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This 2-Ingredient Holiday App Is a Real Compliment Magnet

This 2-Ingredient Holiday App Is a Real Compliment Magnet

It's the most wonderful time of the year—so bring on the comfort & joy, we say. In The Art of Chill Holidays, we'll show you how we keep celebrations low-key, with festive decor tricks, clever time-saving tips, and scrumptious spreads of snacks (always snacks!).

I'm forever on the hunt for irresistible party foods. I am a true people-pleaser, and nothing gives me more satisfaction than guests going in for another savory pinwheel or another dip-loaded chip, teetering on the brink of breakage. I love an appetizer so good it will (politely) interrupt a tête-à-tête, forcing the parties to look down at their hands and proclaim they just need this recipe for themselves before diving in for another bite.

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Test Kitchen–Approved Recipes Are Here!

Test Kitchen–Approved Recipes Are Here!

Food52’s first test kitchen—and photo studio, and video set—was our co-founder Amanda Hesser’s apartment. Fast-forward to today, and we’re in an office with three kitchens on three floors. Everything smells like butter (or, you know, steak); there’s never a shortage of warm cookies; and by the end of each day, ingredient leftovers—from handfuls of parsley to half-full jars of kimchi brine—are headed to loving homes.

Food52’s test kitchens are the heart (er, stomach?) of our humble headquarters. And at the moment, we have almost 50,000 recipes—thanks to our staff and freelancers but, more than anyone else, our community members.. This mix of content from professional and home cooks is one of our proudest parts of Food52. But it does make a reader (maybe even you!) wonder: How can someone tell the difference between a recipe from the test kitchen and a recipe submitted by a community member?

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The Best Way to Wrap Any Gift, According to a Professional Gift Wrapper

The Best Way to Wrap Any Gift, According to a Professional Gift Wrapper

Welcome to Nifty, Gifty Holidays, our guide for all the little, magical ways we make the season sparkle. Today, we’re tapping a professional gift stylist for tips on perfecting our present-wrapping game.

Do your presents end up wrapped in helplessly wrinkled paper and lopsided little bows? While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we can’t help but admit there’s something incredibly satisfying about handing over an impeccably wrapped gift during the holidays (and year-round!).

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