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    Recipe Finder: Jell-O salad makes a refreshing, retro dish

    Ellen Rogers of Granger, Ind., was in search of the recipe for a dish that her mother used to make with orange Jell-O, shredded carrots and small pineapple bits. She cannot locate the recipe and she has been unable to re-create the same taste.

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    Hot chilies in that dish? Choose a low alcohol wine

    Oh, we love our chili heat. Tabasco on the omelet; giardiniera on the dog; jalapeno on the nachos. But chili heat doesn't love wine. Alcohol is a solvent and spreads out or broadcasts the capsaicin (the organic compound in chili peppers that makes for the burn), making it seem hotter or more potent...

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    Talking to 'Below Deck' chef Ben Robinson

    Bravo viewers are accustomed to seeing chef Ben Robinson cook on the high seas in "Below Deck," which follows the motley crew of the yacht Honor during charter season and its colorful set of often finicky guests. We caught up with Robinson before a charity regatta in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

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    Hope sprouts in a corner of Baltimore

    Spring came late to Baltimore, not green this year, but red. There were flashes of anger, flashes of fire, flash floods of shouting in the streets. I stayed in and served something warm, wishing I could garnish it with something wise.

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    Outfitting a kitchen for a newbie cook

    Despite the fact that I've spent a lifetime collecting kitchen gadgets from around the world, I have to say it really doesn't take too much equipment to start your cooking life. Especially if you take advantage of the timesaving options such as precut vegetables and individual portions of meat and...

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    When recipes go bad

    Many years ago I read an article about how to cure constipation. I don't want to go into details here - some people are reading this while eating their Cheerios - but it involved a bathtub, bathwater and an open drain.

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    Use tea to add depth of flavor to many recipes

    The next time you sit down for a cup of tea, take in the aromatic steam while it's brewing. The smoky flavor of hojicha, a drink made from green tea that's been smoked over charcoal, might suggest the aroma of a woodsy campfire. Genmaicha, which combines grassy green tea with crisped and popped ...

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    Spice up grilling season with homemade condiments

    Summer means grilling. Grilling means hot dogs and hamburgers. Hot dogs and hamburgers mean mustard and ketchup and maybe mayonnaise.

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    More women are taking over the grill at home

    Who mans the grill at home?

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    Three grand California red wines to go with that great burger

    A well-made burger can be just as satisfying as a complicated dish fussed over for hours. And while a Coke or a Pepsi tasted terrific with your burger and fries when you were a kid, you might want to consider upgrading to red wine - and by that, I don't mean the equivalent of Two Buck Chuck.

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