Don't be deceived by the modest appearance of this eggnog cake. Emma shared a slice with me during a visit this week, and I immediately began plotting seconds. It's creamy and moist inside, with the eggnoggiest of glazes on top — a little nutmeg, a little booze. This is my pick for a new holiday classic.

In addition to that dreamy cake, we had some delicious recipes this week. There was braised chicken in a creamy sauce, over pasta. There was a tutorial on making a picture-perfect loaf of challah bread, and a very pretty relish of pomegranates and olives. There was a lentil pocket recipe for those of you traveling these coming weeks, and a boozed-up peppermint toddy for those of you staying put. Something for everyone!

Whipped Eggnog Loaf Cake
How to Make Challah Bread
Peppermint Coffee Toddy
Campari Mint Spritz
Creamy Braised Chicken with Pappardelle
Pomegranate Olive Relish
Spiced Lentil, Sweet Potato & Kale Whole Wheat Pockets

Last Week's New Recipes: Soft Caramel Candies, Pulled Pork Tacos, Savory Granola, Chocolate Fudge, Turkey Noodle Casserole & Fig and Olive Tapenade

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