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Stuffed filet mignon6
As good as (or better than) what you'd find at a steakhouse, these filets will "wow" you and your guests. The hardest part? Choosing a filling.
Making a Pocket in a Filet
Shrimp étouffée stuffed filet mignon8
Spinach-blue cheese stuffed filet mignon10
Teriyaki chicken breasts12
You won't believe the magic you can make with just 30 minutes and a few pantry staples. These Asian-flavored chicken breasts are case in point.
Saltimbocca chicken breasts14
Elegant and easy -- two of my favorite food words! This Italian classic fits them both to a T.
Michael Chiarello: Olive oil poached fish with fennel and orange salad16
Entertaining guru Michael Chiarello shows you how to prepare a dinner party that you'll enjoy as much as your guests!
For snapper, halibut, or any other seafood!
Boneless breast of turkey19
Take out the bones, and turkey becomes a thing of beauty -- moist, tender, and a cinch to carve!
Boning a Turkey Breast
Brown cider gravy23
Don't be surprised if these side dishes get all the attention at the table. They're *that* good.
We tell you which stand mixers are worthy of your holiday dough!
KitchenAid Accolade 400 (5 quart)
Item #310064 (meringue; available in 9 additional colors)
KitchenAid Artisan (5 quart)
Item #184589 (white; available in 16 additional colors)
KitchenAid Professional 5 Plus (5 quart)
Item #310127 (white; available in 5 additional colors)
KitchenAid Professional 600 (6 quart)
Item #309147 (meringue; available in 5 additional colors)
Viking Professional (5 quart)
Item #304961 (white; available in 5 additional colors)
KitchenAid Classic Plus (4.5 quart)
KitchenAid Ultra Power KSM-90 (4.5 quart)
Nothing compares with the rich, spicy aroma and taste of cinnamon. And at this time of year, using it is pretty much mandatory.
The Spice House
Korintje Ground Cinnamon
½ cup shaker jar, net wt. 2.5 oz.
½ cup refill, net wt. 2.5 oz.
China Tung Hing Ground Cinnamon
½ cup shaker jar, net wt. 2 oz.
½ cup jar refill, net wt. 2 oz.
Vietnamese “Saigon” Ground Cinnamon
½ cup shaker jar, net 2 oz.
½ cup jar refill, net 2 oz.
Ceylon “True” Ground Cinnamon
½ cup shaker jar, net wt. 2 oz.
½ cup shaker jar refill, net wt. 2 oz.
Sinful cinnamon coffee cake30
You know it's going to be a good day when you get a whiff of this fragrant coffee cake first thing in the morning! Cinnamon has never tasted so good.
West coast cioppino32
Turkey tortilla soup36
This issue's nuggets of kitchen wisdom include how to "stale" bread, browning butter, peeling pineapple, and the best way to crust meats and fish.
What has the flavor of lasagna but none of the intense labor issues? Manicotti! This sausage and chicken-stuffed pasta is a terrific winter dinner.
Squash & chard manicotti46
This delicate, rich manicotti has everything going for it -- awesome flavor, elegant looks, and only about an hours worth of work.
A royal cake48
Want to be the life of the party? Then make this cake. Chocolate, cherries, whipped cream, and more chocolate -- a party doesn't get much better!
Splitting Cake Layers
Hot chocolate with pink peppermint cream52
Hm... white or dark chocolate? Use either in this easy recipe. Frozen peppermint whipped cream tops it off with flavorful flair.