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Just Say No to Jarred, Watery Salsa: 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Jarred, watery salsa = bad. Chunky, fresh, and flavorful homemade salsa = good. Very good.<p>Your chips, tacos, and grilled meats deserve the best. And by "best," what we really mean is a salsa that's chunky, saucy, scoopable, and packed with fiery, smoky, fresh flavor. You're not going to find all …

Cooking

Aromatic Pork and Noodle Soup

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Vietnamese pho is built on a long-simmered and aromatic stock infused with charred ginger and onion, spices, and fish sauce, ladled over rice noodles and most commonly served with thin slices of beef. This is not that. We borrowed the technique of …

Recipes

Spice Up Sweet Potatoes with This Firehouse Recipe

This simple recipe is firefighter-approved<p>One night at the Harrison Fire Department in New York, career firefighter A.J. Fusco needed to whip up a quick side for dinner, and he wanted it to be healthier than the usual French fry. So he switched in some sweet potatoes, added a dash of chili powder, …

Food

Carole Lalli's Chocolate Bread Pudding

8 Servings<p>Many bakeries sell chocolate bread, but you can always substitute with a marbled type (such as chocolate babka) instead.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 large slices day-old chocolate bread, cut into 1" pieces<p>Unsalted butter (for pan)<p>6 large egg yolks<p>½ cup granulated sugar<p>2 cups heavy cream<p>1 cup whole …

Baking

5 Best Barbecue Restaurants

The great debate over who has the best barbecue is a hot topic for aficionados. While some prefer Texas brisket, others swear by sweet and tangy Southern-style ribs. Our vote? We love it all! However, we do have our favorite places when it comes to pigging out on plentiful helpings of juicy, tender …

Roasted Cauliflower and Ricotta Grandma Pie

makes 1 pie (about 6 servings)<p>Precooking the cauliflower and breadcrumbs means they will get toasty and crisp as the pie bakes. An extra step, yes, but well worth it.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>cauliflower<p>1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets<p>1 lemon, cut into quarters, seeded<p>4 anchovy fillets …

Recipes

The Best Vanilla Ice Cream In The Supermarket May Surprise You

As you head into the holiday weekend, you're going to want to make sure you're stocked up on the essentials: Beer, obviously. Plenty of hot dogs. Burgers and fixin's. Produce for some killer summer salads. And of course: Ice cream. You're going to need a lot of ice cream.<p>If you're buying vanilla …

This Is How The Rest Of The World Drinks Iced Coffee

Now we're thirsty.<p>Cold brew coffee seems to be the caffeinated iced beverage of choice these days in the U.S. Starbucks has put it on its menu, and Dunkin’ Donuts has, too. And even though cold brew contains less caffeine than regular coffee, folks stateside are still reaching for it.<p>But that’s not …

Shrimp Fried Rice

4 Servings<p>If you forget to thaw the shrimp in the morning, set the bag in a large bowl filled with cold water. It will defrost in minutes. One cup of dry rice will yield 3 cups cooked; leftover rice, which is slightly dried out, makes the best stir-fries. You'll soon be making this shrimp fried …

Recipes

Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies

MAKES 24 Servings<p>Just what we want a gluten-free brownie to be: rich and super fudgy. Beating the eggs and sugar for a long time incorporates air into the batter, making for a crackly crust when baked.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup pecans (optional)<p>1½ pounds semisweet chocolate, divided<p>6 tablespoons …

Dessert

How to Make the Best Damn Burger on Your Backyard Grill

Anyone can grill burgers. Here's how to grill really, really good ones.<p>When the weather heats up and the backyard barbecues begin anew, there's one thing we crave: a big, juicy burger. Luckily, <i>Bon Appétit</i> editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport is here to walk us through the process for grilling up the …

BBQ

Why You Should Make This Pickled Beef Recipe Immediately

This pickled beef recipe is a sleeper hit and just really amazingly good.<p><i>Here at Bon Appétit, we publish upwards of 40 recipes a month, and we’ve been doing that for, oh, more than 50 years now. We spend countless hours obsessively testing and tasting and tweaking them to make sure that every</i> …

Cooking

Chocolate Hazelnut Cake with Praline Chocolate Crunch

10 to 12 Servings<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>Praline Chocolate Crunch<p>1 1/2 cups sugar<p>1 1/2 cups blanched hazelnuts, toasted<p>1 teaspoon hazelnut or vegetable oil<p>4 ounces dark chocolate (do not exceed 72% cacao), chopped<p>4 ounces high-quality milk chocolate (such as Lindt or Scharffen Berger), …

