Easy Tomato Soup

Yup. It’s still winter. Darn good thing this simple made-from-scratch soup requires barely more effort than heating up some Campbell’s.

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 19

Goat Cheese with Honey

This little ditty is simplicity itself. Drizzle fresh, creamy goat cheese with a little honey and behold the loveliness of sweet, sweet synergy.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 1

Herb-Marinated Olives

Those requisite olives that you plonk on the coffee table before company comes just got more respectable but no more troublesome.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6

Arlington Chicken Liver Pâté

Larded with bacon, freckled with hints of fresh parsley and cilantro, and left pleasingly, old-fashionedly chunky, this country-style pâté redefines refined.

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 4

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
  • 35

Szechuan Spice-Rubbed Pork

For this easy-peasy Weeknight Winner™, a kicky mix of Szechuan pepper, black pepper, and nutmeg is rubbed over a pork butt then all is deliciously roasted.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 5

Pan-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

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.

Meyer Lemon Curd

You may think you’re going to gift these little half-pint jars of lemon curd, but who are you kidding? Our money says you’ll be lapping it up straight from the jar.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 21

Maître d’Hôtel Butter

Slather this irresistible butter over steak, fish, or poultry for some lovely lemony-herby lusciousness in just seconds. C’mon. You know you want some.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 3

Christmas Eve Calamari: Feast of the One Fish

The Feast of the Seven Fishes in Domenica Marchetti’s home stars one fish: calamari. It’s the centerpiece of her Christmas Eve dinner.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 3

Christmas, Jewish-Style: Chinese Food & Movies

For many Jewish families, Christmas holds its own beloved tradition: Chinese food followed by a movie.

Christmas 2010: Here’s Hoping It’s White

These 12 Christmas recipes, some new and others beloved LC classics, are festive and fancy enough to dress up your table from morning to night in style.

Spruce Needle Vodka

A celebratory Christmas tree-infused cocktail? Give us one good reason not to knock back this pine-y potable.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 18
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