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Szechuan Chicken Stir-Fry Unusual recipes

Szechuan Chicken Stir-Fry

A great stir-fry is all about timing. The trick is to have all the ingredients prepped and ready to go before you start to cook so that every element can go in at exactly the right moment. Cooking in stages also allows the vegetables to get that irresistible seared-yet-crisp-and-tender quality. Sambal oelek is available in the international aisle of most supermarkets and is worth keeping on hand for adding a last-minute kick to many dishes.

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie Unusual recipes

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

How to Make ItStep 1To prepare crust, weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, pastry flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor; pulse 3 to 4 times to combine. Add 6 tablespoons butter and canola oil; pulse 8 to 10 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal.

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Celery Root Puree with Almond-Mint Gremolata Unusual recipes

Celery Root Puree with Almond-Mint Gremolata

Gnarled-looking celery root is truly an all-star in disguise: It adds delicate crunch to fall and winter salads and becomes velvety smooth once simmered and pureed. This puree, a great alternative to mashed potatoes, gets added body from cannellini beans and tangy sour cream. A chopped blend of fresh mint, almonds, and lemon adds texture and color.

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Cranberry-Beet Chutney Unusual recipes

Cranberry-Beet Chutney

For a twist on cranberry sauce this year, try this sweet, tart, and earthy beet-and-cranberry condiment. Toasted whole coriander and brown mustard seeds add warmth and take the chutney into savory territory. The chunky texture is part of the charm here, a great contrast to the mashes and casseroles on the table.

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Easy Pork Posole Unusual recipes

Easy Pork Posole

YieldServes 6 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups soup, 1 tbsp. queso fresco, about 1 tbsp. radish, and 1 1/2 tbsp. cilantro)Most pork posole recipes call for pork shoulder. Hominy is a hallmark of posole, with its plump, chewy texture and toasty-corn character; you’ll find it canned in the Latin and Mexican foods section or near the canned corn.

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Maple-Caraway Brussels Sprouts Unusual recipes

Maple-Caraway Brussels Sprouts

Layer upon layer of bold flavor earned these Brussels sprouts our test kitchen’s highest rating. The sprouts get deeply caramelized in toasted caraway and browned butter, then are quickly finished with a sweet and pungent mixture of maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and sherry vinegar. Caraway has an anise-like flavor similar to fennel seed.

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Balsamic Onion and Thyme Tarte Tatin Unusual recipes

Balsamic Onion and Thyme Tarte Tatin

Total Time1 Hour 15 MinsYieldServes 8 (serving size: 1 wedge)We caramelize red onion wedges over low heat until sweet, tender, and translucent for a stained glass effect on the finished tart. Don’t worry if the wedges start to fall apart in the skillet; you want a mix of both individual onion petals and wedges for the filling.

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Garlicky New York Strip Steak Unusual recipes

Garlicky New York Strip Steak

To make your next steak night a guaranteed success, be sure to watch over the temperature of the meat with a thermometer. This works best on steaks of 1 inch (or more) thickness, as it’s hard to get a good reading on anything thinner. And salt the steak purposefully for a bigger flavor boost. We marinate the meat with lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil—but no salt, because the marinade will get discarded.

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Green Bean Casserole with Cauliflower Cream Unusual recipes

Green Bean Casserole with Cauliflower Cream

Once simmered in milk and pureed, cauliflower transforms into a silky, luscious cream sauce—a dead ringer for the classic yet with a much better profile, saving nearly 500mg sodium and 4g fat per serving. We intensify the mushroom presence by using meaty cremini and shiitake mushrooms and roasting them first to cook out the excess liquid.

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Preserved Lemon Labneh Unusual recipes

Preserved Lemon Labneh

This is the ideal condiment: It’s tangy, rich, fatty, salty, and lemony, all without trying too hard. You can thin it out with some buttermilk for dressing crunchy lettuces, or served as-is in dip form to pair with flatbread and raw veggies. If you crave a super-silky texture, run this through the food processor rather than mixing in a bowl.

