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  1. Top picks for healthy convenience foods that put popular whole grains to good use

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    Whole grains are trending. The National Restaurant Association declared them one of the top 20 food trends of 2017, multiple surveys report that consumers are seeking them out, and thousands of grocery items have been reformulated to include more in the past year. That's a good thing because there is a tall stack of …

    There is a tall stack of research supporting the health benefits of eating whole grains, which include preventing the risk of stroke, diabetes and heart disease and helping with weight management.
  2. This Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake is ready for breakfast, dessert or your next party

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    This week, food critic Laura Reiley offers thoughts on the Bundt cake, and why it and other retro desserts are making a comeback. Read that story here.

    Lemon Blueberry Coconut Bundt Cake. Photo by Michelle Stark, Times food editor.
  3. Is the Bundt cake back? How retro baked goods are becoming trendy again

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    Once there were grunts and slumps, buckles and brown betties. Oh, and pandowdies and sonkers. In the olden days, people routinely made angel food cakes, tomato soup cakes and hummingbird cakes. These were not Duncan Hines mixes, but rather confections made from scratch following yellowed and stained recipes in your …

    Nothing Bundt Cakes in Tampa offers a variety of options, from tiny “bundtinis” and 10-inch cakes that serve 18 to 20 people. Core flavors include lemon, marble, red velvet and chocolate-chocolate chip, with featured flavors like confetti.
  4. What the 10 terms Merriam-Webster just added to the dictionary say about our foodie culture

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    Joining "troll" (as in, a rude person on the Internet, not a bridge-dwelling creature), "alt-right" and "dog whistle," 10 food-related words were added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary this week. That's out of 250 new terms, a pretty good ratio that signals the ongoing shift toward a more food-obsessed culture, one …

    IPA is one of the words recently added to the dictionary.
  5. We Tried That: Can you throw a cocktail party for less than $25?

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    Power drills scream. Rain drops fleck my skin, small pinpricks of cold. I hurry my 9-month-old puppy down the street as my neighbors screw plywood to their windows, preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma.

    Today is a good day for a party.

    This Old Fashioned, made with Angostura orange bitters, is garnished with a maraschino cherry and a clementine twist.
  6. Let produce shine in these recipes

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    Whether you bake muffins studded with nectarines or marinate tomatoes with lots of garlic and red pepper flakes, the recipes that follow put a bounty of fruits and vegetables front and center.

    The batter for Nectarine Corn Muffins is easy to make. You can use any stone fruit in place of, or in addition to, the nectarines.
  7. Cookbook review: ‘A New Way to Bake' offers useful guide to working with alternative baking ingredients

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    My pantry looks a lot more diverse than it did a few years ago. Buckwheat, whole-wheat and rye flours are right there next to all-purpose flour. I have amaranth and millet. Coconut oil is as much a staple as olive oil.

    And I'm not the only one.

    A New Way to Bake: Classic Recipes Updated With 
Better-for-You Ingredients From 
the Modern Pantry 
From the Kitchens 
of Martha Stewart
Clarkson Potter, 320 pages, $26
  8. With largest kosher inventory in Tampa Bay area, Hyde Park Winn Dixie is a boon to Jewish cooks

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    “Miracles do happen," says Rabbi Levi Rivkin, joyously leading the way down aisle six at the Winn-Dixie in Hyde Park, pointing out dozens of bright blue circles indicating kosher cereals, crackers, soups and such.

    Rabbi Lazer Rivkin, 68, and his son, Rabbi Levi Rivkin, 36, both of Tampa, visit the kosher frozen food section at the Winn-Dixie on W Swann Avenue in Hyde Park in Tampa.
  9. Turn corn bread into a sweet treat with sauteed apple slices

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    Corn bread has always had a bit of an identity crisis in our house: Is it savory or is it sweet? Does it replace dinner rolls or dessert?

    Apple Upside-Down Corn Bread is simple to make. Unsweetened applesauce adds tenderness to the corn bread without a ton of fat.
  10. Take the plunge and try kelp noodles in simple cabbage and noodle saute

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    The healthy noodle market is booming, thanks to low-carb fans, and so it's no surprise that kelp noodles, which used to be a specialty-store item only, are now readily available at the neighborhood supermarket.

    Kelp noodles, which are a neutral-flavored sea vegetable, work well in Kelp Noodles and Cabbage.