About Marie Simmons

Marie Simmons

Marie Simmons is a food writer, recipe developer, and cooking teacher. A longtime columnist for Bon Appétit and the Los Angeles Times, she has also contributed to Cooking Light and Food & Wine. Simmons is the author of more than two dozen cookbooks, including Fig Heaven, The Amazing World of Rice, and the James Beard award-winning The Good Egg.

A wooden bowl of green bean and potato salad with pesto, almonds, and tomato

Green Bean and Potato Salad with Pesto

Pasta may be the most classic destination for pesto, although it’s definitely not the only one. Here we swap pasta for potatoes for a light and lovely pesto potato salad.

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Endive leaves stuffed with cream cheese spread with smoked salmon with chopped chives on top

Cream Cheese Spread with Smoked Salmon

A simple recipe for a delicious cream cheese spread filled with dried figs, smoked salmon, and walnuts. It’s spooned into endive boats for a killer nibble.

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