Standing Rib Roast

Standing Rib Roast with Jus

A sublime yet simple approach to cooking this most impressive roast. Certain to win friends and influence people–not to mention make phenomenal sandwiches the day after.

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  • 15 M
  • 6 H
  • 5
Fennel Baked in Cream

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
  • 19
Stilton and Walnut Crackers

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
  • 4
Poached Pears with Warm Coffee Sauce

Poached Pears with Warm Coffee Sauce

Simply stunning. Stunningly simple. Either way you look at it, these fancy pants pears are pretty much perfect after being poached in a cinnamon-infused syrup and napped with a coffee-infused caramel sauce.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Glow in the Dark Jello

Glow in the Dark Jello

Rest assured, the spirits summoned for this ghostly gin and tonic gelatin hail from a bottle, not the supernatural. Whew.

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  • 25 M
  • 11 H, 35 M
  • 35
Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin

A tarte Tatin is nothing more than a tart turned upside down, nothing less than pastry perfection. Its name is French for “caramely apple goodness atop a buttery crust.”

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 10
Foolproof Daiquiri

The Foolproof Daiquiri Recipe

That froufrou blender drink dolloped with whipped cream? Imposter. This is what you really want. Rum, lime juice, and just a touch of something sweet.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 17
Watermelon Sorbet

Watermelon Sorbet

No ice cream maker required. Just watermelon, citrus, sweetness, mint, and a whole lotta cold. Vodka optional. Then just scoop it up and plop it in a pretty bowl.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 9
Chilled Tomato Soup with Aged Feta and Olives

Chilled Tomato Soup with Aged Feta and Olives

This shockingly stunning chilled soup–not to be confused with gazpacho, mind you–has ample oomph to compensate for lackluster tomatoes. But when made with in-season heirlooms? Wowsa.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Rhubarb Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Rhubarb and Tequila Cocktail

Stunning and sophisticated, this cocktail relies on rhubarb for tartness, orange for intrigue, sugar for sweetness, and tequila for an afternoon nap.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
Pimm's Cup for Wimbledon

Pimm’s Cup for Wimbledon

A sprightly seasonal classic, this variant on a Pimm’s Cup is a wham bam grand slam of booze, orange, lemon, cucumber, mint, and lemon-lime soda.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 15
Trio of Deviled Eggs

A Trio of Deviled Eggs

Lovely. That’s all we can think to say of this array of deviled eggs, which come in classic, smoked salmon, and lightly truffled. Our favorite? Nope, we’re not going there.

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 5
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