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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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Charred Cauliflower & Shishito Peppers

Shishito peppers are delicious with roasted cauliflower and a zesty dressing.

Recipes

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,…

Food

Shrimp Toasts

Brandon fries these sandwiches in clarified butter so the toast doesn’t burn while preserving the delicious flavor. To make clarified butter, you’ll need to bring melted butter to a simmer in a small pot to allow the water and milk solids to boil off, or you could buy ghee.

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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.

Food

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.

Recipes

10 Best Hors d’Oeuvres For Holiday Parties

These bite-sized recipes are guaranteed crowd-pleasers!

Food & Entertaining

Mini Chowder Crab Cakes Recipe

Easy holiday appetizers.

Cooking

Anna Olson’s Mini Chowder Crab Cakes

Just in time for holiday entertaining!

Down South

Blue Crab Beignets With White Rémoulade Sauce

Crispy seafood to please a crowd.

Cocktail Party

Rich Pork And Cornmeal Tamales Recipe

A Mississippi take on spicy tamales.

Richard Bertinet

Onion Tartlets Recipe

Savory tarts to serve at your next cocktail party

starter

Fresh Peaches, Smoked Mozzarella & Aged Balsamic Recipe

A light starter with a smoky cheese.