Baking

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

Cooking

Pasta with Pesto, Shrimp, and Cured Ham

6 Servings<p>A version of this recipe helped chef Danny Bowien win the Pesto World Championship in Italy in 2008. He was kind enough to let us adapt it a bit.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 thin slice of garlic<p>2 tablespoons pine nuts<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more<p>4 cups (packed) fresh basil leaves<p>1 …

Recipes

Just Be Cool: 11 Iced Coffee Recipes to Make All Season Long

When it starts to warm up outside, these iced coffee recipes are all we want to drink.<p><b>It's finally time:</b> Picnics, outdoor movies, and beach trips are all within reach, and so should a tall glass of iced coffee. Hang onto your sunglasses: These recipes (some boozy!) will keep you buzzing straight …

Coffee

Build The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Because you deserve better than the drive-thru<p>The breakfast sandwich is not inherently a bad thing. Stacking eggs, meat, and cheese between two slices of bread isn’t just delicious, it’s efficient, too (no silverware to clean!). But as more and more fast food joints have added breakfast to their …

Breakfast

Turn Your Movie Night Into A Party With These 6 Easy Tips

Counting down the days until summer, and dreaming about shorts, flip-flops, and fruity cocktails? Transport yourself to the sunniest season a little early by hosting a themed movie night. Follow these simple suggestions, and you’ll almost believe it’s July.<p><b>Send Invites</b><p>Festive invitations …

Decorations

The Classiest Stuffed Peppers on the Internet

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: We interrupt our regularly scheduled Hangry content to bring you our</i> …

Slow-Grilled Leg of Lamb with Mint Yogurt and Salsa Verde

8 to 10 Servings<p>Ask your butcher for a whole leg, which will include part of the sirloin.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Mint Yogurt<p>1 garlic clove, finely chopped<p>2 cups whole-milk plain Greek yogurt<p>1 cup chopped fresh mint<p>1 tablespoon (or more) fresh lemon juice<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

Recipes

Grill The Ultimate Bacon Burger!

With a few secret moves, you can build the summer’s best burger.<p>You probably think you already grill the ultimate burger. Maybe you have your own secret weapon you blend into the burger meat. Or maybe you have a proprietary technique to shaping the patties. But, regardless of your burger …

Recipes

5 Decadent Desserts You Can Hold in Your Hand

Skip the plates and silverware -- these rich, sweet treats are perfect for a casual party.<p><b>1. Red Velvet Cupcakes</b><p>Who can resist a red velvet cupcake? These have a subtle chocolate flavor, deep mahogany color and lavish swirl of tangy cream cheese frosting on top. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chocolate Peanut</b> …

Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipes, For When You Need A Little Extra Chocolate

There's a lot of debate about what makes a great chocolate chip cookie. Chewy vs. crisp, small vs. the size of your head. Some folks believe that it is the chocolate chips themselves that make for an <i>inferior</i> cookie, touting the virtues of chopped chocolate instead, which melts into the cookie …

The Punch You Have to Make This Weekend

This Memorial Day, mix things up with this big-batch cocktail.<p>Whether you are hosting guests this weekend or hitting a buddy’s barbecue, forego the expected 12-pack and treat your friends to this boozy and decadent Daniel Webster’s Punch from restaurateur Danny Meyer’s newest NYC watering hole, …

Memorial Day Weekend

Grilled Flatbread

Makes 8 Servings<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dough<p>2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast<p>4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour plus more tfor dusting<p>2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour<p>2 tablespoons kosher salt<p>1/2 cup sour cream<p>Vegetable oil (for brushing)<p>Topping Suggestions<p>Ancho Chile Oil, Green Charmoula, and grated Cotija …

Recipes

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This 2-Ingredient No-Bake Cake Will Go Faster Than It Takes to Make

Any crunchy cookie should and ought to make its way into an icebox cake. That mantra inspired this chocolate chip cookie icebox cake, which tastes as if the cookies have just been dipped into a nice cold glass of milk. The chocolate chips stay crunchy, so there's still textural contrast. I didn't …

Dessert

How to Prepare Pans for Cake Success

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Alice explains when to flour, when to grease, and when to just let parchment paper do its job.</i><p>There are two main purposes for pan preparation: to allow the cake to be …

Rice Cakes: Friend or Foe?

Are rice cakes the healthy snacks you think they are?<p><i>We teamed up with nutritionist McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN from Nutrition Stripped to give us some friendly feedback on how we’re doing in the snack department. Are they good for us? Could they be better? We don’t always know, but McKel does. These</i> …

Healthy Eating