Easy Zucchini and Tomato Bake

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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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The fall flavor combination of pears and blue cheese brings a seasonal element to an otherwise simple chicken dish. Great for a dinner party!

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a high-protein, gluten-free ancient grain that cooks much like rice and has a texture similar to couscous. Combined with lemon, onions, wine, cashews and sundried tomatoes, you'll enjoy a carnival of flavors and textures.

Walnut oil gives a touch of elegance to this simple side dish. Haricot verts are a French variety of green beans that are very thin and stringless, making them extra-easy to prepare. You can substitute regular green beans, if desired.

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.

Filling and satisfying, these bars are good food on the go. Keep them in your desk drawer as an alternative to the temptations of the snack machine. Many of the ingredients in these bars are available in the bulk department, making this recipe a smart budget choice...

Cooked millet is a great breakfast alternative to oatmeal or cream of wheat. Here it's infused with cinnamon and cardamom and served with dates and sweet mandarin oranges.

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.

Broccoli rabe (pronounced "robb") is a non-heading variety of broccoli with long, thin leafy stalks topped with small florets. Sometimes referred to as rapini, broccoli raab, or broccoli di rape, this Italian staple will fit right at home in your holiday kitchen....

Chipotle chiles, which are simply smoked jalapeños, flavor this vegetarian chili. Serve bowls of the smoky stuff with squares of warm cornbread on the side to crumble on top.

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