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#CookClub bonus recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad with Tahini

One-inch cubes of butternut squash are tossed in crushed garlic, allspice, olive oil, salt and pepper before being layered on a baking sheet and roasted in this recipe.

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    While home cooks and food bloggers across the nation were making pie on Pi Day, March 14, I was baking madeleines. Classic French Madeleines to be precise.

    Classic French Madeleines are simple to make if you have the molds that make the shell-shaped cookies.
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    For good and bad, it was the single sage leaf in a zipped plastic bag that caught my attention.

    After unpacking the ingredients from her Blue Apron box, Times food editor Michelle Stark is ready to whip up dinner.
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    Mon | Meatless meal

    With Easter brunches on the horizon — it's April 5 this year — Spinach and Artichoke Quiche (recipe below) is a good recipe to perfect. You could make a crust from scratch, but a frozen version will give you a head start.

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  4. Cook hack: Peel garlic cloves using a jar


    Peeling garlic: As much as I love eating garlic, that's how much I hate peeling the cloves. It takes forever, gets under your fingernails and leaves the tips of your fingers smelling like garlic for days. So I'm always looking for easier ways to do it. This method may be the best yet. All you need is a glass jar …

  5. You Asked For It: Recipes for strawberry muffins and strawberry butter


    I'd really like recipes for strawberry muffins and strawberry butter. Thank you.

    Kari Jensen, Riverview

    ’Tis the season for Florida Strawberry Muffins and Whipped Strawberry Butter.
  6. Mushrooms: Great as a meal or medicine


    Medicinal mushrooms have been part of traditional medicine for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians associated mushrooms with immortality, and it was a food for kings and queens. The Chinese have promoted mushrooms for longevity and health since early research showed anticancer properties in a wild mushroom found …

    Special to the Times For centuries, mushrooms have been used as medicine, but they can really taste good, too.
  7. Curried Roasted Cabbage: no sulfuric smell but plenty of vitamins


    My grandmother, who lived to be 92, always said the key to her good health was that whenever possible, she ate cabbage.

    Curried Roasted Cabbage, which incorporates currants and apples, has sweetness, spice and other flavors that are nice.
  8. 5 cooking ideas for goat cheese: Salad, crostini, pasta


    It's a well-known and oft-joked-about fact among my friends, family and even people who barely know me that I would do anything for cheese. It's my desert island food, the thing I crave constantly. Sometimes, at the end of the day, I think, "Did I have any cheese today?" And if I haven't, well, out comes the …

    Use goat cheese on a spinach salad with berries. The goat cheese acts as a creamy binder along with the dressing; it’s luscious and rich without being as fatty as other cheeses.
  9. #CookClub bonus recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad with Tahini


    It's convenient that grocery stores are selling butternut squash already peeled and cubed. However, resist reaching for the easy way out for Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad with Tahini because it's likely the cubes will be too small.

    #CookClub bonus for is Roasted Butternut Squash and Chickpea Salad with Tahini. This salad, adapted from, can be served at room temperature.
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    The dream dinner after a long, cold day of cubicles and commutes is something warm, simple and fast. A dish that's easy to cook and to clean up, and scrumptious enough to satisfy your soul.

    Roasted Salmon and Asparagus looks as good as it tastes.