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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..

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 179
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.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
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Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

“Irresistible.” “The perfect combination of sweet, salt, spice, and crunch.” “We. Can. NOT. Stop. Eating. Them.” “Absolutely perfect.” That’s what we’re hearing about these candied pecans.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 22
Apple Pie Moonshine

Apple Pie Moonshine

Become your own bootlegger. Start with vodka, toss in some apples and spices, and wait overnight. That’s it. Then splash it in a punch bowl, pour it into Mason jars or just keep it all to yourself and indulge in a nip once in a while.

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  • 20 M
  • 10 H, 30 M
  • 2
Cooked slices of maple sriracha bacon in a glass

Maple Sriracha Bacon

Maple Sriracha bacon isn’t just the title of this simple recipe, it’s the ingredient list as well. Which means you probably already have everything you need on hand.

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
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Apricot Daiquiris

Apricot Daiquiri

This apricot daiquiri is gonna erase your outdated notion of the daiquiri as a cloying girlie blender drink. And it’s gonna exponentially up your summer entertaining game.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 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
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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Cucumber Gimlet

Cucumber Gimlet

This cucumber gimlet, made with gin, cucumber, simple syrup, and lime, is a classic cocktail with a twist. Or rather, a slice–of cucumber!

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Tall glass of tinto de verano, a read wine with Sprite, and ice cubes

Tinto de Verano

The unofficial Spanish summer sipper, tinto de verano is just as much a classic as sangria. But this one the Spanish keep all to themselves. One sip and you’ll understand why.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 7
A champagne glass of Sgroppino, also called Lemon Chill, on a blue plate

Sgroppino | Lemon Chill

This Italian sipper swirls together vodka, Prosecco, and lemon sorbet to ridiculously satiating, giggle-inducing effect.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
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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A wooden bowl filled with golf-ball-size fried potato and chouriço balls on a wooden tray

Chouriço and Potato Balls

Portuguese tater tots. That’s how we think of this mashup of potatoes, chouriço, and onion that’s deep-fried until crisp and golden on the outside and impossibly airy yet rich on the inside.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 12
Madeleines

Madeleines

Buttery, cake-y, crisp at the edges, and with a slight lilt of lemon, this cookie launched a thousand memories—and a literary masterpiece—for Marcel Proust.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2