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Winter Minestrone & Garlic Bruschetta

  This incredibly hearty winter soup falls somewhere between a soup and a stew.The texture and flavor are amazing—it’s filled with chunky vegetables, pasta,beans, and spinach. Pesto and Parmesan swirled in at the end make it even better. I serve it in big shallow bowls with garlic bruschetta on top. Print Winter Minestrone & Garlic [...]

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Beet Apple and Potato Soup

Homemade Food Gifts for the Holidays

  We’ve all received the traditional holiday food gifts in a jar at some point, right? Don’t get me wrong – there is nothing wrong with a good brownie mix for the holidays. But if you’re looking for some fresh ideas for gifting with food, I found a few great options to try this year. [...]

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Sugar Snap Peas with Lobster

  Here is a different approach to a composed salad. This one has no leafy greens, and it swims in a bowl of sweet pea sauce. As soon as sugar snaps arrive in the Greenmarket, we start buying them by the bushel. We use lobster with coconut milk in this snap pea puree, along with [...]

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Turkey, Kale and Brown Rice Soup

  From Giada: I live on this hearty delicious soup in winter! I start making it right after Thanksgiving using leftover turkey. I absolutely love it; it just makes me happy and is one of those dishes I crave when it is cool outside. Also, it’s really pretty, which soups aren’t always. Print Turkey, Kale [...]

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Lidia Matticchio Bastianich’s Tomato and Clam Soup

  This dish has all the flavors of red clam sauce, and all the comforts of a tomato soup. For those days when you want to stay away from pasta and clam sauce, or don’t feel like a creamy clam chowder, this is a delicious alternative. Serve it hot, or at room temperature in the [...]

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So You’re Looking for Delicious Squash Recipes?

  I love fall. It’s finally cool enough to feel ok about turning on the stove at home. You can haul out the slow cooker again and make some hearty stews and roasts. And root vegetables are so delicious and nutricious. Right up there with the fall food is the squash, but other than cut [...]

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Pea, Pesto, and Arugula Soup

  This is quite a useful thing to have in the back of your head if people happen to show up uninvited, although I only ever seem to have eggs in the house when that happens to me, and I have to pretend that, yes, I really did mean to make a frittata for dinner. [...]

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Ontario Harvest Kale and Potato Soup

  I’ve had the opportunity to cook a few of the recipes from the long-awaited, Toronto Star Cookbook by Jennifer Bain and each recipe I’ve created tastes delicious! With over 150 recipes celebrating the province’s chefs, restaurants, home cooks, farmers, food store owners; this is one cookbook that you’ll be cooking with for years to [...]

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7 Slow Cooker Recipes

This winter has really dragged on and though I keep hoping for spring there’s just more cold and more snow. One of the things that keeps me going are those cozy comfort foods, warm and delicious, perfect for this weather. An easy way to make them is using a crock pot or slow cooker. Have [...]

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Supergrains Challenge: Day 9 – Barley

  We’re experimenting from Chrissy Freer’s new book Supergrains: Cook Your Way to Great Health here on Crave. With the help of some Random House employees and some amazing bloggers, we share with you the: Ten Days, Ten Grains Challenge. For 10 days, we’ll feature our experiences using the ten grains from Chrissy Freer’s book! [...]

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