Chickpea-Flour Pancakes

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The best thing about this French take on pancakes? Their versatility. These pancakes aren't just for breakfast--their chewy edges and soft, crêpe-like interior make a great snack any time of day. View recipe here .


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Pea Bruschetta

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You can order tomato bruschetta at just about any Italian restaurant. This fresh version of the classic dish, made with peas instead of tomatoes, is a great way to use some of that delicious summer produce. View recipe here .


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Turkey Reuben

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The Reuben is traditionally made with corned beef, so this turkey Reuben is not only an updated version, but a healthier one, too. View recipe here .


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Deconstructed Caesar Salad

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Though this Caesar salad recipe may seem different to you, it's actually a return to the true, unadorned Caesar--the Caesar salad as it's meant to be. Bonus: the dressing can also be used as a great sauce for pasta. View recipe here .


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Honest ABE

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Forget BLTs; the Honest ABE, made with asparagus, bacon, and egg, is the new go-to sandwich. Eat it while it's hot--the yolk may be runny, but it's worth the mess. View recipe here .


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Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

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Every restaurant can do wine pairings, but what about patrons who don't drink alcohol? Some chefs are getting creative with non-alcoholic cocktails, but can this twist really work? One man investigates. Learn more here .


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Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

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Sloppy Joes are a childhood staple, but most adults know they're not the healthiest dinner choice. Luckily, you don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy this meatless version. View recipe here .


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Meatballs with Zucchini and Bulgar

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Italian meatballs are delicious, but using the same recipe over and over again can get old fast. Try this Greek meatball recipe, which uses grated zucchini and bulgar in place of the traditional bread crumbs. View recipe here .


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Nashville Hot Chicken

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Fried chicken can be a great comfort food, but if you're looking to add a little zing to your chicken, try Nashville-style hot chicken. Just add some black and red pepper, and you've got a fresh take on an old favorite. Learn more here .


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Mashed Potatoes With Cheese and Bacon

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If you're looking for a way to spruce up bland mashed potatoes, try adding bacon and Southern staple pimento cheese. It's incredibly easy to make, and it tastes great. Learn more here .


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Tiramisu

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Instead of the traditional marscapone, this tiramisu recipe uses ricotta cheese, making it amazingly light and delicious. Learn more here .


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Matzoh-Breaded Pralines

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Pralines, a traditional Southern treat made with pecans, sugar, and butter, gets an update with the addition of matzoh. Learn more here .


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