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Easy Easter Egg Nests

By Sandy Hu
The latest from Inside Special Fork

I was mulling the other day, about how to set my Easter table this year. Sometimes I make little Easter baskets out of egg carton cups, fashioning handles from pipe cleaners. I put an Easter egg in each cup and set one at each place. Sometimes I’m happy with a nice bouquet of tulips as a centerpiece, surrounded by real and candy eggs, and a couple of chocolate bunnies.

This year, I was wondering how I could make a festive treat for each guest at the table, but keep the whole production as simple as possible. And I came up with these egg nests.

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Important News from Special Fork

By Sandy Hu
The latest from Inside Special Fork

For most of us, the single biggest decision we make every night is what to eat for dinner. Should we get takeout? Should we cook? And if we cook, what to cook!

That decision is usually made after 4 p.m.

When we founded Special Fork four years ago, we wanted to provide you with solutions: a database of curated recipes that would take no more than 30 minutes of time to prep (cooking may be extra). We created that database with recipes reviewed by Special Fork Food Editors, all experienced food professionals – chefs, magazine editors and recipe developers – who read through each recipe before approving it for our database.

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Christmas Tamale Stuffing

By Andrew Hunter
For The Family Table, a blog for busy families

When I was little I thought stuffing was gross because it was, you know, the guts. My big brother Tony convinced me by whispering, “Yep, Mom really does serve us guts, but don’t tell her I told you!”

Then one Thanksgiving, when Tony was at his girlfriend’s house, I had a revelation … and the truth was miraculously delicious. Since then I’ve made all sorts of stuffings with oysters and figs, roasted shallots and pancetta, sausage, leeks, fennel and roasted peppers, but never with gizzards.

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A Simple Gingerbread Cake

By Ben Mims
For Cooking Newbie, a blog for beginner cooks

This time of year, even folks who’ve never touched a skillet get the baking itch. And how can you resist? The smells of cinnamon, gingerbread, chocolate and everything pumpkin spice wafting in the air instantly make us happier and eager to fill our own homes with that feeling.

In that spirit of conviviality, I wanted to leave you newbie cooks with a ridiculously simple, exponentially more satisfying, and comforting cake for the holidays. I’m hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t love gingerbread, but maybe rolling out cookies or the heavy molasses flavor of dark gingerbreads isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

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Trifle, an Easy Christmas Dessert

By Sandy Hu
The latest from Inside Special Fork

What’s your favorite holiday dessert? In our house, it’s bûche de Noël or trifle. We alternate them from year to year. I love the French yule log cake but it’s much more time-consuming to make than the traditional English trifle.

Trifle is a fitting Special Fork recipe because it’s mostly assembly: layering prepared sponge cake, raspberry jam, macaroons and drizzling with homemade custard that seeps between the layers of cake to make a pudding. Then the whole thing is topped with a layer of toasted slivered almonds and clouds of whipped cream.

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