Appetizers

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.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
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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.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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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.

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  • 40 M
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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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
Bowl of onion dip topped with caramelized onions, nearby carrots, radishes, cucumbers on a cutting board

Onion Dip

“The onion dip to end all onion dips.” “Sublime.” “Light years beyond those soup packets.” That’s what folks are saying about this creamy dip that puts to shame all other onion dips you’ve ever dipped, dunked, or otherwise devoured.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 4
Tomato Cheese Tart With an Herbed Crust

Cherry Tomato Tart

The Attack of the Killer Cherry Tomatoes took place at David’s place last summer. [Spoiler alert!] Here’s how it ended.

  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 24
Bowl of batter-covered fried pickles with a jar of dipping sauce nearby

Easy Fried Pickles

Even non-pickle eaters have been wooed by these buttermilk-soaked, hot sauce-spiked, fried-until-crisp little lovelies.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
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Glass bowl filled with garlic shrimp, sautéed with oil, butter, chiles pepper, and garlic

Garlic Shrimp

Dramatically amplify the flavor (and the reactions at the table) when you leave the shells on while cooking these shrimp. And then just surrender to the mess while devouring them.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
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A green plate of grilled fresh figs with country ham wrapped over mascarpone cheese, and blue cheese

Grilled Fresh Figs with Country Ham

Plump figs are slathered with blue cheese and mascarpone cheese, wrapped in southern country ham, and grilled. Consummate finger food before the barbecue.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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Baked Feta

Baked Feta and Figs

“Comes together in no time.” “Immensely delicious.” “A keeper.” That’s what folks are saying about this ridiculously easy yet elegant appetizer (or, who are we kidding, simple summer supper).

  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 8