Buche de Noel

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
  • 11
Gingerbread Family

Gingerbread Men Cookies

The cutest, sweetest, happiest gingerbread people ever, right? They also happen to be the fastest, cheapest, unfussiest gingerbread cookies we’ve encountered.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Liquor Lollipops Recipe

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
  • 40
Pureed Potatoes Recipe

Velvet Mashed Potatoes

No mere mash, this creamy potato puree owes its uber velvetiness to indecent amounts of butter and cream. Oh yeah.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 7
Parmesan Potato Gratin

Parmesan Potato Gratin

We used to get our gratins and scalloped potatoes confused. But then we tried this gratin. Guess which one we prefer?

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Espresso Cake

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
  • 31
Christmas Eve Calamari Recipe

Christmas Eve Calamari | Calamari in Umido per la Vigilia di Natale

Slurp this bowl of Christmas Eve Calamari, rich with onions, garlic, tomatoes, Italian bread, and, of course, the glorious calamari rings and tentacles.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2
Giant Squid

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.

Christmas House

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

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
  • 16
Maple-Candied Bacon

Maple-Candied Bacon

Dessert for breakfast. That’s the best we can do to convey–in words as opposed to moans, anyways–what this maple-candied bacon recipe means to us.

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  • 5 M
  • 40 M
  • 1
Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Sauce

Beef Tenderloin with Madeira Sauce

This eminently reliable, no-fuss recipe doesn’t ambush you with carving trickery. It’s just a simple, supple roast beef tenderloin napped with a slightly boozy but goof-proof sauce.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 5
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