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Leftover spaghetti can be evil incarnate.  Garlic-roasted tomatoes provide salvation.

Leftover spaghetti can be evil incarnate. Garlic-roasted tomatoes provide salvation.

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Red Velvet Cake, and why Seinfeld drove me batty.

Red Velvet Cake, and why Seinfeld drove me batty.

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Simple cocoa-dusted banana bread, and a celebrity walking a goat on the beach.

Simple cocoa-dusted banana bread, and a celebrity walking a goat on the beach.

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One bowl chocolate cupcakes, no mixer required.

One bowl chocolate cupcakes, no mixer required.

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Nectarine scones with nutmeg sugar can be formed and frozen ahead.  When houseguests wake up, brush w/ cream and bake w/ almost no effort at all.

Nectarine scones with nutmeg sugar can be formed and frozen ahead. When houseguests wake up, brush w/ cream and bake w/ almost no effort at all.

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The River Cafe in London has more than delicate homemade pasta; the staff has a wicked sense of humor.

The River Cafe in London has more than delicate homemade pasta; the staff has a wicked sense of humor.

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A hunt for pastries in Paris yields multiple sweet delights, including this 2000 feuille from Pierre Herme

A hunt for pastries in Paris yields multiple sweet delights, including this 2000 feuille from Pierre Herme's patisserie.

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French yogurt.  The retro-chic glass pots really do make it better.

French yogurt. The retro-chic glass pots really do make it better.

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You can toss practical anything (except spaghetti) on the grill, even artichokes.

You can toss practical anything (except spaghetti) on the grill, even artichokes.

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Spain, this is France.  France, this is Spain.  Spinach, apple, and brie empanadas.

Spain, this is France. France, this is Spain. Spinach, apple, and brie empanadas.

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Birth, death, and kid-made chocolate chunk cookies.  A 15-year retrospective.

Birth, death, and kid-made chocolate chunk cookies. A 15-year retrospective.

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The best meals often occur in the most unlikely of places.  This one occurred at Earthbound Farm...

The best meals often occur in the most unlikely of places. This one occurred at Earthbound Farm...

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A story of seahorses, a gala, and coconut chai tea.

A story of seahorses, a gala, and coconut chai tea.

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With 10 minutes, a grill, and some apricots, you

With 10 minutes, a grill, and some apricots, you've got one of the simplest, prettiest desserts ever.

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Take potatoes.  Add buttermilk, olive oil, and salt.  Pile high in a too-small bowl, and you have mashed potatoes with a Bart Simpson

Take potatoes. Add buttermilk, olive oil, and salt. Pile high in a too-small bowl, and you have mashed potatoes with a Bart Simpson 'do.

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A pitter, some cherries, an apron, and a few speckled bananas.  Cake.

A pitter, some cherries, an apron, and a few speckled bananas. Cake.

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A strawberry-rhubarb reunion, 30+ years in the making.

A strawberry-rhubarb reunion, 30+ years in the making.

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Come meet a rice farmer, and feast on this wehani rice salad with a trio of cherries, almonds, and mint

Come meet a rice farmer, and feast on this wehani rice salad with a trio of cherries, almonds, and mint

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Highlights from a lunch at Chez Panisse Cafe, including this bittersweet chocolate pave with amaretto cream.

Highlights from a lunch at Chez Panisse Cafe, including this bittersweet chocolate pave with amaretto cream.

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The life cycle of a blueberry corn muffin, in pictures.

The life cycle of a blueberry corn muffin, in pictures.

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Warm spring vegetables and pistachios bring creamy goat cheese to life, making this an ideal Mother

Warm spring vegetables and pistachios bring creamy goat cheese to life, making this an ideal Mother's Day side.

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This carrot ginger slaw has big, bold flavors and lots of tang, with only 5 ingredients.

This carrot ginger slaw has big, bold flavors and lots of tang, with only 5 ingredients.

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Heat wave?  Find relief with this cool and frothy pineapple batido.

Heat wave? Find relief with this cool and frothy pineapple batido.

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When it comes to maple glazed scones, a 9-year-old

When it comes to maple glazed scones, a 9-year-old's subliminal messaging isn't all that subliminal.

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An almond-ricotta pound cake turns from light and dainty to sultry and luxurious in a matter of hours.

An almond-ricotta pound cake turns from light and dainty to sultry and luxurious in a matter of hours.

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Bust a creative poultry move with an usual but shockingly simple marinade.

Bust a creative poultry move with an usual but shockingly simple marinade.

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Cilantro-lime pesto suits grilled chicken, shrimp, tacos and burritos beautifully.

Cilantro-lime pesto suits grilled chicken, shrimp, tacos and burritos beautifully.

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Passover-appropriate coconut-almond macaroons... for breakfast.

Passover-appropriate coconut-almond macaroons... for breakfast.

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What

What's better than one charoset recipe for Passover? Two: one with apples and cinnamon, the other with dates and orange peel.

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A buttery French triple creme + homemade apricot paste = nearly instant hors d

A buttery French triple creme + homemade apricot paste = nearly instant hors d'oeuvre.

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1 part blogger + 2 parts community = wholesome Medjool date banana muffins, with gratitude

1 part blogger + 2 parts community = wholesome Medjool date banana muffins, with gratitude

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It may be spring, but there

It may be spring, but there's still a chill in the air. How about some beef stew cooked with beer and carrots?

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Hazelnuts shine in these bakery-style chocolate caramel bars.  If I

Hazelnuts shine in these bakery-style chocolate caramel bars. If I'm going down, I'm going down big.

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Take roasted cashews. Take spinach. Whiz together with a few more ingredients to create a mild, creamy spread perfect for the pre-dinner munchies.

Take roasted cashews. Take spinach. Whiz together with a few more ingredients to create a mild, creamy spread perfect for the pre-dinner munchies.

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