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Hot and Sour Soup
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March 24, 2016 - "A Special Springtime Dinner Menu"

Ready for spring??? We are! We’re thinking ahead to some special occasions where a spring-themed dinner is called for. We share our menu and recipes in our latest newsletter.
Smoked Ham with a Cherry-Dijon Glaze Three Cheese Potato Gratin Truffled Peas and Pancetta
Baby Carrots with an Orange-Thyme Glaze A Lovely Lemon Mousse Sparkling Spring Punch
Baby Carrots
with an Orange-Thyme Glaze
A Lovely Lemon Mousse Sparkling Spring Punch
March 10, 2016 - "Mastering Muffin Making"

Would 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 18, 2016 - "Viva Brazil! Exploring the Cuisine"

Ready for the summer games in Rio? We’re exploring the cuisine of Brazil in our latest newsletter. Enjoy learning about something new and delicious. Three easy recipes to try in our latest newsletter!
Feijoada with Braised Greens Salada de Batatas Brigadeiro
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 21, 2016 - "Time for a Chili Cook-off!"

Chilly days = chili season! Warm up your day with a bowl of homemade chili. We have three very different, very delicious versions in our latest newsletter.
White Chicken Chili Almost Texas-style Chili Spicy Three Bean Vegetarian Chili
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 17, 2015 - "Nine Appetizers - Holiday Style!

We’re making small bites for sharing this season – three different cocktail meatballs, three crostini, and three party puffs. What a spread! Get the recipes and many party tips in our latest newsletter.
Cranberry-Pistachio Granola Spicy Mocha Nuts Kalamata Olive Tapenade
Cranberry-Pistachio Granola Cranberry-Pistachio Granola Cranberry-Pistachio Granola
Cranberry-Pistachio Granola Cranberry-Pistachio Granola Cranberry-Pistachio Granola
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 19, 2015 - "For the Holiday Cookie Plate!"

Everyone’s favorite – rolled sugar cookies decorated to delight! We reveal the secrets that go into making charming cut-out cookies with all the tips and techniques needed for creating eye-catching results.
Peppermint Candy Canes Chocolate Snowflakes Almond-Orange Trees
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 22, 2015 - "How to Cook: Roasting and Braising"

It’s back to basics, cooking basics! We have the how-to for roasting and braising foods and creating delicious flavors that everyone will love. Plus, several recipes to practice on in our latest newsletter.
Standing Rib Roast Autumn Roasted Chicken Classic Sunday Pot Roast
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 24, 2015 - "Fast Weeknight Suppers – One-Pan Cooking"

The humble sheet pan just became your secret weapon for getting a delicious, healthy supper on the table in under an hour! The how-to and recipes in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Sheet Pan Suppers by by Molly Gilbert. Copyright 2014. Published by Workman Publishing Company, Inc., New York, NY. All rights reserved.
Roasted Sausage & Red Grapes with Polenta & Gorgonzola Pork Tenderloin with Squash, Apples & Onion Chicken Parmesan
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 20, 2015 - "Summer Fruit - 3 More Delicious Ways to Enjoy!"

Blueberries, peaches and plums – some of the best, late summer fruits! We’re enjoying them in a crunchy crisp, a delectable cobbler, and a custardy clafoutis in our latest newsletter.
Blue Ribbon Blueberry Crisp Perfect Peach Cobbler Plum Clafoutis
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 23, 2015 - "Zoodles and Other Spiralized Innovations!"

Spiralizing foods has become the latest kitchen trend, and with good reason! It’s an easy way to love vegetables! We get you started with the technique and three delicious recipes in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Inspiralized, Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals by Ali Maffucci. Copyright 2015. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, New York, NY. All rights reserved.
Italian Zucchini Pasta Salad Lemon Garlic Broccoli with Bacon Thai Drunken Zucchini Noodles with Pork
July 9, 2015 - "Grilled 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 18, 2015 - "Grilling Steaks - Bistro Style!"

