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What’s Cooking: Salads for fall

Don’t despair – you can still enjoy a nice fresh salad with your meal, even though the weather has turned cooler and the days shorter. Just don’t expect it to be tomato-lettuce-cucumber. Local tomato season is over, folks. It’s time to move on.

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Dorie Greenspan is all about baking

No matter how much you don’t like to bake, aren’t good at baking, don’t even want to bake, if you listen to Dorie Greenspan long enough, you'll find yourself hankering to get your hands into some flour, certain even you can whip up some laborious, glorious baked treat. Her can-do attitude is that infectious.

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Bake a fall dessert with apples

Ever walk past a bakery with one of those impossibly elegant apple tarts in the window, the ones with the apple slices fanned out in the shape of a flower? Nothing you could ever make at home, right?

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Mandarin recipes

I buy at least 20 pounds of mandarins every year from one of our many growers in Placer County for eating and cooking. Most of the mandarins are eaten right out of the bag, but a few make it into salads, drinks, and as glazes or sauces. Experiment a bit and try them on or in whatever sounds good to you. Mandarins are easy to squeeze for juice, and the juice freezes well.

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Ina Garten’s new book offers make-ahead tips

Ina Garten is a best-selling cookbook author, an Emmy-winning television host and the doyenne of casual elegance. But on a recent afternoon, the “Barefoot Contessa” star looked around her East Hampton, N.Y., kitchen and realized that she had produced piles of cherry biscotti and tubs of rum-raisin ice cream – but no dinner.

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