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Seriously Simple: Happiness in a bowl

This salad, tinged with yellow and pink, is beautiful on a buffet table. The garnish also adds a colorful presentation. It's what I like to call "happiness in a bowl," and I just love all of the ingredients. Farro is an ancient strain of wheat that looks like a plump barley kernel. But don't get...

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  • The Kitchn: This cocktail is just peachy!

    The Kitchn: This cocktail is just peachy!

    TheKitchn.com This light, yet complex fruit shandy made with mango peach salsa, a bit of sugar, and freshly squeezed lemon will have you thinking twice about what beer can do in a cocktail. Serve this number with fresh wedges of mango and chili powder to up the heat! The best salsas for beer cocktails...

      • Environmental Nutrition: Less sleep, poor food choices

        Environmental Nutrition: Less sleep, poor food choices

        Courtesy of Journal of Neuroscience Environmental Nutrition Sleep deprivation may lead to food cravings, especially less healthy food, compared with normal sleep, research suggests. A study of 32 healthy, young, nonsmoking men of normal weight had a night of normal sleep at home and a sleepless...

          • Seriously Simple: Mexican-style barbecue skirt steak rules on Father's Day at our house

            Seriously Simple: Mexican-style barbecue skirt steak rules on Father's Day at our house

            What? No porterhouse, rib-eye or New York strip steaks for Dad on Father's Day? It turns out that at our house skirt steak rules. Skirt steak used to be the meat you would buy when you were on a budget. Not so much anymore. These thin long strips of meat are marbled with fat that add big flavor....

              • EatingWell: Dessert for Dad

                EatingWell: Dessert for Dad

                If your dad likes chocolate and peanut butter together, try this frozen peanut-butter-and-pretzel pie recipe in a chocolate cookie crust for your Father's Day feast. The sweet vanilla frozen yogurt and chocolate cookie crust combine with the salty flavors of pretzels and peanut butter for an irresistible...

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                  • Pictures: Testing the perfect meat thermometer

                    The perfect meat thermometer

                    This grilling season, instead of relying on poking, stabbing and old-fashioned guessing to tell us when our meat is done, it is time to step up and find the perfect meat thermometer. We tried several types and found a wide range of accuracy and features. Word to the wise: When checking doneness,...

                      • Pictures: Get the scoop

                        Get the scoop

                        Who knew that there are almost as many ways to scoop ice cream as there are flavors at the grocery store? We did the research to find the most efficient tools to serve the ice creams, sorbets and gelatos you're dipping into this summer. From old-fashioned scoopers to newfangled spades, we checked...

                          • Gifts for the heart of the kitchen

                            Sweet, helpful kitchen gifts

                            A way to show thanks: For the mom who often gathers her family in the kitchen, to join in when she stirs up some sweet treat or preps the family dinner, consider these delicious, witty and helpful ideas to accompany a handful of tulips or a potted orchid. And a card, of course, perhaps a handmade...

                              • Pictures: The new crop of grilling gadgets

                                New spring grilling gadgets

                                We tested some fun gadgets to find out which will make your outdoor cooking more efficient and flavorful. We also found a few that might be best to avoid when restocking your culinary tool belt. Check out our choices before investing in a brightly colored silicone set or shiny new grill pan.

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                                  • Revisit the chopped salad with new twists

                                    Chopped salads

                                    Cube by cube, chopped salads deliver array of tastes, textures and colors

                                      • Making it better than takeout

                                        Shrimp with green chili

                                        Reconstructing a favorite shrimp stir-fry recipe at home

                                          • Sauté lettuce for unusual side dish

                                            Sauté lettuce for unusual side dish

                                            Cooking lettuce is uncommon in the United States, but my Chinese and Japanese friends feel any type of green is right for the wok. The secret to stir-frying lettuce is to make sure your wok or skillet is very hot and to cook the lettuce only seconds so that it remains crisp and colorful. The rich...

                                              • Recipe: Eggs stuffed with caviar

                                                Recipe: Eggs stuffed with caviar

                                                Simple yet elegant party appetizer will turn heads

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