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  • Sweet memories of Mom's Christmas cookies

    Sweet memories of Mom's Christmas cookies
    By Thanksgiving weekend, the prep work was well underway. All year long she'd been saving the boxes from stationery and from her nylon stockings, stashed with the Christmas ornaments. She'd made lists in her perfectly inscrutable handwriting. In our...
  • Recipe: Lebkuchen

    Recipe: Lebkuchen
    Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes plus cooling and chilling times Servings: Makes about 3 dozen cookies 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup molasses 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 3/4 cups (11.7 ounces) flour 1/2...
  • Recipe: Nutmeg logs

    Recipe: Nutmeg logs
    Total time: About 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus cooling time for the cookies Servings: About 7 dozen cookies Cookies 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 teaspoons rum flavoring 1 teaspoon...
  • S. Irene Virbila's inspiration zone

    S. Irene Virbila's inspiration zone
    When it comes to my kitchen, I'm not strictly practical. If I were, I'd have stainless steel cupboards instead of painted wood glazed with beeswax, or a concrete floor instead of wood. And I certainly wouldn't have a copper sink that threatens to turn...
  • Duck terrine

    Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 1 whole duck (about 4 1/2 pounds) 1/4 pound thinly sliced Serrano ham or prosciutto, minced 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 pound mushrooms, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch dice 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2...
  • Miracle crust from the master

    MAURY RUBIN knows crust. If you've had the lemon tart at City Bakery in Brentwood, you might describe his crust as almost ethereal, so buttery and rich, crisp yet tender. If only he would show you how to make itÂ…. Maybe his tart crust is magic because it...
  • RECIPE: Pumpkin pie

    Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes Servings: 12 Note: From Maury Rubin. If using organic/natural graham crackers, place them in a food processor, add 2 tablespoons of sugar, then pulse until finely ground. Organic graham crackers are available at Whole...
  • Shortcut to fabulous

    Start with sweet Dungeness crab folded into a salad with crisp apples and bitter greens and all of it bound with a lovely lightly curry-flavored mayonnaise. Then serve little game hens brushed with orange butter and stuffed with kale and walnuts before...
  • Recipe: Caribbean jerk marinade

    Recipe: Caribbean jerk marinade
    Total time: 20 minutes plus marinating and grilling time Servings: 6 Note: Muscovado sugar owes its rich color and deep flavor to its high molasses content, and can be found at most cooking and baking supply stores. Wear gloves while chopping the Scotch...
  • Back for an encore

    Back for an encore
    EVERY year, we publish close to 400 recipes, and some just cry out to be on our annual Top 10 list. It tugs at your heart to hear them: "Pick me! Oh, pick me!" This year we loved simple, rustic dishes that had been given a glamorous makeover with the...
  • A summer salad bursting with flavor

    Heirloom tomato salad with homemade ricotta, hand-torn croutons and basil Tangy-sweet tomatoes that are hitting their peak -- paired with creamy ricotta -- make this an ideal summer salad. Created by sous-chefs Noah Rosen and Salvador Garcia of...