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  1. From the food editor: Recipe for warm, cozy Pita Ribollita soup

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    When I first made this soup, Florida was in the grips of a cold weather snap, the likes of which rarely happens in this part of the state. We're talking a whole week of lows in the 30s. The 30s!

  2. Will you be drinking mushroom coffee in 2018? Here are some predicted food trends

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    Bleeding veggie burgers, edible flowers and tree-based sparkling waters could be the most popular foods of the year.

  3. For something different, embrace the country-style pork rib

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    When it comes to pork, most home cooks know the chop, the tenderloin, the loin roast, even the Boston butt. But because I am a sucker for the underdog and the oddball, I have a new favorite cut of pork: the country-style rib.

  4. From the food editor: Turkey meatloaf and potatoes cook together in this one-pan recipe

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    January brings a weird dichotomy. I'm often exhausted from December, a month packed with lots of travel and merriment and comfort food. But I also feel energized for the new year, fresh planner in hand and lots of lofty goals ready to be set.

  5. Tampa's JoAnne Tucker takes a win in Pillsbury Bake-Off

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    The Pillsbury Bake-Off is serious business and big bucks. Since 1949, the country's most competitive home cooks put their thinking caps on: How can I use one of the designated Pillsbury products in a new, original — and here's the tricky part — outrageously delicious recipe? Contestants can't be professional …

  6. Dependable lentils are the star in this Thai Red Curry With Lentils and Tofu recipe

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    I take lentils for granted. I've had bursts of creativity using them, but for the most part they sit in my pantry while I reach for bigger, more tempting members of the legume family week in and week out. Until one day, I'm out of cans of chickpeas, don't have any cooked beans in the fridge or freezer, and don't feel …

  7. Easy yet classy: Shrimp and Pineapple Brochettes

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    After all the cooking and shopping that the holidays inspire us to do, I'm looking forward to pulling out some easy recipes that use pantry ingredients I keep on hand. One of my favorite items to keep in the freezer is frozen shrimp.

  8. Smoky (Vegan) Lentil Soup full of nutrition, flavor

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    Rich bean soups are classic winter comfort food. They are filling, healthy and inexpensive, making them a worthy addition to the menu rotation. The downside to dried bean cookery is the time it takes to soak and then cook the beans. Canned beans are a reasonable substitute, although they cost more than three times the …

  9. A hearty winter salad with homemade dressing to kick off the new year

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    There are good reasons to give salad its due consideration, especially now that we have put 2017's major feasts behind us. A salad adds some critical lightness and crunch to a meal.

  10. Bring on the spice: Cooking Indian food doesn't have to be daunting

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    While spending two months in India in the early '80s, I fell in love with the cuisine, the culture and the people.