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Bacon Basil-Wrapped Shrimp Recipe

Add fresh herbs to awesome smoky bacon shrimp
Oct 11, 2013 12:00 pm
Photo: Mark Adams

When you're not making fun of the Paleo diet, it's actually a pretty effective way to shed pounds and learn to eat healthier without sacrificing your favorite bacon. Uh, food. Grab this reliable book of Paleo-hacked comfort food and prepare to fill up on protein. First up, bacon-wrapped shrimp and the Paleo diet go together beautifully.

Classic Shrimp Cocktail With Tequila-Lime Sauce

Fancy addictive finger food dates back a century
Aug 27, 2013 4:00 pm
Photo: Ted Axelrod

For many, many years, shrimp cocktail was the start to any great restaurant meal. History takes it back to the early 1900s. Talk about a dish that has never gone out of favor! I can’t think of a single event I have catered where the shrimp cocktail platter was not the first thing to disappear.

Wasabi Edamame Schmear Recipe

Fresh blended soybean dip with a spicy hot kick
Jun 10, 2013 3:01 pm
edamame spread recipe
Photo: Jen Altman

If you're proud of your dip (and you will be if it's homemade), do something about it: bring a batch to every party until you're the "dip person." This spicy, healthy edamame spread is a good place to start. 

Cauliflower 'Caviar' With Frizzled Prosciutto Recipe

Take cauliflower upmarket with this healthy app
May 29, 2013 4:01 pm

With all the amazing meat arriving from the grill during Food Republic's Grilling Month, you may need a light appetizer to kick things off. Cooking Light magazine's new cookbook, Pick Fresh, is a collection of simple preparations of seasonal vegetables. This cauliflower "caviar" is a healthy, flavorful first course.

Mango-Tomatillo Guacamole Recipe

A fruity, tangy spin on our favorite dip, ever
May 13, 2013 4:31 pm

If you're going to eat light, make sure it packs tons of flavor so you don't get to the end of your meal wearing a sad face. Miami-based chef and TV personality Ingrid Hoffman's Latin D'Lite is full of recipes with bold vibrant flavors that won't weigh you down. Lighten up your guac with bold mango and bright tomatillo for a dip you'll want to serve with more than just chips.

Now That The NCAA Hoops Tournament Is Here, It's Time To Get Serious About Food

Easy snacks and cocktails for March Madness
Mar 21, 2013 11:02 am

Here's what to serve if you're hosting any March Madness get-togethers. Easy recipes, beer ideas and more, all designed to get you maximum time in front of the TV watching your favorite team (or keeping an eye on your bracket).

8 Fancy Celebrity Chef Recipes For Your Oscars Party

Delicious celeb chef recipes make everyone a winner
Feb 24, 2013 3:01 pm

You can't properly celebrate all the celebrities on the red carpet tonight without a few recipes from celebrity chefs. Well, you can, but Hot Pockets are significantly less classy and tonight's one of the fanciest nights of the year. Treat yourself.

Wolfgang Puck's Oscar-Worthy Party Snacks

Turn to celeb chef for last minute party prep
Feb 23, 2013 3:02 pm

 

Nobody does the Oscars' Governor's Ball menu like Wolfgang Puck, which is most likely why he's been catering the star-studded shindig for nearly two decades. In honor of the big even Sunday night, we've rounded up our fanciest recipes by the master of food ceremonies himself. Have yourself a fancy little Governor's Ball at home. You're going to need a lot of gold foil. 
 
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