Local wildflower honey from Sunny Honey Company is a great gift for the ravenous locavores on your list!
Vodka-Spiked Dates Adults only! This is a favorite for cocktail parties, and is even more fun with a sparkly holiday beverage. This one’s also a gift for the cook: it requires only a handful of ingredients, no stove time at all, and it travels well on a pretty platter.In a bowl, mash 6 ounces Roquefort cheese with 2 […]
Fig Tapenade Here’s an impressive and quick appetizer worthy of the finest crackers or crostini, and great on a platter with your favorite cheese and meats. Chilling melds the flavors, so go ahead and make it in advance. Stem and chop 1 ½ cups dried figs and simmer in ½ cup of water for about 7 minutes […]
Sun-Drenched Holiday Antipasti Garlic-baked tomatoes add a homemade touch that’s sure to impress. The red tomatoes and green basil add holiday flair, while a spike of chile oil perks up the appetizer buffet. Halve and core 8 oz vine ripened tomatoes. Insert a thin slice of garlic into each (you’ll need 2 cloves total) and place on a […]
Herbaceous Mixed Nuts Fast and fabulous snack to serve at your own gathering or to package for gift-giving. Mix and match the nuts according to your taste, and make a day or two in advance. Serve with a bitter drink such as a Negroni. On a baking sheet big enough to hold the nuts in […]
Four easy ways to dress up your home or apartment for the holidays: monster ornaments, mistletoe, wreaths and small trees provide just the right holiday flair.