Smoked Salmon Crêpes with Creamed Peas

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Sweet meets savory in this stunning salad. Dappled with goat's cheese and dark red roasted beets, this baby spinach side dish is lightly coated in a sherry walnut vinaigrette. Toasted walnuts add a tasty crunch and a burst of flavor.

Using a slow cooker makes these succulent, aromatic beef ribs an easy treat to come home to.

Use orange, yellow or green bell peppers instead of red, if you like.

Ratatouille, a traditional French vegetable dish of eggplant, bell peppers, onions, summer squash and tomatoes, is an ideal side dish to serve with grilled or roasted fish or chicken.

These individual tarts are easy to eat out of hand, yet elegant enough for a special brunch. Surprisingly simple to make, they're not just for Mother's Day, of course, but little hands can help make them for Mom…or with Mom.

This simple, fresh salad is loaded with bean sprouts, tomatoes, cooling cukes and zesty lime juice. Assemble just before serving.

The citrus flair from orange marmalade and mandarin oranges deliciously combines with the flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom in this coffee cake. If you don't have a bundt pan on hand, use a 9x13-inch baking pan. Dust the finished cake with powdered...

Top squares of this spiced cake, a perfect dessert for holiday meals and parties, with spoonfuls of whipped cream, if you like. The crystallized ginger gives them an extra punch.

This traditional squash soup is a serious crowd pleaser. Put a spin on it by trying one of the flavorful variations suggested.

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Secret Ingredient: Whole Foods Market Eggs

Keep a batch on hand to enjoy on hot summer afternoons. Blueberry and blackberry tea bags are available in black or green tea versions; both work well in this recipe.

Substituting goat cheese for some of the cream cheese in a cheesecake results in an absolutely stunning dessert that is slightly tangy and not too sweet. Add some rosemary-roasted pears and your guests will be dreaming of this cake for days after you serve it.

Pistachios add an unexpected, pleasing flavor to this simple curried egg salad.

The freshness of your ingredients — heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella balls and basil — makes this simple salad divinely delicious. Ideal for late summer gatherings with friends or as a light weekend lunch with rustic bread and wine.

Buttery, warm plantains delicately spiced with cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg nestle under the frozen yogurt of your choice. Lightly toasted almonds, whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder finish off this tropical split.

Fresh asparagus are a sure sign that spring is coming. This easy frittata makes a refreshingly light dinner or lunch. Or serve with biscuits or scones for brunch.

Enjoy this sweet and peppery beef with baked sweet potatoes or roasted broccoli. Leftover beef makes great roast beef sandwiches.

Parsnips, which look a bit like cream-colored carrots, add flavor and texture to otherwise traditional mashed potatoes. Stir in a handful of chopped green onions or grated cheddar cheese before serving, if you like.

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