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Farro with Swiss Chard and Radicchio
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Farro with Swiss Chard and Radicchio

Farro cooked with onions and garlic and tossed with sautéed swiss chard and radicchioPhotography Credit:Elise BauerDo you ever eat farro? It’s an ancient grain related to wheat. It has a wonderfully nutty, rich flavor and works beautifully as a side dish to chicken and pork.You cook it much like you would prepare a rice pilaf—sautéing garlic and onions first, adding the farro and water and simmering until done.

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Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream

I will openly admit that American buttercream and I are not best friends. I want to like it. I’ve tried hard, but it’s just too sweet for my curmudgeonly nature.Swiss meringue buttercream, on the other hand, is light, luxurious, easy to make, and perfectly pipe-able. It’s far less sweet than American buttercream and has an irresistible silky texture.
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Cilantro Pesto

Homemade Cilantro Pesto, made with fresh cilantro leaves, blanched almonds, red onion, serrano chile and olive oil.Photography Credit:Elise BauerI have, over the years, attempted to grow cilantro several times. Each time the plants bolted before I got much use out of them.This year I planted a bunch of seed in October, when the scorching Sacramento summer weather cooled down, and the plants have been thriving for months!
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Classic Paloma Cocktail

This tall and fizzy Paloma cocktail—made with grapefruit soda, tequila, and lime—is easy to make for backyard BBQs and summer gatherings.Photography Credit:Alison BickelWhen you think about drinking tequila in Mexico, margaritas might come to mind. But the paloma is even more popular there, and for good reason.
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Clam Chowder with Corn

This Clam Chowder is the bomb! It& 39;s a variation of a classic New England clam chowder recipe, and includes corn in addition to hard shell clams, potato, and cream.Photography Credit:Elise BauerRepeat after me: “Chow-DAH!”That’s the way it should be said if you are anywhere in the vicinity of New England, which is the birthplace of this wonderful clam stew.
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Cinnamon Sticky Buns

1 Make the dough: In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine warm water, yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar. Stir to dissolve and let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes. Add milk, butter, remaining sugar, egg yolks, orange zest, salt and 3 cups flour. Mix on low speed until blended.Switch to a dough hook and then, again on low speed, slowly incorporate the remaining 1 cup of flour.
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Classic Lemon Bars

If you LOVE lemon, these Classic Lemon Bars are for you! Tart, velvety lemon curd is balanced by a crisp, buttery shortbread crust. Happiness is only 45 minutes away!Photography Credit:Alison BickelFeatured in 15 Homemade Sweet Treats for your Easter BasketLemon bars are to dessert what Tigger is to Winnie the Pooh.
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Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

Classic green bean casserole with fried onion topping, from scratch! Easy to make ahead. So much better than canned!Photography Credit:Megan KenoOur family, like every other family at Thanksgiving, is no stranger to green bean casserole, with its crunchy fried onion topping and rich, creamy filling. Truth be told, it’s one of my favorites, along with the jellied cranberry sauce.
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Classic Carrot Salad

Try this traditional grated carrot salad with carrots, raisins, chopped apple and mayonnaise! It& 39;s one of the easiest salads to prepare, as well as being kid-friendly and good for you. Fantastic for Mother& 39;s Day, Easter, or picnic outdoors.Photography Credit:Elise BauerGrated carrot salad has to be one of the easiest dishes in the world to prepare, as well as being pretty kid-friendly and good for you!
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Classic Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread is a celebration of simplicity—a combination of butter, sugar, and flour that adds up to so much more.Shortbread was one of the first baking projects I ever tackled—at a friend’s house in 4th grade under the intense supervision of her mother. I don’t remember much about the cookies but I do remember thinking they were pretty basic.
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Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd and Vanilla Buttercream

MAKE THE CAKE (Makes two 9-inch cake rounds)1 Prepare the pans and preheat the oven: Heat the oven to 350F. Butter two 9-inch circular layer cake pans. Dust each pan with flour, and tap out the excess. Line the bottom of each pan with a circle of parchment paper.2 Combine the dry ingredients: In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to blend them.
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Cobb Salad

