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Ingredients & Recipes: Christmas Favorites

 

  • Apple Salad with Gorgonzola, Bacon and Candied Walnuts

    Apple Salad with Gorgonzola, Bacon and Candied Walnuts

    This is a simple salad made festive with the addition of the candied walnuts, and after multiple attempts and various approaches I'm happy to say that...

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  • Chocolate Bread Pudding

    Chocolate Bread Pudding

    I've been exploring the world of bread puddings (see box) for the last few months and so when I needed a dessert for dinner a few nights ago with our ...

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  • Chocolate Espresso Mayan Cookies

    Chocolate Espresso Mayan Cookies

    These little guys are sneaky little chocolate bombs. They look innocent enough on the plate, but in your mouth they explode a burst of dark, dangerous...

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  • Christmas Dinner Menu I - Roast Chicken with Porcini, Sausage and Rice Stuffing

    Christmas Dinner Menu I - Roast Chicken with Porcini, Sausage and Rice Stuffing

    Menu planning for the holidays often starts early in my house, usually signalled by the arrival in mid-November of the December Gourmet, with its annu...

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  • Christmas Dinner Menu: Wood-Roasted Standing Rib of Beef

    Christmas Dinner Menu: Wood-Roasted Standing Rib of Beef

    Christmas Dinner usually means some sort of roasted meat as the centerpiece, and in my house I usually fall right in step: turkey, goose (actually bra...

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  • Christmas Eve Menu - The Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Christmas Eve Menu - The Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Christmas Eve in the ancient Catholic church was a vigilia di magro -- a sacred fast day, on which no meat could be consumed. This stricture has long ...

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  • Crispy Fried Smelts

    Crispy Fried Smelts

    Here's one more way to prepare your Christmas smelts. Battered and fried crisp, this is the most popular way to cook them, and no wonder...these littl...

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  • Curried Celeriac and Red Pepper Cream Soup with Celeriac Crisps and Fried Capers

    Curried Celeriac and Red Pepper Cream Soup with Celeriac Crisps and Fried Capers

    This simple soup brings the clean, unusual taste of celeriac together with the bite of a typical Indian curry preparation, and the addition of celeria...

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  • Fish and Lobster Pie

    Fish and Lobster Pie

    This is my version of Fish and Lobster Pie. It differs from most recipes for seafood pie, which are usually a mixture of fish and cheese baked in a pi...

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  • Lillian's Christmas Bacallà

    Lillian's Christmas Bacallà

    Every year we have a traditional "Feast of the Seven Fishes" at our house on Christmas Eve. This is an ancient Catholic tradition in southern Italy --...

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  • Low-Carb Linzer Cookies for Christmas

    Low-Carb Linzer Cookies for Christmas

    These sinful-looking cookies – inspired by the ancient Linzer Torte, which dates back to the 17th century -- are only 7 grams of carbohydrates each, t...

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  • Oysters Rockefeller Bites

    Oysters Rockefeller Bites

    There are about as many recipes for oysters Rockefeller as there are varieties of oyster. Most include bread crumbs, cheese, butter, cream or some com...

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  • Oysters, Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta Gratin

    Oysters, Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta Gratin

    Okay, somebody has to stop me! Last week I went crazy with Brussels sprouts and I thought I had it out of my system. But yesterday Molly at Orangette ...

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  • Pan Roasted Smelts

    Pan Roasted Smelts

    These little seasonal fish call out to me every time I see them in the fish market in winter and early spring. Relatives of salmon and trout, they are...

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  • Pan-Seared Filet Mignon with Shallot-Wine Sauce

    Pan-Seared Filet Mignon with Shallot-Wine Sauce

    There it sits: a tray of beautiful two inch thick prime filet mignon steaks. Twelve bucks a pound at least, and everyone is looking forward to a perfe...

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  • Pistachio Cream Tartlet

    Pistachio Cream Tartlet

    A search on the 'net for "pistachio pie" will return dozens of recipes based on something called "pistachio pudding and pie mix." This stuff might be ...

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  • Pistachio Ice Cream

    Pistachio Ice Cream

    This recipe for pistachio ice cream is one that I've developed by a trial and error process, starting with the proportions of milk, eggs and sugar in ...

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  • Quick Rosemary Focaccia

    Quick Rosemary Focaccia

    Traditional focaccia is not a quick or easy process. I have recipes that take three risings, a lot of kneading and 6 hours of clock time. While I thin...

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  • Quick Sundried Tomato Crostini

    Quick Sundried Tomato Crostini

    The holidays are coming fast so it's time to brush up on all the fast and yummy apps and finger foods you'll be needing. This one is so simple that it...

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  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Apples and Onions

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Apples and Onions

    For a side to the turkey and trimmings of an American Thanksgiving dinner, I thought it would be nice to roast, rather than steam, the sprouts, and ad...

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  • Roasted Butternut Soup, Savory Red Rice Pudding and Sage Foam

    Roasted Butternut Soup, Savory Red Rice Pudding and Sage Foam

    Here's a nice first course for the Thanksgiving table: a creamy soup made of roasted butternut squash, with a little island of red rice pudding in the...

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  • Rutabaga Pie

    Rutabaga Pie

    I'm a big fan of rutabaga, as regular readers know. With locally grown rutabaga available most of the year here in Portland now that the farmers' mark...

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  • Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Fresh Herbs

    Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Fresh Herbs

    In some of my other sprouts recipes I add in richness, texture and flavor with nuts or bacon but this one is pretty much sprouts forward, with complem...

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  • Six Surefire Alternatives to Turkey for Christmas Dinner

    Six Surefire Alternatives to Turkey for Christmas Dinner

    A lot of families do a turkey for Thanksgiving and then another one for Christmas but I've always been of the school that holds with the idea that Chr...

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  • Smoked Shellfish

    Smoked Shellfish

    When I've got the smoker going I don't like to waste rack space, so the other day when I was doing a smoked pork shoulder I also did some shellfish. I...

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  • Smoked Shellfish Terrine

    Smoked Shellfish Terrine

    I smoke shellfish whenever I have the smoker going and some space on the rack, so sometimes the problem is: what to do with the resulting goodies? Th...

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  • Stuffed Pork Roast with Balsamic Reduction Sauce

    Stuffed Pork Roast with Balsamic Reduction Sauce

    Pork roast, for me, is about as good as cold weather cooking gets, even with the challenges inherent in today's overly lean pork. The stuffing adds ba...

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  • Tennessee Bourbon Cookies

    Tennessee Bourbon Cookies

    My friend Kevin at Seriously Good posted his grandmother Mummo's Bourbon Cake recipe a couple of weeks ago, which he tells us is a Christmas tradition...

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  • Wood Roasted Standing Rib of Beef

    Wood Roasted Standing Rib of Beef

    Summer along the Maine seacoast means visitors, so I'm frequently faced with a crowd for dinner, usually looking for something cooked outside. Last ni...

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  • Yorkshire Pudding

    Yorkshire Pudding

    This is the classic side dish for a prime rib -- especially so in winter -- and they make perfect gravy cups!...

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