Melissa Kane

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How to Use Stone Fruit Pits

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: When it comes to stone fruit, it's what's on the inside that counts.</i><p>Around …

Recipes

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

The 11 Worst Food-Sharing Offenses That One Can Commit

At some point between the ages of three and six, kids are taught that "sharing is caring." It's an important lesson that can help ensure said child doesn't turn into the worst brat this planet has ever seen -- and it most likely helps keep many playground brawls at bay. But the older we get, the …

The 4 Rules of Cast-Iron Cooking

Harness the power of the ultimate piece of kitchen hardware<p>The more you cook, the more you realize that the best kitchen tools are often the simplest. One sharp chef’s knife is far more valuable than a 62-piece knife set. One big stainless-steel bowl will do more for you than the latest plastic …

Wine Wednesday: Cool off with these luscious new spins on sangria

Sangria is the ultimate make-ahead drink for summer parties or for any night that calls for juicy, boozy refreshment. Just mix up a pitcher a day in advance, refrigerate it overnight, then add ice and seltzer when you're ready to serve it. But instead of sticking to the basic sangria—with its …

Mini Blueberry-Lavender Cornmeal Cream Tarts

1.<p>Cream: Bring cream and lavender just to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat, cover, and let cool completely. Refrigerate until well chilled, up to 2 days.<p>2.<p>Crusts: Pulse flour, cornmeal, sugar, and salt in a food processor to combine. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse …

Baking

A Dozen Things to Do in Nantucket

In the dialect of the Wampanog Indians, the island's native inhabitants, "Nantucket" means "The Faraway Land"—and in this promise of escape, the …

New England

33 Fresh, Springy Salads with Seasonal Produce

Healthy Eating

12 Dishes Best Served Cold, Like Revenge

Some dishes—like beef tartare, gazpacho, and revenge—are better served cold. Here are 12 to enjoy while crushing your enemies, etc., etc.

Cooking

Portable Pies are the Best Pies

Ever been tempted to eat an entire pie by yourself? Now you can! Enter the blueberry hand pie.<p>There is no greater joy than holding an entire pie in your hands and then eating the entire thing. Of course, this sort of irresponsible behavior is also rather conducive to bellyaches. So how is one …

Baking

11 Smoothies to Get You in Shape for Summer

The sun's finally out and farmers' markets are back, and this only means one thing: smoothie season. There's nothing more refreshing than a freshly blended smoothie, and certain combos will keep your skin glowing and figure fit for the summer. So dust off your blender and get to work:<p>Green …

Smoothies

These Survival Myths Could End Up Killing You!

What do you do when survival is not guaranteed?<p>Many of the most spectacular examples are in glaciers, formed as summer meltwater widens openings in these ever-shifting rivers of ice. Deep blue glacial ice can cause the light filtering through to bathe everything inside in a spectral glow.<p>You're …

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

Cooking

There Are Actually Rules For How You Should Melt Cheese

When it comes to cheese, there are certain qualities we look for. First, flavor. Second, texture. And third, we want to know how well it's going to melt in our grilled cheese sandwiches.<p>Not all cheeses are made for melting. Some, like halloumi, are great on the grill. Others, like feta, are best …

How to Clean a Spice Grinder (or Coffee Grinder)

<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: Spice up your life -- but first, start with a clean grinder.</i><p>Where economy and luxury meet, the home cook is happy. Grinding whole spices is such a …

Coffee Grinders

Spring Produce Guide: Asparagus

HOW TO BUY<p>When selecting asparagus, look for spears with compact heads, and firm, unwrinkled stalks. Thicker asparagus results from a later harvest …

Asparagus

10 Ways to Stuff Your Face with Asparagus

Out of all the spring vegetables to fawn over, asparagus might be my favorite. It's a versatile veggie: You can easily throw it in the oven with some …

10 Office Food Hacks | FOODBEAST LABS

Hacking

Knife Skills: How to Cut Citrus Fruit Into Wedges, Slices, and Suprèmes

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>This week, we're gonna show you how to cut citrus fruits into slices (rounds), wedges, and <i>suprèmes</i> (a.k.a. fancy-pants segments). Seems like simple stuff, right? And it is, but doing it right can make a world of difference in how your finished dishes look <i>and</i> taste.<p>…

Make the most of asparagus season with this miso-roasted asparagus soba noodle salad! RECIPE: http://thekitc.hn/1kcrAE3

Recipes from Abigail Street, Jimmy's Diner, Mani Osteria & Bar, Two Urban Licks, and Bantam Bread Bakery, Requested by Readers

Every month, we ask readers for restaurant dishes they love—then round up the recipes. For May, we've got tater tots, sliders, a cocktail, doughnuts, grits

Drink Me Now: Banana Cocktails

Contributed by Kaitlyn Goalen<p>We've passed into a new cocktail era, moving from the resurrection of classic drinks to the redemption of maligned ingredients.<p>The latest glory story: the humble banana.<p>It's understandable that this tropical fruit has been sidelined until now. Fibrous and "unjuiceable," …

Churchill Downs

Choosing the right cooking oil: What takes heat, what fills you up

<i>With every new health report and every new must-try recipe, there is another cooking oil conundrum. From canola to coconut, there are so many types</i> …

Nutrition

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Rhubarb? Check. Ramps? Check. Asparagus? Check. It's officially spring in the food blog world! Put away your puffy jackets and snow boots and bring …

Recipes

11 Recipes for Derby Day

With the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, we've got bourbon and heavy duty snacks on the brain -- anything that can sustain us for a full day of bets and wide-brimmed hats. The race itself may only last a few minutes, but you'll work up an appetite cheering, and plus -- these treats are …

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Easy pita lunch ideas Recipe

Ingredients<p>1. Kale & Apple Salad with Avocado<p>kale<br>• drizzle of olive oil<br>• a bit of dijon mustard<br>• squeezes of lemon<br>• apple slices<br>• avocado<br>• pine nuts<br>• salt & …

Chai Iced Tea Cubes & a Giveaway of My Favorite Teas!

By onJuly 16, 2013 215<p>When I was a teenager, I fancied myself a bit of a poet. I was also extremely shy and quiet, and when I was sixteen I took a …

Chai

10 Best Dive Sites in North America (Photos)

The weather is warming up and the sun is coming out…it's time to get scuba certified. Explore the treasures under the sea at these amazing dive spots …

Weekend treat! Make chai tea ice cubes and add to cold milk (or non-dairy milk): http://thekitc.hn/1cMmSIF