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.

5 hrs 25 mins

Pastéis de Nata ~ Portuguese Custard Tarts

Not Portuguese? Not a problem. It won't lessen your appreciation for these little lovelies with the shatteringly crisp pastry cradling ridiculously creamy custard.

2 hrs 30 mins

Portuguese Deep-Fried Green Beans

In Portugal, deep-frying beans is a long-standing tradition. Serve these peixinhos da horta as a starter, snack, or, as the Portuguese do, a side dish.

45 mins

Mustard and Garlic Roast Goose

This dish from my Connecticut neighbor is the best goose I've ever eaten. But in Danny's inimitable way, she simply insists it be served with red currant jelly. Nothing else will do.

4 hrs 30 mins

Pistachio Gelato

An ethereally creamy, subtly sweet, wickedly pistachio-y gelato that derives its pure flavor from nothing more than the essentials.

14 hrs

Trinchado ~ Spicy South African Beef

If you've been to South Africa, chances are you've been craving this dish. Rest assured, it's possible to recapture the loveliness you experienced abroad back home in your kitchen.

3 hrs 20 mins

Caldo Verde ~ Portuguese Green Soup

Considered Portugal's national dish, caldo verde, or green soup, is a homey dish of potatoes, kale sliced whisker thin, and smoky pork sausage.

1 hr 5 mins

Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust

Surprise family and friends with the savory jolt of a smattering of extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, baked straight into the crust, in contrast to the sweet apple pie filling.

3 hrs 40 mins

Sonhos ~ Portuguese Doughnuts

Sonhos--Portuguese for "dreams"--is an apt name for Portugal's dreamy doughnuts that are as easy to make as they are to eat.

1 hr

Portuguese Coconut Custard Tarts

Sweet custard flecked with flakes of coconut are what you can expect from pasteis de coco, a dessert classic from Portugal.

45 mins