Julia della Croce says pistachio pesto is an economical — and delicious — alternative when Italian pine nuts can cost up to $120 per pound. Nathan Hoyt/Courtesy of Julia della Croce hide caption

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Poppy seed cookies bring back memories of watching Dallas with Aunt Ida, the Brass Sisters say. Maren Caruso/Getty Images hide caption

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Classic tuna noodle casserole is an often maligned yet much beloved hot dish. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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The Bristol's Beef Heart Jody Eddy hide caption

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