A plate of sweet potato salad sprinkled with cracked pepper, chopped parsley, and pickled pepper relish

Sweet-Potato Salad

For this potato salad recipe, sweet potatoes and a homemade pepper relish are tossed in a dressing full of garlic, mustard, olive oil, and lots of parsley.

Gorgonzola Custards with Pears

Gorgonzola Custards with Pears

Voluptuous Gorgonzola custards, called sformati, share a plate with thin slices of pears and watercress tossed in a vinaigrette. The custards can be baked ahead, so entertaining is easy.

A loaf of tomato-goat cheese terrine--garlicky goat cheese layered with red and yellow tomatoes and arugula on a cutting board

Tomato-Goat Cheese Terrine

Heirloom tomatoes–both red and yellow–and salad greens add layers of color and flavor to this terrine filled with silky, garlicky goat cheese.

Mixed green salad with a slice of baguette and got cheese on top

Goat Cheese Salad

In this French salad, wonderfully earthy tasting goat cheese mixes beautifully with really fresh salad leaves, crunchy walnuts, and good, spicy olives.