Karen Sein

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Cranberry-Pecan Banana Bread

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>I have a weakness when it comes to cranberries. In part it’s because there’s such a short window to buy fresh ones – and pretty much every time I go grocery shopping, I convince myself that I better buy a few bags lest they disappear. I love throwing them into scones and muffins, …

Recipes

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Italian Food

Butternut Squash Baked Pasta Is the Ultimate Healthy Winter Comfort Food

It's spicy, it's creamy, and it feeds a crowd.<p>As someone who grew up in the Bay Area, I on’t think of myself as a baked pasta expert. I love them, and one of the first recipes I developed at <i>Bon Appétit</i> was a tuna casserole, but I haven’t made many baked pastas since. Healthyish editor <b>Amanda Shapiro</b> …

Cooking

Bread Alert: 12 Recipes You Can Tackle in Just a Day

Conversations about bread making often turn to talk of starters and wait times and scrambled schedules—the laborious signifiers of a life in debt to sourdough. Homemade bread is notably special, particularly tasty. There is a reason people commit to the woes and wins of making bread in their own …

Bread

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe

Really, though. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies are insane.<p>Without a doubt, the BA recipe that I make the most, (this probably speaks more to my sweet tooth than anything else) is the Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from one of our readers, Kate Davis. This is truly the …

Dessert

The Recipe That Changed the Way I Cook Chicken

Perfect pan-roasted chicken thighs were a significant improvement over the frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts I used to cook.<p>You can cook chicken, and you can <i>cook chicken</i>. Until I was about 27, I only did the first one. Growing up, I watched my mom make tenders out of chicken cutlets and …

Cooking

The 10 Best Meal-Prep and Freeze-Ahead Strategies on the Internet

Imagine having cheap, healthy, delicious meals stocked in your freezer or fridge right now. Nope, you don't need a personal chef for that. All it …

A Portuguese Egg Tart Recipe You Can Make in a Muffin Pan

An earth-shattering crust with creamy custard filling—the stuff dreams are made of.<p>Sometimes my recipe research leads to nuns. When I was tracing the origins of one of our favorite dim sum desserts—Portuguese egg tarts—I read <b>Rachel Khong’s</b> fascinating <i>All About Eggs</i>, which came out earlier this …

Baking

20 Ways to Put That Bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar to Work

Yes, you've had apple cider vinegar (or ACV, if you prefer) in your cabinet for years, but it's currently having a moment. Whether you're drinking it …

Pork with Nuoc Cham

4 servings<p>This all-purpose sauce will go with any protein and doubles as a great dressing for summer salads.<p>June 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons fresh lime juice<p>2 tablespoons fish sauce<p>½ teaspoon sugar<p>1 small garlic clove, finely chopped<p>1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro stems, plus leaves for …

Recipes

This Easy Sriracha Salad Is a Crowd Favorite—Here's Why Everyone's Obsessed

Bikinis and recipes share one thing in common: Before you try them yourself, you have no idea what they're actually like. And much like the search …

Lemon Curd with Berries

8 servings<p>This very lemony curd is made with whole eggs instead of just the yolks, which gives it an extra-light texture.<p>May 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest<p>1 cup fresh lemon juice<p>¾ cup plus 1–2 tablespoons sugar<p>6 large eggs<p>Pinch of kosher salt<p>1 cup (2 sticks) chilled …

Recipes

Hands-Off, No-Fry Tofu (It's Crispy, Too)

Raise your hand—and raise it high—if you're excited to fry tofu on a weeknight. The brave among you are waving one arm in the air, pouring oil into a wok with the other. (You must have tasted Ottolenghi's black pepper tofu.)<p>While I salute you, I cannot join you. On any given weeknight, my psyche is …

Recipes

Make This Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala ASAP

I didn't think chicken tikka masala could really get much better, but then I remembered my fall-time best friend: the slow cooker.

