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Homemade Raspberry Cardamom Jam

When it comes to making drool-worthy jam, Jessica Koslow of SQIRL really knows her stuff. Her recipe for raspberry-cardamom jam will knock your socks off. This recipe is simple, easy to make, and a sure success at home even for the first time. It actually works very well with regular grocery store raspberries, meaning this could be a great project if you don't have a farmer's market nearby.

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Classic Chinese Dumplings Inspired by Din Tai Fung

We are a dumpling family. These little gems are juicy and savory all wrapped up in pretty bite-sized packages. This recipe is super simple and it makes a ton. So have yourself a dumpling folding party and pop the extras in the freezer for an easy dinner any time.

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Beef Bone Broth

Bone broth is nutrient-rich and makes for a comforting drink or even an amazing stock. And now, it looks like bone broth may even create stronger bones and joints, boost your immune system, and make for shinier hair, all because of the collagen and calcium phosphate released during the long cooking process.

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Pickled Winter Vegetables

These pickles are packed full of flavor from ingredients like thyme, orange, coriander and mustard seeds, and have a nice pucker thanks to some rice wine vinegar. They make a great appetizer alongside some toasted bread and cheese (goat cheese, whipped ricotta, crème fraiche, or yogurt would all be perfect creamy counterpoints).

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Baby Thanksgiving: Corn Purée, Cranberry & Turkey

In the midst of the inevitable Thanksgiving meltdown, the idea of trying to come up with something special for the baby to eat can be downright overwhelming. But the best part about the Thanksgiving meal is, it’s tailor-made for baby! All it takes is the right combination of dishes you’re already making, and the magic of the blender.

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Taiwanese Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of those guilty pleasures a lot of us associate with our neighborhood Chinese delivery place, but try this recipe and I think you might find yourself tossing that takeout menu.

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Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Basil

Fresh tomatoes are the star ingredient in this spaghetti recipe. Buy the most flavorful ones you can, and after that everything will be a piece of cake….er, pasta.

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Homemade Popsicles

It's amazing how freezing a bit of fresh fruit on a stick can turn healthy food into the BEST. SNACK. EVER. Homemade popsicles take advantage of the ripe fruit of the season, are so so tasty, and dare I say, a bit healthy. The best part is, once you know the blueprint, the possibilities are endless. Just start with the basics: fresh fruit, your favorite sweetener, and you're good to go.

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Easy Like Sunday Morning Pancakes

Fluffy on the inside, golden brown and slightly crisp on the outside, these pancakes are the perfect vehicle for a pat of butter, a bit of fresh fruit, and lots of good old fashioned maple syrup.

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Homemade Pizza

Learn the surefire way to make a fantastic pizza at home.The crust for this pizza recipe is chewy in the center, crispy on the outside, and full of flavor, thanks to generous amounts of salt and olive oil. Just remember to crank up the oven as high as it will go, and most importantly, don't be shy tossing the pizza dough.

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Cooking the Ultimate Steak

All you need to make a good steak is good quality meat, salt and pepper. It's that simple, which is great because having three boys (my husband included) at home who love their red meat can put you on the spot! In making a steak countless number of times at home, this has become my go to recipe for THE perfect steak.

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Summer Quinoa Salad

Earthy quinoa, creamy avocado and salty ricotta - the perfect combination all in one bowl. Quinoa is great on it's own but place it in a bowl, along with veggies, protein and pretty much anything else you can cook up, and it becomes a supper yummy meal packed with power foods.

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Simply Avocado: Two Easy Ways

It's amazing how much a simple food can connect you to home. For me, avocados are the perfect embodiment of everything I love about California. Here are two of my favorite avocado recipes: a simple avocado toast with lemon and chili pepper, and an avocado and roasted carrot salad perfect for the kiddos.

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Easy, Best-Ever Dark Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake is indulgently dark, rich and moist. Bonus, it's also incredibly easy to make. It's a one-bowl, one-whisk recipe that's practically foolproof. Topped with a tangy, creamy and sophisticated orange-infused mascarpone frosting, this may just be the perfect way to end a meal or celebrate a special occasion.

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