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Kathy Kingsley

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Time to Upgrade Your Picnic

Monday May 19, 2014

Potato SaladTired of the same old picnic salads? It's time to upgrade your picnic basket with one of these easy recipes that are packed with flavor. So spread a blanket in a shady spot and get ready for some delicious alfresco dining.

Homemade Potato Salad
Pesto Pasta Salad
Quinoa Salad with Mango
Bulgur Salad with Sesame and Ginger

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Great Burgers and Sandwiches

Saturday May 10, 2014

Turkey BurgersBurgers and sandwiches have a lot going for them--ease of preparation and portability, plus they're good for lunch, dinner or in-between. They may be the ultimate convenience foods, but these handheld meals are not lacking in great flavor.

Easy Grilled Turkey Burgers
Portobello Burgers with Red Pepper-Pesto Mayo
Pastrami Reuben Sandwiches
Maine Lobster Rolls
Lamb Sliders with Creamy Yogurt Sauce
Grilled Tomato, Bacon and Cheese Sandwich

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10 Delicious Ways to Start Your Day

Wednesday April 30, 2014

FrittataKick-off your morning with this collection of easy and tasty breakfast dishes. From eggs and quiches to muffins and sweet rolls, there's something here to lull every sleepyhead to the table.

10 Ways to a Better Breakfast

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Strawberry Season is Here!

Monday April 28, 2014

strawberriesYou know it's springtime when mounds of fresh strawberries begin appearing at the market more. Sweet, juicy and full of flavor, these luscious berries dazzle when they take center stage in one of these desserts. And fresh, flavorful strawberries are not just a harbinger of spring, they're good for you, too. Packed with vitamin C and rich in potassium, folic acid, and fiber, they make a great contribution toward a healthy diet.

Ultimate Strawberry Shortcakes
Strawberry Cheesecake
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Bars
Fresh Strawberry Sauce
Strawberry and Kiwi Cocktail

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Derby Day Chocolate-Walnut Pie

Monday April 21, 2014

Kentucky Chocolate-Walnut PieThe Kentucky Derby is right around the corner (Saturday May 3rd), and no celebration (we all know it's more than a horse race) is complete without the essential Kentucky chocolate-walnut pie. Densely chocolate and nutty with a splash of bourbon, Derby Day is the perfect occasion to make and enjoy this decadent pie--and don't forget your hat and Mint Juleps!

Kentucky Chocolate-Walnut Pie

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Time for Hot Cross Buns

Saturday April 12, 2014

Hot Cross BunsWhen these decorated rolls begin to appear in bakery windows and grocery store shelves, you know that Easter is around the corner. But they are never better as the ones you can make at home, and this recipe will produce such great results, you'll want to make them every year -- and maybe not just for Easter.

Best Hot Cross Buns

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A Twist on a Classic

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Southwestern Meat LoafTurkey replaces beef in this Tex-Mex-style meat loaf, making it a healthier version of the traditional comfort food. The result is sophisticated and down-home at the same time. It's also good cold, and can be sliced thin and served on Kaiser rolls with chili sauce or salsa.

Southwestern Meat Loaf


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A Classic: Spaghetti and Meatballs

Thursday March 27, 2014

Spaghetti and MeatballsNo pasta dish is more iconic than spaghetti and meatballs, and this family-friendly dinner is also easy to prepare. The meatballs, made with ground turkey instead of beef, are absolutely irresistible, and are also delicious served as grinders.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Monday March 24, 2014

chocolate cheesecakeWhy settle for just one type of chocolate when you can have three? This cheesecake combines dark chocolate, cocoa powder and chocolate wafer cookies for a primal blast of decadence that will leave you craving more.

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

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Asparagus Season!

Wednesday March 19, 2014

asparagusFresh asparagus is one the brightest stars of spring. The tender spears are are not only delicious, but versatile as well. Asparagus is great sauteed, steamed, pureed in a soup, and it makes an amazing pesto. So now is the time to enjoy this springtime vegetable, and here are some ways to get started.

Pasta with Asparagus Pesto
Prosciutto Roasted Asparagus
Asparagus and Carrots with Lemon Sauce
Easy Asparagus Soup

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