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Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake

Ingredients ⅓ cup light brown sugar (not packed) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ⅔ cup white sugar ½ cup salted butter, softened (or use unsalted and add ¼ tsp salt) 2 eggs 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1¾ teaspoons baking powder ½ cup milk 2 apples, peeled and chopped (I used Gala) Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. [ ... ]

Cooked Red Pepper & Tomato Salad

Makes 3 cups INGREDIENTS 4 red bell peppers 1/4 cupextra-virgin olive oil 3 pounds ripe tomatoes (about 6), peeled, seeded and diced 4 large cloves of garlic, finely minced 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 teaspoons salt, or to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste PREPARATION 1. Halve the peppers lengthwise. Remove the seeds and ribs [ ... ]

Beef Stew / Shepard’s Pie

2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 onion diced fine 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 cloves of garlic finely chopped 1 (28 oz can) diced tomatoes 1 1/2 tablespoons honey 2 pounds stewing beef cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup cold water 1 large bunch [ ... ]

Gingerbread Biscotti

Ingredients 2-1/4 cupsunbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 2 tsp. ground ginger 1-1/4 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. table salt 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup lightly packed candied ginger, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup molasses 2 large eggs 2 tsp. finely grated orange zest (from about 1 medium [ ... ]

Sweet and Spicy Roast Chicken

INGREDIENTS 1 lemon, plus 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, more for pot 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 ½ tablespoons whole grain mustard 3 tablespoons honey 1 bay leaf ½ to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, to taste Black pepper, to taste 1 4-pound chicken, [ ... ]

Orange- Chocolate Coffee Cake

This Macrina Bakery & Café coffee cake was featured on the Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets series, which showcases eateries across the United States that are creating “the most unique and exciting desserts today.” This moist, buttery cake is studded with roasted almonds, semisweet chocolate chips, and fresh [ ... ]
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Herb Oil

1 CUP Brush this herb-rich oil onto warm bread to serve alongside soups, stews or salads.If you like, substitute fresh oregano, marjoram or mint for the dill. The oil works equally well drizzled over pasta or as a base for vinaigrettes. 2 cups lightly packed flat-leaf parsley leaves 10 tablespoons extra-virgin [ ... ]

Wilted Spinach Salad with Butternut Squash, Roasted Shallots, Feta and Walnuts

Ingredients 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper. 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice 3 medium shallots, quartered 2 bunches of spinach, rinsed and dried, ribs and stems removed, leaves thinly sliced crosswise 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/2 [ ... ]
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Short Rib and Barley Soup

Ingredients 2 pounds boneless beef short ribs, cut into 1-inch chunks Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 medium carrots, split in half and sliced into 1/2-inch chunks 2 medium ribs celery, split in half and sliced into 1/2-inch chunks 1 large onion, finely diced 8 oz packages of mushrooms [ ... ]
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Chocolate Espresso Biscotti

Makes 24-30 cookies 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder, dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water 3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped 3/4 cup toasted walnuts/pecans, chopped Preheat the oven to 350°F with the rack in the middle. Line [ ... ]

Peach & Plum Crisp

5-6 cups sliced peaches 2 cups sliced plums 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Cooking spray 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 ounces all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup butter melted melted vanilla low-fat ice cream Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; let stand [ ... ]


Ingredients Classic Cream Cheese Dough: 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 2 cups all-purpose flour (measured and sifted) Filling: 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 cup unsalted roasted almonds 3/4 cup raisins 1/2 cup seedless raspberry preserves or jam (Sour cherry preserve is also great!) All-purpose flour, [ ... ]

Grilled Italian Vegetables

INGREDIENTS ½ cup olive oil 3 medium cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried basil Salt and ground black pepper 2 large red onions, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices 3 medium zucchini, ends removed, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch thick strips, 3 small eggplants, ends removed, sliced lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick strips, 1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded and [ ... ]

Roasted Potatoes

2 lbs large red potatoes dried and each cut into 8 wedges 1 tbsp cornstarch (This is key to them turning out so crispy) 3/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp butter 1 large clove garlic, minced 1 tsp minced fresh parsley 1/8 tsp grated lemon zest 1. Adjust the [ ... ]

Apple Spice Cake

Apple Snacking Spice Cake 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 3/4 cup cake flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 2 large eggs 4 cups peeled, cored and chopped Granny Smith [ ... ]
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Vegetable Lentil Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup sweet potato (peeled and cubed) 2 cups carrots (peeled and sliced) 1 cup potato (chopped) 2 cups celery (chopped) 1 cup green lentils ¾ cup yellow or green split peas (or a mix or just use more lentils) 1 onion (chopped) 4 cloves garlic (minced) 8-10 cups vegetable or [ ... ]
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Caesar Salad with Portobello Mushrooms

9 drained canned anchovy fillets, minced 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium head romaine lettuce, cut into bit-size pieces 1 large head radicchio, cut into bite-size pieces 4 garlic cloves, flattened, peeled 3 large portobello mushrooms stems discarded, caps [ ... ]
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Avocado-Pesto Pasta Salad with Fresh Corn

