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  1. Pick your favorite salt and add a few dashes to unprocessed foods

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    Americans consume too much sodium, according to the health messages we've received over the past decade. Yet supermarkets devote increasing shelf space to gourmet salts. Most consumers have little idea which salt to buy, or why sodium chloride (salt) is essential to their health. Some even look for iodized salt, …

    Top Bistro Fries with grated Parmesan cheese, sea salt and parsley.
  2. Put canned pumpkin to good use in Pumpkin Peanut Curry Bisque

    Health

    Let's talk about one of the season's most iconic vegetables: canned pumpkin.

    Pumpkin Peanut Curry Bisque uses the rich flavor and creamy sweetness of pumpkin puree.
  3. In Our Kitchen: Chicken Salad With Dried Cherries

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    We had a good thing going. I'd go to O.E. Market in Tampa once every week or two and get a sandwich. My go-to order: the chicken salad with bibb lettuce on rye. It was a solid choice. A light chicken salad with just enough mayonnaise to hold things together and not a dollop more. I loved the fresh herbs and dried …

    The chicken salad will keep in the fridge for days, and the sandwich holds up well if assembled in the morning.
  4. Easy weeknight meals: Pork Chops With Apples and Garlic Smashed Potatoes and more

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    Mon | Meatless meal

    To make the beans for Cajun Red Beans & Brown Rice, saute 1 small chopped onion, ½ diced bell pepper, 2 minced garlic cloves and 2 diced ribs of celery in olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add 2 cans drained and rinsed red beans and 1 can of diced tomatoes. Bring …

  5. #CookClub Recipe No. 27: Pigs in Pimento Cheese Blankets with Honey-Mustard Dip

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    Perre Coleman Magness' new Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook includes so many tempting recipes I just had to try one out for #CookClub. The book includes 50 recipes from snacks to main dishes. A Southern delight, for sure.

    
#CookClub recipe No. 27 is Pigs in a Pimento Cheese Blanket from "Pimento Cheese: The Cookbook; 50 Recipes from Snacks to Main Dishes Inspired by the Classic Southern Favorite" by Perre Coleman Magness. This is a recipe perfect for entertaining kids and also for football gatherings.
  6. Where to buy, how to use dry ice for Halloween parties

    General

    With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, there will be lots of parties and that call for stepping up the drinks and punch bowl. Here are some tricks for your treats using dry ice, molds and even glow sticks to create your own haute haunt at the beverage station.

    Buying and handling dry ice

    Green Grog with dry ice.
  7. Get started in making your own candy

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    This time of year, candy is everywhere. So why not lean into the glut of toothsome sweets? Instead of the same old Snickers and Smarties, try crafting your own candy for a more sophisticated, luscious treat. • The trick? Having the right attitude. • Yes, it will be time-consuming. No, the results won't be …

    Dark Chocolate-Dipped Almond Coconut Bars (mounds thingies)  Basic Mixed-Nut Bark  Honey Truffles (chocolate ones) White Chocolate Truffles (ones with nuts on them)  English Walnut Toffee Photo: Patty Yablonski
  8. You Asked For It: Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

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    I'd like a nice fluffy biscuit recipe.

    Mary Rice, Hudson

    Enjoy Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits with your meal or as part of a breakfast sandwich.
  9. Easy meal ideas: Swiss Steak and more

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    Mon | Meatless meal

    Pesto doesn't always have to be made of basil, just fresh herbs, and tonight that means cilantro. Prepare a pound of vermicelli and dress it with Lemon Artichoke Pesto. To make it, place ¼ cup cilantro, 8 medium garlic cloves, ¼ cup lemon juice, ½ teaspoon …

  10. #CookClub bonus recipe: Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Belgian Waffles

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    Kathy Hester is on a mission to make the world love oats as much as she does.