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  1. For a fast, easy, healthful dinner, try Poached Cod With Raw Papaya Relish


    Balancing healthy eating with a crazy weeknight schedule is tricky for everyone. We all have competing priorities that chip away at our days: Kids, careers, school, home and family obligations all take time and energy. And next thing we know, it's 6 p.m. and we haven't given any thought to dinner. What we do next is …

    You don’t have to rely on fresh fish for Poached Cod With Papaya Relish. Frozen fillets will work.
  2. For maximum crunch (and convenience), pull out your sheet pan


    Cooking an entire meal on one rimmed baking pan — the so-called sheet pan supper — has become its own category of cooking, the oven analogue of the one-pot meal.

    Spicy Roasted Broccoli Pasta brings both crunch and convenience to the table.
  3. Recipe for easy broiled fish with lemon curry butter


    Here's a plan of action that works for dinner any night of the week: Melt some butter; add in some minced garlic, herbs, spices and a squirt of lemon; then pour it over whatever you have your heart set on eating. With almost no effort, you'll have a sauce that makes anything taste better.

    Drizzle lemon curry butter, a blend of butter, garlic, lemon and the herbs and spices of your choosing, on fish fillets before running them under the broiler.
  4. Five ideas for puff pastry, from savory to sweet


    With a fold, wrap or a twist, puff pastry can be part of a savory appetizer or a sweet dessert — and sometimes both. My favorite? Puff pastry, jam and a wheel of Brie. Packages of puff pastry sheets should be a freezer staple. These five easy recipes all use the standard frozen 17.3-ounce package from …

    Put leftover ham to good use in Ham and Cheese Puffs.
  5. From the food editor: How to make Trail Mix Bars, a low-calorie sweet treat


    Next week, we debut our Cake Issue of Taste, in which we'll feature recipes, profiles on local bakers, reader stories and more.

    Trail Mix Bars. Photo by Michelle Stark, Times Food Editor
  6. The Citrus Place, one of the last holdouts in independent Florida citrus, is serving up fresh juice in Terra Ceia



    Barry Broder's customers start asking for "the good orange juice" in early fall. For 17 years, he has been stopping at the Citrus Place on his way to work from Bradenton to stock up.

    Orange peels are discarded after juicing at the Citrus Place in Terra Ceia, just south of the Sunshine Skyway bridge. Oranges are squeezed by a machine that chills and stirs the juice until it is bottled.
  7. For St. Patrick's Day, a lamb chop recipe with a savory mint sauce


    St. Patrick's Day, a.k.a. the Feast of St. Patrick, is devoted not only to "the wearing o' the green," but the eating of the green. Both customs nod to the color of the shamrock, one of the great totems of Ireland, of which Patrick is the patron saint.

    Seared Lamb Chops With Mint Herb Sauce will hit the spot. The sauce is bright green, deeply flavorful and refreshing, a tangy complement to crispy lamb chops.
  8. Cookbook review: 'One Pan & Done' and 'Back Pocket Pasta' help get weeknight dinners on the table


    Getting home from work with no game plan for dinner can be a fast track to hangry territory. With a long commute and a semiregular workout routine, it can be challenging for me to turn out an enticing meal on some weeknights.

    By Molly Gilbert Clarkson Potter 2017, 256 pages, $17.99
  9. Party like it's 'Beauty and the Beast' with these recipes inspired by 'Be Our Guest'


    First published in the 18th century as a French fairy tale, the story of Beauty and the Beast has enchanted us for centuries. To celebrate the Friday release of Disney's live-action adaptation starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, we've concocted a menu based on the 1991 animated film's famous song Be Our Guest. …

    Belle sings “Be Our Guest” in “Beauty and the Beast.”
  10. From the food editor: Making your own potato chips is an easy to satisfy cravings


    For me, indulgence almost always takes the form of something crispy and salty.

    Homemade baked potato chips with Sriracha-yogurt dip. Photo by Michelle Stark, Times Food Editor.

New #CookClub recipe: White Chicken Chili

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