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Cauliflower Risotto

Cauliflower Risotto gets a thumbs up from everyone! It's easier to make (and more delicious!) than you might think. Plus, while no risotto is "diet food", this is as close to a "low carb" and "diet risotto" as we'll get. The creamy but low-calorie cauliflower makes up so much of the volume. This is my go-to recipe for risotto! Every fall, it calls to me!~recipe updated 2017 for a little weekend cooking inspiration~
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Not Weird, Not Complicated, Just UnfamiliarEven adventurous home cooks return repeatedly to favorite recipes, bypassing new ones that at first seem appealing but then get dismissed as too something: insert "weird" or "complicated" or "exotic" though what we really mean is "too unfamiliar".For years, so it’s been for risotto and me. I saved it for special occasions when someone else could man the spoon and somehow never once made it myself.
Have Arborio, Will TravelNo…

Spiced Honey Cake

The Recipe: A simple honey-sweetened loaf cake (or a Bundt cake, your choice) rich with warm fall- and cold-weather spices. Is it perfect for Rosh Hashanah? Maybe. But you'll not find me saying so.The Conversation: Are spices your sprinkles? Me too!
No Cultural Appropriation HereBack in high school, I immersed myself into the mesmerizing world of Chaim Potok's My Name Is Asher Lev. Back in August, I attended my first bat mitzvah, a moving ceremony and right of passage in the Jewish faith.But honestly? That's the sum total of my personal experience with the faith, culture and and tradition of Judaism, including Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (celebrated this past weekend) where honey cakes symbolize the hope that the coming year will bring much sweetness – you know, like black-eyed peas and greens are eaten in the American South as the calendar turns from one year to the next.(Hmmm. Honey versus dried beans and bitter greens. I wonder which attracts more fans. But I di…