One of my favorite childhood food memories is of selecting a pastry at the local bakery on snowy Saturday mornings. We'd stomp our boots, troop into the warm shop, and press our noses so close to the display case the glass would steam up. There were bear's claws and black and white cookies and little lemon tarts topped with fluted meringue, but my choice was always the same: a chocolate bathed éclair boated with oozing vanilla crème. Cupcakes, doughnuts, macarons, and most recently, cronuts, have all had their moment, but now the éclair is making a comeback. Less than a year ago, Parisian pastry chef Adam Cristophe, who earned his toque baking for the venerable Fauchon, opened a shop devoted to advancing a pastry that's been made essentially the same way since the 19th century-and its been packed ever since. The pastry never disappeared in Paris, nor in the United States, for that matter, but Cristophe's are a mad departure from the vanilla and chocolate standard. "An éclair has toRead More »from Éclairs: Cupcake, You’ve Met Your Match
Eat well and enjoy it too!Just because you can't eat gluten doesn't mean that quinoa and brown rice have to be staples at every meal - they can get old, fast. In fact, there are plenty of fantastic options for those who are gluten-sensitive or have Celiac disease, but sometimes it can be exhausting searching the web for delicious new recipes to make. So we decided to do the work for you.Read More »from 5 Awesome Quick & Easy Gluten-Free Dishes
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Pan-Fried Scallops with Horseradish Cream and Winter Greens
No dipping in panko breadcrumbs for these scallops. Try substituting kale or Swiss chard for the greens used in the recipe.
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Frittata Del Giorno
A frittata is one of my easy, go-to meals. As long as I have eggs, vegetables, and cheese, I know I can make one. They make for a
Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.
Today: Maggie Battista, a.k.a. EatBoutique, shows us how to get creative with pie -- beyond the filling.
I have a love-hate relationship with pie. And before you gasp, let's talk about it.
There are, perhaps, a thousand reasons to love pie. Consider the perfect ratio of a half-tart, half-sweet fruity filling, or a rich pie crust that's at once crisp and tender, or even the scoop of vanilla ice cream or the mass of whipped cream (or both) that always finds its way to my slice. That's almost ten reasons right there.
But once you've mastered the perfect pie crust or found a frozen crust you love in a pinch, the creativity of the pie presentation generally evaporates. Conditioned to simply slap a flat top crust on it or maybe a lattice design, I mentally fileRead More »from 3 New Ways to Top a Pie (That Aren't a Lattice)
Pastry Chik Custom CakesExquisite detail and adorable mice, what more could you want from a cake?This multi-tiered ode to wine lovers everywhere from Pastry Chik Custom Cakes is unbelievably sculpted and made with an insane attention to detail. The wine bottle was constructed with sugar and there is modeling chocolate on an entire cake layer.Read More »from Drink it In: A Wedding Cake for Wine Lovers
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Complete with a caviar detail and a personalized the Parmigiano-Reggiano wheel with the couple's wedding date, this beautiful cake was perfect for a vineyard wedding. Plus, who could resist the opportunity to have adorable bride and groom mice for untraditional wedding cake-toppers?
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Meals made in the toaster
Toasters are a kitchen staple that you probably think can't do much more than, well, toast. I hate to tell you that you're wrong but you are - sort of. For safety reasons nothing but toaster-safe items such as bread, bagels, English muffins, and frozen waffles should be placed in your toaster (which kind of makes this nifty appliance seem a bit boring, doesn't it?). So let's change things up and start a toasting revolution with these quick, easy, and delicious post-toasting recipes. They're perfect for breakfast before school and as a fast dinner idea at the end of the day. Simply choose the carb of your choice below, toast to your liking, and have a heyday preparing these treats!
