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red pepper walnut dip

Red Pepper Walnut Dip and the Joy of Cooking

Your holiday table is going to be a lot brighter if this roasted red pepper walnut dip (Muhammara) is in the center. This luscious dip, known as Muhammara, is a Syrian classic. And you’ll find a delicious version of it on page 53 of the newly updated Joy of Cooking. The New Joy of Cooking […]

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Orange Cardamom Cannoli Cream Pie

Orange Cardamom Cannoli Cream Pie

This Orange Cardamom Cannoli Cream Pie was something of a labor of love. It was a “labor” in the sense that we did tons of research about cannoli flavorings and ingredients to arrive at this recipe. And it was “love” in the sense that everyone in our house was happy to have lots of pie […]

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sweet potato muffins

Holiday Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins

There are generally two things that will drive us to make muffins: 1) We have company over and we need a nice breakfast; or 2) We have oddball ingredients we need to use up. The beauty of these Holiday Cranberry Sweet Potato Muffins is that they fill the bill on both counts. They’re pretty, delicious, […]

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cranberry rhubarb sauce

Cranberry-Rhubarb Sauce for the Holidays

When you think about it, why haven’t we made cranberry-rhubarb sauce before? It’s sweet, it’s tangy, it’s the perfect crimson-hued addition to a holiday table. The other thing about cranberry-rhubarb sauce is that, like cranberry sauce, it is so quick and so easy to make. You can literally make it in just 20 minutes. Then […]

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cultured butter

How to Make Cultured Butter

Just in time for the holidays – wouldn’t it be fun to make cultured butter? Not the kind of homemade butter that you have to shake in a jar for 45 minutes. (Although there’s nothing wrong with that!) This butter is fermented over a longer period of time but your actual hands-on time is pretty […]

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Apple Surprise Cake

Apple Surprise Cake with Hidden Rose Apples

We love a good surprise. And this Apple Surprise Cake has not one but two great surprises. First, you slice into it and you see a heart. And the heart turns out to be…an apple?… that’s red?!?! Yes! It’s all thanks to Hidden Rose Apples and some cookie-cutter trickery. Hidden Rose Apples Hidden Rose Apples, […]

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butternut squash muffins

Butternut Squash Muffins with Mulling Spices

So many boring muffins out there… When you are ready for a muffin that’s truly different and flavorful, it’s time to try these butternut squash muffins with mulling spices. They have a nice cake-y texture and they’re moist but not too sweet. Plus, they smell amazing when they’re fresh out of the oven. We used whole […]

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