Grill a better steak and create delicious pairings. You’ll find three winning recipes in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from BBQ Bistro, Simple, Sophisticated French Recipes for Your Grill by Karen Adler & Judith Fertig. Copyright 2015. Published by Running Press, Philadelphia, PA. All rights reserved.
Grilled Potato Salad with Bacon Creole, Coffee-Rubbed Filet Mignon with Béarnaise Sauce Bistro Steak and Frites with Shallot Butter
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 21, 2015 - "Smokin' Good Barbecue"

The secret ingredient to great barbecue? The infusion of smoky flavors and solid sauces to accompany your favorite foods. Plenty of smoky inspiration in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Smoke & Spice by Cheryl and Bill Jamison. Copyright 2014. Published by Harvard Common Press, Boston, MA. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Humdinger Hamburgers Vidalias ‘n’ Georgia BBQ Sauce Smoked Spud Skins
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 23, 2015 - "Fresh and Fast Spring Seafood Dinners"

Looking for healthy and quick-to-make dinners? We have three seafood-based dinner menus that are just that! All in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Eating in Color by Frances Largeman-Roth. Copyright 2014. Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, NY. All rights reserved.
Gingered Salmon over Black Rice with Bok Choy Grilled Shrimp Tacos Scallops with Bacon over Linguini and Arugula
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 19, 2015 - "A Fabulous, Make-Ahead Spring Dinner"

Spring is such a sweet relief to winter! It’s time to mark the season and celebrate with a special dinner worthy of family and friends. We’re focused on dinner success, by making much of it ahead of time. Check out the menu and make-ahead schedule in our latest newsletter.

Recipes (Salad, Biscuits, Zabaglione) from Make It Ahead by Ina Garten. Copyright ©2014 by Ina Garten. Photographs by Quentin Bacon. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Reprinted with permission.
Prime Rib Roast Spring Thyme Potatoes Asparagus with Lemon-Pistachio Gremolata
French Green Bean Salad with Goat Cheese Salt & Pepper Biscuits Make-Ahead Zabaglione with Amaretti
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 19, 2015 - "Cooking Great Korean Flavors at Home"

We’re taking a culinary adventure to Korea! One of many Asian cuisines, you’ll love the recipes in our latest newsletter for barbecued ribs, noodle bowl, and sautéed veggies – all Korean style!

Recipes from Quick & Easy Korean Cooking Reprinted with permission from by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee. Copyright 2009. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. All rights reserved.
Galbi (Barbecued Beef Ribs) Yachae Gooksu (Vegetable Mixed Noodles) Gaji Namool (Sautéed Eggplant)
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 22, 2015 - " Pressing Perfect Panini"

An easy supper or game day food, panini are the answer! We’re expanding the possibilities of what a good panino can be in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from The Ultimate Panini Press Cookbook by Kathy Strahs. Copyright 2013. Published by Harvard Common Press, Boston, MA. All rights reserved.
Smoked Turkey Croque Monsieur Panini Chicken Bacon Melt Panini Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Panini
January 8, 2015 - " Healthy (& 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 18, 2014 - " Easy & Elegant Appetizers"

Tis the season for a little food, fun, and frivolity! Fuel your get-togethers with delicious food whether you’re hosting, or bringing a dish. Six appetizers are ready for you in our latest newsletter.
Cranberry-Pistachio Cheese Ball Artichoke-Spinach Phyllo Cups Cucumber Crostini with Whipped Feta
Mini Sausage-Stuffed Potatoes Holiday Thyme Peas Crostini Broccoli Trees
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 20, 2014 - " Festive Holiday Cookie Bars"

It’s cookie time! Actually, it’s always cookie time… but baking holiday cookies is a special time. They’re the perfect opportunity for a little kitchen creativity, baking together, and for sharing time and fun with others. We have three quick-to-make cookie bar recipes that feature delicious holiday flavors.
Cranberry Glitz Bars Peppermint Nanaimo Bars Apricot-Pistachio Bites
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 23, 2014 - " Making Easy, No-Knead, Artisan Breads"

Rediscover easy, no-knead bread-making. Warning: you’ll never be content with store-bought bread again. Bread 101 basics and some delicious variations in our latest newsletter

Reprinted with permission from Josey Bread Baker by Josey Baker. Copyright 2014. Published by Chronicle Books, LLC, San Francisco, CA.
Your First Loaf of Bread
Olive Bread
Sesame Bread
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
September 11, 2014 - " New Sauces That Make the Supper"
Transform “blah” to “wow” by adding delicious sauces to the supper plate. Vegetables have never tasted so good! Learn how in our latest newsletter. Plus, 10 tips for surviving weeknight cooking! All in our latest newsletter.

