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Secret Ingredient: Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Miso adds savory depth of flavor to this recipe, an excellent side dish for any time of year. Transform it into a hearty vegan entrée by adding cubed baked tofu or tempeh.

This tender and delicious crust holds together beautifully, perfect for making sweet pies or savory quiches. With millet flour and almond meal, it has tons of flavor, too.

If you have eggs, pasta and cheese, then you have dinner. This pasta frittata can be varied endlessly — use leftover pasta, whatever cheese you have on hand, cooked broccoli or spinach or diced ham. A dollop of marinara sauce will add color and complement the...

Secret Ingredient: Forbidden Rice

These big, thick ribs offer a tender beef experience that's akin to braised brisket but packed with slow-cooked barbecue flavor. Note that these are knife-and-fork ribs, not finger food.

This is a great picnic salad, equally as tasty warm as it is chilled. Leftover chicken works wonders in this preparation.

Make a boxed cake mix extraordinary with the addition of caramel and fruit.

The combo of cherries and blueberries is one of the best we know for pie. Try it topped with your favorite vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.

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We think these fresh green beans sauced with creamy mushroom soup and topped with crunchy baked onion rings will become a new family favorite.

Dust this cake with powdered sugar just before serving for a sweet touch.

For a pleasingly offbeat side dish or snack, try this fresh and healthy variation of that old favorite, french fries. Sweet potatoes, turnips and celery root work well in this recipe, too.

Make this veggie-filled black bean soup as zippy as you like with the addition of hot sauce to taste. Serve with a big green salad and whole grain tortillas for an easy meal.

You'll be surprised how easy and tasty this kale preparation is. Andrea from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, sent us this recipe with a note: "It's the only recipe I've found where the kale is not masked by other flavors or cooking methods, and it's crunchy.

This recipe is courtesy of Chef Stephen Lewandowski of Tribeca Grill in New York City.

A dollop of crème fraîche, a slice of smoked salmon and a sprig of fresh herb perched on crisp sliced potatoes (also known as potato chips) are sure to impress your guests. Make the crème fraîche mixture and cut the salmon into small pieces ahead of time. Assemble...

For those of us who can never decide which pie we like best, this pie is the best of both worlds. With apple pie on the bottom and pumpkin pie on top, everyone wins! Serve with scoops of vanilla ice cream for an extra treat.

Inspired by the classic French stew, Cassoulet, we've created this shortcut version with a few substitutions, such as using canned beans instead of dried. Serve with a garlicky green salad to balance the rich flavors.

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