The Gourmet Cookbook

Viennese Vanilla Crescents

A holiday cookie if we ever saw one, these buttery, nutty cookies have a simple yet satiating flavor revealed with the first bite.

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  • 1 H
  • 4 H
  • 0
Spiced Lamb Burgers with Vietnamese Herb Salad Recipe

Spiced Lamb Burgers with Vietnamese Herb Salad

These lamb burgers are spiced with mint, cilantro, and onion, and lime. The burgers are pan-seared. Served with an herb salad, the lamb burgers are a hit.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 3
Lavender Yogurt Cheesecake Recipe

Lavender Yogurt Cheesecake with Kaffir Lime-Flavored Strawberries

A simple and delightful dessert. Everyone loves cheesecake, and here lavender adds a touch of summer elegance. On top are strawberries steeped in lime.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 1
German Chocolate Cake

German Chocolate Cake

A dark, bittersweet chocolate cake is layered with a caramel-y filling of coconut and chopped pecans and stacked tall for a dessert to impress guests.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 20
Sweet Gratitude by Judith Sutton

Orange Cupcakes with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Cupcakes aren’t just for kids — grown-ups are especially fond of these orange-scented little cakes, which sport a luscious orange cream cheese frosting.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Key Lime Sugar Cookies Recipe

Key Lime Sugar Cookies

These cookies combine the bite, citrus aroma, and sweet tartness of Key lime pie. They also have a crisp texture and slight crunch from the sugar on top.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 1
Pineapple Skewers Recipe

Pineapple Skewers with Brown Butter and Orange Juice Glaze

Marinated pineapple become more complex-tasting when grilled over an open flame. The sugars caramelize and the flavors of black pepper, cloves, and lemon pop.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 1
Coconut and Lime Macadamia Cake Recipe

Coconut and Lime Macadamia Cake

A simple yet elegant cake that is packed with lime and coconut, studded with macadamia nuts, and drizzled with a lime icing.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 4
Jessica's Favorite Meyer Lemon Tart with a Layer of Chocolate Recipe

Meyer Lemon Tart with a Layer of Chocolate

A flakey crust cradles silky lemon curd with a surprise: A layer of chocolate slathered underneath.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 20
Golden Scallops Salad by Tony and Cathy Mantuano

Golden Scallops Salad

Diver scallops are sauteed until perfectly golden then are placed on a bed of savory porcini mushrooms and scattered with salad greens.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0
Homemade Sno Balls

Homemade Sno Balls

Fashioned from chocolate cake, filled and frosted with meringue, and festooned in a feathery pink coconut boa, these are the real deal.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 45
Spiced Pork Meatballs with Guacamole Recipe

Spiced Pork Meatballs with Guacamole

These spicy pork meatballs doused with guacamole to temper the heat are a great first course to share with friends. For a main course serve like a burger.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 4
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