Hors d'Oeuvres

A white oval plate filled with pot stickers, a pair of chopsticks, and dipping sauce.

Pot Stickers ~ Guotie

What’s that you ask? When’s an appropriate time to serve pot stickers? We honestly can’t think of a time that’s not appropriate.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 13
White pan of 24 orange-red chorizo golf-ball-size meatballs

Chorizo Meatballs

Quite frankly, these remind us why meatballs are a thing of magnificence. They owe their loveliness to chorizo, chili powder, cilantro, and Cheddar.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 34
Crackers topped with pimento cheese.

Pimento Cheese

You can practice proper Southern gentility, no matter where you’re from, simply by whipping up a batch of this classic crowd-pleasing party must, pimento cheese. Then prepare to be your most gracious self as you kindly accept accolades.

  • (6)
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 193
A bowl with creamy green olive dip behind five slices of baguette with dip on one

Portuguese Green Olive Dip

For this dip, green olives are stirred into an eggless ‘mayonnaise’ made with milk, oil, anchovies, garlic, and white pepper. A tasty Portuguese olive dip.

  • (3)
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 53
Cheddar-Parmesan crackers on a black wire rack with a few on a black oval plate beside the rack.

Cheddar-Parmesan Crackers

Who knew that making your own crackers could be so easy?! This dough is a cinch to work with although the results disappear rather frighteningly quickly when there’s wine involved.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 40 M
  • 6
Mushrooms, eggplant, and tomatoes in a bowl and two vegetable antipasti plates.

Vegetable Antipasti Plate

A centuries-old trick for preserving (and, we dare say, vastly improving) a glut of fresh ingredients that would otherwise go to waste.

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  • 1 H
  • 4 H, 30 M
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Blue and white bowl filled with Muhammara, or red pepper walnut spread with a spoon in it

Muhammara ~ Red Pepper-Walnut Spread

Though not as well known stateside as hummus or baba ghanoush, this Mediterranean classic is equally enticing. Let us introduce you to its subtly smoky and sweetly tangy awesomeness.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1
Six chicken caesar salad skewers on a white plate with leaves of red and green romaine and two lemon wedges.

Chicken Caesar Salad Skewers

These subtly flavored chicken skewers deconstruct the classic into separate, simple, spectacular components in weeknight-friendly fashion.

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  • 25 M
  • 55 M
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