Standing Rib Roast

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 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
  • 6
Roasted Carrots with Allspice Recipe

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
Christmas Tree Cookies

Christmas Tree of Cookies

Holiday diet tactic #142: This stunning cookie tree. (Sort of makes it harder to scarf down a half batch of cookies when doing so would demolish the Christmas tree, eh?)

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 4
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
  • 13
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
  • 48
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
  • 33
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.

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