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Black and Green Olive Tapenade

The tapenade can be served as an hors d'oeuvre, in a small bowl, surrounded with tiny toasted bread slices or crackers. At Spago, we spread goat cheese onto lightly toasted croutons, top them with the...

Author: Wolfgang Puck

Salmon Tartare

Use the freshest wild or farmed salmon for this dish. Chilling it in the freezer for 20 minutes makes it easier to dice.

Author: Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

Roasted Garlic Crostini with Assorted Toppings

Because its texture is buttery and rich, I like to spread it on crostini. Once you've spread the roasted garlic over your toasts you can choose from a number of toppings.

Author: Wolfgang Puck

Rick's Basic Crostini

Author: Rick Tramonto

Carnitas: Braised and Fried Pork

Author: Roberto Santibañez

Salty Savory Spicy Snack Mix

Fair warning: This snack mix is so good it'll definitely ruin your appetite for dinner. In fact, we predict that you will find yourself making it often because you won't want to run out.

Author: Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez

Pesto, Olive, and Roasted Pepper Goat Cheese Torta

Pesto, Olive, and Roasted-Pepper Goat Cheese Torta

Caviar and Blinis

Author: Victoria Granof

Caviar and Crème Fraîche Tartlets

It doesn't get simpler-or more elegant-than crème fraîche and caviar tartlets alongside a glass of sparkling wine.

Author: Union Square Events

Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars

Author: Shelley Wiseman

Bagna Cauda Dip with Assorted Vegetables

Author: Selma Brown Morrow

Chocolate Pizza

Author: Giada De Laurentiis

Pizza Margherita

The secret to a great pizza Margherita is to use the best ingredients you can find-and to approach them with restraint. (Just because a little cheese is good doesn't mean a lot will be better!) We always...

Author: Melissa Roberts

Fig and Blue Cheese Savouries

Delicate, crumbly little thumbprints that are the perfect combination of sweet and savory-a cheese plate wrapped into one crunchy little morsel.

Author: Amanda Hesser

Fried Mozzarella Balls

Author: Lillian Chou

Grand Marnier Soufflés

Author: Lou Jones

Hurry up Black Bean Dip

If you're looking for a near-instant potluck contribution, you just struck pay dirt. It would be tough to make this recipe any simpler-unless you left out the beans. A little chopping, some liquid measure,...

Author: Pableaux Johnson

Rum Ice Cream

Author: Lillian Chou

Turkish Spiced Meatballs with Pomegranate Yogurt Sauce

Italian and Swedish meatballs, step aside. These Turkish meatballs are so juicy, light, and flavorful-not to mention easy-they'll be rocking your party world this holiday season.

Author: Melissa Roberts

Salmon Rillettes

Author: Erika Lenkert

Deviled Quail Eggs

Author: Sheila Lukins

Apple and Maple Bread Pudding

Author: Julie Richardson

Savory Mushroom and Parmesan Palmiers

Store-bought puff pastry makes these savory "elephant ears" an easy bite-size appetizer for your next party.

Author: Union Square Events

Perfect Crostini

Author: Katie Brown

Bloody Mary

Author: Eben Freeman

Creamy Cauliflower Dip

Earthy and rich without being heavy or filling, this creamy vegetable dip is just the thing to whet the appetite without ruining it before a big holiday meal.

Author: Anna Stockwell

Crudités with Green Goddess Dip

This dip is similar to the original green goddess dressing, which was created in the 1920s at San Francisco’s Palace Hotel. Here, sour cream stands in for mayo.

Author: Nancy Oakes