Pannelet Cookies with Sweet Potato and Coconut

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) mashed or puréed baked orange-fleshed yam (see Cooks’ Note), such as jewel or garnet
  • 2 cups (6 ounces) unsweetened dried shredded coconut, toasted (see Cooks’ Note)
  • 1 1/3 cups (9.3 ounces) sugar
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup (5 ounces) whole almonds, with or without skin
  • Sugar or Cardamom Sugar (see below) or turbinado sugar for rolling
Special Equipment
  • Cookie sheets, lined with parchment paper or greased; food processor

White Chocolate Buttermint Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 5 ounces white chocolate (high-quality, chopped)
  • 3/4 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

One Pan Roasted Beef Tri-Tip & Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

  • 1 beef Tri-Tip Roast (about 2 to 3 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh cracked black pepper, divided
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper and garlic; press evenly onto all surfaces of beef roast. Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so that tip is centered in thickest part of beef, not resting in fat. Do not add water or cover.
  2. Lightly coat Brussels sprouts with nonstick cooking spray. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Arrange Brussels sprouts around roast in roasting pan.
  3. Roast 425°F oven for 40 to 50 minutes for medium rare; 50 to 60 minutes for medium doneness. Remove roast when meat thermometer registers 135°F for medium rare, 150°F for medium. Transfer roast to carving board; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F to reach 145°F for medium rare, 160°F for medium.) Brussels sprouts should be crisp around the edges and tender. Carve roast into slices. Serve with Brussels sprouts.

Barley, Fennel, and Beet Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked barley (from about ⅔ cup dried)
  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • 2 small golden beets, thinly sliced
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted almonds
  • ¼ cup torn fresh mint
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Toss barley, fennel bulb, beets, red onion, almonds, and mint in a large bowl with oil and vinegar; season with salt and pepper.

Chicken Pesto with Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) cellentani or spiral pasta
  • 2 cups cubed rotisserie chicken
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 container (7 ounces) prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pan. Stir in chicken, tomatoes and pesto; heat through.
  2. Sprinkle with pine nuts.

Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 cups thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) carton 2% low-fat cottage cheese
  • 4 cups hot cooked penne (about 8 ounces uncooked tube-shaped pasta)
  • 2 cups shredded roasted skinless, boneless chicken breas
  • t 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed reduced-fat, reduced-sod