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4 Perfect Pear Recipes

"Gift of the Gods" is what Homer, the famous author of the Odyssey, called pears in 800 B.C. Thousands of years later, there are many (including me) who would agree. My gift to you? These four yumm…

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Pears: Gift of the Gods

Homer, famous author of the Odyessy, called pears "gift of the gods." That was in 800 B.C. Thousands of years before and thousands of years later, there are many (including me) who would agree. Did…

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Glycemic Index Decoded

We've churned through Atkins, South Beach, and The Zone and seen the rise and fall of countless other "miracle" diets. But as the nation's collective waistline continues to swell, along with rates of …

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Gingered Cranberry-Pear Cobbler

Cranberries add a particularly pleasing tartness and color to pears, while fresh ginger, lemon and vanilla brighten up the pears. The nutrition information below is calculated using reduced-fat sour c…

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Roasted Parsnip and Pear Soup Recipe

The earthy flavor of parsnips goes especially well with fragrant pears, but carrots or even rutabaga work nicely in this soup as well. Serve it as a first course or as a light main dish with a crusty …

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Carefree Canapes

If the word canapé brings to mind tedious, fussy finger food, let us change your opinion. We’ve adopted the fancy format but left out the pomp and circumstance for these creative concoctions. Read on …

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Acorn Squash with Jeweled Wild Rice

We're so accustomed to seeing a huge, bronzed turkey on the Thanksgiving table that it is a treat to make a vegetarian main dish with as much flair. I have to say that this razzle-dazzling arrangement…

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Sweet and Spicy Autumn Salad

I love simple flavors, but I also adore an explosion. This jumble of sweet, salty, spicy, and nutty in a tangle of peppery greens leaves me swooning. We may not be inventing the wheel here—the fruit/n…

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Sweet Harvest Pear and Carrot Soup Recipe

This soup is as mellow and golden as a warm September afternoon, filled with the natural sweetness and mineral and antioxidant nutrition of tender pears and carrots. Low in fat, creamy without dair…

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