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Sip This: Cranberry Rose Cocktail

Sip This: Cranberry Rose Cocktail 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

Packages of fresh cranberries in markets this time of year mean it’s time to make a key ingredient for this seasonal cocktail: the Cranberry Rose.

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Stay Sharp: How to Be a Knife Master

Stay Sharp: How to Be a Knife Master 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

A razor-sharp knife is every cook’s BFF. Here’s how to sharpen dull knives and keep those blades sharp, plus bonus tips about the best cutting board, ever.

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It’s Cookbook Season! My Fall 2018 Faves

It’s Cookbook Season! My Fall 2018 Faves 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

Autumn is cookbook season, when publishers release their premier titles ahead of the holiday gift-giving season. Here are my top six picks.

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Ghee: An Old-Is-New Food Trend

Ghee: An Old-Is-New Food Trend 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

Ghee — Indian-style clarified butter — is the latest old-is-new food trend. Sure you can buy it, but ghee is easy and fun to make at home. Here’s how.

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Tahini Zucchini Bread with Golden Raisins & Almonds

Tahini Zucchini Bread with Golden Raisins & Almonds 2000 1334 Alison Ashton

A bumper crop of summer squash inspired this zucchini bread with tahini, caradmom, almonds and golden raisins.

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No, You Don’t Always Need a Recipe

No, You Don’t Always Need a Recipe 2000 1335 Alison Ashton

The cooking that makes me happiest happens when I step away from a recipe and improvise with whatever’s on hand, like with this summery pasta.

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Give Me Your Tired Lettuce … for a Winning Condiment

Give Me Your Tired Lettuce … for a Winning Condiment 467 700 Alison Ashton

Don’t toss that wilted lettuce! Use it to make a stellar condiment. You know something’s up when you return home from a few days out of town happy to see a…

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Immunity-Boosting Borscht

Immunity-Boosting Borscht 700 469 Alison Ashton

Borscht: A Russian soup that always satisfies Quick, name a Russian dish. Bet borscht is the first thing that comes to mind. It’s practically a national dish in Russia, Ukraine…

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Plan Ahead for Fast Meals

Plan Ahead for Fast Meals 700 469 Alison Ashton

  This tasty salad was the result of desperation, preparedness and luck — all helpful elements for fast meals on the fly. You know that advice you always hear to…

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Dark Chocolate-Ancho Chile Cake

Dark Chocolate-Ancho Chile Cake 916 613 Alison Ashton

When dark chocolate meets ancho chile, it’s a happy taste match. This recipe started with a tub of leftover sour cream in the fridge and a yen for something with…

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