Reprinted with permission from Modern Sauces by Martha Holmberg. Copyright 2012. Published by Chronicle Books, LLC, San Francisco, CA.
Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Walnuts and Apple Cider-Chile Butter Sauce
Roasted Cauliflower with Sauce Vierge
Grilled Eggplant Antipasto with Creamy Walnut Sauce, Tomato, and Feta
August 21, 2014 - "Tangy Relishes – Fresh from the Garden"
Zucchini, corn, peppers, onions – they’re all busting out of our gardens and into our kitchens. We’ve turned a few of these favorites into tangy relishes that complement all kinds of dishes. Find out how in our latest newsletter.

Recipes (Confetti & Pepper) reprinted with permission from Saving the Season by Kevin West. Copyright 2013. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, NY.
Fresh Red Raspberry Crostata Summer Peach-Almond Galettes
Best Blueberry Hand Pies
August 7, 2014 - "Sweet Endings - Crostatas, Galettes, and Hand Pies"
Rustic fruit pies are the perfect sweet ending to casual summer meals. We’re baking a raspberry crostata, summer peach-almond galettes, and incredibly cute blueberry hand pies in our latest newsletter.
Fresh Red Raspberry Crostata Summer Peach-Almond Galettes
Best Blueberry Hand Pies
July 24, 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 26, 2014 - "Garden & Grains - Summer’s Best Salads"
Summer brings the best produce to our kitchens! Some days it’s a challenge to make good use of all that is in our gardens or finds from the market! We have three garden & grain salads in our latest newsletter that will have you enjoying “fresh” at its best!

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

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 22, 2014 - "Kick Those Burgers Up a Notch!"
“Mastering burgers on the grill is a worthwhile, budget-minded endeavor. In our latest newsletter, we've uncovered a whole new world of burgers featuring great flavor and endless variety that leaves us anything but deprived.

Reprinted with permission from Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries & Shakes. Copyright © 2009 by Bobby Flay with Stephanie Banyas & Sally Jackson. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, LLC.

Garlic Butter Burgers Argentinean Burgers
Santa Fe Burgers

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 24, 2014 - "Vinaigrettes 101 and Other Dressings"
Add zing to bring out the best in spring greens and summer vegetables. Learn the basics of making your own vinaigrettes and dressings in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Vinaigrettes and Other Dressings by Michele Anna Jordan. Copyright 2013. Published by Harvard Common Press, Boston, MA. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

White Wine Vinaigrette Ginger-Mustard Dressing
Little Ranch Dressing

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 27, 2014 - "Enjoying Croissants!"
Put plain old bread slices aside for a while and explore the delights of croissants. We show you how to enjoy them in 14 creative ways, and even how to make your own in our latest newsletter.

Inspired by Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child and Simone Beck, and Fine Cooking Issue 97 by Jeffrey Hamelman.

Butter Croissants Ham & Cheese Horns
Pain au Chocolat

March 06, 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
Naan

February 20, 2014 - "Pierogis and other Polish Favorites"
We’re exploring a few universal favorites found in Polish cuisine. You’ll find a how-to on pierogis, a delicious pork roast, and some unusual cabbage rolls in our latest newsletter.

Reprinted with permission from From a Polish Country House Kitchen by Anne Applebaum & Danielle Crittenden. Copyright 2012. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA..

Pierogis with Potato, Cheese, Bacon, and Peas Filling Roast Pork Tenderloin with Orange and Rosemary
Cabbage Rolls with Wild Mushroom Stuffing in Tomato Broth

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 23, 2014 - "Enjoying Gluten-Free Cuisine"
Curious about gluten-free eating and cooking? You’ll find information and recipes for gluten-free cuisine in our latest newsletter.

Excerpted from GLUTEN-FREE GIRL EVERY DAY © 2013 by Shauna Ahern. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Lemon Ricotta Pancakese Grilled Pizza
Pear Walnut Crumble

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 19, 2013 - "Entertaining with Ease"
‘Tis the season for great get-togethers fueled by fabulous food. We have several ideas for making and sharing some tasty appetizers and the generosity of the season with others in our latest newsletter.

