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Meet your new favorite mac 'n' cheese recipe

Mac ’n’ cheese just might be the ultimate comfort food: You have a gooey dish of pasta, creamy cheese and a crunchy topping that usually includes more cheese. And though we all have our favorite recipe (some of us have more than one), this is one dish that can always use a little tweaking just...

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And now for some red wines to pair with fall's bountiful food

And now for some red wines to pair with fall's bountiful food

Even if autumn in Los Angeles is more theoretical than actual, it is still a time when days are diminished and nights are clear, when roasts and braises reenter the dinner repertoire and the transition to the season’s produce — squashes, apples, root vegetables, an earthy spectrum of cruciferous...

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