Filo-wrapped BrieAt 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.
Recipe: Filo-wrapped Brie
Lamb Shanks with Olives and CapersServe 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.
Sicilian-style StrataHost 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.
Recipe: Sicilian-style Strata
Jerk-spiced Turkey Picnic LoafTry 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.
Recipe: Jerk-spiced Turkey Picnic Loaf
Classic Roast TurkeyMaking a turkey appears daunting, but this three-ingredient recipe only calls for the bird, butter or olive oil, and a Classic Gravy. Serve your favorite stuffing or dressing on the side.
Recipe: Classic Roast Turkey
Louisiana Pecan BallsMake a holiday favorite that reminds us of bite-sized pecan pie slices. Roll the finished, vanilla-infused, cookie in powdered sugar and serve or box up for friends to take home after dinner.
Recipe: Louisiana Pecan Balls
Roasted Fish with Kabocha CoulisGive 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.
Recipe: Roasted Fish with Kabocha Coulis
Rock Creek Lake Fresh Peach PieUse fresh peaches to make an over-the-top dessert. Cream cheese gives the pie a creamy texture, while orange and lemon juices add bright flavor that complements the sweet peaches.
Recipe: Rock Creek Lake Fresh Peach Pie
Sweet-Hot Spiced PecansNothing 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.
Recipe: Sweet-Hot Spiced Pecans
Make the most of the space in your kitchen and put that oft-forgotten oven to work tonight.