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Seared Steaks with Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola

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In our humble opinion, steak is best topped with sweet caramelized onions and salty Gorgonzola cheese. We recommend seeking out good-quality Gorgonzola for the best flavor, but any will work.

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Salmon Pinwheels

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Don’t be intimidated by this fancy-looking breaded-salmon pinwheel, it’s quite easy to do. This technique works best when you use "center-cut" salmon fillet.

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Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Grape Sauce

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Here, we roast grapes to bring out their succulent sweetness, then combine them with thyme, mustard and Madeira in an easy, savory sauce for pork tenderloin. Serve with barley and steamed green beans.

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Sun-Dried Tomato & Feta Stuffed Artichokes

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Flavorful sun-dried tomatoes and tangy feta add depth to the stuffing for these artichokes.

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Game Hens with Brussels Sprouts & Chestnuts

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Game hens are even easier to prepare than chicken and help make your celebration more festive. Their buttery flavor complements roasted Brussels sprouts and chestnuts.

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Squash Rounds with Shallot-Cider Sauce

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A richly flavored caramelized shallot-cider sauce turns baked butternut squash rounds into a beautiful starter or side dish for a fall party.

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Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts & Sage

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Chestnuts and Brussels sprouts are a classic pair—the toasty, rich nuts balance the sprouts. This dish cuts down on the holiday oven gridlock because it can be done on the stovetop.

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Pineapple Coconut Bites

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A retired writing professor and mother of two daughters, Jessie Grearson got inspiration for these mini tarts from a pineapple-coconut bar that her mother used to make. Her version successfully uses whole-wheat pastry flour and...

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Cheesy Polenta & Egg Casserole

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This memorable brunch centerpiece is rich with cheesy polenta, crumbled sausage and baked eggs.

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Date Bran Jingle Balls

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Trisha Kruse, an administrative assistant, created quick, easy, no-bake date-nut balls to fill that special niche in your holiday repertoire.

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