A Festive New Year’s Eve

Champagne • Sweet Cider Cocktails with Rye • Classic Filet Mignon with Roasted Potato Wedges • Beet Salad with Frizzled Leeks & Bacon • Baklava Tartelettes with Honeyed Mascarpone


Mother’s Day Sunday Supper

Cheesy White Bean Dip with Smoked Paprika Toasts • Chicken Marbella • Green Salad • Coconut Budino


New Year’s Day Brunch

Smoked Salmon and Dill Hash with Fried Eggs • Orange Marmalade Muffins • Irish Hot Chocolate


Christmas Morning Breakfast

Baked Eggs with Tomatoes and Smokey Potatoes • Pumpkin Pancakes • Apple Crumb Coffee Cake • Chai Tea Lattes


How To: Make a Meal into a Gift

Caramelized Onion Pizzettes with Smoked Mozzarella and Arugula • Seared Radicchio Salad with Thyme-Honey Drizzle • Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Fennel and Cider Jus (from our book) • Chocolate Mousse with Gingerbread Cream • Elderflower Fizz


Christmakkah Cocktail Party

Butternut Squash Latkes with Greek Yogurt and Cilantro • Roasted Fennel and Asiago Tartlettes • Sticky Toffee Pudding Bites with Creme Fraiche • Holiday Spiced Snickerdoodles • Jonestown Punch


A Small Kitchen Thanksgiving

Roasted Butternut Squash Crostini with Thyme Creme Fraiche • Alex’s Roast Chicken with Roasted Potatoes • Pumpkin Leek Stuffing with Turkey Sausage • Spinach with Bacon Bits • Mom’s Famous Apple Pie


Friends-Giving Potluck Party

Portobello Mushrooms with Parmesan-Herb Stuffing • Semi-Sweet Potato Mash with Caramelized Onions • Root Vegetable Gratin • Creamed Turnips with Their Greens • Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread • Pear Almond Tart


Cara’s Ultimate Birthday Dinner

Elderflower Fizz • Southwestern Artichoke Dip with Sweet Corn and Cayenne • Old Bay Cod Cakes with Pickled Radishes • Parmesan-Roasted Potatoes • Rich Chocolate Celebration Cake


Veggie-Carnivore Labor Day BBQ

Grilled Ratatouille • Sweet Corn with Chive Butter • Smokey Barbecued Ribs • Grilled Mushroom Cheddar Melts • Vodka Lemonade with Basil and Mint • Ice Cream Sundaes with Mocha Caramel Sauce


July 4th Stuck-in-the-City Picnic Brunch

Three Onion Dip • Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips • Egg Salad, Arugula, and Bacon Wraps • Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Picked Onions • Red White and Blue M&M Blondies


Classic Man-tastic Father’s Day Dinner

Spicy Black Bean Dip with Chips • Creamy Chicken-Chorizo Casserole • Fennel-Cabbage Slaw • Coffee-Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Squares


A Grill-Free Memorial Day Picnic

Crunchy Chicken Salad Sandwiches with Bacon • Fusilli with Pomodoro Fresco • Fennel-Cabbage Slaw • Lotus Blondies


Baby’s First Seder

Potato Kugel with Sauteed Shallots • Passover Brisket • String Beans with Mustard Dressing • Matzoh Crunch • Chocolate Chip Macaroons • Manichevitz


Adelaide’s Easter Party

Vodka Lemonade laced with Basil and Mint • French Deviled Eggs • Rosemary and Garlic Grilled Lamb Chops • Feta and Herb Dipping Sauce • Scallion and Olive Orzo • Patisserie Fruit Tart


Memorial Day Countdown Dinner

Warm Blue Potato and Green Onion Salad • Pork Burgers with Thyme Mayo and Red Cabbage Crunch • Ice Cream Sundaes with Hot Fudge Sauce


Mardi Gras Mascarade Night

Mini Crab Cakes • Brown Rice Jambalaya • Make-Your-Own Cupcakes with Gold Sprinkles and Purple and Green Frosting • Hurricanes


Oscar Night Bash

Red Carpet Avocado and Radish Crostini • Sweet and Savory Starlette Chicken Stew • Couscous • Hollywood Blonde Yellow Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting • ”Golden Statues” i.e. Elderflower Fizz


Classic Romance

Champagne • Roasted Fennel and Asiago Tartlettes • Guiness-Marinated Flank Steak • Fennel-Potato Mash with Mascarpone • Roasted Asparagus • Chocolate Mousse with Gingerbread Whipped Cream


Ladies’ Valentine’s Day Brunch

Irish Hot Chocolate • ”City” Oatmeal with Blueberries and Dried Cherries • Lemony Smoked Salmon Scramble • White Chocolate Raspberry Cookies