Squash Pancakes

We quite fancy these unexpected and exceptional little lovelies, which juxtapose sweet and salty, crisp and tender.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0

The Everest Spoons

Soft pillows of different flavors–cauliflower and caviar, smoked salmon, and blue cheese and walnuts–are piped into spoons for these elegant bites.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 0

Olives Stuffed with Ground Beef in Piquant Tomato Ragout

Olives are stuffed with a spicy beef mixture and then simmered in harissa-spiked tomato sauce. How very ’60s.

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  • 40 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 1

Gravlax with Dill Mayonnaise

Gravadlax, also known as gravlax, is thinly sliced salmon infused with dill. And there’s no better way to ensure it’s just how you like it than curing your own.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0

Cheddar-Parmesan Crackers

These crackers are filled with all kinds of cheesy goodness, dry mustard, and a hint of cayenne pepper for heat. Can you say addiction?

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 40 M
  • 4

Shrimp Paste

Shrimp paste is a classic southern treat. Small shrimp is blended with butter, shallots, and spices. Smear the shrimp paste on biscuits or toast points.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Tapenade Trio

These tapenades–green-olive tapenade, black-olive tapenade, and sun-dried tomato tapenade–are a great nibble. Vibrant colors, equally vibrant flavors.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2

Hazelnut Thyme Matchsticks

Hazelnut thyme matchsticks are thin, crisp crackers made with ground hazelnuts, cheese, and butter. The matchsticks are perfect with soup or as a snack.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2

Barefoot Contessa Rosemary Cashews

These warm-from-the-oven cashews are bathed in buttery rosemary, cayenne, and brown sugar goodness. An ideal pre-dinner nosh.

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  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 1

Salmon Mousse Pinwheels

Salmon mousse pinwheels are an elegant way to kick off a tea, cocktail party, or dinner. The pinwheels can be made ahead and sliced just before serving.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2

Spice-Crusted Cheese Truffles

Spice-crusted cheese truffles are an ideal hors d’oeuvre. The truffles, a combo of cheddar and cream cheese, are rolled then tossed in a chile powder.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 0

Thyme, Lemon, and Sea-Salt Shortbread

These savory shortbreads are seasoned with thyme, lemon, and a sprinkling of sea salt. Serve the shortbreads as a snack or as an hors d’oeuvre with wine.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 5

Peppers with Garlic-Anchovy Sauce |
Peperoni con Bagna Cauda

Bell peppers are slowly simmered then served warm with a garlic-anchovy bagna cauda sauce over them. Use leftover bagna cauda on other vegetables.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0

Caramelized Onion and Balsamic Vinegar Bruschetta

For caramelized onion and balsamic vinegar bruschetta, the onion is cooked until brown then drizzled with balsamic vinegar and piled on the bruschetta.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
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