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Quick Fix: Mango adds sweetness to salad supper

Recipes / Quick Fix /

Sweet, juicy mangoes are in season now. They’re a treat, and a sweet and colorful addition to this salad supper.

Here are some tips on how to handle a mango.

Mangoes continue to ripen after they are picked. Keep them at room temperature until they yield to gentle pressure. To speed up the ripening, place mangoes in a covered bowl or paper ...Read more

These creamy bars are easier to make than a classic cheesecake and just as delicious

Recipes / America's Test Kitchen /

Cheesecake is delicious, but baking a big traditional one can be tricky. You have to bake a large cheesecake inside another pan filled with water to make sure it bakes evenly — a fussy and delicate maneuver in the oven. Smaller cheesecake bars are just as delicious, with a crisp graham cracker crust and a tangy, custardy filling, and are much ...Read more

EatingWell: This dish gives off a Mediterranean vibe

Recipes / Variety Menu /

A mixture of tomatoes, spinach, feta, olives and fresh oregano gives portobellos a Mediterranean vibe in this healthy stuffed mushroom recipe. Serve these along with chicken, fish or tofu as a super-satisfying side dish, or add a hearty salad and make them the centerpiece of a vegetarian dinner.

Greek Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Serves 4

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Environmental Nutrition: Can plants keep you calm?

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Whether you’re looking for a little more calm or a peaceful night’s sleep, you might reach for plant-based therapies to help you relax. Many plants have traditional uses as tinctures and teas for promoting calm and sleep, and now modern science is uncovering why.

Many sedative drugs activate GABA receptors, which inhibits excessive brain ...Read more

Seriously Simple: Tomato pesto tart is a lively appetizer or first course

Recipes / Variety Menu /

With the advent of frozen all-butter puff pastry available for the home cook, we can make many inventive dishes that are Seriously Simple. I’ve made my share of desserts with commercial puff pastry, but this is my first attempt at a first course or appetizer. I wanted to prepare a simple summer tart that was full of lively flavors. I mean what...Read more

Kary Osmond: Stocked up on baby potatoes? Here’s a recipe you’ll love.

Recipes / Variety Menu /

I stopped by the farmers market yesterday and couldn’t resist picking up some baby potatoes — two bags of them! My plan was to cut them up and roast them, but then I remembered a recipe I love to make when these baby potatoes are in season: smashed potatoes.

These golden nuggets look like little potato pancakes and can be served alongside ...Read more

The Kitchn: Your air fryer is the secret to the easiest homemade potato chips

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Homemade potato chips always seem so luxurious: They’re crispy, perfectly salted, and the potato flavor really shines through. And while they typically require a vat of hot oil and a lot of patience (you have to constantly keep the chips moving), air fryer potato chips are ready in less than an hour — no hot oil required.

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The Kitchn: This cheesy spinach frittata will never let you down

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Whether you’re looking for an easy, crowd-pleasing brunch dish or a weeknight dinner that doesn’t require a trip to the store, a frittata is always the answer. The Italian egg dish is as simple as it is versatile, and will never let you down.

While it’s tempting to fill a frittata with a whole hodgepodge of stuff, keeping things simple ...Read more

The Perfect Tenderloin Steak

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For years I had a love-hate relationship with cast iron cookware. Now that I have more cooking experience, I adore cast iron.

I have to tell you my cast iron story.

Not long after I moved into my first apartment, my mother gave me two of her Lodge heavy-duty cast iron fry pans. She was getting new cookware and there was no room for them in her...Read more

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Daniel Neman: The unseen horrors of pie (1883 edition)

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Times change and so do attitudes. If we were around in 1883 and reading the Union Signal newspaper, we would have been alerted to the moral, ethical and spiritual dangers of — pie.

For 70 years, the Union Signal was the weekly national newspaper of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, an organization that is still active today, by the ...Read more

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Gretchen's table: Double-decker smash burgers with secret sauce

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Grilling is a preferred cooking method for a lot of people in summer. Yet there are times when it's so hot and humid outside that the last place you want to be is standing over a hot grill, dripping sweat.

