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This Dec. 18, 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows a vegetable carpaccio in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

Vegetable carpaccio

Servings: 6 Start to finish: 1 hour Berbere Drizzle: 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 tablespoons safflower oil 1 tablespoon Berbere Spice Blend (recipe follows) Garlic…


This Dec. 18, 2017 photo shows lentil soup in Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Lentil soup

Servings: 8 Start to finish: 45 minutes, including cook time 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups chopped) 1 stalk celery,…



Holiday travel tips

Holiday travel tips

Millions of people travel to visit family and friends each holiday season. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, during the Christmas and New Year’s…






This September 2017 photo shows modern green bean casserole in New York. The sauce is a lovely medley of sauteed fresh mushrooms and a blend of broth and half-and-half. (Mia via AP)

Green bean casserole

Serves 10 Start to finish: 45 minutes CRISPY SHALLOT TOPPING 5 shallots, very thinly sliced Canola or vegetable oil for frying Kosher salt to taste…









Chai Ice Cream

Chai Ice Cream

Serves 6 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup whole milk 4 slices fresh ginger root 1 tablespoon whole allspice berries 1 tablespoon whole cloves 12…




This Nov. 27, 2017, photo shows weekday sauteed broccoli in Bethesda, Md. This recipe for weekday side dish calls for broccoli but you could easily substitute cauliflower or carrots or asparagus, depending on what’s in season or what’s on sale or what’s hanging out in your crisper drawer. (AP Photo/Melissa d'Arabian)

Sauteed broccoli

Servings: 4 Start to finish: 10 minutes 1 pound broccoli, cut into slim florets 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons…