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Authors and Chefs

Melissa d’Arabian’s BBQ Blade Steak Papillotes

As the host of the Food Network’s “10 Dollar Dinners,” d’Arabian knows how to master the flames. To keep things fresh during the summer months, she has fired up recipes that equate to the perfect grilling trinity – minimal ingredients, quick preparation and maximum flavor.

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Defining the Success of Low-Carb Diets

For awhile it was a battle without good research on either side: proponents of low-carbohydrate diets claimed they achieved better weight loss than with any other plan, while many health experts kept insisting that calories – not carbs – matter for weight loss. Now we have some good studies on the effectiveness of low-carb diets.

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Come to Tea: An Elegant Garden Gathering

Perhaps nothing says “garden party” like having afternoon tea outdoors. It’s a charming reminder of bygone days and childhood make-believe. Outdoor spaces of all kinds, including balconies, can be successfully adapted to a tea party.

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Picking A Perfect Peach

Fresh peaches are available almost year round these days… but right now, it is time for the peachiest peaches.

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Pizza + Salad = Salad Pizza

Fads in pizza are nothing new. Thick-crusted Sicilian pizza, deep-dish Chicago-style pizza, and Hawaiian pizza topped with pineapple are a few examples.

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Juicy, Delicious Burgers – And Meat Free

Grilling in America almost always brings to mind burgers, the classic kind made with ground beef. But don’t overlook the more healthful veggie burgers, which have so immensely improved in taste and texture that they will amaze you if it’s been years since you tried one.

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Savory Pancakes Are Perfect Holiday Hors D’Oeuvres

With Christmas and Hanukkah less than one week apart this year, I am thinking about dishes I can serve for both holidays. Looking at traditional Christmas dishes, I notice that most are closely tied to one country…

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Valentine’s Day Dinner a Deux

When Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday, as it does this year, the desire to create a romantic evening at home often collides with workday realities.

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What Kind of Carbohydrate?

Despite all the questions about how much carbohydrate we should eat, researchers say we may be overlooking a more important issue: the kinds of carbohydrate that we eat.

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Is a Vegetarian Diet Healthier?

Experts say that the question of whether vegetarian eating is better than non-vegetarian eating depends on exactly what is in that vegetarian diet.

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Gumdrop Cookies

Recipe for Gumdrop Cookies

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Date Nut Balls

Recipe for Date Nut Balls

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Gingerbread Cookies

Recipe for Gingerbread Cookies

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Aunt Babe’s Pecan Tassies

Recipe for Aunt Babe’s Pecan Tassies

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Fruitcake Squares

Recipe for Fruitcake Squares

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Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe for Thumbprint Cookies

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Snickerdoodles

Recipe for Snickerdoodles

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