INGREDIENTS kosher salt 1 lb. orecchiette pasta 2 ears fresh corn, husks removed 7 oz. basil or spinach pesto 2 avocados, pitted and diced Freshly ground black pepper 1 c. chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish DIRECTIONS Bring an 8-quart stock pot of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Cook pasta according to [ ... ]
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Salmon with Capers and Dill

INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup olive oil 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 lemons, juiced 2 tablespoons small capers, drained, chopped 1/3 cup dill leaves, finely chopped sea salt 1 side of atlantic salmon or fillets, skin on lemon wedges, to serve METHOD Combine oil, garlic, 1/3 cup lemon juice, capers and dill in a 9×12 pan . Season [ ... ]
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Bubby Judy’s Mandelbrot

3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds 1/2 cup chocolate chips 3/4 cup toasted coconut, cooled. 1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries beat eggs and sugar, add oil, vanilla, add flour and baking powder till a soft dough forms, add rest [ ... ]

Tropical Slaw with Sweet & Sour Dressing

Ingredients 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup canola oil 2 tablespoons sugar Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 12 ounces fresh pineapple, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 large, ripe mango, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 head red cabbage, finely shredded 3 green onions, green and pale green parts only, thinly sliced 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh [ ... ]
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Tomato Salad with Feta, Olives & Mint

Ingredients 6 oz. feta cheese 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint, plus sprigs for garnish 4 large ripe tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch slices Kosher salt 1/2 lb. cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into small dice 1/2 lb. bite-size tomatoes (cherry, pear, or grape) in assorted colors, halved 1/2 cup niçoise or kalamata olives (about 15), pitted [ ... ]
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Rice Noodle Salad with Avocado, Mango & Chile

Ingredients 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 2 limes) 1/4 cup mirin 4 tsp. Asian (toasted) sesame oil 1 tsp. minced fresh Thai bird chile or similar; more to taste 1 teaspoon salt 8 oz. rice noodles (not vermicelli) 2 firm-ripe Hass avocados (about 6 oz. each), diced 1 ripe [ ... ]
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Egyptian Barley Salad

From America’s test Kitchen. Do not substitute hulled barley or hull-less barley in this recipe. 1½ cups pearl barley Salt and pepper 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ⅓ cup golden raisins ½ cup coarsely chopped cilantro ¼ cup shelled pistachios, toasted and [ ... ]
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Chopped Mexican Salad with Roasted Peppers, Corn, Tomatoes & Avocado

Chopped salads are a beautiful way to show of summer’s terrific produce. Each ingredient is interesting to eat and taste, and together they combine to give you something even better. For the peppers and corn 2 large orange or red bell peppers 2 ears fresh corn 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt [ ... ]
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Citrus Olive Oil Cake

Ingredients 2 c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda pinch of salt ½ c. buttermilk or sour milk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. lemon zest + 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. orange zest + 2 tbsp. orange juice 1 tsp. almond extract 3 eggs, at room temperature 1 c. sugar ⅔ c. [ ... ]
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Triple Chocolate Biscotti/Mandelbrot

Perfect for Passover or any other time. Makes 24 to 36 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1¼ cups sugar ½ cup vegetable oil 2 eggs ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tablespoon potato starch 1½ cups ground almonds or almond meal ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1. Set the oven at 350 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. In a [ ... ]

Prune Cake

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup prune purée 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup canola oil 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 
 1 cup walnuts, chopped and toasted 3/4 cup [ ... ]

Chocolate Chip-Almond Balls

Sometimes you want just a bit of chocolate, not too much of it; these cookies, which combine chocolate chips with candied orange and grapefruit peels, offer just that. They are very easy to make and can be frozen, and they have a sophisticated look and flavour, so they [ ... ]

Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies

François Payard’s Recipe Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Level of Difficulty: Easy Serving Size: 12 4-inch cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoonsDutch-process cocoa powder 3 cups confectioners’ sugar pinch of salt 2 3/4 cups walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped 4 large egg whites, at room temperature 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract Directions Place a rack each in the upper and bottom thirds of the [ ... ]
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Triple the Ginger Cookies

Ingredients 3/4 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root 1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger Directions In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg [ ... ]


Baking your cheesecakes in a water bath is part of the secret to producing beautiful cheesecakes at home with a texture similar to those sold in the restaurant. The water surrounds your cheesecake to keep it moist as it cooks, and the moisture helps prevent ugly cracking. You’ll [ ... ]
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Heart Shaped Giant Cookie

Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy! 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter softened 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg 1 3/4 cups chocolate chips divided INSTRUCTIONS PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease and wax paper-line 8 1/2 [ ... ]

Red-Pepper-and-Nut Dip

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup pine nuts 1/4 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup walnuts 1/4 cup unsalted roasted pistachios 1/4 cup unsalted roasted cashews 3 medium red bell peppers (1 pound), cut into 2-inch pieces 1/2 medium sweet onion, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup toasted bread crumbs 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley Salt Cayenne pepper In [ ... ]

