Gorgonzola Custards with Pears

Voluptuous Gorgonzola custards, called sformati, share a plate with thin slices of pears and watercress tossed in a vinaigrette. The custards can be baked ahead, so entertaining is easy.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 1

Baked Seafood Imperial

Baked seafood imperial, a riff on crab imperial, is shellfish tossed with cream and seasonings, breaded, and baked. Seafood imperial can be small or big.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 15 M
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Danish Chocolate-Streusel Coffee Cake

This almond-speckled chocolate-filled coffee cake is ideal for breakfast, but it also makes a great holiday treat.

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  • 50 M
  • 4 H
  • 2

Banana and Macadamia Nut Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is given a tropical twist with the addition of ripe sweet bananas and flaky coconut. Rich macadamia nuts and cinnamon sugar top it off.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 1

Apricot-Pistachio-Lemon Coffee Cake

This cake is actually something of a misnomer, seeing as how nicely it plays with so many sippables beyond just coffee.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 4

Alfajores | Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

We know many a person who fell for these dulcet dulce de leche-filled shortbread cookies while in Latin America. Few have recovered.

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  • 1 H
  • 7 H
  • 6

Baked Lamb Kibbeh with Onion and Pine Nut Topping

This baked kibbeh is an easier-to-make cousin of the work-intensive classic. The ground lamb base is crowned with a savory onion and pine nut topping.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Rugelach

These butter-and-cream-cheese pastries are filled with cinnamon-sugared nuts, a slick of jam, currants, and a handful of chopped chocolate.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 35 M
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Challah Pudding with Chocolate, Raisins, and Vanilla Cream

This bread pudding is heavenly and sinful all at once. It uses a dense egg bread that sets into a creamy custard. Inside are chocolate layers and raisins.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0

Tuna Tartare with Cucumber Salad and Avocado

As fresh tasting as it is colorful, this Japanese inspired tuna tartare appetizer is best with cucumber, red onions, and chiles from the farmer’s market.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Smoked Salmon Pizza with Red Onion and Dill

Wanna outclass every other appetizer you know how to make? Try this little number. Deceptively simple, infallibly impressive.

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  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • 0

Chicken with Tomato Pilaf

Sauteed chicken chunks are nestled over rice pilaf speckled with fresh tomatoes and parsley. A wedge of lemon or sumac finishes the dish.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

Classic Apple Pie Recipe

The secret to this classic? Could be the two types of apples, one tart and one sweet. Then again, the uber buttery pie crust ain’t bad, either.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 28

Chocolate-Topped Vanilla Cookies

These cookies are a dramatic collaboration of chocolate and vanilla. But don’t take our word for it. Best try ’em yourself.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 4
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