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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.

Creamy Gravy9

No more gravy anxiety! Do ahead sauce that works.

Country Ham Dressing10

Cornbread dressing that's as moist as it is flavorful.

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Cranberry Sauce

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.

Phyllo Appetizers18

Make-and-freeze appetizers are just the ticket to an enjoyable holiday party.

Phyllo-Wrapped Salmon20

Salmon and spinach in a wrap of phyllo -- restaurant looks from your kitchen!

Blue Cheese22

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.

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Fried Pita Triangles

Steak Knives26

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.

Entree Soups32

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.