Mahammar (Pepper, Pomegranate and Walnut Dip)
A seasonal Mediterranean dip that's a healthy holiday treat.
Stuffed Mushrooms with Corn and Saffron
Saffron blesses everything it comes in contact with, including these stuffed treats.
Caramelized Onion and Raisin Focaccia with Feta
Sweet caramelized onions and raisins provide a contrast to the salty feta and olives on this flatbread.
Comte Cheese Spoon Breads with Roasted Pepper Raisin Jam
Made in individual muffin cups, these spoon breads are cheesy, creamy and delicious, especially when served with Roasted Pepper Raisin Jam.
Israeli Hummus Dip
This hummus starts with dried garbanzo beans. Cooking them yourself, instead of using canned, makes all the difference.
Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato
Ripe summery tomatoes and good-quality mozzarella are a must for this simple starter.
Turkey Vegetable Sliders
Kid-sized plates need kid-sized food. These Turkey Vegetables Sliders, with zucchini and carrot, are a perfect choice for kids.
Garlic Lentil Hummus
Boiling lentils is almost as easy as opening canned beans to make homemade hummus—but cheaper and the cook can adjust the sodium. Stir in any garden-fresh herb and serve with produce from the farmer’s market.
Salmon Stuffed Deviled Eggs
Along with salmon, eggs are a rich source of vitamin D with 41 IU per egg. These deviled eggs contain the ingredients often served with lox or cured smoked salmon; the smoked paprika adds a gentle heat and smokiness. The filling also makes a satisfying sandwich spread when served on pumpernickel bread; chop the egg whites and add them to the filling.