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Crème Caramel

Makes 6 servings Crème caramel is a dessert that produces its own sauce, as long as you are patient with it. After the custard bakes, it needs to cool long enough for two things to happen: the custard must become firm enough to unmold, and the caramel underneath the custard […]

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Risotto With Pumpkin & Parmigiano-Reggiano

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients One 3-pound pumpkin (or use 1 1/2 cups of canned pumpkin) 1 quart chicken or vegetable broth 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, minced 1 1/2 cups carnaroli or vialone nano rice 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cubed 3/4 cup […]

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Thanksgiving Turkey Brine

Makes enough for 1 large turkey; about 2 gallons This is a relatively simple brine, but it can also be a great starting point for your creative additions. Add sliced apples, fennel seed, rosemary, or virtually any flavoring that suits your Thanksgiving dinner.