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Chrystal's Recipe Corner

Cornbread Panzanella
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By Chrystal Baker, The Duo Dishes on Feb 5, 2012 - 7:45:14 AM
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BEVERLY HILLSThe best way to keep food fun and fresh is to adapt traditional recipes. The Italian panzanella salad is a classic that features summer fresh tomatoes at their best.



  Smoked Salmon And Caramelized Onion Sandwich
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By Chrystal Baker, The Duo Dishes on Jan 28, 2012 - 7:57:02 AM
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BEVERLY HILLSSimple foods with simple touches are always a favorite. Smoked salmon, Persian cucumbers, cream cheese and silky, warm onions drape toasted bread to create an easy to make and easy to eat meal.


Pear Orange Butter
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By Chrystal Baker, The Duo Dishes on Dec 23, 2011 - 9:24:11 PM
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BEVERLY HILLS
If you're like most of us, the holidays have been full of cooking and baking. Today is no different. Here is an easy appetizer or snack to prepare when you're not up to preparing much at all.


  Shrimp And Pomegranate Salad
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By Chrystal Baker: The Duo Dishes on Dec 11, 2011 - 8:45:36 PM
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BEVERLY HILLS
Fall's bounty provides a plethora of vegetables and fruits, one of them being the rotund pomegranate. It is sharply sweet and tangy thanks to the numerous seeds hidden inside.


Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Onion Pasta Salad
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By Chrystal Baker, The Duo Dishes on Dec 3, 2011 - 3:49:57 PM
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Thanksgiving is behind us, and that means no more turkey, stuffing or cranberry sauce for another year. We're back to our usual midweek meals, and this one is perfect to add to your every day rotation.



  Garam Masala Roasted Chickpeas
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By Chrystal Baker on Nov 27, 2011 - 3:28:36 PM
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LOS ANGELESIf you're looking for a snack to keep your mouth busy and your waistline trim, try roasted chickpeas. A handful of these crunchy, salty beans will help satisfy cravings.


Spiced Butternut Squash Soup
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By Chrystal Baker, The Duo Dishes on Nov 20, 2011 - 4:03:06 PM
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, don't forget that starting the meal with a comforting appetizer will prepare guests for the splendor of what is to come.



  Glazed Banana Mango Bread
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By Chrystal Baker on Nov 6, 2011 - 9:54:36 PM
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LOS ANGELESBanana bread is sweet, warm and filling, reminding us that a quick bread can quickly satisfy the craving for a healthy dessert and a sweet breakfast treat.


Brown Butter Pumpkin Muffins
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By Chrystal Baker on Oct 30, 2011 - 5:34:42 PM

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LOS ANGELES—Halloween is around the corner, proven by the spooky chill in the air and pumpkins on every stoop. And grocery stores have lined their shelves with canned pumpkin.



  Thai Black Rice Salad
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By Chrystal Baker on Oct 23, 2011 - 9:25:19 PM

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LOS ANGELES—We all deserve a bit of exoticism in our lives from time to time, and this salad fits the bill. Black rice has long been popular in Asian cuisine, specifically as a Thai dessert with coconut cream and sugar.



Strawberry And Cinnamon Balsamic Tartlets
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By Chrystal Baker on Oct 9, 2011 - 9:57:52 PM

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LOS ANGELES—Californians should never forget how lucky we are to have fresh produce available nearly year-round. When most of the country must deal with sweet strawberries slowly disappearing, here we don't.



  Spicy Brown Sugar Pickles
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By Chrystal Baker on Sep 25, 2011 - 10:10:56 PM
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LOS ANGELES—The sweet, satisfying crunch of homemade pickled treats can be a life changing experience. Many restaurants feature quick pickled appetizers or sides on their menus.


Try Crab and Shrimp Burgers On The Grill
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By Chrystal Baker on Sep 11, 2011 - 8:51:44 PM

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LOS ANGELES—Hopefully you haven’t put your grills away just yet. Labor Day weekend is behind us, but the weather is still right in California for a freshly grilled burger. Let’s make this one a seafood burger.



  Avocado Dip
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By Chrystal Baker, DuoDishes.com on Sep 4, 2011 - 9:56:30 PM

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LOS ANGELES—It’s Labor Day weekend, and your grill is probably heating as we speak. Hamburgers and hot dogs should not be the only dishes on the menu. Try some Avocado dip.



Brown Sugar Coconut Ice Cream
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By Chrystal Baker on Aug 28, 2011 - 4:51:33 PM

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LOS ANGELES—Summer’s heat is here, and it has made itself known. Cool off with homemade ice cream. This one just happens to be vegan, which may appeal to the specialty eaters in your life.



  Linguine With Several Fresh Vegetable Ideas
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By Chrystal Baker, DuoDishes.com on Aug 21, 2011 - 10:16:55 AM

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LOS ANGELES—These are the days of summer when most of us try to avoid standing over a hot stove. The focus is on creating a quick dinner that will allow us to enjoy our last few weeks of prolonged daylight with friends and family.



Mini Crab And Asparagus Quiche
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By Chrystal Baker, Duodishes.com on Jul 24, 2011 - 6:30:58 PM

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LOS ANGELES—Whenever I am thinking of something to bring to a party, the first thing that comes to mind is a quick fix. These bite-sized quiche fit the bill. They are creamy and delicious.



  Sweet Potato, Sausage And Caramelized Onion Pizza
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By Chrystal Baker on Jul 16, 2011 - 2:22:18 PM

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LOS ANGELES—More and more people have discovered that good pizza can be made at home. If you don't have a wood fired oven, that doesn't mean you cannot create a pie that rivals your local best pizza place.



Tomato Zucchini And Feta Tart
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By Chrystal Baker on Jul 3, 2011 - 3:04:30 AM
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LOS ANGELES—Summer is here. The tomatoes are sweet, zucchini is bright and fresh, and red onions never lose their bite. Here is the perfect summer recipe!


 
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