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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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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.

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.

Traditional ceviche is a popular Peruvian dish featuring raw fish marinated in lemon juice. In this vegetarian version, jalapeño, lime, cilantro, garlic and ginger add a spicy kick while coconut milk and tofu provide a soothing, creamy counter-balance.

This luscious, fudgy cake is gluten-free delight -- a little goes a long way!

Frozen strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are perfect in this simple baked crisp. Use equal parts frozen berries and pitted cherries for delicious results, too.

Tender young pumpkin stuffed with wild rice and cranberries makes for a fun and tasty dish. Serve as a light lunch or with an entrée of your choice, a fresh green salad, and a glass of dry rosé or white wine for a beautiful fall dinner.

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