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Lentil, Roasted Red Pepper, and Spinach Salad with Walnuts, Olives, and Sherry Vinaigrette

Inexpensive, nutritious, and quick-cooking, tender, earthy lentils and roasted red peppers make a… >>

Father's Day Recipes
Father’s Day Recipes

Spoil Dad with a delicious meal on his special day. >>

Why Pork Is the Perfect Meat
Why Pork Is the Perfect Meat

Los Angeles chefs share their picks for the perfect meat. >>

5 Ways to Choose the Best Berries
5 Ways to Choose the Best Berries

Whether you’re serving them with ice cream or yogurt, baking a pie, or just eating them straight… >>

5 Flowers That Make for Sweet Desserts
5 Flowers That Make for Sweet Desserts

Try cooking with flowers using these delicious dessert recipes. >>

Spicy Tomato Cocktail Soup
Spicy Tomato Cocktail Soup

A cross between a Bloody Mary and a gazpacho, this chilled soup brings out the sweetness and… >>

How to Blanch Vegetables for Grilling
How to Blanch Vegetables for Grilling

For faster veggie grilling, pros recommend blanching. Here is a quick guide to blanching vegetables… >>

Make Your Own Cereal Bars
Make Your Own Cereal Bars

Irresistible little morsels of crunch and sweetness, these snacks have lots going for them. They're… >>

Grilled Flank Steak and Sweet Potatoes with Dried Tomato, Caper, and Parsley Sauce
Grilled Flank Steak and Sweet Potatoes with Dried Tomato, Caper, and Parsley Sauce

Here's a heart healthy way to serve up family dinner! Fire up the grill for this new twist on the… >>

Chilled Summer Berry Bisque
Chilled Summer Berry Bisque

A blend of yogurt and spices thickens this cold blueberry soup and tempers the sweetness. It makes… >>

Green Gazpacho With Smoked Salmon
Green Gazpacho With Smoked Salmon

Aromatic hot-smoked salmon has a ham-like texture and contrasts deliciously well with the chilled… >>

Chilled Melon Soup With Shrimp and Avocado
Chilled Melon Soup With Shrimp and Avocado

Fresh fruit soups can be prepared ahead and are light and cooling on a hot summer's day. Serve with… >>

Chilled Peach Soup
Chilled Peach Soup

You shouldn't miss out on this summer's crop of sweet "stone fruits." This chilled soup recipe… >>

Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup
Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup

The creamy texture of the avocado marries very well with the cucumber and citrus juices in this… >>

Chilled Cream of Zucchini Soup
Chilled Cream of Zucchini Soup

This lovely green soup makes a delightful summer lunch or a beautiful beginning to a summer dinner… >>

4 Beef Stir-Fry Recipes
4 Beef Stir-Fry Recipes

Try one of these delicious recipes for a fast dinner. >>

3 New On-the-Go High Protein Snacks
3 New On-the-Go High Protein Snacks

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2011 occurred May 24-26 in Chicago, showcasing the newest snacks, from sweet… >>

Chicken Dumplings with Sesame Dipping Sauce
Chicken Dumplings with Sesame Dipping Sauce

Water chestnuts and chopped cilantro combine with chicken, scallions, ginger, and pepper to bring… >>

Parmesan Breadsticks
Parmesan Breadsticks

These savory breadsticks taste delicious and look terrific on a buffet table or bundled as a gift… >>

Whole-Grain Pancakes with Fresh Fruit and Yogurt
Whole-Grain Pancakes with Fresh Fruit and Yogurt

Wheat germ, rolled oats, and whole-wheat flour make these delicious pancakes high in fiber, iron… >>