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Check out these ginger cream cookies and vote in our Holiday Cookie Bake-Off

We're now taking votes for our 6th Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off. We have 130 tempting entries to choose from, so make your voice heard. It’s time to vote for your favorite.

If you're curious about some of the entries, check out these ginger cream cookies.

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Salute the middle of the week with this saucy pumpkin cocktail recipe

Take some of your favorite fall flavors — pumpkin, cinnamon, orange and maple — and combine them in a glass. This saucy pumpkin cocktail does just that, adding a touch of cinnamon whiskey, orange liqueur and maple syrup to a pint of pumpkin ale. It’s a simple cocktail to make, and a perfect way to salute the season, your week, or the fact that you’ve managed to make it through the day. Cheers.

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Live discussion: It's lunchtime with Jonathan Gold
Bludso's BBQ in Compton closes, to reopen in a new location

If you love Texas barbecue, you’ve likely beaten a worn path to Kevin Bludso’s homey storefront in Compton, where he’s been making some of the best in Los Angeles since 2008. L.A.

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Try this recipe for a comforting bowl of potato and wild chard soup

One bite of this rich soup, and you might never guess its depth of flavor comes from a few ingredients and less than an hour’s time preparing the recipe. Tender diced potatoes, chopped chard, garlic, olive oil and a touch of seasoning make for a perfect combination in this simple meal, perfect for a busy weeknight.

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How to make the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers

I hate the word leftovers. One word and already you’re not expecting much, especially when the leavings are from Thanksgiving, the biggest food day of the year.  I reached out on social media for a better word and got a deluge of alternatives.

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