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This crowd-pleasing dessert is easy to assemble both ahead of time or just before cooking. Let kids make their own by choosing toppings that suit their tastes. Substitute your favorite fruit for the strawberries or use honey instead of chocolate chips, if you like...

Whole wheat pasta and flour gives this hearty macaroni and cheese a pleasant nuttiness.

A sweet, spicy coffee rub makes a delicious complement to steaks.

This is a spectacular and simple roast for holidays and special occasions. The meat and bones are served together on the platter because there is usually plenty of meat left on the bones and someone at the table may like to have one.

A very affordable crowd pleaser served with crackers, flatbread or pita chips.

This gorgeous salad flourishes with an herbal boost from infused oil.

A "causa" is a dish of layered ingredients which is served cold as a light entrée or first course, making it ideal for warm weather entertaining.

These sweet rolls are perfect to serve when you have company since you can easily make them the day before. Bake the rolls first thing in the morning and your guests and family will wake up to the sweet scents of cinnamon, walnuts and dates.

Made with creamy butternut squash and hearty buckwheat, and topped with sweet currants, this modern, healthful take on blini is altogether simple and elegant.

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Thick rounds of summer squash seared in a piping hot pan — cast iron is best — until just blackened, then tossed with a fragrant fresh basil and lemon vinaigrette.

Panna cotta, Italian for "cooked cream," is a creamy custard served cold. This variation on the traditional dessert features eggnog as the flavor base, topped with warm spiced pears. The perfect finish to a holiday feast.

Tart cranberries, crunchy pistachios and a drizzle of dark chocolate add flavor and charming color to these cookies. Dip them in coffee, hot chocolate or Vin Santo, a sweet Italian dessert wine.

Challah, a rich braided bread typically made with eggs, is perfect for making French toast. Drizzle with honey instead of maple syrup, if you like.

This easy breakfast recipe yields impressive results. Simply whisk together eggs, flour and milk, then pour into a hot buttered skillet and place in the oven. Watch in amazement as the pancake rises out of the pan! The recipe can be made in one large skillet or two...

These fragrant sweets are perfect for packing in lunches. For a fun spin, add 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom to the batter when you add the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

Protein-rich lentils are a great choice to include in your regular diet. Here, they're prepared with curry powder, tomatoes and onions and spooned over rice with cashews and yogurt on top.

Stir-fry lean lamb with loads of fresh herbal flavors, crisp vegetables and fiery heat. Serve atop a heap of steaming Israeli couscous tossed with more herbs and gently sweet apricots. This is where fusion of cuisines and flavors truly shines.

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