Easy Zucchini and Tomato Bake

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Turn a bit of leftover Brie (that is if you actually have any leftover) into a rich and creamy fall soup with the combination of sweet and tart apples.

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.

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.

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 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.

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This soup is simply made from pantry staples including vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, canned beans and dried pasta. Look to the freezer for some frozen spinach or other favorite vegetables to add. With a salad and bread, this makes a warming, healthful meal.

Using canned lump crab meat makes this an affordable meal. Serve with a tossed salad or bowl of soup.

If there's one dish that best defines the spirit of simple, classic Italian cooking it might just be bruschetta. Slices of rustic bread are lightly brushed with olive oil and garlic after being toasted over an open fire.

The marinade for this flavorful chicken comes together quickly in a blender or processor. While the chicken marinates, you have time to make salads and other accompaniments for the meal. You'll want to make this no-fuss dish a regular feature at your summer...

Prepare this salad ahead of time and serve chilled, if you like. Spoon into avocado halves and serve with whole wheat crackers for a refreshing lunch or dinner.

Escarole, fresh radishes and peas bring the simple joy of a new spring garden to this delectably satisfying pasta salad. Serve with a dry, crisp white wine and crusty bread for a light lunch or dinner.

Take a break from meat and serve these easy wraps at your next get-together. They're full of protein and flavor and low in fat.

This substantial porridge will take the edge off an early winter chill. If using dried beans, substitute with Calypso for a tasty and visually pleasing companion to the lacinato kale.

Kids never seem to tire of this classic easy-to-make combination. Try Gala or Granny Smith apples, which go well with the nut butter. You may also want to try cinnamon raisin bread. From The Whole Foods Market Cookbook

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