New Year’s Eve

Soft polenta with forest mushrooms in two metal pots with lids.

Soft Polenta with Forest Mushrooms

Creamy, cheesy, irresistible polenta, similar to American grits, is cooked slowly until impossibly soft and then is topped with all types of sautéed mushrooms.

A baking sheet lined with parchment filled with 10 long, thin crispy cheese sticks.

Crispy Cheese Sticks

With a container full of this cheesy dough, you can roll out crisp bread sticks at a moments notice–but don’t say we didn’t warn you!

A glass gobelet filled with an Adonis cocktail and an orange twist garnish, in front of a painted background.

Adonis Cocktail

The Adonis stunningly draws together vermouth, a couple styles of sherry, orange bitters, and a twist. Created in 1887 and named for a Greek god–now that’s a pedigree.

4 delicate tumblers filled with St. Germain Cocktail with a little ice and a lemon twist, sitting on a silver tray on a marble table.

St. Germain Cocktail

St. Germain, sparkling wine, and soda water. Lightly effervescent, slightly inebriating, and thoroughly enjoyable.

A bowl of butternut queso surrounded by tortilla chips, a hand dipping one into the queso.

Vegan Butternut Queso

A vegan queso dip for anytime you feel like a little snack that’s better-for-you but still super tasty. Perfect for dipping, drizzling, and dousing.

A white rectangular platter with a puff pastry tart filled with caramelized onions, feta cheese, and oregano.

Onion and Feta Cheese Tart

Sweet caramelized onions and Greek feta cheese make this tart an ideal companion with a salad. It’s especially easy with store-bought puff pastry.

A white bowl filled with slices of eggplant, rings of chiles, covered with chopped garlic and purple basil.

Taiwanese-Style Eggplant

A sweet, salty, and spicy eggplant dish that’s even better than takeout. Brining then frying in a blazing hot wok gives it a spectacular finish.