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Amanda Stone: Tweaks can make stevia even sweeter
Stevia is nature's answer for our sweet needs. It has no calories, no carbs and doesn't raise blood sugar, yet it's 300 times sweeter than cane sugar. And we can grow it in in our own backyards.
Cheryle Finley: Freeze it now for easier cooking later
My preference is to spend less time simmering soup all day or baking a big batch of cookies. Just seems like warmer weather calls for an easy salad or sandwich, so looking in the freezer for partially or already prepared dishes is perfect for this time of year.
Breaking out: Eggs trending in world of haute cuisine
Don't tell James Beard Award-winning food writer Michael Ruhlman that eggs are trending.
Amanda Stone: Preparing a healthy meal requires picking battles
I love a challenge in the kitchen. I enjoy a complicated recipe here and there, but I really love the task of creating a healthy meal when it's beyond time to grocery shop.
Cheryle Finley: New cookbook based on recipes from more than 700 columns
My new cookbook, "The Best of Cheryle," has arrived, but as I write this I have yet to see it. I can't wait to get my hands on it so I can find out how it feels to have my picture on the front of a book.
Amanda Stone: Spring heralds return of freshly grown veggies
St. Patrick's Day is behind us, and spring is on the horizon. It's OK to get excited about gardening and eating fresh spring vegetables, I hope.
Cheryle Finley: Avoid repeating common kitchen mistakes
How many of us can say we've never made a mistake in the kitchen? I'm betting there aren't too many.
Flavors harmonize in sweet and tangy chicken meal
The trouble with sweet-and-sour chicken is that the flavor is mostly sweet -- too sweet, at that -- and weirdly acidic. It never seems to deliver on the satisfying balance of gently sweet and teasingly sour that I hope for.
Amanda Stone: Homemade pizza can be healthy enough for nightly meals
My love for pizza has no bounds. I don't discriminate. Whether from a restaurant or homemade, hot or cold, thick crust or thin -- I love it all. There are a few foods that my inner fat kid craves, and pizza is No. 1.
Cheryle Finley: Can of biscuits comes to the rescue
I like to turn to a can of biscuits every so often, too. And it's not just because I like whacking the can on the counter to open it.
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