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A Tailor-Made Tart for Brunch

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Brunch is a great way to enjoy a lazy weekend morning and early afternoon. Unlike the hustle and bustle of weekdays, weekend mornings can often be enjoyed at a more leisurely pace.

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Hummus provides a delicious and healthy alternative to less nutritional dips. Versatile and available in various flavors, hummus can be whipped up at home for those who prefer to make their own dips. The following recipe for "Garbanzo-Carrot Hummus with Grilled Yogurt Flatbread" from James Campbell Caruso's "España: Explore the Flavors of Spain" (Gibbs Smith) includes some Moroccan flavors that give this easy-to-prepare recipe a truly unique taste.

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Dessert might not be a nightly staple for many couples, but it is an indulgence couples allow themselves on special occasions, including Valentine's Day. While nice restaurants often boast impressive dessert menus, men and women who want to go the extra mile for their significant others this Valentine's Day may want to make a homemade dessert to enjoy after dinner. If expanding your dessert horizons is on your to-do list, then consider combining blueberries and corn in this unique yet delicious recipe for "Sweet Corn Créme Brûlée With Blueberries" courtesy of Marguerite Marceau Henderson's "Small Sweet Treats" (Gibbs Smith).

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Hearty winter meals have a tendency to lack the color and vitality that comes with fresh summer produce. But just because the days are shorter and people are bundled up against the cold weather does not mean meals cannot benefit from fresh produce.

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Homemade Pizza with a Tasty Twist

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Few foods are as popular as pizza. Whether you're a vegetarian or someone who prefers pizza topped with pepperoni, chances are you can find some form of this beloved dish that will tickle your foodie fancy.

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Many families strive to eat dinner together every night, but family schedules tend to be hectic. Still, simple recipes can make it that much easier to routinely sit down to family meals no matter how busy everyone's lives become.

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When the urge to indulge in international cuisine strikes, many foodies take to their nearest restaurant districts to satisfy their cravings. But those willing to try their own hands at international cuisine can do so right in their kitchens.

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Fresh ingredients go a long way toward making a meal as delicious as possible. With the right ingredients, amateur cooks can prepare restaurant-quality meals for their family and friends. Whether you're hosting a weekend brunch or a relaxed dinner party for friends, the following recipe for "Creamy Polenta With Roasted Forest Mushrooms" from Jill Lightner's "Edible Seattle" (Sterling Epicure) is sure to please, especially if you can find fresh mushrooms to add that special flavor.

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Sweet Staple of Thanksgiving

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Thanksgiving is a day to gather with family and friends and give thanks for all we have. But Thanksgiving is also known as a time to chow down. Many families sit down to a meal of turkey and various side dishes on Thanksgiving, indulging in a hearty meal before relaxing on the couch to sneak in an afternoon nap and watch some football.

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Hosting friends and family during the holiday season is no small task, and hosts often place a great emphasis on what to feed their guests. Guests might expect traditional holiday fare like turkey, the go-to entrée when sitting down for family meals. But before the big dinner, hosts can take steps to surprise their guests with something unique, such as the following recipe for "Cowboy Cookies" from Bob Blumer's "Surreal Gourmet Bites" (Chronicle Books). A slice of tenderloin sandwiched between caramelized yams, this delicious concoction is sure to stir up some conversation among your guests this holiday season.

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