For Bread Lovers
1. Avocado Toast: Slather your toast with guacamole (store bought or homemade) then top with thinly sliced jalapenos - keeping the seeds and rind intact will add a touch of spiciness - and your favorite tomatoes! Easy as 1, 2, 3.Read More »from 12 Surprising Meals to Make with Your Toaster
- Babble.com | Shine Food – Tue, Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM EDT
Cole slaw is, in its most basic form, a combination of shredded cabbage and mayonnaise. It comes to us from Germany and is often a complement to those other popular German imports: hot dogs and hamburgers. Cole slaw is a wonderfully cooling dish and is perfect for a cookout. It's also a great complement to rich meat dishes that can be a bit too much on their own, which is why it so often accompanies barbecue. But slaw is more versatile than that. You can sub all kinds of vegetables for cabbage, tinker with the flavor by using other condiments besides mayo, and add new ingredients to the mix. Here are 7 creative and healthy slaw recipes to go with whatever you're cooking!
-By Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell
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Breading chicken does something magical to it. That's just a simple fact. Adults love it, kids love it. So it's hard to go wrong with a breaded chicken recipe, whether it's baked or fried, breaded with flour and eggs, bread crumbs, or something else. Even better, even the most complicated breaded chicken recipes are pretty quick to make, meaning you can make it any night of the week. Here are 7 terrific breaded chicken recipes -- click through and find the one that's perfect for you! - By Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell
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You wouldn't flush your hard-earned money down the drain, so why let last night's leftovers go to waste? Our collection of ideas and recipes will help you creatively -- and deliciously -- reinvent your food.
1. Make a Vinaigrette from Mustard
When there's just a tiny bit of mustard left in the jar, don't throw it out. Instead, toss in a few ingredients, and shake a tangy Dijon vinaigrette right in the container. A crushed garlic clove, some chopped fresh herbs -- tarragon, for instance -- and minced shallot will add the right flavor. Pour in balsamic vinegar, season with salt and pepper, then close the lid and shake. Add olive oil (3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar); shake again to emulsify the dressing, and then drizzle over your favorite salad. With a tightly sealed lid, the dressing will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week.
2. Make Pancakes and Soup from Mashed Potatoes
Leftover, cold mashed spuds might as well be labeled, "Now what?" But these tasty recipes forRead More »from 7 Leftover Upgrades Worth Raiding the Fridge For
- The Daily Meal | Shine Food – Tue, Sep 10, 2013 10:22 AM EDT
Start using food to your advantage when dieting.While trying to lose weight is often a reason not to eat food, what if we told you that eating certain types of food can help you lose weight, too?Read More »from Eat Smart: 5 Foods that Actually Help You Burn Fat
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Most people view food as the enemy when they're dieting, always thinking of the weight they might gain because of a food's high calorie count or the amount of fat it has, but dieting doesn't always have to be about abstinence. Rather than just avoiding certain foods because of their high fat content, it's important to consider some foods because of their proactive qualities or because of how they can affect your body in positive ways when it comes to dieting.
Dr. Sue Decotiis, M.D., a medical weight-loss specialist based out of New York City, works with her patients to outline what foods can help them lose weight, rather than what foods they should avoid. Decotiis has helped hundreds of patients shed excess pounds and keep them off by providing them with meal plans made
These are quick, easy, and tasty recipes that will even leave you with some dough.Sometimes, curling up with a big bowl of pasta, a nice glass of wine, and some mindless TV show is the best way to kick back and relax at the end of a long hard day. But most people don't order takeout pasta - spending a lot of money on pasta is usually reserved for dates and meals out (unless, that is, you don't mind getting trays of pasta from Buca di Beppo or your local pizza joint.) However, pasta can always be made at home. What? More toil at the end of the day? Hardly. Never mind looking for the recipes - we've taken the guesswork out of the equation. These are quick, easy, and tasty recipes that will even leave some dough for a nice bottle of pinot.Read More »from Dinner Tonight: 6 Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes
Cooking dinner can indeed be a relaxing experience. It's made all the more so by the huge influx of carbs. Time for bed!
Spaghetti with Shaved Asparagus and Pancetta Recipe
This simple spaghetti dish is just as good without pancetta. For vegetarians, add more asparagus and try topping the dish with a poached egg and shaved
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