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Sweet & Salty Nuts

This recipe calls for Marcona almonds, but you can use walnuts, as well.

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Potato Latkes With Crispy Sage Leaves And Pear & Apple Sauce

The latkes can be fried in advance, then reheated on a baking tray in a warm oven.

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British-Style Jacket Potato

This British gastro-pub favorite is an easy one-dish main that uses handy pantry staples to delicious effect. Brimming with baked beans and a quick homemade sharp cheddar sauce, this comforting and filling “meal in a jacket” is as delicious as it is nutritious.

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Tandoori-Style Chicken

Store-bought curry pastes are a brilliant shortcut. Here, traditional tandoori chicken gets a modern update — no more red food colouring. Skinless, boneless chicken cooks quickly and makes for a neater presentation, but if you prefer, use skinless, bone-in pieces and adjust cooking time accordingly.

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Shakshuka

This simple tomato and egg dish is a favorite weekender lunch in Israel.

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Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

This recipe comes from chef Mark McEwan’s wife, Roxanne. She learned how to make it from her sister, who learned it from her Italian mother-in-law. The simple sauce is made from a just a few ingredients: San Marzano tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, onion and fresh basil.

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Perfect Paella

Spanish bomba rice from Calasparra is the most authentic choice for paella, but can be difficult to find. Italian short-grain arborio is an excellent substitute.

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Margherita Pizza

Fresh mozzarella is not ideal for this recipe, as it will become too watery as it heats. Low-moisture melts slower and has just the right texture.

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Gluten-Free Mac & Cheese

Since this recipe uses less cheese than traditional mac and cheese, it’s best to use quality aged cheeses for maximum flavour.

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Fluffy Sour Cream Biscuits

Loaded up with egg and ham, these buttery biscuits are ideal for breakfast sandwiches.

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Crunchy Chicken Cutlets With Napa Slaw

If you have a carton of egg whites in your fridge, you’ll need about 6 tablespoons for the chicken. A mandoline or julienne peeler will make quick work of the carrot and cucumber for the slaw. Use Meyer lemons for their sweet flesh and fragrant skin. The broth provides the…

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Triple Ginger Cookies

While it’s perfectly fine to roll these cookies in granulated sugar, it’s worth seeking out coarse sugar for its addictive crunch.

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Popcorn Cookies

I got the genius idea to put popcorn in a cookie from one of my favorite food bloggers, Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen.

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Peppermint Snowcaps

These gluten-free cookies are also delicious made with Mexican spices. Just omit the peppermint extract and add 1 tsp ancho chili powder and 1⁄2 tsp cinnamon to the dry mix.

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Raspberry Thumbprints

For thumbprints, you want a stiffer jam made with pectin so it won’t bleed into the cookie. These are also delicious filled with lemon curd or chocolate ganache.