Artichokes are in season, like, right now. But most people are a little intimidated by these green gems. Well, fear not, fellow home cooks. We have three artichoke recipes that will take the mystery out of cooking--and eating--them once and for all.

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Crispy Roasted Artichokes

All you need for this side dish (or snack) are a few simple ingredients...and some garlic aioli for dipping.

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Shhh...we used store-bought puff-pastry dough to make this crowd-pleasing appetizer.

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One-Pot Pasta with Vegetables

Since it's spring, we're lightening up our pasta with fresh vegetables and a tangy "sauce" made with cheese and lemon juice.

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