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Thanksgiving Essentials
Spring Cakes
A Taste of Greece
Date Night Menu
Gifts from Your Kitchen
Fresh Twists for Thanksgiving
Rice and Risotto
Pizza Party
Grilling Veggies
Summer Smoothies
Spring Dinner Menu
Power Bowls
Celebrating with Holiday Appetizers
Thanksgiving Sides
Slow Cooking Goes Glabal
Making Good Food For On the Move
Summer Fruit Delights
Grilling Pork Chops
Serve Mom Breakfast
How to Cook with a Microwave Oven

March 3, 2016 - "Mastering Muffin Making"
WWould you like to become a muffin master? Check out our latest newsletter with all the how-tos needed for success, PLUS, recipes for sweet and savory versions.

Savory Spinach, Bacon, and Cheese Muffins Citrus Poppyseed Muffins Nana’s Banana Muffins

February 4, 2016 - "Melting Hearts with Chocolate Treats"
Where does chocolate come from? We have the interesting details and three fun chocolate treats to make in celebration of Valentine’s Day -- all in our latest newsletter.

Strawberry Salad with Lacy Nib Cookies Gooey Double-Chocolate Mocha Cookies Chocolate Pots de Crème, Theo-Style

January 7, 2016 - "Eating with a Plant Slant"
Fast, flavorful, and healthy – veggie-grain bowls are just the answer! We get you started on the track to healthier eating and more confident cooking in our latest newsletter.

Citrus with Butternut, Quinoa, and Honey-Mustard Dressing Kale with Mushrooms and Farro Broccoli, Bean and Brown Rice with a Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette

December 3, 2015 - "DIY Gifts from Your Kitchen"
In a season of sweets, sometimes a bit of savory is a welcomed treat! We have three DIY gifts you can make in your kitchen and give to special friends. Get the recipes in our latest newsletter.

Cranberry-Pistachio Granola Spicy Mocha Nuts Kalamata Olive Tapenade

November 5, 2015 - "Save Room for Pie!"
Save room for pie! A few good pies are just as essential as the Thanksgiving turkey! We have three classics, each with a twist, for you to include on your menu. Check out our latest newsletter!

Pumpkin Pie with Gingersnap Crust and Apricot Sauce Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Caramel-Glazed Pecan Pie

October 8, 2015 - "Fresh Handmade Pasta and Sauces"
Which came first the pasta or the sauce? It’s an unanswerable question – the two go together so well. Make your own fresh pasta and top it with sauce. We have three of each to get you inspired in our latest newsletter!

Recipes from Pasta by Hand, A Collection of Italy’s Regional Hand-Shaped Pasta by Jenn Louis. Copyright 2015. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. All rights reserved.

Pinci with Tomato Sauce Semolina Cavatelli with Beef Ragù  Sugeli with Potatoes and Garlic

September 10, 2015 - "Food on the Move! Homemade Power Bars"
It’s a grab-and-go world! How often do you depend on a “power bar” as a source of quick energy, or for breakfast, or lunch? Make your own! We get you started with three great, nutrition-packed versions in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Power Hungry, The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook by Camilla V. Saulsbury. Copyright 2013. Published by Lake Isle Press, New York, NY. All rights reserved.

Greek Yogurt Muesli Bars Salty-Sweet Trail Bars Black Bean High Protein Brownies

August 6, 2015 - "Pickle Power"
Put some pickle power on your plate! Several techniques for packing a punch with the season’s produce – including both quick and preserved pickling -- all in our latest newsletter:

Recipes from Complete Book of Home Preserving by Judy Kingry and Lauren Devine. Copyright 2006. Published by Robert Rose, Inc., Toronto, Canada. All rights reserved.

Red Onions in Vinegar Jardiniere Grandma’s Dill Pickles

July 9, 2015 - "Grilling Pizzas & Flatbreads"
Summer grilling just became more delicious! We’re mastering grill-baking techniques with a few artisan pizzas and a fabulous focaccia in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Patio Pizzeria, Artisan Pizza & Flatbreads by Karen Adler & Judith Fertig. Copyright 2014. Published by Running Press, Philadelphia, PA. All rights reserved.

