Pear, Arugula, and Pancetta SaladBy TimA few simple ingredients come together in an unexpected way to create a delicate beginning for a luxurious dinner.The Ultimate Peanut Butter Sandwich CookiesBy TimA sandwich cookie takes more effort than a drop cookie, because you have to make both cookies and filling. In addition, this recipe involves a chilling step and requires the cookies to be double-panned. But the results are worth it for the best-textured peanut butter cookie with the creamiest peanut filling.Holiday Biscotti with Cranberries and PistachiosBy adminThe pleasingly chewy biscotti are coated on one end with white chocolate. In our test kitchen, imported white chocolate, such as Perugina or Lindt, yielded the best results.Key Lime CheesecakeBy TimReminiscent of Sara Lee's 1950s-era graham-cracker and sour-cream cheesecake, this version features a thick layer of delicious sour cream atop the creamy filling and tart Key lime custard.Tropical Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese FrostingBy TimThis cake can be prepared one day ahead. Sweetened cream of coconut is available in the liquor section of most supermarkets.Goat Cheese & Fig Cake w/Fig MascarponeBy TimThis light-as-can-be buttermilk cake has an easy sophistication, its Sherry-spiked berries harmonizing with the tangy cream.