Reprinted with permission from Seriously Simple Parties by Diane Rossen Worthington. Copyright 2011. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA.

Candied Cranberries with Brie Roasted Squash Skewers with Herbed Aioli
Warm Sweet & Spicy Mixed Nuts
Smoked Salmon with Crispy Shallots & Dilled Cream Herbed Garlic Cheese Bread Peppermint Mocha Cordials

December 05, 2013 - "Gifts from your Kitchen"
Share some kitchen creativity with your friends and neighbors this holiday season. In our latest e-newsletter, we get you started with some inspirational ideas that are easy to make, and a delight to receive.

Reprinted with permission fromGifts from the Kitchen by Annie Rigg. Copyright 2011. Published by Kyle Books, Lanham, MD..

Nut Brittle Christmas Stollen
Cheese Sables

November 21, 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 24, 2013 - "Soups - Seasonal and Savory"
Homemade soup, hearty and healthy, is on the menu today! Using seasonal vegetables, we’re simmering some novel and classic soups in our latest newsletter – you’ll love them all!

Recipe from Flour, Too by Joanne Chang. Copyright 2013. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA.

Sweet Potato with Thai Curry and Coconut Soup Classic Split Green Pea Soup Eggplant Parmesan Soup

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 26, 2013 - "Fast, Flavorful Weeknight Meals"
What’s for supper? We have three great answers to this daily dilemma and a dozen weeknight cooking strategies in our latest newsletter.

Recipe from One Pan, Two Plates by Carla Snyder. Copyright 2013. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. All rights reserved.

Linguine with Chicken, Spinach, and Feta Cheese Spicy Orange Beef Stir-Fry Thyme-Dusted Pork Medallions

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

June 20, 2013 - "Homemade Ice Cream"
Nothing tastes better, or says “summer” like homemade ice cream. Five ingredients form the base, then it’s all about the mix-ins! You’re already an expert taster, now become an expert maker!

Recipes from Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream by Molly Moon Neitzel and Christina Spittler. Copyright 2012. Published by Sasquatch Books, Seattle, WA. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Scout Mint Ice Cream
Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream Cappuccino Ice Cream

June 6, 2013 - "Berry, Berry Wonderful"
Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries – some of summer’s earlier fruits. We take this colorful palette to the kitchen for some luscious desserts in our latest e-newsletter.

Recipes (Shortcakes and Pudding) from Home Made Summer by Yvette van Boven. Copyright 2013. Published by Abrams Books, a division of Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, NY. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Strawberry Shortcake
Summer Pudding Berry Trifle

May 16, 2013 - "How to Grill the Perfect Steak"
Light up the grill and master the perfect steak. Key grilling tips in our latest newsletter.

Recipe adapted from Ribs, Chops, Steaks & Wings by Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe. Copyright 2009. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
King of Steaks: The Porterhouse with a Homemade Steak Sauce
New York Steak au Poivre with Shallot-Cognac Sauce Chili-Rubbed Rib-Eye Steaks with Cilantro Butter

May 2, 2013 - "Simple-to-Make Mexican Meals"
Mix it up with a Mexican-inspired menu! We have three easy, everyday special Mexican dishes that everyone will enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking by Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee. Copyright 2011. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Steak Fajitas Baja-Style Fish Tacos Chicken Enchiladas with Green Chile Sauce

April 19, 2013 - "Crepes – Sweet & Savory"
Back in vogue, crêpes hold amazing versatility – they can be the entrée or dessert. Super easy to make, crêpes may be eaten fresh, or stored for future filling. Our latest e-newsletter describes it all!

Recipe adapted from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. Copyright 2010. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Butter and Rum Crêpes Crêpes St. Jacques Gâteau de Crêpes

April 4, 2013 - "Everyday Pasta Perfection!"
Rigatoni, orecchiette, and bucatini star in three fabulous pasta dishes. Learn how to cook your pasta better, and to enjoy it more in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten. Copyright 2012. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, and imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, New York, NY. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Rigatoni Woodsman Style Orecchiette with Artichokes and Bacon Bucatini with Pancetta, Tomato, and Onion

March 21, 2013 - "A Special Spring Dinner Menu"
Welcome spring! We made it through another winter! Time to celebrate with others the many special occasions on the spring horizon. We have a special “Foolproof” menu for you in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten. Copyright 2012. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, and imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, New York, NY. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise Green Beans Gremolata Carrot Cake with Ginger Mascarpone Frosting

