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From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Skip the pre-made mixes and use fresh fruit to make antioxidant rich summer cocktails.
Hot tips from Food Network Kitchens' Katherine Alford: Keep red onions on hand: They're milder than yellow or white ones, so you can eat them raw.
Take a tip from the restaurant world and top your pasta with a dollop of ricotta instead of the usual parmesan.
Next time you're searing pork chops, heat a few sprigs of hearty herbs (like sage or rosemary) in the oil and cook the meat right on top of them.
When you're making burgers, meatballs or other ground-meat dishes, combine equal parts of beef or pork with a leaner meat like turkey or chicken.
Hot Tips From Food Network Kitchens' Katherine Alford: Broiling is a great hands-off way to cook fish.
Food Network Magazine shows you how to add seasoning to your avocados for a fun snack.
Velvety smooth, sweet and creamy, but with more than 600 calories and 45 grams of fat per slice, can it be part of a healthy diet? Here’s how you can have your (cheese)cake and eat it too!
As deliciously comforting as a warm bowl of chowder can be, all the fat and calories can wreak havoc on your waistline. A few simple swaps and you can slurp this savory soup with delight.