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Seven Great Thanksgiving Appetizers

November 13, 2014

    When you’re making Thanksgiving dinner, appetizers can pose a special problem: You want them to set the scene for a fantastic meal, but not to create an “I’m too full for dinner” situation for the big meal reveal. These appetizers walk that fine line, offering great flavor to set up the meal to…

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The Art of the Appetizer

November 13, 2014

A holiday hors d’oeuvres party! The very words fill my mind with visions of happy guests, tasty appetizers, jolly conversation, and maybe even some holiday tunes in the background. Best of all, serving appetizers requires a lot less effort than a full-fledged dinner party — what’s not to like? But as anyone who’s prepared appetizers…

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The Recipe File: Terrific Tomato Dishes

August 17, 2014

Whether you’ve grown your own tomatoes this season or are delighting in the available summertime store variety, enhance your cooking repertoire with either or both of these terrific tomato dishes as an appetizer or lighter main meal. Heirloom Tomatoes Stuffed with Lump Crab Salad Recipe Individual Beefsteak Gratins with Buttered Panko Topping Recipe

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