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Cherry and Amaretti Parfaits

Ingredients
  • 6 ounces (1 cup) dried cherries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 8 amaretti cookies, coarsely crumbled
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Simple Crostini

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 baguette (8 to 10 ounces), sliced 1/4 inch thick (about 60 slices)
  • White-Bean and Caper Crostini
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • Tomato-Basil Crostini
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Artichoke-Dill Crostini
  • Salami-Ricotta Crostini
  • Pesto-Bocconcini Crostini
  • Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Crostini
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Frisee with Lardons and Poached Eggs

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Tomato Hand Pies

Ingredients
  • All-purpose flour, for surface
  • Pate Brisee
  • 2 1/2 pounds medium tomatoes, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick crosswise
  • 1 medium onion, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano, plus small sprigs for serving (optional)
  • 1/3 cup chopped pitted oil-cured black olives
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (3/4 cup)
  • 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
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Cabbage and Radish Slaw with Peanut Dressing

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped shallot
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup rice-wine vinegar (not seasoned)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 small green cabbage, (about 1 3/4 pounds), finely shredded
  • 1 medium daikon radish, cut into 1/8-inch-thick matchsticks
  • 16 red radishes, halved lengthwise and cut into thin half-moons
  • 4 scallions, cut on the diagonal into long, thin slices
  • 1/2 cup dry-roasted peanuts
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Chestnut Mousse

Other Ideas:
Chestnuts, Cream, Dessert, French, Mousse
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Asparagus-Parmesan Tart

Ingredients
  • 1 sheet (14 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 1 large egg, well beaten
  • 10 medium asparagus spears, tough ends trimmed, shaved into thin strips using a vegetable peeler
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
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Peach-and-Basil Crumbles

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 4 ripe peaches, pitted, peeled if desired, each sliced into 8 wedges
  • 2 ounces chopped almonds (1/3 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil (3 to 4 leaves, torn if large)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces
  • Heavy cream, for serving (optional)
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Chocolate Cake with Coconut-Pecan Frosting

Ingredients
  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 2 cups cake flour (not self-rising), plus more for pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • Coconut-Pecan Frosting
  • 1 cup unsweetened shaved or flaked coconut, lightly toasted, for decorating
  • 15 pecan halves, toasted, for decorating
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Chicken Potpie with Green Beans and Squash

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • Puff pastry topping
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 to 5 medium carrots, sliced diagonally into 1/4-inch-thick pieces (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed and broken into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound yellow squash, quartered lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • Roasted Chicken
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