Endive Spears with Roquefort Mousse and Walnuts

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These little spears are crowd pleasers. The cheese mixture keeps for up to five days, so you can prep everything ahead of time and then pipe just before people come to the door.

Candied Bacon

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Can anything be more decadent than candied bacon? Looking like savory-sweet lollipops, these are wonderful crumbled into cookies, served over ice cream or as a nibble with cocktails.

Noemi’s Remixed Party Mix

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Sometimes, to be true to yourself, you have to mix things up a bit. Which is just what we did to this party staple to make it more nourishing (and, dare I say, tastier) all around.

Big City Lamb Souvlaki

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When I lived on Corfu, souvlaki meant skewered cubes of grilled, marinated pork. But on a trip through Athens seeking out the best street food and mezedhes, we found this lamb version to be utterly addictive; moist and tender with just the right amount of spice.

Umami Stuffed Mushrooms

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Mushrooms and Parmigiano-Reggiano are the kings of umami, amplifying one another’s flavor exponentially. Spinach and prosciutto add even more to the mix to make this hors d'oeuvre simply irresistible.

Zucchini Fritters

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These Greek-inspired fritters make great hors d’oeuvres or a light dinner served with tzatziki.

Grilled Onions with Chile-Nut Puree

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When I think of Mexico, I think of cebollitas (little onions), nestled in embers, turning buttery soft with a haunting smoky flavor. I like to wrap the charred tail around the bulb like wrapping string around a ball, then I scrape it through the flavorful paste and pop it in my mouth whole.

Sweet Pepper Confit

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Summer vegetable confits, like this one from sweet pepper and garlic, are exceptionally versatile in the kitchen; the ultimate summer convenience food.

Garlicky Butterflied Grilled Shrimp

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Leaving the shells on during grilling adds to the flavor of the dish. Be sure to source domestic shrimp so you know you're making a smart, sustainable choice.

Rosemary-Parmesan Breadsticks

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Instead of reaching for the Ritz, try baking a batch of these breadsticks to nibble on throughout the week.