Nancy Plews

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Why Aren’t You Laughing?

Reckoning with addiction.<p>From the outside, our house on the North Carolina coast—the Sea Section—is nothing much to look at. It might have been designed by a ten-year-old with a ruler, that’s how basic it is: walls, roof, windows, deck. It’s easy to imagine the architect putting down his crayon and …

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Why You Always Wake Up at the Same Time

Have you ever wondered why you seem to wake up at nearly the same time every night or in the morning? Whether it is at 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m., or …

The 13 best uses of Siri on a Mac

Siri and I have been shacking up together on my MacBook for about two months now. How useful is Apple's digital assistant on a Mac? Let me count the ways.<p>1. Find files<p>Siri offers a quick way to find files you want to return to. You can say, "Show me documents from yesterday" or "Show me …

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How to free up space on your iPhone without deleting photos or apps

Tips<p>Running out of space on your iPhone can be extremely frustrating. Whether you're looking to install a cool app recommended by friends or want to …

25 Years As an Editor-in-Chief Didn’t Prepare Me for One Day of Working at Sephora

When you spend eight hours with one of New York City’s top Sephora cast members, which is Sephora speak for sales clerk, you’ll probably wonder what …

Blurring: The Korean Beauty Trick That'll Give You the Best Skin Ever

It's like putting a filter on your face.<p>As anyone who's done a little bit of selfie-enhancing knows (which, let's be honest, is all of us), the power of the "blur" tool cannot be underestimated. Blemish? Blur it. Fine line? Blend it out. Uneven skin tone? Buff that shit into submission.<p>So wouldn't …

12 Baking Tricks That Make Food Prep So Much Easier

These are sure to make you seem like the best pastry chef around. (Because you are.)<p>1. Make your own buttermilk using regular milk and lemon juice.<p>Never buy buttermilk again with this trick! Using a 1-cup measuring cup, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Fill the remainder of the cup with …

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

6 Servings<p>This dish has become a signature of Domenica chef Alon Shaya. Precooking the cauliflower in seasoned poaching liquid infuses it with flavor; roasting makes it crisp.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Roasted Cauliflower<p>2 1/2 cups dry white wine<p>1/3 cup olive oil<p>1/4 cup kosher salt<p>3 tablespoons fresh …

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8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Graduate from French Press to Chemex, Upgrade Your Morning Coffee Instantly

You love your French press—we get it. But when it's time for an upgrade, you should invest in a Chemex.<p>You love your French press; we get it. But when it's time to upgrade, you'll want a Chemex. Specialty coffee shops love Chemex for a reason: The slow drip through a thick filter results in a …

Israeli-Style Hummus

Makes about 4 cups<p>Intentionally overcooking the chickpeas then whipping the mixture is key. This hummus is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes. Learn how to make this recipe and more in our online cooking class with Sur la Table.<p>September 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup dried …

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45 Summer Pastas Full of Tomatoes, Pesto, Herbs and More

We don't mean macaroni salad.<p><b>We'll happily eat pasta year-round</b>, but there's something particularly great about summer pasta. We're big fans of blanketing pasta with fresh herbs, tomatoes, and other seasonal favorites that won't weigh us down. (But there can still be cheese!) Check out 45 of our …

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Scallops with Herbed Brown Butter

4 Servings<p>Ask for “dry” scallops at your fish market; they are free of preservatives and release very little liquid while cooking, which is key to getting a good crusty sear in this easy recipe.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 lb. sea scallops, side muscle removed<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

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Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Dip

4 to 6 Servings<p>No judgment if you want to eat this goat cheese vegetable dip recipe spoonful. It's that good.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup 3/4-inch pieces asparagus<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>1 cup chopped leeks (white and pale-green parts only)<p>2 tablespoons all-purpose flour<p>1 1/4 cups whole milk<p>…

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Corn-Jalapeño Fritters

4 Servings<p>Never met a corn fritter recipe we didn’t like, and we love this one.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large eggs, beaten to blend<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more<p>2 cups fresh corn kernels<p>1 scallion, thinly sliced<p>½ jalapeño, seeded, …

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Summer Fruit Crisp

8 Servings<p>Master the wondrously light, streusel-like topping of this bubbly baked summer fruit crisp.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Oat Topping<p>⅓ cup all-purpose flour<p>¼ cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 cup old-fashioned oats, divided<p>½ cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into …

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Momofuku Milk Bar’s Birthday Layer Cake

Makes one 6" layer cake Servings<p>Is this birthday cake a project? Yes, it certainly is. But you can tackle it one component at a time and work well in advance of party day. Watch the video here.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake:<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups cake flour<p>1½ teaspoons baking powder<p>¾ teaspoon …

Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Makes 12 Servings<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/3 cup sugar<p>3 cups tequila blanco<p>1 1/4 cups lemon juice<p>1 1/4 cup lime juice<p>1/2 cup triple sec<p>1 jalapeño, halved lengthwise<p>Lime wedges, kosher salt, cucumber slices, and jalapeño slices, for serving<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Bring sugar and 1/3 cup water to a …

How to Make Hummus 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: All you need to turn a can of chickpeas into the most versatile dip around is a food processor and a little</i> …

Brown Butter–Polenta Cake with Maple Caramel

10 Servings<p>For a moist cake, be sure to use finely ground polenta labeled “quick-cooking” or “instant”; cooking times listed on the package will be five minutes or less.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for pan<p>¾ cup pure maple syrup<p>2 cups almond flour or meal<p>1 …

Smashed Fingerlings with Jalapeños

8 Servings<p>Hit the reset button on your potato salad: These spuds are roasted, not boiled, and tossed with a mustardy vinaigrette and jalapeños while warm.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 pounds fingerling potatoes, halved crosswise if large<p>½ cup olive oil, divided<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

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Salted Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake

Servings<p>The only chocolate sheet cake you need is a Texas chocolate sheet cake. This recipe is from one of our readers.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for baking dish<p>2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for baking dish<p>1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>2 …

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Fallen Chocolate Cake

8 to 10 Servings<p>The late Richard Sax, celebrated cookbook author and champion of home cooks the world over, inspired this flourless chocolate cake—a riff on his iconic chocolate cloud cake.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1” pieces, plus more, room …

Chicken and Dumplings with Mushrooms

6 Servings<p>This chicken and dumpling recipe with mushrooms will become your go-to for a warming winter supper.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>chicken Stew<p>6 oz. slab bacon, cut into ¼” pieces<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>4 chicken legs (drumsticks with thighs; about 2 lb.)<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

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