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  • 10 Cooking Projects for Father's Day

    Mother's Day brings breakfast in bed -- who's to say that Father's Day can't bring a long-cooked, sticky-fingered, hard-earned dinner? This Father's Day, join your dad (or, if you're a dad, your kids!) in the kitchen, and cook one of these dishes to make the day special. You deserve it.

  • A Strawberry Rhubarb Jam to Make Spring Last Forever

    Every Friday on Food52, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.

    Today: Marisa McClellan from Food in Jars preserves spring's bright red bounty in a Strawberry Rhubarb Jam.


    - Marisa

    Last weekend, my husband and I stayed at an inn somewhere in rural Pennsylvania. The room was comfortable, the meals were perfect, and the resident dog was entirely friendly. What charmed me most about our stay, though, was the giant rhubarb plant growing wildly in the back garden.

    It reminded me of the large patch of rhubarb that we had in one of my childhood homes, left there by a previous owner. Each spring, it would erupt from a leaf-covered swatch of the backyard and we'd eat rhubarb pie, crisps, and cobblers for weeks. It produced so much more than we could possibly use, so we shared it freely with friends and neighbors.

    While still at the inn, I contemplated sneaking out under the cover of darkness to

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  • The 10 Best Ways to Cook with Fresh Herbs

    Fresh herbs have a way of improving any dish, from savory to sweet. Classic dishes can benefit from the lift that fresh herbs provide just as much as more unexpected ones can. Whether you have an herb garden, or just a fridge chock full of them, here are 10 recipes that showcase herbs in all their glory.

  • Dinner Tonight: Patty Melts + Grilled Swiss Chard Stems

    It's no doubt that you're firing up the grill now that the weather is nice -- so here's an upgrade from hot dogs, potato rolls, and portobello burgers. If you remember the Friendly's patty melt, this is a real throwback. If not, introduce yourself to a new favorite. Rounded out with flavorful chard stems (or kale or other hardy green stems) in vinaigrette, you'll find yourself making these all summer long.

    The Menu

    Patty Melt by cheese1227

    Makes 2 burgers

    1 lb 85/15 ground beef
    2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
    3-4 tablespoons butter, softened and divided
    6 button mushrooms, sliced
    1/2 sweet onion, sliced thin, half-moon slices
    4 slices of oval-shaped, light rye bread
    4 ounces, thinly sliced Gruyere cheese
    Pickles for garnish

    1. Mix ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper thoroughly. Divide mixture and form into two, oval patties. I like to make thinner

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  • The 10 Picnic Dishes to Know This Summer

    In the summer, you'll find us eating and drinking outside as much as we possibly can. To make packing picnics as stress-free as possible (and to maximize our time outside) we have essential dishes that we can reliably turn to -- recipes we know are portable, flavorful, and withstand a day in the sun. Here are the 10 picnic dishes everyone should have up their sleeves this summer -- have fun mixing and matching them!

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  • 5-Minute, No-Bake Granola Bars

    Every other week on Food52, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.

    Today: A granola bar you don't have to bake, with a recipe that won't tie you down.

    - Gena

    Summer is quickly approaching, which means more picnics, hikes, outdoor walks, and other celebrations of the open air. This time of year, I like to maximize my time outside by stocking up on portable, nutritious snacks that allow me to be active without worrying about going inside to eat.

    >>RELATED: Looking for more snacks to fill your backpack? Try Gena's White Bean Dip.

    I'm a sucker for sweet, salty snack bars, but tasty vegan ones can be hard to find: many store-bought options are full of dubious ingredients, while recipes for homemade bars often contain honey (which isn't vegan!). For ages, I searched for a granola bar recipe that was vegan, easy to make, and -- most importantly -- adaptable. I've finally found the perfect mix of oats, nuts, dried fruit, and

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  • 7 Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Grill

    It often seems that anything cooked on the grill is instantly more delicious. This universal cooking technique also provides a way to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible, and -- let's face it -- to create a bit of a show out of your meal. Any way you look at it, grilling and summer go hand in hand, and we want to make sure this is your most successful season yet. Here, then, are 7 dishes that should be in every cook's summer repertoire.

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  • Dinner Tonight: Tuna Burgers + Miso Cabbage Salad

    When you think of a weeknight meal, tuna burgers and and a miso cabbage salad may not be what comes to mind. However, we think that's exactly the reason it should be your dinner tonight. These dishes combine to make a meal full of bright, zippy flavors that will leave you perfectly satisfied on a Monday (or any) night.

    The Menu

    Tuna Burgers with Wasabi Ginger Mayo by merrill

    Serves 6

    Tuna Burgers

    4 scallions, white and light green parts only, finely chopped
    1/4 cup minced fresh ginger
    1 large egg, lightly beaten
    1 1/2 pound sushi-grade ahi tuna, chopped
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1 English cucumber
    1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
    1 box broccoli or alfalfa sprouts
    6 brioche rolls

    Wasabi Ginger Mayonnaise

    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons prepared wasabi
    6 tablespoons finely chopped pickled ginger (the pink, sweet kind you get with sushi)

    1. Combine the scallions, ginger, egg and tuna in a large bowl.

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  • 10 State Fair Favorites

    Flashing lights, bright colors, loud noises, sticky fingers: these are the hallmarks of state fairs and carnivals, the real signs that summer is coming. While there's nothing quite like a freshly fried Oreo from red-pinstriped tent, here are 10 ways to recreate our favorite carnival foods at home. We can bet that they'll taste better -- and without a roller coaster chaser, they won't make you queasy!

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  • 10 Classic Desserts for Any Season

    We're all about seasonal eating around here -- and for good reason. Eating seasonally means you get to savor flavors at their best, and appreciate the ones that won't be around for long. However, as good as a rhubarb pie is in the spring, sometimes you just plain feel like a brownie. And that's okay, too. For days like that, we've rounded up 10 of our most classic desserts that are as timeless as they are delicious.

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