p>1/2 teaspoon vanilla …

Recipe: Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Fill a heavy Dutch oven or cast iron pot with a few inches of oil and heat on medium-high until it reaches 365° to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with …

Recipes

30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.

Healthy Eating

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

Cooking

Cranberry Syrup Recipe

Cooking the cranberries low and slow is essential here. They have a ton of pectin, which makes it very easy to end up with cranberry jelly instead of cranberry syrup. If you find that after you put your syrup in the fridge it sets a little, give it a good shake before using.<p><b>About the Author:</b> Autumn …

Sugar Cream Pie

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Paula Haney | The Hoosier Mama Book of Pie | Agate, 2013<p>The recipe for sugar cream pie traveled across the prairie in …

Baking

47 Pie Recipes for Every Season

From classic apple to blueberry—we've got a pie for every season.<p>No matter what the season, pie is one of our favorite desserts. There's not much you can't put into a flaky, buttery crust. From fruity fillings piled high (high pie!) with meringue to rich, velvety chocolate delights, here are our …

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

Easy Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice

Easy Thai Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 25, 2013 184<p>Let’s get out of our comfort zone.<p>If you know me, and for all intents and …

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

<b>Serves 6 to 8</b><p>Ingredients<p>3 cups crumbled graham crackers<br>• 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted<br>• 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips<br>• 1 cup heavy cream<br>• 1/2 cup …

How to Make a Delicious Elote Salad

<i>Published in the June/July 2013 issue, on sale any day now</i><p><i>Elote (or corn on the cob) is a Mexican street food, eaten on a stick or by using the peeled-down husks and cob as a handle. Here, it's an outdoor salad — easier to prepare, serve, and eat.</i><p><b>How to Make Elote Salad</b><p><i>Heat level:</i> Low <i>for steaming</i> …