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Beef Stew with Almonds and Dried Fruit

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 medium onion, diced medium
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 4 parsley sprigs, plus 1/4 cup chopped leaves for serving
  • 2 wide strips lemon zest
  • 4 ounces mixed dried fruit, such as figs, prunes, and apricots, quartered
  • 1/2 cup blanched whole almonds, toasted
  • Cooked brown rice, for serving
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Brandied-Fruit Tartlets

Time:1 hour 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped mixed dried fruit, such as golden raisins, cherries, cranberries, and figs
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • All-purpose flour, for working
  • 1 recipe Basic Pastry Dough
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Coarse or sanding sugar, for decorating
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Snowflake-Stenciled Shortbread Cookies

Time:55 mins
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Gingerbread Trees with Lemon Icing

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Sanding or coarse sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
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Number-Themed Mini Birthday Cupcakes

Time:4 hours 5 mins
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Allergen-Free Cinnamon Toasties

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Steamed Moroccan Chicken and Vegetables

Ingredients
  • 1 boneless skinless, whole chicken breast (about 8 ounces), cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 4 pearl onions, peeled and quartered
  • 1 celery stalk, washed, strings removed, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 small plum tomatoes (about 4 ounces), roughly chopped
  • 1 small zucchini (about 4 ounces), cut into 1-inch dice
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped mint
  • 1/3 cup Homemade Chicken Stock Homemade Chicken Stock, or canned low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth, skimmed of fat
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon mild curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons mango chutney
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup dry couscous
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Gingered Blackberry and Black Plum Shortcakes

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for work surface
  • 4 black plums (1 to 1 1/2 pounds total), halved, pitted, and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 package (5 to 6 ounces) blackberries (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 piece fresh ginger (3 inches), peeled and finely grated
  • 1 cup heavy cream
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