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The Top 10 Genius Recipes of 2016

With 2016 coming to an end, one of the more gratifying ways to take stock is to look back on all that we've cooked—and the recipes we'll pocket to keep feeding each other and ourselves on repeat.<p>The ten recipes below are the Food52 community's very favorite Genius Recipes of the year. Like every …

Kung Pao Cauliflower Bites [Vegan]

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Simple Christmas Cookies

Makes about 24<p>A super-easy, no-mixer-needed cookie dough recipe that doesn’t dirty any bowls and leaves plenty of time for the fun stuff—baking, decorating, and eating dough scraps, of course.<p>December 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, chilled<p>½ cup granulated …

17 Christmas Candy Recipes That Will Kick Cookies to the Curb

It seems like Christmas cookies take center stage around the holidays, but they’re not the ONLY sweet treat you should be having this time of year. Sure, there’s some adorable bite-sized holiday sweets you can make with the kiddies and there’s always no-bake holiday desserts for the lazy hostess …

26 Unique Holiday Decor Ideas for Christmas Lights

‘Tis the season to deck your halls with all manner of twinkling string lights. You can’t go wrong with a few strands wrapped around your tree and windows, but if you’re looking to switch things up this year, these unique lighting ideas will help you get “lit” in the most festive way possible. …

They Don’t Call These Billion Dollar Biscuits For Nothing…

Buttery Billion Dollar Biscuits<p>Save<p>There’s no messing around when it comes to making biscuits. Now, we’re fine with using some form of bisquick …

15 Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes Perfect for Dinner Tonight + Lunch Tomorrow

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30 Vegetarian Soups for Weight Loss

It’s finally that time of year—when rainbow leaves scatter the streets and the chill beats the heat, carving out the perfect setting for hayrides, …

The Most Addicting Fall Cookie Recipe Ever

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles<p>Save<p>It’s officially autumn here, and cooler weather brings boots, scarves, and a plethora of pumpkin recipes! We’ve got the …

9 Slow Cooker Hacks That'll Come in Handy This Fall

You could just set it and forget it, but these tips are going to completely up your slow cooking game.<p>Now that fall is in full swing, it's the ideal time to start firing up your slow cooker on the regular. It's a lifesaver on busy weeknights, especially when you're craving comfort food on a chilly …

20 Halloween Cookies Guaranteed to Make You Grin Like a Jack-o'-Lantern

Halloween desserts don't have to be elaborate projects — these fun cookie recipes are proof. You might be surprised at how scarily easy these festive cookies are to make, and they're perfect for sharing at any Halloween party. Once you figure out your favorite cookies to bake, you'll have more time …

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No Bake Pumpkin Balls That Are Totally Guilt Free!

Yesterday I whipped up a batch of these no bake pumpkin balls and I have been eating them morning, noon and night ever since. Yes, even for …

50 Game-Day Recipes Starring the Real MVP, Cheese

A good game is nothing without good food to go with it, right? The best game-day recipes tend to have one thing in common: cheese, and plenty of it. This season, look forward to cheering on your favorite team even more with queso dips, cheesy pull-apart breads, and more crowd-pleasing appetizers. …

3 Essential Pasta Sauces Every Home Cook Should Know How to Make

We caught up with Top Chef alum Fabio Viviani, who gave us the lowdown on the three essential sauces he thinks every home cook should know how to make.<p><b>Classic tomato sauce</b>: "Everyone should be able to make it because it's easy. All you need to do is roast garlic with olive oil and add tomato, …

This Chickpea Tabbouleh Is a No-Cook Side Dish You Can Throw Together in 5 Minutes

<i>Take 5 is a</i> PEOPLE Food <i>series with a mission: Get a star-worthy meal (or dessert or cocktail) on your table in either 5 minutes or using only 5</i> …

How to Bake the Chocolate Chip Cookie of Your Dreams

If you’ve ever scanned the offerings on a packed school bake-sale table you’ll know one thing: Not all chocolate chip cookies are created …

30 Quick and Easy Crockpot Meals

I can’t stand to cook very often. This is even truer when school starts back! That’s why I had to come up with <b>30 back to school quick and easy</b> …

Zucchini tart recipe will make you wish you had planted more, not less

Houseguests can be ingrates. Once, I invited an asparagus family to the garden, and the whole clan stalked away. Perhaps my hostess skills need some work.<p>Apparently to make asparagus feel at home, you have to cultivate loose soil, deep trenches and patience. So this summer, years after my first …

Recipe 101: Easy French Onion Soup

<b>Ingredients</b><p>½ cup butter<br>4-5 medium to large onions (I prefer using several varieties for the best flavor)<br>1 teaspoon dry thyme (or two sprigs fresh …

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How to cook the best scrambled eggs of your life

I am obsessed with scrambled eggs. I cook at least two dozen every weekend for my tiny family of three humans, and I'm not even exaggerating. That's …

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26 Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Perfect for Summer

Is your slow cooker gathering dust at the back of some cabinet or shelf at this very moment? If the answer is yes, it's time to dig it out, get it …

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10 Super Foods to Help You Quickly Build Muscle and Lose Weight

In order to build muscle and lose weight you need a variety of veggies, carbs, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats. In order to quickly build muscle …

You'll Never Make Traditional Cheesecake Again, Thanks to This Recipe

<i>The Kitchy Kitchen is the brainchild of food enthusiast and self-taught chef Claire Thomas. With a focus on new spins on classic meals, the site</i> …

Recipe: No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Cookies<p>Makes 18 cookies<p>1/2 cup creamy peanut butter<p>1 small, very ripe banana, mashed (about 1/3 cup) <br>1/3 cup maple …

'My Sweat Life' blogger Kelsey Wells posts photo showing that the scale doesn't matter

Looking for some weight loss tips? Here's a tip for you: the number on the scale doesn't matter nearly as much as you think it does.<p>Blogger Kelsey Wells, who writes mysweat.life/blog and posts to its Instagram counterpart, posted a photo this week that just might have you rethinking your goal …

Fitness

11 healthy lunches you can make in less than 10 minutes

If you're trying to eat healthy, coming up with easy meals that will actually satisfy your cravings can be hard. These 11 recipes are exactly what you've been looking for since they're fast, delicious, and totally healthy.<p>Preparing these meals in the morning and digging in at lunch will help you …

Best Cooking and Recipe apps for Android and iOS smartphones

Smartphone apps have made our life easy. Shifting from beauty to grooming, travelling to food guides, health to medicines, everything is just one …

The Popsicle Recipes You Need To Make (And Eat) This Summer

They're even better than ice cream.<p>We don’t have to remind you that the summers are hot — we all know this ― but what you might not know is that the best way to combat the heat is by eating popsicles. Not ice cream sandwiches, not frozen yogurt, but popsicles. Lots of them. And not just any old …

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