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#CookClub recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Over Rice

This week, we start a new iteration of ‪#‎CookClub‬. Learn more here, and find a new recipe.

  1. #CookClub recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Over Rice

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    Food is all about connection, whether it's making a meal in the family kitchen or bonding with friends over a divine cheese plate. In this new weekly column, I want to connect with you about everything from our nation's changing eating habits to the local foodie scene to what's cooking in my kitchen. Look for cooking …

    Creamy peanut butter works wonders in this recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs Over Rice.
  2. Five cooking ideas for blueberries: soup, oatmeal, sauce, more

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    When it comes to produce, it's always best to lean into what the season is giving you, and right now that means blueberries. The tiny, tart berries are divine in scones and melt perfectly in cupcakes and muffins. They're generally used in sweets, but we found a couple of savory ways to use them in this roundup of …

    Blueberries lend their deep color and natural tartness to this antioxidant-packed smoothie.
  3. Cook hack: How to get parchment sheets that fit your pan

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    How to get parchment sheets to fit your pan: If you're an avid parchment paper user, you're all too familiar with the problem of the paper not being the right fit for the sheet pan. We've got a solution for when the length of the parchment is longer than the pan, resulting in overhang. Most parchment rolls are 15 …

  4. Spring Chicken Miso Soup showcases a fresh bounty

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    I like soup all year round and applaud its various personalities. Thick soups are substantial and warming; brothy soups are restorative and soothing; chilled soups are refreshing and invigorating.

    The vegetables in Spring Chicken Miso Soup shine brightly. Ginger, garlic and mirin bring additional flavor to this bowl of goodness.
  5. You Asked For It: Recipe for Smashed Red Potatoes side dish

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    I'm looking for some new side dish recipes. Thank you.

    Christina Mohr, Holiday

    Skip the fries and baked potatoes and offer dinner guests Smashed Red Potatoes.
  6. Celery root slaw flush with nutrients

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    It wasn't until I lived in France that I fully appreciated how underused celeriac, also called celery root, is here in the United States.

    Celery Root and Chipotle Remoulade Slaw is rich in vitamin K, vitamin C and fiber, thanks to celery root.
  7. Snack on these: Coconut Date Slices

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    In October 2014 I attended the Hemp Conference in Las Vegas with the intent to better understand medical cannabis and find out why brownies were the food of choice by consumers of medical marijuana. I had seen medical cannabis used in Amsterdam, China, Peru and at an Antarctica base, yet marijuana as medicine …

    Enjoy Coconut Date Slices as a snack or dessert.
  8. Here's a healthy update for that '70s spinach salad

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    Remember the warm spinach salad? That hot bacon dressing, crumbles of blue cheese, crunchy nuts and those canned orange slices, all mounded over a bed of slightly wilted spinach?

    Spinach Salad With Roasted Oranges and Shallots makes good use of fresh veggies and fruit, bringing a bounty of flavor and nutrients.
  9. In Our Kitchen: A recipe for exotic yet comforting Oxtail Ragu

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    Where does one buy oxtail in St. Petersburg? The only way I knew to get oxtail was at a fritanga (sort of a Nicaraguan cafeteria-style restaurant) in Miami. Locally, our first thought was Mazzaro's Italian Market, but they directed us to another nearby butcher: Tony's Meat Market on Fourth Street S.

    Making Oxtail Ragu isn’t as quick and effortless as whipping up a bowl of spaghetti, but it isn’t difficult. The biggest challenge may be finding a place to purchase oxtail.
  10. Cook Hack: How to quickly cut and peel an avocado

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    CUTTING UP AVOCADOS: I am very speedy with avocado pitting and peeling, but I've been told the way I do it can be dangerous. I disagree, since I have yet to hurt myself despite being a klutz. Here's how I do it.

    STEVE MADDEN   |   Times