Those nights, when you're still craving a burger, why not make them in a skillet?

Smash burgers — the apt name for balls of hamburger ...Read more

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Best Bites: Oatmeal Creme Pies Cereal

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Among the suite of sugary baked goods in the Little Debbie brand, few can claim such a cult following as Oatmeal Creme Pies. Due to their exalted status, the new Oatmeal Creme Pies Cereal has big shoes to fill. Though their iconic texture and cream filling could not be miniaturized, Kellogg’s recaptured the flavor of this classic snack. This ...Read more

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Summer cocktails come alive with fresh herbs, flowers and fruit

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MINNEAPOLIS — Fruit, flowers, herbs — nothing says summer more than the bounty from farmers markets or our own gardens. Those fresh ingredients that fill our baskets are also the best places to start when crafting summer cocktails.

"We're seasonal drinkers here in Minnesota," said Christian Kyllonen, a bartender at Nolo's Kitchen and its ...Read more

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Sandwiches: A meal you hold in your hand

Recipes / All About Wine /

It is a debate that has been passionately argued by culinary philosophers for centuries: Do sandwiches taste better when eaten standing over the kitchen sink, or when they are picked up from a paper plate?

I am firmly in the kitchen-sink camp. To me, paper plates are almost no better for sandwiches than china plates, which are practically like ...Read more

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Crustless Salmon Quiche

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You can have this homemade quiche ready in just 25 minutes. It’s a warm, inviting quiche supper, without fussing with pastry dough. The secret to saving time and calories is to use bread crumbs for the crust instead. You can still slice and serve the quiche with this crust.

Helpful Hints:

— You can use any type of mushrooms. If using meaty...Read more

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Selling for $137K, world's oldest surviving bottle of whiskey was found in SC

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NEWBERRY, S.C. — Rex Woolbright was sorting through his late uncle Logan Drake's estate in Newberry when he came across an old-looking, still-corked bottle of whiskey.

"It was a bottle, and that was it," recalled Woolbright.

He couldn't have been more wrong.

That bottle of whiskey is estimated to have been produced between 1763-1803, making...Read more

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Quick Fix: Keep it cool with this summery shrimp pasta salad

Recipes / Quick Fix /

Looking for a light pasta salad, I decided to use orzo (rice-shaped pasta) instead of the thicker short cut pastas. It makes a light version of a traditional pasta salad.

I like to keep a bag of peeled, frozen shrimp on hand for quick dinners. They can be defrosted in a bowl of cold water in about 5 minutes and take an even shorter time to ...Read more

Bright, sweet and tart raspberries add pops of flavor and color to these muffins

Recipes / America's Test Kitchen /

Looking for a sweet bite in the morning? Adding raspberries to your muffin batter yields a tasty bite the whole family will enjoy. And while you’re snacking on these delicious muffins, you can teach the kids some fun facts about raspberries!

For example, even though raspberries are fruits, they are actually NOT berries. Scientifically ...Read more

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Little Caesars debuts newest pizza with plant-based pepperoni

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Little Caesars, the Detroit-based national pizza chain, has just introduced a vegetarian-friendly pizza topped with plant-based pepperoni slices.

Little Caesars partnered with Greenleaf Foods Field Roast brand, maker of plant-based meat and cheese products, to launch its Planteroni pizza in five U.S. markets, including Detroit. The plant-based ...Read more

EatingWell: Mint so nice it’s used in this salad twice!

Recipes / Variety Menu /

Fresh mint appears twice here: finely chopped mint in the dressing and whole mint leaves in the strawberry chicken salad, tossed with tender greens.

Strawberry Chicken Salad with Mint & Goat Cheese

Serves 4

Active Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

1 pound chicken cutlets

6 tablespoons olive oil, divided

3/4 teaspoon salt, divided

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