Beets are nature's candy, as anyone who watched Nickelodeon's Doug was frequently reminded. Or at least a natural candy. But during the depths of winter they often seem like just another stodgy root—unless you do something new with them. Here are eight recipes to try.

If You Can't Beat Winter, Eat Beets: 8 Recipes
Roots, greens, and recipes to make an occasional bore exciting.

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