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Appies Dinner party

Tapenade Crostini with Goat Cheese Moons

By on December 17, 2011

It’s the holidays, people.  Time for entertaining, time for appies.  Here’s a zippy little number.  Pass around to crunch on with your hot toddies.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Prep:
Crostini:

slice a baguette thin
brush with olive oil
S&P and garlic powder
350° for 4 mins (they shouldn’t brown much)

Tapenade:

clove of garlic, smashed
small handful capers
chopped shallot
a couple anchovy…


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Dinner party Family Meal

Chicken Piccata. Old School, man. Old School.

By on December 3, 2011

Chicken Piccata.  There’s a dish you won’t find in the cutting-edge Manhattan culinary scene.  Well, unless it’s served with caper foam, a savory lemon popsicle and parsley fairy dust.   But I’m not afraid to go Old School on you with the real deal.  Let’s bring it on.  Old…


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Dinner party Family Meal

Carnitas! (bet you thought it would be turkey)

By on November 28, 2011

Carnitas Taco Night!  Who doesn’t love taco night.  Given the week you’d think it would be a Thanksgiving recipe.  We’ll get to that, but first let’s hit the meal we did the Wednesday evening before the big day.  We were going to order pizza for our guests’ arrival, but…


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Dinner party Holiday Meal

Easter Dinner Part II – Tri-Butter Veggie Platter

By on May 14, 2011

So we are done with the soup and popover course, on to the main meal! Let’s start with the veggie platter – three veg with three different compound butters:

Green Beans with Orange Butter
Cauliflower with Caper Butter
Carrots with Dill Butter

 
As in the prior course, most of this is do-ahead…

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