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Issue 50
April 2005

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4 TIPS

6 VERTICAL ROASTING
I admit, I was skeptical about vertical roasting. But juicy, tender chicken made me a believer -- you really can teach an old dog new tricks!

10 MARGARET FOX: HUEVOS RANCHEROS
Margaret's unique poaching method puts a new spin on this traditional Mexican brunch dish. A lot of it is make-ahead too -- bonus!

14 POWER JUICERS
Making an investment in a power juicer isn't for everyone. But if you're thirsty for nutritious, fresh juice, read this article before buying one.

16 STUFFING FLANK STEAK
With a few simple steps, an inexpensive cut of beef becomes a dinner worthy of company!

22 MUSHROOM RAGÙ WITH SOFT POLENTA
Traditional Italian ragù is loaded with meat -- but it doesn't have to be. This vegetarian recipe will satisfy the carnivore in all of us.

26 PARMESAN CHEESE
We've come a long way since the green can of powdery cheese, but all the varieties of Parmesan make choosing hard. Here's what you need to know about buying it.

30 BASIC CUISINE
Expand your kitchen horizons as you learn about bouquet garni, toasting nuts, creaming butter, and tying a roast with surgeon's knots.

32 FRENCH ONION SALISBURY STEAK

38 Q&A

46 PLAY IT AGAIN ... HAM
It's inevitable -- bake a ham, then deal with the leftovers. So here are a few suggestions for stepping outside the "sandwich box."

52 BUTTERMILK CITRUS SHAKES

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28 SIMPLE CAESAR SALAD
Parmesan takes center stage in this revved up Caesar salad. You'll love the eggless dressing, crispy prosciutto, and cool croutons!

40 OUR FAVORITE DINNER ROLLS
Yeast-intimidated cooks, have no fear! Once you pull these light, fluffy rolls from the oven, you'll never be afraid of bread baking again.

43 HAM THE WAY IT SHOULD BE
Valuable tips for buying, baking, glazing, and carving the perfect ham.

45 RUM AND COKE-GLAZED HAM
Spiral-sliced hams may be convenient, but for flavor, they've got nothing on this glazed beauty!

48 BABY CAKES
Why should kids have all the fun? "Big kids" like cupcakes too. These two recipes are tailored to adult tastes while still maintaining kid-friendly criteria -- like lots of frosting!