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7 Dinners To Make This Week

So you can eat ~all~ the tasty things.

This Matcha Green Tea Recipe Is So Sexy

Down with the swirl.<p><b>Equipment:</b><p>* Electric Hand Mixer<p>* Lipped Baking Sheet<p>* Parchment Paper<p>* Butter or Vegetable Spray<p><b>Filling:</b><p>* 1 1/4 cups Milk (300ml)<p>* 1/4 cup Corn Startch (30g)<p>* 1/3 cup White Sugar (60g)<p>* 1 teaspoon Honey<p>* 1/2 cup Heavy Cream (120ml)<p><b>Cake:</b><p>* 1/3 cup White Sugar (60g)<p>* 3 Eggs<p>* 1 …

8 Forgotten Pie Recipes We Should Bring Back

Sometimes simpler is better. That’s certainly the case with these old-fashioned pies, which have been unjustly relegated to the back of the recipe …

10 Ways to Use Up a Whole Loaf of Bread (Especially the Stale Parts)

If one of your 2016 resolutions is to cut back on kitchen waste, there's no better time to start than now. Once you've hit the farmers market, done some cooking, and prepped for the week ahead, be mindful of your bits and bobs: Compost your eggshells, tuck the onion skins in the freezer bag newly …

This One-Pan Dessert Recipe Combines 2 Amazing Sweets

Crunchy puff pastry and caramelized pears topped with soft vanilla cheesecake cream. Yeah, that happened this week in our kitchen (and our bellies). This one-pan recipe (pear recipes are <i>not</i> just for fall) combines the French classic, tarte tatin, with an American classic, vanilla cheesecake. Sounds …

8 breakfast recipes, from easy baked pancakes to fried-egg banh mi

Sweet or savory? Quick weekday breakfast or leisurely Sunday morning? Among these breakfast recipes, there's something for everyone. Click "show caption" for more information about each photo.<p>— Lindsey Compton

Make These Meals Ahead, and Never Wonder What's for Dinner Again

It's that time where we're beginning to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead—a round, friendly-sounding 2016. And, having already realized that the easiest way to eat healthfully is to cook at home, we know that cooking more, and eating more home-cooked food, is a very worthy …

18 Foods That Are Cheaper And Healthier Homemade

You'll save money and eat better by making these everyday grocery items instead of buying them.<p>Make it on your stove top or in a slow cooker, and …

18 Magnificent Make-Ahead Holiday Dessert Recipes

Our holiday social calendars are filled with family parties, friendly gatherings, office holiday parties and countless other festive activities. No one wants to show up to a party empty-handed. Bringing an easy dessert is a great way to contribute something everyone can enjoy, but after spending …

Holiday Recipes You Can Make in a Slow Cooker

1 of 7<p>Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Glaze<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Slow-Cooker Glaed Ham<p>3 of 7<p>Balsamic Brussels Sprouts<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

This Kimchi and Vegetable Soup Makes Your Stomach's Dreams Come True

This kimchi and vegetable soup is healthy, sure. But it's also really darn good.<p><i>During this post-Thanksgiving, pre-holidays week, BA staffers are sharing their favorite hit-the-reset button meals. This isn't diet food—it's the stuff that we eat when we just need a ever-so-slight detox. First up,</i> …

16 Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie

Dessert on Thanksgiving is practically synonymous with pie—for many of us, it's the only day in the year that we eat pumpkin pie (some happily, some begrudgingly), but apple, pecan, and all sorts of other more unusual pies might find their way to the table. (My childhood Thanksgivings always …

This Is The Easiest Way To Have Eggs And Toast For Breakfast

Breakfast is served.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Yields 1 toast<p><b>Here's what you'll need:</b><br>- 1 slice of bread<p>- 1/2 Tbsp. butter<p>- 1 egg<p>- 3 Tbsp. shredded cheese<p>- Salt & pepper<p><b>Instructions:</b><br>With a spoon, press down on the center of the bread to form a pocket. Line the edges of the bread with butter, and …

