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A Festive New Year’s Eve

Champagne • Sweet Cider Cocktails with Rye • Classic Filet Mignon with Roasted Potato Wedges • Beet Salad with Frizzled Leeks & Bacon • Baklava Tartelettes with Honeyed Mascarpone

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Holiday Cocktail Soirée

Sweet Cider Cocktails • Herb & Lemon Buttered Popcorn • Pesto Shrimp Lollipops • Baked Brie & Sweet Potato Bites • Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Dip with Pita Chips • Raspberry Brownie Bites

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Biergarten Party for 25

Mini Potato Pancakes with Chive Sour Cream • Bite-Sized Zucchini Cakes with Chive Sour Cream • Cheese Plate • Hot Pretzels • Honey Mustard • Bratwurst, Weisswurst & Chicken Bratwurst • Vegetarian Sausages • Mustard • Simple German Potato Salad • Sweet Red Cabbage Slaw • Tomatoes & Cucumber Wedges • Vegan Black Forest Cakes • Hot Fudge Sauce • Vanilla Ice Cream • Dairy-Free Chocolate Sorbet

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December Dinner with Friends

Sun-dried Tomato & Feta Dip with Pita Crisps • Provencal Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Chickpeas • Arugula & Radicchio Salad with Pomegranate, Pecans, and Pecorino • Chocolate Chip Clafoutis

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Noodle Bar Buffet

BGSK Peanut Sauce • Spaghetti • Julienned Cucumber • Cilantro • Sliced Scallions • Roasted Eggplant • Shredded Cabbage • Asian Tofu • Poached Chicken • Toasted Sesame Seeds • Sriracha

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Middle Eastern Vegetarian Feast

Cucumber Sticks with Muhammara • Middle Eastern Carrot Tacos • Mixed Grains Bowl with Scallions • Walnut Cake with Chocolate Whipped Cream

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Mother’s Day Sunday Supper

Cheesy White Bean Dip with Smoked Paprika Toasts • Chicken Marbella • Green Salad • Coconut Budino

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Picnic-Style Sandwich Dinner

Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Bacon • Chipotle Barley Salad with Corn, Zucchini, and Radishes • Grandma Esther’s Mandelbread

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Springy Afternoon Tea

Marmalade Muffins • Cultured Butter • Open-Faced Spinach Pie Bites • Herb and Lemon Popcorn • Peanut Butter Cookies • Iced Chai Tea Lattes • Champagne

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Moules Frites with a Spin

Mussels with Chorizo & Cherry Tomatoes • Sweet Potato Fries • No-Knead Bread • Airy Chocolate Mousse

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A Mushroom Feast

Lemony Kale Salad with Wild Mushrooms • Thyme-Mushroom Quinoa Sauté • Broiled Flank Steak with Sautéed Wild Mushrooms and Chive-Parley Butter

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Indian-Inspired Vegan

Roasted Carrot Red Curry Soup • Coconut Vegetable Rice Pilaf • Sweet and Sour Cabbage Salad

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Best of the Oscars Cocktail Buffet

Eggplant Caponata Crostini • Mushy Pea Crostini • One-in-the-Pot-One-on-the-Floor Lobster Rolls • Pesto-Potato Focaccia • Atlanta Oven-Baked Ribs • Slumdog Samosas • And-Then-I-Blackmailed-Him-for-Almost-$60,000 Pass the [Puff Pastry-Wrapped] Asparagus • To-Infinity-and-Beyond! Chicken Finger Rockets • You-Never-Know-What-You’re-Gonna-Get Chocolate Bark

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Superbowl (Indoor) Barbecue

Smoky Barbecued Ribs • Fennel-Cabbage Slaw • Artichoke Dip with Chips • Cheesy White Bean Dip with Smoked Paprika Toasts • Guacamole with Tortilla Chips

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Soup & Sandwich Supper

Antipasti Grilled Cheese • Tomato Basil Soup • Coffee Sables • Irish Hot Chocolate

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Dinner, Slowly Cooked

Slow-Cooker Beef Stew with Red Wine • Egg Noodles • Spinach Salad with Avocado, Red Onion, and Toasted Pecans • Cowboy Cookies

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Après Ski

Warm Goat Cheese Spread • Boeuf Bourguignon • Garlic-Rosemary Mashed Potatoes • Crusty Bread • Chocolate Chip Cookie Squares

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Wintry Sunday Brunch

Sweet Potato and Caramelized Onion Frittata • Bacon • Morning Glory Muffin Bread • Sliced Apples

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New Year, New You Weeknight Detox

Green Goddess Soup with Zucchini, Chard, and Cilantro • Lemony Kale Salad • Crunchy Spicy Hummus Wraps • Carrot Raisin Cookies

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New Year’s Day Brunch

Smoked Salmon and Dill Hash with Fried Eggs • Orange Marmalade Muffins • Irish Hot Chocolate

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Christmas Morning Breakfast

Baked Eggs with Tomatoes and Smokey Potatoes • Pumpkin Pancakes • Apple Crumb Coffee Cake • Chai Tea Lattes

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How To: Make a Meal into a Gift

Caramelized Onion Pizzettes with Smoked Mozzarella and Arugula • Seared Radicchio Salad with Thyme-Honey Drizzle • Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Fennel and Cider Jus (from our book) • Chocolate Mousse with Gingerbread Cream • Elderflower Fizz

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Christmakkah Cocktail Party

Butternut Squash Latkes with Greek Yogurt and Cilantro • Roasted Fennel and Asiago Tartlettes • Sticky Toffee Pudding Bites with Creme Fraiche • Holiday Spiced Snickerdoodles • Jonestown Punch

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Thankgiving Tupperware-Be-Gone Dinner

Garlic Soup with Turkey • Squash and Sweet Potato Pancakes • Baked Eggs on a Bed of Stuffing • Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Bread

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A Small Kitchen Thanksgiving

Roasted Butternut Squash Crostini with Thyme Creme Fraiche • Alex’s Roast Chicken with Roasted Potatoes • Pumpkin Leek Stuffing with Turkey Sausage • Spinach with Bacon Bits • Mom’s Famous Apple Pie