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How to Make Dumplings 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: Let your creativity, not a recipe, guide your dumpling-making.</i><p>When you think about dumpling-making as an edible …

9 Southern Snacks for Binge-Watching House of Cards

From juicy ribs to spicy hush puppies, here are nine Southern foods to make for a weekend with the new President of the United States.<p>South Carolina …

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25 Dumplings for Chinese New Year and Beyond

Whether we’re talking gnocchi or dim sum, we’ve yet to meet a dumpling we haven’t liked. By design, they know how to deliver pure comfort in just a bite or three, and this collection of 25 parcels all bundled up in a thin wrap is no exception. You’ll find an assortment of traditional Chinese …

Make Giada's ultimate finger foods for your Super Bowl party

Not sure what to serve for Super Bowl Sunday? Get inspired by these delicious finger food recipes from Giada De Laurentiis. Here, the celebrity chef is sharing her favorite finger food recipes like: mini antipasto calzones, Mediterranean chili chicken wings and double chocolate espresso cookies. …

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Inside a Happy, Serene House in Cool Blues, Greens, and Grays

In cool blues, greens, and grays.<p>"Cool blues, greens, and grays have a lovely softness," designer Ashley Whittaker says. Here, in this Greenwich, Connecticut house, she creates a calming environment where the colors flow effortlessly from room to room.

How to Finally Finish (or Start) These 6 Common Home Improvement Projects

From installing a toilet to fixing a faucet, your guide to DIY home repairs

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15 Clever Ways to Turn Every Nook Into Helpful Storage Space

Part of the battle to clear the clutter is finding the space to store all those items you need to keep! Instead of building a storage hut in your backyard, or filling your attic with boxes you'll never open again, find all the storage space you need in your home, with these insightful space-saving …

Make Ahead Smoothie Prep

<b>Are you ready to RAWK your green smoothie world a little more?</b> The next step to adopt on your road to leafy green health and happiness is making your …

Sgroppino (Lemon Sorbet Cocktail) Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> An age-old refresher that once graced aristocratic Venetian tables, this was often served in between courses as a palate cleanser, particularly when moving from a seafood to a meat dish. Today, it is commonly served as an after-dinner drink in place of dessert and is often boosted …

16 Recipes for a Swanky New Year's Eve Soirée

You can have a casual dinner party any night of the week. Take advantage of New Year's Eve to finally cook the recipes that caught your eye last winter (and to put your favorite plates to use, too).<p>Don't worry about dirty dishes or wine stains on the carpet -- you can deal with those next year. For …

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The Last-Minute Hors d'Oeuvre

<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: A last-minute hors d'oevre to keep your guests happy -- and make you look good.</i><p>We know how it goes around this time of year: a family member (or two, or …

13 Last-Minute Snacks for Any New Year's Eve Bash

Whether you already have your sequined outfit picked out or would rather pretend it's any old Wednesday, New Year's Eve is the last night before resolutions kick in -- so there better be snacks...good ones. But, let's face it, food is probably not your priority tonight.<p>Here are 13 recipes that will …

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10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

Our Essential Potato Recipes

Mashed, baked, or roasted‚ potatoes are great pretty much every way<p>The potato is the ultimate multi-purpose versatile side dish (or a main dish; …

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Poutine Dumplings Exist, And We're Very Afraid

When two completely distinct but equally awesome foods come together, it can either be a match made in heaven or a recipe for disaster. Ice cream and cookies are an obvious combo, as is pretty much anything combined with macaroni and cheese, whether it's a grilled cheese sandwich or pretzel bites. …

The Greatest, And Easiest, Skillet Chicken Recipe In The World

When it comes to chicken recipes, there are so many to choose from. We ourselves have found 75 different ways to cook this bird. And most of them are pretty simple and wholly satisfying. It's chicken, after all. The thing is though, a great many of those chicken recipes are forgettable. Made one …

11 Chef Tips for Hosting a Super-Cozy Fall Party

Here, chefs share their best tips for creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for the best-ever fall and winter parties.<p>Hosting the ideal fall dinner …

This make-ahead Thanksgiving menu makes the big day as easy as pie

If you think us mere mortals can't pull off a full Thanksgiving spread without taking a whole week off work, think again. This foolproof menu — with turkey, stuffing, soup, salad and sweet potato pie — can be prepped bit by bit in the days leading up to the big day (you’ll spend just about 30 …

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12 Decorating Ideas You Can Do in a Day

Quick fixes you can manage.<p>Small decor changes make a big impact in a home's look. Here are fast and inexpensive quick fixes from five interior designers.

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Cesare Casella's Warm Salad with Pancetta and Egg (Insalata Pontormo)

<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: A rare salad that</i> <i>breaks all the rules, and will be all you'll want for dinner tonight.</i><p>Just as the chill sets in and cold salads start to lose their appeal, …

Simple Roasted Grape Chicken + Aperol Spritz

<i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Weight Watchers, who celebrate gathering together around the table to enjoy wholesome, beautiful food.</i><p>September can feel like a time of loss at the farmers market. Goodbye sweet peaches, so long crisp green beans, until next year juicy tomatoes. It’s a …

How to Make Minestrone Soup 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: How to make minestrone soup anytime, with ingredients you have handy -- a tutorial from Alicia Sokol of</i> …

15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

Fig and Manchego Salad with Herbed Croutons

<i>Salad shouldn't be an obligation or an afterthought -- and it doesn't always have to be kale, either. Every other Thursday, Elizabeth Stark from Brooklyn Supper will help you make salads you actually</i> want <i>to eat.</i><p><i>Today: Figs won't be here for long, so embrace them with open arms. Seek out the ripest</i> …

How to Make Bruschetta 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: We're stripping bruschetta down to its bare bones to highlight the season's best produce.</i><p>What we've come to …

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