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Twelve Days of Christmas: Peppermint Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache

These triple-decker babies are rich, perfect for a party or a big crowd or perhaps just to get a serious chocolate fix. Peppermint Brownies with Dark Chocolate Ganache For Peppermint Cream Cheese Layer 8 ounces cream cheese (softened at room … Continue reading

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Brining a Turkey

A brine seals in all the delicious goodness and makes for a nice crisp skin. It also helps keep the meat juicy during long cooking processes like smoking. The recipe below should cover a 15- to 20-pound turkey. Do not … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Restaurant Cooking at Home

We know the ingredients in this week’s roundup are pricey, but it will cost less than going out. And you don’t need a designated driver if you’re just headed to your own dining room. Mussels in a Spicy Tomato Broth … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: An Easter Dinner to Blow the Budget

We’re posting this too late for most of you to cook this for Easter Sunday. That’s probably a good thing since the ingredients get a bit steep and most of you are probably cooking for a crowd. So consider these … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Easter Dinner on a Budget

We know a lot of you like to eat lamb on Easter. We do too. But ham is far more economical when it comes to serving a crowd. Here’s a meal that’s sure to please the masses. Deviled Eggs Baked … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: P is for Pesto

With a main dish this rich, you probably won’t want a starter. But why not throw in a creamy dessert to finish out the night? Stuffed Leg of Lamb Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Chocolate Zabaglione That cookie looks so lonely  

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Thirteen Ways to Celebrate ’13

With 2013 upon us, we thought we’d break out a new champagne cocktail. But we want to keep the celebration going so we’ve included ways to enjoy bubbly year round. We’ll kick this off with a drink to toast the … Continue reading

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