Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pure Pumpkin Cheesecake

This unerringly precise pumpkin cheesecake from Rose Levy Beranbaum is the perfect alternative to pumpkin pie. (Whoops. Is that heresy?)

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Fall Spice Cordial

Fall Spice Cordial

The smoky sweet heat of chipotle infuses bourbon in this fall cordial, as does orange and vanilla. Pass us some, please.

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Molten chocolate cake, a wedge cut from it, with chocolate oozing; whipped cream on top, on a plate

Molten Chocolate Cake

This french molten chocolate cake flows seductive when cut into with a fork. A cinch to make, this molten chocolate cake is an elegant, impressive dessert.

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A white cake stand with four spirals of pumpernickel bread, salmon mousse, and smoked salmon

Salmon Mousse Pinwheels

Salmon mousse pinwheels are an elegant way to kick off a tea, cocktail party, or dinner. The pinwheels can be made ahead and sliced just before serving.

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Flourless Chocolate-Vanilla Marble Cake

Flourless Chocolate-Vanilla Marble Cake

This flourless chocolate-vanilla marble cake has a texture between fudge and cheesecake. The chocolate marbles between the vanilla for a gorgeous look.

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Clams Casino

Clams Casino

Clams casino, the classic American dish, get a facelift here. The clams get the casino treatment with big shards of bacon, parsley, and garlic.

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Clams and Rice

Croatian Clams and Rice

This Croatian specialty is simply clams and rice tossed with olives and spooned into empty clam shells. Ta-da!

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Day of the Dead

Here are six recipes to make your Day of the Dead–Dia de los Muertos–celebration memorable.

Spice-Crusted Cheese Truffles

Spice-Crusted Cheese Truffles

Spice-crusted cheese truffles are an ideal hors d’oeuvre. The truffles, a combo of cheddar and cream cheese, are rolled then tossed in a chile powder.

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Fiery Almond

Mad Martinis (Not!)

Writer and cocktail expert Kara Newman is a fan of Mad Men but not its bone-dry martinis. Instead, her cocktail for watching Mad Men is the Fiery Almond.

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Beef Paupiettes

Beef Paupiettes

These beef paupiettes are stuffed with pancetta and herbs, and rolled. The beef rolls are then sauteed. Once seared, the rolls are simmered.

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Thyme, Lemon, and Sea-Salt Shortbread

Thyme, Lemon, and Sea-Salt Shortbread

These savory shortbreads are seasoned with thyme, lemon, and a sprinkling of sea salt. Serve the shortbreads as a snack or as an hors d’oeuvre with wine.

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Sweet Potato, Golden Raisin, and Cranberry Strudel

Sweet Potato and Golden Raisin Strudel

This strudel, filled with sweet potato, raisins, and cranberry, is a great lunch or side. Phyllo makes the strudel a cinch to make. Serve the strudel warm.

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