Black-Eyed Peas with Spinach Recipe

Black-Eyed Peas with Spinach

After trying this Southern good-luck charm of black-eyed peas, we say forget the luck. Just pass more of these peas, please.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Basic White Cake

Basic White Cake

We beg to differ with the name of this fetching creation, as it’s far too easy to mistake “basic” for “blah.” Far more fitting, we think, is “best white cake.”

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 57
Black Velvet

Black Velvet Cocktail

There’s a reason this effervescent communion of stout and champagne has the word “velvet” in the title. It’s sooooo smooth and subtly sophisticated. Sip for yourself.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
Hot Spiced Wine

Hot Spiced Wine

Your mother-in-law may frown upon you teetering around with a martini in hand. But strolling about with a cup of spiced wine? Soooo much more socially acceptable.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 9
Goat Cheese with Honey

Goat Cheese with Honey

This little ditty is simplicity itself. Drizzle fresh, creamy goat cheese with a little honey and behold the loveliness of sweet, sweet synergy.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 1
Herb-Marinated Olives

Herb-Marinated Olives

Those requisite olives that you plonk on the coffee table before company comes just got more respectable but no more troublesome.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Chicken Liver Pate

Arlington Chicken Liver Pâté

Larded with bacon, freckled with hints of fresh parsley and cilantro, and left pleasingly, old-fashionedly chunky, this country-style pâté redefines refined.

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Seared Foie Gras with Grapefruit Reduction

Pan-Seared Foie Gras with a Chardonnay-Grapefruit Reduction

Late-harvest Chardonnay lends balance to this luxe little number. Best reserved for when you truly, madly, deeply love your guests.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Sgroppino

New Year’s Eve Cocktails

New Year’s Eve drinks set the tone for the night, so kick off your next 365 of them with one of these sophisticated Cary Grant-Deborah Kerr libations.

Pistachio-Feta-Orange Cocktail Cookies Recipe

Pistachio-Orange Cocktail Cookies

These savory-sweet cocktail cookies are simple to make yet pack a wallop of flavor. Set them out as a pre-dinner nibble when you want something fetching.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4
Maple Leaf Cocktail Recipe

Maple Leaf Cocktail

For this boozy cocktail, bourbon, maple syrup, and lemon juice are shaken and served with a cinnamon stick garnish. Autumn sipping, anyone?

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 5
Low-Calore Green Goddess Dip

Svelte Green Goddess Dip

This evocatively named dip isn’t the same as the one of yore. It’s got the same sumptuous taste, the same creamy texture, the same luminous color, just not the same calorie count.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 7
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