Basic Grilled Rosemary Focaccia with Kalamata Olive Paste Mozzarella and Chive-Basil Pesto Pizza Spinach Artichoke Pizza with Wood Smoke

June 4, 2015 - "New, Seriously Good, Summer Salads"
We’re slicing and dicing summer’s produce along with healthy doses of fresh herbs in a trio of new summer salads to enjoy – all in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Bar Tartine, Techniques & Recipes by Nicolaus Balla and Cortney Burns. Copyright 2014. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. All rights reserved.

Grilled Potato Salad with Bacon Cauliflower Salad with Yogurt & Chickpeas Tomato & Pickled Green Bean Salad with Whipped Feta

May 7, 2015 - "Make Brunch for Mom!"
You’re the center of her life, whether you know it or not! Celebrate Mom with something special – we have a trio of recipes that will make a lovely Mother’s Day brunch in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Huckleberry by Zoe Nathan. Copyright 2014. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. All rights reserved.

Vanilla Raspberry Muffins Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Frittata  Mini Strawberry Galettes

April 9, 2015 - "Chicken Winner Dinners in Under 30 Minutes"
Ok, we get it. Sometimes it’s just about getting dinner on the table. Forget the long list of ingredients, the dozen steps, you need good food, fast. We’ve got you’ve covered in our latest newsletter with fresh, healthy dinners in less than 30 minutes.

Recipes from Michael Symon’s 5 in 5 by Michael Symon. Copyright 2013. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, New York, NY. All rights reserved.

Chicken Diablo Chicken with Snow Peas & Red Pepper Flakes  Garlic Chicken with Asparagus

March 5, 2015 - "The Perfect Omelet & More Egg-citing Dishes"
The most versatile ingredient in the kitchen? The egg! Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, an egg dish is quick, easy, and inexpensive to make. Some eggs-cellent inspiration here in our latest newsletter.

Baked Eggs Fra Diavolo Spring Asparagus Omelet Classic Gruyère Soufflé

February 5, 2015 - "Sweet Cakes for Special People"
Valentine’s Day is coming soon! We have three fabulous sweet cakes to share with the loved ones in your life in our latest newsletter. Read here and get baking!

Recipes from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY. Copyright 2014. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

Tiger Cakes Carrément Chocolat, The Fancy Cake Odile’s Fresh Orange Cake

January 8, 2015 - "Healthy, Delicious (& Light!) Soups"
If it tastes good, you’ll eat it, even if it’s healthy! We’re all about big flavor as we pursue a lighter eating regimen these days. Find just that in three fabulous soups found in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from The Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka. Copyright 2014. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, New York, NY. Reprinted with the permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

Too-Good-to-Be-True Baked Potato Soup Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup Italian Escarole and White Bean Soup

December 4, 2014 - "Quick & Easy Gifts From Your Kitchen"
By December, many of us are ready to move on from pumpkin-spice-everything to other holiday flavors. We have peppermint, eggnog, and mocha flavors featured in recipes to make and give, or enjoy yourself -- all in our latest newsletter. PLUS, printable gift tags!

Peppermint Bark Cranberry-Eggnog Tea Loaves Magic Mocha Mix

November 6, 2014 - "Fixing the Feast - Do-Ahead Strategies"
Fixing the Thanksgiving feast has never been easier. We’ve have all the basics and do-ahead tips you’ll need for enjoying the process and sharing this special meal with others in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Happy Holidays from the Diva of Do-Ahead by Diane Phillips. Copyright 2006. Published by Harvard Common Press, Boston, MA. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

Perfect Roast Turkey
Old-Fashioned Do-Ahead Bread Stuffing
Parmesan-Crusted Creamed Corn

October 9, 2014 - "Casseroles Get a Makeover!"
We’re giving casseroles a makeover in our latest newsletter! Sensible and easy, hale and hearty, casseroles are a great answer to “What’s for supper?”

