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Holiday Shortbread Cookies

Photography by Meredith Steele

This classic soft-textured cookie is sweet and buttery. Have fun with it and make thumbprint or sandwich cookies with your favorite local preserves.

Makes 28 cookies

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 pound (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
Jam or preserves (see note)

Preheat oven to 350°F.…

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Just Beet It


Photo: iStock.com/Ekaterina Molchanova

I could smell them simmering on the stove long before I made it to the kitchen. The acrid scent of vinegar assaulting my teenage nose. At first whiff, I’d run up the stairs and into my room, shutting the door behind me, hoping to seal myself off from what was to come in another hour or two.…

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The Big Squeeze: It’s Citrus Time

As the weather turns colder and the selections at the market become more rooty, citrus begins to appear. It’s like a ray of hope, a bit of sunshine breaking through the grayest of seasons. Spring will return. It’s not here yet, but it will come.…

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Winter Warmers and a Smoky Manhattan

This dazzling dinner menu comes from the kitchen of Texas Spice, the Omni Dallas Hotel’s farm-to-table restaurant. Start your guests off with Millionaire’s Bacon and a Campfire Manhattan made with Texas craft whiskey. Next, the ultimate winter dish—Apple Cider Pork Belly nestled atop Maple Butternut Squash puree.…

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