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Roasted Butternut Squash

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Caramelized Onion Jam

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Freekeh

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Triple-Chocolate Brownies

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for baking pan
  • 1/4 cup black beans, rinsed, drained, and pureed until completely smooth
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped (1/3 cup)
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
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Sam's Vegetarian Bean Chili

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 poblano chile, seeded and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chiles
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 cans (15.5 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15.5 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
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Citrus Thumbprints

Time:1 hour 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, divided, plus more, sifted, for rolling
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest plus 1 tablespoon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest plus 1 tablespoon juice
  • 1/3 cup fruit jam or citrus curd, whisked to remove lumps, for filling
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Cream-Cheese Jam Ice Diamonds

Time:3 hours 15 mins
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Icebox Pumpkin-Mousse Pie

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups pure pumpkin puree (from a 15-ounce can)
  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
  • 30 chocolate wafers, such as Famous
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dark-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup cold heavy cream
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Cherry-Pecan Stuffing

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf crusty white bread, cut into 3/4-inch pieces (8 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced medium
  • 2 large celery stalks, diced medium
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup packed dried tart cherries
  • 1 cup roughly chopped toasted pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoon crushed fennel seed
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
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Heather's Texas Red Chili

Time:2 hours 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 ounces dried guajillo chiles
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, plus 1 tablespoon sauce
  • 1 pound boneless beef short ribs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium white onion, diced small
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano (preferably Mexican)
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 3 3/4 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons white vinegar
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