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Grilled Chicken Satay Skewers

Begin your three-course meals with this famous Thai appetizer!

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Roasted Tomato Soup

This vegan soup is just a simple purée, but it works.

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Simple Toasts

This crostini is easy to make and perfect for using up day-old bread.

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Whipped Ricotta With Figs, Pistachio & Honey Toasts

It's the perfect sweet yet salty starter!

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Lemon Goat Cheese Toasts

A creamy base of yogurt and goat cheese makes the lemon stand out.

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Creamy Forest Mushroom Toasts

This rich combination of flavors is also great in pastas, soups and sauces.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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10 Best Hors d’Oeuvres For Holiday Parties

These bite-sized recipes are guaranteed crowd-pleasers!