What I Learned in 2011

New Year’s Resolutions? Pish tosh. Why set yourself up to fail? David has a better way. One that kicks off the new by learning from the old.

Potato Ruffles

These shatteringly crisp, undeniably sophisticated potato ruffles–chips, if you will–have no ridges. Nor do they need them. They’re intoxicatingly, satiatingly lovely just as they are.

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  • 40 M
  • 40 M
  • 8

Black Velvet Cocktail

There’s a reason this effervescent communion of stout and champagne has the word “velvet” in the title. It’s sooooo smooth and subtly sophisticated. Sip for yourself.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2

Beignets

Crisp, airy, and addictive, these iconic, anytime-of-day New Orleans pastries come buried beneath mounds of sweet, sweet confectioners’ sugar, never naked.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 6

Jamaican Fried Dough | Festival

Slightly sweet and pleasantly dense, these Jamaican dumplings with the festive name are adept at mopping up all manner of savory sauces.

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  • 40 M
  • 25

Spiced Cider Doughnuts

These glazed cider doughnuts are certain to conjure memories–real or imagined–of crisp autumn mornings, roadside farmstands, and grease-stained paper bags full of similar piping hot beauties.

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  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 10

Chocolate Babka Recipe

Babkalicious! Best babka ever! Holy Cow! Holy Babka! Those are just some of the responses we’re hearing ’bout this indulgent loaf of buttery, chocolatey, Jewishy goodness.

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  • 4 H
  • 20

Broccolini and Potato Frittata

Breakfast. Brunch. Lunch. Dinner. Pretty much anytime you need an insanely quick, one-skillet, satiating something, this frittata is the solution.

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  • 35 M
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Mussels Marinara | Cozze alla Marinara

Three ingredients. One pot. And less than 15 minutes from stovetop to table—barely enough time to uncork a bottle of wine or crack open a beer. Somehow, we think you’ll manage.

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  • 25 M
  • 2

Hot Spiced Wine

Your mother-in-law may frown upon you teetering around with a martini in hand. But strolling about with a cup of spiced wine? Soooo much more socially acceptable.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 9

Bibb Wedges, Radicchio, Endive, and Blue Cheese Dressing

Remember those insipid wedges of iceberg buried beneath blobs of bottled blue cheese dressing? This salad will erase all such memories.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Stuffed Squash

A long, slow spell in the oven coaxes this lusciously fatty, fat, fat pork roast into supple, aromatic, cider-infused, sigh-inducing submission.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 4

Standing Rib Roast with Jus

A sublime yet simple approach to cooking this most impressive roast. Certain to win friends and influence people–not to mention make phenomenal sandwiches the day after.

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  • 15 M
  • 6 H
  • 4

Fennel Baked in Cream

Fennel turns meltingly tender and oh so sweet when slowly, slowly, slowly braised in cream, cheese, and butter. One more reason to be enamored with the holidays.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 8
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