Reprinted with permission from The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever by Beatrice Ojakangas. Copyright 2008. Published by Chronicle Books, LLC, San Francisco, CA.

Baked Quinoa Casserole with Baby Potatoes and Cheese
Cauliflower and Brown Rice Casserole
King Ranch Chicken Casserole

August 7, 2014 - "Saving Small Batches of Summer"
Now this just makes sense – a method for saving and preserving summer’s best in small quantities! Saving in small batches works with existing equipment, let’s you test recipes, and offers a lot of variety for stocking your shelves! Find out more in our latest newsletter!

Reprinted with permission from Preserving by the Pint by Marisa McClellan. Copyright 2014. Published by Running Press Book Publishers, Philadelphia PA.

Peach Jam with Sriracha Raspberry Habañero Jam
Spicy Hot Pepper Rings

July 10, 2014 - "Chill Out with Ice Cream Sandwiches!"
It’s the “in” trend for Summer 2014 – ice cream sandwiches! Churn a fresh batch of homemade ice cream, place it between a couple of favorite cookies, and it’s summer nirvana. We have some great ideas and pairings in our latest newsletter!

Recipes reprinted with permission from I Scream Sandwich! Inspired Recipes for the Ultimate Frozen Treat. Copyright 2013 by Jennie Schacht. Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, NY.

New York Cheesecake Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream on Shortcrust Cookies Better-Than-It - Vanilla Bean Frozen Custard on Oatmeal Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate
Early Summer Sunrise - Apricot Ice Cream on Snickerdoodles

June 12, 2014 - "One Hot Bird - Grilling Chicken Different Ways"
Learn some clever techniques for grilling even better chicken in our latest newsletter. You’ll find tips and techniques for vertical roasting and spatchcocking a chicken. Plus, grilled avocados – oh my!

Reprinted with permission from The Grilling Book: The Definitive Guide from Bon Appetit. Copyright 2013 edited by Adam Rapoport. Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing, Inc., Kansas City, MO.

Beer-Can Chicken Cilantro-Lime Chicken Thighs
Chicken Under a Brick with Grilled Avocados and Chiles

May 8, 2014 - "It’s Not a Party Unless There’s a Cake!"
“It’s not a party unless there’s cake!” We have three party-perfect cakes in our latest newsletter for you to make and enjoy at your spring events.

Recipes adapted Nordic Ware, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

Berry Vanilla Buttermilk Cake Double Espresso Chocolate Cake with Cappuccino Froth
Little Lemon Layer Cakes

April 10, 2014 - "Springtime Brunch Ideas"
Brunch is on! You set the date, we have delicious ideas ready in our latest newsletter. Choose an entrée, add a salad and your favorite beverage, and make it a fabulous day!

Recipes from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman. Copyright 2012. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, New York, NY. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

Potato Frittata with Feta and Scallions Wild Mushroom Tart
New York Breakfast Casserole

March 6, 2014 - "Indian Cooking Made Easy!"
Do you love Indian food? Curries, fresh hot breads? We’re recreating a few delicious Indian dishes in our latest newsletter that we think you’ll love.

Reprinted with permission from Indian Cooking Unfolded Raghavan Iyer. Copyright 2013. Published by Workman Publishing, New York, NY.

Ultimate Chicken Curry - Tamatar Murghi Sassy Chickpea Curry - Chana Masala

February 6, 2014 - "All in with Chocolate"
There’s no doubt that chocolate arouses passions and ardor; its complex dimensions mirror love itself. We present some fabulous chocolate inspiration in our latest newsletter.

Reprinted with permission from Seriously Bitter Sweet by Alice Medrich. Copyright 2013. Published by Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing, New York, NY.

Best Cocoa Brownies Molten Chocolate-Raspberry Cakes
The Queen of Sheba

January 9, 2014 - "Cooking for Health with Flavor"
If it tastes good, they will eat it. And, if it’s simple and quick to make, you will cook it. With some simple cooking techniques, healthy dishes can be easy to make and delicious to eat!

