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Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese with Breadcrumbs

There are few more comforting meals than classic mac and cheese. It’s simple and rich kid food that grown ups love, too. And this baked Brussels sprouts mac and cheese is one I turn to again and again. (Adding some vegetable matter makes me feel better about eating a dish that’s mostly carbs and cheese.) …

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Mexican Wedding Cookies (Russian Tea Cakes, etc.)

These cookies go by about half a dozen names, the most common among them being Mexican wedding cookies and Russian tea cakes. But they’re also sometimes called polvorones, butterballs, snowballs, and meltaways. So many cultures have some version of them, which makes sense because it’s a formula that works. The basic formula is some kind …

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Holiday Cocktails, festive drinks for winter

Holiday gatherings are usually the perfect time to share a drink with friends and family. In 2020, things are looking a bit different. We may need to toast each other virtually or outdoors (maybe with an Irish Coffee or some other warm drink). Still, I hope you and yours find some good cheer! Here is …

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