March 7, 2013 - "Chicken Goes Global!"
Chicken graciously accepts a variety of flavors and accompaniments with seemingly endless possibilities. Find three NEW ways to prepare chicken in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Poulet by Cree LeFavour. Copyright 2011. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
One-Pot Coconut Chicken over Jasmine Rice Chicken-Vegetable Kadhi with Chickpea Cakes and Yogurt-Mint Sauce MChicken-Cashew Curry over Basmati Rice with Mustard Carrot Ribbons

February 21, 2013 - "Asian Appetizers"
Do you love pot stickers like we do? They’re easier than you think to recreate at home. We demonstrate just how to make these fresh Asian dumplings in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Asian Dumplings by Andrea Nguyen. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Crown Publishing, New York, NY. Copyright 2009. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Pork and Napa Cabbage Water Dumplings Steamed Vegetable Dumplings  Meat and Chinese Chive Pot Stickers

February 07, 2013 - "Sweet Treats for My Valentine"
Sweet endings are on the table, and just in time for Valentine’s Day celebrations! We’re serving up perfect little indulgences, (a Dark, Choolate Mousse, Crème Caramel, and Salted Dulce de Leche Cupcakes) in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Sugarbaby by Gesine Bullock-Prado. Published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, an imprint of ABRAMS, New York, NY. Copyright 2011. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Dark Chocolate Mousse Creme Caramel Salted Dulce de Leche Cupcakes width=

January 24, 2013 - "Better Eating with Bean Cuisine"
Jack, (as in “The Beanstalk”), had it right! Beans are the magic to health and greater wealth. We apply bean magic to three winter soups in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Bean by Bean, a Cookbook by Crescent Dragonwagon. Published by Workman Publishing, New York, NY. Copyright 2011. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Elsie's Black Bean Soup Pasta e Fagoli Sahadi’s Lebanese Lentil Soup with Spinach

January 10, 2013 - "Healthy in a Hurry"
Make healthy eating the easy choice! Equip yourself with some great, healthier meal ideas – we get you started in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Healthy in a Hurry by Karen Ansel & Charity Ferreira. Published by Weldon Owen Publishing, San Francisco, CA. Copyright 2012. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Egg Sandwiches with Wilted Spinach Butternut Squash & Apple Soup with Pumpkin Seeds Seared Scallops with Oranges

December 13, 2012 - "Entertaining with Small Bites"
‘Tis the season for great get-togethers fueled by fabulous food. We have several ideas for making and sharing small bites and the generosity of the season with others in our latest newsletter..

Recipes from Wine Bites by Barbara Scott-Goodman. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. Copyright 2011. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Caramelized Onion & Cheese Squares Manchego Quesadillas with Roasted Red Peppers and Onions Herbed White Bean Spread
Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Garlic Palmiers Pesto Palmiers Almond-Cinnamon Palmiers

November 29, 2012 - "Giving Gifts from your Kitchen"
Sugarplums, brittle, truffles, handcrafted crackers – make and give these treats to others. We show you how including handcrafting packaging ideas in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Gourmet Gifts by Dinah Corley. Published by Harvard Common Press, Boston, MA. Copyright 2011. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Glace Cherry Holiday Slices Basic Gingerbread Finnish Almond Logs

November 15, 2012 - "Cookies for the Season"
It’s cookie time! Actually, it’s always cookie time…, but baking holiday cookies is special time. They’re the perfect opportunity for a little kitchen creativity and for sharing with others.

Recipes from Very Merry Cookie Party by Barbara Grunes & Virginia Van Vynckt. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. Copyright 2010. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Glace Cherry Holiday Slices Basic Gingerbread Finnish Almond Logs

November 1, 2012 - "Talking Turkey"
Tackle Thanksgiving dinner one bite at a time! We’re talking turkey and our favorite tips for the season in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Seriously Simple Holidays by Diane Rossen Worthington. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. Copyright 2007. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Roast Turkey with Maple Balsamic Butter Rub Sausage, Dried Fruit, and Nut Stuffing Green Beans with Caramelized Red Onion and Mushroom Topping

October 18, 2012 - "Season with Salt"
Salt is salt, right? Yes and no. Artisan salt-making from around the globe has exploded onto the culinary scene changing how we think and use salt. The results are a whole new level of delicious! Read more in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Salted by Mark Bitterman. Published by Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA. Copyright 2010. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Baking Powder Biscuits Soft Pretzels with Hickory Smoked Salt Fleur de Sel and Smoked Salt Caramels

October 4, 2012 - "Real Biscuit"
Biscuits, flaky and fresh from the oven, are a great accompaniment to a bowl of soup or any autumn meal. They’re quick and easy to bake, and oh, soooo delicious! We show you how in our latest newsletter.

