Make the most of the space in your kitchen and put that oft-forgotten oven to work tonight.
September 29, 2010
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At your next gathering, invite guests to dive into this flaky pastry shell loaded with melted brie cheese, dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and fresh basil. Serve with hearty crackers, ideal for loading on the dense appetizer.
Serve a special-occasion meal that's packed with rich Mediterranean flavor. Lemon juice and zest combine with green olives and capers to give the lamb a bright flavor that complements the suggested side, Lemon Couscous.
Host a low-maintenance brunch and serve this make-ahead strata. Prep all the ingredients the night before then bake before your guests arrive. Pair with a mimosa or glass of iced tea for a festive gathering.
Try a new twist on meatloaf and use ground turkey flavored with a range of spices including cinnamon, cayenne, and nutmeg. Molasses adds a welcome hint of sweetness. Serve thick-cut slices on hearty toast with fresh veggies and a slice of prosciutto.
Give the exterior of the halibut filets a crispy coating by browning them in a skillet before baking. Serve atop shelled soybeans and a hearty helping of coulis, a thick puréed sauce made from squash, ginger, and curry powder.
Nothing beats perfectly roasted pecans, so make a few batches and share with friends as hostess gifts or party favors. The mixture of sugar, cayenne, coriander, and cinnamon give the nuts a spicy-sweet flavor that's sure to satisfy as a dessert or mid-afternoon snack.