Harissa-Braised Eggplant is the Perfect End-of-Summer Dinner

If you’re someone who tends to get giddy at farmers markets or exuberant at C.S.A. pickups, these are your golden days. As much as the first bunches of asparagus or baskets of strawberries get me excited in the spring, it’s these weeks that straddle Au…

If you’re someone who tends to get giddy at farmers markets or exuberant at C.S.A. pickups, these are your golden days. As much as the first bunches of asparagus or baskets of strawberries get me excited in the spring, it’s these weeks that straddle August and September that bring me the most joy.

Nearly every fruit and vegetable is within your grasp—whether it’s juicy peaches and watermelon, sugar-sweet tomatoes and corn, peppers and eggplant of all sizes and colors, and even the very first crisp apples.

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Our 15 Speediest, Most Popular Sheet-Pan Recipes

I’d like to give a shout-out to sheet pans. Because it’s amazing how the simplest, cheapest of tools can accomplish quick, delicious, and fuss-free (in the planning, prepping, and cleaning) meals the entire family adores. Sure, we love Instant Pots, Ai…

I’d like to give a shout-out to sheet pans. Because it’s amazing how the simplest, cheapest of tools can accomplish quick, delicious, and fuss-free (in the planning, prepping, and cleaning) meals the entire family adores. Sure, we love Instant Pots, Air Fryers, and the like, but sheet pans are the OG busy (and hungry) cook’s best friend.

But I hardly need to tell you this. Sheet-pan recipes are some of our most popular attractions (ahem, please refer to this list). There are the buttery, flakey slab pot pies, roast-y salads, a full American breakfast...I could keep going!

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Our Most Popular Vegetarian Mains of All Time

I’ll admit, I’m not the biggest fan of New Year’s resolutions. At least, not the broad, sweeping type like, “become a perfect person” or “make my bed every day, all year.”

But I do love a certain sort: simple, manageable New Year’s projects. Like, cha…

I'll admit, I'm not the biggest fan of New Year's resolutions. At least, not the broad, sweeping type like, "become a perfect person" or "make my bed every day, all year."

But I do love a certain sort: simple, manageable New Year's projects. Like, challenging myself to spend a full weekend alone, or learning how to master (fingers crossed) laminated pastry doughs (I'm addicted to kouign-amann). One I'm especially excited about this January is a week of vegetarianism. I'm looking forward to trying this primarily because as a recipe developer, I really appreciate dishes that build a mind-blowing amount of flavor with no meat at all.

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This One-Skillet Chicken Florentine From Joanna Gaines Is What’s for Dinner Tonight

“It is around food that we gather in joy and in grief; it is an offering that comforts us in bad times and enriches the good times,” Joanna Gaines writes in the introduction to her new cookbook, Magnolia Table, Volume 2.

This has always been true, of …

"It is around food that we gather in joy and in grief; it is an offering that comforts us in bad times and enriches the good times," Joanna Gaines writes in the introduction to her new cookbook, Magnolia Table, Volume 2.

This has always been true, of course, but the idea of cooking as comfort feels more important than ever. In the past few weeks, it seems like the world has collectively gathered in the kitchen—baking a batch of crinkly-chewy chocolate chip cookies, letting a pantry-friendly soup burble on the stovetop, and finally attempting a sourdough starter for the first time.

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20 Make-Ahead Dinners to Freeze Now for Whenever You Need Them

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make th…

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones.


I remember when my parents decided to buy a stand-alone freezer. They rolled the enormous ice box into our garage, and my sister and I promptly began listing all of the ice cream flavors we wanted to stuff inside. My parents had other ideas. The new freezer was to be a savory-food-only zone—a place to stash my mom’s big batches of crawfish étouffée and gumbo, my dad’s steaks and stews. No more cramming containers into our fridge’s little drawer. It marked a new era, an Ice Age of freezer-friendly meals to pull out and thaw on busy weeknights.

