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High praise for braising

Jan 9, 2013
High praise for braising

Braised chicken with mushroomsCool days call for cooking that is low, slow and wet. Which is to say, braised. And it's simpler than you might think. Braising is just a matter of cooking food, usually meat, for a long period at a low temperatu...

A new look at the possibilities of cottage cheese

Sep 4, 2012
A new look at the possibilities of cottage cheese

a cottage cheese pie topped with fresh berriesCould there be a food more heavily burdened with a dull reputation than cottage cheese? Has anyone even eaten the stuff since the 1970s? Turns out that like so many foods today, this tired image ...

Recipe: Shrimp tacos a quick and delicious match to summer fun

Jun 12, 2012
Recipe: Shrimp tacos a quick and delicious match to summer fun

Grilled shrimp tacosWhether you prefer your tacos hard and crunchy or lean more to the softer side, this grilled-shrimp filling perfect for a summer barbecue will leave you satisfied. Shrimp cook quickly, especially on the intense heat of the...

Sides for a picnic, done right

Jun 12, 2012
Sides for a picnic, done right

Bruschetta couscous salad features some of the best things about bruschetta and puts them together in a way that will be easier to pack.So you're having a barbecue and you want to keep it at least a little healthy. You've got the lean chicken...

Light fish chowder gets a bounce from fat-free half-and-half

May 1, 2012

When you're out all day playing in the warm spring sun, you don't want to come home to the laborious task of making a complex meal. The solution is a quick soup. For this spring fish chowder, we opted for flavorful sweet potatoes in addition to the...

Recipe: Turkey tetrazzini sheds fat, adds fiber and nutrients

Mar 13, 2012

Foodies probably don't like to admit it, but nearly everyone loves a good casserole. Trouble is, casseroles don't have a lot of love for healthy diets. Especially when you reach back to the '60s, an era of classic casseroles – like turkey tetr...

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