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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Welcome the heat — zesty heat, that is — with this quick and simple pork dish. The traditional Asian flavors of five-spice powder, mustard, ginger and Hoisin sauce unite to create a pork tenderloin seasoned to perfection.

Enjoy the vibrant, sweet flavor of this inventive take on the common version of carrot and raisin salad. Almond butter combines with lime juice, tamari and agave nectar to coat the carrots, red bell pepper, cilantro and raisins.

A bowl of ice cream will be much improved with a bit of this sweet pear compote spooned over the top. Or to prove that it's not just for dessert, try spreading some on a sandwich with roasted pork loin, crisp lettuce and Dijon mustard.

Chocolate coupled with salt makes a tasty revelation. The rich, complex mineral flavor of pink salt crystals turns truffles into an even more sophisticated treat. Offer these chocolates as gifts this season.

Delicious served immediately or the following day -- if it lasts that long.

Nutritious and flavorful, with added heat from a jalapeño, this recipe is an ideal choice for a quick evening meal. Dal is one of the principal foods of the Indian subcontinent where the term can be used to mean either an ingredient or the dish made from it.

Mashed cauliflower tastes similar to mashed potatoes but with fewer carbs. Top with chopped herbs and grated cheese if you like.

Quorn is a delicious alternative protein and meat substitute, available in various flavors. If you like, use any meat-free cutlet as a substitute and use your favorite jarred or fresh pasta sauce, too.

We think these fresh green beans sauced with creamy mushroom soup and topped with crunchy baked onion rings will become a new family favorite.

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