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Multicolored Pepper-and-Bean Salad with Ricotta Salata and Herbs

Ingredients
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 pound green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1/2 pound yellow wax beans, ends trimmed
  • 3 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced into half-moons (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup capers, rinsed and drained (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 pounds assorted bell peppers, quartered, seeds and ribs removed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • 6 to 7 ounces fresh ricotta salata cheese
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Dirty Rice

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain rice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound chicken livers, cleaned and finely chopped
  • 2 scallions, trimmed, white and green parts, cut crosswise into 1/8-inch pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, including leafy greens, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, or 2 tablespoons dried
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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Brie and Walnut Cake

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Caramelized Roasted Parsnips

Other Ideas:
Parsnips, Side dishes
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Parker House Rolls

Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 sticks unsalted butter (14 tablespoons), cut into small pieces, plus more for bowl, muffin tin, and basting
  • 1 1/4 cups warm (110 degrees) milk
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 pound, plus 14 ounces (about 5 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
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Parker House Rolls

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup warm water, 100 degrees to 110 degrees
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, plus a pinch
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for plastic wrap, bowl, and baking pan
  • 1 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
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Heirloom Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Ingredients
  • 1 piece ginger (3 inches long)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons sherry-wine vinegar
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups heirloom tomatoes, quartered or cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Thai basil, chopped plus whole leaves, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons chervil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled into large pieces
  • 1/4 cup celery leaves, for garnish
  • 1 small spring onion, very thinly sliced, for garnish
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, thinly sliced, for garnish
  • 1 radish, thinly sliced, for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon mustard oil
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1-2-3-4 Lemon Cake

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 3 cups Lemon Curd
  • Sweetened Whipped Cream
  • 12 ounces assorted fresh berries
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
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Stone-Fruit Trifle with Lemon Mousse

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest, plus 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • Salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into small pieces
  • 3 1/2 pounds stone fruit, such as peaches or nectarines (about 8), halved, pitted, and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 loaf homemade or store-bought pound or sponge cake, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • Garnish: lemon zest matchsticks
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Glazed Ham

Other Ideas:
Appetizers, Ham, Main course
Ingredients
  • 1 whole smoked ham (14 to 18 pounds), bone in and rind on
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons whole cardamom pods
  • 1 tablespoon whole fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark-brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsulfured molasses
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons whole cloves
  • 4 fresh bay leaves (optional)
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