Congrats! And now it's time to PAR-TAY! I combed through the archives with a couple of friends to assemble the trendiest, finger-foodiest, make-aheadiest, milleniest, crowd-pleasiest recipes on the website.
Tomatoes, basil, Parmigiano-reggiano, balsamic vinegar, good olive oil, a good baguette. It’s summer, and you’re living the good life, my friend.
Arizona-style enchiladas in a mild red chile sauce, stuffed with shredded chicken and covered with melty cheese.
Burgers stuffed with melty cheese on the inside, topped with red cabbage and scallion curls and a slather of gochujang mayo. Full Korean flavor on a stuffed burger. (Seriously, is there anything else to say?)
Burgers stuffed with melty cheese on the inside and topped with chiles, grilled onions, avocados and crunchy cilantro-cabbage. Get ready to party!
The flavors of Mexico blend together to make the perfect dip for tortilla chips, or spread for a sandwich or wrap.
Miles of mangoes and flaky puff pastry make for a fairly simple but impressive dessert, especially when topped with homemade Cajeta de Leche.
A classic Italian lasagna, made with red wine Bolognese sauce and Parmesan bechamel, with a touch of pecorino Romano and parsley.
Fish marinated in lime juice and tossed with chiles, onions, tomatoes, avocados and orange juice.
Guaranteed to disappear the minute it's served. Check out the recipe notes for tips on how to achieve guacamole awesomeness in your kitchen.
Ground beef and Swiss chard simmered together in beer, then combined with gruyere cheese in a casserole topped with breadcrumbs and more cheese.
Vegetables layered with corn tortillas, roasted chiles, pureed tomatoes, Mexican crema and a little shredded chicken. Serve with beans or refried beans.
Tacos filled with grilled summer veggies for your next party - or for dinner tonight.
Tomatillos and chiles roasted together and blended with onions and cilantro. This green salsa is cool, crisp, spicy and a little tangy, perfect on tacos or tostadas, or dolloped on fried or scrambled eggs.
Mild, creamy dip with a hint of goat cheese tang. Perfect for crudite or chips, as a spread on sandwiches or to dollop on veggies.
Sweet or spicy Italian-style sausages, braised in a little beer with soft, sweet peppers and onions. Easy weeknight dinner or football-watching crowd-pleaser.
Juicy tomatoes, grilled corn kernels, red onions and cilantro, with a squeeze of lime and just a hint of mild pepper. Simple to make and full of flavor (plan to lick the bowl).
Grilled pizza topped with grilled summer veggies - zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, onions, peppers and herbs - strewn over herbed goat cheese that's been slathered onto crisp pizza crust.
Sweet, juicy peaches with basil and a hint of cinnamon, mounded onto mascarpone-slathered sourdough toast.
Cool, fizzy and refreshing drink, perfect for a summer day. Or any day. Add a little gin for a grownup twist.
We boost the lemon flavor by steeping lemon zest in the sugar syrup. Sweet, refreshing lemony goodness.
Lemons, peaches and thyme combine to fill every glass with the flavors of summer.
A simple ground beef and macaroni casserole Infused with the flavors of the Sonoran Desert, topped with melty cheese and the crunch of breadcrumbs.
Golden-fried zucchini spears served with a savory marinara dipping sauce.
Potstickers served with Sriracha sauce and Hoisin sauce. Plus, make Asian meatballs with any excess filling.
Creamy, coconutty layer cake, with coconut cream cheese frosting. Once they taste this, people will beg you to make it for them. (Fair warning.)