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  1. Sheet-pan salmon a quick and easy way to eat healthfully


    New year new you. Right?

    So let's get right down to it: If healthy eating is complicated and time-consuming, we will lose interest before the end of February. That's why sheet-pan salmon suppers are so terrific — they take minutes to make, and yet the healthy fats in salmon are filling. Today's recipe …

    Cook salmon alongside asparagus or swap out the ingredients for more easy sheet-pan dinners.
  2. Raspberry pavlova recipe lowers the sugar, not the taste


    Pavlovas are dreamy. For the uninitiated, a pavlova (named after the famed ballerina's fluffy tutu) is essentially a meringue shell baked at low heat until the outside is barely golden crisp but the inside remains soft and billowy, like a creamy marshmallow. The shell then is typically filled with whipped cream, custard …

    A pavlova is essentially a meringue shell baked at low heat so the outside crisps.
  3. Cookbook review: 'Eating in the Middle: A Mostly Wholesome Cookbook' offers a guide to balance


    When January resolutions roll over into February, it can be enough to test anyone's allegiance to eating better in the new year.

    By Andie Mitchell Clarkson Potter, 240 pages, $27.99
  4. From the food editor: Making bao, the steamed Asian buns, at home


    First of all, you need a proper steamer.

    Schnitzel Bao with Sesame Pickles. [Photo by Molly Yeh.]
  5. Valentine's Day recipes to cook up for your sweetheart at home


    Ah, the day of love. What to do when it falls on a Tuesday, the least romantic day of the week? Get in the kitchen.

    Ricotta gnocchi with parsley pesto, topped with pistachios and cheese. (Photo by the New  York Times)
  6. Lutz resident has a winning recipe for Florida State Fair baking competitions


    TAMPA — By day, Tampa Bay realtor. But once a year, Lutz resident Jo Anne "Joni" Hartzler leaps into action in another way entirely. One that includes flour, sugar, butter and a whole lot of competitive zeal.

    This Almond Filled Artisan Bread Ring is among Jo Anne “Joni” Hartzler’s creations.
  7. Mix things up with this easy eggplant stir-fry


    This recipe sounds like a mouthful, and it is — in a good way. Cashews and red onion provide a tender crunch, and there's just enough chicken to satisfy a carnivore. The niftiest thing about it, though, is how it treats the eggplant.

    Enjoy the tender crunch and meatiness that Cashew Eggplant Chicken Stir-Fry offers.
  8. Five ideas for single-serving dishes: bruschetta pasta, falafel nachos, chocolate lava mug cake


    It's hard to ignore Valentine's Day, whether you're with someone or not. While bay area restaurants plan to offer special Valentine's Day menus, grocery stores and convenience markets overflow with pink-tinfoil-covered and heart-shaped candies. But rather than find recipes that use candy hearts or chocolate, I …

    Chocolate Lava Mug Cake
  9. From the food editor: For Valentine's Day, I tried making macarons at home


    There are a couple of different ways to approach your Valentine's Day food plan.

    French macarons. (TNS)
  10. Family-owned Pinellas Chocolate Company makes chocolate from scratch in Largo



    Pulverized composite, aerohydraulic cylinder, stirred ball mill. These are not terms we think of when we're standing in the candy aisle, staring down a line of heart-shaped boxes full of chocolate.

    Brothers Cody, left, and Addam Vessa are pictured at Pinellas Chocolate Company in Largo.

New #CookClub recipe: White Chicken Chili

This is a hearty and warming stew for this time of year.