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fun + healthy fish dishes for kids

If your child isn’t one of those perfect-sorts who love nothing more than a bowl of mackerel, then these recipes are great for filling them with healthy fresh fish, and ...

Photos courtesy of Anni Tracywww.annitracy.com

beer-steamed mussels

In Prince Edward Island, Canada, where the world’s best mussels are plentiful, this dish is served with melted butter for dipping the mussels and crusty bread for sopping up the ...


10 must have utensils for bakers

Alice Medrich, writer of Seriously Bitter Sweet, tells FOOD52 the 10 most important items in her kitchen, and why they matter. I like to think I am flexible and easygoing about most ...



egg-topped ham + cheese sandwich

A fried egg crowns this decadent sandwich of ham enrobed in béchamel ...

feta + watermelon salad

A fabulous combination of flavors in this mouth watering and unique summer ...

jambon de paris baguette

French ham, also sold as jambon de Paris {available at Wagshal’s}, is a ...

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eggs in a mug :: campus cooking

Ditch your frying pan this summer and turn to your microwave for easy ways to cook up some eggs. Whether you’re making breakfast in an office or a college dorm room, the only kitchen tools you’ll need are a microwave-safe mug and a fork. From fast scrambled eggs to tomato sauce “baked” eggs, here are five […]

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campus cooking :: use your iron

The college student’s real secret weapon when it comes to dorm room dining is the clothes iron. Yes, it’s true: this commonplace household appliance can turn out splendid grilled cheese sandwiches and quesadillas, often in less time than it takes to heat a skillet or griddle. (For extra credit, rent “Benny and Joon.”) Caution: keep […]

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the snack you need to eat

If there is one snack to always keep on hand, you might want to make it a bag of almonds. The humble nut is rich in protein, healthy monounsaturated fats, and fiber—a winning combo that can improve your health and aid in weight loss, according to six new studies presented at the American Society of […]

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3 ways to cook bacon

Whether you choose pan, oven, or microwave to satisfy your craving for crunchy cured meat, there’s an easy bacon cooking technique for you. Photos by: Mark Shaw; via Food Republic. Cook Bacon in a Pan Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium heat, then add as many strips of bacon as will fit comfortably without […]

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raspberry whiskey bourbon lemonade

INGREDIENTS 1.5 ounces of bourbon 6 raspberries (3 for garnish) 4 ounces of lemonade 1 tablespoon of mint syrup (*recipe below) 1 cup of ice 4 mint sprigs (1 for garnish and 3 for syrup) Garnish: 3 raspberries and mint sprig PREPARATION Fill a shaker with 1/2 cup of ice, bourbon, 3 raspberries, lemonade, and […]

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beach proof snacks

Banana Dog Bites What’s not to love about a recipe that boasts a mere three ingredients? These Elvis-inspired snacks trade fried gooeyness for healthy portability. Easy to wrap, pack and go, these bites will keep kids running back from their sandcastles for just one more. (You can pretty much count on the adults to be […]

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5 creative ways to use watermelon

Is there a fruit that’s more perfect for piping-hot summer days than watermelon? Women’s Health Magazine thinks not. And guess what: Straight from the rind isn’t the only way to enjoy the fruit. Tap into its juiciness with these six inspired ideas from food bloggers: Watermelon Pizza There’s a new way to eat watermelon by the […]

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beet chips

photo by Todd Porter and Diane Cu Serves 2-4 When the raw slices are baked, they will shrink considerably, so use large beets. INGREDIENTS 2 pounds large beets, peeled 2 tablespoons olive oil Sea salt Freshly cracked black pepper PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350°. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper. For further prep and […]

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flavor-infused syrups

  By Irit Ishai via Fine Cooking Issue 65 When was the last time you had a truly enjoyable fruit salad? In my experience, they are few and far between. Most versions are a mishmash of randomly tossed together fruit—neither attractive nor delicious—which is a shame because fresh fruit salads can be lovely desserts. To ensure that mine […]

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INGREDIENTS 3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled 1 lime, juiced 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 medium onion, diced 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro 1 clove garlic, minced PREPARATION In a large bowl place the scooped avocado […]

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