Mel Dahlin

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How to Give Cakes a Crunchy, Sugary Crust

One of the best cakes I've ever had in my life was at a now-defunct restaurant in Chicago. It was one of those places that served homey, no-nonsense …

Dessert

Recipe: Gin and tonic cake

I very seldom drink spirits - wine is my choice of libation. Spirits, to me, are a reminder of the never-to-be-forgotten 1980s. However, on occasion, …

Tossed & Stir Fried: 5 Asian Style Recipes You can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

Some days I don't feel like cooking. Of course it's easy to fire up the laptop, click around on Seamless and order dinner the modern way. Pour a glass of vino, stream half an episode of <i>Better Call Saul</i> and a plastic bag full of food you don't have to cook suddenly appears at your front door. It's …

How to Make Piñata Cake, the Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Dessert

Chock-full of candy and decorated to look like a piñata, this cake is sure to be a hit at your Cinco de Mayo party.<p>When you're a kid, there is hardly …

15 Easy Dinners for When You Don't Really Feel Like Cooking

We've all had those nights — the ones when you get home and the last thing you want to think about is what to cook for dinner. The easy answer feels …

Cooking

Genius 3-Minute, All-Crispy Hash Browns from Josh Ozersky

In 2011, four years before his untimely death, Josh Ozersky hit reply to one of our early Food52 newsletters. "If you guys need a genius recipe sometime, I have a really great one for hash browns."<p>His voice was clear and compelling, and almost suspiciously confident even in what amounted to a …

Breakfast

11 Sweet Ways to Use Tahini (and Halva)

We know tahini dressing—over and over again. And hummus might as well be water at this point.<p>But more and more in our test kitchen and out in the world, tahini (sesame paste) and halvah (its candy form) keep showing up. It's nothing new in the Middle East—but while we may be slow learners, we're …

Dessert

Hello, Tamago Kake Gohan, Your Time Has Come

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Stop looking at the picture above. Instead, look at this one:<p>This is a bowl of rice. It is delicious, but it is boring. It is boring in the way that monster-truck shows and movies about aliens aren't. It's so boring that the …

Chef John's Shrimp Toast Recipe

"While virtually unknown compared to most other popular fried party snacks, these shrimp toasts are easy to make and every bit as delicious, and …

This Cuban-Style Crispy Chicken Is So Easy You Don't Even Need a Recipe

A photo editor shares the super simple dish that quells her Cuban food cravings every time.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>When I moved away …

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20 Desserts You Can Make With Leftover Easter Candy

Easter is over, and you have more leftover pastel candy than you know what to do with. Don’t stash it in your cabinet until Halloween (trick or treaters don’t deserve that). Instead, give your candy new life with these colorful recipes.<p><b>1. Candylicious Junkyard Cookies:</b> This cookie recipe is all …

Keema Aloo (Ground Beef and Potatoes) Recipe

"If you want to try something a little different, I guarantee you will love this meal. It is by far my favorite Indian recipe. Inspired by my mom, …

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies® Treat Eggs Recipe

"Move over creme eggs, there's a new Easter treat that is sure to become as iconic as your creamy center. A crisp peanut butter Rice Krispies® treat …

Tofu and Kale Salad With Avocado, Grapefruit, and Miso-Tahini Dressing Recipe

I've been making versions of this salad with crispy tofu, avocado, and grapefruit, flavored with za'atar and topped with a miso and tahini dressing, on and off for the last couple of months, each time tweaking the ingredients a bit, substituting different greens, altering the ratio of dressing …

Tofu

All About Buttercream & How to Make 6 Different Types

Let’s talk about frosting—and in particular, the most commonly used word relating to frosting: buttercream.<p>Buttercream is delicious, a combination of flavorful butter mixed with plenty of sugar (and, depending on the recipe, some other ingredients) to produce a light, airy, and delightfully smooth …

Dessert

Coconut Oil Recipes

Coconut oil is an increasingly popular ingredient and can be used in everything from a shrimp stir-fry to a chocolate cookie recipe.

Amish Slaw Recipe

"I live in a wonderful Amish community and the ladies here are wonderful cooks. This is a lovely cole slaw recipe for those who like slaw without …

The Only Thing Better than Plain Rice Is Crispy Rice

Rice is good. Crispy rice is better.<p>If you've been wondering how to add a thin, golden crust to your fluffy white rice without burning the house down, we've got a secret to tell you: It's way easier than you think.<p>Got a pot of rice that's a couple days old? This method reintroduces moisture and …

Condé Nast

Meal Planning 101: How to Really Save Time and Money in the Kitchen

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Wandering the grocery store aimlessly can cost you. Consumers spend 40 percent more on impulse purchases …

The Food Lab: Follow These Rules for the Best Fried Rice

I've been holding off on doing a full fried rice story for several years now. I'm not really sure why. Fried rice is a great way to use up leftovers, it is infinitely variable, and there are <i>plenty</i> of variables worth testing out. Couple that with the number of rules that everyone says you simply …

Chocolate Alabama Stack Cake

A couple of years ago, I became infatuated with stack cakes. They aren’t traditional layer cakes—they look more like a stack of pancakes piled up …

Dessert

How I Got the Cooked-On Gunk Off an Enamel Pan

If you also shared two frying pans with upwards of 50 coworkers, perhaps you wouldn't be completely surprised that one of those pans would end up like this:<p>This robin's egg blue enameled skillet lives in our staff kitchen, where we all make our coffee and lunches. This poor guy had seen a few too …

Slow Cooker Chicken Gumbo with Shrimp Recipe

"This Cajun-inspired dish practically makes itself. Just dump the ingredients in the slow cooker, toss in the shrimp a few minutes before serving and …

Pork Crock-Pot Recipes

There are so many reasons to love slow cooked pork. It’s tender, flavorful, and, with the help of a Crock-Pot, nearly impossible to mess up. <br>Pork …

Slow Cooker Meals

The appeal of a slow cooker is obvious: throw some ingredients into your pot in the morning and come home at night to a hot, ready-to-eat meal. <b><br>How</b> …

Cooking

Crispy Roasted Chicken Recipe

"This oven-roasted chicken is inspired by the Brathaehnchen served commonly in Bavarian Biergartens, small shops, and food carts. You can serve this …

Boeuf Bourguignon (Beef Stew With Red Wine, Mushrooms, and Bacon) Recipe

Classic <i>boeuf Bourguignon</i>, the French beef stew made with red wine, mushrooms, pearl onions, and bacon, is arguably the world's greatest beef stew. Here's how to make it with tender beef and a deep, rich flavor.<p><b>Editor's Note:</b> This recipe originally called for an oven temperature of 275°F, which has …

Everything You Need to Know About Knife Care

Stop cooking with dull knives; you're gonna hurt yourself!<p><i>In addition to eating healthier, the start of a new year is a great excuse for decluttering, spiffing up, and organizing your workspace. All week long, we'll be giving you tips for making sense of the most important room of the house: the</i> …

Knives

Cats and Dogs Dressed as People, 100 Years Ago

I never thought I'd publish a photo essay of cute kittens and puppies ... but here it is. I mean, look at them—these amazingly sharp photographs of kittens and pups are a century old, but their humor and appeal is timeless, as the Internet has proven again and again. Photographer Harry Whittier …

How to Clean Your Dutch Oven (Without Ruining It)

Your Dutch oven should last a lifetime—here's how to keep it in tip-top shape.<p><i>In addition to eating healthier, the start of a new year is a great excuse for decluttering, spiffing up, and organizing your workspace. All week long, we’ll be giving you tips for making sense of the most important room</i> …

Cast Iron Skillet