Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks

Cheese and Potato Cigars

Makes about 20 small-bite servings These crispy little bites can be filled with spare mashed potatoes for a Thanksgiving appetizer, or leftovers for a next-day reward for a busy host! Though they are best fried, you can brush them with oil and bake them at 425°F for a little less […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks

Chorizo-Stuffed Mushrooms

Makes 8 servings To make a savory filling for stuffed mushrooms, sausage and ham are added to the chopped stems, along with onions and garlic. The mushrooms are then topped with breadcrumbs or a combination of grated cheese and crumbs. For even cooking, quickly sauté the mushroom caps in olive […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks, Breakfast and Brunch

Citrus-Cured Salmon

Makes 24 servings Curing salmon at home is an easy project that makes for a big presentation at a special brunch. Serve the cured salmon with toast and your favorite pickled accompaniments, alongside your softly scrambled eggs, or with plenty of cucumbers and hard-boiled eggs. Ingredients 1 (24 oz) salmon […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks

Corn Dogs

Makes 8 servings These corn dogs are a little bit different than the fluffy, cakey kind you find at your county fair. In this version, the cheesy coating is not sweet and is all crunch! If you find your coating is a little too thick or thin, just add buttermilk […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks, Side Dishes

Eggplant Caponata

Ingredients 1 eggplant (about 1 lb), peeled and cut into small dice 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into small dice 3/4 cup minced onion 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cups canned diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons basil […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and Snacks

Fava Bean Purée

Makes 3 cups Serve this purée as a dip, alongside spring veggies, crusty bread, or toasted pitas, or as a sauce for grilled fish or roasted chicken. Ingredients 2 lb fresh fava beans 1 cup olive oil Juice of 1 lemon Salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste […]