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04/02/2013 09:06 am ET

Chive Recipes (PHOTOS)

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Chives are often improperly categorized as a frivolous garnish, like a piece of curly parsley you add to the side of a plate but never intend to eat. But chives have way more to them than just making dishes look fresh. They taste like spring; which makes them a natural ingredient to be cooking with right about now.

We're not saying that you shouldn't top your baked potato or cheddar soup with a hearty handful of chives -- you always should -- but just don't stop there. You can bake with chives. Make pestos with chives. Bread chicken with chives. And that's just the beginning.

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Chive Recipes

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