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Between the epic feasts of the season, enjoy holiday-worthy, weeknight-easy meals like these.
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Seared Scallops with Curried Polenta12
Deck your table with oranges this holiday when you turn the citrus stars into delicious sweet treats.
Orange-Buttermilk Panna Cotta14
Candied Orange Peels with spiced orange simple syrup15
Prepped to Party16
Eat, drink, and be merry with your guests when you host this make-ahead cocktail and appetizer spread.
Hot Pepper Jelly17
Smoked Salmon Roll-Ups18
Chicken Liver Paté in mini bread bowls
FOR THE BREAD BOWLS, ROLL:
1 loaf challah bread, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices (1 lb.)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
FOR THE PATÉ, SAUTÉ:
1⁄4 cup minced shallots
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
8 oz. chicken livers, rinsed and dried
1⁄4 cup brandy
2 Tbsp. heavy cream
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. minced fresh thyme
Salt and black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350°.
For the bread bowls, roll each bread slice to 1⁄16-inch; cut 24 rounds with a 2¼-inch cutter. (Scraps can be used for bread crumbs.) Brush both sides of bread rounds with 2 Tbsp. oil and press into the cups of a mini muffin pan.
Bake bread bowls until crisp, about 10 minutes; cool before filling.
For the paté, sauté shallots in 1 Tbsp. oil in a sauté pan over medium heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add chicken livers; sauté until cooked through, 5–6 minutes.
Deglaze pan with brandy, scraping up any browned bits. Transfer liver mixture to food processor; add cream, lemon juice, and thyme and pulse until smooth. Season mixture with salt and pepper. Transfer paté to a bowl; cover and chill before serving.
Scoop about 1 tsp. (#100 scoop) paté into each bread bowl. Garnish each canapé with a small dollop of Dijon, then top with a cornichon.
NOTE: The paté can be made up to a few days ahead, covered, and refrigerated. And you can make the bread bowls a day ahead. Store them overnight in an airtight container. If they soften, crisp them on a baking sheet in a 350° oven for 5 minutes, but be sure to let them cool before filling.
Per canapé: 66 calories; 1g saturated fat; 3g total fat; 6g carb.; 75mg sodium; 2g protein; 35 cholesterol
Tuscan Kale Chips
1⁄4 cup olive oil
1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt
1⁄4 tsp. lemon pepper
1⁄8 tsp. garlic powder
1⁄8 tsp. onion powder
1 bunch Tuscan kale, ribs removed (7 oz.)
Preheat oven to 300°. Place a baking rack inside each of two baking sheets.
Combine oil, salt, lemon pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Toss kale in oil mixture until lightly coated. Arrange kale in a single layer on prepared baking sheets.
Bake kale 10 minutes, then flip, and rotate baking sheets. Bake kale until crisp, about 10 minutes more.
NOTE: Kale chips can be made a few days ahead. Store the chips in an airtight container, taking care not to crush them.
Per chip: 46 calories; 1g saturated fat; 5g total fat; 1g carb.; 50mg sodium
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Tarragon Marinated Mushrooms19
Pesto & Cheese Stuffed Shells with Two-Cheese Pizzettes20
Italian Comfort Food20
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Scalloped Corn Dressing26
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Swedish Walnut Butter Cookies30
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Tuscan Pork Dinner38
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Wilted Garlicky Kale41
Duchess Sweet Potatoes41
Peppermint Pattie Fondue42
A Fondue Fête42
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French Onion Fondue45
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Broiled Piccata Scampi49
Pumpkin Cream Pie with Gingersnap Crust50
Pumpkin pie is a star at Thanksgiving, and this ultra-creamy version deserves a standing ovation.