These little treats are great to make for the holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions. The recipe can be varied: use your favorite chocolate, nuts, and fruit.
Dazzling Fig N Pig Appetizer
This is Sarah Leah Chase’s favorite recipe in her New England Open-House Cookbook—the one she makes when she wants to bowl over a crowd that shows up for her book signings. It’s a bruschetta descended from heaven—baguette slices topped with a divine combo of quartered figs, blue and mascarpone cheeses, sliced almonds, and pancetta!
Key Lime Bars with Tropical Nut, Gingersnap Crust
We love these because they’re super limey and that plays well against the almond-gingersnap crust, studded with coconut. If you’re tired of pies for Thanksgiving, try these, or make them for any old reason.
Jacque Pépin’s Garlic-Butter Escargot or Shrimp Baked Potatoes
From Faith: Here’s another brilliant idea from Jacques Pépin — making a luscious garlic-butter sauce to load into crispy baked potatoes along with escargot, or shrimp, scallops, or chicken, if you’re turned off by snails. Even better, you fast-cook the potatoes to start in a microwave! You’ll find this in Jacques’ new cookbook, called Jacques Pépin, […]
Anna Tasca Lanza’s Special Pesto
Our featured pesto recipe is in Nancy Harmon Jenkins new cookbook, Virgin Territory, about the culture and practice of making olive oil in the Mediterranean region. Each of her recipes, which are her own or those of her friends, have olive oil as an important ingredient.
Broccoli Rabe Pesto Spaghetti
Not surprisingly, this recipe from the cookbook Downtown Italian caught my attention. It’s the one the chef made at night at home, which explains why it’s not wildly complicated, though it has some steps. I’m talking about Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe Pesto. The balance of slightly bitter broccoli rabe mixed with Parmesan, olives, garlic […]