Tag Archive: dinner party

Clementine Cardamom Chutney

I had decided to bring crackers and Brie as an appetizer, but I wanted to kick it up a notch. Through my trusty Whole Foods app that works even underground on the subway,… Continue reading

Sweet Corn Panna Cotta with Blueberry Compote

I always used to confuse panna cotta with panettone – that horrible-looking fruitcake bread that’s always on display in grocery stores around the holidays (is it good? Maybe it’s one of those judging… Continue reading

Shaved Fennel Citrus Salad with Black Cherry Dressing

I got another new toy – a mandolin – which I realized I actually needed if I wanted to make things like the mini cucumber cheesecakes. Too late for those, for the moment,… Continue reading

Verde Enchiladas with Halibut or Chicken

My friend Bethany and I were tasked with cooking dinner for 11 people, and for some reason I thought enchiladas would be perfect because it’s a big casserole-type thing. Only, turns out it’s… Continue reading

Caramelized Pears

Dinner party dessert! This Southern Living cookbook is really amazing. They have everything divided by season in terms of what’s available (albeit in the south) but it means that when I choose a… Continue reading

Roasted Eggplant Dip with Sun Dried Tomatoes

I feel a little bad about this one because I didn’t tell anyone I was making it, and I ate it ALL before anyone could even get a taste. It may have been… Continue reading

Asparagus with Apple Basil Sauce

This recipe I have to give credit to my brother for. We were trying to think of a good vegetable dish to bring to our mother’s, and he has this random Southern Living… Continue reading

Halvah Parfait

So it may not look like much (at least in this picture) but this is incredibly delicious, and is simple to make! It came out of an experiment with an old coworker who… Continue reading

Lamb Ragu over Homemade Egg Noodles

This is another dish I made with my mom. We had originally wanted to make a short-rib ragu, come to find out that the shortest recipe I could find still takes a full… Continue reading

Sweet Potato Gnocci

I’m not a huge potato fan (my empty white starch of choice is definitely rice) but sweet potatoes I love! So I was really excited when I found this recipe on Gojee c/o… Continue reading