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Dinner Tonight: Chicken and Cashews + Chinese Broccoli Salad

This dinner is for the nights you crave Chinese take out but could do without the MSG hangover. There's nothing tricky or time consuming about the preparation, and using one wok (or heavy skillet, if you don't have one) means an easy clean up. Feel free to make any adaptions if needed: broccolini …

Chocolate Pot de Crème Recipe

70% cacao chocolate, egg yolks, and a bit of heavy cream add up to one heck of a deep, dark, decadent baked chocolate custard.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients8 ounces 70% bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped2 1/2 cups milk1 1/2 cups heavy cream6 large egg yolks3 tablespoons granulated sugar1/4 …

garlicky party bread with cheese and herbs

My mother’s standard party donation is a boule of pumpernickel bread with the center scooped out and filled with a spinach dip that includes water …

1 Batch of Poached Pears, 5 Breakfasts

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever -- or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Food52's Assistant Editor Kenzi Wilbur fashions 5 weekday breakfasts -- fit for the holidays -- out of one</i> …

Smoky, Spicy Cabbage Rolls Recipe

<b>Note</b>: These rolls can be assembled ahead. Just place them in the refrigerator and pull them out 30 minutes before you're ready to cook them. They also freeze beautifully.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following …

Spur-of-the-Moment Dark Chocolate Sauce Without a Recipe

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Forgot to plan for dessert? Grab whatever chocolate is in your pantry and make a last-second sauce with Alice's simple 2-ingredient ratio.</i><p>You can make a fabulous dark …

How to Make Croquembouche

<i>Once you've perfected basic techniques like frying an egg and cooking rice, it's time to move on to those things that may have initially scared you off. Every other Monday, chef and stylist</i> <i>Camille Becerra</i> <i>is going beyond the basics to help us tackle even the scariest cooking techniques.</i><p><i>Today</i>: <i>Camille</i> …

Banana Baked French Toast with Peanut Butter Drizzle

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 20 mins<br>• Cook Time: 1 hour 10 mins<br>• Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes<br>• Yield: 6 to 8<br>• Category: Breakfast<p>★★★<p>3 from 4 …

Sous Vide City Ham With Balsamic Brown Sugar Glaze Recipe

Ham is not for everyone, but if you're a ham lover, lucky you, because ham is one meat that's <i>darn</i> difficult to mess up. Want to make it even juicier and <i>more</i> foolproof? Cook the sucker sous vide. Because hams are precooked, it's really just a matter of reheating them. Typically, I'd suggest removing …

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Taiwanese Oyster Omelet Recipe

This favorite night market snack is as much about its abundance of textures as it is about flavor.<p><b>Note</b>: Pre-shucked oysters can be used in place of live. Sweet potato starch can be found in most Asian grocery stores, or can be ordered online from Amazon<p><b>About the Author:</b> Cathy Erway is the author of …

Make-Ahead Mushroom Tomato Bread Soup Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> The bread in this soup is not to meant to stand out crouton-like; it should melt into the background, lending subtle, smooth texture and soaking up flavor. Any bread will do—whole wheat, baguette, semolina—but try to use a crust loaf rather than the mushy, pre-sliced kind from the store. The …

Carb Buster Breakfast

When I was in New York City last weekend, I stayed in this hotel and ordered room service for breakfast from Fireside, the hotel’s restaurant, …

ROCKY ROAD (Homemade - 30 minutes) - Nicko's Kitchen

Sour Cream Pie Crust, No Fail, Flaky Pastry Crust

Move aside food processor! Be gone tough pie crusts! I hath found the holy grail of pastry doughs.<p>It is flaky, it is buttery, it is un-fussy, and it …

Pumpkin Tassies with Salted Bittersweet Chocolate Drizzle

The past weekend was spent picking out pumpkins for every purpose - sugar pumpkins for roasting, mini pumpkins for the mantel, great pumpkins for …

Winter Squash Curry

For fast suppers with sensational flavors, think Thai-style curries. Contrasts really fly in curries. For instance finish a curry of leftover chicken …

Chinese Egg Tarts Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> To remove tarts from pan, run a butter knife along the sides of each tart. Tilt pan and gently slide a small offset spatula beneath the crust to release.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes …

Thai Curry Pomegranate Chicken with Coconut Pom Rice.

Thai Curry Pomegranate Chicken.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 17, 2013 66<p>Let’s talk about ugly meals.<p>Whyyy must they be the best dishes? Like, say… almost …

Caramel Apple Crumb Bars Recipe

In these decadently delicious bars, a shortbread crust is layered with spiced apples and homemade caramel then finished with a crumb topping.<p>Note: To make quick work of the apple slices, I prefer to use a peeling machine such as this one, which I think is also a great investment for pies. If you're …

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How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Sous Vide Pork Belly Buns With Pork Braise Mayonnaise and Quick-Pickled Cucumbers Recipe

Steamed buns stuffed with pork belly cooked sous-vide in a Japanese-style marinade.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1/2 cup soy sauce1/2 cup mirin1/2 cup granulated sugar2 tablespoons fish sauce2 whole scallions, roughly chopped3 medium cloves garlic, roughly chopped1 (2-inch) chunk ginger, peeled …