Healthy Sweet Potato Salad Recipe — When heading to a dinner party, I always opt to bring a healthy, hearty dish, something that will change everyone's perspective on what "health" food actually tastes like. I recently was cooking for a table of guests with dietary restrictions ranging from Paleo to gluten-free and all the way to vegan.

A Cauliflower - — I almost never go to a vegetable place - whether it's the supermarket or the shabby vegetable store in midtown or the farmer's market - without buying a cauliflower. It's incredible what you can find to do with them. On Saturday, friends came for lunch.

Soft-Shell Crabs: Three Methods, Four Coatings, Five Sauces — Do not overcook. When the crabs plump up and become firm, they are done, and - unless your heat is too low - this cannot possibly take as long as even eight minutes; if you're deep-frying, three or four minutes will do.

Victoria Sponge Cake — This traditional British layer cake is made up of two buttery, tender spongecake rounds that sandwich a thick layer of jam and, often, a dollop of sweetened whipped cream It's a simple, homey confection that works as well with a cup of afternoon tea as it does for dessert Feel free to substitute other flavors of tart jam for the raspberry

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Chicken and Pumpkin with Dumplings — Asha Gomez moved to the American South from Kerala, a region of southern India This recipe, from her book "My Two Souths: Blending the Flavors of India into a Southern Kitchen," marries Southern-style dumplings made with rice flour and Indian flavors The dish relies on stewing the chicken, a technique common to both cultures

Recipes from NYT Cooking

Modern Chicken Potpie — Here's a radical notion: chicken potpie does not have to be filled with goopy white sauce, carrots and peas Traditional recipes are long on starch and richness, short on flavor This updated version is savory with chicken stock, herbs, and wine (no white sauce needed), easier to make, and still familiar

How to make the ultimate sugar cookie and decorate it like a pro — Mark Bittman, author of "How to Bake Everything," shares a recipe for crowd-pleasing sugar cookies and tips for making them even better.

THE MINIMALIST; For Chicken, A Quick Trick For Roasting — ROAST chicken is one of the most basic dishes in home cooking, but most cooks have problems with it. Indeed, there are a couple of very real challenges: You need high heat to brown the skin, but superhigh heat may burn it. You need to cook the thighs and legs through before the breast dries out.
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