Smoked Salmon Crêpes with Creamed Peas

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The kabocha squash, with its striking jade green rind, makes soup preparation a snap since there's no need to peel the skin. Serve with a thick slice of crusty bread for a warm, satisfying meal.

Braising in flavorful ingredients is the secret to making lesser-known (and right-priced!) cuts of beef impressive. The beef can be cooked and shredded up to three days ahead and then gently reheated with a splash of water.

Fresh with juicy summer fruit and cooling mint, this juice-based gelatin fruit salad is a delicious throwback to childhood. Make it ahead for backyard barbeques, and feel free to substitute grapes or nectarines for the peaches and blueberries.

A coffee, brown sugar and butter rub adds unique and flavorful crispness to whole roasted chicken. Feel free to substitute individual chicken pieces if you like, or try the rub on pork, beef or duck.

Escarole, fresh radishes and peas bring the simple joy of a new spring garden to this delectably satisfying pasta salad. Serve with a dry, crisp white wine and crusty bread for a light lunch or dinner.

This is a simplified version of the classic Italian seafood stew. The vegetable base can be made ahead of time and frozen. When ready to serve, simply thaw and stir in the fish, crab, shrimp and clams to finish cooking.

This recipe is wonderful for brunch or afternoon tea. It is also a good candidate to make ahead when you know your time will soon be precious. For dessert, top slices of this gently sweet treat with dollops of lemon curd, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

This soulful stew with crisp bread slices makes an elegant meal that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. If you prefer, you can substitute an additional cup of stock for the wine.

Named after the vessels they're traditionally cooked in, tagines often feature less-utilized cuts of meat that are stewed for a long time. This version is vegetable-based and cooks quite quickly. Its warm flavors pair wonderfully with a quick tart lemon couscous....

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Savory French green lentils swim with shallots, carrots and parsnips in a rich red wine-flavored broth. Topped with festive puff pastry in individual ramekins or one large pie, this is the perfect vegetarian entrée for your holiday table.

Sweet honey, tangy vinegar and rich butter provide a balanced glaze for carrots. This dish makes a colorful accompaniment to roast beef or chicken.

Homemade bread, especially dinner rolls, brings that special, home cooked feeling to just about any meal. These "no need to knead" rolls are simple to prepare and have a delightful, rustic flavor.

Warm goat cheese, toasted almonds and cool greens combine for an easy and satisfying luncheon or light dinner.

A medley of herbs combine to make an intense green purée. A touch of butter and Parmesan soften the vivid herbal flavors and vegetables round out the dish. If you have leftover herb purée, toss it with cooked shrimp or chicken.

For those who like their brownies iced, these are the perfect brownies! Bittersweet chocolate makes them decadent and dark.

Lemony chicken thighs roasted with red onions, golden potatoes, thyme sprigs and chanterelle mushrooms make a pleasing early autumn dinner. If chanterelles aren't in season, substitute another wild mushroom or cremini.

Using canned lump crab meat makes this an affordable meal. Serve with a tossed salad or bowl of soup.

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.

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