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9 Baking Mix Hacks to Transform Basic Dishes into Fancy-Ass Appetizers

Whatever the occasion—Valentine's Day dinner, swanky Oscars party, holiday appetizer cocktail hour—you need some shortcuts, but you sure as hell don't want anyone to know you took them. Use a baking...

April 2019 COTM SFAH: Starters and Sides

by Westminstress 10 months ago

Welcome to April 2019 Cookbook of the Month! Please use this thread to post reports on recipes from the following chapters of SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT: SALADS, p. 215 DRESSINGS, p. 238 VEGETAB...

GOUGERES - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, November 2019

by LulusMom 3 months ago

Welcome to our DOTM reporting thread for November 2019. Our dish this month is Gougeres, and boy is my family going to be excited when they find out. Once again I rely on Wikipedia, which says: a g...

Lexington KY pimento cheese

by jwg 27 days ago

Ok Lexington cooks. You have an outstanding pimento cheese from a market called the Mouse Trap. My SIL brings it as a treat every time she travels to see family and friends. I’d like to try to repl...

Plates Com Tam | Seaside - Monterey Peninsula

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Opened a year ago by the owners of the established Chopstix restaurant, Plates Com Tom offers a more authentic look at Vietnamese homestyle cooking. When I first saw the menu, I was dubious that th...

Danish Christmas Eve

by highlyunlikely 2 months ago

I have undertaken to make a traditional Danish dinner for my half-Danish girlfriend for Christmas Eve: roasted pork with cracklin', red cabbage, carmelized potatoes, and rice pudding. Any recipe r...

Holiday Open House ideas

by prima 2 months ago

It's been a few years since I last hosted a Holiday Open House. This was my standard menu for a few years: Lemon basil shrimp skewers Baked brie Bacon-wrapped dates Stuffed mushrooms (with sw...

Canadian Thanksgiving

by highlyunlikely 4 months ago

We are hosting Thanksgiving this weekend and I haven't cooked a Thanksgiving dinner for years and years so have been combing the CH boards and recipe sites for tips. There will only be six of us, ...

Best Pigs in Blanket (store bought)

by zackly 2 months ago

Forgive me if I asked this before but this is an important issue to me this time of year. Pigs in the Blanket are most everyone's favorite guilty pleasure hors d'oeuvre. The brands around here (sub...

March 2009/July 2012 COTM Fish Without a Doubt: Shellfish Appetizers & First Courses and Chowders, Soups, Stews

foxy fairy
by foxy fairy 11 years ago

**March 2009 Cookbook of the Month** is Fish Without a Doubt by Rick Moonen and Roy Finamore. Please post your full-length reviews of recipes for shellfish appetizers and first courses as well a...

Nibbly bits for an evening meeting

by twodales2 4 months ago

Appetizers. Feeling overwhelmed. Evening meeting at my home tomorrow night. Wine and water will be the beverages. I'm making Trisha Yearwood's Charleston dip. It's hot, cheesy and topped ...

Substitute for refrigerated crescent rolls please

by twodales2 1 year ago

As you must have noticed, many appetizer recipes use Crescent roll dough. I am not a fan. To me they have an artificial or chemical flavor. What would you suggest I substitute in their place? TIA

My frozen spanakopita burst open

by luckyfatima 8 months ago

I made Archer's Farm frozen spanakopita according to the instructions on the back of the box and they came out like this. The instructions say to bake frozen at 425 for 12-14 minutes. They had alre...

Appetizers with Truffle Mac and Cheese and Salad?

by dbedsole77 9 months ago

Hi all, we are hosting a casual dinner party in a couple of days, and I’ve got the menu mostly planned: Black truffle mac & cheese with some home cured bacon alongside a green herb salad with sherr...

Is there a difference between appetizers, tapas & small plates?

by gutreactions 9 months ago

Restaurants and food writers seem mix these terms all the time, but what makes each distinctive? Give examples, please...

Homemade Pretzel Bites

by JeannieB50 9 months ago

What a labor! Anyhow, does anyone know if I can freeze them for use later? Will they get too soggy? Should they be heated or reheated to help crisp up?

Eat • Root • Love, San Francisco, April 13

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

April 13, 6:30pm to 9:00pm Eat • Root • Love with Friends of Roots Chinese Historical Society 965 Clay St San Francisco, CA

Dish Ideas for a Potluck Appetizer Supper

by herby 12 months ago

I am going on a week-long retreat with a group of 14 ladies and on the fifth evening the plan is to have an appetizer supper where everyone will contribute a dish. So far the contributions are pump...

Can I make pretzel bites a day in advance and still have them be great?

by goldcoastchow 12 months ago

I am making pretzel bites for the super bowl and would love to make them today, but still have them taste fresh and delicious tomorrow night. Can I make these today and just serve tomorrow? or any...