Holidays & Feasts

All recipes have been tested by the KimSuné test kitchens unless otherwise noted.

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Almond Grape Cake with Lemon Cream

Sweet, plump grapes shine in this almond-laced snacking cake that packs up well for school lunches, hiking, and camping. Slice grapes in half for the batter and keep some for...

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Savory Spring Tart with Lemon Ricotta

If you’re drawn to the idea of a spring quiche or savory tart but find it daunting to make, here is a streamlined way to celebrate the season. Bake up...

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Rainbow Eggs and Toasted Pita Salad

In homage to spring, here’s a colorful salad of eggs lightly pickled with turmeric and beet and tossed with toasted flatbread, such as pita or naan. Consider doubling the batch...

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Chile con carne

No beans, no tomatoes, no fillers. Not quite a stew or a soup. Simply, this is an addictive “bowl of red” inspired by the kitchens of New Mexico and Texas, with deep...

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Spicy Coconut Black-Eyed Peas

NOTE: This was originally posted in 2014, but updated for this New Year. With a New Year to start in just a few days, I was thinking of some of...

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Italian Ricotta Cookies

I got a version of this traditional recipe from a friend of a friend of a friend of the original yet elusive Mama Romano. Whether a true Mama Romano exists behind...

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Fall Hummus Bowls

Hummus, the go-to dip of chickpeas blended with sesame seed paste, lemon and garlic, is often so hit-or-miss I stopped eating it for a long time. But during the past...

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Apple Doughnut Muffins

Behind every neighborhood apple tree is a lover with big ideas. Apple butter. Long-simmered cider. Tender hand pies. Crabapple-ginger cake. Apples are as much at ease with savory flavors as they...

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