Baked Brie en Croûte

Store-bought puff pastry works best for making this elegant looking baked Brie with apricot preserves. Choose a Brie that is firm and unripe for success.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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Caramelized Onion and Roquefort Tarts

Contrasting yet complementary tastes and textures work their magic in this easy peasy yet oh so impressive first course.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 1

Artichoke Crowns Stuffed with Saffron-Scented Crab

Artichoke hearts are stuffed with a creamy crab salad, topped with bread crumbs, and baked until golden. A great recipe for parties or hors d’oeuvres.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Roasted Eggplant Dip with Spiced Pita Crisps

This variation on baba ghanoush—minus the tahini—allows you to actually taste the eggplant. A simple, sophisticated appetizer for any occasion.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
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French Country Pâté

Cooking pork shoulder, liver, and duck fat with spices, splashes of cognac and wine makes a simple, hearty French country pate. Perfect for entertaining.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 2

Herb-Marinated Olives

Ninety seconds flat brings you this lovely looking bowl of herb-marinated olives. Just toss and serve. Bada bing.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0

Crispy Chicken Skin | Gribenes

For this Jewish recipe, strips of chicken skin and chopped onion are sauteed in a skillet until the skin is crispy and the onion is dark and meltingly sweet.

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  • 20 M
  • 50 M
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Curried Chicken Rolled in Toasted Coconut

The retro combination of chicken, curry, walnuts, and cream cheese in these little bites is impossible to fight. They go down fast, easy, and delicious.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
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Cream Cheese Spread with Smoked Salmon

A simple recipe for a delicious cream cheese spread filled with dried figs, smoked salmon, and walnuts. It’s spooned into endive boats for a killer nibble.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
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Baked Clams

Straight from Umberto’s Clam House in NYC, this recipe for clams topped with bread crumbs seasoned with parsley and cheese then baked is the real deal.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
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Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce

Meatballs may be a cocktail party standard, but this version, dunked in a mint yogurt sauce, is hardly predictable.

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  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 1

Pan-Fried Shrimp with Dill

These sassy fried shrimp are doused with plenty of lemon juice and fresh dill. Greek through and through. Opa!

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
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Mushroom Caps Stuffed with Leeks and Fromage Blanc

Cremini mushrooms are stuffed with a mixture of gently sauteed leeks, Parmesan, fromage blanc, a cheese similar to ricotta, and a drizzle of truffle oil.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
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Individual Meat Pies with Cointreau Marmalade

These meat pies, are true minced meat pies, filled with ground meat–lamb or beef–and dried plums, currants, spices, and a Cointreau marmalade on top.

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  • 40 M
  • 8 H
  • 0
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