31 Healthful Breakfast Recipes for an Early Morning Boost

“Healthy” is a loaded term. What’s good for my health isn’t necessarily good for yours, and vice versa. Trying to “eat healthy” means something different for everyone, and so what a healthy breakfast consists of fluctuates a lot. However, choosing a br…

“Healthy” is a loaded term. What’s good for my health isn’t necessarily good for yours, and vice versa. Trying to “eat healthy” means something different for everyone, and so what a healthy breakfast consists of fluctuates a lot. However, choosing a breakfast recipe that will give you the fuel to get going in the morning and feel energized all day? That we can help with.

We like to think that beyond healthy, these breakfast ideas are nourishing, satisfying, and above all, delicious. Our overnight oats will save you time during busy mornings (mental health! yay!) and are jam-packed with good-for-you ingredients like hemp or chia seeds, nut butter, and good-quality dark chocolate chunks. And we’re not going to tell you whether or not fried eggs are bad for your cholesterol because who actually knows; what we can promise you is that they’re delicious served on a piece of crusty whole wheat or sourdough bread. Ditto for our sheet pan eggs: When baked with tons of greens like asparagus, peas, spinach, and kale, you’ll take in so many vitamins and minerals before 9 a.m.

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How to Make Macaroni & Cheese Without a Recipe

Ah, macaroni and cheese. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways: We love you from a box, preferably in SpongeBob or superhero shapes. We love Grandma’s homemade version that she plunked down on the Thanksgiving table, right next to the green bean c…

Ah, macaroni and cheese. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways: We love you from a box, preferably in SpongeBob or superhero shapes. We love Grandma's homemade version that she plunked down on the Thanksgiving table, right next to the green bean casserole. And don't tell me I'm the only one with a weak spot for the Velveeta version where you squeeze neon-orange goo out of a silver packet onto your shells, best consumed while watching The Magic Schoolbus. Haters may hate—that stuff was (and, by all accounts, still is) delicious.

Let me back up: For as long as I can remember, macaroni and cheese was my birthday dinner. My mother made Martha Stewart's version, and I would always sneak some of the butter-drenched croutons before we all sat down to dig in. Over the years, I adapted it to whatever whims and ingredients I had on hand and even started to make baked mac and cheese. Blue cheese and bacon? Sure. Greens and peas? That seems healthy. A topping of crumbled Cheetos? Yes, I did—and yes, it was just as good as you imagine.

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31 Recipes to Cook During the Busy Holiday Season

With all the recipe planning, grocery shopping, and hosting, the holidays can begin to wear on even the most avid of holiday enthusiasts.

In these times, we turn to our tried and true back-pocket recipes—and by recipes, we mean ones that require just …

With all the recipe planning, grocery shopping, and hosting, the holidays can begin to wear on even the most avid of holiday enthusiasts.

In these times, we turn to our tried and true back-pocket recipes—and by recipes, we mean ones that require just some know-how to throw together and are adaptable to whatever you have on hand. These are the not-quite-holiday foods that will save your soundness come dinner. They offer freedom, a respite from all that incessant planning (even if it's just for one meal).

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12 Martha Stewart Recipes We Can’t Stop Making—From One-Pan Pasta to Slab Pie

According to my mother, Martha Stewart is the queen of, well, everything. From her chic crafting supplies and flower-arranging tips to her party decor ideas and her cooking show with Snoop Dogg (yes, that Snoop Dogg), there doesn’t seem to be anything …

According to my mother, Martha Stewart is the queen of, well, everything. From her chic crafting supplies and flower-arranging tips to her party decor ideas and her cooking show with Snoop Dogg (yes, that Snoop Dogg), there doesn't seem to be anything she can't do. And at 80, the lifestyle guru continues to evolve. She has launched a line of CBD products for both humans and dogs; written close to 100 books; starred in a mini-series on HGTV called Martha Knows Best featuring a very handsome lineup of guests like Richard Gere, Antoni Porowski, and Zac Posen; and she even will soon be in the freezer section of your grocery store (in the form of high-quality prepared dinners). But of all the things Martha has mastered, her recipes are her greatest contribution—at least to my life. And on October 12th, 2021, Martha will be releasing her 99th (!) cookbook, Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts: 100+ Delicious Ways to Savor the Best of Every Season.

Timeless and foolproof, Martha Stewart’s recipes have been a staple in my kitchen ever since I moved into my first apartment (we inaugurated those digs with her classic macaroni and cheese). And while I've never had a Martha recipe steer me in the wrong direction, there are a handful of favorites I turn to time and time again, most of which happen to live right here on Food52. One of her most popular recipes of all time is One-Pan Pasta, which calls for cooking spaghetti, cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil, and onions all in one large pasta pot in less than 10 minutes. It looks just as good cooking in the pan as it does when it’s twirled into a perfect mound on the plate, and it’s perfect for days when sweating over the stove for a long time is not an option. Martha also makes use of beloved appliances like the Instant Pot and slow-cooker for recipes like Vietnamese-Style Chicken Soup and Italian-Braised Pork

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15 Breezy Memorial Day Desserts Anyone Can Pull Off

After all the barbecues, burgers, beach trips, and backyard hangouts, what’s the best way to end Memorial Day weekend? With a sweet treat, of course. But not just any sweet treat—one that’s easy enough to put together in the hubbub of the big weekend; …

After all the barbecues, burgers, beach trips, and backyard hangouts, what's the best way to end Memorial Day weekend? With a sweet treat, of course. But not just any sweet treat—one that's easy enough to put together in the hubbub of the big weekend; one that's tasty and carefree enough to help you ease back into the most dreaded of Tuesdays.

