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11 Salad Dressing Recipes to Help You Kick the Bottled Stuff

Salads don't always get a lot of love. They often feel like a chore, something you force yourself to eat to feel less guilty about the more interesting food on your plate. But a salad can be just as exciting as any other part of a meal, and the easiest way to improve your salads is to lose the …

These 120+ Patios Are Officially Open for 2016

As patios debut for the season, we'll be tracking them right here, so let us know if something's missing. In each patio's description, we're noting a variety of attributes — <i>dog-friendly, dollar oysters, reservations accepted, stroller-friendly, group-friendly, heated, games available, communal</i> …

New England

Here's How To Make The Only Birthday Cake You'll Ever Need

Which means yellow cake with chocolate frosting, obviously.<p>And yes, of COURSE we will give you the Funfetti variation.<p>1. Arrange the two racks in your oven so that one is in the top third of the oven and one is right in the middle: You'll need both to bake all three layers.<p>2. Get all your …

12 Fun Busy Bag Activities to Keep Toddlers Entertained

Go ahead and make that important phone call, Mom. We’ve got just what you need to keep your toddler occupied — and no, it doesn’t involve screen time. Whether you’re sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, need long road trip must-haves or are just stuck inside on a rainy day, busy bags …

Kids

Tips for Shooting Food Photos with Simple Tools and Natural Light

With a little ingenuity, you can use everyday objects to craft a beautiful photoshoot of professional proportions. In her latest video on Vimeo, …

Natural Light

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Trying to make up your mind on why you should visit Belize? Right off the bat, if you like St. Maarten or Cancun, Belize is not for you. But if you …

Canyoning Experience

Dominica, the hidden jewel of the Caribbean

When Anthony Trollope sailed through the Caribbean in 1856 he declared Dominica to be “the most picturesque of all the islands,” and noted down “an ardent desire to be off and rambling among those green mountains.”<p>Sadly his schedule didn’t permit this, but it’s precisely why I’ve landed on this …

Kanye West and Paul McCartney Team Up for "Only One"

<i>Photo by Inez and Vinoodh</i><p>Happy new year: Kanye West has released a new song called "Only One", a collaboration with Paul McCartney. Stream it at his website or download it at the iTunes store. The lyrics can also be found at Kanye's site.<p>"Only One" is the first single from Kanye's as-yet-untitled …

Paul McCartney

Hear Paul McCartney and Kanye West’s Emotional Ballad ‘Only One’

D’Angelo notwithstanding, there were no Beyonce-esque surprise albums for the end of 2014. But as the clock turned on another year Wednesday night, …

musicnotes

Homemade Marinara Sauce Is Easy to Make—If You Avoid These Common Mistakes

Jarred marinara sauce can't hold a candle to the homemade version. Avoid these common mistakes and whip up a batch tonight.<p>Is there any dinner that's easier to make and more satisfying than pasta and marinara sauce covered in a flurry of shredded Parmesan? We think not. But before you reach for a …

10 Foods You Should Only Buy Organic

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Has this ever happened to you?<p>You walk into the local supermarket, shopping list in hand, and find yourself in the colorful …

Agriculture

Kurt Cobain’s 1988 pre-Bleach mixtape unearthed — listen

Kurt Cobain may have gained prominence as one of the originators of grunge with Nirvana’s 1989 debut, <i>Bleach</i>, but he was messing with a whole other …

No Barista Needed: How To Brew Your Own Coffee At Home

Emily Dullea of Toby's Estate Coffee shows us the easiest and best ways to make the perfect cup of coffee at home—in under five minutes.<p>Why start off your morning waiting in line at your local coffee shop when you can relax with your own perfect, homemade cup of coffee at home? While brewing your …

Coffee

Starbucks Ginger Molasses Cookies

YUM!! Next time you wander into Starbucks for one of those $2.50 mega ginger cookies with crackled tops, remind yourself that you can make this same …

Moist and Delicious Banana Bread - Oh My! Sugar High

This is another recipe that my mother has been making for years. It took her a long time to find the perfect Banana Bread recipe and THIS IS IT. …

How to Pronounce Designer Names 101

Bazaar's A-Z cheat sheet to help you tackle Moschino, Hermes, Miu Miu and more. Plus, see round two.<p>Ever found yourself stuck for words when trying to pronounce some of the trickier names in the fashion lexicon? Us too. And, we figured, if we find it hard, then pity the poor woman who has a normal …

Crispy Green Bean Fries

It's 3 p.m. You're well aware that you should be reaching for something virtuous to snack on.<p>Luckily, we've figured out how to make vegetables more alluring when hunger strikes.<p>These oven-baked green beans are the answer.<p>They're easy, satisfying and not at all bad for you.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound fresh …

Dylan’s Basement Tapes: it sounded like nonsense, says his ‘cover girl’

It was summer 1967, midway through the era of drugs, promiscuity and rock’n’roll rebellion. But in the basement of a small house – Big Pink – near Woodstock in upstate New York, Bob Dylan was holed up with his backing band, a group of mostly Canadian dropouts known as the Hawks, inadvertently …

Kanye Is GQ's August Cover Boy

Photo: Courtesy of Condé Nast.<p>Because his life is dope, and he does dope shit, Kanye West is on the cover of the August issue of <i>GQ</i> looking — you know …

A Killer Summer Salad In No Time

Photo: Courtesy of Joy The Baker.<p>Sometimes, I spend so much time painting my own nails that by the time they’re complete, I’m entirely disenchanted …

10 Common Cooking Conversions for Everyday Cooking

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Put away your measuring spoons! We're sharing our top cooking guesstimations, from minced garlic to lemon juice.</i><p>Exactitude in the kitchen can be very …

The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

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Europeans Taste-Test America's Trashiest Snacks

Europeans just <i>looove</i> to sit on their high horse and judge America, smugly mocking our short vacations, our proclivity for sneakers and baseball caps, and most importantly, our junk food. From aerosol cheese to cake that can survive a nuclear war, Europeans laugh at (and remain perplexed by) some of …

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How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: With Amber Wilson from For the Love of the South's step by step instructions, making pizza dough no longer has to be reserved for special</i> …

How to Make the Perfect Angel Food Cake

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today:</i> …

50 Old-School Cookie Recipes You Can't Beat

Trying to improve upon the Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie is futile—here's proof.<p>We have cookie recipes that use everything from green tea to guava …