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Bird's Nest Cookies

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out dough
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • Gel-paste food coloring
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 6 candy-coated chocolate eggs
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Spring-Vegetable Couscous with Chicken

Time:15 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts separated, and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 wide strips lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup couscous
  • Leg and thigh meat from 1 rotisserie chicken, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
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Fresh Tuna Nicoise Salad

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for the grill
  • 3 eight-ounce tuna steaks (1/2 inch thick)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 24 ripe cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 7 scallions, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch lengths
  • 6 cups watercress leaves, torn in pieces
  • 3 teaspoons capers
  • 1/2 cup nicoise olives, pitted
  • 3 anchovy fillets, rinsed, dried, and minced
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Nicoise Vinaigrette
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Sour Slaw

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup white-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 large head green cabbage, cored and thinly sliced (about 8 cups)
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf chopped parsley
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Marthatini

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Radicchio with Spring Peas

Time:15 mins
Other Ideas:
Peas, Radicchio, Side dishes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 head radicchio, very thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups shelled fresh peas (from about 1 1/2 pounds peas in pods) or thawed frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
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Soba-Noodle Salad

Other Ideas:
Asian, Main course, Pasta salad, Soba
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup rice-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 pinches cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 12 ounces soba noodles (not 100 percent soba)
  • 1 green mango, peeled and julienned
  • 1 large red pepper, stemmed, seeded, cored, and julienned
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced on the bias
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Lime wedges, for serving
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Sauteed Scallions, Mushrooms, and Asparagus

Time:20 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and sliced diagonally into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 bunches (3 to 4 cups) scallions, sliced diagonally into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon white-wine vinegar
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Roasted Artichokes, Fingerlings, and Purple Potatoes

Ingredients
  • 3 lemons
  • 12 baby artichokes
  • 8 purple potatoes, (1 1/2 pounds), scrubbed and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • Fingerling potatoes, (1 3/4 pounds), scrubbed and halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
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Apple-Blueberry Crisp

Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces, plus more for baking dish
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 3 pounds apples (about 8), peeled, cored, and cut into thin wedges
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, for serving (optional)
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