Barley Salad

For this barley salad, pearl barley and black barley are tossed with pine nuts, chiles, cucumber, and olives. Serve the salad as starter or as a toothsome lunch.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0

Persian Rice Pilaf with Saffron

Basmati rice is first cooked, mixed with apricots, onion, saffron, cinnamon, and then fried to get a nice crust. Pomegranate seeds give color and sassiness.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 6

Braised Short Ribs with Pumpkin Orzo

These braised short ribs from Mario Batali’s restaurant Babbo are one of David’s favorite things. One taste and you’ll understand why.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 6

Glögg

From the beginning of December on through the New Year, glogg–a spiced wine–is served in Swedish homes on festive occasions or when visitors drop by.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 2

New Potato Hash with Poached Eggs

New potatoes are fried along with vegetables to make this potato hash. On top are poached egg and salsa fresca. With all these potatoes and eggs, the dish is perfect for weekend breakfasts.

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  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0

Café Benedict

Eggs Benedict is a stalwart classic of brunch menus. This version of the dish adds sliced, rich avocado for variety. Try steamed crab or lobster under the eggs for something different.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 0

Baked Cinnamon-Pecan Apples with Rum

Baked apples are smothered in a buttery mix of raisins, pecans, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make these baked apples as an autumn dessert or for a holiday table.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0

Tapenade Trio

These tapenades–green-olive tapenade, black-olive tapenade, and sun-dried tomato tapenade–are a great nibble. Vibrant colors, equally vibrant flavors.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2

Paula Wolfert’s Beef Daube is as Authentic as It Gets

Paula Wolfert, the reigning monarch of the Mediterranean, fesses up her culinary secrets when it comes to making France’s classic beef stew, called a daube.

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

These peanut butter cookies are filled with a creamy milk chocolate filling for a taste that takes you back to childhood. The cookies are easy to make and can be filled later.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 9

Apple Fritters

Beer, not cider, is the stealth ingredient in these rings of apple-y goodness. The malty hoppiness deepens the fritter’s flavor, the carbonation ensures an ethereally airy texture. Nifty, eh?

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4

Nut and Cherry Nougat

This unorthodox Italian nougat, or torrone, adds cherries and almonds to the classic pistachios. Talk about being decked out in Christmas bling.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0

Lemon-Herbsaint Poppers

Leave it to New Orleans to create a liquor to replace absinthe. These boozy jellied shots are redolent of their namesake citrus and anise-flavored absinthe alternative.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 0

Lemon Doberge Cake

Doberge cake is the birthday cake of New Orleans. The most popular is a Doberge with a lemon-iced cake on one side and a chocolate-iced cake on the other.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 7
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