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Herb, Lemon, and Garlic Turkey Unusual recipes

Herb, Lemon, and Garlic Turkey

Instead of a wet brine, this bird uses a dry salt and sugar cure, which will concentrate flavor and help it brown. Hard herbs (fresh sage, rosemary, and thyme) hold up beautifully while roasting, imparting a woodsy, savory note to the meat. Soft herbs (parsley and chives) garnish the turkey and perk up the finished gravy.

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Berry-Banana Overnight Oats Unusual recipes

Berry-Banana Overnight Oats

Speed up your morning routine with a nutritious breakfast made the night before. Naturally sweetened with fruit, and with a protein and probiotic boost from Greek yogurt, this recipe will help keep your mornings low-maintenance without skimping on flavor or fuel. Studies show frozen blueberries have considerably greater polyphenol concentrations over fresh, while most other nutrient levels in fresh and frozen berries are comparable.

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What to Drink with a Meaty Pizza Unusual recipes

What to Drink with a Meaty Pizza

These two drink options pair perfectly with a meaty, flavorful pie.A SMOOTH & CREAMY ALEPacked with sausage, ham, or pepperoni, a meaty pie needs a brew that& 39;ll stand up to its robust toppings.Eating healthy should still be delicious.Sign up for our daily newsletter for more great articles and tasty, healthy recipes.

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Raw and Roasted Carrots and Fennel Unusual recipes

Raw and Roasted Carrots and Fennel

This salad demonstrates the magic that happens when you show both the raw and cooked sides of ingredients. If using carrots without tops, substitute 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, parsley, or dill for the chopped carrot tops. Caramelized, tender bits of carrots and fennel mingle with fresh slices of their raw, crunchy counterparts.

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Pecan-Date Pie Unusual recipes

Pecan-Date Pie

Our rendition of pecan pie features everything you love about the Southern classic: the deep flavor of roasted pecans, a gooey filling, and just enough sticky-sweetness enveloped in a buttery, flaky crust. Pecans are a top tree-nut source of antioxidants, and they contain the largest variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and E, B vitamins, magnesium, and potassium.

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Packaging Homemade Treats Unusual recipes

Packaging Homemade Treats

Edible gifts are simple to make and always welcome.Gifts from the KitchenThere is nothing nicer to give―or receive―than a homemade gift of food. It& 39;s unmistakably personal, since it& 39;s the result of your time and talent. Browse our photo gallery for packaging and recipe ideas for this holiday season.

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Holiday Cookie Countdown Unusual recipes

Holiday Cookie Countdown

We& 39;re serving up 31 days of our best-ever cookie recipes.Gingerbread PeopleFor Christmas cookie fun, it& 39;s hard to top these classic Gingerbread People. If you want to dress up the cookies, use red hot candies for buttons and currants for eyes; press those into the dough cut-outs before they& 39;re baked.

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Celebrate Valentine's Day Unusual recipes

Celebrate Valentine's Day

Holidays and OccasionsDinners for TwoFinding recipes for two doesn& 39;t mean you have to be stuck with lots of left...Finding recipes for two doesn& 39;t mean you have to be stuck with lots of leftovers. These delicious dinners for two range from weeknight classics to anniversary-worthy dining events.

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Classic vs. Modern Holiday Recipes Unusual recipes

Classic vs. Modern Holiday Recipes

Satisfy all tastes with these time-tested traditional dishes and their contemporary counterparts.Classic: Garlic and Herb Standing Rib RoastA large beef roast is a holiday mainstay, and this recipe flavors the meat very simply―with only salt, pepper, thyme, and garlic―so its natural flavor can shine.

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Holiday Entrées Unusual recipes

Holiday Entrées

You don& 39;t need to be a trained chef to pull off these celebratory dishes. Our expert tips and step-by-step guidance will make them practically foolproof. Whether you& 39;re searching for the perfect beef tenderloin, succulent turkey, glazed ham, roasted leg of lamb, or another one of our creative main courses, we have both tried and true recipes as well as fun riffs on classic flavors to bring family favorites to a new level.

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