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By Angela Denstad Stigeler When I recently stumbled upon this recipe, I was amused by its recommendation, which proclaimed, “Never underestimate the power of hot cheese.” While cheese in all its glorious diversity is certainly a culinary bigwig, it doesn’t often get to take center stage. While this recipe is oftentimes grilled as an appetizer [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler It’s coming up on St. Patrick’s Day again, right when we’re all yearning to see a bit of green. Rather than dye any desserts, I’m going to enjoy a basic Bundt cake with a couple of traditional Irish additions. If you’re thinking of the usual alcohol-based fortifiers for which Ireland is [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler If Ash Wednesday brings to mind modest soup suppers that warm body and soul, you might want to add this one to your repertoire. Even if you’re not in the habit of fasting or abstaining from meat, this red lentil soup is a tasty winter warmer with an impressive balance of [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler Of all the ways to eat rice, none is so fun as the classic Sicilian street food known as arancini. Made from leftover risotto, and filled with leftover tomato sauce, they’re one of those foods that become much more than the sum of their parts. They take their name from the [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler If you’re in a dinner slump, it may at first be hard to see the connection of being at a loss of meal ideas and a restaurant-style Italian rice dish. But twice last week when people bemoaned needing something new I mentioned that I was making a risotto, and their eyes [...]

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