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Simple and delicious, leeks may not be your first memory from past holidays, but they may be what you remember from this year.

Serve as a side dish at any meal or as a main course with a green salad on the side. To make preparation a snap, use a mandolin to slice the potatoes.

These sugar-topped, almond butter refrigerator cookies are surprisingly cakey and light. Stack them in gift bags for the holidays.

Garnished with toasted almonds, fragrant lemon zest and fresh parsley, this rich cauliflower and apple soup is easy to pass around at a party, where guests can sip it from small cups, no spoon required!

Try this colorful and flavorful shrimp and vegetable sauté over creamy coconut brown rice. There's plenty of time to chop, prep and cook shrimp and veggies while the rice cooks.

Your party guests will devour this irresistible dip with pita chips or crudités. To make quick work of chopping the mushrooms, pulse them in the food processor.

Enjoy this savory dip, a mixture of delicious crab and artichokes in a creamy base, with crostini, pita chips, crackers or crudités.

This side dish of roasted sweet root vegetables is a perfect accompaniment to roasted chicken or pork tenderloin. A side of bitter greens, like mustard greens, offers a nice balance to the sweetness.

Scone mix makes an easy and fun holiday gift from the kitchen. The whole batch (dry ingredients only) fits perfectly in a 1-quart mason jar.

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Tuna and pasta is a classic Italian pairing. This dish is a more sophisticated version of the well-known tuna noodle casserole with added sweetness from raisins, earthiness from toasted walnuts and a little spiciness from red pepper flakes.

Delicious served with rustic, country-style bread.

Colorful and savory, this gluten-free, dairy-free dish brings an impressive presentation as well as healthful nutrients to the table.

Secret Ingredient: Forbidden Rice

This mix of root vegetables combines sweet parsnip and carrots with earthy rutabaga. Thyme and lemon liven up the flavors in this side dish, delicious with any roast meat.

Cheddar cheese and sweet cranberries complement each other nicely in these little muffins, bringing sharp, sweet and tart flavors together in a single bite. A basket of these mini muffins looks tempting on the holiday brunch table.

This antioxidant-rich fruit sauce is spiked with the bright aromas of citrus and fresh ginger. Serve with roasted turkey or pork. Ruby-red pomegranate seeds make a striking garnish.

Silken tofu is a priceless ingredient when it comes to making smooth and creamy pies like this one. Vegan pumpkin pecan pie will stand up well on any holiday dessert buffet.

Fresh greens combine with pantry classics of olive oil, crushed red pepper and canned cannellini beans in this simple, nutritious side dish that pairs well with hearty entrées.

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