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Easy recipe for chicken breasts with a quick mustard cream sauce! Ready in under 30 minutes. Great with rice, pasta, or a green salad. Print Photography Credit: Sally Vargas This elegant dish is so easy to make, it’s almost criminal. But luckily, I don’t think anyone will get in trouble just for making really special …

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This Chia Pudding with Blueberries and Almonds is EASY to make, loaded with fiber, protein, and antioxidants, perfect for a healthy breakfast! Print Photography Credit: Elise Bauer Have you ever tried chia seeds? They’re nutrient dense, fiber rich tiny seeds of the chia plant that expand when you soak them in liquid to something like tapioca, but …

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Grilled lamb burgers with homemade tzatziki cucumber sauce! Top with feta, sliced tomato, lettuce, and red onion. Easy summer cook-out recipe. Print Photography Credit: Sabrina Modelle Up your burger game and be the hero of your next barbecue with Greek lamb burgers and homemade tzatziki! I season these lamb burgers with some of Greece’s most-loved flavors …

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Tried and true cooking advice from Elise’s mom, a master home cook who raised 6 kids on wholesome scratch cooking. Updated from the archives with new photos, first posted in 2008 when Elise’s mom was 73, she’s now 82. Happy Mother’s Day! Years ago I was asked to write about what I’ve learned from my …

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Here’s how to make perfect rice on the stove top without a recipe. Works with white or brown rice. Best for weeknight stir-fries, rice bowls, burritos, or served plain as a simple rice side dish. Print Photography Credit: Emma Christensen If all you need is a plain bowl of rice to serve with dinner, this …

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Weeknight potato and broccoli curry! Ground almonds are the secret to a creamy sauce without the cream. Prepped and ready to eat in about 40 minutes. Print Photography Credit: Sheryl Julian Years ago, when I asked my friend Arthi for her favorite curry recipe, she gave me this sauce, which she adjusted to make what …

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Watercress Salad with Strawberries and Feta! Such a great way to enjoy fresh spring fruits and vegetables. Toss with a simple champagne vinaigrette. Print Photography Credit: Sally Vargas Spring has finally arrived, and with it the appearance of longed-for exhilarating spring flavors. Like strawberries! Once you have savored these fresh, ripe berries for breakfast, in …

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Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Figs and Olives is a classic Mediterranean dish. It’s tangy, sweet, and savory, and filled with flavor! Easy to make, elegant presentation. Print This recipe is brought to you in partnership with The California Olive Committee. Looking for ideas for a special dinner? Consider pork tenderloin! It’s terrific for entertaining. The challenge …

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This easy fish stew with ginger and tomatoes is both warming and light. Ready in about 30 minutes. Print Photography Credit: Sheryl Julian One spring at friend’s house on Cape Cod, I found a lot of fresh ginger in the fridge. My friend’s husband had just stopped by the local fish market, so I combined …

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We’ve used fresh spinach in this recipe, but you could easily use frozen. Just defrost and drain. Ingredients 12 ounces dried short pasta (bowties, penne, gemelli, etc) 4 chicken breast cutlets (1 to 1 1/2 pounds total) Salt 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped, about 1 cup 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup white wine or stock …

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