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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The national dessert of Australia is named for the world-famous ballerina Anna Pavlova. A crisp shell of meringue is topped with whipped cream and a refreshing berry salad. Feel free to substitute light ricotta cheese for the whipped cream or fold some plain yogurt...

Tuna and pasta is a classic Italian pairing. This dish is a more sophisticated version of the well-known tuna noodle casserole with added sweetness from raisins, earthiness from toasted walnuts and a little spiciness from red pepper flakes.

Stir-fry lean lamb with loads of fresh herbal flavors, crisp vegetables and fiery heat. Serve atop a heap of steaming Israeli couscous tossed with more herbs and gently sweet apricots. This is where fusion of cuisines and flavors truly shines.

This thick, vibrantly colored sauce has a sweet, smoky, earthy flavor. It's great with the spiced chicken breasts here, and you'll also want to try it with grilled beef, pork, vegetables and fish.

Replace shrimp with grilled chicken or prepared baked tofu.

This homemade hummus makes an absolutely delicious dip, perfect for entertaining or a snack. Pair with lightly toasted pita bread, crisp veggies, feta cheese, stuffed grape leaves and a selection of olives. Cannellini or Great Northern beans can be substituted for...

Turn on the oven, whisk together a few spices and dinner is ready before you know it. Feel free to adjust the heat level of the seasonings to your liking. Serve with a simple grain pilaf and steamed greens.

This antioxidant-rich fruit sauce is spiked with the bright aromas of citrus and fresh ginger. Serve with roasted turkey or pork. Ruby-red pomegranate seeds make a striking garnish.

Goat cheese and pears may seem like a fancy combination, but they're just right paired with Genoa salami in these casual rollups.

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