Herb-Marinated Olives

Herb-Marinated Olives

Those requisite olives that you plonk on the coffee table before company comes just got more respectable–but no more troublesome. Of course, no one else needs to know that last part…

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Espresso Cake

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
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Seared Foie Gras with Grapefruit Reduction

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
Sgroppino

New Year’s Eve Cocktails

New Year’s Eve drinks set the tone for the night, so kick off your next 365 of them with one of these sophisticated Cary Grant-Deborah Kerr libations.

Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Sauce

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
Christmas Dad

Bourbon Milk Punch

Hello Christmas! Here milk, bourbon, vanilla, and ice cream are whirred in a food processor for a festive drink. A sprinkle of cinnamon is the crowning touch.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
Inside-Out Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Inside-Out Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potato gets slathered all over a marshmallow, coated in crushed corn flakes, and deep-fried until crisp. Talk about something to be thankful for….

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 7
Pistachio-Feta-Orange Cocktail Cookies Recipe

Pistachio-Orange Cocktail Cookies

These savory-sweet cocktail cookies are simple to make yet pack a wallop of flavor. Set them out as a pre-dinner nibble when you want something fetching.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4
Cranberry Cosmopolitan

Cranberry Cosmopolitan

Pity the pilgrims. They hadn’t yet conjured this cranberry cosmo, which is a cinch to make and ensures Thanksgiving is a lot more tolerable. Sure beats mead.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
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Sauteed Onions Chestnuts, and Bacon Recipe

Sautéed Onions, Chestnuts, and Bacon

David’s sautéed onions, chestnuts, and bacon recipe is an ideal Thanksgiving side dish. It’s salty, sweet, and caramel-y. Who can resist that?

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 11
Almond Flounder Meuniere Recipe

Almond Flounder Meunière

Made with both almonds and brown butter, this little number from Dorie Greenspan is the love child of sole amandine and sole meuniere.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 4
Chocolate Torte

Chocolate Torte

This stunning Southern belle and its dozen tiers—yup, count ‘em, 12—is astonishingly easy peasy to make thanks to a savvy cake-baking tactic.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 28
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