Smoked Salmon Crêpes with Creamed Peas

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The kabocha squash, with its striking jade green rind, makes soup preparation a snap since there's no need to peel the skin. Serve with a thick slice of crusty bread for a warm, satisfying meal.

Braising in flavorful ingredients is the secret to making lesser-known (and right-priced!) cuts of beef impressive. The beef can be cooked and shredded up to three days ahead and then gently reheated with a splash of water.

Fresh with juicy summer fruit and cooling mint, this juice-based gelatin fruit salad is a delicious throwback to childhood. Make it ahead for backyard barbeques, and feel free to substitute grapes or nectarines for the peaches and blueberries.

A coffee, brown sugar and butter rub adds unique and flavorful crispness to whole roasted chicken. Feel free to substitute individual chicken pieces if you like, or try the rub on pork, beef or duck.

Escarole, fresh radishes and peas bring the simple joy of a new spring garden to this delectably satisfying pasta salad. Serve with a dry, crisp white wine and crusty bread for a light lunch or dinner.

This is a simplified version of the classic Italian seafood stew. The vegetable base can be made ahead of time and frozen. When ready to serve, simply thaw and stir in the fish, crab, shrimp and clams to finish cooking.

This recipe is wonderful for brunch or afternoon tea. It is also a good candidate to make ahead when you know your time will soon be precious. For dessert, top slices of this gently sweet treat with dollops of lemon curd, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

This soulful stew with crisp bread slices makes an elegant meal that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. If you prefer, you can substitute an additional cup of stock for the wine.

Named after the vessels they're traditionally cooked in, tagines often feature less-utilized cuts of meat that are stewed for a long time. This version is vegetable-based and cooks quite quickly. Its warm flavors pair wonderfully with a quick tart lemon couscous....

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This variation on traditional hummus will add vibrant color and flavor to your holiday table. Rather than using chickpeas, this dip features lentils and sweet potatoes cooked with onions, garlic and spices and seasoned with white miso and lemon juice.

This recipe easily serves more than four. Perfect for leftovers the next day, it's sure to become a family favorite.

Cranberries and pecans, two symbols of the fall harvest, work beautifully in these rich shortbread cookies. Serve them with strong black tea or coffee for an afternoon treat.

Frozen strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are perfect in this simple baked crisp. Use equal parts frozen berries and pitted cherries for delicious results, too.

Delicious served with rustic, country-style bread.

Cut this potato-based kugel into squares and serve as a side dish at brunch, lunch or dinner.

Smoked salmon is classic brunch fare. Chives and dill have a natural affinity for salmon, and in this recipe herbs are worked into a rich buttermilk biscuit dough with a simple cream cheese spread.

Try this quick and easy risotto-style dish made with orzo pasta. No constant stirring necessary!

Make this rich custard pie in the summer, when fresh, plump blueberries are at their best. Change up the flavor by adding 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or 1 teaspoon lemon zest.

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