Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Feta Crumble

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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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Take advantage of pears in season and try a new variety in this twist on a popular dish. A little sweet pear (or apple or dried fig) makes the dressing especially good.

All of the flavors of classic pad thai are wrapped into this quick lunch: tangy peanut sauce, fresh vegetables, fragrant herbs and crisp bean sprouts. Serve as a light supper, too.

This quick-off-the-grill "fireworks" dish bursts with color and flavor. A gas grill makes it a snap to prepare, though the asparagus, squash, red peppers and eggplant can be easily sautéed as well.

This couscous recipe is full of fall flavors and can make a colorful addition to your Thanksgiving table. Roast the squash ahead of time and the dish will be ready in 15 minutes without taking up any precious oven space.

A holiday favorite, this pecan pie is made with pure maple syrup.

Serve this hearty soup with toasted dark bread, thinly sliced apple and a seasonal green salad. To learn how to make this recipe, watch the Secret Ingredient cooking show.

Simple and delicious, leeks may not be your first memory from past holidays, but they may be what you remember from this year.

This hearty soup combines two lucky foods, black-eyed peas and collard greens, with vegetables and smoky ham. Enjoy on New Year's Day, or any day, for a satisfying, warming meal. Serve with thick slices of toasted crusty bread.

These meatballs are a common find in tapas bars all over Spain. Wet your hands before forming the meatballs to keep the pork mixture from sticking to them.

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