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  1. #CookClub recipe No. 34: Lemon-Yogurt Cupcakes with Blueberry Preserves (w/ video)

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    It's fun to pick on Martha Stewart. The spun sugar concoctions. The multi-step recipes. The endless search for perfection.

    #CookClub recipe No. 34 is Lemon-Yogurt Cupcakes with Blueberry Preserves. This dish would be a lovely offering for a bridal or baby shower, or a potluck dessert for a dinner party. [JANET KEELER   |   TIMES]
  2. Read and Feed: a Keema Beef Curry recipe for 'Family Life'

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    BOOK: Akhil Sharma worked for 13 years on his latest novel, Family Life, and the reason for his extended labors will be obvious to anyone who has experienced an unexpected family tragedy.

    Keema Beef Curry brings together the tastes of America and India, making it the perfect dish to serve when reading Family Life, about a family who moves from India to Queens, N.Y.
  3. You Asked For It: Peach BBQ Sauce

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    I'm looking for a sugar-free BBQ sauce recipe. Thank you.

    Peach BBQ Sauce is sweetened with blackstrap molasses, a by-product of the extraction of table sugar from sugarcane.
  4. Easy Weeknight Meals: Original Columbia '1905' Salad recipe and more

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    Mon | Meatless meal

    Linguine With White Bean Sauce is a fast vegetarian meal for a weeknight. Prepare 8 to 10 ounces of whole wheat linguine according to package instructions. In a large skillet, saute 1 diced onion and red pepper in olive oil. When soft, add 2 cloves minced garlic. Add 1 can …

    The “1905” Salad can serve as a main dish thanks to the meat and cheese.
  5. Spice up chili with real chile peppers, just in time for Super Bowl

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    Chili can be a contentious topic. Not everyone agrees on the essential ingredients, such as whether beans are a must or ground beef is forbidden. Or whether a good chili absolutely needs to be made with real chiles instead of commercial chili powder. The ensuing debate can get heated. • Kind of like sports. …

    Clockwise from bottom left: Ancho, Guajillo, Arbol and Chipotle chiles.
  6. Saffron Rice With Shrimp and Scallops has an antioxidant perk

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    Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world but it has amazing culinary and medical properties. The small crocus plant with purple flowers and three stamens is handpicked throughout the Mediterranean and India. About 150,000 flowers are needed to produce 1 kilogram of dry spice (2.2 pounds).

    Special to the Times The saffron in Saffron Rice With Shrimp and Scallops contains the antioxidant safranal.
  7. Enjoy the big game with Buffalo Chicken and Kale-Stuffed Mushrooms

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    I love mushrooms because they are meaty and satisfying, yet an entire cup has just 15 tiny calories (and 2 grams of protein). Plus, they offer a dose of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.

    The flavors of a Buffalo wing, along with kale, are stuffed into a mushroom cap, then baked.
  8. Sink your teeth into the trends of 2015

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    Food forecasters and culinary prognosticators have spoken.

    Cooking schools have evolved to empower us to cook. Chicago Tribune/TNS
  9. Easy Weeknight Meals: Hot Italian Sausage-Gnocchi Soup recipe and more

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    Mon | Meatless meal

    Make a quick-and-easy Greek Frittata for dinner tonight. Start by sauteing chopped fresh spinach in olive oil in an oven-safe skillet. Add roughly chopped kalamata olives and chopped fresh basil to 8 beaten eggs. (You could also use 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried Greek herbs.) …

  10. In Our Kitchen: Capture the flavor of New Orleans with muffuletta

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    It's true what they say about New Orleans. If a restaurant remains open in the city, it's because it's good. I got away for the weekend with seven girlfriends and an itinerary revolving around where to eat. We were not disappointed.

    Once you’ve assembled all of your ingredients, the muffuletta comes together in a flash.