Lisa Layera

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The Dish that Made My French Mother Fall In Love with Cream Cheese

<i>Every so often, we scour the site for cool recipes from our community that we then test, photograph, and feature. This one comes from longtime community member AlainB, who shares a recipe starring his mother's favorite ingredient: cream cheese.</i><p>My mom has French origins and always cooks in typical …

Breakfast

5 Questions To Ask Before Deciding Where To Go To College

It’s crunch time for high school seniors poised to pick the college or university they’ll be heading off to later this year. Acceptance letters have been received, and now the ball is in their court: It is time to commit to a school. The deadline is May 1, which means things just got real for many …

College & University

New Survey Shows Value Of Community Service In College Admissions

For most people, getting a college education is a compelling goal. And rightly so. Few things deliver more lifelong benefits than a college degree.<p>But getting into college, especially a top college, is increasingly competitive. Not even great grades and strong assessment scores are guarantees of …

College & University

Inverse Relationship Between GPA and Innovative Orientation

Students today are stressed out about grades, more so than ever before. A few months ago I published a post (here) with evidence that this is so for …

High School

This Flaky Bread Is the Best Recipe I've Ever Found in a Random Google Search

By Elaheh Nozari<p>It's buttery, flaky, and tastes like my childhood.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the flaky bread recipe that e-commerce editor Elaheh Nozari just couldn't live without.</i><p>My love for flaky bread …

Baking

The simple trick to making veggies deliciously flavorful

Gaz Oakley worked in professional kitchens for years before giving up meat. “I went vegan overnight after watching a speech by an activist called …

Cooking

Nearly a decade after graduation, here are 5 things I did wrong in college — and one I did right

I graduated college eight years ago.<p>Sometimes, it feels like a lifetime ago, and sometimes, it feels like last week. I loved college, and I've morphed into one of those tedious adults who, upon hearing that some poor unsuspecting teen is heading to college, starts gushing about how wonderful it is …

College & University

College Students Share Must-Do's for High School Juniors

A successful college application typically involves months of hard work, which often begins during a student's junior year of high school. If you are …

Lemon (or Lime) Curd Is Better Without Sugar—Seriously

The inspiration for Honey Lemon Curd came from (blogger and friend) Letty Flatt’s recipe for the same. I loved the idea of exchanging honey for sugar in a recipe where I knew that the honey would be a welcome flavor—in addition to being the sweetener. I decided a make-over of my own lemon curd …

Dessert

German Oven Pancake

<i>A hot and puffy golden pancake that only requires 5 minutes of prep! This classic breakfast is always a huge hit at our house!</i>Breakfast is always a …

Breakfast

5 Types of Pancakes You Should Absolutely Know About - Chowhound

What do you eat for breakfast? If you’re like me, it depends on the day. On a standard weekday, I’ll go for cereal with blueberries, and maybe an …

20 Things For Your College Visit Checklist

After submitting your college applications, essays, and gathering recommendations, you will soon be making your final college decision! With several weeks to notify colleges of your decision, it may be wise to visit the colleges you are considering as an accepted student. In contrast to earlier …

College & University

How to find a college you’ll love

While some high school seniors planning to head off to college in the fall already know where they are going, the next six weeks will be critical for everyone else. Final admissions offers are beginning to roll in and students have until May 1, known informally as “Decision Day,” to make their …

College & University

8 Things You Need To Know About Those College Financial Aid Letters

Between now and May 1 ― the deadline by which most students must commit to attending a college ― mailboxes and inboxes will be carefully monitored for the arrival of the all-important letter of financial aid.<p>Here are eight things you need to know about the contents of that letter. While it may seem …

I Gave Cream Cheese Frosting a Makeover and Now I’ll Never Go Back to the Original

It all started with Giada di Laurentiis' "Marry-Me" banana muffins—muffins so good, apparently, that if you make them for your partner it just may …

Dessert

SAT and ACT Prep: How Many Practice Tests Should I Take?

Your SAT and ACT prep isn't complete without taking some practice tests! But how many should you take over the course of your test prep?

How to Make a Perfect Key Lime Pie

Fact: When asked, “What’s your favorite type of pie” approximately 80% of all humans will respond: <b>Key. Lime. Pie.</b><p>OK, this may be more of a hyperbolic …

Baking

Yotam Ottolenghi’s noodle recipes

I’m often asked what my guilty food pleasure is, and my reply is usually: “I don’t mix guilt with pleasure.”But if pressed, I’ll come up with another answer: “Pot Noodles.” I know several chefs who are more than happy to pour boiling water into a plastic cup for their dinner, especially after many …

Soysauce

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala (Pressure Cooker)

4.72 from 76 votes<p>Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala (Pressure Cooker)<p>Most popular chicken tikka masala recipe, adapted for a pressure cooker like the …

Food

How to Write the Personal Statement for College Applications

If you’re seeing your high schooler through the college application process for the first time, you’ll probably find that few aspects of the process …

What Are My Chances? High Schoolers, Scattergrams And The College Admissions Process

Q: <i>What is the scariest thing for a high schooler applying to college?</i><p>A: <i>A Naviance Scattergram!</i><p>This is an old college counselor joke (hilarious, in certain circles). But in fact, at least once every few Halloweens, I have seen a creative senior dress up as a scattergram complete with green dots, …

College & University

College Connection: Six years is the new four, students sadly find out

CLOSE<p>Hopeful students applying to college may see more competitive admissions in the coming years. Angeli Kakade (@angelikakade) has the story.<p>“What …

All

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This is one of our staple crusts used at the shop. It's also featured in a variety …

Food Hack: Marinating Your Veggies Makes Them SO Much Tastier

Marinated vegetables are the way to the heart of even the staunchest carnivores. The first time my mom served them to my brother-in-law and husband, they couldn’t believe that they were piling second helpings onto their plate, especially when there were still burgers on the grill. It’s a versatile …

Cooking

Instant Pot Barbacoa

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place the beef in a large bowl; season with salt, cumin, ancho chile powder, oregano, black pepper, cinnamon, and ground cloves. …

10 Instagram Accounts That Will Make You A Better Chef

Oh - and also very, very hungry

Food

2018-19 Common Application Essay Prompts

Counselor issues critique that college admissions demands are pushing high school students to make bad choices

The advice is repeated constantly to high school students: take the most rigorous schedule of courses possible to impress colleges to which you …

College & University

This Super-Simple Orange Cake has a Kooky, Genius Secret Ingredient

For all of us who can't get enough of juicy-sweet citrus season, there is a cake for us. I don't think we could make a brighter, moister, more deliciously-riddled-with-orange cake if we tried.<p>You might be thinking this is one of the genius breed of cakes made with whole citrus boiled for hours to …

Make It Yourself: Go-To Vinaigrette

• Calories 225.29<br>• Fat 24.02g<br>• Sat fat 3.32g<br>• Cholesterol 0mg<br>• Cholesterol 2.30g<br>• Fiber 0.23g<br>• Sugar 1.48g<br>• Protein 0.17g<br>• Sodium 222.01mg<p>Calories 225.29<br>• Fat 24.02g<br>• Sat …

Food