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New #CookClub recipe: Ham, Cheddar and Apple Quesadilla

The recipe bears little resemblance to a quesadilla in the traditional sense, but the tortilla puts a new spin on these sandwich ingredients.

  1. Hot off the grill: shishito peppers and red onions

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    Much as I love my grill for the low-and-slow magic it works with a monster hunk of pork butt or a thick and beefy steak, I find it often shines brightest on more tender fare, such as peppers, corn and mushrooms.

    Grilled Red Onions and Shishito Peppers With Peanut Sauce is a simple and fast dish that plays up the smoke and char.
  2. Five ideas for corn: chowder, fritters, pudding

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    Summer is almost here in Tampa Bay, and with that, a lot of unpleasant things: sticky-sweaty clothing, afternoon storms, bug bites galore. But it also means a bounty of summer produce, including bright, sweet, fresh summer corn. The traditionally salted and buttered cobs are used in everything from salad to ice …

    Cutting kernels of corn from an ear, slicing down, is an easy task, quickly done.
  3. Cook Hack: How to check and recalibrate meat thermometers

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    How to check and recalibrate meat thermometers

  4. In Our Kitchen: Recipe for Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp with Cardamom and Nutmeg

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    A fruit crisp, in this case a rhubarb and strawberry crisp, is my kind of dessert. Crisps, crumbles, cobblers, buckles, bettys — I'll take them all, with their buttery clusters of oats or dough against fruit that has been roasted until softened and concentrated into the best version of itself.

    Celebrate rhubarb season, which lasts through June, with Rhubarb Strawberry Crisp With Cardamom and Nutmeg.
  5. From the editor: How to fix a crispy chicken craving

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    Satisfy your crispy chicken craving

    Put a new spin on sandwich ingredients with Ham, Cheddar and Apple Quesadillas.
  6. Beat the heat with homemade desserts: granita, ice cream, more

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    As temperatures ramp up in the Tampa Bay area, you need an indoor activity to throw into the mix this Memorial Day weekend. Something cool, refreshing, rewarding. How about making homemade frozen treats? As an activity, it's satisfying for kids and adults. And the results — bright popsicles, slushy granita, ice …

    From left are Blondie Sandwiches With Chunky Cherry Ice Cream, Plum Ginger Granita and No-Churn Peach Ice Cream.
  7. #CookClub recipe: Ham, Cheddar and Apple Quesadillas

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    I came up with this recipe for ham quesadillas out of desperation when its ingredients were about the only things I had in my fridge for dinner. It bears little resemblance to a quesadilla in the traditional sense, but the tortilla puts a new spin on these sandwich ingredients.

      MONICA HERNDON | Times.
  8. Enjoy the health benefits of avocado in a streusel muffin treat

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    For me, this has been the year of the avocado.

    Lime and Avocado Streusel Mini Muffins are a healthy treat.
  9. Lean bison, it's what's for dinner

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    Thanks to the conservation efforts of former President Theodore Roosevelt and William Hornaday, American bison, sometimes mistakenly referred to as buffalo, are available today as a healthy red meat. The grass-fed herbivores, the largest land mammals in North America, weigh up to 2,000 pounds and stand about 6 feet …

    A bison burger on a bed of mixed salad greens makes for a fast and tasty meal. Bison has high levels of conjugated linoleic acid and a healthy omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio.
  10. From the food editor: Praise for Panera's plan to drop additives

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    Praise for Panera's plan to drop additives