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Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Published October 15, 2012

Pumpkin Seed Brittle It's really hard to eat just one of these addictive candies. They're great to wrap individually or place in small bags lined with wax paper and give as party gifts. Ingredients 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for baking sheet 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar 1/4 cup honey 1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds, rinsed well, dried, and toasted Directions Butter an 11-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet; set aside. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sugar and honey. Bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until mixture is medium amber and a candy thermometer registers 280 de...

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Sweet & Sour Cabbage Rolls

Published October 8, 2012

Sweet & Sour Cabbage Rolls Lean ground turkey and brown rice seasoned with fresh dill and caraway seeds makes a moist filling for these stuffed cabbage rolls. They're baked in a combination of tomato sauce, lemon juice and honey for the familiar sweet-and-sour flavor typical of the dish. Ingredients 1/2 cup brown rice 1 cup water 1 large Savoy cabbage, (about 3 pounds) 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 6 tablespoons lemon juice, divided 1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 1 teaspoon caraway seeds 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepp...

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Pumpkin-Hazelnut Tea Cake

Published October 1, 2012

Pumpkin-Hazelnut Tea Cake Tip: Now that pumpkins are in season, roast a small pie pumpkin and puree the flesh in a blender or food processor for this loaf cake. Otherwise, use canned pumpkin. This cake makes a nice holiday gift. Makes 12 slices Ingredients 3 tablespoons canola oil 3/4 cup homemade or canned pumpkin puree 1/2 cup honey 3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup whole-wheat (whole-meal) flour 1/2 cup all-purpose (plain) flour 2 tablespoons flaxseed 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoo...

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Quick Fall Minestrone

Published September 24, 2012

Quick Fall Minestrone Fall produce, with its powerful flavor and heartiness, is a frequent presence in comfort-food recipes. Butternut squash, potatoes, kale, and carrot make this soup soul-warming, and pasta and white beans give it traditional Italian flavor. Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 6 cups vegetable broth 2 1/2 cups (3/4-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash 2 1/2 cups (3/4-inch) cubed peeled baking potato 1 cup (1-inch) cut green beans (about 1/4 pound) 1/2 cup diced carrot 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt ...

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Caramel-Apple Cheesecake

Published September 17, 2012

Caramel-Apple Cheesecake This creamy cheesecake combines the pleasant tartness of fall apples with the buttery sweetness of caramel to really showcase fall flavors. Ingredients Crust: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 8 cookie sheets) 1 tablespoon egg white 1 tablespoon water Cooking spray Cheesecake: 1 3/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup light sour cream 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 (8-ounce) blocks 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened 1 (8-ounce) block fat-free cream cheese, softened 4 large eggs Topping: 1/3 cup sugar ...

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French Onion and Apple Soup

Published September 11, 2012

French Onion and Apple Soup Ingredients 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 15 cups sliced yellow onion (about 4 pounds) 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 Honeycrisp or Pink Lady apple, peeled, quartered, and cut into julienne strips 3 thyme sprigs 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup Madeira wine or dry sherry 6 cups lower-sodium beef broth 1/2 cup apple cider 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 10 (1/2-ounce) slices sourdough bread, cut into 1-inch cubes 2 cups (8 ounces) grated Gruyère or Swiss cheese Thyme leaves (optional) Preparation Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Co...

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Grilled Eggplant Panini

Published August 27, 2012

Grilled Eggplant Panini Grilled eggplant is one of life's simpler pleasures: creamy and rich. Look for medium-size, purple eggplants with firm skins and no mushy spots. This end-of-summer treat will be even tastier if you can find the vegetables at a local farmstand—or in your own backyard! Ingredients 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 8 1/2-inch slices eggplant, (about 1 small) 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 8 slices whole-grain country bread 8 thin slices fresh mozzarella cheese 1/3 cup sliced jarred roasted red peppers 4 thin slices red oni...

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Grilled Sole

Published August 20, 2012

Grilled Sole INGREDIENTS 4 sole 2 tablespoons olive oil lemon juice 1 pinch salt 1 pinch pepper 3 ½ oz breadcrumbs PREPARATION 30 minutes preparation + 10 minutes cooking To prepare the grilled sole it is necessary to use a gridiron for fish, so that the fish remain well stretched out during cooking and can be turned without damaging them. Once they have been cleaned, marinate briefly in olive oil, a splash of lemon juice, a pinch of salt and pepper and then coat in bread-crumbs. The gridiron must be red-hot. Top with fresh squeezed lemon and chopped fresh parsley. A delicious s...

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Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Published August 13, 2012

Tomato and Mozzarella Salad Insalata caprese (literally, the salad from Capri) is the perfect summertime dish for cooks in a hurry. Ingredients 2 pounds vine-ripened tomatoes (about 4 large), sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced1/4 inch thick 1/4 cup packed fresh basil or arugula leaves, washed well and spun dry 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled, if using arugula instead of basil 3 to 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil fine sea salt to taste freshly ground black pepper to taste yield: Serves 4 to 6...

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Chicken Souvlaki

Published August 6, 2012

Chicken Souvlaki Chicken Souvlaki features the fresh-tasting combination of lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil that is so prevalent in Greek cuisine. Serve it alongside a Greek salad of chunked tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese. Tzatziki is a traditional Greek yogurt-based sauce flavored with lemon, garlic, and crisp cucumbers. Souvlaki: 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium zucchin...

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