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Appetizers

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Mushroom-and-Bacon Dip

Ingredients
  • 3 dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1 large or 2 small leeks, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise, and washed well
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 pound cremini, white, or shiitake mushrooms, cleaned and chopped, plus sliced mushrooms for garnish (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sour cream (16 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons sliced scallions (dark-green parts only), plus more for garnish
  • Waffle Chips, for serving (optional)
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Salmon Mousse

Time:15 mins
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Goat Cheese Grape Leaf Bundles with Melissa

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or dried lavender
  • 1 tablespoon chopped winter savory (optional)
  • 1 jar grape leaves (preferably from California), in brine, rinsed and stems trimmed
  • 1 pound fresh goat cheese
  • Coarsely ground pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Mixed greens, for serving
  • Juice of 1 lemon, for serving
  • Picholine olives, for serving
  • Grilled bread, for serving
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Apricot-Basil Chicken Salad

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 5 teaspoons champagne or white-wine vinegar
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup blanched slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 medium white onion, minced (1/2 cup)
  • 1 large celery stalk, diced small (1/2 cup), plus leaves
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, diced small
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh basil leaves, torn
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
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Porcini Stuffed Mushrooms with Camembert

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Golden Mushroom Caps, stems reserved, cleaned, and roughly chopped
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 4 ounces fresh porcini mushrooms (or 1 ounce dried porcini, rehydrated, plus 3 ounces white button mushrooms)
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces Camembert cheese
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Oysters with Champagne-Tarragon Mignonette

Other Ideas:
Oysters
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Hummus

Time:15 mins
Ingredients
  • 2 cans (15 1/2 ounces each) chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini, well stirred
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Coarse salt
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for serving (optional)
  • Paprika, for serving (optional)
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Mark's Risotto with Butter and Parmesan

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Guacamole for the Super Bowl

Other Ideas:
Avocados, Guacamole, Mexican
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup minced white onion
  • 3 ripe avocados, coarsely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chile (seeds and ribs removed), minced
  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh, cilantro
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Coarse salt
  • Tortilla Chips, for serving
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Garlic Dill Pickles

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