Cuisine: American

Spinach Salad with Bosc Pears, Cranberries, Red Onion, and Toasted Hazelnuts

This spinach salad speaks to all the wonderful autumnal flavors of the Pacific Northwest. The new crop of bronzed Bosc pears is piled high at the farmers' market; the hazelnuts have been harvested, shelled, and bagged for sale; and the cranberries arrive from the Long Beach, Washington, coastal bogs.

  By Justin Scheetz

Island Pork Tenderloin Salad1

Special equipment needed: an instant-read thermometer

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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

A sandwich cookie takes more effort than a drop cookie, because you have to make both cookies and filling. In addition, this recipe involves a chilling step and requires the cookies to be double-panned. But the results are worth it for the best-textured peanut butter cookie with the creamiest peanut filling.

  By Justin Scheetz

Triple-Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Chunks of fresh cranberries and dark, milk, and white chocolate chips dress up oatmeal cookies for the holidays.

  By Justin Scheetz

Key Lime Cheesecake

Reminiscent of Sara Lee's 1950s-era graham-cracker and sour-cream cheesecake, this version features a thick layer of delicious sour cream atop the creamy filling and tart Key lime custard.

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Tropical Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

This cake can be prepared one day ahead. Sweetened cream of coconut is available in the liquor section of most supermarkets.

  By Justin Scheetz

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Butternut Squash

Lay the puff pastry over the skillet for a pretty look. Use any brand; the weight may vary, but either way you'll have enough to work with.

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Simple Roast Chicken

This simple roast chicken recipe by legendary chef Thomas Keller is one of the top-rated chicken recipes on Epicurious. It's an essential, delicious chicken recipe any home cook can master and enjoy.

  By Justin Scheetz

Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

If you cut the chicken into smaller pieces before breading, they're nuggets—the guilt-free kind.

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