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  1. Make room for lamb, different types of pork at the Easter table

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    What says Christmas dinner more than a big hunk of ham on the dinner table, spiraled and glistening with a sweet glaze? And Thanksgiving? Turkey is, of c ourse, the star of the show, but I don't recall a T-Day dinner without ham on the table as well. On Easter Sunday, ham is once again a fixture. • But as the weather softens in the spring and we look to celebrate around the table, some of you might crave something new. You might be feeling, well, antiham. After all, there are other cuts of meat we can serve as the main attraction. And they can be much more affordable while still feeding a crowd. I'm suggesting different types of pork that allow you to get creative along with a lamb shoulder, also so flavorful. • I bet you won't miss the ham! …

    Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder With White Beans and Olive Tapenade is so succulent that the meat falls apart. The most labor intensive part of this dish is the olive tapenade. (The olive pits must be removed.)
  2. The wonders of brown butter: recipes for pork chops, cookies, vinaigrette and more

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    Pumpkin spice, you're dead to me. It's time for a new flavor to rule fall. This season should be all about brown butter — that golden, sultry version of butter that gives food a certain je ne sais quoi.  …

    Looking for a secret weapon to amp up the flavor of your food? Try brown butter. 
Ileana Morales Valentine   |   Special to the Times
  3. For easy holiday entertaining, assemble y our own cheese and charcuterie boards

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    Picturing the oncoming whirlwind of food that is the next couple of weeks, I closed my eyes and wondered what Ina Garten, the queen of easy, breezy entertaining, would do. She would probably work on her cheese and charcuterie game.  …

    You needn’t be fancy when it comes to your cheese and charcuterie display. For simplicity, consider placing the goodies on a piece of paper and labeling them.
  4. How to make hummus at home: Recipes for classic, beet and edamame flavors

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    My first memories of hummus are firmly tied to my college years in an incredibly vegetarian-friendly town where I enjoyed many a hummus wrap. It was a great alternative s ource of protein for this one-time vegan. …

    Beautiful Smoky Beet Hummus has an earthy sweet flavor.
  5. Which apple should you use when baking? It depends on the recipe

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    Pink Lady. McIntosh. Sweetango. Ambrosia. Honeycrisp. …

    Among the ingredients in Apple Cheddar Galette are honey, cinnamon and a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg.
  6. How to pack snacks and map out food stops for summer trips

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    I was in the middle seat, which is not where anyone wants to be on a packed plane. Especially on a flight from California to Florida. …

  7. Make-ahead Easter brunch of creme brulee casserole, sliders, quiche

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    Brunch is my favorite meal these days, and I know I'm not alone. …

    Deviled eggs have made a comeback, and I’m excited whenever I see them on a brunch menu. You can serve them at home, too, and top them with just about anything you can come up with.
  8. Versatile cruciferous cauliflower trending, popular in restaurants

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    The family of cruciferous vegetables seems to be taking turns with its members, thrusting one or two into the spotlight at a time for its 15 minutes of fame. We've had Brussels sprouts every which way and kale found its way onto all our plates. • Now, cauliflower takes the stage. • Yes, I'm talking about the paler, less popular — though that's less true lately — cousin of broccoli. The variety most commonly found is a creamy white color, but more and more you'll find it in shades of purple, orange and bright green. Romanesco, a hybrid of broccoli and cauliflower, is especially striking with its fractal-like clusters and lime green color.  …

    For Roasted Cauliflower With Brown Butter Bread Crumbs and Pecans, the roasting coaxes out the nuttiness of the vegetable. For variations, different herbs and spices can be used to refine the flavor to your taste.
  9. Start soaking chickpeas: Garbanzos aren't just for hummus anymore

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    Not everyone flips out over black beans. Pinto beans don't typically ignite passions. Lima beans don't get much love. But chickpeas are a different story.  …

    Get ready to eat these Crispy Chickpeas like popcorn. In minutes, chickpeas turn golden brown and crisp. Season them however you like and serve immediately.
  10. Dad and daughter cook up scientific delights in kitchen lab

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    TAMPA Reagan calls dibs on adding the sugar. Barely taller than the blender resting on the counter, she carefully p ours a tablespoon of the white granules in with the raspberries and calcium lactate. …

    Cooking might not be a family affair at the Finch house but eating is. Mom Susan and brother Alex stop by to see — and taste — what Reagan and her dad, Steven, are preparing.