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Tips4

Turkey Empanadas with mushrooms and mole6

See Latin and think "been there, done that?" These dishes will have you dancing to a new beat - maybe a samba or tango!

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Making Empanadas

Empanada Plate8

Latin Steak9

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Mexican Cucumber-Mango Salad

Jalapeño Sour Cream

Yellow Mole and Sweet Potato Mofongo11

Broiled Citrus Seafood12

In the mood for love? This fancy seafood feast "for her" is sure to win her heart. Helpful hint: Just add roses

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Splitting Lobster Tails

Southwestern-style Steak14

A meal for the "meat and potatoes" man in your life - let him know he's extra special.

Stovetop Smoking16

If your home is "nonsmoking," make one exception for this cool technique. It's simple, yet the flavor will blow you away!

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Stovetop Smokers

Smoked Salmon with Peas and Peppers18

Maple-Brined Smoked Chicken20

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Smoking Chicken

Phyllo that stacks up.22

Afraid of phyllo? Fear no more! Joanne Weir pairs simple techniques with Mediterranean flavors for knock-out appetizers.

Mediterranean Phyllo Pizza24

Moroccan Shellfish Cigars25

Choosing a Nonstick Skillet26

Need a nonstick skillet? Here are the facts that separate marketing hype from reality.

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Nonstick Skillets

Asian Noodles28

Using your noodle just got easier! Here's a field guide to the wide array of noodles available at Asian markets.

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Asian Noodles

Chicken Pho30

If chicken noodle soup is a little too Plain Jane for you, give this Vietnamese noodle soup a whirl. It's a delightful change of pace.

Dan Dan Noodles32

Here’s a Chinese take on an Italian classic. Ground turkey replaces traditional pork for a light, yet immensely satisfying meal.

Pork Medallions with Cider Sauce34

Halibut alla diavola36

Lemon - Parsley Couscous37

Red-cooked chicken38

Avocados40

This subtly-flavored fruit (that's right!) is so rich and creamy that you'd hardly know it's also really good for you.

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Pitting Avocados

Avocado Cucumber Soup40

Avocado Pineapple Salad41

Meze Platter42

Basic Techniques44

Here are four kitchen skills worth mastering. You'll use them time and again as you cook the recipes in this issue - and beyond!

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Grilled Summer Squash

Questions & Answers46

Sublime Chocolate Souffles48

Lemon Cheesecake Souffles50

Citrus ceviche52

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Preparing Seafood for Ceviche