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Pasta dish features fresh summer veggies

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Gather the best summer vegetables for this tasty penne pasta dish. The sauce is filled with eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers and ripe tomatoes and finished with a little cream. If you can't find really fresh, ripe tomatoes, use good-quality canned plum tomatoes.

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-- Any type of short cut pastas such as fusilli, elbows and ...Read more

Skip the grill for tasty Barbecued Pork and Beans

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Here are barbecue flavors without heating up the grill and in only 15 minutes. It's perfect for a weeknight meal.

My secret to quickly broiling the meat is to place a foil-lined baking tray under the broiler while the broiler preheats. The foil lining helps with quick clean-up. Placing the pork on a heated tray helps the meat cook faster.

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It's too hot to cook. Try these Chicken Pita Pockets instead

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A refreshing roasted chicken pita pocket garnished with a tomato and corn salsa makes a cool dinner for a warm summer evening. Let the supermarket do the work. Make the fresh salsa using diced tomatoes and onions found in the produce section or at the salad bar and add some defrosted frozen corn.

For the Greek Salad side dish, doctor up washed,...Read more

Dressing highlights flavors of Vietnamese Beef Salad

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Capture the flavors of Vietnam with this savory salad. The simple dressing brings out the flavors of the fresh vegetables and rice noodles. It takes a few extra minutes to slice and prepare all of the ingredients for the salad. Once that's done the dish is ready in minutes.

Many Vietnamese recipes call for fish sauce, also called nuoc mam. It ...Read more

Refreshing Middle Eastern couscous makes a cool one-dish meal for summer

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This summery one-dish meal won't heat up your kitchen. Refreshing mint, garlic, raisins, orange juice and couscous give this salad a hint of the Middle East. The recipe uses pearl couscous also called Israeli or Jerusalem couscous. It's similar to regular couscous made from wheat flour, but has larger grains almost like little pearls. It adds a ...Read more

Celebrate fresh mango season with Pork Scaloppini with Rum-Mango Sauce

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Sweet, juicy Florida mangos are at the peak of their season. In this dinner, I use them to make a quick, rum-flavored sauce for pork scaloppini. Simply buy a pork tenderloin and cut into one-inch slices and flatten to { inch thick.

Serve the pork with a coconut-flavored rice to complete the meal. Make the rice first and set aside. The coconut ...Read more

Shrimp salad perfect for Labor Day picnic

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This is a no-cook, 15-minute, summer supper perfect for a Labor Day weekend picnic or any night. Plump shrimp layered with vegetables and dressed with a light vinaigrette dressing makes a cool, colorful salad.

To make this meal fast with a homemade touch, I doctor up a reduced-fat bottled vinaigrette with added chopped onion and tarragon. You ...Read more

French country-style recipe perfect for Bastille Day

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Celebrate Bastille Day on July 14 with this light French dish. Pan-fried sole and mushroom drizzled with a butter sauce is a typical French country-style recipe. The simple dish is a great way to serve fresh fish. A meuniere is a miller's wife, and literally translated the dish means cooked the way a miller's wife cooks.

Small red potatoes and ...Read more

Texas Turkey Burger perfect for any summer barbecue

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Celebrate the Fourth of July with this sparkling burger.

These burgers get their bang from jalapeno peppers that are mixed with mayonnaise. Barbecue sauce is mixed in with the turkey giving it extra flavor and keeps the burger moist.

Mix corn kernels and black beans together for a colorful, tasty side dish.

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Light dish features new potatoes, greens with sauteed veal

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Fresh herbs, sauteed veal and tiny new creamer potatoes makes a light dinner. Romaine and radicchio cooked with garlic until they just start to wilt lend flavor, color and crunch to the dish.

Veal scallops take only a few minutes to cook. The secret to keeping them juicy is to brown them in a hot skillet for one minute on each side. Then remove...Read more

Steak Pizzaiola perfect Father's Day dish

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Neapolitan Bistecca alla Pizzaiola (Steak with Spicy Tomato Sauce) is a dish that Dad will love for this Father's Day or any day. The spicy tomato sauce was originally used to disguise the poor quality of meat in this region of Italy. Today we can enjoy excellent meats with this sauce for a quick and delicious meal.

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Try the sheet pan dinner trend with these tasty shrimp fajitas

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Sheet pan dinners are all the rage, and for good reasons. Everything cooks in one pan for easy preparations and cleanup. For this quick dinner, the shrimp, onions and peppers all cook at the same time on a foil-lined baking sheet for even easier cleanup. The tortillas for the fajita can warm for a few minutes on a lower shelf in the same oven. ...Read more


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