Category Archives: Hors d’Oeuvres

Colcannon Cheddar Skillet Cakes Recipe

Colcannon Cheddar Skillet Cakes

I was going to try to pass off this recipe as the perfect day-after meal for St. Patrick’s Day, to use up allView full post »

Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

This blog will turn seven in a few months, and after all these years, there’s not much more I can say aboutView full post »

From the Archives: Spicy Pepitas

The politically correct among you will know what I mean when I say that my memory is differently abled. This trait canView full post »

Baba Ghanoush

When I told the girls I’d made baba ghanoush, the seven-year-old said, “Oh! I didn’t realize that wasView full post »

Herbed Deviled Eggs

For the past few weeks, our toddler has been saying “Happy Sunday!” every time we sit down for a meal,View full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Seriously Savory Nachos

On Super Bowl Sunday, I plan to be an eligible receiver* in one way only. If you pass these nachos, I’ll be sureView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Winter Crudités with Marcella Hazan’s Bagna Cauda

This week in the crisper, an honest alternative to those plastic-encased veggie and dip monstrosities in theView full post »

Borderline-Insane Pepitas

These spicy skillet-toasted pepitas are borderline addictive, even for someone whose experience crossing theView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini overload threatening your personal safety? Shred it and forget it. These savory zucchini pancakes willView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: How to Handle Eggplant Overload

Eggplants growing off the hook? We’ve got you covered with an umami-packed recipe for eggplant caponata andView full post »

Sweet and Savory Strawberry Bruschetta

Sweet and Savory Strawberry Bruschetta

This week, Umami Girl spoke with WNYC’s Amy Eddings about fresh-picked strawberries on All ThingsView full post »

Deviled Ham. Stick with me here.

If eternity is two people and a ham, it only begs the question: what happens when you devil it? East, no-cook recipeView full post »


The quickest and easiest hors d’oeuvre in town is a real crowd-pleaser nonetheless. Fast, easy recipe forView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip

Recipe for classic Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip. Perfect for the Super Bowl or any casual party.View full post »

My Perfect Guacamole

Easy recipe for perfect homemade guacamole. Equally at home at a Super Bowl party and your summer barbecues.View full post »

Homemade Holiday Gifts: Cocktail Edition

Recipes for pomegranate-ginger infused vodka, spiced nuts and sherried cheddar spread. A totally giftable trio for theView full post »

Homemade Gravlax Revisited

After much ado, Umami Girl revisits house-cured salmon and finds the perfect recipe for homemade gravlax.View full post »

Mushroom Bites in Potato Nests

An elegant, yet surprisingly healthy and easy hors d’oeuvre of Marsala-spiked mushrooms in mini potato nests.View full post »

Oysters with Mignonette Granita

Mignonette granita is an elegant and unusual condiment for raw oysters inspired by 3 Forty Grill in Hoboken, NJ.View full post »

Ebb and Flow (and Peaches, Yo)

An easy summertime recipe for grilled peaches with feta and mint.View full post »

When crazy dresses up

Recipe for phyllo purses stuffed with fava greens, radish greens and Gorgonzola dolce. Substitute any cooking greensView full post »

Cognitive Dipsonance

What do a bunch of perfectly self-respecting ramps get themselves into when they kick back and go on vacation? A bowlView full post »

The Year of Magical Beans

Recipe for a rustic fava bean purée adapted from Alice Waters’ The Art of Simple Food.View full post »

Upping the Ante: Adventures in Gravlax

Recipe for homemade gravlax made with wild Alaskan salmon.View full post »

The state of things

Recipe for Avocado Cream adapted from the now-defunct Domino Magazine, plus links to a virtual library of recipes:View full post »

Garlic scape hummus

Recipe for Garlic Scape Hummus inspired by the world’s best hummus from Olives in Princeton, NJ.View full post »


Everyone has a favorite way to make homemade guacamole. This is my umami-rich version.View full post »

A face only mother earth could love

Horseradish recipes: The World’s Best Bloody Mary from the Barefoot Contessa, and The World’s Best CocktailView full post »