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Best Recipes of 2006

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Black Pepper Almonds

“Might as well the way I am.” That’s my Dad’s customary response when offered a second helping, another slice of pie, just one more cookie. Whether accompanied with contrition or, more often, by an appreciative grin, his words reflect the wisdom of 80 years. So near the end of the holiday season, perhaps the rest of us might benefit from similar acceptance. After all, the damage is already done: nearly all the holiday parties and family gatherings, buffets and dinners are behind us. Besides, January 2 and the inevitable extra cycles on the Stairmaster will arrive soon enough. So add these festive almonds to your New Year’s celebration fare. They pack an addictive bite along with (okay, feel virtuous, starting now!) protein and fiber. If you can, keep from tasting the candied pepper bits that fall from the nuts! We might as well, the way we are. ALANNA’S TIPS Black Pepper Almonds are an easy make-ahead or last-minute addition to party tables. Once they’re out of the oven, the trick i…

Apple Yogurt Salad

A favorite winter salad with apples, yogurt and fresh mint that's great for a winter brunch or Christmas morning. All the ingredients are familiar but the combination is a real delight. Summer fruit salads are effortless. The fruit is so abundant, so fresh, so intoxicating, no embellishment is needed.Winter fruit salads take more thought. This apple salad has been a favorite for many years, it's often on the menu for my annual cookie swap but I also make it for a light breakfast for Christmas morning.Orange juice concentrate is one of my "secret pantry ingredients". I keep a small can in the door of the freezer, scooping it out a spoonful at a time for intense orange flavor. ALANNA's TIPS This is such a pretty salad! For color, I like to use one red-skinned apple and one green-skinned apple. Add tangerine sections, mint leaves and pomegranate seeds – extra festive! Kitchen Parade is written by second-generation food columnist Alanna Kellogg and features fres…

Date-Night Chicken

Time was, the fastest way to a man’s heart was through his stomach. But in Title IX time, turn-about is fair play. Bachelors, take heed: the way to a woman’s heart is a home-cooked meal. Restaurants are wise choices for first dates and special occasions. But soon enough, she’ll invite you over, then wait for you to reciprocate. Or she won’t, but your wallet will suffer from dining out.Enter Date-Night Chicken, an easy, inexpensive and make-ahead supper guaranteed by a now happily married cousin to ‘reel them in’. A relaxed evening at home is the bait. With a little planning, your preparations can be just as easy-going; with a little luck, your payoff can be just as big. First up, the tackle. Stop by the grocery, remembering to pick up salad essentials from the salad bar and something chocolate for dessert. You can cook the chicken, but not bake it, up to a day ahead. With supper under control, survey the fishing hole. Create a romantic playlist on your iPOD just for her. Chill a bott…

Cranberry Pudding

A popular recipe from the 1950s and 1960s, a dense, moist cranberry cake served with a rich butter sauce. Tis the season! The halls are decked, strings of street lights blink red and green, sweet singing in the choir. Snow is glistening and Jack Frost nips at our noses so the fire is so delightful. With any luck, Mommy’s kissing Santa Claus, we’ll all be home for Christmas and faithful friends will gather near. Soon enough, the night will fall silent, upon the midnight clear. We’ll hear the bells on Christmas morn, our finest gifts we’ll bring. Joy to the world! In the kitchen, tis the season to turn to recipes festive and somehow familiar, even if new, simple and yet special, even if decidedly unfussy. These cranberry recipes are favorites at my house. The pudding cake stretches back into my childhood. I remember my mother ladling buttery pools onto plates, then licking the spoon. It’s an English-style pudding, a dense, moist cake. It’s delicious with the sauce, good without. Mom’s sau…