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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.

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.

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...

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

Almonds blended with almondmilk make a rich sauce for this vegan pasta dish. We like the flavor and smooth texture of spelt pasta and the way rotini traps the sauce, but feel free to substitute your favorite pasta.

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This recipe for potato salad with peas, pickles, hard-boiled eggs and chicken is traditional in the St. Petersburg area of Russia.

The preparation for panna cotta, or cooked cream, can be whisked together in a flash. Buttermilk adds a tangy balance to the rich cream in this version, and seasonal berries contribute color and sweetness. Be sure to allow several hours for the panna cotta to chill...

Serve this hearty vegetarian tart with a salad tossed with a tangy citrus vinaigrette.

Ready-to-eat vegan meatballs make this filling soup a snap to pull together. The recipe name is actually a mistranslation of minestra maritata, which refers to the "marriage" of greens and meatballs in the soup.

Merguez sausages originated in North Africa and are typically made of lamb or beef and spiced with chiles that give the sausage its notable red color.

Cornmeal cake makes a delightful gluten-free dessert. Ricotta cheese and almonds add richness, and orange juice and zest add bright citrus flavors. Serve with a simple topping of seasonal fruit and crème fraîche lightly sweetened with brown sugar.

A delicious crust of Marcona almonds makes a rich base for fig spread and goat cheese. Arugula's sharp flavor serves as an ideal counterpart to the richness of the tart.

A family favorite! Made with gluten-free cornbread mix, this is a great recipe to make with kids (no knives needed so even younger ones can help), and you'll have leftovers. Round out your meal with a big green salad.

This thick and fragrant pumpkin seed pesto, featuring roasted pumpkin seeds, olive oil, cilantro and garlic, is a versatile sauce for your repertoire. Try this pesto as a spread on sandwiches, tossed with hot pasta or served over roasted or steamed vegetables.

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