5 Recipes to Make This Weekend

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On weeknights, we just want to get dinner done, the sooner the better. On the weekend though, we’re ready for a challenge – dishes our friends and family  will be talking about for weeks to come. Here are 5 recipes to help you show your cooking prowess.

If you're planning a multi-course menu, keep things easy for the appetizer round with a light and bright starter. The 12-minute recipe features a simple pesto with peas, garlic, Parmesan and olive oil.

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Charles Masters

Take stuffed mushrooms to the next level with portobellos. In this vegetarian-friendly recipe, the meatiest of mushrooms is stuffed with poblano peppers, scallions, parsley, mozzarella and wheat germ for a flavorful blend in every bite.

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For the main dish, make Giada De Laurentiis’ 5-star recipe for osso buco, which are veal shanks braised in a flavorful sauce of white wine, vegetables, tomato paste, chicken stock and a bouquet garni of rosemary, thyme, bay leaf and cloves.

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Anna Williams

Go rustic with a show-stopping tarte tatin, a French upside-down pastry. This savory take on the dish is made with earthy root vegetables, which are roasted and baked into a layer of caramel and puff pastry.

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Cookies might seem commonplace but trust us when we say everyone at the dinner table will be more than delighted when you bake and serve this supersized version in a skillet.

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