Reprinted with permission from Keys to the Kitchen by Aida Mollenkamp. Copyright 2012. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA.

Charred Broccolini with Garlic-Caper Sauce Pan-Seared Salmon with Three-Citrus Relish
Sautéed Green Beans with Mustard-Soy Shallots

December 05, 2013 - "Cookies Decorated for the Holidays"
Everyone’s favorite – rolled sugar cookies decorated to delight! We reveal the secrets that go into making charming cutout cookies and all the tips and techniques needed for creating eye-catching results.

Adapted and reprinted with permission from Cookie Craft by Valerie Peterson & Janice Fryer. Copyright 2007. Published by Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA.

Santa's Jolly Face Peppermint Stars
Santa's Sleigh

November 07, 2013 - "Sharing the Table in Thanks"
We’ve had Thanksgiving feasts without a turkey, but never a Thanksgiving without potatoes! They’re an essential part of the Thanksgiving table. We have a bushel of potato tips and three great potato recipes for the big day, or any day, in our latest newsletter.

Recipe from Roots by Diane Morgan. Copyright 2012. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA

Istrian Potatoes Parmesan-Crusted Potato Gratin with Fresh Thyme
Twice-Baked Gruyere Potatoes with Lots of Green Onions

October 10, 2013 - "Morning Coffee and Muffins"
Breakfast has never been better – a great cup of coffee and a delicious muffin! Choose from one of three muffin flavors while your coffee brews.

Recipe from Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel. Copyright 2012. Published by Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing Company, Inc., New York, NY.

Lemon Poppy-Seed Muffins Pumpkin Muffins Banana Muffins

September 12, 2013 - "Milk and Cookies"
Nothing tastes better than a freshly baked cookie and a glass of cold milk. It’s a simple pleasure full of great taste and a portion-controlled indulgence. Three great cookies are featured, plus tips for baking success in our latest newsletter.

Recipe from Milk & Cookies by Tina Casaceli. Copyright 2011. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

White Chocolate-Cherry Oatmeal Cookies Peanut Butter – Milk Chocolate Bites Mocha Latte Cookies

August 22, 2013 - "Eating from the August Garden"
This is it! Gardens are peaking. Fresh, local vegetables are everywhere waiting to be picked and enjoyed. Tips on eating from the August garden in our latest newsletter.

Recipe from Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison. Copyright 2013. Published and reprinted with permission by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.

Summer Squash Tartine Wilted Red Cabbage with Mint and Goat Feta Open-Faced Sandwich of Spinach, Caramelized Onions, and Roasted Peppers

August 01, 2013 - "Heat-Busting Beverages"
Summer thirsts need quenching! Stay hydrated with your choice of homemade soda, smoothies, slushies, sparklers, and shrubs. Our latest e-newsletter offers plenty of inspiration to get you started.

Raspberry Lime Rickey Orange Sparklers Pina Colada Slushie
Green Goodness Juice
Blueberry Banana Smoothie Blackberry Shrub

July 18, 2013 - "Grilled Salads"
Plenty of summer and grilling time left! Now that you’ve mastered burgers and steaks, broaden your grilling skills by including salads hot off the grill. We have a few delicious suggestions in our latest e-newsletter.

Recipes from The Gardener & The Grill by Karen Adler & Judith Fertig. Copyright 2011. Published by Running Press Book Publishers, Philadelphia, PA. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
High-Heat Grilled Romaine Salad
Plank-Roasted Pear Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts Grilled Zucchini and Yellow Squash Stacks with Feta and Black Olives

July 04, 2013 - "Summer Salads - Picnic or Patio"
It’s prime time for a picnic! With the abundance of fresh, seasonal vegetables easily at hand, prepare a few delicious summertime salads. Twists on some classics in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Fast, Fresh & Green by Susie Middleton. Copyright 2010. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Green Bean, Snap Pea, and Pesto Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella
New Potato Salad with Fresh Peas, Lime, and Yogurt Colorful Chinese Kick-Slaw