Shakshuka

Print this pageyield Serves 4 to 6 In Israel the word shakshuka is synonymous with breakfast. It’s best with a slice or two of challah bread to sop up the juices. This is a version of my dad’s recipe, except that he used to mix the eggs together,...

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Seared Salmon with Winter Vegetables and Kombu Broth Read More http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Seared-Salmon-with-Winter-Vegetables-and-Kombu-Broth-51214620#ixzz2tinYDpCb

Print this pageyield Makes 6 servings active time 30 minutes total time 1 hour 35 minutes This light but richly flavored broth is good with any fatty, skin-on fish fillet, such as Arctic char or sea bass. Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided ...

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Samoas Girl Scout Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Print this pageyield Makes 1 (9-inch) ice cream cake active time 30 minutes total time 2 1/2 hours (includes freezing time) To create this Girl Scout cookie–inspired dessert, combine vanilla ice cream with the coconut, caramel, and chocolate cookies known...

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Pickled Vegetable Salad with Nori Vinaigrette

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings active time 15 minutes total time 1 hour (includes cooling and chilling times) It might seem fussy to separate the vegetables when pickling, but if they’re combined, the colors will bleed and they won’t be as...

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Parmesan-Roasted Potatoes

Print this pageyield Makes 8 servings Cooking the potatoes on a wire rack lets hot air circulate around them, so they get extra crisp. Ingredients 3 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved 1/2 cup olive oil Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 4...

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Grapefruit and White Beets with Yogurt and Tarragon

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings Rather than fussily cutting the grapefruit into neat segments, Mattos cuts them crosswise into disks; he likes the slightly bitter flavor of the membrane itself. Ingredients 3 tablespoons pine nuts 4 medium white...

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Escarole Salad with Horseradish and Capers

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings Soaking the onion mellows its sharpness. If you can’t find fresh horseradish, add 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish to the crème fraîche mixture. Ingredients 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced 2...

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Endive Salad with Toasted Walnuts and Breadcrumbs

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings Mattos says to get both the walnuts and the breadcrumbs very toasty and dark brown; he loves the contrast between the rich, crunchy bits and the bright, juicy endive on top. Ingredients 1/2 cup raw walnuts 1 cup...

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Dark Chocolate Waffles

Print this pageyield Makes 6 servings Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for this. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup...

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Creamy Queso with Chorizo

Print this pageyield Makes 8 servings active time 25 minutes total time Total 25 minutes In defense of Velveeta: It might be lowbrow, but its texture is supreme Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 6 ounces fresh chorizo, casings removed 2 1/2...

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Citrus Salad with Fennel Vinaigrette

Print this pageyield Makes 8 servings Think of the crunchy, granolaish sesame clusters as seedy croutons for this juicy and bracing salad. Ingredients Sesame clusters: 1 large egg white 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon...

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Celery-Spiked Guacamole with Chiles

Print this pageyield Makes 8 servings active time 5 minutes total time 5 minutes Fresh celery lightens this guacamole and adds some serious crunch. Ingredients 4 avocados, chopped 1 celery stalk, finely chopped 2 serrano chiles, seeds removed if...

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Black Bass with Warm Rosemary-Olive Vinaigrette

Print this pageyield Makes 4 servings active time 15 minutes total time 15 minutes The bittersweet flavors in this quick dish pair well with roasted potatoes, creamy polenta, or cooked white beans. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 4–5-ounce...

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Cardamom Crescents

Print this pageyield Makes about 50 Serve these fragrantly spiced classics with coffee or tea. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 cups powdered...

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Spoon Cookies

Print this pageyield Makes about 30 sandwich cookies active time 1 3/4 hr total time 5 3/4 hr “You really have to wait,” says Barbour. “After a couple of days, the cookies’ texture becomes lovely and melting. Earlier, they are good,...

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Cherry Double-Chocolate Cookies

Print this page yield Makes about 2 dozen cookies active time 25 min total time 1 1/4 hr They look like the loaded chocolate-nut cookies of your youth, but a bite will reveal their luxurious upgrades: chewy sour cherries that play off the crunch of chopped...

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Double Chocolate-Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Print this pageyield Makes about 50 active time 1 hour total time 2 hours 50 minutes Crushed peppermint candies make a festive, crunchy topping for these pretty cookies. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips (do not exceed 61% cacao; 15 to 16...

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Madeleines

Print this pageyield Makes about 20 This cookie launched a thousand memories—and a literary masterpiece—for Marcel Proust. The group enjoys madeleines with tea, just as the narrator did in Swann’s Way. Ingredients 2 large eggs 2/3 cup sugar ...

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Chewy Pecan Diamonds

Print this pageyield Makes about 32 This is a wonderful combination of cookie and candy, with the crumbly crust serving as counterpoint to the chewy caramel topping. For a nice presentation, place the cookies in paper candy cups, and set the cups in a basket;...

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Inside-Out Carrot Cake Cookies

Print this pageyield Makes about 13 cookies Ingredients 1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light...

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Seven-Layer Cookies

Print this pageield Makes about 5 dozen cookies active time 1 1/2 hr total time 11 hr Deep almond flavor and sophisticated apricot and pure chocolate accents give these cookies a cosmopolitan air. Ingredients 4 large eggs, separated 1 cup sugar 1...

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Ambrosia Macaroons

Print this pageyield Makes about 45 We southerners love ambrosia, a mélange of sliced juicy-sweet oranges and grated coconut. The sweet salad has been a part of southern Christmas traditions for the better part of two centuries, and I thought it would be fun...

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Lauren’s Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

Print this pageield Makes 24 to 30 cookies Editor’s note: This recipe appears as part of our editors’ Christmas Cookie Swap, 10 beloved holiday recipes from the editors of Epicurious and Gourmet Live. This family favorite pairs the winning...

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Triple-Ginger Cookies

Print this pageA combination of ground, crystallized, and fresh ginger gives these soft, chewy cookies their intense flavor. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/3 cup minced crystallized ginger 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt ...

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Molasses Crinkles

Print this pageyield Makes about 6 dozen cookies active time 35 min total time 1 1/2 hr The zing of ginger and the sweetness of molasses combine in perfect proportions in this cookie, sent to us by Jane Booth Vollers of Chester, Connecticut. Her grandmother,...

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Rugelach

Print this pageyield Makes about 44 cookies My mother’s inspiration for these traditional Jewish cookies came from her great-grandmother, who owned a small Catskills hotel. Even after Bubbe Sarah retired, she’d turn out enough rugelach to feed a...

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Holiday Biscotti with Cranberries and Pistachios

Print this pageyield Makes about 3 1/2 dozen The pleasingly chewy biscotti are coated on one end with white chocolate. In our test kitchen, imported white chocolate, such as Perugina or Lindt, yielded the best results. Ingredients 2 1/4 cups all purpose...

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Fudgy Meringue Cookies

Print this pageield Makes about 16 active time 30 minutes total time 2 hours (includes cooling time) These rich treats aren’t cookie-jar cookies—they’re best the day they’re made. Ingredients Nonstick vegetable oil spray 1 cup...

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Triple-Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Print this pageyield Makes about 30 Chunks of fresh cranberries and dark, milk, and white chocolate chips dress up oatmeal cookies for the holidays. Ingredients 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4...

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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies, aka “The Nora Ephron”

Print this pageyield Makes about 24 sandwich cookies (3 inches in diameter) This may be the most sought-after cookie recipe in the book, the cookie that makes it into Seattle Metropolitan magazine’s food lover’s guide year after year. Once, when...

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