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10 3-Minute DIY Salad Dressings You'll LOVE

These are so simple, we're not sure you could even call them recipes.<p>Sure, you like the <i>idea</i> of homemade salad dressing. Who wouldn't want to top their salads with a French or Asian dressing that tastes amazing and is free of scary ingredients? The only problem is that some dressing recipes are so …

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Perfect Skin Secrets: The Oil-Happy Facialist

Celebrity facialist Sonya Dakar shares her secrets to flawless skin.<p><b>Who she is:</b> Sonya Dakar<p><b>What she's known for:</b> Dakar has been touting the benefits of face oils and using them on her clients for decades: "It's the quickest way to an instant glow," she says.<p><b>Her clients:</b> Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew …

7 Things Japan Can Teach You About Living A Long, Healthy Life

Want to know where to look to live a long, prosperous, healthy life? It’s simple. Just look east.<p>Japan, the land that gave us such treasures as Hokusai, Mothra and the delicious snack-stick known as Pocky , offers what may be the world’s best blueprint for a healthy life. Not only do Japanese men …

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The Best Tips for Grilling Skirt Steak

There are times when you splurge for big-ticket steak, like porterhouse or filet mignon. And there are also times when you crave the sanguine satisfaction of beef—without straining your credit card. You've got a craving; I have your fix; and it comes from the steer's underbelly. I speak, of course, …

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Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

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Fried chicken skin and more new fair food you have to try

For years, fair food seemed to be all about deep-fried gimmicks—an annual game of one-upmanship about who could fry up the craziest concoction. Don’t get us wrong, there are still plenty of fun, new deep-fried foods, but somehow this year’s offerings just seem more creative than just throwing …

11 Weeknight Dinners You Can Make 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: Be bold and go recipe-less tonight for dinner -- it's much easier than you think.</i><p>Some weeknight evenings, …

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Why You Should Make Lobster Toast Right Now

Andrew Zimmern shows how to use lobster at its peak with a fun recipe that engages all of the senses.<p>Lobster is at its cheapest right now, and I …

7 Sauces to Upgrade Roast Chicken

It’s tough to improve on a perfect, crispy-skinned roast chicken, but adding a sauce can be an excellent upgrade.<p>It’s tough to improve on a perfect, …

Mixed-Herbs Salad With Olives, Tomatoes, and Fresh Mozzarella Recipe

A medley of fresh herbs—basil, thyme, parsley, cilantro, and mint—combines with arugula, grape tomatoes, shredded mozzarella, and two types of olives for a bright, intensely flavorful end-of-summer salad.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Shredded mozzarella incorporates into the salad more easily than cubed …

My Blended Family of 14

Life, is what you make it.<p>PROVERBS 29:11<p>Some days it is harder to remain calm and not give in to the immediate release that anger and frustration can …

Dunkin' Donuts Is Adding Almond Milk To Its Menu, And America's Going Nuts

You'd be nutty not to love this addition.<p>For those who love Dunkin' Donuts coffee, but hate (or can't drink) milk or soy milk -- there's finally an alternative for you. Welcome, almond milk, to the DD family.<p>Though nothing can rock our world quite like the early arrival of the Pumpkin Spice Latte …

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

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