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Bombay Rolls, a genius savory appetizer

Stop what you’re doing right now. Make a list to pick up puff pastry, cilantro, mint, some finger chiles or serrano peppers, sharp cheddar cheese, a lemon, and some red onion the next time you go to the grocery store. Because you want to make these Bombay rolls. (Unless you’re a cilantro hater, in which …

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Strawberry Rhubarb Buckle, a rustic fruit-laden cake

This strawberry rhubarb buckle is just the thing to bake right now. “Now” meaning, whenever you’re reading this and happen to be in the possession of some rhubarb and strawberries. Buckles are part of the family of unfussy fruit desserts that includes things like crisps and crumbles and cobblers (and if you want a rhubarb …

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Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts in Agrodolce

I’m always on the lookout for fall and winter dishes that feel light and fresh but still seasonally appropriate. This mess of roasted butternut squash and Brussels sprouts in a red wine vinegar-based agrodolce (an Italian word meaning “sour and sweet”) lands on that intersection with wintry roasted vegetables hit with an extra punch of …

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Easy Shortbread Tart Crust, crisp and buttery

This easy shortbread tart crust is one of my most-used recipes. I turn to it all the time. And, to be honest, it took so much anxiety out of my tart baking. So many tart crusts involve pulling out the food processor, chilling the dough, rolling the dough, carefully draping it into the pan, chilling …

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