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  1. 25 easy pasta salad ideas fit for parties


    By Janet K. Keeler Times Food and Travel Editor

    Go Greek with the addition of feta cheese and other fresh goodies.
  2. Easy Weeknight Meals: Portuguese Mussels and Shrimp in Chorizo Sauce and more


    Mon | Meatless meal

    Garden-Fresh Ratatouille can be served over penne pasta for a one-dish meal. Saute onions and garlic in olive oil. Add diced eggplant, bell pepper, tomatoes and zucchini. Season with salt and pepper, plus dried Italian seasoning blend (basil, oregano and thyme). Cook for …

    Portuguese Mussels and Shrimp in Chorizo Sauce is a fast meal, and it’s packed with flavor.
  3. Read & Feed: Chocolate muffin discs yummy beyond Paris


    BOOK: After working for nearly 20 years at Chez Panisse, Alice Waters' famed restaurant in Berkeley, Calif., pastry chef David Lebovitz decided to move to Paris and immerse himself in the culture and the cuisine. He found a tiny apartment — so small he had to scrub his pots and pans in the bathtub — …

    For a taste of the City of Light, make Financiers au Chocolate, named after financiers and usually shaped like gold ingots.
  4. You Asked For It: Tomato Sweet Potato Bisque recipe


    I'm looking for a recipe for sweet potato bisque.

    You asked for it: Tomato Sweet Potato Bisque
  5. #CookClub bonus: Portuguese Mussels and Shrimp in Chorizo Sauce


    Bacon? Who needs bacon when you've got chorizo?

Portuguese Mussels and Shrimp in Chorizo Sauce is from the blog of Isabel Laessig of Dunedin. Make it and share photos on Instagram tagged #CookClub.
  6. Move over, french fries, and make way for zucchini fries


    Zucchini are plentiful and affordable this time of year — for gardeners in some parts of the country, a little too plentiful.

    Zucchini can be cut into sticks to deliver that signature crunch and appealing golden hue. Paprika dipping sauce is a nice accompaniment.
  7. Fresh seafood key to Caribbean Shellfish Delight


    June to September is calico scallop season along the west coast of Florida. During our annual trek to Homosassa Springs, concern about Red Tide and oil contamination seemed to outweigh the nutritional benefits of harvesting wild scallops — a real privilege for us on the west coast of Florida.

    Caribbean Shellfish Delight comes together quickly. You can use shrimp or scallops.
  8. A toast to Tuna and White Bean Bruschetta


    Sometimes, the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here's a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to grill some bread.

    Tuna and White Bean Bruschetta takes a half-hour to prepare. Canned salmon can sub in for the tuna.
  9. Put Chicken Paillards With Peach and Arugula Salad on Labor Day menu


    Labor Day, summer's last hurrah, is a feast day. And mostly, we tend to overdo it. Ribs, steaks, burgers and hot dogs? Check, check, check and check.

    Get your fruits and your vegetables with Grilled Chicken Paillards With Peach and Arugula Salad.
  10. In Our Kitchen: Cool off with watermelon granita


    It's sweaty out there, whew. Jeans are getting pushed to the back of the closet. No pants till September. If, like me, you're looking for an excuse to stick your head in the freezer, the answer is granita. Gra-ni-ta! That's the Italian name for this icy dessert, and you can flavor it pretty much any way you like.

    Cool off with Watermelon and Black Pepper Granita, which is infused with liqueur. It can be made several days in advance and stored in the freezer.