A foolproof daiquiri in a long-stemmed glass.

The Foolproof Daiquiri

That froufrou blender drink dolloped with whipped cream? Imposter. This is what you really want. Rum, lime juice, and just a touch of something sweet.

A ceramic bowl filled with chilled tomato soup with feta and olives and a stack of three white plates topped with feta, olives, and basil.

Chilled Tomato Soup with Feta and Olives

This shockingly stunning chilled soup–not to be confused with gazpacho, mind you–has ample oomph to compensate for lackluster tomatoes. But when made with in-season heirlooms?

Crepes for Crepe Day

Crepes are all the rage on La Chandeleur, the annual French celebration of the humble-noble treat. Festivities, games, and, of course, much crepe eating ensue.

Kettle Corn

Old-Fashioned Kettle Corn

Kin to caramel corn, this kettle popcorn made with a touch of sugar is much more subtle in its salty sweet allure. Try to stop at just one handful.

Herb-Marinated Olives

Herb-Marinated Olives

Those requisite olives that you plonk on the coffee table before company comes just got more respectable but no more troublesome.

King Cole Bar

New Year’s Eve Cocktails

New Year’s Eve drinks set the tone for the night, so kick off your next 365 of them with one of these sophisticated Cary Grant-Deborah Kerr libations.

Christmas Dad

Bourbon Milk Punch

Hello Christmas! Here milk, bourbon, vanilla, and ice cream are whirred in a food processor for a festive drink. A sprinkle of cinnamon is the crowning touch.