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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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Orange-Scented Green Beans with Toasted Almonds

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Toasted nuts and fresh orange zest adorn these versatile green beans. Toast the nuts while you steam the beans and you have a polished addition to any meal ready in 15 minutes flat.

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Pear & Blue Cheese Flatbread

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The classic combination of pears, walnuts and blue cheese isn’t just for salad. Toss the same ingredients onto purchased whole-wheat pizza dough and make your own gourmet flatbread at home.

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Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

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Roast cauliflower for a sweet and nutty result. Slicing the cauliflower provides a good flat surface that browns wherever it comes into contact with the roasting pan.

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Chicken Cutlets with Grape-Shallot Sauce

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One of the Test Kitchen’s favorites, this quick sauté pairs wine and grapes in a luscious sauce for pan-seared chicken breasts. If you’ve never used grapes in a sauce before—try it—you won’t be disappointed.

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Pear Risotto with Prosciutto & Fried Sage Leaves

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Heady with ripe pear and laced with the delicate saltiness of prosciutto, this creamy risotto goes well with any roast meat or poultry. Any Parmesan cheese can be used but we recommend Parmigiano-Reggiano because its superior...

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Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup with Crumbled Stilton

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Stilton cheese and pears are a classic combination--the salty milky blue cheese balances the sweet, floral taste of the pears. Roasting the pears and the butternut squash caramelizes their sugar, maximizing their inherent sweetness.

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Thyme- & Sesame-Crusted Halibut

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Quickly roasting fish at high heat keeps it moist and succulent. The thyme-and-sesame crust gives this halibut a distinctive finish.

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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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