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Lamb Sliders with Tzatziki

In APPETIZERS/COCKTAILS, Main Dishes, Recipes by Frances Largeman Roth

Lamb tends to be polarizing – you either love it or hate it. We love it. I find that because it’s so naturally flavorful, you really don’t need to do much to it. I don’t have a full-size grill right now, and these sliders make me miss it more than I can say, but a grill pan still produces really excellent results.

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Meyer Lemon Pound Cake

In Desserts, Recipes by Frances Largeman Roth

This delicious and versatile cake can be enjoyed on its own or topped with fresh berries. And if you have any left over, it makes an incredible French toast.

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Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Orange and Walnuts

In Recipes, Sides by Frances Largeman Roth

People are finally warming up to Brussels sprouts and I couldn’t be happier. I have always loved them, but I remember heading to the Dupont Circle farmer’s market when I lived in Washington, DC, and discovering that the diminutive cabbages actually grow on branches! I was so eager to pedal home on my mountain bike (with the sprouts poking out of my basket) to cook them up. I guarantee that you will be able to convert any remaining sprout-phobes with this enticing dish.

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Nutty Chocolate Bark

In Desserts, Recipes by Frances Largeman Roth

You might have to kick everyone out of the house when you make this recipe. The aroma of melting chocolate is usually too much for my husband to bear, and I find him circling me in the kitchen, hoping I’ll let him lick a spatula or catch a few dribbles from the pot. This bark is really easy to make, but is quite impressive. Make a double batch for a neighbor or your tough-to-impress mother-in-law.

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Double Blue Scones

In Breakfast, Recipes by Frances Largeman Roth

My first experience making scones was—believe it or not—on an island in the Great Barrier Reef. I was on a scuba excursion that was set up through the university I was attending in New South Wales, Australia. While staying on Lady Musgrave Island, the small boat we were using to take us out into deeper waters drifted away, so we had plenty of time on our hands to cook. I don’t recall exactly how we managed to make the scones, but I do remember that they had dates in them and were delicious. This version is equally good, and you don’t need to be stranded on an island to enjoy them.