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The Best Filet Mignon Steak for Your Best Lady

With a truffle mushroom ragout.<p><i>For Valentine's Day this year, we asked the great Charlie Palmer (of his eponymous Steak) to craft the ultimate dinner menu for you. Of course, it's really not for you, but for the special person in your life. So join us in cooking up something truly unforgettable,</i> …

McDonald’s Finally Reveals How Their Delicious French Fries Are Made

This is a new era for fast food. No longer can the chains that have dominated America and beyond simply hold our noses and force our mouths open while feeding us their delicious-yet-mysterious foods. People demand accountability now, and fast food chains have had to sort-of-answer the consumer …

The 14 Best Ways to Eat an Egg

You know they’re nutritious. Now make them even more delicious

5 Madly Delicious Ways to Make Meatballs

Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes.<p><b>1. Swedish Meatballs</b><p>Delicate, …

Recipes

Why You Should Roast a Ton of Vegetables This Weekend

If you're going to roast vegetables, you might as well roast a large batch. Here's why.<p>Want to organize your week's meals, knock out an easy cooking project, and get a head-start on eating healthier? One of the easiest weekend kitchen tasks you can check off your list is to <b>roast a large batch of</b> …

Food

9 Not-Too-Sweet Recipes for Finishing Up Your Molasses

Molasses is an ingredient that keeps on giving. No matter how carefully you think you've scraped out the jar, try turning it upright and returning a day later -- you'll see yet another 1/4 cup has accumulated. It's endless breadsticks, molasses-edition.<p>We've collected 9 recipes that will help you …

Muffins

Our 34 Best Bubbly Cocktails Made With Champagne And Sparkling Wine

Keep the vibe happy with a little bubbly<p>For a festive night, nothing beats a glass of sparkling wine—except maybe a sparkling cocktail. These bubbly …

What to Do With Your Leftover Candy Canes (Besides Just Eating Them)

More leftover candy canes than you know what to do with? From DIY peppermint ice cream to candy truffles, here are some tasty ideas to get rid of them all.<p>Candy canes seem like such a good idea in early December. Every year, it's the same routine: You buy a big box (They're so cheap!), and hang …

Dessert

7 Ways to Roast a Chicken

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Let your love for roasted chicken grow deeper with these 7 simple recipes.</i><p>Like a heaping bowl of mac and cheese or a rich slice of chocolate cake, perfectly roast chicken is tried and true …

Recipes

How to Make (the Best Ever) Hash Browns Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52 alum Catherine Lamb is showing you how to make hash browns miles better than your nearest diner,</i> …

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Why Chestnuts Are So Darn Expensive

How the heck did chestnuts get so pricey anyway? We investigate<p>Americans love the idea of chestnuts around the holidays. They love singing about them in “The Christmas Song,” but aside from the old-timey nostalgia of the snack, chestnuts are expensive ($6.99 a pound at Fresh Direct but as high as …

Detox Soup to Make You Feel Awesome

Detox Soup is a great way to kick the new year off. This gluten-free recipe can be used during an official "cleanse" or to kick-start a conscious eating plan for 2015!<p>Ok, so if you’re going out on New Year’s Eve, do yourself a favor and make this soup one or two days before the festive first, and …

Gluten-Free

Tomato Soup From Scratch

I grew up in the Andy Warhol generation of tomato soup. Not only did it come from a can, but the can itself was worshiped.<p>But recently I was traveling and had one of those weird "it's too early for dinner but too late for lunch, yet I'm still starving" moments and found myself in a restaurant …

Recipes

Cinnabon Muffins Are Everything

Cinnabon muffins with pumpkin get their delectable texture from a secret ingredient -- coffee creamer! The whole family will love them.<p>Cinnabon muffins with pumpkin get their delectable texture from a secret ingredient -- coffee creamer! The whole family will love them.<p>It’s that time of year when I …

Muffins

Lobster Newberg Recipe (aka Lobster Newburg) - How to Make Lobster Newburg

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better.<p><b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and …

Recipes

5 Creative Ways to Cook with Spaghetti Squash (There Will Be Funnel Cake)

Stop! Don't douse that spaghetti squash with marinara sauce—try one of these recipes, instead.<p>Here's the thing about spaghetti squash. We don't actually want it to be spaghetti-like. We'll just use plain ole spaghetti for that one; there's no use trying to re-fashion squash to act like pasta.<p>And …

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Sodium Citrate Will Turn A Block Of Cheese Into The Creamiest Nacho Sauce Ever. Get Some.

Never eat neon nacho cheese from a can again.<p>There will be a nacho cheese fountain at my wedding reception someday. <i>(If a wedding never happens, this is a formal request that there</i> at least <i>be one at my funeral.)</i> Knowing this, you should now understand that the importance of nacho cheese in my life …

10 Cozy Fall Breakfast Recipes

Cooler temperatures and falling leaves mean it's time to turn on your oven and bake something delicious. Try these cozy breakfast recipes made from all your favorite fall ingredients -- apples, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, oats, pecans and more.<p>Cooler temperatures and falling leaves mean it's time to …

Afternoon Tea

Whole Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin soup: Hearty, seasonal and surprisingly not a big ol' mess. 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. Voilᅢᅠ! The jack-o'-lantern you can eat with a spoon.<p>Pumpkin soup: …

Recipes

Amazing Super Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay, so these cookies might just lean a little towards the ridiculous.<p>Super stuffed chocolate chip cookies - you heard that right! These amazing (and HUGE) chocolate chip cookies are stuffed with both Oreos AND Reese's peanut butter cups. It's a heavenly mouthful!<p>Okay, so these cookies might just …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brain fritters, 1879. For 65 cents, "you have three dishes, sufficient for quite two days' dinner for six." http://t.co/07jgtdbWEB

Homemade Texas Roadhouse Butter

Your family will be super impressed with this special touch at meal time!<p>Famous Texas Roadhouse Butter made at home. It'll take you mere minutes, and it is SO good!<p>"I could have made a meal out of their rolls and cinnamon honey butter!" How often do we hear this after a meal at Texas Roadhouse?? …

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38 Types Of Coffee Drinks, Explained

Finally know the difference between a cafᅢᄅ au lait and a cafe con lechᅢᄅ.<p>Nearly 83 percent of grownups in the U.S. drink coffee. Even if you've adopted this very adult habit, you may sometimes revert to your 12-year-old self when it comes to the complicated drinks on the menu. The sight of …

How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style

A chewy-crisp crust, endless topping ideas, and do-ahead ease. Pizza made in a sheet pan is the simplest, tastiest way to feed a crowd.<p><b>Those supremely thin, hearth-blistered pizzas</b> coming out of upscale pizzerias these days? We love ‘em, but trying to replicate the conditions of an 800-degree …

Cooking

42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.<p>Dutch ovens are made to last—seriously, Le Creuset has a lifetime guarantee—and can take the heat of the oven and a long simmer on a stovetop. That's why these heavy, …

Cooking

Why Can't I Put Metal in the Microwave?

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10 Recipes to Satisfy Your Scientifically Justified Gut Cravings for Chocolate

According to a new study, there might be such a thing as gut cravings.<p>According to a new study, there might be such a thing as gut cravings. We’ll …