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A small reck crock of easy chicken liver pate, nearby a baguette and and a hunk of bread smeared with pate

Easy Chicken Liver Pâté

Satiny smooth and ridiculously rich, this elegant spread is begging to be schmeared on rustic white bread and accompanied by a glass of riesling, whether as an impressive hors d’oeuvres or a simple winter supper.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
A tall cool glass of a winter mojito made with rum and a sugar syrup of rosemary, thyme, sage leaves

Winter Mojito

Mojitos in winter? Without hesitation. But only if they’re concocted with dark rum and sage, rosemary, and thyme to lend this classic cocktail a decidedly winter feel.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
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An assortment of chocolate covered pretzels with white and dark chocolate coating and sprinkles

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

An impressive gift or cocktail party nosh with an incredibly satisfying salty sweet thing as well as a lot of bling. And you’re not going to believe how spectacularly simple it is to make them.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H
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A pitcher and glasses of white sangria spritzer, filled with slices of lemons and oranges

White Sangria Spritzer

Crisp white wine, Cointreau, plenty of citrus, and sparkling water collide in this conversation-starting sipper that you can succumb to without regretting it the next morning.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
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
  • 181
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
  • 0
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
Pear and Almond Tart

Pear Almond Tart

French. Foolproof. Froufrou. Fuss-free. Fenomenal. (Work with us.) Rarely does elegance come together with such ease (and alliteration) as this tart recipe.

  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 21
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
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 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