Behind every great party is some savvy planning. Every detail matters, such as inviting the right number of guests, buying enough ice, and especially putting together a fabulous menu. To remove some of the guesswork, we've compiled our favorite warm-weather hors d'oeuvre recipes -- perfect for a spring or summer fete.
Whether you do your foraging in the woods, at the farmer’s market, or in your local specialty food store, these edibles fresh from the forest floor give us a taste of nature in its purest form. Here, you’ll unearth recipes for morels, chanterelles, ramps, fiddleheads, dandelions, and other wild discoveries.
Available year-round, these fresh legumes are at their peak from May to October. Use them to add crunch and color to salads and stir-fries. Click through for our best recipes featuring green beans, as well as tips for selecting and storing them.