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  1. 11 Valentine's Day stories of food and love


    The first time I laid eyes on the man who would become my fiance, I was frothing milk.

    [MARILENA PERILLI   |   Special to the Times]
  2. 5 ideas for cooking broccoli rabe: soup, pasta, shrimp


    The vegetable that looks like a cartoon fart has captured my heart. • That's right, Mom, I love broccoli. • But my favorite is broccoli rabe, also known as rapini. Aside from the color, it doesn't look much like broccoli; it's actually more closely related to turnips. This green veggie is bold, nutty and …

    Broccoli rabe is also known as rapini.
  3. You Asked For It: recipe for Red Velvet Cake


    Every year my mother-in-law would make the most amazing red cake for my husband's birthday. When she passed away we looked through her recipe book and could not find it. I have yet to find it. I know it had an entire bottle of red food coloring with a cream cheese frosting. Thanks for trying to find this recipe for …

    Red Velvet Cake owes its color to red food coloring and cocoa.
  4. From the editor: Three ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in your kitchen


    Sometimes you don't want to stress over a reservation, or strap on black heels, or get dolled up for a big night out.

  5. Cook Hack: How to make a 'magic shell' topping for ice cream


    Make a "magic shell" topping for ice cream: When we think of Valentine's Day, we think of dessert. But if you don't have the time or energy to whip up a cake, dole out bowls of ice cream and top them with this fun and easy-to-make topping you can prepare days in advance. This recipe is inspired by Smucker's Magic …

  6. Turkey chili is the star on game day


    Everyone has a favorite chili recipe, and this is the time of year to break out yours, invite over some friends and yell at football players on TV. (The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers face off Sunday in Super Bowl 50.)

    Chili doesn’t have to trade flavor for health. A few tricks make Game Day Turkey Chili as tasty as some of its less-healthy counterparts.
  7. Five ways to cook chicken wings — and sauces to dip them in — for the Super Bowl


    You don't need to outsource your chicken wing supply for this year's Super Bowl feast, set for Sunday when the Panthers and the Broncos face off in California. Making them at home is easy. What isn't as easy is choosing how to make them, as there are a handful of cooking methods for turning the poultry into an …

    Luckily for us Floridians, it’s never the wrong season to grill wings.
  8. From the food editor: Quick ideas for your Super Bowl spread


    There are certain national events and holidays we celebrate where food easily upstages what's really going on. Your love of football may be greater than mine, but I think we can all agree that without a mighty spread full of hearty finger foods, Super Bowl Sunday wouldn't be nearly as much fun.

  9. Enjoy these Super Bowl dates


    It's hard for me to believe that this year marks the 50th Super Bowl. And food has become such an essential part of this event, I can't help but wonder what was on the menu back when it all got started.

    These dates draw inspiration from an appetizer that was popular when the Super Bowl got started.
  10. In Our Kitchen: Recipe for Sweet Onion Soup with Caraway and Croutons


    It is soup season.

    I love a ribollita with white beans and a handful of Tuscan kale. Or a comforting lentil and fennel sausage soup. The thought of onion soup usually takes me right to that classic French approach. French onion soup comes with a thick lid of broiled cheese and bread capping a brown, rich soup. …

    This sweet onion soup is lighter than the classic French approach, topped with caraway and croutons rather than a lid of cheese.

New #CookClub recipe: White Chicken Chili

This is a hearty and warming stew for this time of year.