Sweet Peanut Butter Cookie Tart Crust

This incredibly delicate yet intensely flavored crust is the ideal foundation for Chocolate-Peanut Butter Mousse Tart.

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 9

Cranberry-Cream Cheese-Stuffed French Toast

This utterly indulgent French toast takes its richness, in part, from a cream cheese and cranberry filling. Sorta screams Sunday brunch, yes?

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Easy Tomato Soup

Yup. It’s still winter. Darn good thing this simple made-from-scratch soup requires barely more effort than heating up some Campbell’s.

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 19

Goat Cheese with Honey

This little ditty is simplicity itself. Drizzle fresh, creamy goat cheese with a little honey and behold the loveliness of sweet, sweet synergy.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 1

Herb-Marinated Olives

Those requisite olives that you plonk on the coffee table before company comes just got more respectable but no more troublesome.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6

Arlington Chicken Liver Pâté

Larded with bacon, freckled with hints of fresh parsley and cilantro, and left pleasingly, old-fashionedly chunky, this country-style pâté redefines refined.

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  • 20 M
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  • 4

Margaret’s Espresso Cake

Rich, robustly flavored, and rousing in the way only espresso can be, this is the ne plus ultra of coffee cakes.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 35

Pan-Seared Foie Gras with a Chardonnay-Grapefruit Reduction

Late-harvest Chardonnay lends balance to this luxe little number. Best reserved for when you truly, madly, deeply love your guests.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 2

Meyer Lemon Curd

You may think you’re going to gift these little half-pint jars of lemon curd, but who are you kidding? Our money says you’ll be lapping it up straight from the jar.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 21

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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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 3

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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  • 5 M
  • 40 M
  • 1

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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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 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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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 9
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