Maple-Glazed Parsnips And Carrots Recipe
Vegetables can be caramelized on the stove or in the oven. Carrots and parsnips are oven-roasted until tender with bacon, thyme, and maple syrup, marrying sweet elements with savory ones.
Avocado and Watercress Salad
Ruggiero couldn't figure out what made the salad dressing at New York's Natori so irresistible and was shocked when she finally got the secret ingredient out of the sushi chef: grated apple. Nor would you ever guess it from a bite of this dressing, since it's not at all sweet or fruity, just perfectly balanced and lip-smackingly delicious. Its slight pulp extends the unctuous richness of avocado and complements the clean assertiveness of watercress.
Strawberry-Cranberry Charlotte Russe Recipe
This charlotte russe recipe has strawberry Bavarian cream, liqueur-soaked ladyfingers, and a cranberry glaze that's perfect for Christmas entertaining.