Carrot Red Lentil Salad

Working with spring harvest can feel like foreplay for summer. The ground isn’t quite warm enough to plant anything that fruits. Only the kales and overwintered plants can shake off the chill of the night and look ready for the day the next morning. Spring...

White Bean Dip

Historically, this white bean spread has needled me. Like scrambled eggs, it relied too heavily on other flavors to add interest. At every event, we’d set it out. Every time a bowl came back empty, I’d feel a perplexed surprise. A lot of our food is...

Bacon Cheese Scallion Croquettes

As appetizers go, these aren’t the easiest. Nor are they the most rewarding. But they meet the needs of any good cocktail party hors d’oeuvres: approachable, cheesy, bacon-y and a vehicle for dip. DETAILS Makes: 4 dozen Keeps: Uncooked 4 days Time: 90...

Parmesan Crisps

These are kind of going to be a curse and a blessing. You’ll find yourself craving the chewy crisp texture of the baked parmesan and the aromatic pop of rosemary and orange zest is hard to hate. At present, we have half of a parmesan crisp in the snack drawer...

Parmesan Puff Pastry

Make a dozen more of these than you think you need. DETAILS Makes: 48 + Puffs Keeps: 3 days Time: 45 minutes QUICK LINKS TO OTHER RECIPES Parmesan Crisps IngredientsMeasurement Guide 1 10×16″ sheet of puff pastry 2 Cups Parmesan, Coarsely grated 1 tsp herbs...

Parchment Paper Chicken

This is not a recipe for Chinese parchment chicken. This is a recipe for a cocktail appetizer prepared in the manner of parchment chicken. The black bean paste pairs better with cocktails and wine. It simply does. DETAILS Makes: 30 Packets Keeps: Eat immediately Time:...