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The 5 Dishes You Just Have to Try This Month

January is the month of exciting changes and opportunity. In that light, we've put together 5 staff faves that you need to cook this month. Each is unique and different so you'll either get to try a new ingredient, a new process, or a totally different flavor profile than what you may be used to (savory granola, anyone?). Add these to your list for January, and get cooking! Share your photos on Instagram with #cookCL, and we may share your photo on our feed.

Savory Granola: Meet your new granola, which has two-thirds less sugar than most store-bought varieties. We like it with a little extra kick, but knock the red pepper back for less heat. Stir into yogurt, sprinkle over fresh fruit, or toss into salads.

Butternut Squash Queso Fundido: For your next bunko party or even your famous Super Bowl Party, put out a bowl of our Butternut Squash Queso Fundido. This cheesy snack sports two-thirds less fat than the classic dish and gets extra richness from butternut squash.

Chicken Yakitori: Kids will love swapping forks for skewers to build their own kebab bites. The sweet-savory glazed chicken is perfect served with basmati rice and crisp steamed veggies.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala: We love the heat level in this slow cooker take on tikka masala to fend off winter chill. If the spice kick is too much for your family, you can cut the red pepper down by half without losing any of the dynamic flavor layers.

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