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What to do if you lost or forgot your iPad passcode

So you created an awesome passcode for your iPad. You were extremely proud of this passcode, too. For once, you selected one that wasn’t a birthday, or anniversary or special day that was easy to remember. You finally listened to all the published articles about how important it is to use arbitrary …

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Recipes for January leftovers: White beans, lean sausage and crispy breadcrumbs

Use up the rest of your store cupboards this January with this hearty, waste-free recipe from Rose Prince<p><b>Serves 4</b><p>Use very lean pork sausages in this one-pot stew. If you want it to go even further, serve it with baked or mashed potatoes.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>2 tbsp olive oil<br>4 cloves of garlic, chopped<br>2 …

16 Winter Pasta Recipes to Keep You Warm and Well-Fed

Braised meat, slow-simmered sauces, and plenty of cheese—it's all here in these cozy pasta dishes.<p><b>We'll eat pasta any time of year</b>, but winter pasta dishes are especially satisfying. Braised meats, slow-simmered sauces, and plenty of cheese: It's all here, in these 16 pasta dishes perfect for …

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Pistachio Biscotti With Kirsch-Soaked Dried Cherries

<b>Bake dozens to give to family and friends</b><p>This biscotti recipe has been in my repertoire for years... so many years, in fact, that I can't even remember when I came up with it. And, though I have countless versions of this recipe, this one is my husband's favorite. So I end up making it more often …

Fresh Rosemary and How to Use It at Every Meal

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Haul out the holly</i> and <i>the rosemary. If you need a little Christmas -- right this very minute -- this woody herb might be just the thing.</i><p>If you've ever wandered through a market, …

How to Make Breakfast Hash 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: Everyone loves a good breakfast hash -- here's how we like to use what's on hand to create an impressive</i> …

Tips for Using Shutter Speed Creatively

Shutter speed is one of those things that is initially a problem to be solved, but once you do that it becomes a tool that allows you to take better …

Flickr is about to sell off your Creative Commons photos

Are you one of the millions of people signed up to Flickr? It's time to switch your license settings. The Yahoo-owned photo-sharing site has just announced that it will start selling prints of some 50 million Creative Commons-licensed images, but the photographers involved won't see any of the …

How to Make the Best of Low Light Using Slow Shutter Speed: 6 Stunning Effects

Photographing in low light is often accomplished using a long shutter speed. To be able to use faster shutter speeds, you need lenses with wider …

27 Delicious Ideas For Weeknight Pasta Dinners

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Creamy Mushroom Pasta

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: A simple pasta dish that gives you everything you deserve after a long</i> …

Understanding Depth of Field for Beginners

Learn how depth of field (DoF), can enhance your photos and the three main factors that influence depth of field in photography.

Use Your Cast Iron Pan and a Tortilla for Extra-Crispy Pizza in Just 12 Minutes

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I've gotta tell you: In the catalog of easy, cheaty pizza recipes that start with some form of pre-baked bread base, flour tortilla–based pizzas have historically ranked pretty low on my list. Certainly lower than French bread pizza, lower than English muffin …

5 Unexpected Ways to Use Plastic Wrap

Tasting Table | Jolene Bouchon<p>Plastic wrap: It isn't just for (barely) covering casseroles anymore. In fact, the stretchy stuff can be more useful when put to work in other, more unexpected ways. Try one of these tricks:<p>Controlled ripening: Some fruits, like apples, avocados, cantaloupes and …

How to Grind Sausage at Home

<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: Merrill shows you how to grind your own sausage at home with the KitchenAid® Stand Mixer and Food Grinder attachment.</i><p>Homemade sausage is likely to be on …

7 Ways to Use a Cast Iron Frying Pan (Besides Frying)

Cast iron frying pans are versatile, durable, and remarkably cheap. While pans that have passed down for generations might have a whole lot of sentimental value, you can buy a brand new cast iron frying pan without shelling out much cash. But do you think of using one when you're not frying up …

13 Fresh Herbs to Use More Often

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: These herbs want to get fresh with you -- let them.</i><p>Basil<br>This herb can elevate even the simplest summer dish; just remember to keep it out of the refrigerator, or else it’ll turn …

The Five Tips to Creating Amazing Landscape Photos

In an instant, one can feel as though they are in another world. As a landscape photographer you have the power to transport someone in the blink of …

The Case for No-Cook Simple Syrup

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Simple syrup can be even simpler to make -- Alice explains how.</i><p>What could be easier than simple syrup? You just heat equal parts of sugar and water until the sugar is …

How to Make Strawberry Syrup From Scratch

<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: You can -- and you should -- recreate the strawberry milk of your childhood using Samantha Linsell from Drizzle and Dip's recipe for strawberry</i> …

Spatulas and Wooden Spoons: A Primer on Stirrers

<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: A primer on your favorite stirrers.</i><p>The wooden spoon -- that much-loved, earthy-looking kitchen tool -- is ubiquitous in home kitchens and professional …

Creative Ways to Use Wide Apertures in Landscape Photography

Your camera’s aperture has the ability to control your depth of field – which is a powerful creative tool that many photographers use to evoke depth, …

Everything You Need to Know About Pie Crust

<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: You</i> …

5 Tips for Capturing the Magical Beauty of Waterfalls

Waterfalls are one of our planet’s most amazing natural features. Whether you’re witnessing the sheer power and enormity of waterfalls such as Jim …

Mancakes! A Father’s Day Brunch Classic

This amazing bacon, green onion, and cheddar corn pancakes recipe was originally planned as a “breakfast for dinner” post, but when I tasted how …

A Trick for Juicing Citrus

<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: Associate Editor Kenzi Wilbur shows us a simple trick for juicing any kind of citrus. Step one: open your utensil drawer.</i><p>No matter how big your kitchen, …

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Mom Approved!

May 12, 2014<p>These may not look like all that much at first glance, but let me tell you they are fantastic! They’re little lemon brownies or lemonies. …

Knife Skills: How to Cut a Pineapple Like a Badass

I remember the first time I saw one of the Salvadoran prep cooks at a restaurant where I worked slice up a pineapple for us to eat as a cool snack on a particularly hot night. The pineapple was great, but the truly awesome part was the way in which she prepared it. Up until then, I was of the <i>just</i> …