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23 Healthier Recipes That Feed Your Fast-Food Addiction

No matter how well you eat on a regular basis, it’s only human to get slammed with a serious urge for some good old-fashioned fast food once in a …

You can feed yourself for a week with less than $15 of groceries from Trader Joe's — here's what you can make

Ramen and mac n' cheese aren't your only meal options when money is tight.<p>Finding a restaurant where you can get multiple meals for under $15 is quite a feat to accomplish. That's why Trader Joe's is actually the place to be when you're on a tight budget.<p>All five of these meals are nutritious and …

The 9 Most Anticipated Fantasy Books of 2017

From old favorites like V.E. Schwab to debut authors like Vic James, here's the year in fantasy.<p>As 2017 approaches, the real world has become a …

Books

How To Make Naan at Home

<b>Proof the yeast:</b> Combine the water and sugar in a small measuring cup. Sprinkle with the yeast and set aside for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the …

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Butter chicken is one of our go-to Indian take-out dishes: You've got tender chicken covered in a rich and creamy sauce that’s perfect served next to …

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your favorite local steakhouse.<p>From fridge to plate, there are a lot of little secrets steakhouse chefs employ.<p>Thanks to Billy Oliva, we're now hip to those secrets. Oliva oversees the kitchen at one of Wall Street's favorite steakhouses, …

27 Clever Tips For Anyone Who Packs Their Own Lunch

Great advice from people who are organized enough to do it every day.<p>I like using hearty greens like kale and packing my salads the night before; the dressing helps break down the kale. My fave is kale, strawberries, shredded Parmesan, and rotisserie chicken. —hilariexcore<p>I put dressing in a Ziploc …

Buttercream Frosting

Peanut Butter Crunch: Substitute peanut butter for butter; sprinkle either candy peanut butter pieces or chopped peanuts over frosting.<p>Chocolate: Add …

Mason Jar Lid Pies

Miniature pies are the latest and greatest of adorable desserts, but making them at home isn't always the easiest thing to do— until now!

9 Ingredients to Turn To When You're in a Cooking Rut

Dear Food52,I’m in a rut. I feel like I keep making the same dishes over and over, and adding the same spices to them. Like I’ll cook black beans with cumin, or put pesto on pasta. I eat a lot of eggs covered with Sriracha. I want to build out my pantry to include more ingredients that will add a …

Recipes

Crock Pot 101: Build Your Own Crock Pot Recipes

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Love your crock-pot but stuck in a rut with the same old recipes? It’s time to create your own. This post …

Garlic Naan

This flavorful garlic naan is cooked on the stovetop, in a cast-iron skillet. <b>Slideshow:</b> Indian Recipes

The Food Lab: Follow These Rules for the Best Fried Rice

I've been holding off on doing a full fried rice story for several years now. I'm not really sure why. Fried rice is a great way to use up leftovers, it is infinitely variable, and there are <i>plenty</i> of variables worth testing out. Couple that with the number of rules that everyone says you simply …

Recipes

6 Dumplings to Keep in Your Office Freezer for Lunch

Think of dumplings, with their protective outer shell, as your personal league of eager lunchtime warriors. They're ready to hold whatever you put in them; they can be packed into close quarters; they're easily microwaved; and they can be served over a bed of rice or in a bowl of broth.<p>And the best …

Homemade French Bread Recipe

Homemade French Bread Recipe.<p>What you will need<p>1 1/2 tbs. instant yeast<p>1/2 cup very warm water<p>1 1/2 tbs. sugar<p>2 cup water<p>1 1/2 tbs. oil<p>2 1/4 tsp. salt<p>6 cup flour<p>Combine the yeast, 1/2 cup warm water and sugar. Let sit for ten minutes. Then add remaining 2 cups of water, oil, salt, and 3 cups of …

How to Make Incredible Sourdough and Focaccia Bread

Watch how to make terrific sourdough and foccacia bread.<p>Baking bread can seem daunting. Like many home cooks, former F&W editor-in-chief Dana Cowin …

Baking

The Food Lab: Follow the Rules for the Best All-American Beef Stew

We've been stewing up a storm on Serious Eats recently, and we're not stopping any time soon. This time: All-American beef stew.<p>Sounds great, but what exactly is it? American beef stew doesn't have the same history or rules (thankfully) as some of the vaunted European stews like boeuf bourguignon …

38 Rubs, Brines, and Marinades to Add More Flavor to Your Life

Tired of cooking and eating the same old thing? Add new life and monster flavor to your favorite recipes with these 38 rubs, brines, and marinades.<p><b>Sometimes we need to shake things up a little bit</b>. And what better way to spice things up in the kitchen than to spice up our favorite meat, fish, and …

Cooking

The Most Addictive Bread You'll Ever Eat

<i>We partnered with Jet.com so you can browse their (digital) shelves while you're searching for ingredients or supplies. (Seriously, they have everything!) Get almost every ingredient for this recipe here.</i><p>"Dickinson? Denison? Dawson?"<br>"No, Davidson."<p>This is how the conversation normally starts when I …

Breakfast

Donald Trump bars Univision reporters because of lawsuit

Is Donald Trump's presidential campaign preventing Univision journalists from covering his events because he is suing their parent company?<p>On Friday evening Univision staffers confirmed that they weren't given press credentials for a Trump rally at the candidate's resort in Doral, Florida. …

TT Culinary Institute: Pie

<i>For more lessons in cooking, check out the TT Culinary Institute.</i><p>Pie is a year-round romance for most dessert lovers. We celebrate the bounty of the …

In the Kitchen & On the Road with Cook's Country

ON THE ROAD Shrimp by the Ocean<p>We joined thousands of other shrimp-loving visitors at Gulf Shores, Alabama's annual “Shrimp Fest.”<p>Our recipes will …

Flavors

The Perfect Steak: Tips, Techniques and Gear for Mastering Bone-In Rib Eye

Tasting Table<p>Instead of running out to your local steakhouse, consider basking in the glory of serious meat cookery at home. The joys of searing a perfect steak--then sitting down with friends to share that unadorned piece of juicy, funky beef--are ancient.<p>Nothing beats a gorgeous bone-in rib eye …

50 Creative and Smart Home Products to Brighten Up Your Kitchen

Get ideas for home products that will make your life easier, or make great housewarming, wedding, and holiday gifts.

17 of Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

These 17 recipes for fried chicken are so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.<p>Put on an apron, grab a cast-iron skillet, and prepare to fry up chicken so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.

DIY: Friendship Bracelet chevron rug

You know how friendship bracelets are totally back? Well, I can’t quite bring myself to get into it after 15 years but I love the bright colors, the …

Can't-Miss Deals to Help You Win Cyber Monday

Photo: The CW<p>It's the Super Bowl of shopping: Black Friday and Cyber Monday have returned once again. However, foregoing the mob scene at stores doesn't just <i>sound</i> appealing—it could score you a better deal. Need proof? After a bit of sleuthing, we found some incredible steals you can shop without …

40 DIY Home Decor Ideas That Aren't Just For Christmas

The holidays are so ephemeral. These stylish decorating ideas are festive, yet they also work beyond the month of December.

Unpacking Privilege in Science Communication

At the core of science’s myriad problems culturing diversity of all stripes, there is a common thread: the people with the loudest voices haven’t yet examined their own subconscious biases and privilege. These can be the scientists running labs, committees planning conferences, or even science …

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …