Appetizers

A round vegetable galette, with one slice cut out of it

Vegetable Galette

Because who doesn’t want pie for dinner?! And this vegetable galette gets it exactly right with a buttery crust, a creamy cheese sauce, and oh-so-sweet roasted veggies.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
Four delicate Stilton Walnut crackers, edges rolled in chopped walnuts, on a parchment-lined sheet pan

Stilton and Walnut Crackers

Perhaps the simplest and most sophisticated dinner party precursor ever. Just make the savory shortbread dough, freeze, slice, and bake. You’re welcome.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 13
A small reck crock of easy chicken liver pate, nearby a baguette and and a hunk of bread smeared with pate

Easy Chicken Liver Pâté

Satiny smooth and ridiculously rich, this elegant spread is begging to be schmeared on rustic white bread and accompanied by a glass of riesling, whether as an impressive hors d’oeuvres or a simple winter supper.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Two smoked trout crostini--toasted rustic bread with a flack of smoked trout and sour cream--on green wood table

Smoked Trout Crostini

Easy. Uncomplicated. Elegant And able to jump tall buildings in a single…oh, wait, we’re confusing this recipe’s super powers with another character’s. Although this recipe does deserve to be considered a caped crusader.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A yellow bowl of cowboy caviar--black-eyed peas, corn, red onion, tomato, red and yellow pepper by Dorie Greenspan

Cowboy Caviar Salad

Eating healthy was never so easy—or mingled so nicely with tortilla chips and beer.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A bowl of chicken soup with dumplings, topped with fennel fronds, along with red pot and bowls

Chicken Soup with Dumplings

A cross between classic Jewish dumpling soup and Italian la minestra, this lovely little fusion number is gonna upend your notion of chicken soup in the best possible way.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Shrimp Risotto

Shrimp Risotto

Super-size-me shrimp stud this creamylicious risotto which takes its astoundingly complex taste from simple shrimp shells.

  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 24
A pile of Portuguese peixinhos da horta (tempura green beans) draining on brown paper in a strainer, a spider spatula nearby

Peixinhos da Horta ~ Tempura Green Beans

Portuguese peixinhos da horta. Tempura green beans. Whatever you call them, they’re disturbingly easy to toss back one after the other while standing at the stove. And that’s not a bad thing in our book.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Yellow Pea and Coconut Milk Soup

Yellow Pea and Coconut Milk Soup

With its layers of textures and colors, this soupy stewy concoction is far more enticing than the name would have you believe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 11
Cheesy Fish Crackers

Cheesy Fish Crackers

No preservatives. No artificial coloring. Just real, honest-to-goodness ingredients—and maybe a little goldfish giddiness.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 12
Puff Pastry Pizza with Balsamic Mushrooms

Puff Pastry Pizza with Balsamic Mushrooms

Note to self: Always have balsamic vinegar in the pantry, puff pastry in the freezer, and a wedge of Brie in the fridge. Because then you’ve always got the makings for this incredibly crowd-pleasing pizza.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 2