Classic American Cobb salad, a composed salad with bacon, avocado, chicken breast, tomato, hard boiled egg, chives, arranged on a bed of romaine, Boston, frisée lettuce and watercress.Photography Credit:Sally VargasFeatured in 10 Salads to Take for LunchA ClassicCobb salad is the quintessential American salad, first pulled together on a whim by Robert Cobb of the former Los Angeles landmark Brown Derby restaurant when he needed to feed Sid Grauman late one night (1937).
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Coconut Rice and Beans

Long grain rice, cooked in coconut milk with beans, a favorite side dish of Jamaica.Photography Credit:Elise BauerWhen doing research for our recent Jamaican goat curry recipe, what came up most often as an accompaniment was something those from Jamaica call “rice and peas”. (Several commenters suggested this dish too.
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Coconut Golden Milk

I am a beverage junkie. I typically have at least two going at once, a water bottle in my car that constantly needs refilling, and a mostly empty tea cup next to my nightstand.I’m always looking for a compelling drink—and if it can feed me on a deeper level, so much the better.Case in point: I used to drink coffee, but many moons ago after my twins were born, I could not really drink it anymore.
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Coconut Curry Mussels

Looking for a mussels recipe with Wow factor? This is it. Fresh mussels cooked in and served with a spicy coconut curry broth.Photography Credit:Elise BauerWhen Garrett McCord told me he had the best mussels recipe in the world I was skeptical, that is until I tried it. Yikes this is good! ~EliseWhen I need a good party food or want to impress some friends I usually turn to mussels cooked in coconut milk and curry.
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Cod Sautéed in Olive Oil with Fresh Tomatoes

A quick and easy recipe for fish sautéed in olive oil, with Italian herbs and fresh tomatoes.Photography Credit:Elise BauerPlease welcome Hank as he shares one of his favorite ways of preparing fish with fresh garden tomatoes. ~EliseTomatoes and fish are a natural pairing. Their sweetness and acidity livens up lean, white fish such as cod, walleye or sole, and it cuts some of the fattiness of oilier fish such as bluefish and mackerel.
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Cold Pea Salad

This chilled pea salad is made with frozen peas, smoked almonds, water chestnuts, and a hint of curry. It& 39;s a great addition to your summer salad recipe collection.Photography Credit:Sally VargasPea Salad – Perfect for SummerLong warm summer days are perfect for cold pea salad!I first encountered this delightful pea salad at a friend’s potluck.
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Colombian Chicken Soup

Colombian chicken soup made with chicken thighs and legs, onion, corn, potatoes, cilantro, capers and a special Columbian Ajiaco sauce.Photography Credit:Elise BauerThis is our adaptation of a classic Colombian chicken recipe called Ajiaco. The soup hinges on using several different kinds of potatoes, which are native to South America.
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Colcannon Soup

Hearty Colcannon Potato Soup! With potatoes, leeks, cabbage, kale, stock, and cream.Photography Credit:Elise BauerHave you ever had colcannon? It’s a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes, with chopped kale or cabbage mixed in, and a nob of butter on top. Delicious!With most of the country enduring freezing temperatures right now we thought, why not make a hearty, belly-warming colcannon potato soup?
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Coquito (Puerto Rican Coconut Eggnog)

Think of Coquito as the Puerto Rican version of eggnog! It& 39;s made with a blend of coconut ingredients, cinnamon, and rum. One batch makes plenty for a party.Photography Credit:Elise BauerEvery December I throw our annual Christmas cookie swap. It’s a simple event that we’ve honed to turnkey tradition over the years.
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Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies

First Lady Laura Bush& 39;s classic kitchen sink cowboy cookies won her cookie fame for a reason. They& 39;re made with oatmeal, pecans, coconut, and chocolate chips for an over-the-top cookie you can& 39;t resist.Photography Credit:Elise BauerBack in the election year of 2000, Family Circle magazine had a cookie bake-off between Tipper Gore and Laura Bush.
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