One of my favorite things about New York is a deli where I can get "real bagel" with cream cheese thick smoked whitefish, trout, salmon. Anything like this in Boston? (e.g. I am not a fan of Finagle a Bagel).
Ridiculously easy yet super impressive (and naturally, delicious), these crispy prosciutto-wrapped asparagus spears are perfect appetizers or cocktail party food.
Cornbread is a Southern staple, and a must with chili. This version is moist all the way through, with a lightly crisped top and a touch of sweetness. Mix in cheese or jalapeños for extra flavor, and feel free to bake as muffins if you prefer.
Sauteed Calamari with Parsley and Garlic
A quick sauté keeps calamari tender, while garlic, lemon, and parsley brighten up the gentle oceanic flavor of the squid. Serve with crusty bread for getting every last drop of the buttery sauce.
Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Perfect roasted potatoes are super easy, and pair beautifully with almost everything. Preheating the oiled pan and thoroughly drying the potatoes help them form a golden crust, while the insides turn creamy. Garlic and rosemary are classic flavors, but you can vary the seasoning based on your meal.
As unconventional as it may sound, this unlikely flavor combination is one for the books. Tangy-sweet bread and butter pickle juice against a salty peanut butter topping makes for a an incredibly rich, balanced ice cream-eating experience.
Homemade mayonnaise is surprisingly easy to make, and since it tastes so much better than store-bought, it may sway even avowed mayo-haters. Plus, you can turn it into all sorts of other sauces and dips.