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Tips & Timesavers4

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Chocolate bliss6

Truffles are easy to make and simple to gift, but you may need to make two batches - one to give and one to keep.

Q & A8

How pimientos differ from roasted red peppers, scamorza cheese defined, and all the do's and don'ts of knife care with directions for keeping blades razor-sharp.

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Butternut squash10

The flavor is in the name for this all-purpose winter squash - it's buttery and nutty.

Quick & healthful stir-fry12

Orange & Beef Stir-Fry over wilted spinach14

5 steps to a lighter stir-fry15

Cooking oil primer16

An overview of cooking oils and their health benefits.

Casseroles with class18

Cajun Tuna Casserole20

Worldwide chicken & rice22

Five-Jewel-Rice-Stuffed Chicken Breast24

Greek Egg-Lemon Soup with chicken & asparagus26

Peruvian Grilled Chicken with tomato rice27

Basics of Good Taste28

Use the four basic tastes - salty, sweet, sour, and bitter - to make everything from your kitchen taste better.

Tomato Bread Salad30

Sausage & Fennel Orzotto32

Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with garlic & lemon33

Chocolate Panna Cotta with espresso-hazelnut sauce34

Pot Roasts to Boast About36

Meltingly tender pot roast is only a few hours away. Use this straightforward technique to create spectacular meals with everyday, affordable ingredients.

Herb-Stuffed Yankee Pot Roast with root vegetables38

Apple-Braised Pork Pot Roast with parsnips & sweet potato40

Pretzel Pancakes 42

Breakfast Biscuit Pizza44

Suquet46

Manzanilla Potatoes48

Gateau Basque48

Orange-Garlic Cream48

Tart, Tasty Sourdough50

These rustic rolls are equally delicious as a side for clam chowder or just by themselves with a pat of butter.