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

Clams Casino

Clams casino, the classic American dish, get a facelift here. The clams get the casino treatment with big shards of bacon, parsley, and garlic.

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  • 30 M
  • 40 M
  • 0

Mad Martinis (Not!)

Writer and cocktail expert Kara Newman is a fan of Mad Men but not its bone-dry martinis. Instead, her cocktail for watching Mad Men is the Fiery Almond.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 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

Baked Mussels with Crisped Bread Crumbs

Bread crumbs. Garlic. Parsley. Olive oil. And a damn hot oven. You can understand why it’s a classic.

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  • 30 M
  • 40 M
  • 1

Avocado-Chèvre Spread

Our avocado-chevre spread is smooth with avocado, goat cheese, garlic, lemon. Spread the avocado-goat cheese mix on crostini, tuna, salmon. Serve as a dip.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0

Southwest Chile Cheese Fondue

This Southwest chile cheese fondue is brimming with chile ingredients, cheese, and spices. This is a fondue with brio. Dip chorizo for a flavor blast.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 6

Roquefort and Walnut Shortbreads

These Roquefort walnut shortbreads are an elegant appetizer. The shortbreads can also serve as cocktail nibbles. Use a quality Roquefort for best results.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Roasted Sweet and Spicy Nuts

These sweet and spicy nuts are addictive, so serve with care. The sweet comes from sugar, the spicy is the result of red pepper flakes. Use any kind of nut.

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  • 5 M
  • 35 M
  • 7

Prosciutto Scallop Pops with Lemon Artichoke Pesto

Plump, juicy scallops are wrapped in Italian ham and grilled to perfection. On top are dollops of an artichoke pesto. An excellent hors d’oeuvre.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Ginger Sake Cocktail “Sushi”

Who woulda thunk it? Cubes of sake-ginger-flavored gelatin sit on thin slices of cool cucumber with candied ginger lending a bracing heat.

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  • 35 M
  • 50 M
  • 1

Lill’pertif

This cocktail of white Lillet, vermouth, and vodka gets a little bite from a garnish of green olives stuffed with pimento. A summer cocktail party must.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0

Smoked Salmon Pizza with Red Onion and Dill

Wanna outclass every other appetizer you know how to make? Try this little number. Deceptively simple, infallibly impressive.

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  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • 0

Grilled Saffron Chicken Skewers

Skewers from the grill turn any gathering into a darn good party, teasing the taste buds with an intensely flavored bite or two.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
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