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Can Trauma Help You Grow?

When I tell people that I had a brother who was kidnapped and murdered, I’m often asked how my parents survived. I was only four when Jon died, so for a long time I had the same question. My family suffered an unfathomable loss. Yet I grew up as free as most kids in the nineteen-seventies: my …

The Simple Trick to Turning Any Stew Into a Pie

This simple trick for turning stew into pie has us wondering what we've been doing all our lives.<p>Come winter there's nothing better than tucking into something warm: your bed, the deep chair by the fire, a familiar book, or best of all, a pie. And, no, we're not talking apple.<p>We're talking <b>savory</b> …

Out of Control Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, takes classic cinnamon rolls up a notch with whiskey salted caramel.</i><p>I was at the airport early last weekend. I was headed to Florida for a wedding and I was hungry and in need of caffeine. Despite the recent arrival of …

Dinner Tonight: Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil, and White Bean Burgers

<i>Today: Meatless burgers that have carnivores clamoring to their skillets.</i><p>Burgers may be the ultimate in comfort food, but for those of us who are carnivores, the thought of a burger that isn't, well, a burger, doesn't usually spark our interest. Until now. These vegan bean burgers are packed with a …

Roasted Pear Cake with Brown Butter Glaze

<i>Applesauce cake gets updated with roasted pear sauce and a brown butter glaze.</i><p>Spiced and fruit-filled cakes like this one are perfect fall and winter fare because they are easy to make, they warm up your house, and they make your kitchen smell totally delicious. They also make a great breakfast, …

Don't Wait Till the Holidays to Make Vermont Spice Cake

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, uncovers the recipe for the one cake you should make this fall.</i><p>My job requires spending part of my time in Vermont, which is lucky for me: At this time of year, it's the only place I want to be. The leaves are changing, …

Salted-Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake

If you don't own a candy thermometer, this cake offers a good excuse to buy one. It sounds a little nitpicky, but the caramel should reach exactly 238 degrees. (Any less and the cake layers wont hold together properly; any more and the caramel will turn hard.) Precision will also pay off with the …

36 Blueberry Recipes We’re Completely Obsessed With

From cobbler to pancakes to pies, here are our favorite blueberry recipes.<p><b>We're not saying we have a favorite berry</b> or anything, but we'll gladly admit that blueberries are one of the best. Try out these blueberry recipes now (now!), especially when blueberries are in season.

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Sweet Potato Lentil Soup with Curry and Lime

<i>We all harbor secret fantasies of moving away, starting a café, and feeding people. Every month, Sarah Kieffer from the Vanilla Bean Blog will be indulging us with stories and recipes from the Wolners, who own the Blue Heron Coffeehouse in Winona, Minnesota.</i><p><i>Today: A lentil soup to cure anything</i> …

7 Meatless Mains (+ What to Wash Them Down With)

The easiest way to make dinner feel special is to pair it with a great beverage -- whether a cocktail, a smoothie, or something more akin to dessert, a fancy libation punctuates any meal and enlivens an otherwise ordinary weeknight.<p>No matter if you're a veteran vegetarian or you've resolved to cut …

10 Fantastic and Filling Vegetarian Entrées

In the eight years that I was a vegetarian, I often found that my veggie-centric preferences were the afterthought of the party. More often than not, …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

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How to Make Pickles and Jam at Home

<i>We're all about collections over at Provisions -- and we don't want you to miss out on the fun.</i><p><i>Today: Homemade kombucha, jam, pickles, and preserves are within reach -- today's collection can help.</i><p>Summer is one of the best times for food -- peaches, cucumbers, tomatoes, and strawberries abound. But …

4 Killer Rowing Workouts

Crush calories and get in prime shape with these indoor cardio routines<p>It’s hard to find a cardio machine that works your body harder than an indoor rower. It requires equal effort from your upper and lower body, extreme cardiovascular fitness, and ridiculous muscular endurance to blast out rep …

