Five uncooked floured pierogi on a wooden board.

Pierogi

This family Christmas tradition will land 120 pretty little pierogi in your lap…and on your countertop…and on your tabletop….

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 14
A highball glass filled with classic old-fashioned cocktail and large ice cubes.

Classic Old-Fashioned Cocktail

A little sugar, a splash of bitters, and a lotta booze—your grandma’s go-to drink. (Oh wait, was that just our family?!)

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
A three-cheese grilled cheese sandwich with ham that is cut in half with a glass of wine in the background.

Three-Cheese Grilled Cheese

This confluence of cheeses is like a lazy man’s croque monsieur. Cheesy faux French accent and glass of wine optional.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 4
Oven-Roasted Fries

Oven-Roasted Fries

Think you don’t need a recipe for roasting spuds? Try this technique, which we think works to a faretheewel. Then get back to us.

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Two slices of spiced maple pecan pie in a metal pie plate on a kitchen towel.

Spiced Maple Pecan Pie with Star Anise

Here’s a nifty little trick. Reduce maple syrup until sticky, infuse it with spice, and rely on it to impart its ridiculously intense essence to pecan pie.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 20 M
  • 3
Black bowl of green gazpacho, with two ice cubes, drizzle of olive oil

Green Gazpacho

Though this cool, creamy, don’t-turn-on-the-stove soup is hardly penance, it certainly makes amends for all those burgers and brats. Summer detox, anyone?

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  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 7
Cauliflower-Bacon Gratin

Cauliflower-Bacon Gratin

This cauliflower gratin recipe from Dorie Greenspan is French comfort food, yet it wouldn’t be out of place on a distinctly American Thanksgiving table.

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  • 50 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 16
Sally’s Coconut Macaroons

Sally’s Coconut Macaroons

From the folks at The Splendid Table, these sophisticated coconut macaroons are simply mounds of sweetened coconut toasted to perfection.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
A ladle being dipped into a pot of rustic lentil soup.

Rustic Lentil Soup

Rustic lentil soup is a hearty, warm remedy for cold winter nights. Make this soup with or without the pancetta, sausage, and bacon for an evening dinner.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 12