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The Secret Ingredient to Tastier Tacos

Meet the meat that will pack your tortillas with more deliciousness<p>Whether you live in a tiny town or a big city, you probably don’t have to travel far to find a taco night. Heck, even sports bars and family-friendly chains tout their versions of the Mexican classic. You’ll also probably find that …

11 Desserts to Make for a Thanksgiving Potluck (Other Than Pie)

This Thanksgiving, let someone else bring the pumpkin pie to dinner.<p>This Thanksgiving, let someone else bring the pumpkin pie to dinner. From silky …

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

This Is How You Cool Down A Drink In Two Minutes Flat

We have a solution for your warm beer, and it's hiding in your container of salt.<p>In the video above, lifehacker guru DaveHax (who already showed us how to cut tomatoes like a ninja) shows viewers how to get their drink to chill out in two minutes. Using a few simples things -- a bowl of water, ice …

The 10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved Most This Month

We always look to our friends when we’re not sure what to cook, and that goes especially for dinner parties. Menu-planning in packs makes us feel safe, thorough, supported.<p>That’s exactly why, once a month, we’ll be looking to you for advice: These are the ten recipes you loved most this month that …

The Chef-Favorite Grilling Recipes You Need to Try This Summer

Juicy recipes for steak, shrimp, and more.<p>The best recipes for grilled steak, shrimp, and chicken — and more — from some of our favorite chefs.

Creamy Asparagus & Cauliflower Soup - Simple Asparagus Soup Recipe

How to Make Yogurt Biscuits Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's Provisions Editor, Posie Harwood, teaches us how to make light, fluffy biscuits without butter or</i> …

These Mushroom Recipes Are So Good, They're *Magic*

Mushrooms: Not just for vegetarian cooking! These recipes prove it.<p>Mushrooms! They're so versatile! They're just as at home in an Italian pasta dish as they are in a Japanese-inspired soup, and they're delicious every time. Here are some of our favorite shroom-forward recipes.

Sunday Brunch: Potato, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Quiche

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Hearty quiches make for a great brunch, but after the holidays I try and …

Sunday Supper: Slow Cooker Mexican Beef With Lime Crema and Pinto Beans

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Offering the ultimate in one-pot cooking, this fall-apart Mexican-style …

These Raspberry-Ginger Muffins Pack All of the Flavor with None of the Gluten

These raspberry-ginger muffins are high on flavor, low on gluten—as in, there is none<p><i>It’s the freakin’ weekend, which means you should not be awake early enough for breakfast. Sleep in. It’s all about brunch.</i><p>It's time for you and muffins to get reacquainted. December has likely provided you with …

Mix things up with all that extended holiday eating before #NYE with this insane beet + bean veggie burger: http://thekitc.hn/164Zd48

The 8 Best Healthy Holiday Finger Foods

Hors d'oeuvres are probably my favorite category of food. I remember from a very young age my ability at parties to find the door that all the cater waiters would come out of. Then I'd post-up right outside of it and attack, instead of chatting with all the boring adults in the living room.<p>I've …