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15 Donut Recipes to Tackle at Home

The glazed donut is there for you every morning: tried and true, always delicious, and never in need of reinventing. We didn't think it could be improved upon -- until we met cake donuts, baked donuts, and ones generously drizzled with chocolate or topped with cinnamon. Here are 15 donuts you can …

Artusi’s Butternut Squash Pie (Torta di Zucca Gialla) Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This little-known recipe is a slight adaption from Pellegrino Artusi's 1891 …

Milk Tart with Brown-Sugar Crust

1. Crust: In a food processor, pulse brown sugar and 1/4 cup flour to combine. Add salt and remaining 1 cup flour; pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse just until mixture forms peasize clumps. Add egg yolk and ice water and pulse just until mixture starts to come together. Turn out dough onto a …

Working Out With Supermodel Karlie Kloss: The Sculpted Arms GIF

Sculpted arms with a hint of sinuous curve—but no bulk—are the hallmark of trainer and modelFIT cofounder **Justin Gelband’**s signature technique. Enter model and client <b>Karlie Kloss,</b> who takes on one of his custom bicep-, tricep-, shoulder-, and chest-toning circuits for today’s arm-focused …

chicken phở

Last week, when the polar vortex, something that ought to be a frozen rum cocktail with an umbrella on top, but is sadly anything but, had begun to …

chocolate hazelnut linzer hearts

I’m sorry. These are really, really cute. Borderline twee. And it gets worse, too. You see, there was a parent event at my son’s preschool this week …

morning bread pudding with salted caramel

We should really talk about this. Promise you won’t get mad, okay? I came across this for the first time <i>twelve years ago</i>. I’ve been blogging here for …

broccoli, cheddar and wild rice casserole

Although my parents <i>claim</i> to have loved us, there were all sorts of delicious foods that my sister and I knew our friends got to eat in their homes …

carrot salad with tahini and crisped chickpeas

I have been gushing in the margins about David Lebovitz’s carrot salad (pardon! <i>salade de carottes râpées</i>) since I made it for the first time four …

summer squash gratin with salsa verde

For someone who has, at best, only moderate interest in eating all things zucchini and summer squash, this site’s archives tell different story. I …

smoky eggplant dip

The first weeks in a new apartment are always about comparisons: The living room is smaller; the kid’s room is a little bigger. Our room is narrower …

better chocolate babka

Inadvertently, this has become Festivus week on Smitten Kitchen, wherein I air my grievances at past recipes and exhibit what I hope can be passed …

fall-toush salad

This probably makes no sense. The classic Levantine fattoush salad that I’ve mercilessly punned upon is the epitome of summer: tomatoes, cucumbers, …

squash toasts with ricotta and cider vinegar

Lest you operate under the idea that when I go in the kitchen to work on a new recipe, adorable forest creatures gather around, bringing me my whisks …

classic pumpkin pie with pecan praline sauce

Given that finishing off the month November without a single slice of pumpkin pie is, for me, practically a crime against the season, it’s rather sad …

crispy sweet potato roast

I have a <i>complicated</i> relationship with sweet potatoes. I think they’re one of these wonder vegetables — impossible to mess up cooking, pretty …

deep dark gingerbread waffles

I know, I know, we <i>just</i> talked about gingerbread two weeks ago, in a biscotti, hot chocolate-dipping format. It’s too soon! I completely agree with …

The Kindness Diet

A new study found that women whose friends and romantic partners were accepting of their size lost more weight than those whose loved ones were critical.<p>The greatest aphrodisiac, according to pop culture, is to be told never to change. Everyone from Bobby Vinton to Billy Joel to Bruno Mars loves …

Weight Loss

It’s My Birthday and I Can Eat Gray Cake If I Want to

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: Who says birthday cake has to be classically beautiful? For her own birthday, Sarah is making a Japanese-inspired dessert --</i> …

9 Ways to Be a Better Baker in 2015

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Last year, you made a commitment to be a better baker in 2014. Since we know resolutions can be hard, we're reminding you of what you agreed to last year, and we're</i> …

Working Out With Supermodel Karlie Kloss: The Toned Legs GIF

If you are one of the 9.3 million viewers who tuned into the Victoria’s Secret Show last month, chances are you couldn’t help wondering <i>exactly</i> how <b>Karlie Kloss</b>—whose 6’1” frame has never looked longer, leaner, or stronger—prepped for the runway.<p>According to the model, fitness has been a way of life …

Working Out With Supermodel Karlie Kloss: The Flat Abs GIF

Fans of the crop top, take note: Today’s workout with model <b>Karlie Kloss</b> uses a combination of stomach-toning planks, twists, and stability exercises designed by trainer and modelFIT guru <b>Justin Gelband</b> to zero in on the upper and lower abs and obliques. Getting in touch with your core values has …