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Spice things up with this summery salsa

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Chicken with a chunky mango salsa makes a sweet and spicy summer dinner.

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 bag.

The recipe calls for mango cubes. Here ...Read more

Portbello Parmesan a robust summer dish

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Portobello mushrooms add a hearty flavor to pasta in this vegetarian dish. It's a takeoff on traditional eggplant Parmesan. The meaty mushrooms are dressed in a rich tomato sauce and covered with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

For this quick meal, the entree ingredients are placed in a skillet and cooked in 8 minutes.

The side dish is made ...Read more

Beat the heat with this cool tuna salad

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Here's a cool salad for a hot summer evening. The flavor and texture of just-cooked fresh tuna tops a refreshing salad of lettuce, sugar snap peas, corn and grape tomatoes. Seared Fresh Tuna salad is not your ordinary tuna salad.

Searing tuna and leaving the inside uncooked keeps the tuna moist and soft. The fish is quickly seared and finishes ...Read more

Try this refreshing salad for the Fourth, or anytime

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Enjoy this salad for the upcoming July 4 holiday or anytime. It's a one-dish meal that won't heat up the kitchen. Cooked chicken breast, plump blueberries and red bell pepper make this a colorful dish.

Blueberries are in season now and are packed with good nutrition. The dressing lightly coats the salad. It's made with mayonnaise mixed with ...Read more

Fresh veggie dinner perfect for a hot summer night

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Combine fresh sauteed vegetables with fresh fettuccine for this quick, vegetarian dinner. You can use the vegetables in this recipe, or mix and match any type you have on hand. Use the recipe as a blueprint for the amounts needed.

The recipe calls for fresh fettuccine, which can be found in most supermarkets. Dried can be used. Follow the ...Read more

Southwestern dinner a great pick for Father's Day (or anytime)

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Tex-Mex fajitas are easy to make and serve. Just grill the steak and vegetables and place them in separate dishes on the table so each person can make their own. Barbecue Baked Beans are a quick addition to this Southwestern dinner. Dads love steak. Serve this quick dinner for Father's Day this weekend or for anytime

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-- The ...Read more

Take advantage of salmon season with this treat

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Chopped pistachio nuts top rich, wild salmon in this seasonal treat. Wild salmon season is from mid-May to mid-September. It's a treat to have it this time of year. King Salmon (also called Chinook), coho and sockeye are some of the wild varieties to look for.

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-- Look for shelled pistachios in the market. You can freeze any ...Read more

Popular Caribbean sandwich gives a taste of Jamaica

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Call it a taco, wrap or roti, these "sandwiches" are very popular. I loved the roti made by Chef Eric Do from the Intercontinental Hotel at Doral in Miami. His Caribbean Roti is filled with curried chicken, potatoes and chickpeas. He says this Indian-style dish has become a staple part of the Jamaican diet. I've adapted his recipe for a quick ...Read more

This chicken dish is quick and easy

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Chicken, with spices and gently sauteed vegetables is a 30-minute dinner. The tricks for this quick meal are to make sure all of the vegetables are cut to the same size and to start with the vegetable that takes the longest and add from that point.

Helpful Hints:

-- Slice the red bell pepper and fennel in a food processor or with a mandolin.

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Quick shrimp dish is an Italian favorite

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Large shrimp smothered in garlic and wine is an Italian classic. To Italians, scampi is a small lobster called a prawn. However, in America, scampi became a term for the sauce that goes with this shrimp dish. For this quick Shrimp Scampi, I teamed red vermouth, garlic and parsley with the shrimp.

American wild shrimp are juicy and plump. Use ...Read more

This roast beef salad is perfect for Mother's Day (or any day)

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Make this easy dinner for mom on Mother's Day or for anytime. No cooking necessary. Just chop the vegetables all about the same size, add some low-sodium deli roast beef and serve with warm focaccia bread. Ask the deli to slice the roast beef in one thick slice about 1/2-inch thick. You can then cut the slice into cubes for the salad.

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This jambalaya will make spring sizzle

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"Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and file gumbo" wrote Hank Williams in "Jambalaya on the Bayou" immortalizing the hearty, Cajun country cooking served on the back country of Louisiana.

This is a frontier-style dish that uses anything that is on hand. Usually, chicken, tomatoes and rice are considered essential to the dish. Serve it the way they ...Read more

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