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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This classic dessert makes a big hit at special celebrations.

Serve this dish simply with toasted pita or spoon it over brown rice. It is a hearty, spicy meal to warm a cold winter's night.

Use a mix of green and black olives in this perfect lunchtime salad, which also makes a delicious condiment for pita sandwiches. Or spread a whole wheat tortilla with hummus and top with a generous spoonful of salad to make a fresh, crunchy wrap.

These basic quesadillas come together quickly and adapt well to many variations. Add salsa, sautéed onions or peppers and diced red or white onion, if you like. Serve with a green salad for dinner or alone as a hearty after-school snack.

Traditional ceviche is a popular Peruvian dish featuring raw fish marinated in lemon juice. In this vegetarian version, jalapeño, lime, cilantro, garlic and ginger add a spicy kick while coconut milk and tofu provide a soothing, creamy counter-balance.

Tender young pumpkin stuffed with wild rice and cranberries makes for a fun and tasty dish. Serve as a light lunch or with an entrée of your choice, a fresh green salad, and a glass of dry rosé or white wine for a beautiful fall dinner.

Toasted coconut, stir-fried tropical fruits and a touch of fresh ginger make a fine topping for ice cream.

A wonderfully healthy alternative to the popular marshmallow-covered version of old. With cinnamon-flavored pecans and a subtle tang of citrus, it promises to be a new holiday favorite.

A simple batter bakes up into a light (and not too sweet) cake which is perfectly complemented by the buttery caramelized pineapple topping. 

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