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Make-ahead Recipes

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Rolled Stuffed Flank Steak

Time:35 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 bunches mustard greens or Swiss chard, tough stems and ribs removed, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 flank steak (1 1/2 pounds)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
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Pear and Cranberry Crisp

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup blanched almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 pounds pears, such as Bartlett or Anjou (about 6), cored, peeled, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger (optional)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
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Smoked Oyster and Bacon 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 drained smoked oysters (from three 3-ounce cans)
  • 1 cup crumbled cooked bacon (from about 8 slices)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 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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Simple Crepes Recipe

Time:35 mins
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Pear and Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding

Time:1 hour 30 mins
Ingredients
  • Unsalted butter, room temperature, for baking dish
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 7 ounces brioche, cut into eight 1/2-inch slices, halved diagonally
  • 1 1/2 pounds firm but ripe pears, such as Anjou or Bartlett (about 3), cored and very thinly sliced
  • 3 large eggs, plus 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 tablespoon sanding or other coarse sugar
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Slow-Cooker Garlic Chicken with Couscous

Time:4 hours
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Slow-Cooker Brisket and Onions

Time:6 hours 10 mins
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Turkey and Stuffing Bake

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground turkey (85 percent lean) or ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 yellow onion, diced medium
  • 3 celery stalks, diced medium
  • 1 loaf crusty white bread, cut into large cubes (8 cups)
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
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Sausage and Spinach Alfredo

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Almond-Grape Tea Cake

Time:1 hour 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups slivered almonds (1/2 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 18 grapes, halved crosswise
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