Baked apples are smothered in a buttery mix of raisins, pecans, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make these baked apples as an autumn dessert or for a holiday table.
These tapenades–green-olive tapenade, black-olive tapenade, and sun-dried tomato tapenade–are a great nibble. Vibrant colors, equally vibrant flavors.
This popular Burmese chicken coconut soup features noodles doused in a mild curry sauce with a consistency that’s somewhere between soup and gravy. Delish.
A brief fling in the wok with a little garlic and sesame oil is all that’s needed to coax these delicate pea shoots to tender, aromatic perfection.
For Thai Basil pork, ground pork is cooked with garlic, shallots, Thai chiles, and sweet basil. Serve white rice alongside mounds of Thai basil pork.
These peanut butter cookies are filled with a creamy milk chocolate filling for a taste that takes you back to childhood. The cookies are easy to make and can be filled later.
Beer, not cider, is the stealth ingredient in these rings of apple-y goodness. The malty hoppiness deepens the fritter’s flavor, the carbonation ensures an ethereally airy texture. Nifty, eh?
This unorthodox Italian nougat, or torrone, adds cherries and almonds to the classic pistachios. Talk about being decked out in Christmas bling.
Leave it to New Orleans to create a liquor to replace absinthe. These boozy jellied shots are redolent of their namesake citrus and anise-flavored absinthe alternative.
Doberge cake is the birthday cake of New Orleans. The most popular is a Doberge with a lemon-iced cake on one side and a chocolate-iced cake on the other.
A classic revisited, this sticky sweet tart gilds sweet potatoes rather than apples in caramel for a surprise take on a standby that’s every bit as sophisticated as the original.
Hazelnut thyme matchsticks are thin, crisp crackers made with ground hazelnuts, cheese, and butter. The matchsticks are perfect with soup or as a snack.
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