12 Magical Ways to Transform Bread Into Dessert

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 ar…

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.

On many occasions, baking a multi-step layer cake or whipping a creamy semifreddo is an accomplished and therapeutic process. On other days, when your life has thrown one too many curveballs, the most you can muster is to pour a glass of milk to go with that stale box of chocolate wafers sitting on top of your fridge.

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23 Mother’s Day Dinner Ideas That Say ‘I Love You’

It seems strange that there’s only one day a year dedicated to celebrating moms—the women who taught us how to tie our shoes and blow our noses. They feed us, clothe us, and (when we’re grown) share a drink with us to recall all the times they al…

It seems strange that there's only one day a year dedicated to celebrating moms—the women who taught us how to tie our shoes and blow our noses. They feed us, clothe us, and (when we're grown) share a drink with us to recall all the times they almost lost it while taking care of us.

Mom, it's time to return the favor: with a meal that shows just how much we appreciate you. We'll act like the responsible adults you raised us to be; we'll make a grocery list three days out, prep the sides the day before, and set the table that morning. 

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21 Steak Dinner Ideas for Date Night & Beyond

Cooking steak is easily one of the fastest ways to get dinner on the table—15 minutes tops, in many cases. Whether you’re a fan of skirt steaks, filet mignon, or chicken-fried steak, and serving with balsamic vinegar, greens beans, blue cheese, o…

Cooking steak is easily one of the fastest ways to get dinner on the table—15 minutes tops, in many cases. Whether you're a fan of skirt steaks, filet mignon, or chicken-fried steak, and serving with balsamic vinegar, greens beans, blue cheese, or in a steak sandwich, a perfectly cooked steak can be a thing of wonder. But there's no need to reserve it for special occasions. Pull out these perfect steak dinner ideas for date nights, weeknights, and more.

Before there were scented foams, supplementary truffle fees, and marathon tasting menus, there was the steakhouse. There were dark upholstered leather booths and waiters in tuxes, tiny lamps perched atop white linen tablecloths and old-school crème brûlée for dessert. There was Don Draper.

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How to Work With Dietary Restrictions on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you’re feeling prepared. You started a spreadsheet. You cleared out the fridge. You emailed relatives and friends and relatives’ friends, inviting them to the big feast.

Then, along with the RSVPs, they come …

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you’re feeling prepared. You started a spreadsheet. You cleared out the fridge. You emailed relatives and friends and relatives’ friends, inviting them to the big feast.

Then, along with the RSVPs, they come in droves: the special diet reminders. Sarah is vegan now. It’s been more than a month but Aunt Kathy is still doing Whole30. Don’t you know Grandpa has Diabetes? We just found out that my daughter has a super-severe nut allergy, but she loves trying everything on the table!

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24 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes for Saving Time (& Stress) This Season

There are some dishes that have be made on Thanksgiving day. Turkey cannot be roasted—or deep fried—ahead of time, mashed potatoes will not stay fluffy, and Pot-Stuck Brussels Sprouts will not remain crisp.
But to help y…

There are some dishes that have be made on Thanksgiving day. Turkey cannot be roasted—or deep fried—ahead of time, mashed potatoes will not stay fluffy, and Pot-Stuck Brussels Sprouts will not remain crisp.

But to help you deal with the stress of the holiday and keep everything running smoothly, we've compiled a list of recipes that can be made (or their components prepared) a day, a couple of days, or even a week ahead of time.

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17 Recipes to Use Up Your Leftover Heavy Cream

Picture this: It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and your fridge is just filled to the brim. And, tucked away behind stacks of Thanksgiving leftovers, there are at least three half-empty cartons of heavy cream you threw in haphazardly amidst the dinner s…

Picture this: It's the day after Thanksgiving, and your fridge is just filled to the brim. And, tucked away behind stacks of Thanksgiving leftovers, there are at least three half-empty cartons of heavy cream you threw in haphazardly amidst the dinner storm. Now, imagine that you face the remnants and their looming expiration dates, yet you have no desire to eat another dollop of whipped cream. The best news? You don't have put that cream to waste—instead, you can make one of the 17 delicious recipes that follow. Heck, you might even start buying cream just so you can make them all, year-round!

1. Caramelized Cream Eggs from Ideas in Food

The easiest, most rewarding thing to do with cream (should we just end this list early?)? Fry eggs—or pork chops, carrots, onions, anything, really—in it. As the liquid cooks down in a skillet, it separates out into a layer of butterfat and buttermilk, steaming the eggs and caramelizing them at the same time.

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17 Last-Minute Potluck Ideas That Feed a Crowd in No Time Flat

It’s almost the weekend and you’re excited to get to that picnic, barbecue, or cookout your friends invited you to. But as you look back at the invitation (or scroll to the bottom of the email) for the get-together, you realize tha…

It’s almost the weekend and you're excited to get to that picnic, barbecue, or cookout your friends invited you to. But as you look back at the invitation (or scroll to the bottom of the email) for the get-together, you realize that it says “potluck.”

...Wait, what? Oh no. You definitely didn’t see that before. You most certainly are not prepared.

But never fear. Food52 is here to save you with some effortless recipes fit for a crowd. Wow your friends with rich chocolate cake or spicy salsa.

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