Pickles are usually the easiest thing to put up, and the vinegar-ed recipes in Southern Living's Little Jars, Big Flavors, fall in line. Most of the pickles are simple, familiar choices like dills, bread and butters, and pickled green beans. This pickled turnip with shiso, however, stood out from the rest. Shiso is not ordinarily seen in American pickle recipes, especially from the dill- and mustard-focused South. Still, the lemony leaf makes plenty of sense in these Japanese-esque white wedges.
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Crispy taco shells made out of parmesan cheese, perfect for hors d'oeuvres and appetizers.
Blinis make for an excellent nibble before dinner; the yeasty mini pancakes can cradle just about anything from cheeses to jams to luxe caviar. A sliver of smoked salmon and a dollop of mascarpone cheese may be at the very top of that list. Add roasted beets, star anise, and pomegranate seeds as Yvette van Boven does in Home Made Winter, and you'll have a gem of a dish on your table.
In The Great Meat Cookbook, Bruce Aidells presents a perfect solution to your porky holiday leftovers: Deviled Ham (in this case, courtesy of his wife's Gammy Brown). For the uninitiated, deviled ham is a chilled mayo-rich salad akin to its chicken and egg brethren. Sure it's a bit retro, but there's nothing to say that retro can't taste good.
During fun holiday get-togethers, serve cheesy puffs of savory pastry instead of bread in big baskets down the center of the table.
a fun and festive recipe from the Pepperidge Farm folks - they are the perfect nibbles for any Halloween party. Bake these instead of ordering pizza!
These index finger-sized pastries are rolled and filled with firm, salty, white cheese that oozes as the churros fry.
Fresh tuna, smashed together with fresh tomatoes and basil, olive oil, and salt. The perfect summer feast.
Soft starchy yucca is paired with crisp fried pork rinds a bright and vinegary slaw of cabbage, tomatoes, and onion in this Nicaraguan classic.
What are armadillo eggs? With powerhouse of flavor delivered by these sausage-wrapped stuffed jalapeños, they question should be, what aren't they?
[Photographs: Leela Punyaratabandhu] These shrimp cakes can be served as an appetizer or a main course. Even though at many Thai restaurants in Thailand, these cakes are paired with Chinese-style plum sauce, I prefer to serve them with Thai sweet...
Roasting a set of standard salsa ingredients first may add some time to an otherwise quick process, but it's all for good as the end result retains a freshness while gaining a tomato intensity, some sweetness, and a more mild heat the melds seamlessly throughout.
This week we're going to be sharing what we consider to be April Bloomfield's greatest hits, many taken straight from the menu at The Spotted Pig. At The Spotted Pig, Bloomfield does drinking snacks right, and these Devils on Horseback are the ideal way to soak up whatever you're sipping. Bacon wrapped prunes would be wonderful on their own but in typical Bloomfield fashion, she takes it a step further by plumping the prunes in tea and Armagnac, and stuffing them with tiny bits of tender poached pear. These are the kind of snacks that go fast, doubling the recipe might be a good plan.
It would be a tragedy to go to April Bloomfield's The Spotted Pig and not order at least one round of her exemplary Deviled Eggs. They're just too good not to try, at least once. The thing is, they're not all that far off from the basic recipe, mayo, mustard and paprika are all there, but Bloomfield's added a few tweaks that round out the flavor, giving them an eggy, tangy richness that makes them so irresistible.
[Photograph: Paulette Phlipot] Steamed and sprinkled with a bit of salt, edamame is great for snacking on its own. But it wasn't until we tried Toasted Nori Edamame with Garlic-Chile Oil from Cheryl Sternman Rule's Ripe did we realize its...
These little zucchini rolls may require some patience to get together from start to finish, but their good looks are only bested by the incredible combo of flavors packed into such a small package.
Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin, authors of The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook, adapted this recipe for Oysters Rockefeller from a 1977 edition of The Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant Seafood Cookbook. Over the years the Rockefeller recipe used at the storied Oyster Bar has changed but this one is that would be the closest to the ones that Don and Roger enjoyed.
If one were to host a Mad Men themed get together chances are it would be a cocktail party rather than a sit down affair. And along with all of those Old Fashioned, gimlets, and martinis it's likely that instead of chips and dips or a cheese plate, snacks would come in the form of canapés. The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook is a wonderful source for all sorts of cocktail snacks of yore including these Shrimp Curry Butter Canapés.
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These buns combine spicy mayo, scallions, and pickled bean sprouts. They'd also be great with some hoisin sauce and sliced scallions or sweet Japanese mayo and shredded lettuce.