Summer Gatherings: Casual Food to Enjoy with Family and Friends

Sample recipes from Summer Gatherings: Casual Food to Enjoy with Family and Friends

Apricots with Goat Cheese and Hazelnuts

The next time you throw a party, ditch the usual chips-and-dip. Instead, make this recipe for Apricots with Goat Cheese and Hazelnuts! This party appetizer recipe is easy to make and uses only three ingredients really! You'll love the contrast in flavors found in this recipe, and your guests will love getting to try something new. In addition, this recipe can be made in advance. If you're a busy host or hostess, knowing you don't have to fuss over the appetizers can make a world of a difference.

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Heirloom Tomato and Cheese Tart

Not only is this free-form phyllo tart colorful and tasty, it is also versatile. Cut it into small rectangles to serve as an appetizer wi...

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Fried Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

Harvesting zucchini blossoms is a great way of controlling the amount of summer squash in the garden, and my local farm stands always hav...

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Arugula, Prosciutto, and Cantaloupe Salad

Prosciutto and melon is a timeless, simple first course, and the addition of bracing arugula gives it a bit more substance. If you have a...

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Grilled Chicken with Rosemary White Barbecue Sauce

Many cooks in Alabama don’t cotton to red barbecue sauce and finish grilled chicken with a mayonnaise-based slather. My version adds garl...

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Spanish Burgers with Romesco and Manchego Cheese

It’s pretty difficult to go through summer without at least one cookout with sizzling burgers hot from the grill. There’s nothing wrong w...

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Soft-Shell Crab BLT Sandwiches

There have been studies that prove that the crunchy sound of eating crisp food stimulates the appetite. Surely, along with the fresh, bri...

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Corn Hotcakes with Blackberry Syrup

A long, relaxed weekend breakfast is the time to cook up a stack of hot pancakes. During the summer, why not take advantage of the time-h...

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One of the most colorful dishes to grace a table, peperonata is a useful blend of sautéed sweet peppers. Just some ideas: Serve it as a c...

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Chocolate Cherry Parfaits

These indulgences are a variation on cherries jubilee, but fresh cherries have it all over the typical canned fruit version. While the pa...

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