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    Cooking with tarragon

    Most herbs defy easy description. Trying to discuss the flavor of thyme or oregano leads only to vague adjectives. Calling rosemary "woody" doesn't quite cut it.

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    Tropical fruit adds flavor to this carrot cake

    A reader writes that one of her childhood favorites is the carrot cake from the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

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    Learn to love dried beans

    I didn't appreciate the numerous lovable qualities of dried beans until my college years, when I was living on my own in a house with several other women, all of us strapped for cash. As soon as we discovered that beans are a tasty, economical and nutrient-rich alternative to animal-based protein...

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    Apples and sausage and sweet potatoes, all baked up together.

    Apples and sausage and sweet potatoes, all baked up together.

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    10 fresh ways to use butternut squash

    Just as you're finally finishing up the mounds of zucchini that have haunted you all summer, autumn's overabundance of butternut squash hits you. Time for some fresh ideas.

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    A different way for the beet to meet the heat

    One of the best things about casting a wide net for recipes is that, bit by bit, I build my knowledge. Take beets: I had always cooked them (wrapping, roasting, cooling and peeling) until one day, years ago, I came across a Moroccan treatment that had me shredding them raw for a salad. Another day...

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    Here's an easy and healthy snack cake

    Because this cake is technically a quick bread, the whole thing takes just 10 minutes to assemble (mix wet and dry ingredients separately, then together) and about 30 minutes to bake. The hardest part of this recipe is getting the ingredients out of the cupboard.

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    Two great recipes for brunch - or anytime

    What's not to love about a late-morning meal?

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    Little tomatoes deliver big flavor

    Sun Gold cherry tomatoes are a treasure - and I don't think that's an over-the-top claim or hyperbole at all.

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    A combo of gooey goodness

    A reader writes: While visiting the Hearst Castle we had the pleasure of discovering the Black Cat Bistro restaurant in Cambria, Calif. All of their food was fantastic but they have sticky toffee pudding that is absolutely phenomenal! I've looked all over for a recipe that comes close but haven'...

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