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Nothing like a hearty soup to take the chill off an East Coast winter -- Manhattan Bay Scallops Chowder
better than brisket (thank God) -- Braised Flanken with Pomegranate
The Minimalist does meringues...with recipe and video
Make risotto more interesting (and healthy) by adding butternut squash
Butter is the key to baking cookies, and these three recipes prove it: Croque Tele, Orange Butter Cookies, and Currant Ginger Shortbread
Butternut Squash Tart, kind of like a quiche, but without a naughty crust
because you just can't have enough Christmas cookie recipes! Swedish Rye Cookies from 101 Cookbooks
Fantasy Fudge (with marshmallow creme), as Heidi says, "so good, but oh-sooo bad"
no wonder Oprah has a yo-yo diet: pumpkin fritters with vanilla ice cream recipe by Colin Cowie for O Magazine
if there were any such thing as The Perfect Time to Make Edible Holiday Gifts, it's now - grissini, or homemade breadsticks
tough economy, tender lobster -- broiled lobster with herbed egg noodles, sherry, and salmon caviar
from chef Nancy Silverton of Mozza (LA), rosemary and pine nut cookies
Ginger Biscuit recipe, as part of an entire wardrobe of holiday recipes from famous fashionistas (even models, who probably don't eat anything they make)
don't forget your mints -- Rich Garlic Soup with Spinach and Pasta Shells will make you smell like garlic inside and out
creamy cabbage soup without cream, so it's healthy! (but of course, it has parmesan and gruyere cheesea in it)
more fat and calories than entire cheesecake, but Uncle Bill's Holiday Treat is worth it with brandy, vanilla, Kahlua, Frangelico, cream and chocolate shavings
creative way to garnish Paula Deen's Creme de Menthe Brownies --Andes Mints shavings! love the stripe effect
A gorgeous ginger vinaigrette-dressed salad that can be accessorized with any number of dried fruit and nuts
Dorie Greenspan "spices up" Madeleines for the holidays
for the fashionable foodie...edible couture collections and tea served on Paul Smith designed china at Pret-a-Portea in the Berkeley Hotel
what an awesome business: LiquidRelations is a cocktail consultancy! not that i could ever afford them, but do love their creativity like a cocktail with some sort of salami as garnish?!
food + creative geek = Apple Apple Pie.
as if 3-birds-in-one wasn't enough, here's a little slice of the beautifully repulsive monster that is bacon-wrapped TurBaconDuckEn
normally not fond of mixed drinks bc they're too sweet, so thank god for a new breed of cocktails with smoke -- smoke infused liquors, smoke flavored ingredients, smoked salt rims...
Turkey Pot Pie (with a gorgeous herbed crust!), based on a recipe from chef Bradley Ogden
if you're ambitious enough to make your own crackers - instead of buying our favorite...RITZ! - these with corn and black pepper
Bake the Apple Pecan Tart completely, then freeze in advance to make the big day easier
Another dessert that can be made pretty far in advance (if not for Thanksgiving, then for Christmas!) - Chocolate Pumpkin Layer Cake
because the oven is booked, desserts from the freezer. persimmon swirled semifreddo
easy to steam and marinate Pickled Shrimp in advance of entertaining
since the main event is excessive, go with small and light as a starter - parsley anchovy salad
Fennel and Celery Salad for something - anything! - light and healthy during the Holidays
a little something for everyone's sweet teeth: spiced pumpkin cake with chocolate sour cream ganache and pecans.
if you have leftover mashed potatoes (we never do but...), make Potato, Salmon and Spinach Patties with Garlicky Dill Cream