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Brussels sprouts with bacon, chestnuts

Love Brussels sprouts? Even if you’re not a fan — yet — you can’t help but love them when they’re cooked with bacon and chestnuts.

Cheap white wines for the holidays

As we head into the holiday season, we often find ourselves either attending festive events or putting them on ourselves.
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Mashed potatoes: The ultimate comfort food

This is the time of year when we’re all thinking about soothing our weather-weary bones with some old-fashioned, just-like-mom-would-make comfort food.

How to talk turkey when buying one

When buying a bird for Thanksgiving, it’s good to be able to talk turkey. What’s frozen, organic, heritage or kosher? Here’s a guide to help.
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Buy in bulk, freeze in portion sizes

Cooking and shopping for two can be a challenge when many things are sold in larger quantities. And if you find a deal on something like bacon, you don’t want to freeze it and then have to thaw a whole pound when you need only a couple strips. The best thing to do is to portion bulk foods out in amounts you typically use and freeze them. Taking a few extra minutes at the beginning can save you lots of money in the end. Here’s what I do when I ...
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Two fruits, one autumn pie

This pie showcases two seasonal favorites: apples and pears. As the calendar marches toward Thanksgiving, keep this pie in mind. Its great flavor combination — tart apples and sweet pears spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon — could make a nice addition to your holiday spread.

Yakima Valley winery reaching new heights

PROSSER — What once was a World War II military training base in the Yakima Valley has evolved into a great vineyard site and provides grapes for one of the region’s best wineries.
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Meatballs: Not just for spaghetti

Meatballs go hand-in-hand with spaghetti, but they also can add a wonderful flavor and texture to soup. Pair them with cheese tortellini and you’ve got an amped-up version of Italian wedding soup.
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Build a better brownie

Along with death, taxes and Meryl Streep landing another Oscar nomination, add this to the “life’s certainties” pile: the spontaneous “Omigod” that follows a first bite into a Palm Beach Brownie.

Stress is contagious, but it’s not all bad for larger society

As a tax preparer, Stephen Yu deals with clients who can’t locate records or are panicked because they haven’t filed in years. Unfortunately, Yu picks up on their stress and sometimes takes it home, especially during tax season. He becomes irritable, distracted and can’t sleep.
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Chicken Stir-Fry is a weekday winner

A stir-fry is an easy go-to dinner. To stir-fry means to cook foods quickly in a small amount of oil over high heat. The only real work and time is in chopping and slicing the ingredients. The spicy peanut sauce is the highlight of in today’s recipe with its mix of crushed red pepper and gingerroot. Adjust the sauce to your own taste. Serving the stir-fry on whole wheat angel hair pasta is a nutrition boost, providing 4 grams of fiber per serving.