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Eastern European

  • Recipe

    Halva-Chocolate Chunk Babka

    Is it bread? Is it dessert? The heavenly combination of chocolate and tahini makes this babka skew more to the dessert side (and it's downright perfect for brunch). Make the…

  • Recipe

    Chocolate-Cinnamon Babka

    While a cinnamon sugar filling is traditional for babka, I like to add a little chocolate because, well, chocolate. It makes this babka perfect for brunch, where dessert is always…

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    Citrus-Almond Babka

    An orange- and lemon-zest filling and almond streusel topping gives this babka knockout flavor. Make the filling while the dough is rising, and store at cool room temperature until needed.…

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    One Dough, Four Easter Breads

    These four rich breads share more in common than you might think.

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    Romanian Easter Bread with Chocolate and Nuts

    This is my spin on cozonac de nuca, a Romanian bread. My version adds chopped chocolate to the traditional cocoa powder for depth of flavor and richness. Walnuts are abundant…

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    Croatian Easter Bread with Citrus and Raisins

    In this version of pinca, a Croatian bread, amaretto joins the traditional rum for soaking the raisins, adding a mellow sweetness to the fruit. The icing isn’t traditional but it’s…

  • steak with mustard-apple sauce
    Recipe

    Seared Skirt Steak with Grainy Mustard, Apple, and Tarragon Pan Sauce

    Apples are a traditional partner for pork, but here, their sweetness offsets the intensity of the mustard and complements the robust flavor of the steak.

  • Mustard Dill Grilled Chicken
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    Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mustard and Dill

    I like that you can smear this mustard paste on the thighs and marinate for a few hours to create deep flavor or go right to the grill if you're…

  • cast-iron roast chicken
    Recipe

    Cast-Iron Spatchcocked Chicken with Pastrami Spices

    Spatchcocking a chicken reduces cooking time and ensures juicy meat—and it’s easy. Using kitchen shears, cut along both sides of the backbone to remove, and then open the chicken up…

  • Roasted Cabbage and Pear Salad
    Recipe

    Roasted Cabbage Salad with Pears and Pecans

    To serve a bigger group, this side salad can easily be doubled. Good thing, too, because its sweet, earthy flavor is a real crowd pleaser.

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