Magazine article Sunset

Midwinter Favorites

Magazine article Sunset

Midwinter Favorites

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Readers' recipes tested in Sunset's kitchens

Shrimp and Pasta with Creamy Pesto Sauce

Nancy Stringer, San Diego

Nancy Stringer uses frozen cooked shrimp and prepared pesto for this easy-to-assemble dish. To thaw shrimp quickly, place under cold running water for 5 minutes.

PREP AND COOK TIME: About 15 minutes


Cream of Garlic Soup

Marcia Trujillo Burns, Twain Harte, CA

Marcia Trujillo Burns added garlic to her favorite cream soup after sampling a similar soup at a restaurant. She garnishes her creation with bacon, croutons, or parmesan cheese.

PREP AND COOK TIME: About 1 hour

MAKES: About 6 cups; about 4 servings IMAGE FORMULA15IMAGE FORMULA19

Braised Chicken with Lemons

Margaret Anderson, Laguna Hills, CA

The fruit on Margaret Anderson's lemon tree inspired her to come up with this flavorful braised chicken dish.

PREP AND COOK TIME: About 1 1/2 hours,

plus at least 1 hour to chill

MAKES: 3 or 4 servings IMAGE FORMULA22

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

Havilab Stewart, Denver

Havilah Stewart puts smoked almonds in this salad for a salty, complex note. …

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