Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Do not be alarmed at the quantity of garlic in this traditional French dish. Baking the garlic in the oven along with the bird softens and mellows it to a piquant, sumptuous sweetness, with none of the harsh pungency of the raw bulb. As you eat, squeeze the contents...
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Bourbon Crème

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Bourbon Crème

This gorgeous cheesecake is full of good things—succulent pumpkin; those familiar warm spices of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg; and unctuous cream cheese—all with the smoky surprise of bourbon in both the filling and the topping. Carve out a special afternoon for this...
Apple-Chile Cobbler

Apple-Chile Cobbler

This cobbler starts out tamely enough, with the usual apples and the warm spiciness of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. But then the unexpected punch of roasted chile peppers kicks in, giving this classic dessert uncommon depth, savoriness, and personality.
Pear & Watercress Salad

Pear & Watercress Salad

This is a lovely, earthy fall salad that uses lemon juice and truffle oil to make a delicious vinaigrette. If you don't have truffle oil, you can substitute a good quality extra-virgin olive oil.
Pumpkin-Ginger Soup

Pumpkin-Ginger Soup

This is a very simple soup but simply delicious and satisfying. For an even easier variation, use frozen, already-cooked...
Harlow House Baked Beans

Harlow House Baked Beans

These beans are baked uncovered for the last hour to crisp the pork. Pork sausages, frankfurters, beefsteak, and baked ham glazed with brown sugar and studded with cloves are all delicious with baked beans. This recipe is adapted from The Plimoth Colony Cook...
Shrimp with Oranges, Black Rice, and Coconut Milk

Shrimp with Oranges, Black Rice, and Coconut Milk

Weeknight cooking is all about simplicity and speed without sacrificing elegance and flavor. Seafood, as long as you purchase it from a trusted purveyor the day you plan to use it, never fails at being fast and delicious. “Forbidden” black rice is available at Whole...
Paul’s Bartlett Pear and Black Pepper Pie

Paul’s Bartlett Pear and Black Pepper Pie

The black pepper gives the pears just enough of an edge to make guests wonder what delightful thing they’re eating. Paul’s notes for the pie dough: I use lard because I think it yields the flakiest pastry. You can substitute butter or any solidified vegetable...
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