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Issue 78
December 2009

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4 FROM OUR READERS: TIPS AND TIMESAVERS

6 WAKE UP WITH COFFEE CAKE
Gifts for coffee lovers, and all about coffee beans.

8 CUISINE NOTES: Q & A
A look at different types of flour, Mexican vs. Spanish chorizo, salted vs. unsalted butter, how confectioner's sugar got its name - and more.

10 POMEGRANATES
Only available for a few months during the year, these culinary jewels sparkle in holiday recipes.

12 HOLIDAY CHOWDER
We offer a lightened classic soup, homemade crackers that are great for munching, and a spicy seasonal trifle for dessert.

16 SURVIVAL GUIDE TO HOLIDAY DRINKS
Try our slimmed-down version of a party-season favorite.

18 HOLIDAY DINNER - TURKEY OR BEEF?
Whether you prefer turkey or a standing rib roast, you'll love our show-off versions of these classic holiday entrées - and our easy gravy made without drippings.

24 THE SIDES MAKE THE FEAST

32 SIMPLY ITALIAN

36 LITTLE BITES, BIG FLAVOR
You might not want to wait for a party to share these showy, delicious little morsels with everyone you know. Best of all, each one can be made ahead.

44 CHEESECAKE OR PECAN PIE?
Craving two desserts? One bite of this elegant sweet will solve the problem, but you still may want to eat two slices.

46 TAMALES AT HOME
We show you everything you need to know to make this delicious Latin American holiday classic. Feliz Navidad!

50 NEW MEXICO'S COOKIE
A spicy little sweet to enliven any holiday cookie tray.

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