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Cheese Boards

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Slice, toss, dress, purée — with hardly any actual cooking, cheese boards are an easy and elegant idea for a cool dinner on a hot summer evening.

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Gingered Cranberry Relish

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Thanksgiving is not Thanksgiving unless there are cranberries. When I was little, the cranberry sauce we most often had was the canned variety. We gently unmolded it from its container and then lovingly placed whole cylindrical-shaped blob onto a cut crystal plate. Then it was sliced, very elegantly, into slabs. Eventually, we realized that it is so very simple to make from scratch. Many folks prepare a cooked version, but I love the way my fresh relish bursts with sweet-tart flavor. Plus, it only takes about 5 minutes to throw together, freeing up precious time for other Thanksgiving-day cooking.

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Spring Pasta with Radishes and Peas

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A delicious and utterly unique pasta, this dish is springtime in a bowl. Try Catherine Newman's easy, elegant recipe today.

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Pecan Pies in Pumpkin Shells

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This fun recipe is perfect for this time of year. From harvest time to Halloweeen to Thanksgiving, these little pies are both cute and delicious. My own mother has made them for dinners and she uses the tiny gourds that look just like pumpkins.

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Upside-Down Deep Dish Pizza

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Try a quick and easy recipe for deep dish pizza using Ragu® Old World Style® Sweet Tomato Basil Smooth Pasta Sauce.

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Homemade Tortilla Chips

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These homemade pita chips are a revelation. At first glance they might seem like too much trouble, but they're surprisingly little trouble after all, and your child can help you make them.

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Homemade Pita Chips

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Why make your own pita chips when you can buy them prepackaged? Fresh flavor. They're surprisingly little trouble to make, and perfect scoopers for your favorite dip.

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Rolled Crispy Rice Apples

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Apples are the signature fruit of fall. Here's an easy recipe that makes the most of their fresh, crisp flavor. This fast snack can easily be made with organic ingredients for a sweet, healthful treat.

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Piecrust Cookies

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When your kids are jonesing to make yet another batch of holiday cookies but you're exhausted, replace the customary cookie dough with storebought piecrust. Kids still get the fun of cookie-making, but with less effort for you and less sugar for them.

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Smoothies for Dinner

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Delicious smoothies make a quick, easy and nutritious summer dinner or dessert.

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