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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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By Angela Denstad Stigeler Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for a little indulgence, so go ahead and make a fool for yourself and your special someone. A simple sweet comprised of whipped cream and fruit puree, a fool (from the French foulé) is a natural companion for these dark, chocolately scones. This pair of recipes [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler As February’s frills start to appear, here’s a seductive little menu item to help put you in the mood for the month’s romantic meals. Sea scallops—those pearly white rounds of shellfish brought up from the deep—always lend a bit of mystery and delight. When you decorate them with a ruffled edge [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler Iceberg lettuce has been a real wedge issue for some time, foodies pronouncing it void of flavor and lacking in sophistication, while its cool, mild crunch keep it a popular choice among the American populace.  I say iceberg — the most abundant lettuce in the crisphead family — has its place [...]

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By Angela Denstad Stigeler January just seems to beg for rich, comforting foods, but it’s too soon to lose those resolutions before the month is out. If only there was a way to make a warm, rich, flavorful meal, but keep it lean and low-cost as well. This take on chicken and rice does exactly [...]

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