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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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Skinless chicken breasts, marinated in balsamic vinegar and maple syrup, are grilled along with sweet onions and halved peaches, all crowned with fresh rosemary.

Besides adding a sweet nutty flavor to dishes, pumpkin is a ready source of vitamin A, which boosts the nutrition content of this offbeat chili. Garnish each portion with a dollop of sour cream and chopped cilantro.

A superb salad is all about uniting the right ingredients. Here we toss sweet-spicy piquillo peppers, hearts of palm, arugula and Manchego cheese with a rich walnut oil vinaigrette. For a dairy-free version, simply omit the cheese.

Paired with a fresh green salad, this pasta makes a meal in less than 20 minutes. Feel free to substitute grilled wild caught salmon, available fresh in the summer months.

This classic dessert makes a big hit at special celebrations.

The trick to a perfect presentation is lining your baking pan with well-greased parchment paper to ensure that none of the cake sticks.

The traditional way to eat steamed artichokes is to pull one artichoke leaf out at a time and scrape the tender meat from the bottom of the leaf with your teeth. Be sure to remove the thistle-like choke in the center of the artichoke before enjoying the meaty heart...

A nice change from the standard green salad, this crunchy jicama side dish incorporates chopped cucumber, freshly squeezed lime juice and a dash of salt and spice. The longer the salad sits, the more flavorful it becomes.

Try this quick and easy risotto-style dish made with orzo pasta. No constant stirring necessary!

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