Wednesday, October 8, 2003

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The Cincinnati Horticultural Society has compiled its first cookbook, Hotpots ($24.95), a collection of recipes contributed by celebrities and community leaders. The book also offers gardening tips and photos of flower pots featured in last year's "Cincinnati Blooms" project. The cookbooks are available at Flower & Farm Fest at Coney Island Saturday and Sunday, and at Proceeds from cookbook sales benefit Horticultural Society projects.

Tube Food

Host Rachael Ray serves Mini-Meatball Soup, Grilled 4-Cheese Sandwiches and Chocolate-Dipped Bananas on 30 Minute Meals at 6 p.m. today on the Food Network.

Hot Date

Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine celebrates its Harvest Festival 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday with food, music, kid activities and special produce, cheese and meat buys.

What Is This?

Also called sweet potato squash, delicata squash has pale yellow skin with green stripes. Its yellow flesh tastes like a cross between acorn squash and sweet potatoes. Choose squash heavy for their size, and avoid those with soft spots. Store up to three weeks at cool room temperature. Like other fall and winter squash, delicata tastes best baked or steamed.

Cool Stuff on a George Foreman Grill

Roll frozen thawed pizza dough into a 6-inch circle. Place on grill and cook until grill marks are visible. Turn and add toppings. Place lid on grill and cook until cheese melts.

Paula Brown, Wilder, Ky.

E-mail favorite George Foreman recipes and tips: If we use yours, we'll send you a cookbook.

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