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Master Laminated Dough

Q&A6

Holiday Eve Soups8

With creamy squash, chicken & wild rice, and a classic seafood stew, get your soup bowls ready.

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with gruyère fricos8

Spinach, Arugula & Apple Salad with cider vinaigrette9

Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Chowder with bacon and mushrooms10

Cranberry-Orange Mini Muffins11

Cioppino with fennel12

Lemon-Basil Sourdough Garlic Bread13

Apricot & Almond Kringle14

Thanks to its flaky texture and gooey filling, this pastry will make the chattiest of eaters speechless.

Holiday Cookies16

In keeping with the season, our staff shares four of their favorite holiday cookie recipes with you.

Hazelnut-Brown Butter Linzer Cookies16

Triple Chocolate & Mint Cookies17

Pfeffernüsse18

Rosemary & Orange Shortbread Cookies19

King Crab20

Celebrate in true royal fashion with this Champagne-inspired menu fit for two.

King Crab Legs with champagne beurre blanc20

Pear & Curly Endive Salad with fennel & pistachios21

Mini Herbed Potato Soufflés with crème fraîche22

Champagne-Poached Pears with dark chocolate sabayon & pistachio brittle23

Mexican Menu24

Wanna warm your soul? Turn to this bold-flavored Mexican fare during these cold-weather months.

Flank Steak Roulade with cinnamon bread & chorizo stuffing24

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with lime, garlic & jalapeño26

Black Beans with chipotle, lime & orange27

Wilted Kale with kale-cilantro pesto27

Baked Pastas28

Whip up a couple of classic mother sauces and eat twice with these two comforting pasta recipes.

Three-Cheese & Spinach Cannelloni28

Roasted Tomato Sauce29

Pork Stuffed Shells30

Balsamella31

Holiday Party32

Be stress-free and soirée-ready with these simple make-ahead appetizers and cocktails.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Dates with walnuts & goat cheese33

Crab Puffs34

Grapefruit Spritzer with tarragon simple syrup35

Brandy Mule Punch with lemon simple syrup36

Pomegranate Tonic36

Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Dip37

Roasted Spatchcocked Turkey with lemon-herb butter38

Roast a beautiful, juicy turkey in half the time when you learn the technique of spatchcocking.

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How to Spatchcock a Turkey

Page 39: Instructions

The Spatchcocked Turkey recipe instructs to roast the bird on a baking sheet, but the dimensions listed are incorrect. They should read: 11 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 1-inch.

Thanksgiving Sides40

When the side dishes are this simple and delicious, you may overlook the turkey altogether.

Turkey Stock & Gravy40

Sausage & Apple Dressing with chestnuts41

Winter Vegetable Gratin42

Brussels Sprouts Salad with maple-lemon vinaigrette43

Cran-Grape Sauce with rosemary43

Turkey Leftovers44

Let’s talk turkey. Make the most of your leftovers with these four, fast recipes — you’ll gobble them right up.

Turkey & Avocado Quesadillas with chipotlecranberry sauce44

Creamy Turkey & Noodles44

Green Turkey Chili45

Mu Shu Turkey Cabbage Wraps45

Salted Caramel Pie with toasted marshmallow meringue46

Flood a pretzel crust with fudge, salted caramel custard, and a fluffy meringue for dessert perfection.

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Marshmallow Meringue

Holiday Classics51

Get your sweet tooth in the holiday spirit with these classic confections that defi ne the season.

French Macarons56

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies60

Decorating Techniques62