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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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Whether you boil or roast the beets for this refreshing salad the results are delicious, so use whatever method works best in your kitchen. You'll find that tangy tarragon vinegar is a great match for crisp, bitter endive leaves in this side dish.

Make sure the prosciutto you use isn't too thinly sliced or it may fall apart when you assemble these tasty hors d'oeuvres. Substitute fig preserves, if you like.

In this unusual yet delightful pairing, thick-cut chops are soaked in a pear juice brine mixture, browned and then served with a piquant pear chutney. Enjoy this dish with spinach or green beans.

Traditional Indian spices and flavors imbue this chickpea salad. Serve over mixed salad greens with pita chips for dinner. If you have any leftovers, spoon the salad into whole wheat pita bread and top with alfalfa sprouts or shredded lettuce for a tasty lunch.

The attractive contrast of mixed greens and orange melon is just a prelude to the refreshingly light flavor of this simple summer salad. Chewy dried cherries and crunchy toasted pecans add flair and texture to the smooth tofu and balsamic vinaigrette.

Creamy Yukon Gold potatoes provide a tender base in this light and tangy, European-style alternative to the traditional mayonnaise-based potato salad. Chives, parsley, tarragon and capers add depth of flavor, while olive oil and Dijon mustard pull it all together...

An ideal entrée for those who don't want or need to cook an entire turkey but would like the "turkey with stuffing" experience. The preparation, herb butter, and stuffing can be made one day in advance, easing the workload on turkey day.

This vinegar-free dressing is surely good on a salad, and really good on a baked potato or in mashed potatoes.

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