Seared Duck Breast

An elegant and easy riff on steak au poivre, made not with beef but duck breast cooked to a rosy medium-rare.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 4

Cranberry Margarita

And you thought talking politics with Aunt Em was fun after she’s had a few sips of wine. Just wait’ll you slip her something stronger.

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  • 35 M
  • 45 M
  • 6

Sugared Cranberries

Cranberries and sugar. Two things you probably have in abundance at the moment. May as well put them to extra sparkly use.

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  • 20 M
  • 11 H
  • 7

Root Vegetable Latkes

An impressive use for those pesky odds and ends that remain after slicing and dicing roots and tubers. Grandma’d be proud.

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  • 45 M
  • 55 M
  • 2

White Sangria

Sangria, dressed in white, with the help of Riesling, honey, sharp ginger liqueur, sweet Meyer lemon juice, and fall fruits.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0

Rosemary Carrot Puree

This one’s for the gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, and Paleo peeps. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever had, we guarantee it.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 3

Smoked Turkey

It’s not just about how lovely a turkey imbued with smoke would be. It’s also about how lovely an empty oven on Thanksgiving would be.

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  • 20 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 8

Smoked Spare Ribs

Authentic barbecue flavor in your own backyard. No smoker required. (No smoking experience required, either, for that matter.)

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  • 30 M
  • 6 H
  • 2

Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce

Ridiculously easy to make yet complex as heck in taste. Slightly sweet with only a hint of heat. Kid-tested and adult-approved.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 0

Homemade Vegetable Chips Recipe

Terra who? This DIY rendition tastes exponentially better than what you can buy in a bag yet costs colossally less.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 11

Easy Caramel Sauce

This simple caramel sauce was made for weeknight cravings that desperately demand scooping something sweet by the spoonful.

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  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 8

Classic Cream Caramels

Quite possibly the easiest caramel recipe we’ve ever encountered. But that’s not why we make it. One taste and you’ll understand.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 9

Creamed Spinach

This roux-less—and fuss-less—creamed spinach isn’t quite the classic, though no one’s complaining about that.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 2

Cracklins

Yup. You can make your own chunks of porcine indulgence with nothing more than thickly sliced bacon and a sturdy skillet.

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  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 8
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