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  1. Five ideas for Fourth of July sides: potato, pasta and fruit salads

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    You've got certain things already decided. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cold beer — Fourth of July essentials that must be served to ensure you properly celebrate American independence.

    Potato Salad With Dill and Horseradish Aioli
  2. From the food editor: Tips for dining outdoors this Fourth of July

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    Regardless of your plans this Fourth of July weekend, it's likely you'll be eating outdoors at some point, in the presence of a picnic blanket or a smoking grill.

    Pork Chops With Collard Greens
  3. Orlando chef Hari Pulapaka talks about difference between gnocchi and gnudi

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    When I was in culinary school, we were taught how to make a seemingly traditional potato-based gnocchi. I thought I followed the recipe to the tee, but the outcome was uninspired, to say the least. Mind you, from an early age, I was used to handling dough while making chappatis and puris in our family kitchen in Mumbai, …

    Hari Pulapaka made Gorgonzola Gnudi With Sage-Infused Brown Butter and Walnuts for a recent James Beard House dinner in New York City.
  4. Looking for a guilt-free goody? Try Pear and Dark Chocolate Crumble

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    My four daughters all have a sweet tooth, and I blame genetics. I can sidestep french fries, chips and salty stuff pretty easily, but chocolate makes me drool. So if you love sweets, at least know you are in good company.

    Pear and Dark Chocolate Crumble isn’t loaded with empty calories and chock-full of sugar.
  5. Don't limit stir-fry to flavors of Asia

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    Somewhere in the repertoire of every healthy-minded cook is a stir-fry. You chop up a bunch of veggies, cook them quickly at high heat, add meat or tofu, maybe a flavorful sauce or a sprinkle of chopped cashews or peanuts. Easy, healthy and versatile. And usually Asian in flavor profile.

    In Italian Stir-Fry, with seared chicken breasts and marinara sauce, finely chopped broccoli and cauliflower stand in for rice.
  6. Tips for making sourdough at home from local bread experts

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    It's like a pet, the kind that doesn't snuggle and is mostly indifferent to your existence. Let's say along the lines of a goldfish or a really snotty cat. You have to feed it and clean up after it, and when you go on vacation you can't have just anyone watch it or it winds up dead. And when it dies, whoa, …

    A fresh batch of Gulf Coast Sourdough & Wild Yeast Breads’ signature Sand Dollar Sourdough.
  7. From the food editor: Suggestions for what to do with leftover sourdough starter

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    This story from food critic Laura Reiley is about something near and dear to my heart: bread. Not just eating it, but making it yourself.

    Brett Wiewiora of Gulf Coast Sourdough mixes up what he considered the secret sauce in their breads. The sourdough yeast starter is what gives their wild yeast breads their special flavor. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  8. Recipe for summer steak salad

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    Summer Steak Salad  [Photo by Michelle Stark.]
  9. Land O'Lakes resident named finalist in Trump International recipe contest

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    On Internet food sites and magazine web pages, Lorraine Fina Stevenski of Land O'Lakes is always searching for recipe contests to enter. She's looking for the box that says, "Enter and win $$$ and travel." She may not have clinched millions of dollars in prizes, but she has had many recipes that have been finalists and …

    Lorraine Fina Stevenski is a recipe contest regular, having entered hundreds of contests. Her Ciambella Amaretto Citrus Coffee Cake was a strong contender, but didn’t get quite enough votes.
  10. Revisiting Tarpon Springs' Greek salad history, and Louis Pappas' Famous Greek Salad recipe

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    TARPON SPRINGS — "The time frame is all wrong," said Michael Houllis, 70, by phone from his mother Bertha's retirement center. "By 1917 it was a done deal."

New #CookClub recipe: White Chicken Chili

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