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The Ultimate Lazy Person's Guide To Making Pancakes On A Sheet Tray

Breakfast has never been so easy.<p>Mornings are rough, but breakfast makes them easier ― especially when that breakfast is pancakes. And now, to make our fluffy, maple syrup-soaked meal even sweeter, there’s an easier method to making them than in the pan. Say hello to sheet pan pancakes:<p>Sheet pan …

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies {The Best Cookie Recipe}

Shares 3K<p><i>The search is over. Introducing the all around best Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. Slightly crisp on the outside, soft and</i> …

Beef Wellington For Two

For a fancy date night dinner!

16 Three-Ingredient Party Appetizers for the *Lazy* Hostess

Whether you’re planning a TV viewing party, bridal shower or game day gathering, does this ever happen to you? You start out all ambitious, with a grocery list for some outrageous guacamole and crazy-impressive appetizers, but before you can get to a store, inertia sets in. Why does hostessing have …

Cooking

Simple Italian Bread Recipe

<b>Author Notes:</b> My late grandfather in Bologna would wake up every morning at 6 A.M. to make this bread. It tastes like olive oil and yeast, but covered in thin layers of mortadella, toasted with honey, or used to sop up leftover ragu, it sings. —Francesca Andreani<p><b>Makes: 2 loaves</b><p>12 1/2 grams active …

Baking

How to Make Pierogi the Polish Way

I was taught to make pierogi by Monika Satur-Szydlowski, an amazing Polish woman who learned to make them when she was a child, cooking with her mother and grandmother in the town of Opatów.<p>Monika grew up on a large farm where they grew everything they ate—she learned to tend the soil, feed …

Cook Chicken Tikka Masala Like a Pro! Part 1: Meet your Indian Kitchen Coach, Preeti Mistry - Chowhound

In Our New Series, Learn to Cook Chicken Tikka Masala Like a Pro!<p>Part 1: Meet your Indian Kitchen Coach, Preeti Mistry<p>What’s your cooking Achilles …

I bought my mom a Chromebook Pixel and everything is so much better now

Sometimes less is more<p><i>This is</i> The Divergence<i>, a weekly column from The Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel, exploring the spaces around modern technology.</i><p>My mother loves Steve Jobs so much she got a little teary when I gave her a Chromebook Pixel for Christmas. She didn't open the box for almost 10 …

Garage Storage Ideas: Find Unused Space

The average garage has more than 150 sq. ft. of unused storage space. We'll show you where to find it.<p>The perfect place for all of your stuff!<p>The …

The Ultimate Guide to Roasting Your Vegetables

Your oven is about to do a happy dance...if that were possible.<p>Everyone—even if you don't cook very often—needs to master roasted vegetables. And, to be honest, there's not even that much to master: just some chopping, seasoning, and adding a bit of fat. For firm but tender veg with a nicely …

Recipes

How to dry-brine a turkey and why you should do it this Thanksgiving

For years, I’d heard that brining held the key to juicy, flavorful turkey. But I don’t own a vat big enough for a Thanksgiving-sized turkey and the gallons of liquid it soaks in, and even if I did, my New York City apartment-sized fridge wouldn’t hold it. Which is why dry-brining, in which you …

"Heroin Chicken" (Warning: Extremely Addictive)

Would it be bragging to say that I am famous among my circle of friends for this amazing chicken?<p>Would it be over the top to say that at least two vegetarians (ladies, you know who you are!) have ignored the tofu I had diligently fixed them when they saw this chicken presented to the rest of the …

Bake Your Own Pizza Bagel Bites

They taste way better than the kind from the box<p>Frozen pizza bagel “bites” are genius, in theory. Pizza is one of the planet’s greatest culinary creations. Bagels are delicious, too. Combined together, especially in handy microwaveable snack form, pizza bagels should take on a Voltron-like …

Recipes

Grow Baby Lettuce to Always Have Fresh Salads On Hand

If you don’t have the space to grow a whole garden for fresh salad fixings, opt for growing baby lettuce. You’ll be able to grow an almost constant …

The Healthy Snack That Tastes Better Than Junk Food

You only need a few secret ingredients to make your favorite sushi bar appetizer taste even more delicious.<p>Some foods have mind<i>-</i>control powers. They commandeer your gray matter and your willpower falls subservient to their demands. Edamame, those habit-forming poppable pods from whole soybeans, are …

Food

Demystifying Tempura Batter

I've gone tempura crazy! Why, because I LOVE it. Tempura is a great way of frying seafood and vegetables, without the oil that frying them would add. Both get cooked perfectly on the inside, while being encased in a crunchy, crispy outer layer, while the flavor of each vegetable is enhanced. I …

