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Recipes

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.

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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Who can resist a traditional hot Cuban sandwich with thinly sliced meats, pickles and melted cheese on perfectly pan-toasted bread? Our version is not quite traditional, but definitely delicious -- try piling on baby spinach, sliced red onion and roasted red...

These bars are fun to make and eat. Crumble and moisten with soy milk for a delicious breakfast or snack.

As an alternative, make this traditional cornbread stuffing with gluten-free or dairy-free cornbread and use gluten-free chicken broth.

For those who like their brownies iced, these are the perfect brownies! Bittersweet chocolate makes them decadent and dark.

Looking to cut down on fat and calories? Cooking food in a packet is one of the best ways to keep the flavor locked in and cleanup couldn't be easier.

If you have eggs, pasta and cheese, then you have dinner. This pasta frittata can be varied endlessly — use leftover pasta, whatever cheese you have on hand, cooked broccoli or spinach or diced ham. A dollop of marinara sauce will add color and complement the...

Cremini mushrooms, pumpkin, lentils, herbs and feta cheese are piled on a hearty wheat pastry and baked, yielding a satisfying vegetable pie. Serve with a simple green salad, if you like.

Apples, onions, fennel and garlic combine with chicken thighs, herbs and wine for a savory and satisfying entrée. Serve over rice, accompanied by a simple fall greens salad for a complete meal.

As a tasty alternative, omit the mint and baste the cheese-filled squash with garlic-infused olive oil, using a fresh rosemary sprig as your basting brush. If you're cooking outdoors, try grilling the zucchini instead.

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