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Video: Le Creuset Stages A Cheese Board War!

And we, unsolicited, narrate the whole charade.
Sep 19, 2014 10:00 am

Le Creuset, the cast-iron cookware royalty that governs all others, just released this stop-motion video for its new Wine & Cheese Collection. For normal folk, it's simply an eye-catching few moments of appetizer porn. For me, however, it's an epic battle to the death, because it's Friday. Watch the video, then find out what actually happened at this otherwise classy cocktail shindig.  

Is This For Real? Pigs In Pimento Cheese Blankets Recipe.

Start the party with these pigs in blankets
Sep 18, 2014 12:00 pm

Let's hear it for pimento cheese, that quintessential Southern appetizer of delicious cheddar made tastier and spreadable via mayo and cream cheese and flavored with pimentos and...well, anything else. It's also incredibly versatile — check out Pimento Cheese, the new cookbook from Perre Coleman Magness, author of blog The Runaway Spoon. Welcome to the marriage of two beautiful things: pigs in a blanket and delectable pimento cheese.

Mini Stuffed Lamb Meatballs With Pomegranate Glaze Recipe

Sweet and sour lamb meatballs packed with feta
Sep 16, 2014 12:00 pm
feta stuffed lamb meatballs recipe
Photo: Alexandra Winsby

These mini stuffed lamb meatballs are just about everything you could ask for in a one-bite party snack: meaty, cheesy, tangy, savory and sweet all at the same time. Do not underestimate the amount of these people will eat, particularly the ones who realize they love ground lamb all of a sudden after years of claiming not to like lamb.  

Spinach and Feta Potato Skins Recipe

Dig into these crispy, cheesy potato skin "fries"
Sep 8, 2014 12:00 pm
spinach and feta potato skins
Photo: Alexandra Winsby

I love potato skins, but the combination of bacon, melted cheddar and melting sour cream can actually be a little too much even for a dish that's meant to be shameless. Don't shoot, I'm only human. Instead, I load my potato skins with creamy homemade spinach feta dip, sprinkle with parmesan and broil 'til crispy on top. That way you can eat more of them. 

Here Are The 40 Tailgating Recipes You Should Be Cooking This Football Season

Chow on sliders, salsas, sausages, skewers & more!
Aug 29, 2014 10:00 am

We've been ready to kick off football season for months! Beyond the never-ending entertainment and chance to lose all our money in fantasy pools, the season stars some of our favorite food of the year. Check out 40 recipes we can't wait to churn out, then not leave the couch for a while.  

Pump Up Your Picnic: Kimchi Deviled Eggs

Tangy, spicy deviled eggs (with a secret twist)
Jul 23, 2014 3:00 pm
kimchi deviled eggs recipe
Photo: Mark Shaw

You may recall my zero-effort kimchi pickled eggs. You can make this recipe with regular boiled eggs or my magical spicy ones. Either way you're in for some fermented cabbage goodness. Kimchi and eggs are a natural pairing. The acid and heat cut the richness of the yolk, so it's only natural that during a deviled egg-inventing rampage I went with something like this.  

A Toast! 15 Recipes For Simple, Delicious, Party Starting Crostini.

Toast, crostini, bruschetta, tartines and more!
Jul 16, 2014 12:00 pm

Today, we're celebrating toast, crostini, tartine, bruschetta, a sandwich that was toasted too much, you name it, we're toasting it. Check out 15 ideas for bread that's so eager to be toasted it doesn't even need a toaster. That delicious pot of soup you made? It needs a toast point. Your fresh summer tomatoes need basil, olive oil and a vehicle for getting to your mouth. And we have solutions for it all. Grab a serrated knife and get ready for crunch time. 

Tobiko And Chive Deviled Eggs Recipe

Get ready for picnic-friendly egg-on-egg action
Jul 14, 2014 2:00 pm
tobiko deviled eggs
Photo: Mark Shaw

I love a great blank canvas, and deviled eggs are just that. Their twist-friendly format just begs for specialty ingredients like truffles, exotic spices and caviar. Or in this case, a much more affordable option found at any Asian supermarket: tobiko, flying fish roe. You may have seen it adorning your sushi, but wait til you see what it does to this picnic classic. Prepare to impress your guests. 

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