Mussels Marinara | Cozze alla Marinara

Three ingredients. One pot. And less than 15 minutes from stovetop to table—barely enough time to uncork a bottle of wine or crack open a beer. Somehow, we think you’ll manage.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 2

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

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Stuffed Squash

A long, slow spell in the oven coaxes this lusciously fatty, fat, fat pork roast into supple, aromatic, cider-infused, sigh-inducing submission.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 4

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

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
  • 4

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

Bûche de Noël

We’ve no clue why the French felt compelled to roll chocolate cake with ganache in the likeness of a log. But with a taste like this, who the heck cares?

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 17

Duck Prosciutto

Pig-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free, this home-cured prosciutto tastes beguilingly, deceptively complex–and who’d have thunk it’s as easy as heck to make?!

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 14

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

Chocolate and Cinnamon Swirl Meringues

Whoever first thought to beat sugar and egg whites into pillowy peaks has our gratitude. So does author Annie Rigg for thinking to swirl in cocoa and cinnamon.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 15 M
  • 10

Royal Icing

Whether your knack for cookie-decorating leans toward fancy schmancy or basic buttons on gingerbread people, you need a foolproof royal icing. Look no more.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4

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

Liquor Lollipops

These lovely lollies’ unexpected and intriguing taste may prove elusive to those not in the know. Subtle never tasted so sweet.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 63
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