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Half-Baked / No-Bake Blackberry-Vanilla Swirl Cheesecake

We call this "half-baked" instead of "no-bake" cheesecake, because the Graham cracker crust gets a few minutes in the oven, but the filling is the real prize: whipped vanilla and blackberry batters swirled into a beautiful pattern. Using freeze-dried berries lends...

Roasted Beet and Whipped Feta Tart

This simple, elegant tart has a layer of creamy whipped feta cheese topped with lightly marinated roasted beets. A puff pastry shell makes it a breeze to prepare, while a scattering of fresh mint and crunchy pistachios adds crunch and freshness. 

Summer Berry Tart with Lemon Mascarpone Cream

This Summer Berry Tart with Lemon Mascarpone Cream is supermodel gorgeous, rich and creamy, balanced by the bright citrusy flavor of lemon curd. And super-duper easy to make!

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Easy Creamed Corn with Basil

Easy Creamed Corn with Basil

Easy Creamed Corn with Basil

Easy Creamed Corn with Basil is a summer staple in our house. These sweet kernels are just barely simmered in a sauce made from silky mascarpone cheese, a little half and half and not much else. Add a sprinkle of fragrant basil and you’ve got a simple, supremely summery side!

When summer corn is at its sweetest, it doesn’t take much to make it shine. A quick steam, a sprinkle of flaky sea salt, maybe a slick of good cultured butter is all that’s needed, and often not even that. But towards the end of the season our taste buds (and our teeth) need a break from gnawing kernels straight from the cob. That’s when we make this Easy Creamed Corn with Basil. Almost as quick as a simple steam, this method brings out the best in the corn, keeping the kernels crunchy, but bathing them in a silky, creamy sauce that’s the work of minutes.

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Lemongrass and Lemon-Peel Infused Vodka

Lemongrass and Lemon-Peel Infused Vodka

Did you know that if you put tasty things into vodka (or gin) and let it steep for a while in a cool, dark place you wind up with vodka (or gin) that tastes like whatever delicious thing you put in it? I can't believe I've never done this before and, to be honest, I'm...

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Skillet Chicken with Wine, Shallots and Mustard

Skillet Chicken with Wine, Shallots and Mustard

You know how sometimes when you watch a cooking show (don't judge me, I find them very relaxing), the host will say something like "this ____ is so simple and quick, it's easier than ordering a pizza!" and then they proceed to use 6 different pots and pans (on their...

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Roasted Cipollini Onions with Thyme

Roasted Cipollini Onions with Thyme

Roasted cipollini onions are a great accompaniment to any meal - they have a sweet and savory caramel flavor that we combine with thyme for added depth. If you're not familiar with them, Cipollini onions (pronounced chip-oh-lee-knee) are a thin-skinned, mild onion...

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Crispy Duck Breasts with Sherry and Figs

Crispy Duck Breasts with Sherry and Figs

Cork and Knife Our new cookbook is out very soon — and its focus is one of our favorite ingredients: booze! We show you how to use the cooking properties of beer, wine, bourbon and more to make your dishes pop! In today's episode of Nerds with...

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Three Layer Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Three Layer Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Guys. Guuuuuuuuuuys. I just can't with this cake. LOOK AT IT! Is this not the most delightfully bonkers looking cake you've ever seen? Hello? Are you listening to me? You're hypnotized, aren't you? It's okay, I get it. *SNAP* Welcome back. You can put your shoes back...

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Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Pork chops marinated in a spice brine, cooked to perfection and served with garlic-sauteed broccoli rabe and an apple-onion sauce. Chops don't get much better than this.  One of the things I love about living in Beacon is that it really feels like a community that is...

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Lobster Mac and Cheese (with Garlic & Lemon Breadcrumbs)

Lobster Mac and Cheese (with Garlic & Lemon Breadcrumbs)

Are there people in the world (who are neither lactose or gluten intolerant) who don't like mac and cheese? If there are, I certainly haven't met them. Not liking mac and cheese is basically like not liking trees, or kittens. You may not be obsessed with trees or...

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