Vicky Nguyen

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The Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will …

18 Classic Japanese Dishes You Can Make At Home

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Deep Frying

15 Powerful Plugins For Photoshop And Sketch

Photoshop and Sketch are powerful tools widely used by designers and developers. Sometimes it might seem that features are endless. But it can get better.<p>What could help significantly increase the efficiency and quality of the work are powerful plugins.<p>Here you will find a list of 15 plugins for …

Tutorials

Whip up Your Own Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing Recipe<p>Even Like Better Than Store-Bought<p>Updated January 03, 2018<p>When you try this cheap and easy recipe for ranch dressing, you'll …

11 New Year's Eve Appetizers You Can Make With 5 Ingredients or Less

Breathe easy—these quick and simple New Year's Eve appetizers are here to save your big night. Because we all know that throwing a party—especially …

Cooking

Kenji's Favorite Recipes of 2016

It's been another great year of recipes at Serious Eats, both at my home kitchen here in San Mateo, and back at Serious Eats World Headquarters in New York, where Daniel and Stella have been cooking and baking up a storm. Can I just stop for a second and mention how awesome it is that we now have a …

How to Watch the Year’s Most Spectacular Meteor Shower

The annual Perseids meteor shower is in exceptional form this year thanks to Jupiter’s gravity pushing even more comet debris than usual towards …

Astronomy

How to turn a $35 IKEA dresser into a high-end vintage nightstand

With a little elbow grease and a set of proper tools, it's easy to make over an inexpensive piece of furniture into a beautiful, customized one.<p>Melanie Brown, owner of Oak House Design Co., hacked her cheap IKEA tarva dresser ($79) into an antique-looking night stand. By staining the unfinished …

33 unique ways to use concrete stylishly in your home

If you thought that concrete was just grey, dull and uninspiring, prepare to have your mind blown!<p>Far more refined and stylish than you ever thought …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

7 Spectacular Cakes That Couldn't Be Easier To Make

It's time to up your cake game, and it couldn't be easier.<p><b>Raspberry Crepe Cake</b><p>Sure, it may look like an intense project, but it couldn't be simpler to assemble. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Chocolate Dump Cake</b><p>Throw all the ingredients into one bowl, then pour the batter into a pan and bake. No frosting necessary.</b> …

11 Brilliant Egg Hacks That Will Change Your Mornings Forever

When eggs are a part of every morning, the whole crack-and-scramble routine starts to feel, um, <i>egg</i>ceptionally boring. Meanwhile, the perfect poach starts to seem too elusive, too confusing and altogether too much work.<p>It's time to get your egg hack on. These brilliant tricks make perfect poached …

How to Make Indian Fried Chicken

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Michelle Peters-Jones of The Tiffin Box shows us why it's time for Indian spicy fried chicken to take the spotlight.</i><p>Chicken 65 might have an …

Chili Powder

These Blended Frozen Banana Recipes Are Better Than Ice Cream

It’s time to rethink the banana.<p>All you need is a freezer and a blender to transform the potassium-, serotonin- and fiber rich fruit into the creamiest, most healthy treat we’ve had all year.<p>We scoured the internet for delicious ideas, but really, you can’t go wrong: peel and slice some slightly …

What Can You Do With That Ketchup Left in the Bottle? Everything

<i>By David Tamarkin</i><p>So, did you see that <i>New York Times</i> article about LiquiGlide? The one with the videos that show mayonnaise sliding out of its bottle so gracefully, without leaving a trace behind? LiquiGlide makes the inside of tubes slippery enough that no drop of ketchup (or toothpaste, or …

Best-of-Both-Worlds Vegan Carrot Cake

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: Rethink what you know about vegan frosting, and then slather it on carrot cake.</i><p>Carrot cake is the rare dessert that allows you to satisfy both the angel and the devil …

Dessert

A Creamy Weeknight Chicken Marsala

<i>There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.</i><p><i>Today: Chicken breasts go Italian with the addition of Sicilian wine and cremini mushrooms.</i><p>We've all been there: It's 7 o'clock in the evening and, after a long day of work, all you want is a glass …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

How to Make Perfect Bacon in Your Oven

I always make a hot breakfast for my family on the weekends. Most of the time, my husband cooks during the week but I enjoy having my time in the kitchen on Saturday and Sunday and I gotta tell you, I make some kick-ass breakfasts.<p>So, bacon.<p>I love bacon. I can't imagine a world without bacon. I …

Beyond Pork: Fill These Taiwanese Pan-Fried Miniature Buns With Leeks and Dried Baby Shrimp

Editor's Note: Cathy Erway has written about Taiwanese cooking here on Serious Eats, and now she's the author of <i>The Food of Taiwan</i>, which will be released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on March 24th. Here, she shares one of her favorite recipes from the book.<p>I wasn't expecting much when I first bit …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Your Grandma's Apple Pie Recipe Is Good. This One Is Better

Making a perfect apple pie is one of the most important life skills you can master. Become a pie ninja with the tips in this video.<p>You know what's always a good idea? Apple pie. It's the right answer to every question, including "What should I bring to my sister-in-law's baby shower?" and "What is …

Baking

Samoa Donuts Are Like Girl Scout Cookies on Steroids

<i>By: Perry Santanachote</i><p>Not even your Girl Scout Cookie dealer can hook you up with these bad boys. You'll have to make these fluffy donuts at home, pile them high with toasted coconut caramel with your own two hands, and dunk 'em in creamy chocolate ganache all by yourself.<p>Nothing has ever been more …

9 Sensational Sides That Will Dress Up Any Dish

Side dishes are often an afterthought, but they can be just as memorable as the main course. These sensational sides will have people scrambling for seconds.<p><b>1. Roasted Broccoli with Chipotle Butter</b><p>Build a meal around this flavorful broccoli. The florets are tossed in a sweet, spicy, and smoky …

Turmeric Lime Toasted Pepitas

We've got to admit it, but in America we're a "snack culture." Snacking happens and there's no denying it. Like, right now: I'm fully indulging in my batch of <b>Turmeric Lime Toasted Pepitas</b> with no leftover guilty crumb filled fingers. This week, I'm going snack healthy <i>and</i> snack happy. These pepitas, …

6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.<p><b>1. Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot …

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes That'll Feed You For Days

We all know that some very decadent recipes can be made in the slow cooker. Between the hot chocolate and nachos, it's easy to forget about dinner altogether and go for the comfort foods that slow cookers do best. But guys, the slow cooker is good at putting together a wholesome meal too -- it does …

How to Make Oysters Rockefeller 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: No luck with love this Valentine's Day? Maybe Oysters Rockefeller can help with that. And if not, you'll</i> …

Demystifying Tempura Batter

I've gone tempura crazy! Why, because I LOVE it. Tempura is a great way of frying seafood and vegetables, without the oil that frying them would add. Both get cooked perfectly on the inside, while being encased in a crunchy, crispy outer layer, while the flavor of each vegetable is enhanced. I …

If You Eat Pasta For Breakfast, These Are The Recipes For You

The real question you should be asking yourself every morning is, "Why wouldn't I eat pasta for breakfast?" Pasta comes in so many shapes and styles that making room for it at the breakfast table makes sense: it's a great way to ensure you're getting enough of this universal comfort food. Whether …

7 New Ways to Get Your Avocado Fix

Avocados are, like, <b>so hot right now</b>. They've been sweeping breakfasts across the country with <b>avocado toast</b> while holding up its reputation as the <b>crowd-pleasing guac</b>. But it's time to really put this bad boy to work. Check out these different ways to eat the most-Instagrammed food of our time.<p><b>1.</b> …