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McIntosh Apple Tart - easier than a pie & just as tasty.
Soft, pillowy, irresistible alfajores.
Halloumi, the cheese you can grill.
Dead easy to make but impressive: marinated cheese (serve w/ crackers as an appetizer).
apple-sour cream muffins with nutmeg, cinnamon, & allspice streusel topping
Curry chicken salad made with roasted chicken leftovers. (Also: make your own chicken stock & homemade chicken noodle soup)
Spicy buffalo shrimp with blue cheese dip & celery.
Carrot, cauliflower, & jalapeno pickle, Indian style--one of many dishes made to celebrate Diwali.
Stuffed mushrooms--elegant enough for a dinner party, easy enough for a football Sunday.
Toasting the end of Gourmet magazine with its own recipe for French 75 cocktails with gin syrup & champagne. [a fig salad, also]
Behold, the mighty onion ring.
The first post in our new football-inspired series, Feelin' Kinda Sunday: fried plantains & guacamole!
my mother's recipe which I'm often begged to share. good news--I have, and it's dead-easy to make!
Homemade granola, two ways.
Honey & chipotle-glazed pork tenderloin served inside Mexican-style tortas.
A dessert with infinite possibilities, plus late-summer kitchen tunes
Chewy amaretti cookies about to go in the oven.
Our cute, young sommelier created his own clever Wine Rating Scale so you don't have to fuss with boring points.
Strawberry, raspberry, & champagne granita.
My friend John is obsessed with this blackberry upside-down cake. It may happen to you, too.
I used sweet Texas peaches, but you could use almost any summer fruit to top this gingersnap-crusted, mascarpone-filled tart.
Forget lemonade--when life hands me lemons, I go straight to lemon squares.
Why mess with a good thing? Simple, good ole' fashioned potato salad.
With some fresh fruit & a little liquor, these bottles quickly transform into a refreshing pitcher of Summer Sangria.
Tastes like summer.
What do pasta salad & James Joyce's Ulysses have in common? They're both classics!
Something different for the summer grill...lamb burgers with dill mayonnaise.
It's electric! Strawberry simple syrup gives this strawberry-basil margarita its bright hue.
Macerating strawberries in balsamic to make the perfect vinaigrette for a strawberry-blue cheese-pecan summer salad.
DIY happy hour with bright, citrus-y, homemade margaritas. Salud!