Chicken Kale Caesar with Chickpeas
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CHICKEN KALE CAESAR WITH CHICKPEAS

This entree salad has so much flavor and substance that it’s completely satisfying, full of great flavor and texture. The chickpeas are surprisingly crunchy, and those things that look like croutons? They’re actually chunks of grilled chicken that stand up to the garlicky Caesar and kale base. You’re going to love it!

Red Wine Glaze on a Dark Chocolate Cake
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RED WINE GLAZE ON A DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE

Is your mouth watering yet? Red wine and dark chocolate – two of the most satisfying and complex flavors of all time, in one mind-blowing cake. When I realized there were four different recipes for a chocolate-and-red-wine cake in my dessert file, I took it as a sign from the universe: manifest the cake.

Cranberry and Orange Relish
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CRANBERRY AND ORANGE RELISH

This is one of my mother’s recipes – a cold, sweet-and-tart cranberry relish that we all love because it’s like a palate cleanser on your Thanksgiving dinner plate. There’s no cooking required – just an assemblage of raw cranberries, apples and oranges (and orange rind!) with a little sugar to balance the flavors. And did I mention that this is the fastest dish you’ll make all Thanksgiving day? In the time it takes to whirl the ingredients up in the […]

Smoked Salmon Pizza
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SMOKED SALMON PIZZA

This was the pizza to revolutionize all pizzas. Wolfgang Puck’s ingenuity in pizza toppings back in the eighties changed forever how we eat pizza today. He was the first to recognize the incredible versatility of pizza dough, and to see it as a basis for almost any ingredient – pineapple, kale, ham – it all began with this simple recipe for smoked salmon pizza with caviar and crème fraiche. I had forgotten all about this pizza until I saw the […]

Chocolate Coconut Pound Cake
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CHOCOLATE COCONUT POUND CAKE

There’s something about the rich texture of a pound cake that is unmistakably wonderful. Whatever the flavor, it’s so appealing you just want to eat the whole piece immediately, washed down with a glass of milk, so you can get to the second piece right away. The combination of buttermilk and chocolate in this pound cake makes it so smooothhh. It’s like a Swiss milk chocolate candy bar in cake form. It’s a Halloween dessert for adults, luscious and deceptively […]