Crispy Braised Chicken With White Beans and Chile Verde Recipe

<b>Note:</b> If Anaheim chiles are unavailable, use a mix of cubanelle and poblano peppers.<p><b>Read more: The Food Lab: Crispy Braised Chicken With White Beans and Chile Verde</b><p>Ingredients1 pound small white beans, rinsed and picked overKosher salt2 quarts homemade or store-bought low sodium chicken broth2 bay …

9 Potato Recipes for St. Patrick's (or Any) Day

<i>EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally ran in 2014, but we're republishing it in observance of St. Patrick's Day this year—these potato recipes are, after all, timeless.</i><p>Versatile, comforting, and cheap, potatoes are the ultimate crowd-pleaser. You probably don't need another excuse to eat them, but, …

Greek-Style Shrimp in Tomato Sauce (+ 10 Steps to a Better Sauté)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: Master the art of the sauté -- starting with shrimp.</i><p>There is something wonderful about a one-pan sauté. Sure, a quick dinner …

Why Hollywood Thinks Atheism Is Bad for Business

After Matthew McConaughey took the stage to accept his Best Actor award at the Oscars on Sunday, he began his speech by thanking God, praising the deity for giving him “opportunities that I know are not of my hand or of any other human hand.” Though McConaughey won for his gripping portrayal of a …

Brown Butter Cupcake Brownies

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: Find beauty in the mayhem. This weeknight-friendly, deceptively simple take on a chocolate</i> …

The Valentine's Day Showstopper

<i>Every so often, we get the chance to reshoot one of our favorite recipes from the Food52 archives.</i><p><i>Today: A cake to launch a thousand ships.</i><p><i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Noritake. Noritake’s Cher Blanc is featured below.</i><p>There's a reason there's no such thing as a wedding pie. Don't …

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Joe Beef's Lamb Shoulder for Two

<i>In anticipation of this year's Piglet, we'll be sharing articles, recipes, and tips from past winners. Following Good to the Grain is The Art of Living According to Joe Beef. Learn more about this year's tournament here, or head to Provisions to add some of the titles to your bookshelf!</i><p><i>Today: A</i> …

Dinner Tonight: Extra Tender Meatballs + Twice Baked Potatoes and Kale

Just like an Ikea trip wouldn't be the same without a pit stop at the cafeteria for some Swedish meatballs, the end of January wouldn't be complete without a no-nonsense, unapologetic meal of meat and potatoes.<p>This meal isn't light, but it won't put you in a food coma, either. Your greens are snuck …

Griddled Polenta Cakes with Goat Cheese + Raw Kale Salad

<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: A dinner inspired by the principle that a little bit of everything is better than a lot of one thing.</i><p>You've probably had this …

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

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Kim Boyce's Granola Bars

<i>In anticipation of this year's Piglet, we'll be sharing articles, recipes, and tips from past winners over the next three weeks. First up: Kim Boyce's Good to the Grain. Learn more about this year's tournament here, or head to Provisions to add some of the titles to your bookshelf!</i><p><i>Today: A granola</i> …

Chicken Tikka Masala

6 servings<p>For this chicken tikka masala recipe, the yogurt helps tenderize the chicken; the garlic, ginger, and spices in the marinade infuse it with lots of flavor. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 garlic cloves, finely grated<p>4 tsp. …

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After These 39 Chicken Thighs Recipes, You Can't Turn Back

Using chicken thighs, the most flavorful parts of the chicken, these recipes will have you cooking soups and skewers to tacos and paella.<p><b>We'll admit it: Chicken thighs trump chicken breasts any day of the week</b>. Not only are they more succulent than white meat, chicken thighs even stand up to …

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Creamy Queso with Chorizo

8 Servings<p>In defense of Velveeta: It might be lowbrow, but its texture is supreme.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>6 oz. fresh chorizo, casings removed<p>2½ cups half-and-half<p>8 oz. Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes<p>8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, grated<p>8 oz. sharp cheddar, grated<p>2 …