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  • Menu

    A Swoonworthy Valentine’s Day Dinner

    This delicious menu is tailor-made for twosomes—no math necessary when planning your ingredients, and no need to deal with crating up leftovers after the meal. If you both like to…

  • Recipe

    Red-Wine Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce

    This recipe is great on its own but can also be served with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You may have leftover chocolate-wine…

  • Recipe

    Cocoa-Rubbed Rack of Lamb with Gremolata

    Smoked paprika and cocoa powder add a subtle earthiness that complements the full flavor of lamb. If you can, use New Zealand or Australian lamb; it tends to be smaller,…

  • Recipe

    Spice-Roasted Beets and Carrots

    Small beets and carrots have tender skins that don’t require peeling. Just be sure to scrub the skins well before roasting.

  • Recipe

    Oysters with Blood-Orange Mignonette and Tajín

    Classic oysters on the half shell are given an update here,  bathed in a mignonette flavored with blood orange and then sprinkled with zingy Tajín. You can ask your seafood…

  • Recipe

    Apple of My Eye Cocktail

    Unlike most cocktail recipes, this one’s designed for two. However, if you’d like to mix one up for yourself when you’re flying solo, just split the ingredients in half.

  • Recipe

    Jeweled Israeli Couscous

    This simple side is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Use whatever tender herbs you have on hand. Parsley and cilantro make fine substitutions for mint.

  • Caramelized Onion Dip
    Recipe

    Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Dip

    The combination of deeply caramelized onions and mushrooms is a one-two punch of savory flavor. Use fino sherry to deglaze the pan, and then make a Not Not Martini with…

  • coffee cream bundt cake
    Recipe

    Coffee Crème Bundt Cake

    This glorious coffee-flavored Bundt, excerpted from The Joys of Baking,  is more sweet than coffee and has a gooey, condensed milk glaze that you may have to resist eating with…

  • roasted lemon tart
    Recipe

    Roasted Lemon Tart

    The roasted lemon adds intense color and mellow, smooth flavor to the lemon curd filling in this dessert.

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