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#CookClub bonus recipe: Watermelon and Feta Salad with Verjus


  1. Tampa Bay Times food section wins national honors


    Taste, the Tampa Bay Times' food section, won top honors Thursday in the Association of Food Journalists annual competition.

    A photo of kale shot for the Times Taste section, by Patty Yablonski.
  2. Throw a dinner party Jane Austen would appreciate


    It has been almost 200 years since the world lost Jane Austen, but our love affair with the British novelist is more passionate than ever, spawning spinoffs and fan fiction galore. Darcy and Elizabeth are no longer confined to the pages of Pride and Prejudice. In the imaginations of their fans, they do everything …

    Dame Judi Dench stands at the head of the table of a vast feast in Pride and Prejudice.
  3. Signature Dish: Crazy Chocolate Cake With Caramel Icing


    WHO: Brenda Baird, 59, of St. Petersburg, wife and mother of two and former St. Petersburg city clerk. Now that her children are grown, she plans to fulfill her lifelong dream of writing by creating a blog that will feature inspirational articles.

    Brenda Baird and Crazy Chocolate Cake go way back. Her mother learned to bake it in her youth, and she taught a young Brenda how to make it as well.
  4. You Asked For It: Sweet Cream Pancakes


    I would like a recipe for sweet cream pancakes like those served at the Flying J restaurants before they became Denny's.

    Tess Cline, Spring Hill

    Looking for a rich start to your day? Try Sweet Cream Pancakes.
  5. #CookClub bonus recipe: Watermelon and Feta Salad with Verjus


    Susan Pridmore does something interesting with the classic watermelon and feta salad.

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  6. Easy meals ideas: Chipotle Shrimp Taco with Avocado Salsa Verde and more


    Mon | Meatless meal

    Serve Grilled Portobello Burgers With Pickled Red Onion on whole-wheat buns. Garnish with spicy arugula and spread toasted buns with mayo mixed with chopped fresh tarragon. To make the quick pickles, marinate 1 sliced red onion in ½ cup apple cider vinegar, 1 …

  7. Grape and Watermelon Salad both healthy and delicious


    Watermelon is a wonderful addition to a summer menu. You can make a fruit salad with it, chill it and serve it at the beginning or end of a meal.

    Chill out with Grape and Watermelon Salad, which is rich in lycopene.
  8. Corn, zucchini, smoked salmon bring flavor, freshness to omelet


    For the first couple of weeks of corn season, my family is content to eat plain old corn on the cob day after day. And why not? It's perfect as is.

    Open-Faced Corn and Zucchini Omelet With Smoked Salmon and Lemon Cream provides veggies and protein.
  9. Oats boost nutrition, taste of Hearty Blueberry-Banana Muffins


    Ripe, plentiful blueberries are such a highlight of summer that some of us are prone to getting the blueberry blues during the rest of the year.

    You won’t find the usual gobs of white flour, sugar and butter in these Hearty 
Blueberry-Banana Muffins. Oat flour and whole wheat flour are the main flours.
  10. #CookClub recipe No. 24: Herbed Mushroom Spoon Bread (w/ video)


    In Florida, there's still plenty of heat and humidity in the weather report but even so, when September rolls around I want to start experimenting with fall-centric recipes.

    #CookClub recipe #24 is Herbed Mushroom Spoon Bread made with one pound of sliced mushrooms. [JANET KEELER    |   TIMES]