The Internet’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie, Straight From Simply Genius

These miraculous cookies are somehow even easier, faster, and—I’ll say it—better than the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag.

There is no waiting, no ambiguity—is my butter soft enough? room temp eggs…even when it’s 90°F?—about when to pass …

These miraculous cookies are somehow even easier, faster, and—I'll say it—better than the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag.

There is no waiting, no ambiguity—is my butter soft enough? room temp eggs…even when it’s 90°F?—about when to pass go. (Butter: Cold from the fridge. Eggs: Cold from the fridge. Go!)

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The Best-Ever Snacks for Game Day, Starring Smoked Sausage

We’ve teamed up with Zatarain’s® Smoked Sausage to make sure your game days are packed with flavor. Their line of sausages, from Blackened Seasoned Chicken Smoked Sausage to Andouille Smoked Sausage, adds savory depth and fiery zest to any tailgate-rea…

We’ve teamed up with Zatarain’s® Smoked Sausage to make sure your game days are packed with flavor. Their line of sausages, from Blackened Seasoned Chicken Smoked Sausage to Andouille Smoked Sausage, adds savory depth and fiery zest to any tailgate-ready dish—now that's something to cheer for.


Picture this: a sunny afternoon with friends and family gathered together—team rivalries and all—with the thrill of a championship game playing in the background. Wisps of savory smoke from the grill fill the air, mixing with the excitement of a close score. At the end of the day, memories of who scored the winning touchdown may fade (or not), but if there’s one thing that everyone’s sure to remember, it’s the snacks. As a professional chef and lover of tasty treats to nosh on while watching sports, my secret to the ultimate game day get-together is making the right game day snacks, and with Zatarain’s variety of delicious smoked sausages, my snacks are sure to be the real winners.

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This 5-Minute Tomato Sauce Has a Secret Star

This recipe is a sneak peek from our new Simply Genius cookbook—the third in the best-selling Genius family, with the simplest, most rule-breaking recipes yet.
Five-minute tomato sauce sounds like it could very well be a cheat, a gimmick, or an outrig…

This recipe is a sneak peek from our new Simply Genius cookbook—the third in the best-selling Genius family, with the simplest, most rule-breaking recipes yet.

Five-minute tomato sauce sounds like it could very well be a cheat, a gimmick, or an outright lie.

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25 Thanksgiving Pie Recipes, From Timeless Treats to Autumnal Hybrids

I would happily attend a Thanksgiving feast centered entirely around pies (Grandma, are you listening?). Away with the cranberry sauce that still shows the lines from the can, out with the impossibly dry turkey, and farewell to 1960s casseroles. Instea…

I would happily attend a Thanksgiving feast centered entirely around pies (Grandma, are you listening?). Away with the cranberry sauce that still shows the lines from the can, out with the impossibly dry turkey, and farewell to 1960s casseroles. Instead, I’m welcoming pies, pies, and more pies. From the have-to-have-them classics like apple and pecan pies to modern twists like an apple-pecan hybrid, [this Thanksgiving](https://food52.com/blog/26724-resident-thanksgiving-menu-2021, I’m putting dessert first. Who’s with me?


For Starters…

1. All Buttah Pie Crust Dough

Before we can debate about pecan vs. pumpkin (pecan wins hand over fist, obviously), we have to talk about pie crusts. Every pie needs one, and this 2-ingredient, all-butter pie crust is as classic and versatile as they come.

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Level Up Your Labor Day Recipes With This Bar Cart Staple

We’ve teamed up with ANGOSTURA® bitters to send off summer in style—with plenty of bitters-filled beverages and snacks, of course. This centuries-old spirits brand has inspired iconic recipes since 1824, from the Old Fashioned to the Manhattan.

When…

We’ve teamed up with ANGOSTURA® bitters to send off summer in style—with plenty of bitters-filled beverages and snacks, of course. This centuries-old spirits brand has inspired iconic recipes since 1824, from the Old Fashioned to the Manhattan.


When temperatures rise, we all crave cool treats, but the key to enjoying all the sweet summer staples is balance. That’s where bitters come into play. Once considered a medicinal cure-all, ANGOSTURA® aromatic bitters quickly made their way from the pharmacy to the back bar during the early nineteenth-century. And thankfully, that’s where the bitters have remained for nearly 200 years, helping harmonize our cocktails and spice up ordinary dishes along the way. To celebrate the unofficial end-of-summer, here are a few easy ways to shake up your Labor Day menu with bitters.

