Cranberry-Port compote with cinnamon and orange zest

A Thanksgiving feast doesn’t feel complete without a bowl of cranberry sauce. Undeniably, the tangy condiment has become as much of a showpiece as the traditional turkey it’s served with.

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Pumpkin muffins with orange zest and rosemary

Come sugar pumpkin season, these muffins are one of the first things I’ll cook. Fresh pumpkin not only fills the house with a heavenly scent; it also makes a deliciously light and flavorful purée that can be used in all kinds of dishes, including these delicious muffins.

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Butter cookies with dried cranberry and roasted pecans
The inspiration for this recipe arose a few years ago, when my mother-in-law gave me a huge bag of freshly picked pecans. I was absolutely delighted, of course, but wondered what I would end up making with all these pecans.

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Food and Style - Carrots and Fennel Braised with Orange Zest and Honey

Some of my best recipes are born out of necessity. Today’s recipe is a perfect example.

A few weeks ago, on an unnaturally warm late-winter day, I decided to poke around my vegetable garden. I hadn’t done so since last December when temperatures had started to dip into the deep-freeze zone.

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Apple–walnut crisps with tequila

There are few things as comforting as the smell of baking apples… except perhaps digging your spoon into a warm apple dessert.

Here’s a crisp that will fill your kitchen with those irresistible baked-apple aromas for sure. But once you’ve taken the first bite, your taste buds will be smitten not just by the delicious warm-apple flavors, but by the zestful orange and the zingy tequila too.

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