These 15 simple dessert recipes fit the bill, for Memorial Day and, frankly, all summer long. Check 'em out and let us know if you give any a try.

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Our 23 Favorite Orzo Recipes for Speedy, Satisfying Dinners

Orzo is pasta pretending to be rice, and nobody is upset about it. It’s a perfect shape for “grain” salads that won’t glop or go stiff after a few hours in the sun. The spoonable shape makes it a natural addition to warm soups and stews too, and it takes on the flavor of meaty entrees like a champ. In the spirit of orzo appreciation, here are 23 wonderful ways to use it.

Salads

1. Grilled Zucchini Orzo

Don’t have a grill or grill pan? Roast or broil the vegetables here instead, especially the garlic. I’ve written a love letter to this recipe before, specifically the contrast created by the orzo-to-zucchini ratio and the wildcard ingredient of sesame oil.

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Orzo is pasta pretending to be rice, and nobody is upset about it. It’s a perfect shape for "grain" salads that won’t glop or go stiff after a few hours in the sun. The spoonable shape makes it a natural addition to warm soups and stews too, and it takes on the flavor of meaty entrees like a champ. In the spirit of orzo appreciation, here are 23 wonderful ways to use it.

Salads

1. Grilled Zucchini Orzo

Don’t have a grill or grill pan? Roast or broil the vegetables here instead, especially the garlic. I’ve written a love letter to this recipe before, specifically the contrast created by the orzo-to-zucchini ratio and the wildcard ingredient of sesame oil.

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Our 34 Favorite Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes

Oftentimes, boneless, skinless chicken breasts are equated with a lack of flavor and a dry texture. While it’s true that skin and bones are what breathe life and soul into many of our favorite chicken recipes, boneless, skinless chicken breasts can be …

Oftentimes, boneless, skinless chicken breasts are equated with a lack of flavor and a dry texture. While it's true that skin and bones are what breathe life and soul into many of our favorite chicken recipes, boneless, skinless chicken breasts can be just as appealing as bone-in cuts. Our proof? These 34 boneless, skinless chicken breast recipes that we make all the time.

1. Chicken Fingers 

Whether you bake or fry these chicken fingers, you’ll be transported to your childhood. Serve these crunchy tenders with your favorite dipping sauce.

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How to Make Oatmeal Perfectly Every Time

Ready to learn how to make oatmeal once and for all? Before you get cooking, there’s a lot to know about this simple pantry staple. There’s a world of cooking variations to familiarize yourself with depending on how the raw grain was milled, which make…

Ready to learn how to make oatmeal once and for all? Before you get cooking, there's a lot to know about this simple pantry staple. There's a world of cooking variations to familiarize yourself with depending on how the raw grain was milled, which makes a difference in the preparation of your perfect bowl.

Like most grains, oats are best enjoyed in either a crunchy or a softened state. Dehydrated, toasted oats become granola. Oatmeal, on the other hand, is defined by the fullness of its hydration. In terms of cookery, oatmeal just might be the world's most forgiving dish. The recipe can be reduced to a simple equation. Oats + liquid + time = oatmeal. You can mess it up, but it's not easy, especially if you understand the ratio of oats to liquid. Oats can absorb a lot of water, so you need substantially less oats than water by volume: 1/2 cup of oats is a reasonable place to start for a single portion.

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18 Lightning-Quick Chicken Recipes for Conquering Any Weeknight

While I’m a fan of slow, quiet Sundays babysitting a simmering pot, Monday (and Tuesday and Wednesday, well, you get it) nights are another story. Between work and life in general, I’m often not thinking about dinner until 7 p.m., and there’s no time t…

While I’m a fan of slow, quiet Sundays babysitting a simmering pot, Monday (and Tuesday and Wednesday, well, you get it) nights are another story. Between work and life in general, I'm often not thinking about dinner until 7 p.m., and there’s no time to waste—it’s a Chopped-style countdown until food is in my belly.

Enter chicken: It’s affordable, versatile, a speedy supper ready to 'wing' anything. Nearly ten times out of ten, I turn to a quick chicken cutlet or a hands-free sheet-pan number for a last-minute dinner. In short, chicken is a weeknight winner. And to prove it, I’ve gathered 18 lightning-quick chicken recipes from our site to prep and cook in 30 minutes (or less!). Check them out below:

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My Favorite Weeknight Staple Takes Less Than a Minute to Cook

Let’s face it: Some nights are harder than others. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve saddled up, ready to work at my kitchen counter―sleeves pushed up, hair pulled back―and had a stare down with the cutting board, willing a dinner idea to revea…

Let's face it: Some nights are harder than others. I can't tell you the number of times I've saddled up, ready to work at my kitchen counter―sleeves pushed up, hair pulled back―and had a stare down with the cutting board, willing a dinner idea to reveal itself.

And especially these days, that's fine. I don't have to tell anyone about the importance of keeping a well-stocked pantry, but there are a few specific ingredients that have proven their worth, time and time again. In my kitchen, udon noodles enjoy that MVP status.

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