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The autumn flavors of pumpkin and nutmeg along with sweet corn, tomatoes and creamy cheese will make this baked pasta a new family favorite.

Impressive, yet simple with whole grains and arame, a mild sea vegetable. Feel free to add more herbs or top with toasted sesame seeds.

In a modern twist on a game-day classic, cauliflower turns into the surprisingly creamy base for this white bean and chicken chili with mild poblano peppers. Serve sprinkled with sliced green onions and shredded mild cheddar or monterey jack.

Luscious roast pears with a hint of rosemary are a terrific complement for a variety of great American cheeses, from smooth, buttery Mt. Tam to tangy Rogue River Blue.

A beautiful and fragrant savory loaf in the style of tea bread that is best when served warm from the oven, yet also delicious lightly toasted with fig spread. If you make it the day before, cool completely before wrapping and storing at room temperature.

Tart cranberries, crunchy pistachios and a drizzle of dark chocolate add flavor and charming color to these cookies. Dip them in coffee, hot chocolate or Vin Santo, a sweet Italian dessert wine.

A sprig of rosemary turns this sparkling cocktail into an herbal treat.

When simmered until they're velvety soft, red lentils make a surprisingly creamy sauce for pasta. Garlic, onion and lemon juice complete the sauce to pair wonderfully with spinach and artichoke hearts.

Peanut butter and chocolate win again in these bite-size sandies, flavored with salted peanuts and bittersweet cocoa.

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Delicious served immediately or the following day -- if it lasts that long.

The mildly sweet flavor of wakame, which is a good source of dietary fiber and potassium, combines with mushrooms and crunchy broccoli in this Asian inspired medley. After being soaked then sautéed, the wakame becomes silky with a hint of chewiness.

Fran from New Orleans sent us this recipe, a tasty twist on a traditional Jewish holiday dish. She likes to serve it for brunch or as a side dish at dinner. Fran adds "About 25 years ago, I converted to Judaism. I developed my own kugel recipe after trying many...

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

Moist and dense in texture, the bread includes wholesome ingredients, such as oats and fresh banana, and is easy to prepare and very adaptable, accommodating your choice of chopped nuts or dried fruit in place of the cranberries.

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.

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

Perfect for families with different tastes (i.e. picky eaters), each person makes their dinner exactly the way they want it. No hassles.

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