Smoked Salmon Crêpes with Creamed Peas

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Strawberries and watermelon have long been the perfect summer pair. In this light, vitamin-packed homemade cooler, we think they shine particularly bright.

Here's a simple, adaptable brine recipe that will give roasted turkey a terrific flavor base. This produces 1 gallon, which should be adequate to submerge a small turkey (up to 12 pounds) (or 2 chickens). Double the recipe for birds up to 20 pounds.

Nothing beats a big bowl of vibrantly flavored, veggie-packed soup for lunch or dinner, and preparing it in a slow cooker means you can make a big batch with minimal effort.

Citrus-honey soaked pineapple cubes, strawberries and bananas covered with shredded coconut, dusted with chocolate and served frozen on a stick. What a spectacular treat on a hot summer evening and proof that some desserts are as tasty as they are good for you.

This easy, hearty chicken stew is packed with fall flavors: apples, sweet potatoes and aromatic sage. Whole fennel seeds add depth to the stew and become mellow during slow cooking. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley just before serving.

Topped with crisp bacon, green onions and sour cream, these baked sweet potato hors d’oeuvres could be crowned the champion of your next cocktail party. For best results, look for sweet potatoes that are long and thin, roughly 2 1/2 inches wide.

Topped with buttery, crunchy bread crumbs and golden brown onions, this twist on green bean casserole calls for shiitake mushrooms. Substitute button mushrooms for half or all of the shiitakes, if you prefer.

Make a vegan pie crust by using solid coconut oil instead of butter or shortening. The method is the same, just make sure that there are no large chunks of coconut oil before adding water to bring the dough together.

These irresistible sprouts are a holiday favorite but too tasty to serve just once a year. The recipe is easily halved for smaller gatherings or an everyday family meal.

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Packed with vegetables, beans and pasta, this soup is a meal in itself. Serve with crusty bread and a green salad.

This recipe can easily be doubled for a crowd and can be prepared up to two weeks ahead of time. Just cool and freeze soup, then thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating while you prepare the croutons.

Set this meal to cook early in the day and you won't have much to do to prepare dinner in a hurry. Sage and stuffing satisfy that craving for holiday flavors any time during the season.

This bold green sauce comes together in a flash in the food processor. Garlic, capers and anchovy add complexity to a lively purée of parsley and basil. You'll have some salsa verde left over, so enjoy it on chicken, fish or vegetables as well as the beef in this...

This fragrant soup, with a foundation of vitamin-rich farro grain, will both satisfy your appetite and warm you up on a chilly winter day. This rare grain can easily be substituted with spelt, another ancient form of wheat that is more readily available.

Sautéed vegetables enhance your choice of russet or red potatoes in this casserole. Quickly prepare and pop in the oven to finish while getting the rest of your meal ready.

Use orange, yellow or green bell peppers instead of red, if you like.

Serve this salad with chicken, fish, grilled tofu or simply on its own to wow a crowd. With tomatoes, corn, chives, basil and black beans, it packs a healthy dose of antioxidants.

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

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