Recipesfrom Southern Biscuits by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart. Published by Gibbs Smith, Layton, UT. Copyright 2011. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Baking Powder Biscuits Pumpkin Biscuits Pimento Cheese Biscuits

September 20, 2012 - "Braising & Roasting = More Flavor"
Fork tender meats, succulent vegetables, and how to perfectly roast a chicken. Achieve these results with braising and roasting techniques. We show you how in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Ruhlman’s Twenty, The Ideas and Techniques That Will Make You a Better Cook by Michael Ruhlman. Published Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. Copyright 2011. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs Roasted Cauliflower with Brown Butter Perfect Roasted Chicken

September 6, 2012 - "A is for Apple - Sweet & Savory Pies"
The season’s harvest inspires the pie baker in all of us, and a homemade pie is ALWAYS better than a purchased pie or a pre-fabbed pie crust. We guide you to some of the best flavors of the season in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from The Apple Lover’s Cookbook by Amy Traverso. Published W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, NY. Copyright 2011. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Blue Ribbon Deep Dish Apple Pie Pork and Apple Pie with Cheddar-Sage Crust Free-form APple-Pear-Cranberry Tart

August 23, 2012 - "Put Your Pesto On!"
Classic pesto is rediscovered along with three fabulous variations! You’ll find them all in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Pestos, Tapenades & Spreads by Stacey Printz. Published Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. Copyright 2009. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Pistachio-Herb Pesto Thai Pesto Cilantro Pesto

August 8, 2012 - "Stuff It!"
It’s fresh produce season – so much to experience, so little time! You’ll love our ideas for stuffing summer vegetables in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Power Foods from the Editors of Whole Living Magazine. Published Clarkson Potter/Publishers, New York, NY. Copyright 2010. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Stuffed Poblanos in Chipotle Sauce
Baked Plum Tomatoes with Herbed Rice Stuffing Stuffed Swiss Chard Rolls

July 26, 2012 - "Sweet Summer Fruits"
Peachy keen -- fresh summer fruit in freshly-baked crisps, homemade peach ice cream, and fruit leather – all in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Peaches and Other Juicy Fruits by Olwen Woodier. Published by Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA. Copyright 2004. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Homemade Peach Ice Cream
Seasonal Crisp with Mixed Stone Fruits Fruit Leather

July 12, 2012 - "Summer Salsa-bilities"
Zesty and bold, fresh summer salsas are loaded with healthy ingredients that make your mouth sing and your taste buds dance! They’re begging to be made now!

Recipes from Skinny Dips by Diane Morgan. Published Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. Copyright 2010. Reprinted with permission of the publisher
All rights reserved.
Pineapple, Red Pepper, and Jalapeño Salsa Fiery Black Bean, Roasted Corn, and Jicama Salsa Salsa Italiana - Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Garlic, and Basil

June 21, 2012 - "Stay Hydrated & Healthy"
Stay hydrated and healthy this summer with homemade soda and juices that renew and refresh! We get you started in our latest newsletter!

Recipes from Homemade Soda, 200 Recipes for Making and Using by Andrew Schloss. Copyright 2011. Published Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

Sparkling Watermelon Soda Cantaloupe Clementine Soda Strawberry Cream Soda

June 7, 2012 - "Fire Up the Grill and Grill Anything"
Fresh bread straight from the grill? Delicious vegetables? Caramelized fruit with beautiful grill marks? Yep! It’s all in our latest newsletter.

Recipes from Fire It Up, More than 400 Recipes for Grilling Everything by Andrew Schloss and David Joachim. Published by Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA. Reprinted with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.

Carrot Salad with Cumin Coleslaw Cucumber Salad
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