Sheila Shah

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10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved This Month

October has arrived and fall is fully underway: The days are getting shorter, pumpkin lattes are back on the menu, and -- most importantly -- we’re finally ready to light up the stove and fire up the oven. This month you craved spice (both sweet and savory) and looked for hearty food to help you …

Butternut Squash and How to Enjoy It at Every Meal

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Butternut is a popular squash for good reasons, and with 33 recipe ideas, it'll be popular in your kitchen all season long.</i><p>Despite what the name might suggest, winter squash …

Blueberry Cake

<i>Merrill's daughter Clara has quite the appetite -- and it's all Merrill can do to keep up. Armed with her greenmarket bag, a wooden spoon and a minimal amount of fuss, she steps into the fray.</i><p><i>Today: A blueberry lemon cake for the last of summer's bounty.</i><p>As I may have mentioned before, I'm not much …

Say the Right Thing: 8 Go-To Phrases to Raise Happy Kids

These go-to phrases are pretty much all you need to keep in your pocket to have a happy, independent kid.<p>I grew up hearing my mother say in Italian, "<i>Soltanto la tua madre ti dir? di mettere il rossetto in modo che tu possa essere pi? graziosa di lei</i>" -- which roughly translates into: "Only your …

Parenting

Thriving While Parenting a Toddler

While gathering information for articles about toddlers, I have discovered desperate posts like this on the Internet: "Two-year-old for sale. Cheap!" Raising little ones can be very hard!<p>In order to parent children under 3, adults need to accept the challenging parts that come during this time …

7 Salad Dressings That Aren't Basic Vinaigrette

Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!</i><p>Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the …

Dessert

11 Make-Ahead Vegetarian Meals

Now's the time of year when your friends are looking for any excuse to be outside and enjoy good food, cold beer, and a warm breeze. People are inventing reasons to get together -- one friend is hosting the "One Year Anniversary of My Housewarming Party" party -- and you're always expected to bring …

How to Make Grilled Flatbread

<i>We should all have a solid command of the ABCs of baking. Thankfully,</i> <i>Food52's Test Kitchen Manager</i> <i>Erin McDowell -- alongside photographer Sarah Stone, who both blog at The Shutter Oven -- is here, with tips and tricks to help you master the most essential desserts and the simplest breads.</i><p><i>Today:</i> …

Fruit Roll Up: How to Grill Sliced Eggplant and 3 Ways to Stuff It

Bland, with little nutritional value, the common globe eggplant just kind of exists, neither offensive nor especially appealing. But gussied up with any manner of flavor additions, it can be instantly transformed from ho-hum fruit to the life of the party.<p>One of the easiest ways to up your eggplant …

Easy Marinated & Roasted Portobello Mushrooms

Easy Marinated & Roasted Portobello Mushrooms<p>Portobello mushrooms have not always been such a go-to food of mine as they are now. Perhaps I didn’t …

10 Common Cooking Conversions for Everyday Cooking

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Put away your measuring spoons! We're sharing our top cooking guesstimations, from minced garlic to lemon juice.</i><p>Exactitude in the kitchen can be very …

Kitchens

8 Easy Thai-Style Dishes You Can Make at Home

Believe it or not, you don't need a kitchen full of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients to make delicious Thai food at home. Most large supermarkets carry all of the Thai pantry staples -- like fish sauce, coconut milk, sweet red chili sauce and curry paste -- in the Asian foods aisle. Fresh …

101 Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Yourself Before It’s Too Late | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

This is your chance to live the life you wish you had.<p>You could close down this article right now, pretend that you never saw it, and go on living …

Motivation

Quick Cakes

Impress your guests with our creative candy decorations -- all completely doable in less than 30 minutes!<p>Press gummy letters ($19 for a 5-lb. bag; amazon.com) into the frosting in colorful rows or spell out your child's name. Top your cake with giant 15" tapers for a dramatic birthday wish. …

Birthday Cake

Twin Girls' Intricate Braided Hairstyles Are Works Of Art

No, you're not seeing double.<p>Jill Ehat has been on her hair game lately. The mother of three, including 6-year-old twin girls, has amassed quite the following on Instagram, where she has been posting photos of her daughters' elaborate hairstyles. Although Jill runs the account, her daughters Hallie …

11 Cakes for a Celebration

Save the peach crumbles for later this month, and the snacking cakes and quick breads for another day -- this week calls for a celebration, and a show-stopping cake to boot. Last summer, we introduced Provisions -- an online source for unique kitchen and home goods. One hundred twenty-eight …

20 Desserts to Fulfill All Your Chocolate and Vanilla Desires

Let's be honest, when it comes to dessert we usually just want something with chocolate or vanilla—like one of these 20 sweet treats, for example<p><b>The preference of chocolate or vanilla is often a very polarizing topic</b>. But whether you like a rich, fudgy cake on a cold night or a big scoop of ice …

Grow a Strawberry Fountain

Pick the clean berries as they spill over the edge. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy, for the best and biggest berries.<p>This strawberry fountain …

Gardening

68 Chocolate Desserts for Valentine's Day (or Any Day, Really)

From cookies to cakes to mousse, these rich, melty, chocolaty desserts are way better than anything from a box.<p>It's hard to think of a Valentine's Day plan that doesn't involve food. Specifically, dessert. Even more specifically, a <b>chocolate dessert</b>. Give it to us in a cookie, a layered cake, a …

Dessert

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf

Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf<p><b>Cook Time:</b> 45 mins<p><b>Total Time:</b> 45 mins<p><b>Yield:</b> 3 loaves<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups flour<br>• 1 t. baking soda<br>• 1 t. baking powder<br>• 1 t. salt<br>• 6 …

Supermarket Explorer: Harissa

2<p>SHARES<p>Take a look inside my refrigerator and one thing becomes immediately clear: I’m a condiment fanatic. Lined up in not-too-tidy rows are …

Falafel Pie

9 Things I Didn't Know I'd Love About Being a Parent

Despite having a well-stocked library of <i>What to Expect</i> and other "guide books" to being a mommy, there was admittedly a lot I didn't know before becoming a mommy. I addressed a great deal of those lessons here.<p>But, as I watched my daughter tonight, learning how to put the crown back onto her head …

Best Apps for Preschoolers

There's an overwhelming number of paid apps for kids to choose from, but which ones are worth shelling out for? Here are some fun and educational apps for 3- to 4-year-olds that'll give you the best bang for your buck -- and you won't feel guilty about letting your kid use them.<p>Toddlers will love …

Apps

Food: Recipes, Cooking Tips, Celebrity Chef Ideas & Food News

From $1 margaritas to free chips and salsa, these restaurants are celebrating May 5 with deals...<p>Children could confuse the e-liquids for candy or …