Perhaps the simplest and most sophisticated dinner party precursor ever. Just make the savory shortbread dough, freeze, slice, and bake. You're welcome.
Whoever made up that silly rule about no white after Labor Day clearly has never stunned dinner guests with vegetables in shades of winter white and palest green.
Think a terrine is tricky to make? Think again. The most difficult aspect of this recipe is shelling some pistachios.
This crowd-pleasing spiced shrimp is served hot, hot, hot alongside a dip that's sigh-inducingly coooooooooool.
Paella arancini. It's a savvy and sassy little appetizer that's based on an Italian classic but tastes contemporary as heck.
Whether you need a no-fail romantic dinner for two or an impressive dinner party for more, here's how to pull it off.
Pasta's lavished with the black-tie treatment here, tossed with creme fraiche and dolloped with caviar, it's elegance defined. Perfect for any need-to-impress occasion.
This luxe little number with a pan sauce reduction of late-harvest Chardonnay is best reserved for when you truly, madly, deeply love your guests.
The quintessential something to sip at an elegant soirée, a large party, or just because it’s a random Tuesday night.
Chocolate bourbon truffles. A brilliant and boozy gift for the chocolate lover who has everything.
Larded with bacon, freckled with hints of fresh parsley and cilantro, and left pleasingly, old-fashionedly chunky, this country-style pâté redefines refined.
Entertaining is a cinch when you have really easy and reliable recipes, like this one, at the ready. Go on, call some friends.
This eminently reliable, no-fuss recipe doesn't ambush you with carving trickery. It's just a simple, supple roast beef tenderloin napped with a slightly boozy but goof-proof sauce.
Blue Cheese Balls14/20
Birthday bashes. Cocktail parties. Thanksgiving dinner. Tuesday nights. These are but some occasions we've watched these disappear.
The Christmas cookie that celebrated pastry chef Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar fame just can't imagine life without.
Mac and cheese goes high falutin' with a drizzle of chichi truffle oil and a few shavings of black truffle. Pricey, perhaps. But well worth it every once in a special while.
We don't know Italian, but we're pretty certain this tart, with its molten filling and brownie crust, translates to "Damn good!"
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..
These shatteringly crisp, undeniably sophisticated potato ruffles--chips, if you will--have no ridges. Nor do they need them. They're intoxicatingly, satiatingly lovely just as they are.
This lovely melding of cheese course and last course becomes even lovelier with a generous pour of port.