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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....

Here’s an easy baked pasta dish that gets big flavor from lentils. Canned lentils are particularly convenient, but you can also cook your own from scratch — you’ll need 1 1/2 cups cooked, drained and cooled lentils for this recipe.

Frangipane, an almond-flavored pastry cream, is matched with pears in this classic French tart.

Roasted sweet potatoes transform into a wonderfully sweet pie with subtle coconut flavor. The gingersnap crust is easy to make and adds an intense punch of flavor to each bite.

Everyone loves the soothing aroma of freshly baked oatmeal cookies, especially when they're made from scratch. With ingredients like rolled oats and toasted pecans, these delicious cookies are little morsels of wholesome goodness.

This simple-to-prepare dish features fresh clams and linguine in an aromatic white wine broth.

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For those who love a flavorful macaroni and cheese, this sharp cheddar and blue cheese version will be a new favorite.

Chef Lou Lambert of Lamberts Downtown Barbecue in Austin, Texas, has adapted the recipe for his famous smoked, coffee-rubbed brisket for the home kitchen by roasting the brisket rather than smoking it.

Make your own irresistibly rich pastries by layering phyllo with nuts, brushing with butter and drizzling with spiced honey. Phyllo means "leaf" in Greek; the thinner-than-paper sheets easily dry out, so take care to work quickly and cover unused sheets with a damp...

Grilling summer vegetables gives them a smoky sophistication we don't often associate with zucchini and yellow squash. Pile the veggies on top of crisp whole wheat tortillas for an easy seasonal feast.

This hearty pasta sauce features eggplant matched with the bold flavors of capers, olives and balsamic vinegar. Make a day ahead of time if you can, as the flavors will be even better the next day. Serve with a light green salad, Italian bread and your favorite red...

This recipe is perfect for teaching young children how to cook. You can do the cutting then help the kids do the rest. (Make sure they wash their hands thoroughly after handling raw chicken!)

To parboil the potatoes, put them into a small pot, cover with 2 inches of salted water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are just tender, but not completely cooked through since you'll finish them on the grill.

Cranberries and pecans, two symbols of the fall harvest, work beautifully in these rich shortbread cookies. Serve them with strong black tea or coffee for an afternoon treat.

Serve these with something green to balance out the meal and remember that ketchup does not count as a vegetable!

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