One Pot Pasta Recipes That Will Save Weeknight Dinners Everywhere

Weekdays are busy. They're also really long. And even though we all have to eat, making dinner at the end of a workday is the last thing we want to do. Right? If you're nodding your head in agreement, we have good news: We have found a simple dinner option. Let us introduce you to our new favorite …

These Are the Best Onion Rings You'll Ever Make at Home

<i>By Matt Duckor, Epicurious</i><p>Photo by Ditte Isager<p>Most of the foods we loved in our youth are forgettable when you really think about it. Eating Bagel Bites is like struggling to chew off damp pieces of cardboard. Lunchables were clearly dreamed up by a branding genius that made kids think it was cool …

Dale Talde’s Korean Fried Chicken with Kimchi Yogurt

4 Servings<p>The double-frying technique is the secret to a shatteringly-crisp crust; the first phase sets the spiced batter in place, the second lacquers the chicken with a sticky, crunchy outer layer. And the kimchi marinade? Well, it just makes everything taste better.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kimchi Yogurt<p>1 …

Curried Carrots with Pecans

8 Servings<p>In place of pecans, try walnuts, peanuts, or cashews.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup pecans<p>2½ pounds small carrots, trimmed, halved lengthwise<p>Kosher salt<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter<p>1 tablespoon curry powder<p>2 tablespoons light brown sugar<p>¼ cup fresh lemon juice<p>Freshly ground black …

Spice-Crusted Carrots with Harissa Yogurt

4 Servings<p>The sugar in the spice rub can burn if cooked too long, so watch these closely.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds small carrots with tops, scrubbed, tops trimmed to ½”<p>Kosher salt<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>1 teaspoon English mustard powder<p>1 teaspoon hot smoked Spanish paprika<p>1 teaspoon ground …

Recipes

Black Sesame Carrot Cake

8 Servings<p>Call all your vegan friends! This incredibly moist, expertly spiced carrot cake is worth throwing a party for.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>1½ teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>¾ …

Grilled Mushrooms and Carrots with Sesame

4 Servings<p>The nutty, woodsy mushrooms play up the sweetness of the carrots. Memorize the dressing—it’s great on pretty much everything.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 oz. maitake mushrooms<p>4 oz. shiitake mushrooms<p>8 oz. small carrots (about 6), scrubbed, halved lengthwise<p>4 tablespoons vegetable oil, …

Recipes

Pickled Carrots with Tarragon

Makes about 2 cups<p>Chicago chef Edward Kim uses mild rice vinegar and a fair amount of sugar to yield a less acidic brine and a bright-tasting pickle.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound young carrots, any color, trimmed, peeled<p>1 shallot, peeled, quartered<p>4 garlic cloves, peeled<p>2 red or green Thai chiles<p>…

Harissa-and-Maple-Roasted Carrots

8 Servings<p>A colorful and spicy (but not fiery!) side breaks up all the heavy, rich dishes on the table.<p>November 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 garlic cloves, finely grated<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>¼ cup pure maple syrup<p>1 tablespoon harissa paste<p>2 teaspoons cumin seeds<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2½ …

Recipes

“Tandoori” Carrots with Vadouvan Spice and Yogurt

4 Servings<p>What’s vadouvan, you ask? It’s just one of our new favorite exotic spice blends, a French-Indian formula that includes onion, shallots, and garlic added to a currylike mix.<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vadouvan<p>2 garlic cloves finely grated, divided<p>½ cup plain whole-milk Greek …

Recipes

Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto

8 Servings<p>This pesto is an inventive way to use every part of the vegetable. The tender tops are fresh and clean-tasting and mimic the flavor of the carrot itself.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 pounds small carrots with tops (any color)<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>1 …

Recipes

First Night in Florence Spaghetti.... Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> It was the first of many evenings without George Clooney. We flew over the gorgeous hills north of Florence on the flight from Paris. I think we passed over Lake Como. Being under strict orders from my friend, Marci, to Find. George., I took as mental a note as I was capable of. On …

Italian Food

2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies

<b>2-Ingredient Nutella Brownies</b> – Fudgy, chocolatey brownies prepared with eggs and Nutella! 2 ingredients is all you will need to make these awesome …

How To Make Real Caramel Sauce At Home

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich is going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Your ice cream called. It wants to be covered in the kind of gooey, warm caramel sauce that puts store-bought varieties to shame. Lucky for you (and your ice cream), Alice is</i> …