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How to Make Enchiladas without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes—but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Make messy, saucy enchiladas from scratch, from simple ingredients, and without a recipe.</i><p>I started making …

Low Carb Salad on a Stick, Italian-Style

This is such a fun way to serve a salad. They taste like a yummy Italian chopped salad. Great as an appetizer or side salad. <b>Each salad stick has 72 calories, 5 grams of fat and 2 Weight Watchers Points Plus.</b><p>Prep Time: 15 minutes<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped into large chunks (a bag of …

Scottish Macaroons Turn Potatoes Into A Surprisingly Delicious Dessert

Potatoes are great for so many reasons. Tater tots. Hash browns. French fries. Every which way, they delight. But we never, ever thought they'd make their way into a dessert <i>with success</i>. Well, surprise, surprise because that's exactly what they did. LOOK AT THESE BEAUTIES:<p>Photo credit: Christina's …

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This is How They Cool Off in Shanghai

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes—but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: We're about to introduce you to the perfect easy, sweet, and refreshing summertime pick-me-up. Enjoy it as</i> …

June 2015

How To Make Spaghetti Squash In A Slow Cooker

It's time to tackle spaghetti squash once and for all. If you've felt intimidated by the squash's hefty weight and inexplicable stringiness, take a deep breath and allow the fear to dissipate.<p>You won't have to hack the tough squash with a butcher's knife or do anything complicated: Just place the …

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15 Pastas Absolutely Perfect for Spring

Our 15 favorite pasta recipes for spring, from gnocchi to lasagna to fettucine.<p>We're going to be eating a lot of seasonal ingredients around this time—we're firm believers that there's no such thing as too much asparagus. But you know what makes everything better? Pasta. Here are our favorite …

19 Recipes to Rock Mother's Day Brunch

There are holidays, and then there are brunch holidays. Brunch holidays are all about lazing around in mid-morning sunlight, sipping refreshing drinks, eating great food, and definitely <i>not</i> thinking about anything else you have to do for the rest of the day.<p>Mother's Day? Definitely a brunch holiday. …

8 Passover Desserts for a Sweet Seder

All of these desserts are perfect for Passover and most of them are gluten-free. But you don't need a holiday to enjoy these sweet treats: they are delicious any day, any time.<p><b>1. Double Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone Cream & Raspberries</b><p>A pavlova is a cake-shaped meringue with a marshmallowy …

36 Ways to Eat Sandwiches for Every Meal

There's a sandwich in here with your name on it.<p>Whether you like your sandwiches hot or cold, savory or sweet, these recipes will have you rollin' in bread from breakfast to dessert.

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Thistle Control

Artichokes can be a little intimidating, but all you really need to get the most out of them is a little determination (and patience). The majority …

Wanna Be a Great Baker? Master Pâte à Choux First

Pate a choux is one baking recipe that you absolutely must master. Here's how to do it.<p><i>Welcome to Baking 1-2-3, by associate food editor Claire Saffitz. Each month, she’ll guide you through a three-step baking process. The first recipe is for the beginners out there, the second for</i> …

Hot Toddies Are the Only Good Thing About Winter

During the most grueling weeks of winter there's not much you can do but try and find something, anything, to help you cope. For me, the only silver lining amidst the ice, slush, salt, biting winds and unpredictable weather predictions, is a piping, steaming hot toddy. This drink is more than a …

Encyclopedia of the oil crash: B is for Bakken

…and banks, barrels, bitumen, boom, and Brent crude. View this and more in our encyclopedia of the oil crash<p><b>BAKKEN</b><p>Technological advancements and …

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The Easiest Dip You've Never Made

It’s smoky. It’s bacon-y. It’s insanely delicious.<p>Put down that container of premade dip. Yeah, that’s right I see you. I know you’re in a rush, and you hate dishes (I do too), but you can make your own dip in five minutes. Really.<p>And it won’t be your run-of-the-mill dip either. This recipe comes …

Fantastic fudge! Make this foolproof holiday favorite in 3 easy steps

For many of us, it just doesn't feel like the holidays until we have a few squares of fudge — it's an irresistible edible gift that we're happy to both give and receive. And fudge is the perfect family treat to make and share together, especially with this simple three-step recipe. Just heat, stir …

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5 Creative Ways to Cook with Spaghetti Squash (There Will Be Funnel Cake)

Stop! Don't douse that spaghetti squash with marinara sauce—try one of these recipes, instead.<p>Here's the thing about spaghetti squash. We don't actually want it to be spaghetti-like. We'll just use plain ole spaghetti for that one; there's no use trying to re-fashion squash to act like pasta.<p>And …

Make Your Own Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Knockoff

Have you jumped on the flaming bandwagon of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey yet? If not, you'd better start guzzling to catch up with the rest of the country, where the Canadian-based, fire-breathing brand continues to sell and spread through bars like liquid wildfire.<p>With an undeniable stronghold in the …

Zucchini Bread with Oats

Makes two 8 1/2x4 1/2" loaves Servings<p>For a slightly more virtuous quick bread—more like breakfast, less like dessert—reduce the amount of granulated sugar to one cup. This zucchini bread recipe is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Non-stick vegetable oil spray<p>…

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Avoid These Common Pizza Mistakes So You Can Make and Eat the World's Most Perfect Food

Whether you're a cheese or pepperoni fan, learn how to make the perfect pie at home by avoiding these common pizza mistakes.<p>We'll say it: Pizza is <del>one of</del> the world's most perfect food<del>s</del>. But some of the things we love best about a good pie—charred crust, chewy dough, and oh! …

Powerful Self-Portraits Reveal Artist’s Descent Into Alzheimer’s Disease

In 1995, at the age of 61, American artist William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. In response to the illness, the London-based artist immediately began to paint an ambitious series of self-portraits. From the time of his diagnosis to 2000, when he was admitted to a nursing home, …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

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Nissan Exec Promises “Iconic” Car to Fill Void Left by the Cube

The Nissan Cube and Murano CrossCabriolet weren’t hot sellers, but they definitely turned heads. And now with those two models axed from Nissan’s lineup, an executive pledges that his company will soon add an “iconic” model to showcase the company’s edgy styling.<p>Nissan’s chief planning officer Andy …

Slow Cooker Party Mix

<i>Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out for what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week.</i><p>This one is easy, but it takes some …

Here's How To Make XXL Watermelon Jell-O Shots

This is the most fun you can have with four ingredients.<p><i>Recipe by Christine Byrne</i><p>Makes about 30 wedge shots<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 12–16 pound watermelon<p>4 cups vodka<p>4 3-ounce boxes red Jell-O mix<p>2 1-ounce boxes unflavored gelatin<p><b>Preparation</b><p>1. Using a large chef's knife, cut the watermelon into two equal …

Salmon Burgers and 5 Tasty Ways to Top Them

Burgers may be the most riffed-on food in the American canon, but let’s face it, the beef patty has limitations. Bacon, barbecue sauce, and blue …

5 Essential Elements for a Blissful Marriage That Lasts

Marriage is one of the few lifetime decisions we make. You meet that special someone -- the person you magically, deeply connect with. It's a high. You're ecstatic. You can barely think of anything else. The love chemical kicks in. You want your marriage to be the experience of bliss in …

Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others -- And the Surprising, Natural Way to Avoid Bites

Why are some people so much more attractive to mosquitoes than others? And what can you do about the pesky little bloodsuckers, especially if you …