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Table of Contents

Tips and Techniques4


Simple and good... enchiladas are everybody's favorite. But wait, there are techniques to know.

Black Bean Enchiladas8

Spinach Enchiladas10

Classic Paella12

A plain frying pan, canned broth, and simple ingredients make this paella easy without diminishing the flavor from the original.

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Cleaning Mussels


David Rosengarten -- Linguine with Clam Sauce16

David Rosengarten brings back classics in his newest book about foods we eat in America. He shares his favorite with us, Linguine with Clams.

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The Perfect Rack of Lamb20

Rack of lamb isn't just for the restaurant menus anymore. This simple cooking technique will have you eating lamb at home all the time!

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Frenching Lamb Racks


Asian BBQ Lamb Chops24

Simple Spring Sides26

Side dishes are always hard to come by. Try these four to prop up any entree.

Basic Cuisine28

Crimping pie crust, using saffron, frenching lamb racks, and grating nutmeg -- four basics you'll be glad to know a little more about.

Chicken Cacciatore Soup30

A hearty soup that the whole family will love to eat. There's a surprise at the bottom of the bowl!

Hand Blenders32

Today, hand blenders are a useful kitchen tool. We tested some and here are our top 6.

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Hand Blenders

Oils You Need in Your Kitchen34

Versatile Vinaigrettes36

Vinaigrettes can be used in a variety of ways. Check out these four unique recipes.

Red Wine-Feta Vinaigrette36

Sherry-Walnut Vinaigrette37

Champagne-Poppy Seed Vinaigrette38

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Orange Vinaigrette39

Sun-Dried Tomato Crusted Chicken40

Recipes good enough for weekend company but made for weeknight schedules.

Japanese Steak Rolls42

Recipes good enough for weekend company but made for weeknight schedules.

Salmon Dijonnaise44

Recipes good enough for weekend company but made for weeknight schedules.


Buttermilk Pies48

Oh so simple, but oh my, what a pie! Add a splash of fruit and you have a blue-ribbon award winner.

Banana Enchilada52

Here's a fun twist to an old favorite -- a sweet enchilada. Caramel, bananas, and strawberries combine to make this unusually good dessert.