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Squash Crostini With Whipped Ricotta

If you’re having a hard time finding delicata squash, just substitute with acorn squash.

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Smoky Skillet Shrimp

This recipe is the love child of Shrimp Scampi and a Spanish-style shrimp tapas. Fast, delicious and saucy, these shrimp are best served with crusty bread.

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Zesty Whipped Feta Dip

Roasted garlic and fresh lemon add nutty depth and bright flavor to this addictive Zesty Whipped Feta Dip. Look for roasted garlic where you buy olives and antipasti, or trim the top of two heads of fresh garlic, drizzle with olive oil, wrap in foil and bake for 40 minutes,…

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7 Restaurant-Worthy Recipes For Your Next Cocktail Party

Restauranteurs Sarah Keenlyside and Brandon Olsen invite you inside their stylish soirée.

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Seared Duck With Prune & Endive

This is a great recipe for a cocktail party. Guests can assemble bites as they wish!…

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Seared Scallops & Artichokes

The numeral 10/20 refers to the size of scallop (10–20 scallops per pound). Look for Espelette pepper at gourmet stores, or online through The Spice Trader.

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Cheese Fondue With Fried Bread

For this recipe, it’s important that the wine mixture doesn’t get too hot or your cheese will separate and curdle.

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Roasted Onion Dip

It’s tempting to stir the onions while caramelizing, but be patient and leave them untouched until they take on that rich, dark colour in the pan…

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Grilled Lamb Kebabs With Mint Raita

If you can’t cook these kebabs over a charcoal grill, cook them on the stove in a well-oiled cast-iron pan on high heat for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.

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Pintxos Of Grilled Shrimp, Mushroom, Leek And Romesco

Buy pumpkin seeds already toasted or toast in a 350°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Romesco sauce can be made up to 2 days ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator. Use wild leeks if you can find them, otherwise green onions are fine.

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Loaded Butternut Squash Queso

Try this Loaded Butternut Squash Queso recipe from the cookbook Love & Lemons Every Day. As soon as I graduated from college, I moved to Austin (a.k.a. the land of queso) to be with my now-husband Jack. Whenever we’d get together with friends, there would always be queso,…

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Ina Garten’s Filet Of Beef Carpaccio

Try this recipe for Filet Of Beef Carpaccio from Ina Garten’s new cookbook, Cook Like A Pro. I think raw beef carpaccio is a little boring. Searing the beef briefly and adding a drizzle of Caesar dressing makes it so much more flavorful.

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Bouq Émissaire Cheese With Sautéed Figs And Walnuts

If you can’t find this cheese, another semisoft goat’s milk cheese like Grey Owl can be substituted. Allowing the cheese to come to room temperature prior to serving is key to bringing out its flavor — and also makes it perfect for scooping up with a cracker!…

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s Charred Cherry Tomatoes With Cold Yogurt

Try this recipe for Charred Cherry Tomatoes With Cold Yogurt from Yotam Ottolenghi’s new cookbook, Ottolenghi Simple. One of the beauties of this dish lies in the exciting contrast between the hot, juicy tomatoes and fridge-cold yogurt, so make sure the tomatoes are straight out of the oven and the yogurt is…

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Hummus With Charred And Raw Asparagus

Home-cooked chickpeas are preferred to canned for this recipe but, if you’re in a rush, canned will do. Be sure to rinse the chickpeas thoroughly before preparing the hummus.