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The First Woman PhD in Computer Science Was a Nun

Sister Mary Kenneth Keller, born in Ohio in 1914, entered the Sisters of Charity in 1932 and professed her vows in 1940. She went on to study at …

Honey & Ginger Chicken Wings

<i>To make these juicy and tasty honey and ginger chicken wings is pretty easy. Mix the chicken wings with marinade and pop them in the oven.</i><p>Here come …

Cheesy Potatoes, a Michigan Classic

Over Thanksgiving, <i>The New York Times</i> ran a map of the most googled recipes from every state. It provided hours of fun on Facebook and Google (Frog Eye Salad, anyone?) and led my dear former blog coordinator, Dana Blinder, who left me to move back to Michigan to be closer to her family, to share her …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

85 Homemade Pasta Sauce Recipes That Aren't Marinara

These non-marinara, creative pasta recipes will come in handy when you want to give red sauce a rest.<p>We'll always love marinara, but it's time we started seeing other sauces. From vibrantly green pesto to fiery chili oil, these pasta toppers are perfect for when you need a break from the red sauce.

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50 Cast-Iron Skillet Recipes

Put the hardest working pan in your kitchen to good use.<p><b>If you want a good, hard sear on a piece of meat</b>, grab a cast iron skillet. Looking to add minerals to your food? Ditto. Just want a workhorse of a pan that will take you from fried eggs to a free-form apple galette? You know what to do. The …

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17 Easy Hacks For Fresher Food

The secret to fresher food? Dedicating a few extra minutes to prepping and storing your groceries.<p>We partnered with Fresh & Easy, a <i>new</i> kind of market, to bring you 17 of the best hacks we’ve seen for keeping your favorite foods fresh. Put them to use and you’ll start mistaking your kitchen for your …

45 Ground Meat Recipes for Simple, Comforting Dinners

These 45 ground meat recipes will take you all through fall, so break out your favorite wooden spoon and get to it.<p><b>Ground meat can provide a ton of flavor to quick dinners and slow-cooked meals alike.</b> Whether you're in the mood for a longer project like lasagna bolognese or just want to make some …

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Frying with Olive Oil and Other Ways You're Misusing Oil

With hundreds of options in the grocery store, choosing the right type of oil for your cooking needs can be difficult. Maximize your efficiency in the kitchen with some simple guidelines for how to use oil.<p><b>Click Here to See the Complete List of Ways You're Misusing Oil</b><p>Whether you're choosing …

Food

23 Creative Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Soup

From soups to salads, here are 23 of our favorite recipes to cook with a pantry staple, lentils.<p><b>One of the most humble pantry items is also one of our favorites</b>: The lentil. From stews and soups to salads and side dishes, they're a real recipe workhorse. Grab a pot and some stock—here are our …

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On Tuna, and a Zuni Café Pantry Pasta

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day -- on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: Nicholas takes on tuna and modern parenting, and</i> <i>gives us the best pantry pasta he knows</i><i>.</i><p>Imagine the most mundane, stereotypically kid-friendly …

Italian Food

20 Minute Sriracha Sauce • Steamy Kitchen Recipes

posted by<p><i>Like my label!? LOL</i><p>Back before Sriracha was a “thing” – we just called it “red sauce” and squirted it on just about everything, including …

Food

Spicy Greens and Creamy Parmesan Bean Stew

Creamy Parmesan White Bean Stew with Spicy Greens.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> February 10, 2014 147<p>Ways to cure a snow-filled, bone chilling Monday?<p>I’ll go …

Momofuku's Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Fish Sauce Vinaigrette Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe will add much-needed spark to your winter diet (and your Thanksgiving spread). Adapted lightly from Momofuku by David Chang and Peter Meehan (Clarkson Potter, 2009) —Genius Recipes<p><b>Serves: 4 to 6, as a side</b><p><b>Roasted Brussels Sprouts</b><p>2 tablespoons very thinly sliced cilantro …

Brussels Sprouts

Cuban Black Bean Stew

Cuban black bean soup ranks with France's steak frites and Italy's spaghetti with red sauce as a national obsession. It is a touchstone dish of the …

Roasted Salmon with a Cheat's Vietnamese Caramel Sauce Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I've been on a Bill Granger kick recently. His fresh, Asian-influenced recipes are perfect for the warmer weather that's coming our way. This recipe has been adapted from one of his, but with the method simplified a bit and the flavor boosted by the addition of ginger, cilantro, …

Seafood

Betty Wason's Basic Pot Roast Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Betty Wason's recipe follows the familiar pared-down approach of other pot roasts, but adds one more cathartic step: you beat flour, salt, and pepper into the meat with the side of a plate, which seems to create a thicker crust and a more lustrous gravy in the end. My mom, Susan …

Slow Cookers

Bacon & Egg Ramen Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is my pantry special; it uses things that I always have on hand and is a great end of a crappy day meal. It's simple and satisfying and adaptable. —Aliwaks<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> This soup is simple to make and comes together quickly. The combination of ginger, lemongrass, and black …

Eggs

Community Picks -- One-Pot Meals

The results are in -- here are the recipes our community loved from the Your Best One-Pot Meal contest!<p>Once again, we want to give a big thanks to all of our volunteer recipe testers for your thoughtful comments and for helping us continue to strengthen our recipe recommendations. You can read the …

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Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Makes about 60 Servings<p>Baking wings yields crisp skin without the mess and constant tending of frying. Divide the wings between our two sauces, or double one sauce recipe and use it on all 60 wings.<p>February 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Buffalo Sauce<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted<p>¼ teaspoon cayenne …

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Car Illustrations from Famous Movies

If you are fan of nice cars and good movies, chances are you have seen these cars on the movies before. But now they are completely illustrated by …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

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