Day of the Dead Menu

Day of the Dead

Here are six recipes to make your Day of the Dead–Dia de los Muertos–celebration memorable.

Linguine with Mixed Seafood Recipe

Linguine with Mixed Seafood

Linguine pasta, clams, mussels, langoustines, and shrimp are tossed in a light tomato-garlic sauce spiked with pepper flakes. A simple quick dinner.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cardamom Cream Cheese Frosting

Gingerbread cupcakes are swirled with a cardamom cream cheese frosting. The gingerbread cupcakes are great for kids. Spread the frosting on everything.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 5
Spice-Crusted Cheese Truffles Recipe

Spice-Crusted Cheese Truffles

Spice-crusted cheese truffles are an ideal hors d’oeuvre. The truffles, a combo of cheddar and cream cheese, are rolled then tossed in a chile powder.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 0
Pepperoni Spinach Frittata Recipe

Pepperoni Spinach Frittata

This pepperoni spinach frittata is great for brunch. Have the ingredients ready and make the frittata while guests watch. The frittata can be an appetizer.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 1
Fiery Almond

Mad Martinis (Not!)

Writer and cocktail expert Kara Newman is a fan of Mad Men but not its bone-dry martinis. Instead, her cocktail for watching Mad Men is the Fiery Almond.

Catalan Cream Custard Recipe

Catalan Custard | Crèma Catalana

This Spanish custard, called crema, is rich, creamy, and simple to make. The custard is made with milk and cream, so it’s lighter. Serve the crema warm.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Beef Paupiette Rolls with Tomatoes and Wild Capers Recipe

Beef Paupiettes with Tomatoes and Wild Capers

These beef rolls, called paupiettes, are stuffed with pancetta and herbs, and rolled. The beef rolls are then sauteed. Once seared, the rolls are simmered.

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  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 4 H, 45 M
  • 0
RibollitaRibollita in the Style of Siena Recipe

Ribollita in the Style of Siena

This Italian ribollita soup is dense with bread, greens, beans and is topped with caramelized onions. Rich with flavor, the ribbolita is a family dish.

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  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 12
Steamer Clam Chowder Recipe

Steamer Clam Chowder

For this New England clam chowder, steamer clams, rather than chowder clams, are used. The broth is creamy and rich. Make the chowder a day ahead. Easy.

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  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
Pappardelle alla Bolognese Recipe

Pappardelle alla Bolognese

Luxuriously broad noodles known as pappardelle become all tangled up in this hearty bolognese sauce. Whereas the pasta is fresh, the sauce can be made ahead.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 2
Fusilli al Telefono Recipe

Fusilli al Telefono

Fusilli pasta is tossed in a sauce rich with bufala mozzarella. The melted cheese creates strands as the fusilli is lifted, hence the telefono reference.

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  • 1
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