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Antipasti Platter: Mix and Match These 4 Appetizers

Consider these Italian tapas: appetizers before a full meal or delicious snacks for an intimate cocktail party.

Nepitella and Mushroom Spaghetti

Nepitella and Mushroom Spaghetti

This is quick and easy to make: perfect for a weeknight.

Tzatziki (Greek Dip)

Tzatziki (Greek Dip)

This Greek dip is healthier and less fattening than sour cream based dips, but tastes just as good, if not better.

Carol’s Cheesy Fig Delights

Carol’s Cheesy Fig Delights

This appetizer couldn’t be any easier to make, especially if you allow your guests to make their own.

Ma’s Stuffed Peppers

This is an easy one and the kids like them too. Feel free to dip them in ketchup. 

Best Super Bowl App: AI (Asian-Italian) Chicken Wings

Best Super Bowl App: AI (Asian-Italian) Chicken Wings

Here’s something different and guaranteed to be addictive.

Healthy Green Gazpacho Soup

Healthy Green Gazpacho Soup

I created this recipe after tasting green gazpacho soup for the first time last month.

Quick, Easy and Filling Greek Breakfast

Quick, Easy and Filling Greek Breakfast

(A Greek frappe and yogurt with honey makes a good filling breakfast.)In Greece there’s a thing called a “frappe.” You see people drinking them everywhere, in restaurants, outdoor cafes and small bars. It’s an iced coffee but without any pretense. The beans aren’t exotic. They’re […]

Quick, Easy Nutella Cookies

Quick, Easy Nutella Cookies

These are so good, it’s hard to stop eating them.

Cold Taiwanese Sesame Noodles With Peanut Sauce

Cold Taiwanese Sesame Noodles With Peanut Sauce

This is how you make Taiwanese street food.

A Quick, Easy, One-Pan, Weeknight Eggplant Delight

A Quick, Easy, One-Pan, Weeknight Eggplant Delight

This Turkish dish is similar to eggplant parmesan but without the cheese and without as much work.

Forget the Snow, It’s Stew-A-Palooza – 2015

Forget the Snow, It’s Stew-A-Palooza – 2015

Dorm Room Chef: Dante de Magistris Makes Steak Pizzaiola from Mark Micheli on Vimeo. (This is one of my favorite recipes from the weekly Dorm Room Chef series I produced during 2014. It’s steak pizzaiola made in a slow cooker: easy and delicious. Watch the […]

Guacamole

Guacamole

Fresh guacamole is much better than store-bought and it’s pretty easy to make.

Pub Kettle Chips

Pub Kettle Chips

These would go great with watching a football game or just watching the snow fall.

10-Minute Crostini

10-Minute Crostini

This is super easy, super fast, and so good.

Marco’s Fuscilli

Marco’s Fuscilli

You can make this dish as fast as it takes you to boil a pot of water.

Parmesan Basket With Risotto or Rice

Parmesan Basket With Risotto or Rice

This is sure to impress your guests. It’s easy and quick to make, but don’t tell them that.

Easy Sunday Morning Popovers

Easy Sunday Morning Popovers

If you have 30 minutes before the gang wakes up, try this easy popover recipe.

Best Lobster Stew Recipe, Ever!

Best Lobster Stew Recipe, Ever!

This is easy to make, especially if you buy the lobsters already cooked.

Mortadella and Ham Salad Tapas

Mortadella and Ham Salad Tapas

Blending these ingredients may seem strange, but it creates a savory, sweet dish.

Our Signature Dish: Root Soup

Our Signature Dish: Root Soup

Eat this and lose weight. Seriously.

Work Night Dinner: Octopus’s Garden Gazpacho/Sandwiches

Work Night Dinner: Octopus’s Garden Gazpacho/Sandwiches

The cold soup is low on calories but high on taste.

Dinner on a Moonlit Beach

Dinner on a Moonlit Beach

Pack up these salads, bruschetta and a bottle of wine.

Quick Appetizers in a Pinch

Quick Appetizers in a Pinch

When it’s hot and you don’t feel like cooking, try these poolside.