This weekend, Hollywood and its various counterparts will celebrate a year in television. And so will you! Give a nod to this year's greatest small-screen hits with fabulous (and fitting) recipes. And the award goes to ... you!
A Bloody Mary becomes a Bloody Maria when you swap tequila in for vodka. Our twist here is cutting the tomato juice with crimson blood-orange juice. It turns what normally feels like a meal in a glass into a brighter, more refreshing quaff.
A big bowl of seasoned popcorn goes a long way, and it doesn't take long to replenish it as needed. There's a secret to getting every last kernel to pop (let stand 30 seconds), but this is among the easiest of snacks to make, in a variety of flavors: sea salt-pepper; chili-lime; sesame-pepper; Pecorino-rosemary; smoked paprika; and spicy-sweet.This recipe originally appeared in Martha Stewart's Appetizers (Clarkson Potter).
If you love yet hate that packaged onion soup mix dip, this is the version for you. It is a richer, deeper-flavored, cleaner-ingredient excuse for a potato-chip-dipping marathon. The dip can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.Excerpted from Mad Hungry Cravings by Lucinda Scala Quinn, to be published by Artisan Books on March 19, 2013. Photographs by Jonathan Lovekin.