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A perfect way to brighten you winter dinner

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

If you're at all familiar with me, you've probably seen or heard me say that before we ever even put food in our mouths, we eat with our eyes. Beautiful food excites the appetite, building happy anticipation for the wonderful tastes and textures soon to come.

Making delicious food with visual appeal becomes even more important during the ...Read more

Domestic Wine of the Year

Once upon a time, California winemakers were wary of merlot, despite its undeniable success on the Bordeaux Right Bank. Forty years ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find a bottle of 100 percent merlot made anywhere in the United States.

Louis Martini made a merlot but typically blended it with other grapes. There may have been a ...Read more

Environmental Nutrition: Get flax friendly!

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Environmental Nutrition

Flaxseeds (flax), tiny and unassuming, may not garner a second glance, but this humble little seed is a big crowd pleaser.

The folklore

One of the oldest cultivated crops, flaxseed has been fully utilized by ancient civilizations. Egyptian mummies were wrapped in ...Read more

Seriously Simple: This party-perfect pasta dish will impress your guests

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Roasted vegetables are so versatile. You can serve them as a side dish, puree them in a soup or add them to your favorite pasta; you can't go wrong.

Roasting vegetables before baking them with the pasta in the following dish brings a rustic, rich flavor to the meal. You can add zucchini, cauliflower florets, leeks or other peppers for a more ...Read more

EatingWell: Take a dip

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No breading and frying here! Layer on the cheese and tomatoes, and use leftover chicken (or turkey) in this healthy dip recipe.

Chicken Parmesan Dip

Serves 8

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 (14-ounce)...Read more

These cookies are the bomb

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How often do you have a few bananas on your countertop that are too ripe for snacking, or too many bananas in your freezer for smoothies? Well, here's an option: Make chewy banana bomb cookies.

The inspiration for this recipe comes from a grocery store in San Francisco where I attended a ...Read more

The Kitchn: How to make classic chicken Marsala at home

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Nothing says fast and fancy quite like the Italian-American dish of chicken Marsala. A menu staple no matter the restaurant, this dish has seen its fair share of revisions. No matter the update, the pairing of golden, pan-fried chicken with a mushroom-studded Marsala wine sauce hasn't ...Read more

The Kitchn: Game day grub: Winner, winner, chicken wing dinner!

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Frying anything to order for a party is not something I particularly enjoy -- in fact, it's a task I actively avoid. Even if I had one of those huge industrial fryers (which is actually one of my dream kitchen components), I still wouldn't want to do it, and I'm a professional cook!

However...Read more

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Recipes / Recipes by Zola /

My 7 Reasons to Resolve to Eat Low Carb in 2019

This is why I recommend you resolve to low carb it in 2019:

1. It lowers your cholesterol. Since 2002 over 20 human studies have been done that prove low carb eaters lose more weight and that it actually leads to improved cholesterol results. Has your doctor been barking at you to get your...Read more

Mac 'n' cheese chicken pie makes a hearty dinner

Recipes / Quick Fix /

Looking for a warm and welcoming winter meal? This Mac Cheese and Chicken pie will fit the bill. It's an updated version of one of America's favorite meals.

A bubbly, cheesy homemade pie can take too long to make for a busy weeknight. Using frozen chopped onions and green pepper along with cooked chicken slices, you can make this meal in 20 ...Read more

This Cal Poly student runs a restaurant out of his apartment. Now he's writing a cookbook

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Dining at Dench, Jimmy Wong's pop-up restaurant, is an intimate experience.

Wong cooks in full view of his customers. And the table where diners dunk buttery brioche into rich egg yolk and sink spoons into fudgy flourless chocolate cake is located just a few feet from his bed.

By running a restaurant out of his ...Read more

Test Kitchen recipe: Need ideas for your Instant Pot? There are lots of new cookbooks to help

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Did you receive an Instant Pot as a Christmas gift? Are you wondering what to make other than the recipes that came with it?

Because of the Instant Pot's popularity, cookbooks abound. There are Instant Pot cookbooks for specific cuisines (Indian, Mexican, Southern) and cookbooks geared toward vegetarians and for healthy cooking. Diet-wise, ...Read more

A fond farewell — with cookies

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The first recipe I published was a fail. I was writing a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune Sunday magazine -- not a food column, more of a ruminative ramble -- and, after the World Trade Center crumbled, I tacked on a recipe for calm: chocolate-chip cookies. I made cookies regularly, ritually, obsessively, so I set down the steps in a snap. ...Read more

Guinness' head brewer in Baltimore area named Beer Person of the Year

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BALTIMORE -- Hollie Stephenson, head brewer for the Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House in Halethorpe, Md., has been named 2019 Beer Person of the Year by Imbibe magazine.

A photo of a smiling Stephenson standing inside the Baltimore County plant -- the Irish beer maker's first stateside brewery since 1954 -- can be found in the Jan. 8 ...Read more

Think you have a food allergy? You might be wrong, study says

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If you think you have a food allergy, you might be incorrect, according to a new report.

Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University recently conducted a study, published in JAMA Network Open, to determine the prevalence and severity of food allergies among adults in the United States.

To ...Read more

Start the day right with pancake breakfast for family and friends

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Breakfast factors in all our weekend plans. We happily travel for a great skillet of spicy eggs, tower of golden pancakes, platter of inventive French toast. I have my favorite spots all over the country from Jack's Wife Freda in New York to Biscuit Love in Nashville to Sqirl in Los Angeles and Milktooth in Indianapolis.

The family also enjoys ...Read more

Oranges 101: Everything you need to know during the season of citrus

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MINNEAPOLIS -- A joy of winter is that supermarket produce sections come alive with a wide range of oranges, varieties that stretch beyond familiar Valencias.

Think of blood oranges, with their showy red-orange flesh. Or pink-tinted Cara Caras. Or small, juicy mandarins.

"When it's cold outside, we have something nice and bright to look ...Read more

Best Bites: Elfin Mix

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Just when it seems that all the possible varieties of trail mix have been exhausted, the clever elves at Keebler have come up with two new varieties of Elfin Mix, including Fudge Stripes Crunch. This mix combines a miniature version of their Fudge Stripes cookies with salted (but not salty enough) pretzels, caramel corn and candy-coated ...Read more

Shrimp and Grits from Reese Witherspoon's book

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"Whiskey in a Teacup," the first book by actress/designer/entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon, is a charming mash-up -- equal parts memoir, cookbook and lifestyle advice.

The title is credited to Witherspoon's grandmother Dorothea, who said that it was the combination of beauty and strength that made Southern women like "whiskey in a teacup." ...Read more

Send winter's cold packing with a hearty, heartwarming soup

Recipes / Wolfgang Puck /

In the middle of winter, my mind and appetite often turn toward soup. A hearty bowlful feels warming and sustaining from the moment you see and smell it until long after it fills your stomach. And a big pot of soup simmering on the stove promises everyone in your home that delicious, satisfying food is on the way and guaranteed to put an end to ...Read more

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