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8 Dipping Sauces for Fries that Are Better Than Ketchup

Switch up your fry dip selections with these eight excellent sauces.<p>Los Angeles burger lovers agree: The one at Father’s Office is incredible. No …

Edible Wrappers Let You Eat Cupcakes With Reckless Abandon

Gone are the days of delicately peeling back your favorite cupcake's wrapper as you slowly savor all that sugar and butter. Now, you can pop a whole one in you mouth a la Garfield -- without giving it a second thought.<p>Dr. Oetker, a European sweets company, just made the world of cupcakes even …

17 Foods You Didn't Even Know You Could Freeze

As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.<p>We've told you which foods should never be frozen -- and stand by those rules.<p>But the freezer remains a highly useful member of your kitchen …

More s’mores! 7 new ways to enjoy summer’s most decadent dessert

Summertime is the season of the three S’s: sun, sand and s’mores. But why limit yourself to the retro s'mores recipe—two graham crackers sandwiching a melted chocolate bar and a toasted marshmallow—when you can indulge in all kinds of irresistible riffs on the classic flavor combo. Here are 7 new …

Dessert

Fruit Compotes, Jams & Preserves

Enjoy the flavor of summer fruit all year long<p>One of the best parts of summer is the abundance of incredible fruit. If you're lucky enough to be …

Food Preservation

Punch Drunk... Boozy Fun in a Bowl

I've always thought of boozy punch as a hangover in a bowl--a sugary spiked concoction that you'll regret in the morning. But these days, in our current handcrafted cocktail crazed age, punches are actually tasty libations that pack a wallop.<p>Fun fact: Punch actually predates the cocktail. And …

Alcohol

5 Fruity Beers for People Who Don’t Like Fruity Beers

Here, five great bottles to introduce skeptics to the wonderful world of fruit-enhanced beers.<p>IPA snobs and stout elitists often regard fruity beers …

Zucchini Recipes

Never run out of ways to use this versatile vegetable<p>We love zucchini, but by the time summer's in full swing—and the flood of summer squash …

Zucchini

5 Flavors to Add to Your Summer Fruit Desserts

<i>Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga, the lovely ladies behind Ovenly, are sharing their favorite flavors to add to summer fruit desserts. Now start baking, and keep an eye out for their new book, coming out in October.</i><p>One of our favorite pastimes is sitting on Agatha's rooftop garden on warm nights, …

Strawberry Griddle Cakes

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Beat the egg with the milk.<p>Pour the egg–milk mixture into the flour mixture and beat well. …

BLT Recipes

15 Awesome BLT Combinations<p>Juicy tomatoes, crispy bacon, crunchy lettuce, creamy mayo—the BLT may be one of the world’s best sandwiches. At a recent Rodale event, competitors faced off to make the best BLT variation possible. (Spoiler alert: They’re all winners.)<p><i>Photographs by Thomas MacDonald</i><p>White …

One Week of Classier Homemade Cocktails with Jeffrey Morgenthaler

<i>All week, Jeffrey Morgenthaler has been sharing cocktail techniques and recipes from The Bar Book -- today, we're rounding them all up and giving away one last copy of the book.</i><p>This week, Clyde Common's Jeffrey Morgenthaler inspired us to step away from the bar and turn our kitchens into the …

Sour Beer and Cherry Punch

I discovered sour beer while on vacation in Sonoma. We were dining at Woodfour, a brewery and restaurant in the charming town of Sebastopol. Not only do they serve some of the finest food in town, but they also make fantastic beers, right on the premises. Needless to say, I couldn't resist ordering …

Liqueurs

Simple Summer Treats

Now that summer is finally here, I've been doing a lot of outdoor cooking. I'll take any excuse to fire up the grill instead of turning on the oven! The one exception for turning on the oven is when I'm making whoopie pies. In fact, I've discovered that they make a perfect "cookie shell" for ice …

