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Camila Alves makes $5 dinner: Ramen stir-fry with veggies and shrimp

Model Camila Alves makes an easy budget weeknight meal: a 6-ingredient ramen stir-fry for just $5. Plus, she throws in a super simple dessert.<p>Ramen Stir-fry<p>Anthony Quintano / TODAY<p>Tipped Jell-O Cups<p>Anthony Quintano/TODAY

21 Signs That Prove Booksellers Are The Absolute Best

Books on books on books.<p>H/T mysharona1987

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8 Things That Happen When You Finally Stop Drinking Diet Soda

Whatever the reason, eliminating diet soda from your diet will improve your health from head to toe. Research on diet soda is still in its infancy, but there's enough out there to identify what you can look forward to when you put down the can and cool down with an unsweetened iced tea</b> …

Let Ice Save Your Drink

<b>For more food, drink, and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Ice is an afterthought for most drinks and cocktails. It is always needed to make the drink cool, but its presence can often make a drink worse after a short period of time. Let the ice sit too long and your perfect cocktail can …

This is How You Turn a Watermelon Into a Giant Cocktail

So you can focus on the grill, not mixing drinks.<p>As if the Internet needed one more clever way to refashion a watermelon: We've turned the sweet summer melon into a keg, one massive Jell-O shot, shot glasses, and now a JUG (can't stop, won't stop). This idea came to me from the Italian food site …

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Make Almonds Taste Even Better With This Trick | Men's Health

But plain almonds can taste, well, plain. The fix: Toss them in an Indian spice mixture and slide them into the oven. Then serve them with slices of ripe pear and shaved Manchego cheese.<p>You can eat them straight-up, too, but, for the love of God, please don’t serve them in a plastic baggy shaped …

Start Your Day With This Breakfast Parfait and Make Every Morning Better

Start your mornings with macerated fruit, the nuttiest granola, and creamy yogurt. C'est parfait.<p>The <b>granola parfait</b> at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles is not your average hotel breakfast. “We push our parfait even further,” pastry chef <b>Marian Mar</b> says. “Acid, creaminess, sweetness, crunch—it’s all in …

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15 Books Every Recent College Grad Needs on Their Shelf

Graduating from college is an exciting time full of adventures, new opportunities and… uncertainty. While you’re celebrating your major accomplishment and partying with your friends and loved ones, figuring out the future can be nerve wracking. Whether you’re graduating this year, are a recent grad …

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes for Breakfast in Bed or a Feast at the Table

Show Mom your love with a delicious stack of our test kitchen's tried-and-true pancakes. Follow our step-by-step guide, then serve with whipped cream, strawberries, and maple syrup—it's like having strawberry shortcake for brunch!

Breakfast

15 Delish Salsa Recipes to Celebrate National Salsa Month

You may have been under the impression that National Salsa Month is every month, but it is actually in May. Maybe it’s got a little something to do with Cinco de Mayo? ;) No doubt at this stage in the game you’ve got your drinks and decor on lockdown for the holiday, so let’s get some food inspo …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

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10 More Young Adult Books Being Made Into Movies

If you loved "Divergent," "The Maze Runner," and "The Hunger Games" and are ready for more young-adult stories set in fantasy, sci-fi, or dystopian universes, we've got good news -- there are dozens of popular YA books currently in development for film adaptations. They may not be about Factions …

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6 Magical Cocktails for Halloween

Here are six cocktails that will, potentially, help you get what you want—especially if what you want is a fun party.<p>When I was about 10 years old, I …

Is This the Planet's Greatest Cheat Meal?

