Recipes of the Week: Warm Winter Favorites

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Upgrading the Classic Tuna Salad Want a tastier, healthier substitute for commercial mayo? Try using plain whole-milk Greek yogurt whenever you’d normally reach for the mayo. If you want to give it even more of that mayo-like tang, just stir a squirt of fresh lemon juice and a small spoonful of mustard into the yogurt. […]

Recipes of the Week: Breakfast Brownies, Healthy Dressing & More!

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An Omelet for Any Meal Our favorite foods are all about contrasts: sweet flavors make savory flavors more savory, soft textures emphasize crunchiness, and the visual appeal of different shapes adds to the “yum!” factor. In this omelet, the umami-rich, savory bacon is the perfect foil for the slightly sweet peas, just as the creamy […]

Stems, Scraps & Rinds: How To Be Deliciously Thrifty

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Sometimes kitchen “scraps” are actually the best part. Plenty of classic dishes are based on that “Waste not, want not!” mentality: French ratatouille, Spanish paella, wedges of Italian polenta served with garlicky white beans. Good thing there have always been thrifty cooks among us! Just goes to show that great flavor doesn’t have to have […]

From the Herb Garden to the Cookie Jar

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Shortbread may not seem like an obvious summer dessert, but buttery shortbread cookies spiced with citrus and fresh basil are unexpectedly refreshing on a hot summer day. The light, sandy texture typical of shortbread – pecan sandies and other “sand” or “sable” (French for “sand”) cookies are essentially shortbread cookies – means that the tender […]

Mexican Salad with Sweet Lime

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Something new – at least, new to me – is going on the citrus world: sweet limes. Citrus fruits have long been cross-it-over favorites, of course, like the tangelo. (Although I haven’t seen those in a while, I can still remember when they were the “in” fruit.) That deliciously juicy hybrid is a combination of […]