Baked Brie should win some kind of prize for Most Impressive Looking Appetizer that Took Almost No Work to Prepare. This is a great appetizer to throw together when you have unexpected guests. Once you have a wheel of brie (the little ones are just fine), you can put it together with stuff from the pantry (frozen puff pastry, nuts, jam).
Be still my heart. I think I would eat these every day if I could. It’s definitely my new favorite munchy type thing. These h’ors d’oeuvres are really easy to throw together on the fly. The outside crust is unbelievably crunchy and flavorful. The inside cheese is warm, creamy, and really smooth. The combination makes for a killer app.
Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s recipes, which will feature a trio of festive holiday appetizers. The best part? You can do a lot of the cooking ahead of time.
This is one of my favorite fruity salsas. The sweetness of the peaches is offset by spicy Serrano chilis, lime, cilantro, and an unexpected party guest: cool, crisp cucumber.
Green almonds have a really short season—sharing that Endangered Spring Vegetable Status with ramps, fiddlehead ferns, and pea greens—from April to about mid-June. You might find them labeled “fresh almonds.”
This is, hands down, the most delicious thing I’ve made in a long time. And the most expensive. And the most time consuming. And the most primally … viscerally … carnivorously satisfying.
As much as I love (love, love) fried food, this is one of my all-time favorite ways to cook chicken. This is my entry into Breakstone’s Triple Churned Challenge. You can vote for my recipes daily—and be entered to win $300!