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Classic French Toast

4 Servings<p>A mixture of milk and cream delivers a custardy interior texture, but you could use 1½ cups whole milk if that’s what you’ve got on hand. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 large eggs<p>¾ cup heavy cream<p>¾ cup whole milk<p>¼ cup sugar<p>Pinch of …

33 Fall Weeknight Meals You Can Make in an Hour or Less

From roasted chicken to winter squash pasta, here are 33 quick weeknight meals for fall.<p><b>Pasta, winter squash, roast chicken—fall is the best time for weeknight cooking</b>. Plan your entire week's worth of dinners with these 33 meals, each of which can be made in an hour or less.

The Essential Techniques That Every Home Cook Should Know

<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: We're going back to basics with the essential cooking techniques -- think of this as Cooking 101.</i><p>The problem with cooking basics is that people often …

Kitchens

15 Dorm Room Recipes That Can Help Keep Off The Freshman 15

There are a great many freedoms that come with leaving home and going off to college, but the freedom to cook is not one of them. Sure, some people are lucky enough to find themselves with access to a dorm that has an adjoining kitchen, but most of us starting off our first years at university are …

School Morning Muesli Recipe on Food52

• 1 cup rolled oats<br>• 1 cup milk<br>• 1/4 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped<br>• 1 apple, grated or roughly chopped<br>• 1 peach or nectarine, roughly chopped<br>• 1/4 almonds, roughly chopped<br>• Honey (optional)<p>The night before, mix together the oats and the dried cranberries and then stir in the milk. Cover and refrigerate …

Breakfast

How to Make Muesli Ahead for School Mornings

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you</i> <b>Nicholas Day</b> <i>-- on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: Rethink your relationship with mush.</i><p>You know what’s overrated? <i>Crispy.</i><p>You know what’s underrated? <i>Mush.</i><p>Well, maybe not underrated by you. Maybe you …

How to Make Off-the-Cuff Breakfast Hash with Whatever You Happen to Have

How to make breakfast hash with anything you have on hand<p>Maybe it’s the recent fall weather here in New York, but something about the sound of a “breakfast hash” had me fantasizing about waking up early, donning a cable-knit sweater, and making myself some. So this weekend, I did (sans sweater). …

How to Use All that Pumpkin, Butternut, and Delicata Squash

From frying to roasting and stuffing, here are some creative ways to cook with winter squash.<p>As soon as the first leaf turns orange, it's official: You can't hit a farmers' market, restaurant, or café without seeing a veritable medley of winter squash. While we love (love!) the stuff, one can only …

Vegan Pad Thai

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Make your favorite take-out meal at home. And make it vegan.</i><p>There’s nothing that makes me feel more smug as a home cook than the pride I take in having prepared a …

5 Fast, Easy, Fresh Comfort Food Recipes for Dinner

From shrimp to lamb stir-fry, these five quick, easy comfort food recipes will become weeknight dinner staples.<p>It's March, which means we're almost out of the woods—the snow is thawing (mostly), we're creeping up to 40 degrees in the daytime (in the northeast), and it's no longer dark at 5 p.m. But …

Cooking

14 Eggplant Recipes to Take You From Summer to Fall

The eggplant -- in all its oddly-shaped glory -- is the perfect bridge between summer and fall. Its season spans from early July to mid-October, enduring both blistering heat and nippy scarf weather. It's a familiar face to comfort you as the leaves begin to brown and the air starts to crisp.<p>Plus, …

40 Recipes for the Fall Harvest Season

40 recipes for fall produce, from butternut squash and brussels sprouts to apples and pomegranate.<p>The mercury's dropping, the leaves are turning orange, and the nights are growing longer.<p>And you know what that means.<p>Your dad's going to pull out that pumpkin-colored wool sweater with the "falling …

Recipes

Scrambled Eggs, Avocado, and Smoked Salmon on Toast

2 to 4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>This open-face sandwich makes a great meal or snack morning, noon, or night.<p>May 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 Tbsp. minced fresh chives, divided<p>2 Tbsp. crème fraîche (optional)<p>6 large eggs<p>2 Tbsp. (1/4 stick) unsalted butter<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground …

4 Simple Steaks for Your Pan

Each week, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.<p><i>Today: Your pan called -- it wants to cook you some steak.</i><p>Steaks are often thought of …

5 Crowd-Pleasing DIY Happy Hour Snacks

Here, five tasty snacks to make that will be a hit at any home happy hour.<p>Master chef Jacques Pépin knows that a good host makes people happy. Here, …

Salads by Rafi Cohen

Israeli chef Rafi Cohen's new cookbook is devoted entirely to salads - fresh, cooked, fried and baked; cold and hot. Here are three samples from the book: zucchini salad, beet salad and green almond salad.<p><b>Zucchini in Wine Vinegar, Basil and Olive Oil</b><p>Ingredients:<p>4-6 zucchinis<p>1/2 cup olive oil<p>2 …

Need a fast and easy chicken recipe? Work magic with a couple of pantry ingredients

Pour. Bake. Eat. In a perfect world, that's all it would take to get a fresh, home-cooked dinner on the table. But how could a meal be that simple and still incredibly delicious?<p>Believe it or not, it can: With a pound of chicken thighs and a couple of pantry ingredients, you've got all the tools …

20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …

11 Drinks to Start Your Morning

In the world of morning beverages, there are a lot of personal preferences. There are hot drink drinkers and cold drink drinkers: Some people will adamantly order a cold coffee, even in the dead of winter, while others can never give up their hot latte, even as they sweat through an August commute. …

Duck à l'Orange Recipe - SORTED Eats France

Handbag seller Dagne Dover raises $1.25M and gets its site back up and running

Dagne Dover had a fairly auspicious debut, selling out of its handbags in nine months, then going offline for another seven months in search of funding.<p>Today the handbag purveyor’s products are back online and the company is announcing $1.25 million in seed funding. Heavy on compartments, Dagne …

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10 Best Sides for Roast Chicken

From silky mashed potatoes to sweet roasted carrots, here are 10 side dishes that are perfect with roast chicken.<p>In today's Chefs in Conversation …

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A Full-Body Workout to Firm Up Everything ASAP

Here's your ticket to tighter abs, arms, and buns. What are you waiting for?<p>Instead of covering up your arms, abs, or butt, turn the areas you're least confident about into your best assets. This workout from sexy CosmoBody trainer Don Saladino features targeted moves to get you sculpted. (It's …

Lifestyle

5 Ways to Make a Whiskey Sour

You might think you don’t like whiskey sours. That’s probably because you’ve only had them made with neon yellow sour mix. And that’s no good.<p>You …

Mmm, biscuits: Southern chefs spill the secrets to fluffy, flaky, perfect homemade biscuits

Need some consolation now that summer is almost over? September happens to be National Biscuit Month—the perfect excuse to bake up a buttery, fragrant, comforting batch (or two, or three). And you don't have to be Southern, or even a professional baker, to make the fluffiest, flakiest, tastiest …

Baking