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9 Thanksgiving Stuffing & Dressing Recipes for Your Best Feast Ever

Most families serve stuffing (or dressing) for Thanksgiving, and those who do will insist that theirs is the best. That’s because there are an endless number of ways to make stuffing. First, the bread. Are you using sourdough, cornbread, country white,…

Most families serve stuffing (or dressing) for Thanksgiving, and those who do will insist that theirs is the best. That’s because there are an endless number of ways to make stuffing. First, the bread. Are you using sourdough, cornbread, country white, or a boxed mix (hey, no judgment here)? And then for the mix-ins: Are you adding sausage or keeping it vegetarian-friendly with mushrooms? We even took an unbiased approach to find the best Thanksgiving stuffing recipe–for the record, Absolute Best Test columnist Ella Quittner found that the best bread is cornbread for “a soft, plush texture beneath a crispy top crust.” As for the cooking method, go for a deep-dish bake followed by a quick broil for the best texture.

Looking for even more Thanksgiving stuffing recipes? Here’s a handful that’ll complete your feast.

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20 German-ish Recipes to Celebrate Oktoberfest

In just a few weeks, Oktoberfest, the spirited German folk festival, will be in full swing. The celebration of epicurean proportions runs from the middle of September to the beginning of October. Each year, an estimated six million people pack into the…

In just a few weeks, Oktoberfest, the spirited German folk festival, will be in full swing. The celebration of epicurean proportions runs from the middle of September to the beginning of October. Each year, an estimated six million people pack into the city of Munich for nonstop noshing and drinking.

Though beer is Oktoberfest’s obvious appeal, there’s no need to forget about the corresponding snacks. Think hearty German pub fare that keeps you cozy as the fall season commences. What better accompaniment to a cold, heady beer than a juicy bratwurst, a salty pretzel, or a flaky apple pastry? We’ve compiled our most Oktoberfest-approved recipes for those who want to carouse from home. Prost!

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5 Tips for Hosting the Comfiest Movie Night

We’ve teamed up with the audio innovators at Sonos to give your family movie nights a makeover. Their collection of smart soundbars—from the compact Ray to their top-selling Arc— allows you to customize your home theater experience, and make the movies…

We’ve teamed up with the audio innovators at Sonos to give your family movie nights a makeover. Their collection of smart soundbars—from the compact Ray to their top-selling Arc— allows you to customize your home theater experience, and make the movies come to life.


Occasionally I’ll give my friends a peek at our family’s weekly calendar just to watch them recoil in horror. With three kids, each playing multiple sports, our schedule is best summed up with an exploding head emoji. By the time Friday evening rolls around—before a weekend filled with games and tournaments—we gather up every blanket in the house, create a cocoon stocked with snacks, and settle in for a relaxing family movie night.

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45 Best Tomato Recipes & You Can’t Tell Me Otherwise

Tomatoes for summer? Groundbreaking. But Meryl Streep jokes aside, it really is a delicious time to be alive. Growing up, I never thought much of raw tomatoes—I didn’t avoid them, per se, but I never went out of my way to seek them out. I thought it wa…

Tomatoes for summer? Groundbreaking. But Meryl Streep jokes aside, it really is a delicious time to be alive. Growing up, I never thought much of raw tomatoes—I didn’t avoid them, per se, but I never went out of my way to seek them out. I thought it was because I just didn't like them but really, I just wasn’t eating great tomatoes. Eventually, I learned about heirloom tomatoes (ever heard of 'em?!) and then later in life, traveled to Italy where I ate fresh tomatoes daily during peak season. Now, I’ll practically eat them like an apple (try and stop me!). I put the red (or green or yellow or orange or brown-ish!) fruit to work with these 45 tomato recipes all summer long.


Best Tomato Recipes for Summer

1. Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce With Onion & Butter

Who knew that three ingredients plus barely any active work equaled the most nuanced, buttery tomato sauce out there? Don't forget bread on the side, for dipping.

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3 Easy Dinner Recipes Featuring Eggs, Eggs, & More Eggs

Eggs are a one-minute, emergency dinner—fry an egg, plop on toast, squiggle with ketchup or hot sauce—but they can be so much more without a ton of effort on your part.

My new cookbook, I Dream of Dinner (So You Don’t Have To), has an entire chapter d…

Eggs are a one-minute, emergency dinner—fry an egg, plop on toast, squiggle with ketchup or hot sauce—but they can be so much more without a ton of effort on your part.

My new cookbook, I Dream of Dinner (So You Don't Have To), has an entire chapter devoted to dinners built on eggs. That’s how much I depend on, believe in, and love eggs. Each chapter in my book organizes the recipes further by the techniques used to turn the main ingredient into dinner. That way, you have the moves that’ll get you dinner, even when following a recipe is just not happening tonight.

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