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Tips & techniques4
Roasting a Turkey Breast6
This year, keep it simple -- roast a turkey breast. A quick brine makes it flavorful and moist.
No more gravy anxiety! Do ahead sauce that works.
Country Ham Dressing10
Cornbread dressing that's as moist as it is flavorful.
They're back. Those plastic bags of fresh cranberries. If you've never made fresh cranberry sauce before, do it.
Simmer until Sugar Dissolves:
1⁄4 cup fresh orange juice
3⁄4 cup water
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1 cup sugar
Add and Simmer until Thick:
1 bag (12 oz.) fresh cranberries
1⁄8 t. kosher salt
Zest of one orange
Zest of one lemon
Over high heat, boil juices and water with sugar for 5 minutes.
Simmer and stir constantly until sugar dissolves.
Add berries, salt and zest. Reduce heat to medium and simmer. Foam will form as berries pop. Cook until it reaches a thickness and texture you like. Sauce will thicken as it cools. Off heat, stir in the orange and lemon zests.
Per serving: 99 calories; 25g carb.; 30mg sodium
Pork Tenderloin Dinner12
Quick Meals don't always mean burgers. This one is fit for family weeknights or company weekends.
Working with Phyllo16
This paper-thin pastry dough holds a wealth of possibilities. Here are the easy steps to success.
Make-and-freeze appetizers are just the ticket to an enjoyable holiday party.
Salmon and spinach in a wrap of phyllo -- restaurant looks from your kitchen!
Bold and rich, blue cheeses reign supreme. Read about some of the world's finest.
Blue Cheese Salad23
The Extreme Salad! So much flavor and texture you can't stop eating it.
Blue Cheese Hors d'Oeuvre24
Tiny puffs warm from the oven are sure to welcome this season's guests.
Blue Cheese Appetizer25
Go ahead, indulge! This dip is made with lowfat mayonnaise and yogurt.
Fried Pita Triangles
Cut into Triangles:
4 whole pita bread rounds
Heat; Fry Triangles in:
Cut each pita bread into six triangles. Do not split the bread in half first.
Heat about 1/2" oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer. When hot, add triangles and fry on both sides until golden and crisp, about 2 minutes total. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Sprinkle with salt before serving. Serve triangles warm
Steak knives make a great gift. Read this article before heading to the stores.
Maida Heatter -- Candy Bars for the Holidays28
Maida Heatter is one of the best bakers I know. Her bars are the perfect "sugar plum" for this time of year.
Favorite entrees in a bowl! These soups have all the taste you'd expect without the heaviness of a meal.
Time for Pie36
These updated classic desserts are different enough to be special, yet familiar too. Make one (or two!) of them part of your holiday feast.
Questions & answers42
Grilled Turkey Sandwich with Blue Cheese Mayonnaise44
Bring on the leftovers -- this sandwich beats all.