Kristen Ballstaedt

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What Unexpected Ingredient Makes This Cake Creamy & Not Too Sweet?

<i>Today: Beans popping up in places you wouldn't think to look for them. This article is brought to you by Ten Speed Press. Head here to learn more about Anna Jones'</i> A Modern Way to Cook.<p>Beans! The answer is beans.<p>Now, if you consider blending beans into cake batter as a way to sneak them into a …

Popcorn "Granola" Bars Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> These are slightly adapted from Bulk Bin Snack Bars, with popcorn in place of …

The World's Easiest Cookies: The Video

Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.<p>Whisk the almond flour and …

Dessert

De Niro Says 'Find the Truth' on Vaccines: But Experts Already Did

Actor Robert De Niro is the latest celebrity to say he thinks vaccines might cause autism. But decades of study have shown no link at all, and scientists are becoming increasingly impatient with the refusal to accept their findings.<p>De Niro said Wednesday he now regrets pulling a controversial film …

Public Health

Our 9 Favorite Design Trends from 2015

With a butcher-block countertop and subway-tiled walls, the office space we moved into in February staked claim to certain interior design trends that really spoke to us. (Lots of natural light, white waxed wooden floors, and rustic open shelving were some others.) Throughout the year, we picked up …

Vegan Cashew Caesar Salad Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> A vegan take on the classic Caesar, with a creamy cashew dressing.<p>Find directions …

gingerbread layer cake

For the last seven Christmas Eves, I have made the gingerbread cake Claudia Fleming made famous during her time at Gramercy Tavern. The first year, I …

The Best Shredded Kale Salad — Oh She Glows

• 2 medium bunches destemmed lacinato/dinosaur kale, finely chopped (8 to 9 cups/300 to 340 g chopped)<br>• 2 large garlic cloves<br>• 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh lemon …

Sweet Potato Apple Latkes Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Amy Traverso | The Apple Lover's Cookbook | W.W. Norton & Company, 2011<p>Every year, we host a big Hanukkah party for a …

Latkes

Kevin Gillespie's Barbecue Chicken with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Two legendary grilling techniques combine -- and we never have to worry about dry barbecued chicken again.</i><p>The struggle of barbecued chicken has always been …

Zucchini Pancakes Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> What to do with all that zucchini in the summer? This is a delicious side dish. - …

Pumpkin Soup with Crispy Shallots

My mom got me a sugar pumpkin to use as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving, and it’s been cheerfully sitting on my windowsill ever since. It still looked …

The Making of Our Modern Dinner Bells

Hear that? That's all of us running towards the sound of designer Pat Kim's modern dinner bells.<p><b>Pat, a Pratt Institute alum whose studio is based in Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood, is one of our Shop's newest makers</b>—so we asked him a few questions to find out where he gets inspiration and and how …

Why Honey is a Smart Alternative to Sugar (& How to Substitute)

<i>Joanne Chang—owner of Flour Bakery, author of Baking with Less Sugar, and all-around dessert wizard—has discovered that less sugar can often mean more flavor.</i><p><i>Today: This light and airy sticky morning bun is made entirely with honey, which means you'll keep enjoying it even after the first couple</i> …

9 Décor Tricks to Guarantee a Polished Space

To an extent, decorating a room is similar to putting together the perfect outfit. The colors need to mix well, the materials need to hang right, and …

We Tried It: Gwyneth Paltrow's Cauliflower Fried Rice

Despite the season's cold and dreary weather that makes us want to stay curled up under our comforters, we look to January as a time to kick off a …

Healthy Eating

Meyer Lemon Paleo Cake

Please share this Meyer Lemon Paleo Cake with all of your friends. It’s so good you don’t have to be on a paleo diet to enjoy it!<p>Earlier this week I …

15 Fab Fruitcakes That Don’t Suck

Often shunned or, legend has it, simply re-gifted year after year, fruitcake has had it pretty hard over the years. Sure, the heavy loaves we’ve all seen haven’t done its rep any favors, but that’s not the only kind out there. The 15 fabulous fruitcake recipes below are here to prove it. Featuring …

Dessert

2-Day Clean Eating Plan To Reboot Between The Holidays

Here's a delicious 2-day meal plan with easy-to-make recipes that will help you reset after the holiday.<p>The recipes are all vegan and gluten-free. …

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14 Ways to Transform Your Mudroom

How does this sound? After a long day at work — you come home and walk into a beautiful organized room instead of a cluttered mess. Glorious, we know. Sometimes it’s hard to get motivated to update your home, but these gorgeous pieces of inspiration will definitely make you want to hop in the car …

Interior Design