December 30, 2012 – January 5, 2013

Sparkling Jell-O Mold

Jell-O molds can be as clever and sophisticated as you can imagine. This mold shuns dyes and artificial flavorings to focus on booze and fruit, geling prosecco with white cranberry juice, a bit of sugar and raspberries for a light and refreshing treat. And honestly, what better way to kick off the New Year than with booze & fruit? More

Cacio e Pepe Crackers

Little, buttery, savory rounds flecked with black pepper and flavored heartily with pecorino cheese are excellent before dinner or by themselves. Wrapped in paper and tucked in a decorative box, they're a charming host or hostess gift. More

Beef and Stilton Pasty

Based on the large version of this classic pie, these savory pasties make a great light lunch, or even a hearty snack. The combination of beef and stilton is perfect for this time of year—salty and savory and great for colder weather. This recipe calls for just 1/4 cup of stout, which adds a light malty quality to the filling. But you can try another sort of beer, or even substitute stock if you'd rather drink your beer. More

Pepper Gravy

Pepper gravy—essentially a heavily peppered bechamel that subs bacon grease for butter—is a simple base that serves as a building block to a whole host of other Southern gravies. More