Liza Aponte

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How to make cold-brew coffee at home

Once you taste really good cold brew, it's very hard settling for ordinary iced coffee. Coffee shops and gourmet grocers are aware of cold brew's charms, and they now charge a premium for it. My local Starbucks charges $3.87 for cold brew (at current rates that converts to £2.95, AU$5), an extra 68 …

10 Low-Carb Chicken Recipes

Chicken recipes can be deceiving. You think you’re eating a muscle-building protein meal, but you’re often getting a good amount of carbs or added …

3 Steps To Transform Your Home To Age In Place And Earn Some Cash

Summertime is here, and is a great time to tackle all those home projects we never have time or desire to do -- fixing up the lawn, cleaning the basement or painting a room. As we get older, freshening up our living space is energizing, but it also becomes important to look at our home as either …

Dining Rooms

7 Healthy Eating Tricks You're Going To Want To Try

Summer fun doesn't have to be unhealthy.

7 Meal Prep Tricks To Try This Week

Making food ahead of time means you can spend more time frolicking in the summer twilight all week.

How to Make Better Salads Without a Recipe

With these tips for riffing on classic dishes (Mom's chicken salad, anyone?), you can make a delicious meal that doesn't require any recipe, so you're ready to improvise at the table any time—with whatever you bought too much of at the farmers marekt. With a few simple bases to choose from, simply …

Epicurious: 3-Ingredient Recipes Video Series

9 Brilliant Ways to Use Canned Tuna

Go beyond the classic tuna salad.<p>From pasta to pizza, here are nine terrific ways to use the pantry staple.<p>Canned tuna is excellent for quick, …

Your Monday Lunch Break Reading List

Busy weekend? Here's what you may have missed on our site.<p><b>Saturday:</b><p>Ever wondered if real buttermilk actual makes it better? Us too. So we investigated.<br>• We'll never get tired of chocolate—never, ever—so we found even more great recipes for you.<p><b>Sunday:</b><p>Posie gave you a fantastic (chocolate) reason to …

Mardi Gras

5 days of easy, simple dinners: Meatloaf, chicken, pasta and more

My word for the week is simplicity. When the noise of modern life gets to be too loud I like to combat it by simplifying wherever I can, and one of the best places is in the kitchen. The recipes for the week are all made with 6 ingredients or less (not counting olive oil, salt and pepper) so …

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5 Valentine's Day Quiche Recipes

Quiche—with its custardy filling and buttery pastry—makes for an incredibly romantic breakfast, brunch or even dinner.<p>From classic bacon-and-leek to …

5 Better Ways to Take New Year's Eve Shots

Shots on New Years Eve are nearly unavoidable—but they don’t have to be regrettable.<p>There are better ways to take a shot than with a lick of salt or …

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

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The Best, Easiest Sugar Cookie Recipe Has Only 4 Ingredients

<i>Posie Harwood, who finds the best back-of-the-box recipes in the grocery store, finds the best four-ingredient holiday cookie.</i><p>I've never met a sugar cookie I didn't like. It's hard to go wrong with such a simple, classic recipe.<p>But come holiday time, there are more sugar cookie recipes floating …

How Far in Advance Can You Make Holiday Cookies?

No! You <i>can’t</i> make all of the desserts and cookies for Christmas at the last minute and still enjoy the holidays.<p>Fortunately, <b>plenty of cookies keep well—and some actually improve with age</b>. Go ahead and try some of those traditional Scandinavian and German recipes that you’ve ignored all these years; …

6 Ways to Decorate Holiday Cookies Like a Pro

Make cookies so beautiful even Santa would stop to Instagram them.<p>For every reason there is to stuff your face with sugar cookies, there's a technique for decorating them. We spent a day with our resident baking pro, senior associate editor <b>Claire Saffitz</b>, who showed us six ways to deck out our …

King Arthur Flour's 2-Ingredient Never-Fail Biscuits

<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:</i> <i>How to turn 2 ingredients into perfect biscuits in less time than it takes to drink your coffee. Extra genius points: The formula is so simple, you'll</i> …

Cookie Science: Why Cream Butter and Sugar?

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Why Do I Cream Butter, and What Happens If I Don't?<p>Have you ever made strawberry shortcake and thought to yourself, "Why do I whip the cream, and what happens if I don't?"<p>Probably not. The difference between a dollop and a drizzle of cream is so obvious, no one …

4 Ways To Prepare Food This Weekend To Eat Healthier All Week

<i>By Perri O. Blumberg</i>, SELF<p><i>(Photo: Romulo Yanes)</i><p><b>1. Pre-Dress Your Greens.</b><p>Hearty greens like cabbage, kale, and even shredded Brussels sprouts can be pre-tossed in vinaigrette and last for a few days. (But spinach and arugula will get mushy and wilt if you dress them in advance.) Try this roasted …

Healthy Eating

One Pot Wonders: 7 Delicious Dinners Without The Mess

Minimize the mess! From succulent beef stew to easy chicken chili, you only need one pot to create these classic comfort meals.<p><b>1. Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes</b><p>In this classic French beef stew, otherwise known as Beef Bourguignon, chunks of beef are slowly braised with garlic and onions in a …

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29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with “hacks” like “pack light,” or “bring an empty water bottle,” we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks …

18 Organizing Ideas That Make the Most Out of Your Cabinets

Get ready to put those doors to work.<p>No matter how much storage space you have (or don't have) in your kitchen, these ideas will help your cabinets live up to their potential — and then some.

9 Real-Life Ways to Banish Paper Clutter

Let's get to the bottom of your dining room table, shall we?<p>Ah, paper. They keeping telling us that tablet computers, high-tech wristwatches, and all other things digital will soon replace the need for Post-its and flyers — and yet, every available surface in your home is littered with mail, …

How to Cook Mussels Like Some Kind of Professional Mussel-Cooker

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Mussels are quick-cooking, inexpensive, and party-friendly. Avoid these common mistakes, and get them right, every time.<p>Quick—name a dish that's inexpensive, quick-cooking, fancy enough for a party, but easy enough to make on a weeknight. If you said mussels, we're on the same …

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6 Concealer Hacks to Hide Any Flaw

Try these tricks to get perfect-looking skin.<p>No one's skin is perfect. Everyone has bumps, scrapes, and imperfections that make skin unique—it is our largest organ, after all, and it protects us from all the stuff the world throws at us. But there's no harm in <i>wanting</i> it to look perfect from head to …

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M&M Brownies Every Bunny Will Love!

M&M Brownies made adorable with festive Easter M&Ms. These are a treat every bunny will love!<p>Hello, Food Fanatic fans! I'm back with another easy chocolate recipe for you. I'm really digging being the resident chocolate addict. It's a pretty cool gig.<p>My family and friends always ask me why I'm …

8 Banned Movies You Should See Because They're Great

These just earned a place in our must-watch queue.<p>All over the world, films get banned for a multitude of reasons, spanning from ridiculous to just plain despicable. From critically-acclaimed classics to today's eyebrow-raising flicks, we're taking a look at the movies that have pushed boundaries— …

Chicken 3 ways: Curtis Stone gives the bird a flavor boost

We love chicken, but every now and then, we've gotta spice up this staple dish and experiment with different flavors. Here, Curtis Stone shares three recipes that will do just that. With a little bit of prep ahead of time, they can even be great for weeknight meals.<p>Piri Piri Chicken with Slaw<p>Ray …

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