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Sample recipes from Cold Weather Cooking

Warm Mushroom and Arugula Salad

As salad making has always been my greatest food passion, I don’t stop with the onset of colder weather. I simply heat everything up. Th...

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Potato Caesar Salad

When the nights get a little nippy and I want something more substantial than romaine leaves with my favorite Caesar salad dressing, I m...

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Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Puffs

Once in a rare while, I perfect an hors d’oeuvre that is so successful and addictive that I end up serving it at every party without eve...

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Smoked Salmon with Ginger Butter

These canapés are one of the most simple, sophisticated, and appreciated appetizers I know.

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Corn Bread Stuffing with Linguica and Kale

One of my great culinary thrills is in inventing new stuffing combinations. The inspiration for this recipe comes from the reading of re...

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Creamed Spinach

Good creamed spinach is one of the most soothing dishes ever invented. To capture the delicate essence of spinach, the time-consuming la...

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Broccoli with Toasted Hazelnuts and Pancetta

Italian ingenuity with simple vegetables never ceases to amaze me. This recipe adaptation will make you understand why vegetables are ac...

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Braised Red Cabbage with Apple and Mustard Seeds

When summer’s vegetables dwindle, keep in mind that cooked cabbage makes a welcome addition to the autumn and winter repertoire. Red cab...

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Potato Gratin

There is no more sinful, simple, and satisfying combination in the world than a good gratin of sliced potatoes and nutty Gruyère cheese....

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Whole Cranberry Sauce

A preference for cooked cranberry sauce or raw cranberry relish seems to have more to do with family traditions than taste. For those re...

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Pumpkin-and-Pear Bread Pudding

This is another one of my alternative-to-pumpkin-pie desserts. As it was not conceived as a quick dessert using up stale bread, it shoul...

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Black Bean Soup

My idea of a perfect lunch on a snowy afternoon is a big bowl of spicy black bean soup accompanied by a couple thick slices of banana br...

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Hot White Chocolate

After becoming enthralled with regular hot cocoa, I couldn’t resist the temptation to try a variation that indulged my love for white ch...

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Mulled Cider

Good New England apple cider from a roadside mill is one of my very favorite beverages in the world. Mulling cider with a select mixture...

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Oatmeal Shortbread

I adore most foods made with oatmeal, and these toasty shortbread cookies are no exception — just what the doctor ordered to brighten a ...

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Espresso-Grand Marnier Balls

I must confess that I have always adored these uncooked, boozy little Christmas balls, a sort of mock truffle, made from ground cookie c...

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Banana Bread

I suppose I could wax eloquent for paragraphs on the delights of this recipe, but, quite simply, I believe it is the most exquisite bana...

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Hungarian Chicken

This is one of the most cherished and controversial recipes in my family. The original recipe comes from a small book of recipes that my...

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Barley and Grape Leaf Dumplings

My mother and I collaborated on the invention of these homey and delicious dumplings for a dinner party featuring Greek Stifado.

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Pork Chops Italiano

A wonderfully aromatic yet straightforward recipe for marinated and grilled pork chops, which are especially tasty when cooked over hick...

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Sardinian Mixed Grill

A delicious combination of shrimp, chicken, and sausage threaded on bamboo skewers and then grilled, will satisfy those eaters who can’t...

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Seafood Pot Pie

This is the sort of winter seafood fare that is hearty and homey yet also elegant. The tarragon-laced filling strikes a nice balance betw...

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French Bistro Chicken

To my palate, this recipe embodies the essence of good, simple, and comforting French bistro fare. The whole shallots and artichoke hear...

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My Very Favorite Asparagus Vinaigrette

I can think of no more superlative recommendation for this recipe than its title. I’m happy eating it every day of asparagus season, at ...

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Risotto Primavera

I cooked this dish one night in New York when my editor came to dinner, and she commented that I had infused the tired combination of pe...

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Oven-Roasted Vidalia Onions

I adore the rustic look and flavor of these onions roasted right in their skins. Serve alongside grilled meats or on a platter with assor...

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Lemony Leg of Lamb, Greek Style

If anyone is an expert at cooking fabulous tasting lamb, the Greeks are. Lots of lemon, garlic, rosemary, and oregano infuse this spring ...

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Italian Pecorino and Prosciutto Bread

This is a traditional Italian Easter specialty known as torta di pasqua. It makes a tasty and savory addition to a brunch bread basket, ...

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Polish Easter Cheesecake

The traditional Polish Easter cheesecake is always baked in an oblong pan. It is not too sweet, very lemony, and, I think, absolutely de...

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