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    Lion’s Head Meatballs – They Look Good Enough to Eat You

    I’m a big fan of meatballs, and a really big fan of really big meatballs, so you can imagine my excitement when I heard about something called Lion’s Head Meatballs, which were described as not only extra large in size, but also supposedly looked like the head of a...
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    Italian Party Bread

    This crispy on the outside, soft in the middle, Italian meat and cheese stuffed loaf is a party waiting to happen. “Festive” doesn’t even begin to describe this visually stunning loaf. Use the easy technique as shown, or switch up the ingredients to create your own personalized party bread....
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    Turkish Eggs (Cilbir) – You’re Never Too Old

    When you get to a certain age, you think you’ve seen and done it all. Whether we’re talking professionally, romantically, or culinarily, by your mid-fifties, any real surprises are few, and far between, and this is particularly true when it comes to egg recipes. What can you possibly do...
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    Russian Honey Cake

    Let me state for the record that this Russian Honey Cake was probably the best cake I’ve ever eaten, and certainly the best cake I’ve ever made. It’s not an especially fast, or easy bake, but believe me, as you’re enjoying this, there will be no regrets. Not about...
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    Roasted Smashed Potatoes – Not Those Smashed Potatoes

    To many people, “smashed potatoes” are just another more violent name for mashed potatoes, especially when the skins are left in, but those aren’t real smashed potatoes. These are real smashed potatoes, and they’re spectacular. To read the rest of Chef John’s in-depth article about this amazing Russian Honey...
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    Fast Upside-Down Turkey – Looks Great?

    I didn’t invent cooking turkeys quickly, using high heat; and I didn’t invent cooking turkeys upside-down; but I might have inventing doing both at the same time. Regardless, if you want a moist, and juicy turkey in half the time, that will also confuse your guests, then this is...
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    Turkey Rice – Thankful for Leftovers

    There are so many creative, and delicious ways to use up the last of that holiday bird, but this super simple turkey rice recipe might be my favorite. This is easy, comforting, and won’t remind you that you’re eating leftovers. That’s what turkey sandwiches are for. To read the...
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    The Story of Kismet and Other Major Breaking News

    If you’re not familiar with the word kismet, it means fate, or destiny. It’s one of those old, beautiful words that you never hear, until you do, and then you hear it all the time. It also happens to be the name of a property in the wine country...
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    Potatoes Romanoff – This Didn't Stay in Vegas

    They say what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but that’s mostly because people just don’t remember exactly what happened. Happily, that’s not the case with this incredible Potatoes Romanoff recipe. About 10 years ago, I took a trip to Las Vegas with a group of food writers, and...