Oysters. Friends. Champagne. And these shucking instructions. What more could you possibly need?
We think you’ll come to understand our giddiness about this effervescent elixir the second you take a sip.
An Italian classic. And it’s ridiculously easy to make at home with just lemons, sugar, vodka, and a little patience.
Practice proper Southern gentility by whipping up a batch of that classic crowd-pleasing party must, pimento cheese.
Not that we have anything against bubbly. Gosh, no. But ounce for ounce, this is a far more budget-conscious cocktail.
Cranberries and sugar. Two things you probably have in abundance at the moment. May as well put them to extra sparkly use.
The Christmas cookie that celebrated pastry chef Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar fame just can’t imagine life without.
Sangria, dressed in white, with the help of Riesling, honey, sharp ginger liqueur, sweet Meyer lemon juice, and fall fruits.
After trying this Southern good-luck charm of black-eyed peas, we say forget the luck. Just pass more of these peas, please.
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.”
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.
This little ditty is simplicity itself. Drizzle fresh, creamy goat cheese with a little honey and behold the loveliness of sweet, sweet synergy.
Those requisite olives that you plonk on the coffee table before company comes just got more respectable but no more troublesome.
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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