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Roasted Potatoes, Peppers & Onion With Basil

If you’re making these vegetables without the lamb, simply roast at 400°F for 40 minutes.

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Squash & Smoked Ham Tart

For this recipe, you’ll need an 11″ tart pan with a removable bottom. Don’t fuss too much over the buttering and folding — rustic results are beautiful!…

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Fennel & Orange Salad

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Italian Gelato Sundae

Look for preserved Italian Amarena cherries in syrup in gourmet shops and Italian grocery stores.

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How To Have A Stress-Free Holiday Soirée

With Christmas dinner, New Year’s Eve and every gift exchange and get-together in between, we’re here to help with shortcuts and great ideas to make your holiday hosting a breeze.

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Frenchified Latkes With Chive Sour Cream

“You don’t have to be Jewish to love these crispy potato pancakes!,” says Queer Eye‘s culinary expert, Antoni Porowski. “I French mine up by adding nutty Comté or Gruyère and serving them with spoonfuls of Chive Sour Cream.”…

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Get Top Entertaining Tips From The House & Home Archives

Step inside the dinner parties of some of the food industry's best and brightest.

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5 Bakers Share Their Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes

These easy-to-make treats are sure to become traditions in your own home.

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Gingerbread With Rosewater Cream Cheese Glaze

This is an adult gingerbread! Cocoa powder and spices make for a dark and flavorful dough that isn’t overly sweet. The cream cheese glaze is a perfect counterpoint, but it will soften the cookies slightly. Glaze the cookies the day before you plan to serve them.

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Honey Madeleines

These pretty mini cakes are a perfect way to wow your guests. Use flavorful wildflower honey, if possible, and dust with icing sugar right before serving, if desired. It’s best to have two pans so you don’t need to clean and re-grease pans while making a single batch.

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Earl Grey Shorties

These delicate and delicious shortbread sandwich cookies are lightly flavored with Earl Grey tea leaves. Use a highly flavored tea for the best results. If you have a silicone baking mat with a textured surface, roll your dough out on the mat to “stamp” a simple design on top of…

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Toffee Pecan Dark Chocolate Shortbread

This shortbread is very buttery and is baked in a mould. Roselle uses round silicone moulds that are about 6.5 cm wide and 1.5 cm deep. If you have a similar mould, you can make individual round shortbreads using lightly flattened 2.5 cm balls of dough (bake for 12 to…

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Hazelnut Amaretti

This is a delicious and satisfying cookie that’s very simple to make! If you want to keep the sugar content down, don’t roll the cookies in icing sugar. Decorate instead by pressing a whole almond into the center of each cookie before baking.

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Frollini Cannella

These crisp and lightly spiced cookies are studded with sliced almonds. Cut them into rectangles or into whatever shape you desire. It’s essential to make sure your dough is the same thickness throughout, or your cookies will bake at different rates. Let this cookie get deeply golden for the best…

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Speculaas

Speculaas are crisp Dutch spice cookies often embossed with a windmill design. Blackbird Baking Co. makes its version as small rounds and etches them with a windmill-like pattern, but you can use the tines of a fork to make a simpler design. If you can’t find small…