The One in a red apron and red chef's hat and David Leite in a Santa apron in their kitchen

The Ho of Christmas Morning

David and The One wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2018. And, they’re curious to what you’re making today. So tell them!

Deep-Dish Brioche French Toast

Deep-Dish Brioche French Toast

The last thing you need to worry about tomorrow morning is breakfast. With this brioche French toast, you assemble it today, let it sit in the fridge overnight, and tomorrow slide it in the oven. By the time gifts are open, breakfast will be on the table.

  • 25 M
  • 5 H, 25 M
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An illustration of a goose holding platter with a man reading "How to Cook Your Own Goose."

Mustard and Garlic Roast Goose

After a disastrous experience with roast goose, it took David a decade to master proper fowl cookery. And boy, did he ever…

  • Quick Glance
  • 50 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
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Roasted mixed nuts coated with sugar and spices in green bowl

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts

These sweet and spicy nuts are addictive, so serve with care. The sweet comes from sugar, the spicy is the result of red pepper flakes. Use any kind of nut.

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  • 35 M
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Three stacks of gingersnaps, one broken cookie, and a glass bottle of milk

Bacon Fat Gingersnaps

We’re not certain which we find more incredulous, the sheer genius behind these bacon fat gingersnaps or the resulting flavor of said genius.

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 42
Star-shaped cookies on a piece of parchment paper

Chinese Five-Spice Cookies

Chinese Five-spice cookies. Essentially sugar cookies perfumed with Chinese five-spice powder. Say hello to your newest holiday tradition.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
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A deep baking dish containing celery root and potato gratin with one piece missing

Celery Root Gratin

You sure you don’t like celery root? We think you’ll change your mind when it’s layered with potatoes, drenched in bacon-infused heavy cream, and smothered with cheese and bread crumbs.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 8
A glass mixing bowl filled with homemade nutella and a spatula rests inside the bowl

Homemade Nutella

No longer are you safe from temptation just because you summoned enough fortitude to skip the Nutella aisle at the store. Not safe at all.

  • 20 M
  • 30 M
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Sour Cream Mocha Cake

Sour Cream Mocha Cake

With its deep dark chocolate smack and intense espresso buzz, this mocha cake creation ought to have a minimum age requirement.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 27
Alan on Martha's Vineyard

My Mystery Date With The One

On their 24th anniversary, David recounts his nearly disastrous mystery date with The One, and how their life together almost didn’t happen.