Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee for Your Mad Men Party

On March 25, the long awaited (and long delayed) Season Five premiere of Mad Men will occur, and many fans ...
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Sunday Night Spaghetti and Meatballs

Sunday Night Spaghetti and Meatballs

(Photo by Ben Fink.) When the weekend arrives, the "fast and easy" recipes are filed away, and I look forward ...
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Beef Rib Roast with Blue Cheese Crust

Beef Rib Roast with Blue Cheese Crust

Here's a way to take a good thing and make it better. I don't have any blue cheese haters in my ...
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Spicy Stout Gingerbread

Spicy Stout Gingerbread

My friend Bruce Aidells wrote a great book on cooking with beer (look for a used copy), and he asked ...
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Spicy Stout Gingerbread

Spicy Stout Gingerbread

My friend Bruce Aidells wrote a great book on cooking with beer (look for a used copy), and he asked ...
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Sarabeth's Stollen

Sarabeth’s Stollen

Sarabeth Levine is known as the Grande Dame of Manhattan bakers. I was lucky enough to work with her on ...
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Christmas Meatball Lasagna

Christmas Meatball Lasagna

When I was on Martha Stewart Radio with my buddy Sandy Gluck, the subject of meatball lasagna came up. What ...
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Pancetta-Wrapped Roast Pork with Blackberry Sage Sauce

Pancetta-Wrapped Roast Pork with Blackberry Sage Sauce

For a guy who has created hundreds (if not thousands...it's true!) recipes over the years, it is difficult to choose ...
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Cod with Grapefruit, Avocado, and Fennel Salad

Cod with Grapefruit, Avocado, and Fennel Salad

Photo Credit: Ben Fink At the end of the year, eating is usually about indulgence--the extra glass of eggnog, the ...
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The Best Cassoulet

The Best Chicken Cassoulet

Readers who know me as a purist may be surprised to see my version of the famous gut-buster, cassoulet. This ...
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Cheese Tartlets with Herbed Berries

Great Holiday Appetizer: Savory Cheese Tartlets with Herbed Berries

Delicious passed hors d' oeuvres are part of the holiday party tradition, but I have to admit--I sure hate fussing ...
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Herb-Brined Turkey

Herb-Brined Turkey with Make-Ahead Gravy

Brined turkey first made a splash a few years ago in the pages of Cook’s Illustrated, thanks to a recipe ...
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Thanksgiving Meatless Mincemeat Pie

Thanksgiving Meatless Mincemeat Pie

A simmering pot of mincemeat announces the holiday season with its heady, spicy aroma, but this one is meat-less.  The ...
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The Infamous Mac and Cheese

The Infamous Macaroni and Cheese

OK, Andrea (and the other countless friends who have declared this the best macaroni and cheese ever), here is the ...
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