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Cupcakes: Just the thing to bake for the ‘lean’ season

I don’t care what the poets say about April being the cruelest month: I know they’re wrong. For bakers, the cruel month is this one, January. It’s the month when food magazine pictures go from whipped cream cakes to detox teas. Earlier this month, everyone resolved to go on a diet, and now, even if your nearest and dearest will eventually eat what you’ve baked, they’ll put up a fuss before they do. It’ll all be over by Valentine’s Day, but until then – arrgh.

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Best Bites: America's Choice Honey Bourbon Salmon

Looking for fancy food on a budget? This satisfying dish features salmon, which is fancier than most, swathed in an impressive glaze made of honey (definitely fancier) and bourbon (uber-fancy). It comes frozen, and it takes less than 20 minutes to cook a nicely impressive entree.

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