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Summer casserole

Are you overloaded with zucchini? If you have a backyard vegetable garden, you likely face the question every year: “What do I do with all these fruit?” And if you’re buying it at the market, it’s hard to resist the ...

Cold shrimp for hot days

Shrimp are ideal for the dog days of summer. They require a nanosecond of cooking and are great served chilled. Here, they elevate gazpacho to dinner-course level, providing simple and refreshing nourishment.

Mango Salad

Mangoes come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Some are green; others are yellow. The kind you usually see in the supermarkets, which tend to be imported from Central America, have a rosy cast. Whatever the exterior color, ripe mangoes ...

Steak out! Flavorful marinade adds tenderness to flank cut

Grill a flank steak this weekend and you’ll have dinner covered later in the week with tacos made from the leftovers.

Fettuccine Alfredo with asparagus

Since its creation more than 100 years ago, Fettuccine Alfredo has gotten richer and creamier. Preparing it tableside at fancy restaurants has become something of a production. At really swank places, it’s tossed with golden forks and spoons. With only ...

Worth the wait! Spring vegetable an easy addition to finicky risotto

Making a pot of risotto requires practically all of your attention, but the effort and time are worth it. In addition to keeping the broth at a bare simmer, the rice needs almost nonstop stirring. At the beginning, all there ...

Bon appetit! French flair makes this salad a hearty meal

The French call this a salad; we call it dinner. Granted, we took some liberties with the traditional salad, adding potatoes to make it heartier. Use a sturdy lettuce. Slightly bitter greens, like frisée or romaine, play off the crisp ...

Over easy: Strata is a simple breakfast, brunch or dinner

Strata is a beautiful thing. Similar to a quiche, frittata and savory bread pudding, a strata is made by tossing bread with veggies, cheese and ham into a dish, covering all with eggs and milk, and baking until browned and ...

Shortcut Soup! Dried potatoes decrease cooking time for Scalloped Potato-Kale Soup

Potatoes have lots going for them — versatility, flavor and a surprising amount of nutrition — but short prep time isn’t on the list.

Fully loaded! Lighter ways to get your potato fix

Potatoes can be a delicious and nutritious side dish but they don't always have to be the same-old boiled, baked or mashed every day. Here are some recipes to add some zing to your potato craving!

Queen of tarts: Lemon Mousse Cheesecake tastes like springtime

Looking for a perfect dessert for your Easter dinner? Try this Lemon Mousse Cheesecake. It’s super-creamy and a bit tart and, topped with slices of fresh lemon, so very pretty.

Easy bake! Breadcrumbs, cauliflower liven up the pasta bake

This pasta bake with cauliflower is a dish to soothe the soul. The crunchy panko provides a great contrast with the tender cauliflower and pasta.

Creamy risotto takes concentration but the result is worth it

Making a pot of risotto requires practically all of your attention. In addition to keeping the broth at a bare simmer, the rice needs almost nonstop stirring. It’s not the kind of a dish you can cook in a hurry, ...

Flavorful florets! A recipe to make anyone eat their broccoli

Why is broccoli so thoroughly misunderstood? Mostly, bad preparation. If there’s one way to make a lifelong enemy of broccoli, it’s by cooking it into mushy, army-green oblivion — a sight many of us are still trying to erase from ...

Soup is love! Homemade tomato soup warms the soul

A container or two of comforting Creamy Tomato Soup, a loaf of bread and bag of salad — it’s dinner. This soup makes 10 cups, so you’ll have enough for a friend, with some leftover for you.

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