Dessert

Chocolate-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

12 Servings<p>If you like, serve this chocolate-cinnamon recipe with whipped cream or an extra dollop of yogurt—or, of course, a cup of coffee.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts, chopped<p>2 ounces bittersweet …

Dessert

7 Summery Brunch Cocktails

Since it’s a glorious summer weekend, try making one of these glorious, summery brunch cocktails.<p>There’s nothing wrong with a classic, peachy bellini …

9 Delicious Ways to Use Sweet Summer Berries

Sweet and juicy summer berries are here! Put them to use in salads, parfaits, muffins and more...<p><b>1. Peaches & Berries with Lemon-Mint Syrup</b><p>This elegant and refreshing fruit salad is perfect for summer entertaining. It's delicious on its own as a healthy dessert but also pairs well with pound cake, …

Breakfast

5 delicious daiquiris: Drop the strawberry slushie and try the real deal

Oh, daiquiris—the very name conjures up images of MTV “Spring Break” and tacky souvenir glasses. But the drink’s rep is unfair—done right, the daiquiri is actually a classic sour cocktail, with roots that go back to turn-of-the-last century Cuba. Even Ernest Hemingway even had his own version (see …

New York City

Summer and Fall Produce Guide: What to Can, Freeze, Dry, Store, or Eat Right Now

The farmers' markets are overflowing with fruits and vegetables; our summer produce guide lets you know which to can, store, dry, freeze, or eat right now<p>Harvest season is high time for fresh produce. Between the leafy greens, juicy tomatoes, sweet berries, brassicas, and, well, just about …

Tomatoes

The Best Burgers

Salmon Burgers<p>NYT Cooking: If you finely grind part of the salmon, it will bind the rest, which can be coarsely chopped to retain its moisture during …

10 Great DIY Treats for Summer Camp Care Packages

When you’re a kid away at summer camp, there is nothing better than getting a care package from home filled with delicious homemade snacks. Here, 10 …

24 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

It's summertime, and the cookin's easy—master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer, doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, …

Cooking

Chicken with Buttered Snap Peas and Tender Lettuces

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 40 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Cooked lettuces? Yes—but barely. When they hit the pan, they’ll pick up flavor from the chicken drippings, gently wilting and taking on the buttery sauce.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 3½–4-lb. chicken, cut into 10 pieces<p>Kosher salt …

Peas

How To Eat A Popsicle For Any Meal Of The Day

Guess what? You can appropriately eat a popsicle for every meal of the day.<p>Yep! Use coffee as the base for your morning popsicle, or blend in some kale and you've got a portable, frozen salad for lunch or dinner. As for dessert? Mix in some brownie bites, nut butter, cinnamon or cocoa -- everything …

5 Links to Read Before Pickling

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Your guide to pickle perfection.</i><p>It's hard to mention pickles these days without an eye roll from someone lamenting their trendiness and their …

Alice's Top 5 No-Bake Desserts

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Five desserts that keep the oven firmly turned off.</i><p>Now that it's July, there's no denying the heat any longer: It's hot. Our air-conditioners are in. Our shorts are on. …

6 Clever Ways to Customize Zucchini Bread

Making zucchini bread is a classic way to use up your bumper crop of zucchini (and to convince yourself that cake is healthy). Here are six steps to …

7 Burrito Recipes to Counteract Chipotle's Price Hike

Recently, Chipotle raised its menu prices, after citing increasing costs for ingredients like beef and avocados. Here, seven incredible burritos to …

Winner, Winner Hot Chicken Dinner: How to Throw a Nashville-Style Food Party

Restaurants around the country are featuring the Nashville specialty hot chicken. Local spot Hattie B’s shows us how it’s done.<p>When folks in Nashville say <i>hot</i>, they mean it. Take the local dish, hot chicken: The meat is dunked in hot sauce-laced buttermilk, then fried, its crisp skin lacquered with …

Cooking