15 Slow Cooker Soup Recipes to Warm You Up

Once winter arrives in all of its icy glory, it’s understandable that you’ll want to burrow under the covers and solely sip soup for dinner. And after a long day at the office, it’s less than likely that you’ll be tempted to gather ingredients and start chopping. That’s why these crock pot soup …

Around The World In 40 Drinks

It's five o'clock somewhere! 🕔🍹<p>What's the point of going someplace exciting and remote if you're not going to kick it like the locals? And what better way to blend in than by ordering that country's signature boozy beverage, no menu necessary?!<p>From the Aruba Ariba to Arak and Lambanog, below …

Spices

29 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes You’ll Be Thankful Are NOT Pie

Finding creative, unique dishes to serve at your Thanksgiving feast isn’t always easy. Substituting stuffing cups for turkey and healthy veggie skewers for mashed potatoes are two options, but what can you make for dessert that’s not the oh-so-beloved pumpkin or apple pie? Sure, there are some …

16 Christmas Cocktails That Guarantee A Jolly Good Time

Get festive and get drinking.<p>It's not a party without cocktails, so while you're planning your holiday bash, make sure to pin some of these festive drinks. From gingerbread, to eggnog, to candy cane—we've got all the classic holiday flavors here and accounted for. Some of them are so decadent, they …

Eggnog

The 25 Best Snacks for Weight Loss

Four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.<p>Four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.

Pumpkin Maple Crème Caramel

Put a crème caramel in front of me and I absolutely melt. As a kid, I thought crème caramel was a fancy pants dessert that people only ate in …

Dessert

Snack Attack! 15 Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love

Dried cranberries are a great source of antioxidants and vitamin C. Choose a whole-wheat cereal for added daily fiber. Your kids will love it for the sweet crunch!

If you text this phone number, a new startup will deliver booze to your doorstep

Drinkeasy, an SMS-based startup, says it can learn your tastes and help you discover and eventually buy craft liquor. Think of it like a text-message based liquor store.<p>Prior to founding Drinkeasy, Harry Raymond and his cofounder Nick Manning founded Swig, a social network for bartenders and drink …

Alcohol

Why You Should Use More Spices in Your Cocktails

For years, Lior Lev Sercarz of NYC’s La Boîte has been the go-to spice guy for star chefs across the country. Now he’s being tapped by bartenders.<p>For …

23 Wonderfully Cozy Things You Need To Bake This Fall

If you bake one thing this fall, let it be all of these things.

7 Maple Syrup Cocktails for Fall Drinking

The easiest way to fall-ify a cocktail? Replace the usual simple syrup with rich and flavorful maple syrup. Here, seven maple syrup-laced cocktails …

Hone Your Knife Know-How–Avoid These Sharpening and Use Common Mistakes

Take care of your kitchen's most important tools, and they'll serve you well. Now's the time to brush up on knife care and safety, by avoiding these common mistakes.<p>You know that choosing a quality knife and taking good care of it are two of the most important (and efficient!) ways to become a …

29 Healthier Versions Of The Best Fall Desserts

Sweet corn and pumpkin are a baker's best friends.

10 Ways to Satisfy a Pork Belly Craving

From over-the-top sandwiches to rich and luscious ramen, these are ten delicious ways to use pork belly:<p>From over-the-top sandwiches to rich and …

How to Make English Muffins with All the Nooks & Crannies

Food52's Test Kitchen Manager Erin McDowell is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the ABCs of baking.<p>Today: Homemade English muffins beat the store-bought variety every time.<p>I never understood the allure of the English muffin. I would see commercials and packaging boasting nooks and …

Baking

THE EASIEST CHEESE SOUFFLE

If soufflés had a spirit animal, it would be an indoor house cat. They’re warm and fluffy and perfect when they’re perfect, but when they decide on a …

Recipes