Tag Archives: first courses

Polenta Bites with Pepper Jam and Ham

This is a simple appetizer or first course that can be made ahead and brought back to heat when ready to serve. Polenta Bites with Pepper Jam and Ham 1 batch polenta roughly 1/2 cup thinly sliced ham roughly 1/2 … Continue reading

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Warm Figs and Prosciutto

This isn’t really a recipe. For us it was an epiphany. We’ve baked figs, caramelized them, wrapped them in phyllo, cooked them into jam, served them over ice cream, stuffed them with chocolate, grilled them, plopped them in drinks, served … Continue reading

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Have a Happy New Year

We’ll be taking it easy on New Year’s Eve, probably having a bottle of sparkling wine at home. While we’ll be drinking it straight, or maybe with a drizzle of limoncello here are our favorite ways to mix it up … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: A Hill of Beans

Is there anything more versatile than the humble bean? We can eat them for dinner, as a first course, a snack… Here are some of our favorite suppers and more. Spicy Black Bean Soup with Bacon Avocado Dressing Cannellini Beans … Continue reading

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