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Take the Pilates Hundred Challenge

The name Hundred comes from the number of arm pumps and breaths required as you hold the position with your core muscles engaged. We’ll show you the step-by-step instructions, below, taken from our new book <i>The Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i> by our friend and Pilates instructor Brooke Siler. But …

Chocolate-Butterfinger Overflow Cheesecake and Some News!

Gosh. It's been two whole weeks since my last blog post and honestly, I don't know how time got away from me.<p>Well, yes I do.<p>I've been building sand …

Totchos (Tater Tot Nachos) With Cheese Sauce, Charred-Tomato Salsa, Chorizo, and Pickled Jalapeños Recipe

There are some mashups so gut-wrenchingly glorious, so decadently delicious, so damn greasy, that they deserve to be tasted, tested, improved, written about, modified, expanded, contracted, broken down, reassembled, broken down again, and possibly reassembled (after lunch) until they've finally …

Jamaican Chicken Curry Recipe

Spicy Jamaican chicken curry offers an island escape, sans flight.<p><b>Note</b>: Scotch bonnet and habanero chilies are extremely hot. Wear plastic gloves and carefully clean knife and all surfaces after cutting. Do not touch your face or eyes while working with the peppers.<p>If you want to make your curry …

How to Make Any Pesto in 5 Steps

<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: Pesto can be anything you want it to be. Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella breaks it down with the minimum</i> …

How to Boil Brown Rice {Like Pasta}

In case you think you’re seeing triple, yes, we already have rice tutorials here and here. So yeah…maybe a little overkill. But not really, because, …

Ramen-Crusted Fried Chicken Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Ingredients2 packages of shrimp- or chicken-flavored instant ramen noodles8 ounces (about 1 cup) buttermilk1 ounce (about 2 tablespoons) soy sauce2 …

Roasted Zucchini-Chickpea Dip With Za'atar Recipe

Chickpeas come together with sweet roasted zucchini to create a light, silky dip that's far more exciting than your average store-bought hummus.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3 to 4 medium summer squash, cut into rough dice (about 1 quart)1 medium red onion, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup)3/4 cup …

Inchezonya

Enchiladas and lasagna married at last<p><i>Note</i>: This recipe requires a large 3 1/2-quart (roughly 12-by-10-by-2 1/2-inch) aluminum roasting pan or baking …

Easy Ratatouille with Chicken Recipe

<b>About the Author</b>: Yasmin Fahr is a food lover, writer, and cook. Follow her @yasminfahr for more updates on her eating adventures and discoveries, which will most likely include tomatoes. And probably feta. Happy eating!<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our …

6 Uses for Leftover Pickle Brine

<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: Start thinking of leftover pickle brine as an ingredient in its own right. We've got six ways to use it.</i><p>You have likely lived with one of those people …

Cowboy Quiche

<i>“Real cowboys eat quiche.”</i> —Aristotle<p>Oh, do I love this quiche. I included it in my second cookbook and is similar to the quiche I posted here back …

Pineapple Mojito

For the simple syrup: Heat sugar and water in a small saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil, and then set to the side to cool. Reserve …

Buttermilk Cornbread with Bacon Lime Chili Butter

<b>Buttermilk Cornbread with Bacon, Chili and Lime Butter</b><p>Ingredients: <br>1 tablespoon unsalted butter <br>2/3 cup fresh corn kernels (off of about 2 cobs) <br>2 …

Pan-Seared Flank Steak with Shiitake Mushrooms and Pumpkin Seed Sauce Recipe

Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes on Twitter!<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1/2 cup pumpkin seeds3/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves1 medium garlic clove, chopped (about 1 teaspoon)1/2 cup olive oil3 …