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Grilled Rosemary-Salmon Skewers

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If you can find (or grow) them, use sturdy rosemary branches, stripped of leaves, as skewers for these Italian salmon kebabs; they’ll add a subtle, smoky flavor that hints of pine. Oil your grill well to prevent sticking, don’t...

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Homemade Pizza

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Enjoy fresh-from-the-oven pizza with these delicious toppings.

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Make Your Own Pizza Party

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Let all your guests fill personal-sized pizza crust with an array of toppings to make a combination all their own. It's a great pastime for kids' parties and sleepovers.

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Dad's Spaghetti Sauce

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This is the spaghetti sauce I grew up on, and it is wildly rich and delicious, and I have changed it very little. This recipe makes a huge batch that I freeze in 2-cup portions in Ziploc bags and come a chilly, dark dinnertime, all I have to do is boil a pot of water. I love that. The sauce needs to cook for a long time -- the original recipe actually says 4 hours, though I only do 3. Oregano I don't use, because I don't like it, even though my dad uses it and I love, love, love his sauce even more than mine, because, well, just because.

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Squash & Leek Lasagna

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If lasagna is just a layered noodle casserole, there's no reason to stand on ceremony. Here's a vegetarian, autumnal version with butternut squash, leeks, pine nuts and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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Throw a Make-Your-Own-Pizza Party

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Let all your guests fill personal-sized pizza crust with an array of toppings to make a combination all their own. It's a great pastime for kids' parties and sleepovers.

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Family Movie Night: Rock Night

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Being a parent doesn't have to mean you're square. Let your family in on a little secret -- that you still know how to rock out. Make it a night that will have your family screaming, "Encore! Encore!"

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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In this version, the eggs are cooked into a custardlike sauce. An extra step, yes, but the technique ensures food safety.

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Creamy Asparagus Pasta

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Lemon zest ties all the flavors together in this light and creamy pasta. Make it a meal: Serve with a salad of sliced fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes tossed with a little fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

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