• Crusty Tagliatelle with Meat and Sausage
  • Baby Chocolate Babkas
  • Mascarpone and Kosher Rye Whiskey Whipped Cream
  • Just Like Mom’s Stuffing
  • Applelinis
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Crusty Tagliatelle with Meat and Sausage

This recipe pretty much had me at crusty pasta. But then it got even better. The top and bottom crispy layers of thin egg pasta noodles (tagliatelle) give way to a tender interior of soft noodles and beef and sausage—all unified by a broth-based sauce. Besides pasta with crunch, I was particularly intrigued about the […]

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Baby Chocolate Babkas

Chocolate babka caught my eye, well, first because of the chocolate, of course. But it also intrigued me because it keeps company this time of year with other sweet yeast breads stuffed with more sweets—the German stollen and especially the Italian panettone usually scented with citrus and filled with dried fruit (and sometimes pine nuts […]

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Mascarpone and Kosher Rye Whiskey Whipped Cream

If you’re lucky enough to be bringing dessert (my favorite assignment) to Thanksgiving or another holiday gathering this season, you’ll likely be making or buying a pumpkin pie. And that’s one pie that truly benefits from a dollop of homemade whipped cream (if dairy will be permissible). This year I put together what I think is […]

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Just Like Mom’s Stuffing

The Thanksgiving meal is really a gastronomical walk down memory lane for many of us. It’s less about the latest, most innovative or exotic concoction (though those can be fun, too) and more about creating and savoring the best renditions of favorite recipes and flavors from years past. At many tables, the feast wouldn’t be […]

Applelinis

Applelinis

Hello, apples! To me, nothing quite says “fall” like crates and crates of apples in the stores, markets, and farm stands. And of course the fruit in its prime of sweetness and flavor plays a symbolic role for Rosh Hashanah celebrations, eaten dipped in honey to represent the hope for a sweet new year. Although […]

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Mini Banana Ricotta Cheesecakes

Although I never need an excuse to enjoy cheesecake, now the time’s especially ripe for it. If you’re minding the Jewish calendar, you know the holiday of Shavuot (commemorating the spring harvest and the giving of the Torah) is coming up June 3-5. And for this holiday, we typically roll out our cheesiest, creamiest recipes, because celebrations […]

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