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This Dec. 29, 2017 photo shows a spinach and feta burger with a cucumber yogurt sauce in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: Leftovers make tasty Spinach and Feta Burgers

Leftovers! Some folks love them, others happily scrape them into the trash. Me, I'm on the love team. Leftovers speak to me. I'd always rather start a meal with a fridge full of tasty bits of this and that than have to confront a blank canvas of raw ingredients. This recipe tackles one ...

Pesto quinoa lemon chicken salad is mixed. 
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HOME WITH THE LOST ITALIAN: Start year off right with light, lemony salad

I don’t know about you, but this recent cold snap has left me feeling somewhat sluggish, especially on top of the holiday (over)indulgence. With my waistline threatening to expand after one too many peanut bars, my body and mind are telling me that it’s time to correct course with some ...

This Jan. 1, 2018 photo shows cauliflower mashed potatoes, bottom right, in New York. Not only is this purée tasty, smooth, and light, it’s also the perfect vehicle for any sauce…just like mashed potatoes. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are simple to make

Let's say you've resolved to eat healthier in the New Year, but find yourself tripped up over and over again by your unconquerable yen for food that's rich and delicious. And let's also say that one of your favorite dishes is mashed potatoes. There are no potatoes in this recipe, but by the ...

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GREAT INDOORS: What I learned from 21 days of keto eating

If you’re like me on these days after Christmas, you’re staring at mostly-empty Christmas cookie containers wondering how it got this far. Crumbs are the only evidence of the carnage that unfolded throughout the holiday season. Oh, the humanity! The holidays are a time of parties, home ...

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KitchenWise: Korean Grain Bowl is built on healthy, filling ingredients

Every New Year, lots of us resolve to lose weight. And every year, lots of us fail. The problem? We go from eating too much food, much of it unhealthy, to eating very little of anything. But after starving ourselves for a while, many of us return to our old habits and regain the weight. This ...

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Shrimp paired with pineapple brings elegance and sweetness

SHRIMP AND PINEAPPLE BROCHETTES Servings: 4 - Start to finish: 10 minutes1 pound large cooked shrimp, cleaned, thawed if frozen 1 cup pineapple cubes, about 1/2-inch each, drained and halved if using typical large canned chunks (grapefruit or orange may be used) 1 tablespoon prepared ...

New Year's Eve truffles are made with milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark chocolate.
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HOME WITH THE LOST ITALIAN: Treat yourself to truffles this New Year’s Eve

Whether you’re planning a relaxing night at home or hitting the town on New Year’s Eve, everyone deserves a special treat as we enter the new year. This week we’re sharing our recipes for Milk and White Chocolate Truffles, which are rich, elegant and delicious, and go almost too well with ...

This Nov. 30, 2017 photo shows Spanish-style crispy potatoes in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Sara Moulton. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: Serve Spanish-style crispy potatoes for New Year’s party

The classic New Year's libation is champagne, but what to eat is a matter of broader choice. This year why not make it a tapas party — a feast of various little bites? And, if indeed that's how you choose to roll, one of those dishes should be these crispy baked potatoes with a garlicky red ...

THE GREAT INDOORS: Cake mix makes Christmas baking a breeze

One thing I’ve learned from my years of holiday baking is to simplify when you can. For example, I found out the hard way that when you spend hours baking cookies, the last thing you’re in the mood to do is spend hours decorating them. Some days I’m in the mood to bake elaborate recipes ...

Pine Cut Cheese Crisps.
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HOME WITH THE LOST ITALIAN: Jazz up your holiday table with ease and elegance

FARGO — We love holiday entertaining, but can often find ourselves overwhelmed amidst all of the hustle and bustle that accompanies this merry season. In times like this, it’s good to have a couple of tricks up your culinary sleeve that are simple and easy to make and big on holiday appeal. ...

This Nov. 29, 2017 photo shows a prosciutto and red pepper stuffed petite filet in New York. The filet is made with a petite beef filet and stuffed with prosciutto, pesto and roasted red peppers. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: Serve petite beef filet for a holiday dinner

Want to serve a fancy roast for Christmas dinner without breaking the bank? Try a petite beef filet. Cut from the shoulder, long and thin, and weighing between 8-10 ounces, the petite filet looks like a mini tenderloin of beef — one of the priciest and most popular of roasts. But it's much ...

The Joyce Family Peanut Bars are a delicious holiday treat.
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Family’s famous peanut bars could be your new holiday dessert

Each December presents an opportunity to revisit our youth and recapture the feelings that make the holidays so special. Food is inherently a part of this equation and often acts as the connector to those memories. This week’s recipe for Joyce Family Peanut Bars has placed me right back in my ...

This September 2017 photo shows modern green bean casserole in New York. The sauce is a lovely medley of sauteed fresh mushrooms and a blend of broth and half-and-half. (Mia via AP)

Modern Green Bean Casserole

For the holidays, there are people who absolutely love a classic green bean casserole made with condensed soup, canned beans and packaged fried onions. I get the nostalgia. And the thought is a winning one: tender green beans enveloped in a creamy sauce and topped with crispy crunchy oniony ...

This October 2017 photo shows a winter green salad with cranberries and goat cheese in New York. This salad comes together in 20 minutes, and is a bowl of vibrant color and texture that seems anything but a postscript to the menu. (Mia via AP)

Winter Greens, Apple, Cranberry Salad

When it comes to planning a holiday spread, a salad is often an afterthought. Stately roasts, crowd-pleasing potatoes and sultry pies tend to grab the spotlight, and by the time we think, "Oh, yeah, we should probably have a salad," a bag of mixed lettuces and a container of cherry tomatoes ...

This November 2017 photo shows chocolate peppermint cookies in New York. The main ingredient here is 1 1/2 pounds of chocolate, which guarantees an intensely chocolate-y flavor. The cookie’s base is made of a combination of unsweetened and bittersweet chocolate. (Sara Moulton via AP)

KitchenWise: Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are a holiday treat

If, like me, you're a fan of dark chocolate peppermint bark at Christmastime, you're going to love these cookies. Your friends and family will, too. But you'll have to plan ahead because the batter is so soft it needs to chill overnight before scooping. The main ingredient here is 1 1/2 ...

Ants in a Tree is a crowd-pleaser

"Ants in a Tree" is the English translation of the Chinese name for this classic recipe. Built of spicy pork, bean thread noodles (aka cellophane noodles) and scallions, it earned its name because it's not so far-fetched for the finished dish to call that image to mind — the noodles look like ...