appetizers

Bacon And Scallop Empanadas Recipe

Pair your craft beer with a savory fried empanada
Mar 24, 2014 3:00 pm
fried scallop empanadas

In honor of Craft Beer and Spirits Week, I created a dish to pair with one of my favorite styles of beer: the Belgian tripel. It's a hoppy, malty ale with a boozy punch up to 9% ABV, and makes me crave bacon-wrapped scallops. Adding a crispy fried element really pulled the whole pairing together. Recipe and pairings, after the jump.

Cheesemonger Four-Cheese Nachos Recipe

Make your own fancy cheese blend for haute nachos
Mar 4, 2014 2:00 pm
cheesemonger nachos
Photo: Francoise Villeneuve

When I was working as a cheesemonger, I used to make this four-cheese nachos dish at the end of the day with odds and ends from the case. Experiment with different cheeses and have fun — but try and avoid blue and goat cheese. This is a great snack for movie night, and a good use for those cheeses that have been knocking around in your fridge for a few days. The recipe and technique, right this way...

12 Show-Stopping Hors D'oeuvres For Your Oscars Party

Don't hold back now — you're up for Best Host!
Feb 28, 2014 4:30 pm

Now is not the time to break out the chips, salsa or guac. The Oscars are this Sunday, March 2nd, and that means it's time for fancy snacks and desserts. And for some, a red carpet. But for us, 12 bites that are as impressive to behold as they are to eat, from the cheesy to spicy to salted triple-chocolate.

25 One-Bite Snacks For New Year's Eve Partying

Caviar, prime seafood, truffles. We got 'em all!
Dec 31, 2013 12:00 pm

Right about now you very well could be scrounging around the Internet for a kickass New Year’s Eve party recipe. Well, the Internet gods have spoken and you’ve arrived at the right place. Tonight is the big night, but this doesn’t mean you need to eat big. For the most part NYE is a bite-bite-bite holiday (also, with a little glug-glug-glug), as...

Last-Minute Christmas Party Recipes You Can Make In A Hurry

Unexpected guests? Feed 'em good, it's party time!
Dec 24, 2013 1:00 pm

It happens without fail every year — your guests are early (or totally unexpected) and hungry! Good thing they're at your house though, cause you know how to feed people right. Maximize your time outside the kitchen with these simple to prepare yet upscale appetizers to go with the booze we're sure they brought along. It's a holiday party, right? 

16 One-Bite Appetizers That Are Not For Wussies

Hello passed appetizer season! Let's fill up.
Dec 10, 2013 5:00 pm

With holiday parties taking over the calendar for the next three week, let us observe that we are smack dab in the middle of one-bite appetizer season. We’re talking about the kind of apps (called canapés to some) that you find piled near the punch bowl. Here’s the thing about appetizers: they oftentimes don’t fill you up. But you can bet these will.

Thanksgiving Practice Round: Soups And Starters

Master these great Thanksgiving starter recipes now
Nov 20, 2013 3:00 pm

We're all eager to get to the main course, okay? We thought about turkey on the long journey to your house, stuffing at the wine shop, pumpkin pie while were pulling into the driveway, but we're not quite there yet. Don't just dive into your Thanksgiving feast like a barbarian, start it off in a civilized and delicious manner with any of our excellent soup or starter courses. We've included a generous handful of each. Get started!

We're In The Thick Of Football Season. Time For Deep-Fried Snacks!

Fry, dip, crunch and enjoy the game a little more
Oct 24, 2013 12:00 pm

If you happen to be a Kansas City Chiefs or Alabama Crimson Tide fan, the football season has been going pretty great for you. Giants or Florida Gator fans, you should probably just pack it up and start thinking about baseball season. Missouri? Hey, nice job Missouri! But the point here is that we’re smack in the middle of football season, which means you may have already exhausted your short (though reliable) repertoire of tailgating recipes. Let us help.

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