Smoking Made Simple: Hot and Cold Smoked Foods at Home

Whether you are looking to wow your Labor Day guests with smoked meats or preserve summer’s bounty by smoking the season’s vegetables, Charlotte Pike shows us how easy it is to hot and cold smoke foods at home.

Harissa Pumpkin Hummus

Want to know what goes great with a spicy dip like harissa pumpkin hummus? A warm mug of pumpkin tea. Yes, your afternoon snack just got a whole lot better.

Savory Pea Cakes with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Made with a soft Italian cheese and tried Sicilian tomatoes, these savory pea and egg cakes are a perfect spring appetizer.

Taiwan-Style Potstickers

Soft and steamed on the inside, but crispy, fried on the outside these Taiwanese-style potstickers are something amazing to be devoured.

Baked Polenta Fries with Ricotta and Rosemary

Ideal with a smoked sage salt or a garlic aioli, these polenta sticks are wonderfully…

Potato and Goat Cheese Empanadas with Avocado Chimichurri

Wrapped in a whole wheat crust, potato empanadas with corn and goat cheese are a delicious Peruvian-inspired bite. Serve with avocado chimichurri.

Shrimp Po’ Boy Fries

French fries receive Cajun flair in the form of crispy shrimp and remoulade, just like the New Orleans Shrimp Po’ Boy sandwich. These loaded fries are the perfect pair with a bourbon cocktail.

Homemade Three Cheese Crackers Perfect for a Cheese Board

Create a romantic cheese board with the perfect combination of cheeses, condiments, and even homemade, buttery crackers.

Spiced Potato Wedges and Campfire Sauce

Skip traditional french fries and make baked potato wedges crusted in a parmesan and spice mixture. Serve with a sweet and tangy campfire sauce.

Potato Cakes and Cranberry Orange Sauce

Make a beautiful party bites of crispy spinach and potato cakes topped with a jewel-toned cranberry orange sauce.

Fried Calamari with Curry

Squid is fried until crispy in a curry flour coating for the best calamari you may ever have.

Crispy Buttermilk Hushpuppies

A perfect side to summer’s barbecue, try making golden hushpuppies with a slightly sweet cornmeal center.

Tequila-Spiked Guacamole with Pineapple

Filled with sweet and spice, each bite has velvety avocado, spicy chipotle and bits of pineapple. Don’t discount the spoon of tequila to add amazing zip

Homemade Potstickers with Three-Mushroom Filling

Once you master the shape, fill potstickers with anything you choose. For unique texture and flavor, this recipe uses shiitake, oyster, and button mushrooms.

Feed Your Creativity — Dill Corn Cake Bites with Creamy Havarti

Perfect as hors d’oeuvres , the sweetness of corn with creamy cheese, dill, and dollop of tangy creme fraiche will have you and guests reaching for more.

Baked Pimento Cheese Potatoes

Baked fries get an upgrade with the addition of pimento cheese. There is nothing better than a warm plate of cheesy potatoes on a cold winter day.

Baked Pickle Fries with Homemade Ranch Dip

These oven-fried pickles are a must-have for your next soiree. They are baked, and dipped in the most addicting buttermilk ranch with a hint of dill.

Beer Cheese Pub Nachos with Bacon

Potatoes covered in a blanket of creamy beer cheese, sour cream, peppers, bacon, and green onions. It’s easy to make and best when accompanied by beer.

Loaded Baked Potato Skins

Filled with delicious flavors, these loaded potato skins are the life of the party. Crispy skin on the outside and a customizable combination on the inside.

Celebrating Chinese New Year with Dumplings Fit for a Tiny NYC Kitchen

Ring in the New Lunar Year with some good luck and some great dumplings.

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet potatoes topped with cheese, jalapeño, and beans. Don’t forget the spicy sour cream that spices and cools your tongue all at the same time.

Mustard and Chickpea Fritters with Harissa Aioli

Crisp and flavored with Dijon, garlic, and onions, fry up these fritters now and douse them in the addictive harissa sauce.

Spiced Lamb Stuffed Flatbread with Tzatziki

Flavorful ground lamb makes its way in between dough before being pan-fried with ghee and dipped in creamy tzatziki sauce.

Simple Appetizer: Chili and Pear Ricotta Crostini with Herbs

Sweet, salty, and perfectly satisfying from rich whole milk ricotta, these quick appetizers will keep the appetites satiated while you wait for dinner.