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Umami and Tang for New Year’s: Spicy Vietnamese Fried Chicken Wings

Umami and Tang for New Year’s: Spicy Vietnamese Fried Chicken Wings

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Salty, tangy, sweet, vinegary, crunchy, and juicy: these chicken wings are the bomb!

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New Year’s Heavenly Puffs: Crab Hush Puppies with Remoulade Sauce

New Year’s Heavenly Puffs: Crab Hush Puppies with Remoulade Sauce

| December 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

It’s Dungeness crab season and this is one crave-worthy way to make a little bit of sweet crabmeat feed a crowd.

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Fast and Simple New Year’s Party Recipe: Chili-Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas

Fast and Simple New Year’s Party Recipe: Chili-Lime Shrimp and Guacamole Tostadas

| December 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pressed for time and need a quick and easy appetizer for a bunch of last-minute guests? This simple recipe will save you!

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New Year’s Party Recipe: Sweet Pea Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

New Year’s Party Recipe: Sweet Pea Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

| December 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sweet, lemony pea-flecked pancakes are the perfect foundation for salty smoked salmon and tangy crème fraiche. Serve these at your next party and everyone will thank you.

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New Year’s Party Appetizer: Mini Wild Mushroom Mac and Cheese Bites

New Year’s Party Appetizer: Mini Wild Mushroom Mac and Cheese Bites

| December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Serve these savory little nuggets of mac and cheese—embellished with earthy mushrooms and nutty gruyere—at your next gathering. You won’t be disappointed (except by how quickly they disappear).

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The Ultimate Bay Area Bites Christmas Steakhouse Menu

The Ultimate Bay Area Bites Christmas Steakhouse Menu

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Who doesn’t love a bit of decadence for the holidays? And this feast brings it. Inspired by a steakhouse, this menu takes it a notch above that will leave your friends and family in awe.

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Not as Hard as You Think: Deep, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflés

Not as Hard as You Think: Deep, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflés

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

These light-as-a-feather chocolate soufflés contain a hidden secret at the bottom: tart, fresh raspberries. And you can make them in advance!

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A New Twist on a Steakhouse Favorite: Creamed Chard with Buttery Breadcrumbs

A New Twist on a Steakhouse Favorite: Creamed Chard with Buttery Breadcrumbs

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Swap out seasonal chard for spinach in this decadently delicious updated version of creamed spinach. Perfect alongside any roasted meats on the holiday table!

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DIY Pâte de Fruit Makes an Elegant Holiday Gift

DIY Pâte de Fruit Makes an Elegant Holiday Gift

| December 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pâte de Fruit candies are often served as after dinner treats at high end restaurants. But there’s no reason you need to shell out big bucks for a few bites of these chewy, fruity treats. They’re not much harder to make than a simple pot of jam, and the jewel toned candies make wonderful gifts. Learn how to make your own with Kate Williams.

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Forget Mashed Potatoes, This Root Vegetable Mash is the Bomb

Forget Mashed Potatoes, This Root Vegetable Mash is the Bomb

| December 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Take mashed potatoes to the next level by making a gorgeous white root vegetable mash; excellent alongside winter’s hearty stews and braises.

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Bitter & Sweet: Endive-Radicchio Winter Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Almonds

Bitter & Sweet: Endive-Radicchio Winter Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Almonds

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bold, bitter, sweet, salty and perfectly balanced this seasonal winter salad has it all. Plus it looks really pretty too.

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Tender, Buttery Pull-Apart Rolls for Christmas Dinner

Tender, Buttery Pull-Apart Rolls for Christmas Dinner

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fluffy, supple, and feather-light, these versatile pull-apart rolls deserve a place at your next celebration.

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A Holiday Feast: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Port, Shallot, and Mushroom Sauce

A Holiday Feast: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Port, Shallot, and Mushroom Sauce

| December 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

A roasted beef tenderloin with velvety, savory-sweet sauce is a thing of beauty. Find out how to cook it to perfection for your next gathering.

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Bake Homemade Cheese Crackers for Holiday Gift-Giving

Bake Homemade Cheese Crackers for Holiday Gift-Giving

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forget store-bought Cheez-Its. The best savory, cheese-filled nibbles are made at home with plenty of real cheese. Homemade crackers seem intimidating, but they’re basically just savory cookies — something anyone can make. Plus, a jar of these crackers makes a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift for the holidays. Kate Williams will show you how.

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