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Crème fraîche

  • 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.

  • Orange Olive Oil Cake
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    Orange, Olive Oil, and Rosemary Cake

    A syrup of macerated orange segments and a dollop of crème fraîche embellish this rustic cake, a nod to the Sephardic desserts of Italy and Spain. Olive oil gives the…

  • Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
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    Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

    This dressing improves with time. The flavor is best if you can let it sit for at least an hour before serving. Serve with chicken legs, salmon, and—oh, yeah—salad.

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    Pork Chops with Watercress Mashed Potatoes

    The briny bite of the green peppercorns is essential to this sauce and pairs wonderfully with the rich flavors and textures of the dish. If you don’t have them on…

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    Egg Noodles with Creamy Mustard-Tarragon Sauce

    This simple alternative to plain buttered noodles brings so much more flavor. Serve with roast chicken or seared salmon.

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    Fresh Parsley and Caper Mashed Potatoes

    Briny capers add zip to rustic, buttery mashed potatoes. Serve them with Pork Tenderloin Provençal, or with grilled steak or chicken.

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    Grilled Potato, Salmon, and Lentil Salad with Mustard Cream Sauce

    Here is a main-dish salad with flavor that builds with every bite. The potatoes are soaked in wine and broth, and they balance the rich salmon beautifully. But it’s the…

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    Brussels Sprouts with Crème Fraîche and Pistachios

    Separating Brussels sprouts into individual leaves is more time-consuming than simply cutting them in half, but the super-tender texture that results is worth it. Fortunately, you can do the work…

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    Mashed Potato Gratin with Manchego & Horseradish

    This has all the comfort-food joy of traditional mashed potatoes, but with a more sophisticated feel.

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    Pistachio Pesto Pizza

    Pistachio may sound like an unusual pizza topping, but trust us—its toasty flavor goes incredibly well with cheese. This recipe makes more pesto than you need for two pizzas, but…

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