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Not a fan of broccoli? You will be adding cheese and garlic

One recent night, I had dinner at her house. When I asked if there was anything that I could do to help, she replied that it was all done. When I arrived, the house smelled divine as the Chicken Marbella was already in the oven.

Cabbage soup, not the boiled diet version, can be glorious

Nearly 20 years later, I decided it might be worth trying to concoct a tastier version of cabbage soup, not as a diet, but just as an addition to our soup rotation. After all, cabbage is incredibly healthy, and I'm definitely a fan of veggie soups to boost nutrition. It took some major convincing for my husband to try any cabbage soup at all. In fact, he didn't even want it cooking in the house - olfactory memory is powerful. So, I tinkered one week when he was out of the country for work. And I discovered a genius way to sidestep the strong smell and taste of the boiled cabbage of yesterday: leave the cabbage raw. It was so simple, but would it work?

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Classic Deviled Eggs

In the same category as pigs in a blanket: everyone is happy to see them, sophisticated people shed their cool. You can't be annoyed when there are deviled eggs around; it would be like being irritated in the presence of a puppy or a rainbow.

KitchenWise: For brunch, bake your eggs in a pastry nest

In order to keep the phyllo moist and help it brown properly, you have to lightly brush both sides of each sheet with oil. Then you simply shape the dough into a "nest" by scrunching in the dough on the edges. When you're done, the floor of the nest should be about 3 inches in diameter, the edges about 1 1/2-inches high. The formula for how to shape it? There is none. All scrunching is good.

A fresh spin on Caesar salad with Brussels sprouts, sardines

Today's recipe for Brussels Sprouts Caesar with Sardine Croutons is a pivot on the standard version. The dressing is my quick weeknight version, using a tiny bit of mayo for creaminess instead of raw egg. Instead of romaine, I use shaved raw Brussels sprouts, which significantly boost the protein over other lettuces and greens. And, the bright lemony dressing completely covers any lingering cruciferous notes from the raw Brussels that may bother some palates.

Sustainable Living

Colorado fruit growers worry over unseasonably warm weather

Talbott's Mountain Gold owner Bruce Talbott says peaches and other fruit are at a higher risk for damage if temperatures dip to below freezing. As weather switches between unseasonably warm to cold, growing fruit becomes more difficult

Fish and chirps? Crickets make leap in demand as a protein

Once consumers get beyond the ick factor, they say, there are a lot of benefits to consuming bugs

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