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Winter Vegetable Goulash

Goulash, a traditional Hungarian stew, should be thick and rich. In this case, richness comes from a variety of winter vegetables cooked until tender. Be sure to use good paprika here for true Hungarian effect.

Moroccan Carrot Slaw

Ground cumin and coriander lend an exotic note to the creamy dressing for this slaw. In addition to being a delicious side salad, it makes a great topping for burgers and other sandwiches.

Chili-Lime Corn Chips

These spicy chips would be the perfect accompaniment to a homemade guacamole.

Strawberry Long Cake

Everyone’s heard of strawberry shortcake, so why not a strawberry long cake? Perfect for company, this light chocolate cake roll with creamy strawberry filling should impress your guests with its low-calorie profile as well as its looks.

Spiced Caribbean Pumpkin Soup

This flavorful tropical soup is equally delicious served warm, at room temperature, or well chilled.

Curried Red Lentil-Carrot Soup

Mildly sweet carrot juice brings out the flavors of the spices in this curried soup. Look for red lentils in Indian grocery stores.

Cinnamon-Orange Syrup

The cinnamon has a tendency to settle to the bottom of the syrup as it sits, so make sure to stir before using. To make a soda, spoon 1/4 cup syrup into a tall glass. Add 2 ice cubes and 1/2 cup seltzer. Or stir a tablespoon or two of the syrup into hot or cold apple cider, or into iced tea. The syrup also makes a nice pancake topper.

Lemon Curd

Rich, sophisticated, yet simple, lemon curd can go in style just about anywhere: as a filling in pies, tarts (this recipe makes enough for one 9" tart), tartlets, and jelly rolls; between layers of a cake; slathered on scones or warm muffins; or a big spoonful right out of the jar (yum).

Peppery Pumpkin Risotto

A true Italian risotto would be made with a starchy type of rice called Arborio. Here we’ve used brown rice instead, which adds more fiber and makes a risotto with a chewier texture.

Nectarine-Pineapple Chutney

This fresh fruit chutney is delicious served just after cooking, but it will keep well in the refrigerator.