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Thanksgiving is a time of give thanks, of course. The thing I'm most thankful for on my Thanksgiving table is my Thanksgiving stuffing with fruit.

12 oz bag of Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing
2 c water or broth
4 Tbsp butter
4 stalks of celery ( chopped )
1 small onion ( chopped )
1-1/2 c raisins
2 apples ( peeled, cored, and chopped )
1-1/2 c whole cranberries
2 Tbsp orange zest ( optional )
8
Nutritions

Calories
425

Sodium
175mg
7% DV

Fat
21g
32% DV

Protein
4g
9% DV

Carbs
68g
23% DV

Fiber
8g
33% DV
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Braised Short Ribs in a Dutch Oven are irresistible, fork tender, fall-of-the-bone beefy goodness. And the best thing? Slow cooked short ribs are easy to make.

2.2 lbs beef short ribs, bone-in
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 head of garlic ( unpeeled, cut in half lengthwise )
3 medium shallots or onions ( chopped )
3 celery ribs ( chopped )
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1/2 bottle of dry red wine
2 sprigs oregano
2 sprigs rosemary
3 sprigs thyme
2 c beef stock ( or as needed )
Kosher salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
Gremolata:
Bunch of flat-leaf Italian parsley ( about 1 c chopped )
2 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp orange zest
2 cloves garlic ( minced )
1/2 c extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
2
Nutritions

Calories
2380

Sodium
1304mg
54% DV

Fat
237g
366% DV

Protein
20g
40% DV

Carbs
19g
6% DV

Fiber
11g
46% DV
29

Lemon Meringue Pie

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My lemon meringue pie recipe is absolutely irresistible. The flaky butter crust is filled with smooth tangy lemon deliciousness, then topped off with a gorgeous amount of fluffy, lightly sweet meringue.

Pie Crust:
2-1/2 c all-purpose flour ( sifted )
1 c unsalted butter ( cold, cut into pea-sized pieces )
1 tsp salt
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp lemon zest
A few Tbsp ice water
Vegetable shortening for greasing pie pan
Lemon Filling:
5 large egg yolks
1-1/4 c water
1-1/4 c granulated sugar
1/3 c plus 1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 c lemon juice
1 Tbsp lemon zest
Meringue:
5 large egg whites ( at room temperature )
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
8
Nutritions

Calories
304

Sodium
334mg
13% DV

Fat
7g
11% DV

Protein
11g
23% DV

Carbs
51g
17% DV

Fiber
3g
13% DV
316

Grilled Marinated Leg of Lamb

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Grilled leg of lamb: A step-by-step recipe to preparing the meat, marinating with hand-ground herbs and spices, and grilling to perfection over natural wood.

1 bone-in leg of lamb, about 7 lbs before trimming
6 cloves garlic
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 Tbsp kosher salt
2 tsp black tellicherry peppercorns
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1 Tbsp rosemary ( chopped )
3 Tbsp olive oil
Nutritions

Calories
1287

Sodium
7391mg
307% DV

Fat
88g
136% DV

Protein
91g
182% DV

Carbs
21g
7% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV
47

Fresh Fruit Tart

Photo by Viana Boenzli

This fresh fruit tart recipe is a showstopper on any dessert table. It has everything you're looking for in a dessert…a crumbly crust, smooth pastry cream, lightly sweet fruits, and a glaze on top to make everything sparkle in the sun.

Pastry Cream:
1-3/4 c whole milk
6 Tbsp granulated sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
3 large egg yolks
2 Tbsp butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp flour
Sweet Tart Crust:
1-3/4 c flour
1/2 c powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c butter ( melted )
1 large egg, plus 1 yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon zest
Chocolate Ganache optional:
2 oz dark chocolate , 60-65% cacao ( coarsely chopped )
1/4 c heavy cream
Fruit Glaze:
1/4 c fruit jam of your choice
1 Tbsp water
12 servings
Nutritions

Calories
24479

Sodium
1692mg
70% DV

Fat
1467g
2257% DV

Protein
285g
571% DV

Carbs
2234g
759% DV

Fiber
293g
1173% DV
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These muffins are just delicious, with sweet blueberries, a hint of zesty citrus, and crunchy crumbly brown sugar baked on top!

Ingredients for Muffins:
2 c flour
1-1/4 c granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c butter ( softened )
1 tsp lemon zest
2 eggs
3/4 c milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 c blueberries
Ingredients for Streusel:
4 Tbsp butter ( melted )
1/4 c flour
1/2 c brown sugar ( packed )
1/4 c granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
12
Nutritions

Calories
458

Sodium
130mg
5% DV

Fat
19g
30% DV

Protein
6g
13% DV

Carbs
62g
21% DV

Fiber
3g
12% DV
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Crepe Batter:
3 large eggs
2 c milk
2 Tbsp sugar
1 c flour
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch salt
Filling:
20 blackberries
1/2 c sugar
8 leaves mint, chopped
zest from 1 orange
blue cheese crumbles
Nutritions

Calories
3104

Sodium
641mg
26% DV

Fat
65g
100% DV

Protein
108g
216% DV

Carbs
542g
184% DV

Fiber
163g
655% DV
Photo by Viana Boenzli

These Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars with a graham cracker crust are so delicious, everyone will be asking for the recipe! The creamy sweet deliciousness of cheesecake pairs perfectly with the sweet/tart of lemon and raspberries, for a match made in heaven. You're gonna want to make extra…

Graham Cracker Crust:
10 oz graham crackers
1 stick salted butter
1/4 c granulated sugar
Lemon Cheesecake:
16 oz cream cheese, softened
Zest of 1 lemon
1 c granulated sugar
1/4 c sour cream
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 c flour, sifted
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
Raspberry Swirl:
2/3 c raspberries - about 20 large berries
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
15
Nutritions

Calories
341

Sodium
309mg
12% DV

Fat
23g
36% DV

Protein
4g
8% DV

Carbs
22g
7% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV
Photo by Viana Boenzli

It's called Barchiglia and it's a chocolate-glazed almond tart with pear preserves, a traditional Easter dessert from southern Italy.

Ingredients for Pastry:
2 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 c cold unsalted butter, cut into pea-sized pieces
1 whole egg, plus 1 yolk
1 tsp lemon zest
Ingredients for Almond Filling:
1 c blanched almonds
3 large eggs, separated
3/4 c sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
zest of 1 lemon
pinch of kosher salt
1 c Marmellata di Pere
Ingredients for Marmellata di Pere, Pear Preserves - this makes enough to have leftovers:
3 lbs ripe pears, peeled and cored
1/4 c lemon juice
zest of 1 lemon
Ingredients for Chocolate Ganache:
1/2 c heavy cream
4 oz dark chocolate, 60 to 65% cacao - coarsely chopped
12
Nutritions

Calories
3771

Sodium
482mg
20% DV

Fat
217g
334% DV

Protein
51g
102% DV

Carbs
354g
120% DV

Fiber
51g
206% DV

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