Caramelized Almond Cake

DAVID LEBOVITZ 8 to 10 servings You can use blanched or unblanched sliced almonds. Either will work fine. I toasted mine, which were a mix of the two, in the oven while I was putting together the cake batter. They’ll take about 8 to 10 minutes 325ºF [ ... ]
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Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

“This is the best chocolate bundt cake from the geniuses at America’s Test Kitchen. It is very dense, moist, with a fine crumb, a rich, assertive chocolate taste from the combination of cocoa and bittersweet chocolate, and is not overly sweet. The cake can be made a day [ ... ]
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Fillet Mignon

INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 1 Tablespoon finely chopped rosemary One 3-pound fillet mignon or porterhouse steak, about 4 inches thick 2 teaspoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons coarsely ground pepper HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE In a sturdy resealable plastic bag, combine the vinegar with 1/4 cup of the olive oil [ ... ]
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Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Makes 12 – 14 cookies 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature ½ cup granulated sugar ¾ cup light brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 cups flour 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats ¾ tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. baking soda ¼ cup shredded coconut 2 cups confectioners sugar 1. Heat the oven to 350°F. 2. Combine [ ... ]

Momofuku Milk Bar Chocolate-Chocolate Cookies

Deep and dark chocolate cookies with a salty bite and crunchy chocolate crumbs. Ingredients Chocolate Crumb: ⅔ Cup all purpose unbleached flour 1 tsp cornstarch ½ Cup sugar ⅔ Cup cocoa powder 1 tsp. kosher salt 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted For the cookies: 16 Tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature 1½ C sugar 2 [ ... ]

Beef Barley & Mushroom Soup

INGREDIENTS 4 meaty short ribs (flanken), trimmed – about1 1/2 – 2 lbs 2 tbsp olive oil, or more as needed 8 dried mushrooms 1 lb white mushrooms, scrubbed and sliced 1 cup peeled and chopped carrots (about 2-3 medium carrots) 1 cup chopped celery, including leaves (about 3-4 stalks) 1 large onion, chopped 2 [ ... ]
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Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Mashed Potatoes

Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Mashed Potatoes Short ribs braised in red wine, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar get a nice, rich glaze, perfect for serving atop mashed potatoes. INGREDIENTS For the Short Ribs: 1 tablespoon olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 (6 to 8-ounce) pieces boneless [ ... ]

Spicy Cheese Bread

MAKES 1 LOAF from Cook’s Country. Take the cheese out of the refrigerator when you start the recipe to ensure that it comes to room temperature by the time you need it. Cold cheese will retard rising. Plan ahead: The dough needs to rise for several hours before baking. INGREDIENTS Bread 3 1/4 [ ... ]
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From The Chew ingredients SPAGHETTI & PECAN MEATBALLS Pecan Meatballs 1 clove garlic (minced) 1 medium yellow onion (minced) 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cups pecan meal 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1/2 bunch flat parsley (chopped) 1 cup mozzarella (shredded) 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated) 4 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes salt and pepper (to taste) Tomato Sauce 1 [ ... ]

Serbian Bread

INGREDIENTS 1 cup milk 1/4 cup butter ( 1/2 stick) 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 tablespoons sugar 5 cups flour, plus additional for shaping 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup vegetable oil ( or canola oil) 1 large egg, slightly beaten 1 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS Scald milk and add butter. Allow to cool to lukewarm. Add yeast [ ... ]
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Roasted Tomatoes

Ingredients 8-10 tomatoes, sliced thick, I get 4 slices for each tomato, fill a sheet pan in a single layer. 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Arrange the tomatoes on a [ ... ]

Bean and Vegetable Soup

2 cans cannellini/lima beans, drained and rinsed 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups diced yellow onions 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced carrots 3 cloves garlic, sliced fine Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 large 28 oz can diced tomatoes 2 quarts chicken stock, 1/2 teaspoon basil dried 1/2 teaspoon oregano dried 1/4 teaspoon red [ ... ]
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Corn Soup

This is a salty yet sweet, creamy yet crunchy fresh corn chowder. It’s loaded with fresh corn (6 ears worth) and dotted with jalapeño and red bell pepper. The taste of the finished soup is pure summer. Hope you enjoy. INGREDIENTS 6 ears corn 1/2 onion 1 clove garlic 1 jalapeño peppers 1 red bell [ ... ]
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Berry Buckle

Softer and more fruit-filled than a coffeecake, but with a higher percentage of buttery batter than a cobbler, buckles are harder to classify than they are to make. This one is tender, moist and filled with sweet summer berries. INGREDIENTS ½ cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature, plus more [ ... ]
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Pasta with Garlic Sauce, Arugula, and Walnuts

20 mins Total time 20 mins Cook’s Country Ingredients 50 garlic cloves, peeled (1 cup) 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 1 cup chicken broth 2 tsp balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper 1 pound spaghetti 8 ounces arugula ( I used baby spinach ) 1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped Grated pecorino romano cheese Instructions In a medium saucepan [ ... ]

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts Confectioners’ sugar, for garnish Sweetened cocoa, for garnish Sweetened whipped cream, accompaniment Directions Preheat [ ... ]