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Perfect Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

This is the best recipe by far that I've tried for cut-out sugar cookies. The dough handles beautifully, forming a wonderful canvas for icing and decorations. It also doubles or triples easily for extra-large batches around the holidays.

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

The key to light, fluffy mashed potatoes is a potato ricer: it gently turns the potatoes into tiny flakes, leaving you with perfect mashed potatoes. 

Persian Herb Frittata

This frittata uses fragrant fresh herbs by the handful. Feel free to make substitutions - this is a very versatile recipe and would be delicious with a generous amount of other herbs or tender greens. 

Persimmon Salsa

You can make this tasty and unique salsa up to 4 hours ahead of time. Just keep covered in the refrigerator, and bring to room temperature before serving. Serve with tortilla chips or roasted chicken.

Pinto Bean, Kale, and Pasta Soup

 

This is just the kind of soup to make at the beginning of the week for lunches. It’s hearty enough to keep for several days, and is so delicious you won’t tire of it.

Pot Roast with Cranberries

This complex-flavored pot roast with cranberries is rich and warming, with a light sweetness from caramelized sugar and citrus.

 

Potato Leek Au Gratin

Scented with leek and garlic and enriched with cream and Gruyère, this gratin is baked in a low oven, which leaves a crispy crust and buttery potatoes. A mandoline will make quick work of the potatoes!

Pumpkin Fatayer

These are delightful little pumpkin packets, wrapped in a crackly, golden crust. Don't be scared off by the dough - it's easy!

Pumpkin Pie in a Mug

This dessert is a cross between a pie and a cake, and is just the thing when you have a hankering for a slice of pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Tortilla Soup

Here's a great, flavorful, creamy soup that doesn't require a blender - only a can of pumpkin. 

Quick and Simple Kumquat Marmalade

If you've never tried your hand at making jam, this is a simple recipe to get you started, and is endlessly adaptable. You can add cinnamon, star anise, cloves, or cardamom. The marmalade will keep for two weeks in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Radicchio, Carrot, and Cara Cara Orange Salad

This crunchy, brightly-colored salad has a touch of spice from fresh ginger and shallot dressing. If you don't have any bulgur on hand, feel free to substitute rice, quinoa, or couscous, and if Cara Cara oranges aren't available, use navels.

Red Fruit Salad

This fruit salad is great immediately after assembling, but if you have a day to let the flavors develop in the refrigerator, it's even better!

Roasted Chicken with Cippolini

When roasted, cippolini onions turn sweet and flavorful. Serve this dish with a big green salad and mashed potatoes for a heavenly fall meal.

Roasted Rhubarb

Here’s a delicious way to serve rhubarb if you’re not interested in pie. Served warm, it’s incredible served with crème fraîche, whipped cream, or ice cream.

Root Ribbons with Sage

Burdok, sweet potatoes, turnips, or other root vegetables would be good substitutes for the ones listed below. Avoid beets though, as they would turn your dish scarlet.

Salmon with Apricot Salsa

This is a fresh, healthy, and vibrant dish. If you'd prefer to fire up the grill instead of searing the salmon, that would be delicious too!

Satsuma Sorbet

Whoever said icy treats should only be savored in the peak of summer? Satsumas shine in mid-winter. Here's a special way to enjoy them.

Sautéed Artichokes Baked with Mozzarella

Marcella Hazan says, "Whenever I have demonstrated this dish, professional cooks...were startled at how dark I allowed the artichokes to get. But it is only then, when they have deeply and confidently browned, that they develop flavor, sapore."

Sautéed Chicken with Meyer Lemon

This recipe uses heat and sugar to quickly pickle thinly sliced Meyer lemon. The sweet, sour, and lightly bitter pickled lemon adds tons of flavor to this fast chicken dinner.

Savoy Cabbage Chips

This is an interesting variation on the (almost!) ubiquitous kale chip that has been popping up everywhere. Savoy cabbage, being the showiest of all cabbage with its crinkly leaves, makes a very elegant snack.

Simple Gluten-Free Pie Dough

This lightly sweet, shortbread-style crust truly is easy - you don't even have to roll it out, just press it in the pan.

Simple Strawberry Compote

This two ingredient compote couldn’t be easier! Serve it on waffles, fresh toast, pancakes, oatmeal, or ice cream. When it’s cherry season, try using pitted cherries in place of up to half of the strawberries. And when fresh strawberries are no longer available, frozen would be a great substitute.