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Salmon, vegetables and parchment paper make cooking easy
Fish en papillote is the elegant-sounding name of a staple recipe of classic French cuisine. Translated into English, it becomes the much less elegant-sounding -- "fish in a bag."
Amanda Stone: Make New Year's Eve special
New Year's Eve is a distinct occasion. We feel the need to do something special to commemorate making it through another year, while simultaneously celebrating the beginning of a new year.
Cheryle Finley: It's not Christmas without traditions
For me, it's the Christmas traditions that make this holiday season special, and I hope you have treasured traditions, too. Sometimes it's the simplest actions that stay with us and we hold dear. Here's some of the traditions to which I look forward:
Global affair: International flavors great for New Year's Eve
For this global take on a festive New Year's Eve dinner, we created a mash-up that draws on the flavors of the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Europe. We start with a simple green salad, but dress it with a blend of coconut milk and sherry vinegar, then stud it with dried apricots and cashews.
Amanda Stone: Easy Christmas morning brunch ideas
As a grown-up, I look forward to the holidays for food, family and friends, listed in order of importance. Bulky winter clothes and weeks of holiday food was a plan well made and certainly no coincidence.
Cheryle Finley: Baking cookies for Santa a popular U.S. tradition
Do you plan on putting out cookies and milk for Santa this year? Or perhaps a carrot of two for his reindeer? The nice thing about Santa is that you don't have to worry about whether he prefers chocolate, decorated, plain, vegan or gluten-free cookies -- he'll be happy with whatever you decide to serve.
Cheryle Finley: Keep kitchen cabinets stocked this winter
Are you one of the roughly 4 million people who rushed to the grocery store ahead of last Thursday's snowy forecast? Because of the unpredictable weather in the Four States, I am changing gears from gifts in a jar to tips on preparing for snow days, courtesy of ehow.com and wisebread.com.
Amanda Stone: Holiday treats can be healthy
The holidays are a time for indulgence for everyone, kids included. As adults, we usually know when we're making food choices that are questionable. Kids need guidance with their holiday goodies.
Flexible ideas take fuss out of dishing up variety
Fantasizing about throwing a big holiday bash but fearful you'll spend the whole party -- or worse, the whole week -- in the kitchen prepping? We've got you covered.
Cheryle Finley: Share a favorite family recipe for Christmas
I want to share some homemade gift ideas from your kitchen. One of the nicest gifts is a recipe book filled with your favorite recipes.
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