Tapenade with Grilled Eggplant

Continuing that salty-savory theme from yesterday, Darcie and I have a flavorful, simple dish to finish up Small Bites Week here at the Advent Calendar. Mixed-olive tapenade is easy to whip up the day before a big party (in fact, it's better if you do!) and you can throw the assembled … Continue reading

Pimiento Cheese

Now this post is near and dear to my heart. I doubt you'll find many southern families that don't have a bowl of pimiento cheese in their fridge from time to time. It's just one of those things we love without question or hesitation. While Darcie is a yankee-girl, we forgive her that failing … Continue reading

Jerk Bacon Jam Bites

BACON JAM. I mean, c'mon! I first shared the glory of bacon jam in a blog post five years ago, where I used it in all sorts of culinarily sinful ways. (Go on, check it out. I'll wait.) I'd lightly adapted that recipe from the one at Stephanie Meyer's brilliant Fresh Tart blog, but wanted to take … Continue reading

Parmesan Crisps

Parmesan crisps are usually found in salads, where you've likely encountered them over the years without giving them much thought. But I think these crisps are a delicious snack on their own — delicate and lacy, but aggressively flavorful — and pair incredibly well with champagne or other … Continue reading

Prosciutto-Wrapped Breadstick Twists

Welcome to Small Bites Week! For seven days, Darcie and I will be featuring nibbles and noshes that are perfect for holiday parties or just a light dinner when you're overwhelmed by your seasonal responsibilities. These prosciutto-wrapped breadstick twists fall into the party camp, and look … Continue reading