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Behind The Recipe: Lasagne Bolognese with Spinach

One of our food editors updates an Italian-American favorite and comes up with a light yet deeply satisfying dish.
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Lasagne for a Crowd

Need a sure-fire hit for the holidays? This easy, full-flavored mushroom lasagne will impress both your vegetarian and meat-eating guests.
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Behind The Recipe: Twelve-Layer Mocha Cake

When our test kitchen director adapted her son’s exquisite wedding cake for the home kitchen, she created this towering beauty—and it’s easier than it looks....
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Behind The Recipe: Almond Sherry Christmas Trifle

One of our cooks draws inspiration from Charles Dickens to create this quintessential holiday dessert.
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Behind The Recipe: Extra-Moist Roast Turkey with Pan Gravy

Our test kitchen director shows you how to prepare a glorious Thanksgiving meal—with a succulent bird and all the trimmings—in just hours.
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Turning to Turkey Soup

Our executive food editor elevates turkey soup to the ultimate comfort food: lots of tender noodles in a broth vibrant with the flavors of Tuscany.
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Behind The Recipe: Corn-Bread and Chorizo Stuffing

How one of our food editors developed this instant holiday classic—and came up with another delicious Latin-inspired recipe in the process.
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Behind The Recipe(s): Over the Top Thanksgiving

The cooks in our test kitchen show you how to create a show-stopping feast with a minimal amount of effort.
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Learning to Love Brown Rice

For someone who once subsisted on cookies and soda, the road to a whole-grain, occasionally vegetarian life began with this staple.
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Behind The Recipe: Smashed Potatoes with Roasted-Garlic Gravy

How one of our food editors created a Thanksgiving staple that will have both vegetarians and carnivores begging for seconds.
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