Pupu Platter

Remember when sitting around and noshing on crab Rangoon and coconut shrimp was the height of chic? Some say it still is.

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  • 50 M
  • 1 H
  • 8

Red Chili and Cheddar Crackers

These can’t-stop-eating-them crackers boast actual aged Cheddar cheesiness. Stain-your-fingers faux Cheez-It-ness just can’t compete.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 9

Broiled Buffalo Wings

These lip-tingling wings boast far, far fewer calories than what you’d get at the neighborhood bar. Not that anyone will notice….

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  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 6

Blue Cheese Dip

Tired of settling for an ordinary blue cheese dip that practically necessitates a search party to locate a stray chunk of cheese swimming in mayo? This one won’t disappoint.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0

Mussels Marinara | Cozze alla Marinara

Three ingredients. One pot. And less than 15 minutes from stovetop to table—barely enough time to uncork a bottle of wine or crack open a beer. Somehow, we think you’ll manage.

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 2

Bibb Wedges, Radicchio, Endive, and Blue Cheese Dressing

Remember those insipid wedges of iceberg buried beneath blobs of bottled blue cheese dressing? This salad will erase all such memories.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2

Duck Prosciutto

Pig-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free, this home-cured prosciutto tastes beguilingly, deceptively complex–and who’d have thunk it’s as easy as heck to make?!

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 14

Sauteed Chicken Liver on Toast

Tuscan through and through, this classic first course snazzes up chicken livers with capers, butter, onion, anchovies, and a splash of that other Tuscan tradition.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4

Stilton and Walnut Crackers

Perhaps the simplest precursor to a dinner party ever. Just make the savory shortbread dough, freeze it, slice it, and bake it at the very last second. You’re welcome.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 6

Grilled Porcini Mushrooms with Mint and Garlic

Boletus edulis—that’s the fancy-pants name for porcini—is hardly a come-hither sort of name, but with a taste like this, who cares?

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  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

Smoked Whitefish Brandade Recipe

Turns out an old brandade can learn new tricks. Here smoked sable stands in for salt cod, bringing a smoky richness to the garlicky potato purée–to great effect.

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  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • 2

Sausage and Chutney Picnic Puffs

This easy-to-make, easy-to-transport picnic fare appeases the robust appetites of gents as well as the dainty sensibilities of ladies. Don’t mind if we do.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Shrimp with Three Dipping Sauces Recipe

Shrimp and longnecks. There’s little else a summer shindig requires, except perhaps these eminently easy dips.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 5

Spanish Gazpacho

Puree tomatoes, cukes, bell peppers, bread, vinegar, garlic, and olive oil until smooth, toss in the fridge until mind-numbingly cold, then slurp and sigh.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 1
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