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

Sweet Potato Tart Tatin

A classic revisited, this sticky sweet tart gilds sweet potatoes rather than apples in caramel for a surprise take on a standby that’s every bit as sophisticated as the original.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0

Podcast: Lisa Schroeder

David chats with Lisa Schroeder, the juggernaut behind Mother’s Bistro & Bar and Mama Mia Trattoria, both in Portland, about her new book, Mother’s Best.

Mongolian Turkey and Broccoli Stir-Fry

This simple Mongolian stir-fry takes its sassy and spicy authority from Sichuan peppercorns.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Pear, Basil, and Pecorino Toscano Salad

This Italian pear, basil, and Pecorino Toscano salad is a perfect fall dish. The sweet pears, pungent basil, and meaty Pecorino Toscano play well together.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0

Bourbon Pumpkin Tart with Walnut Streusel

Think pumpkin pie, but with its Thanksgiving finery on. A streusel topping gives the bourbon-pumpkin tart a special toasted walnut-cinnamon flavor and crunch.

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  • 40 M
  • 4 H, 40 M
  • 0

Peace & Pleasure: A Holiday Menu to End Tryptophan Overload

Can’t face turkey or ham this holiday season? Consider Cornish game hens. They offer variety, impress guests, and allow for culinary customization. Plus they won’t knock you into a tryptophan stupor.

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Take this quiz. Can you identify the sticky in sticky toffee pudding? And does the traditional Christmas dessert actually contain a pudding-like substance? Click here for answers.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 0

Pure Pumpkin Cheesecake

This unerringly precise pumpkin cheesecake from Rose Levy Beranbaum is the perfect alternative to pumpkin pie. (Whoops. Is that heresy?)

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 1

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Toasted Pecans

These little cabbages just don’t seem like their usual selves, not when thinly sliced and sautéed like they are here.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2

Oyster Stew

This oyster stew, rich with cream and plump with oysters, is a classic and consummate first course for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 3
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