Black Velvet

Black Velvet Cocktail

There’s a reason this effervescent communion of stout and champagne has the word “velvet” in the title. It’s sooooo smooth and subtly sophisticated. Sip for yourself.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
Warm Pear and Blue Cheese Tart

Pear Tart With Blue Cheese and Honey

This lovely melding of cheese course and last course becomes even lovelier with a generous pour of port.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 15
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
Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls

Time to change into your baggiest sweatpants. You know, the ones with the no-longer-elastic waistband. Call us realists.

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  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 33
Chocolate Tart with Pine Nuts Recipe

Chocolate Tart with Pine Nuts | Torta al Cioccolato con Pignoli

We don’t know Italian, but we’re pretty certain this tart, with its molten filling and brownie crust, translates to “Damn good!”

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  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 20 M
  • 9
Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Chocolate Mousse

This sophisticated chocolate fix draws on just two ingredients, comes together in minutes, and is satiating beyond belief.

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  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 13
New York-Style Cheesecake

New York–Style Cheesecake

How do you define a true New York-style cheesecake? A sweet graham cracker crust cushioning a smooth, rich, moan-inducing filling with a lemony lilt. In other words, this recipe.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 20
Baked Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese

Baked Asparagus with Parmesan and Balsamic Vinegar

These spring spears, buried beneath a behemoth of Parmesan, make converts of even the most reticent veggie eaters.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 9
Linzer Heart Cookies

Linzer Heart Cookies

A batch of hazelnut-inflected, raspberry-jamwiched linzers is nothing if not a testament to your heart most definitely being in the right place.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Lobster Fra Diavolo Recipe

Lobster Fra Diavolo
 | Aragosta Fra Diavolo

This swanky pasta dish, gilded with chunks of sweet, sweet lobster and hints of finely chopped chile, lends a little extravagance to everyday spaghetti.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
Roast Chicken Recipe

Roast Chicken for Two

This sassy roast chicken gets its moist meat and ultra-crisp skin from the two-step process of searing it in a skillet then sliding the whole thing in the oven. Simplicity.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1
Open Mushroom Lasagna

Open Lasagna of Mushrooms, Pine Nuts, and Thyme

Elegance was never achieved with such ease. Simply stack cooked lasagna noodles with sautéed ‘shrooms and smother with a luxurious cream sauce for some everyday extravagance.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 14
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