Chocolate Torte Recipe

This stunning Southern belle and its dozen tiers—yup, 12—is astonishingly easy peasy to make thanks to a savvy cake-baking tactic.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 44

Steamed Lobster with Drawn Butter

An herbaceous steaming liquid lends a lovely lilt to lobster, drawn butter brings it loads of lusciousness.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 6

Lemon Chill | Sgroppino

This madcap Italian nightcap swirls together vodka, Prosecco, and lemon sorbet to ridiculously satiating, giggle-inducing effect.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6

Red Eye Devil’s Food Cake

This caffeinated incarnation of a classic chocolate cake comprises cocoa-y layers and fudgy ganache that take their jolt from a cup of joe.

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  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 30

Mini-Muffin Financiers

Don’t let these delicate, diminutive cakes with the froufrou French name fool you. They’re a cinch to toss in the oven–and even easier to toss in the mouth.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 15

Sole à La Meunière

Classic bistro cooking at its best, sole meuniere maintains a balance between nutty brown butter and the lilt of lemon. A simple dish with a complex taste.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2

Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Who knew Katharine Hepburn was as agile at baking as acting? These brownies make us think maybe she missed her true calling.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 27

Pound of Chocolate Cake

True to its name, this dense, brownie-like cake takes its allure from a full pound of chocolate. A hint of cocoa lends even more chocolatey complexity.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
  • 9

Truffled Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese goes high falutin’ with a drizzle of chichi truffle oil and a few shavings of black truffle. Pricey, perhaps. But well worth it every once in a special while.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 17

Sauteed Veal Cutlets | Saltimbocca

A classic Italian recipe. Tender veal is pounded thin, topped with a sliced of cured ham and a sage leaf and sauteed until golden brown.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Chocolate Macarons

Simultaneously creamy and crispy and chewy, these flourless French indulgences make us swoon each and every time, without fail.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 8

Parmesan and Gruyère Cheese Soufflé

Airy and oh so rich, these stunning souffles take stiffly beaten eggs, Parmesan, and Gruyère to lofty new heights.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 4

Oysters with Sweet Pepper Relish

The combination of peppers, both sweet and hot, lemon zest, cilantro, cinnamon, and cumin make these plump oysters something special.

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  • 50 M
  • 50 M
  • 0

Cheddar-Chive Gougères

These wee cheese puffs are made with sharp Cheddar cheese and chives. For a little bit of spice and heat, dry mustard and cayenne pepper are mixed in.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 0
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