Sauteed Chicken Liver on Toast

Tuscan through and through, this classic first course snazzes up chicken livers with capers, butter, onion, anchovies, and a splash of that other Tuscan tradition.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4

Jewish Hanukkah Doughnuts

Don’t let the name mislead you. These doughnuts are cause for celebration in and of themselves, regardless of one’s occasion or denomination.

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  • 40 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 0

Braised Saffron Carrots

A sweet-tart side dish sensation. These carrots of any–or many–hues take a turn for the better when braised in olive oil with a pinch of saffron and a splash of vinegar.

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  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • 2

Sugar Christmas Snow Cookies

What exactly is a snow cookie? It’s a delicate, melt-in-your-mouth moment of loveliness, and it’s as easy to roll and bake and decorate as it is to admire–and devour.

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  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 11

Gingerbread Men Cookies

The cutest, sweetest, happiest gingerbread people ever, right? They also happen to be the fastest, cheapest, unfussiest gingerbread cookies we’ve encountered.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

Chocolate and Cinnamon Swirl Meringues

Whoever first thought to beat sugar and egg whites into pillowy peaks has our gratitude. So does author Annie Rigg for thinking to swirl in cocoa and cinnamon.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 15 M
  • 10

Chocolate-Dipped Molasses Cookies

Though the name doesn’t give it away, these subtly spiced cookies are vegan-friendly, though we sure as heck couldn’t tell it from their I’ll-have-just-one-more appeal. Shhhh.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Black Pepper Cookies

It’s no surprise that a traditional Scandinavian cookie would be warming. Chalk it up to an inspired melding of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, black pepper, and cocoa.

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  • 35 M
  • 50 M
  • 14

Onion Thyme Tart

“Delicate.” “Flaky.” “Perfect.” “I could not stop eating it!” That’s what folks are saying about this hors d’oeuvre that’s a cinch to make—and devour.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 3

Pear Tart With Blue Cheese and Honey

This lovely melding of cheese course and last course becomes even lovelier with a generous pour of port.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 15

Pan-Roasted Mushrooms

Mushrooms and butter and garlic. Think you’ve been there, done that? Trust us, you haven’t. Not like this.

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  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 17

Stilton and Walnut Crackers

Perhaps the simplest precursor to a dinner party ever. Just make the savory shortbread dough, freeze it, slice it, and bake it at the very last second. You’re welcome.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 6

Pumpkin Quick Bread

T. Susan Chang explains how she came to create this quick, subtly sweet loaf from a gourd of fairy tale proportions.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 4

Liquor Lollipops

These lovely lollies’ unexpected and intriguing taste may prove elusive to those not in the know. Subtle never tasted so sweet.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 63
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