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Pea Soup With Lobster

If you make this soup ahead of time, cool it down rapidly in a large bowl placed in a bowl of ice to help preserve its vibrant green color.

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Beet & Apple Soup With Feta

To protect against staining from the beets, wear rubber gloves and a full apron, and grate them directly over a large bowl.

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Five-Spice Pork Wraps With Hoisin Barbecue Sauce

The bottom of a 2-piece tart pan and a long metal spatula make the job of transferring the hot roast much easier. You could also put out leaves of Romaine hearts to wrap the pork for anyone watching their carbs.

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Tuna Brochettes With Eggplant-Caper Dip

While the dip can be made up to 3 days in advance, cut and sear the tuna as close to serving as possible to preserve its freshness and bright color.

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Orange Twist Champagne Cocktail

For a signature cocktail with more punch, add 3⁄4 oz. of cognac to the flute before you pour in the sparkling wine. Orange bitters can be found at most gourmet food shops.

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Chipotle Peanut Brittle

To avoid getting fingerprints on the brittle, wear latex gloves (not rubber gloves) when you break it into pieces. Adapted from Tom Colicchio’s Craft of Cooking.

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Cake Truffles

This is my spin on cake truffles, the brainchild of Momofuku Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi, who was looking for a delicious way to use up cake scraps. Use this recipe as a guideline and let your imagination run wild when it comes to flavors and coatings.

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Spiced Prune Chutney

Pair this recipe with Maple-Glazed Fresh Ham.

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Parsley Fennel Pesto

Pair this recipe with Maple-Glazed Fresh Ham.

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Eric’s Applesauce

Pair this recipe with Maple-Glazed Fresh Ham.

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Gingerbread Layer Cake

This cake was adapted from a recipe by Claudia Fleming, who developed it while she was the pastry chef at Gramercy Tavern in New York. To make the garnish, wash the cranberries, and while they’re still wet, roll them in granulated sugar.

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Steamed Green Beans With Ginger Butter

This Pan-Asian side dish is designed to be prepped ahead and quickly assembled while the ham is resting. You could also use broccoli instead of beans.

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Petite Pommes Anna

You can make these potato cakes up to the first stage of cooking and keep them at room temperature up to 4 hours. Then, brown them in the oven while the ham is resting.

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Squash Wedges With Spicy Breadcrumbs

This recipe works best with moist squash such as butternut or acorn. It’s also delicious using the roasted flesh of spaghetti squash.

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Mini Cheese Balls

Roll these tangy spheres of chèvre in earthy poppy seeds, smoky chopped almonds or minced chives. (You could also try toasted sesame seeds, chopped pistachios or za’atar, the Middle Eastern spice blend.) Add a little sweetness with a drizzle of fresh honey.