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44 Vegan Dinners for Vegans, Vegetarians, Flexitarians, You Name It

You don’t need to be a vegan—or even a vegetarian—to appreciate a vegan dinner. While I personally eat anything and everything, some of the Food52 recipes I make most often fall into this category. Creamy pastas! Hearty stews! Overachieving salads! Yes…

You don’t need to be a vegan—or even a vegetarian—to appreciate a vegan dinner. While I personally eat anything and everything, some of the Food52 recipes I make most often fall into this category. Creamy pastas! Hearty stews! Overachieving salads! Yes, please. Below are 44 of my favorite dinner recipes on our site—that just so happen to be vegan.


Noodles & Pasta

1. Gingery Noodle Salad

Whatever vegetables are halfway to mush in your crisper drawer would love to hop into this gingery noodle salad. Don’t hesitate to swap out the whole-wheat angel hair for your favorite twirly shape, like ramen or flat rice noodles.

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23 Feel-Great Recipes to Power You Through Winter

My yoga instructor Adriene’s favorite phrase is, “Find what feels good.” As in, when you’re settling into a posture—be it pigeon or crow or cat-cow—adjust your neck and back and arms and legs until everything, well, feels good. I think about this a lot…

My yoga instructor Adriene’s favorite phrase is, “Find what feels good.” As in, when you’re settling into a posture—be it pigeon or crow or cat-cow—adjust your neck and back and arms and legs until everything, well, feels good. I think about this a lot when I’m cooking.

Feel-good food is just as personal to your body and whatever kind of week you’re having. For me, most often, this means focusing on vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and vegetarian proteins (like tofu, tempeh, and eggs), with limited meat, seafood, and dairy.

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The Top 10 Big Little Recipes of 2019

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst—we don’t count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butte…

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst—we don't count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Today, we're sharing the year's greatest hits.


It’s been a big year for Big Little Recipes. We published almost as many recipes (and videos!) as there are weeks in the year, won an IACP award for Best Food Focused Column, and just started working on—wait for it—our very own cookbook. Our very own cookbook!

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A 15-Minute Dinner for When I Don’t Want to Cook Dinner

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst—we don’t count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butte…

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst—we don't count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Today, we’re making a highly foolproof dinner.


Photo by JULIA GARTLAND. PROP STYLIST: AMANDA WIDIS. FOOD STYLIST: ANNA BILLINGSKOG.

Most nights, cooking dinner is how I unwind. My husband, Justin, shakes a couple martinis (always gin—two olives for me, one for him) and one of us turns on music (always loud—Lana del Rey if it’s me, bluegrass if it’s him). Then we slice and chop and stir while we catch up about the day.

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Bacony Brussels Sprouts & Other Recipes We’re Cooking This Week

You couldn’t pay me enough to roast a 17-pound turkey any other day of the year. Unless you’re my editor and you’re paying me to roast a 17-pound turkey next summer, which will probably happen. Totally cool. My point is: While the bird doesn’t translat…

You couldn’t pay me enough to roast a 17-pound turkey any other day of the year. Unless you’re my editor and you’re paying me to roast a 17-pound turkey next summer, which will probably happen. Totally cool. My point is: While the bird doesn’t translate well to beyond-holiday meals, the sides do. So all those Thanksgiving recipes you couldn’t fit into your menu this year? Make them. This week or next week or next month. Holiday food can be random-Tuesday food, too. Let’s keep the celebration going.


Brussels Sprouts With Bacon Plus Something Else

When our test kitchen started developing its best brussels sprouts with bacon, of course we had Thanksgiving on the brain. But as I tested batch after batch, I thought of them less as a side and more as a main. Crack a couple of soft-boiled eggs on top and serve buttered toast or boiled potatoes alongside. Or, my favorite, toss the whole thing with hot pasta (half a pound of any short shape does the trick) and call it a day. Bonus points for grated Parm or pec on top, but you knew that already.

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