Lime, soy sauce, honey and spicy heat make an intriguing, well-balanced and sophisticated glaze for chicken wings. Take them over the top with creamy green condiment, aji verde, that is equal parts dip and sauce—and the perfect accompaniment to a platter full of wings.
Watermelon is just perfect on its own, especially when it’s prime watermelon season. However you can do so much more with it as well. From watermelon salsa, to watermelon cocktails to watermelon salads, this mega-fruit is more versatile than many people realize!
This sophisticated yet easy appetizer is a great party offering. Whether gluten-free or calorie conscious, these flavor-packed Endive Spears with Sautéed Sweet Potatoes and Bacon will not disappoint!
Seasoned with cumin, coriander, garlic and chipotle chili powder, these easy steak kabobs are a perfect entree for summer entertaining. Paired with the Roasted Red Pepper Pesto, the kabobs are smoky, sweet, juicy, and take less work than your guest will ever guess!
Mussels might seem fancy, but they’re really simple to make at home for a romantic night in. Serve with plenty of crusty bread for dipping into the delicious basil-butter sauce!
Not all deviled eggs are made the same way. These luxurious version of the standard appetizer uses lobster meat and truffle salt to elevate the classic dish. The addition of the Parmesan crisp may seem like gilding the lily but they are so easy to make that you might as well go all out and make them for a stunning presentation and nibbly bite.
Traditionally biscotti are Italian semi-sweet cookies that are served with coffee or tea. There’s no reason these twice-baked treats can’t also be savory! These olive and rosemary biscotti are perfect for an easy make-ahead appetizer for a dinner party or buffet.
Autumn flavors take center stage in this squash crème brulee with flavors reminiscent of pumpkin spice.
Balsamic vinegar adds a subtly hint of tang to the sweet bruleed topping on this pecorino custard. It may be made in advance and served at room temperature, but the topping should not be added and torched until just before serving.
The heady combination of pungent gorgonzola and piney rosemary makes this a memorable and rich start for a meal or the focal point as an entrée for a luncheon or meatless meal. Make them ahead and brulee just before serving.
This unusual crème brulee presents familiar flavors and ingredients in a new way. Roasted garlic adds sweet depth to the parmesan custard to make a hauntingly delicious dish that may just become your new classic.
The combination of turkey and cranberries are obvious to anyone that has sat down for a Thanksgiving meal. But the tart tangy cranberries also work well in a bright and colorful BBQ sauce base for turkey meatballs. This crowd-pleasing appetizer is an excellent addition to any holiday buffet or party. Feel free to use fresh or frozen cranberries for this recipe. And if you can find it, try to use ground turkey thigh meat as it is more tender and juicy.
It is said that the original dish, Oysters Rockefeller, got its name because the sauce was as rich as the richest American, John D. Rockefeller. That may have been a compliment in the late 1800s, but times and tastes have changed. In this version using clams, the flavor of the seafood is enhanced, rather than obscured, by the sauce to allow the ingredients—and the cook’s finesse—to shine.
These baked empanadas are filled with a slightly spiced beef and chorizo picadillo filling that make them perfect for game day or holiday entertaining.
Setting the mood for the upcoming holiday season, this savory tart is sure to dazzle guests with classic fall flavors and creamy, nutty Gruyère cheese – the perfect starter for both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner menus.
Traditional shrimp summer rolls are a great Asian appetizer. This version adds corn and uses Old Bay Seasoning to give it a New England inspired twist. The poaching liquid doubles as a dipping sauce as well. You can find rice paper wrappers and rice stick noodles at Asian grocery stores and the Asian section of well-stocked grocery stores.
Crisp fish cakes made with any variety of seafood, or your own designer mixture, are served with a sweet, tangy sauce with a bite of heat from sweet chili sauce. Perfect with a salad and baguette for a casual family meal!
This Italian-inspired twist on guacamole may just be the talk of the party. Make the chips in advance and combine all the guacamole ingredients except for the avocado several hours ahead. Just before serving, it takes less than 5 minutes to mash the avocados and serve the dish.
It looks especially nice to leave the stems on when you halve the baby peppers. Other greens may be used in place of the spinach; just be sure to cook them until they are tender.
Individual size pizzas topped with creamy mozzarella, bitter broccoli rabe and sweet golden garlic make a robustly flavorful, impressive focus for a meatless meal.