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Dinner with friends

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    Shrimp Romesco with Greens

    This dish channels the bold flavors of Spain, where shrimp are much loved. You’ll have leftover romesco sauce; try it on toast, eggs, grains, or pasta. Store the extra sauce…

  • Recipe

    Shrimp Pad Thai

    Sour, salty, and sweet are perfectly balanced in this classic Thai noodle dish. Add to that luscious tofu and tender shrimp, and you’ve got a real crowd pleaser.

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    Roasted-Garlic and Kale Pesto Rugelach

    Sweet roasted garlic and earthy kale pair up in a perfect snack for a chilly evening.

  • Lardon Fig Twists
    Recipe

    Lardon-Fig Twists

    These twisty, cheesy, savory-sweet, buttery puff-pastry twists go fast. Bake off half for round one, let people fill up on other things for a bit, then bake off the second…

  • Seedy Herbed Walnuts
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    Seedy Herbed Walnuts

    Nuts are no stranger to a cocktail party, but that’s no reason to exclude them. This lightly sweet but mostly savory take combines walnuts, maple, orange, sesame, poppy, dill, and…

  • Eggs Cornichon
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    Eggs Cornichon

    The classic French dish Eggs Mayonnaise is just that: eggs with a swipe of mayonnaise. Think of this recipe as tweaking the famous dictum of Coco Chanel: Instead of taking…

  • Citrus-Crusted Pork Roast
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    Citrus-Crusted Pork Rib Roast

    A bone-in roast looks more impressive than a standard pork loin; the meat is marbled (just like prime rib) and is exceedingly tender. This crust is inspired by mostarda, so…

  • Recipe

    Lemon-Garlic Lamb Chops

    Quick-cooking but sometimes overlooked, lamb chops are an excellent midweek dinner choice. This lemony, buttery preparation will keep them on your radar.

  • luxurious potato gratin
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    Luxurious Potato Gratin

    Rich with cream and butter, and aromatic with herbs and garlic, this gratin uses a French way of cooking potatoes that transforms the everyday tuber into an indulgent treat. It’s…

  • sweet potato gratin
    Recipe

    Spiced Sweet Potato Gratin

    With their lovely orange color and gentle sweetness, sweet potatoes are an appealing gratin ingredient. Adding a few Middle Eastern spices and citrus zest is a fragrant, exotic touch.

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