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Delicious Dinners8

It may be a busy time of year, but you still have to make dinner. These menus keep it simple.

Roasted Chicken Thighs with olives & lemon8

Farro with spinach & parmesan9

Sautéed Halibut with bacon-praline sauce10

Roasted Vegetable Mélange11

Cream of Mussel Soup (Billi Bi)12

You’ve had mussels before, but probably not in an outrageously delicious soup like this one.

Holiday Sweets14

Gift-give your heart out this holiday season with batches of these two favorite candies.

Vanilla Bean Caramels with fleur de sel14

Double-Chocolate Truffles16

Quick-to-Fix Stir-Fries18

Break out the chopsticks — stir-fries are just the ticket for flavor-packed meals.

Tofu Stir-Fry with black pepper sauce18

Snow Pea, Carrot & Celery Salad19

Mongolian Pork Stir-Fry20

Stir-Fried Bok Choy with radishes21

Thanksgiving Comfort22

Reinvent your Thanksgiving dinner this year with traditional recipes made new again.

Orange-Brined Turkey Breast with apricot-rosemary glaze22

Mashed Potatoes & Celery Root24

Brown Butter Green Beans with mushrooms & hazelnuts25

Apple & Bacon Dressing with pecans & sage26

Savory Cranberry Sauce with red wine & thyme27

Roasting Pan Gravy27

Italian Feast28

Treat family and friends to a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs kind of supper that will truly be memorable.

Baked Ziti with italian sausage28

Pepperoncini Garlic Bread29

Creamy Fennel Salad Dressing with romaine & cucumbers30

Italian Sandwich Cookies31

Host a Party32

With this collection of appetizers and party fare, your fête is sure to be the best yet!

Mincemeat with walnuts32

Spanish Meatballs with tomato-saffron sauce34

Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with adobo aioli35

Mulled Wine35

Canned Pumpkin36

Put your can opener to good use with four fun recipes featuring fall’s favorite ingredient.

Pumpkin & Spice Lattes with whipped cream36

Pumpkin Muffins with parmesan, sage & pine nuts37

Pumpkin Pancakes38

Curried Pumpkin Soup with lime & cashews39

Cinnamon-Cocoa Babka40

Warm your house and your soul with three loaves of sweet cinnamon and cocoa-swirled bread.

A Holiday Celebration42

Starring Italian Beef Wellingtons, this feast is reason enough to celebrate this special season.

Italian Beef Wellingtons with sage & marsala duxelles42

Marsala Sauce44

Scalloped Potatoes with fontina & sage45

Wilted Swiss Chard Salad45

Holiday Brunch46

Coming up with recipes for brunch that feed a crowd can be a tough assignment. Not anymore!

Greek Orzo Bake46

Cranberry-Orange Granola46

Spiced Pear & Almond Coffee Cake47

Pumpernickel Toasts with smoked salmon & avocado cream cheese47

Classic Pecan Pie48

Create an unforgettable pie and amp up the taste of this classic dessert with some unexpected twists.

Festive Cookies51

You’ll be the star of the exchange this year when you bake any one of these cookie recipes.

Olive Oil Madeleines with pistachios & orange52

Meltaway Sandwich Cookies with ganache fillings54

Cranberry Polenta Cookies56

Oatmeal-Maple Waffle Cookies with bacon & chocolate58

Guinness Chocolate Chunk Cookies60

Pomegranate Thumbprints with pine nuts62

Molasses Spice Cookies with orange zest64