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Amanda Stone: Healthy deceit does no harm
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love being sneaky. I get immense satisfaction from making a meal as packed with nutrients as possible, while keeping it edible and, preferably, delicious.
Cheryle Finley: Capers add surprise burst of flavor to food
I'm not referring to shenanigans pulled by the Riddler to get Batman's attention -- I'm talking about those little olive-like, vitamin- and mineral-laden green buds produced by the capparis spinosa.
Throwback recipes inspire modern crepe craze
While fondue mostly stayed back in the 1950s and '60s, crepes have been making a comeback. Crepes, traditionally a thin French pancake, have recently risen in popularity again in the United States.
Amanda Stone: Meatless Mondays could make a good resolution
I can't imagine a person so complete that she can't come up with a New Year's resolution or two. If she exists, I don't think we would be friends.
Cheryle Finley: Consider alternative to canned frosting
Frosting and icing -- is there a difference? Yes, there is a difference, but not everyone knows it.
Healthy eating releases offer dieters variety
Are you a celebrity watcher? A magazine clipper? A list maker, supplement taker, whole grains baker? No matter what kind of person you are, there's a new diet cookbook to help lay the foundation for that inevitable New Year's resolution.
Amanda Stone: Fondue is fun, festive, flavorful
There's one more event that requires food and fun just around the corner: New Year's Eve. The cool kids call it amateur's night and stay in. Whether you're a cool kid or you just have some kids, staying home is a great way to ring in the new year, or the 10 o'clock while snoring on the couch -- not that I do that.
Cheryle Finley: Party ideas will liven up New Year's Eve
Now, it's time to look forward to 2013. It just won't be the same without Dick Clark counting down the new year. Ryan Secrest has taken his place, and while I like Ryan, I grew up with Dick Clark on "American Bandstand" and New Year's Eve, so I will miss that tradition.
Area winemakers see growing interest in locally produced products
While beer is still king when it comes to alcoholic beverages, more and more people are choosing to raise wine glasses rather than beer mugs. According to figures from the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, 2011 saw sales of wine continue to take a bite out of beer sales.
Amanda Stone: Food makes great gift
There's still time. You have a few days left to wrap up your shopping -- pun intended.
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