Why you need to make these pumpkin beer brownies right freakin’ now<p>It’s pumpkin season, and, if you’re anything like me, you’re tired of hearing the phrase “pumpkin spice [fill in the blank].” Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of pumpkin, but I have no desire to bite into a dessert that tastes like …

17 Easy Hacks For Fresher Food

The secret to fresher food? Dedicating a few extra minutes to prepping and storing your groceries.<p>We partnered with Fresh & Easy, a <i>new</i> kind of market, to bring you 17 of the best hacks we’ve seen for keeping your favorite foods fresh. Put them to use and you’ll start mistaking your kitchen for your …

7 Made-For-Kids Drinks That Would Taste A Lot Better With Booze

Kids' drinks are served on the way-too-sweet side: They're so sweet it's near-impossible to sip from the straw of a juice box without ending up with sticky fingers.<p>Our grown-up taste buds can't handle the beverages straight from their cartoon-clad packages, but we've found another way to drink the …

Charred Romaine with Tomatillo Dressing

4 Servings<p>Charred to a crisp: Not a statement usually associated with salads, but delicious nonetheless in this Mexican-inspired romaine number from Rose's Luxury.<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>tomatillo dressing<p>¼ medium white onion, quartered<p>1 small tomatillo, husk removed<p>1 jalapeño, sliced, seeds …

sunken apple and honey cake

There are recipes on my Cook This list that I’ve been plotting for years but take forever to jump from that place where they’re a rough idea of how I …

The 'Crazy Russian Hacker' Shows Us How To Make Potato Chips In The Microwave

The next time a potato chip crisis strikes, do not panic. If you've got a potato on hand (which you always should) and your kitchen is equipped with a microwave, all is well. In the video above, YouTuber CrazyRussianHacker shows just how simple it is to nuke up a batch of your own crispy …

Get to Know These 11 Winter Squashes

We all love a good butternut squash soup, and it would be a pretty sad fall without pumpkin pie, but there are plenty of other squashes that rarely …

The Secret to Making Really Awesome Hot Sauce

Psst—hot sauce isn't actually that hard to make at home. We promise<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of America’s coolest food artisans. Over the next few months, we’re apprenticing with the best knife forgers, cider brewers, and spice blenders, then bringing their knowledge</i> …

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Beer and Cheddar Soup with Kielbasa Sausage

6 to 8 Servings<p>This rich and cheesy broth is satisfying on its own, but goes main course with the addition of seared kielbasa sausage. Recipe by Chris Shepherd, Underbelly, Houston<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoon plus 2 tsp. vegetable oil, divided<p>1 medium yellow onion, chopped<p>2 cloves garlic cloves, …

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How to Make Hot Sauce, the A&B American Style Way

What's the key to creating great hot sauce? Good chiles, strong vinegar, aromatics, and some salt. Forget all that other junk.<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of America’s coolest food artisans. Over the next few months, we’re apprenticing with the best knife forgers, cider</i> …

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6 Make-Ahead Staples for Quick Weekday Lunches

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Prep some basics on Sunday to make packing lunch a breeze for the whole week.</i><p>Though we …

Healthy Eating

Dinner Tonight: Pistachio-Crusted Chicken Torta + Margarita

The time has come when you need a vacation from vacation. Summer is almost over, and though it's sad to see days shortening and warmth fading, there's something energizing about the turn of the seasons -- a chance to try new flavors, daydream about new recipes, and get inspired by new places.<p>No …

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Melted Cheese and Chorizo with Grilled Bread

4 Servings<p>March 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 1/2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, or other neutral oil, divided<p>2 cups chopped white onions<p>1 cup (packed) thinly sliced leeks (about 2 small; white and pale green parts only)<p>1/2 cup dry white wine<p>8 ounces smoked Spanish chorizo, cut into 1/16-inch-thick rounds<p>3 …

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Barbacoa Beef + A Barbecue with a Big Reveal

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: Scale down a traditional barbecue feast without sacrificing flavor or flair.</i><p>There is something about big hunks of meat …

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How to Make Panzanella 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: Our PR and Audience Development Director (and My Broke Kitchen columnist) Gabriella Paiella teaches you how</i> …

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Tequila Sunrise Ice Pops: The Best Use of Tequila in the History of Ever

Who says popsicles are just for kids? Not me! I dabble in the art of ice pop making year-round, but come summertime, my friends and family tell me I'm a force to be reckoned with. As soon as the air ceases to drop below 70 degrees or so, no liquid is exempt from the freezer.<p>Over the years, I've …

5 New Ways to Serve Strawberries and Cream

<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 quick, refreshing ways to update a classic summertime combo.</i><p>Who doesn’t love a bowl of lush ripe strawberries with fresh whipped cream? Here are my favorite …

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