This Jan. 19, 2015 photo shows peanut broccoli with shaved lemon in Concord, NH. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Anyone else suffering the broccoli blues? Truth is, it’s such a versatile vegetable seemingly unbound by season, it becomes a go-to vegetable — particularly in winter — for the American dinner table. Nothing wrong with that. It tastes great, cooks quickly and is great for you. But it can sometimes feel as though it’s on […]

This Jan. 12, 2015 photo shows chocolate candy clusters in Concord, N.H. This is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

It was his Aunt Barbara Jane’s pretzel-peanut chocolate candies. Crunchy, salty and sweet, these chocolates are similar to bark, but easier. You simply mix everything together, then spoon it onto waxed paper to set up.

This Jan. 12, 2015 photo shows muffaletta flatbread in Concord, N.H. The recipe, by Alison Ladman, combines pizza and muffaletta. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

For a shortcut version, prep the red pepper pesto and olive salad ahead of time. They can be refrigerated for several days. You also could substitute mixed marinated olives from the grocer’s olive bar for the olive salad.


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