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    Keep the grill season cooking inside

    As the weather turns more brisk, some grill enthusiasts slip a protective cover over their equipment and mourn the end of barbecue season. Stove-top grills offer an alternative way to impart the flavor of outdoor cooking, complete with sear marks. Nordic Ware Pro Cast Flat-Top Reversible 2 Burner Grill Griddle ($34.99) is versatile enough to make pancakes, bacon, grilled cheese, and more, on the nonstick surface. The flip side is grooved for stove-top grilling. Made of lightweight cast-aluminum, the pan conducts heat quickly and evenly, eliminating hot spots. Kebabs can now compete with casseroles as fall fare. Available at Bed, Bath & Beyond locations. TERRY HOLDEN