Christmas Eve Calamari: Feast of the One Fish

The Feast of the Seven Fishes in Domenica Marchetti’s home stars one fish: calamari. It’s the centerpiece of her Christmas Eve dinner.

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Christmas, Jewish-Style: Chinese Food & Movies

For many Jewish families, Christmas holds its own beloved tradition: Chinese food followed by a movie.

Maple-Candied Bacon

Dessert for breakfast. That’s the best we can do to convey–in words as opposed to moans, anyways–what this maple-candied bacon recipe means to us.

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Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Sauce

This eminently reliable, no-fuss recipe doesn’t ambush you with carving trickery. It’s just a simple, supple roast beef tenderloin napped with a slightly boozy but goof-proof sauce.

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  • 5

Old-Fashioned Potato Gratin

This old-timey gratin comforts with everything one could possibly crave in a gratin, namely ample amounts of potatoes, cream, butter, and cheese. Gigondas optional.

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Braised Carrots with Orange and Rosemary

Everyday carrots turn shyly sophisticated when infused with flavor and coaxed to tenderness in this no-hassle side dish.

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Nutmeg Cake

This spice cake is soaked with rum syrup, making a lovely, albeit slightly boozy, gift when wrapped in parchment and tied with a bow.

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  • 1 H
  • 17

C is for Christmas Cookies

Introducing our Christmas Cookies Collection for 2010. They’re our favorite crunchables for the holiday season.

Homemade Oreos

These homemade Oreos aren’t the treats of childhood. These are intensely chocolate-y. Definitely a grown-up indulgence.

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  • 4 H, 10 M
  • 7

Mix-and-Match Thumbprint Cookies

Remember those thumbprint cookies your grandma use to make? They were the perfect spot-of-jam delivery system. These little darlings are no different. Well, a little different…

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  • 1 H
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Gianduia “Nutella” Brownies

And, on the seventh day, God created gianduia (zhahn-doo-yah). The world has been a more glorious place ever since.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
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Pain d’Épice Cookies

There’s a bit of France in these cookies, which evoke all the familiar flavors of the traditional pain d’epice bread (that’s just fancy for “spice bread”) in a far more festive form.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
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Chicken and Spice and Everything Nice

Dessert and dinner wrapped into one, this clever little recipe from Dorie Greenspan crumbles spice cookies into creme fraiche and cloaks chicken in it. Sugar and spice and everything nice.

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Hanukkah Jelly Doughnuts | Sufganiyot

Perhaps the easiest jelly doughnut recipe ever, this recipe doesn’t require you to fill the cloud of dough with jelly. Instead you simply spoon some on top. Bliss.

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