How to Make Potato Salad 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: Managing Editor Kenzi Wilbur confesses her favoritism for potato salad, and shows you how to make one any</i> …

Potatoes

Easy Roasted-Garlic Focaccia That's Too Good to Share

Anyone who understands evolution knows that it doesn't <i>necessarily</i> lead from simpler to more complex life-forms. Rather, it leads to life-forms better suited to their environments. The evolution of recipes is similar: It's not that every new recipe is <i>better</i> than its immediate predecessor; it's just …

15 Ina Garten Recipes That Will Make You Say, "How Easy Is That?"

If anyone is the queen of easy recipes, it's Ina Garten. After all, her catchphrase "How easy is that?" follows just about every recipe that she makes on Food Network's <b>Barefoot Contessa</b>. If you've always wanted to try some of Ina's best recipes but weren't sure where to start, consider this list of …

grilled cheese

Once You've Made Genius Peasant Bread, Try These 5 Variations

For all the reasons Alexandra Stafford's Peasant Bread is genius—the super-simple ingredient list; the no-knead, no-shape, no-flub technique; the <i>extremely pleasing</i> size, easily demolished by four people in one meal (or two, if you're hungry)—<b>it's also brilliant for all the variations it births</b>.<p>The …

Recipes

The No-Knead, No-Fuss Recipe That Will Get You Baking Bread Every Week

This is it: the bread recipe so simple and good, it will get you baking bread every week—even if you’ve never made a loaf in your life. It’s the comforting, no-knead peasant bread that’s ready in as few as 2 hours, unlike other no-knead breads that are ready ... tomorrow.<p>It's the bread that, …

Bread

Milk and Cookies Cake

16 Delicious New Ways to Eat Spiralized Vegetables

Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>A one-pot technique for the most tender roast chicken, with the most strangely appealing sauce. The lactic acid in milk makes meat especially tender and turns into an amazingly flavorful sauce. Some of you will want the sauce to be smooth and refined. You can blend it, but frankly, …

Recipes

Cookie Bars That Practically Seem like Magic (Are They?)

I've lived nearly 30 years and never made Magic Cookie Bars before this. December remedied this serious oversight for me, and I'm grateful. Here's why: Magic Cookie Bars (also known as Hello Dolly Bars or 7-layer Bars) are some of the simplest, yet most decadent bar cookies you can bake.<p>You know …

Recipes

18 One-Pot Gluten-Free Dinners for Busy Evenings

It’s 2017 now, and eating gluten-free hardly means living off of rice and meat alone. If you’ve adopted the lifestyle, we’ve got plenty of gluten-free cake recipes and breakfast recipes for you. But often, these (admittedly amazing) dishes require some time, effort, and well, lots of dirty dishes. …

Cooking

The Ginger-Scallion Sauce I Put On Everything

Warning: it's addictive.<p>If I starred on an MTV show, it'd be <i>True Life: I'm Addicted to Ginger-Scallion Sauce</i>. This obsession started when I first tried it at Momofuku Ssäm Bar in New York City, but didn't fully bloom until I made it at home recently. The salty, tangy, just-oniony-enough (official …

Recipes

9 Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Pan

If your cupboard is full of worn-out pans that kinda, sorta do their job, now’s the time to call in a rugged multitasker guaranteed to bring you …

Caramelized Pork Belly

• Calories 561.02<br>• Fat 24.99g<br>• Sat fat 8.48g<br>• Protein 25.30g<br>• Carbohydrate 59.30g<br>• Fiber 2.10g<br>• Sugar 28.99g<br>• Cholesterol 80.51mg<br>• Iron 1.25mg<br>• Sodium 801.33mg<br>• Calcium …

California Orange and Olive Oil Cake

Baking with olive oil has been a way of life for Mediterranean cooks, and it is gaining steam in America now. In California, where olive oil is …

confetti cookies

The rules of cookie math, whether or not you have underlings dictating them to you, are as follows:<p>Cookies with butter > cookies without …