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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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Turkey bacon deliciously lightens up the traditional BLT.

Parsnips, which look a bit like cream-colored carrots, add flavor and texture to otherwise traditional mashed potatoes. Stir in a handful of chopped green onions or grated cheddar cheese before serving, if you like.

In these moist and tender pancakes, the cottage cheese adds quality calcium and protein. Serve with a bit of butter and maple syrup or, for a special treat, top with fig spread.

Fun to make, a delight to the eyes and absolutely yummy, this jelly roll-style cake is a holiday favorite.

To makeover for this traditional holiday favorite, we replaced the powdered orange drink mix and sweetened powdered tea with orange juice and black tea. Whole spices and some sugar add just the right warmth and sweetness.

This traditional squash soup is a serious crowd pleaser. Put a spin on it by trying one of the flavorful variations suggested.

Poaching sausages in beer before they hit the grill ensures they'll cook beautifully. Serve with potato salad, coleslaw and plenty of spicy brown mustard.

A delightful and elegant vegetarian entrée or side dish for holiday meals. Acorn squash is stuffed with an herbed risotto speckled with delectable chunks of butternut squash, then baked until meltingly sweet.

This traditional Sicilian dish combines pasta, eggplant, tomatoes, olives and salty ricotta salata for a light summer meal. Serve with a green salad and a bottle of pinot grigio.

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