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vanilla-cookies

Biscotti Ripieni

Vanilla Cookies with Chocolate Buttercream Filling Makes about 18 filled cookies 1/2 cup sugar 6 ounces (11/2 sticks) unsalted butter 1 large egg Grated zest…


oyster-stew

Oyster Stew

Makes 8 servings 24 fresh oysters, shucked, juices reserved 4 bacon slices, minced 1 onion, minced (about 11/4 cup) 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 11/2 quarts…




This Dec. 22, 2016 photo shows a purple power smoothie in Coroando, Calif. This drink is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Purple Power Smoothie

Start to finish: 5 minutes Servings: 3 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond/coconut milk 4 ounces soft silken tofu or about 1/3 of a package (Instead…



This Oct. 11, 2016 photo shows Champagne risotto at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Champagne Risotto

Servings: 2 dinner portions or 4 side dishes Start to finish: 45 minutes 2 large shallots, chopped (about 1/3 cup) 2 large cloves of garlic,…




This Dec. 15, 2016 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows Hue chicken salad in Hyde Park, N.Y. This dish is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP)

Hue chicken salad

Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 4 You can use either poached or roasted chicken to make this salad. If you can’t find rau ram,…




This March 21, 2016 photo shows fresh berries served with a sugar syrup spiked with cocktail bitters and garnished with shavings of dark chocolate in Concord, N.H. Flavored simple syrups are an easy way to transform berries into a delicious and still healthy dessert. (AP Photo/J.M. Hirsch)

Bitters and Berries

Start to finish: 20 minutes, plus steeping Servings: 6 1/3 cup raw coconut sugar 1/3 cup water 1 1/2 tablespoons angostura bitters 1/2 vanilla pod,…





This November 2016 photo shows moussaka, an eggplant and meat casserole which is one of Greeceā€™s national dishes. This is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (Mia via AP)

Shortcut moussaka

Serves 8 Start to finish: 2 hours 1 1/2 pounds Japanese eggplant, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 4 or 5 eggplants) 2 pounds…