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Christmas

  • potato pie
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    Swiss Chard and Fontina Potato Pie

    Inspired by the Italian potato pie called gatto di patate, this dish features panko-dusted, Parmesan-flavored mashed potatoes that hold a layer of sautéed chard and creamy fontina cheese. It makes…

  • roasted turkey
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    Pan-Seared Turkey

    Listen, I’m all about making beautiful dishes. And I love the look of a whole roasted bird. But I always break whole turkeys down into their parts now—even for the…

  • Mashed Potato Casserole
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    Mashed-Potato Casserole

    Turning mashed potatoes into a casserole means you can make them ahead (a full day ahead!) and bring them to a potluck in their own serving dish.

  • chocolate-rye blackout cookies
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    Double Chocolate Rye Blackout Cookies

    These superdecadent, bittersweet cookies are excerpted from the Joys of Baking by Samantha Seneviratne, and inspired by Dorie Greenspan’s aptly named World Peace Cookies.

  • coffee cream bundt cake
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    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
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    Roasted Lemon Tart

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

  • flourless chocolate cake
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    Flourless Chocolate Cake

    This rich cake is ideal with a dollop of tangy crème fraîche and fresh raspberries, but lightly sweetened whipped cream also works. The cake needs to rest overnight to be…

  • Mustard Glazed Beef Tenderloin
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    Mustard-Glazed Beef Tenderloin

    Tender beef gets a flavor infusion with a butter-mustard coating and blue cheese finish. If serving with a salad, such as the Fresh Herb Salad shown here, try some of…

  • gruyere popovers
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    Gruyère Popovers

    Light, airy, and cheesy, these popovers achieve the impossible: They’re simultaneously rich and decadent, yet light as a feather. Serve them fresh from the oven at peak puffiness.

  • Brown Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookies
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    Brown Butter-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

    Brown butter enhances the sweet pecan flavor of these delicately sandy-textured shortbread cookies. Make sure to refrigerate the brown butter until it is cold and firm before creaming it with…