Pan Boxty

A precursor to hash browns, pan boxty is shamelessly simple and flagrantly frugal. Can’t say as we’ve improved any on this Irish classic.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Irish Cheddar

You may have had twice-baked potatoes before, but we bet they weren’t anything like this lovely little Irish-inflected spud.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4

Candied Carrots

Sometimes carrots aren’t quite as sweet as we’d like them to be. This kid-tested tactic takes care of that occasional oops on the part of Mother Nature.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 8

Mac and Cheese with Carrots

Simple and, yes, a little sneaky, this kid-friendly, fuss-free, casserole-like mac and cheese melds Cheddar and carrot to healthful effect.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 10

Bibb Wedges, Radicchio, Endive, and Blue Cheese Dressing

Remember those insipid wedges of iceberg buried beneath blobs of bottled blue cheese dressing? This salad will erase all such memories.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Gratin

Ooooh baby, broccoli blanketed with a rich sauce that takes its oomph from blue cheese and its hint of heat from cayenne.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 12

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Silken, garlicky mashed potatoes manifest in mere minutes thanks to a super simple technique that’s perfect for when you’re entertaining or just plain hungry.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Fennel Baked in Cream

Fennel turns meltingly tender and oh so sweet when slowly, slowly, slowly braised in cream, cheese, and butter. One more reason to be enamored with the holidays.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 8

Roasted Carrots with Allspice

Sweet. Spicy. Earthy. Puckery. Since when did anything–or anyone–at your table ever boast such character? Certain to compensate for lulls in the conversation among your duller dinner invitees.

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  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 2

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

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

Seasonal Vegetable Tempura

We could stare at this staggeringly stunning tempura all day—and eat it all night. Talk about a nifty tactic to get us to eat our veggies.

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  • 35 M
  • 35 M
  • 0

Baked Mushrooms, Broken Bread

An effortless, elegant side that fancies up the form as well as the flavor of two enduring entertaining icons: the stuffed mushroom and Thanksgiving stuffing.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 11

Velvet Mashed Potatoes

No mere mash, this creamy potato purée owes its uber velvetiness to indecent amounts of butter and cream. Oh yeah.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 7
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