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Spicy Chipotle Turkey Meatloaf with a Honey Glaze

tonyr_pot_k Cindy writes: Bit of a divide in my house over meatloaf. My husband and kids love it. Me, not so much. Any suggestions for a healthy (but tasty!) take? Maybe with turkey? That would win me over…

tonyr_cook_kTony’s take: Cindy, thanks for the question! The truth of the matter is that I’ve never really made meatloaf before (unless you count a couple of random staff meals where my frantic efforts produced things vaguely resembling it). So, I’m excited you asked.

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Sear-Braised Cod with Chorizo and Thyme in a Tomato-Saffron Broth

tonyr_cook_k  Tony writes: I don’t make fish as often as often as I should; in large part because I can’t stand fish smell in the house (seriously, it lingers, especially in the middle of the winter). But it’s mid-spring and it may not be grilling weather yet, but it is plenty warm enough to kick open the windows and renew a friendship with the fishmonger. All of which got me on this hybrid sear-braise technique. It perfectly straddles this time of

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Homemade Maple, Pecan, and Dried Cherry Granola Bars (with Dark Chocolate)

Tony writes: It came as a minor shock when I  learned recently that you can make really good (no… make that great) granola bars at home. Not that it should have (I admit, I’m a dummy with baking). But I’ve always related to granola (the loose, sprinkling stuff) as a homemade entity and granola bars (squared off and crisp) as the domain of multinational companies. So when I started developing a granola recipe a couple of months back, not

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Homestyle Beef Shabu-Shabu with Ponzu Dipping Sauce

 tonyr_pot_k  Keith asks: My local grocer sells “shaved meats” which got me thinking about the “shabu-shabu” I had in Tokyo: you dip vegetables and thin cuts of meat in intense broths for about 10 seconds so they just cook through. It was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Any ideas how to recreate shabu-shabu?

tonyr_cook_k Tony’s take: Keith, thanks for the question! I’ve always been slightly awestruck by shabu-shabu. As a kid, cooking my own dinner in a restaurant

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