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Friendsgiving: Gorgeous Side Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Potluck

by Amy Feiereisel
Friendsgiving: Gorgeous Side Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Potluck

Thanksgiving is always delicious, but it can be mighty stressful getting there, especially on the very day. “Too many cooks in the kitchen” can become reality fast, but it often seems like the only option, especially since so many Thanksgivings are big family gatherings or potluck parties. To save ourselves and the hostess a headache,

Favorite Cocktails and the Holiday Drinks Collection

by Amy Feiereisel
Favorite Cocktails and the Holiday Drinks Collection

Our Holiday Drinks Collection inevitably sell out each year – can you possibly imagine why?! I suspect it’s because we all have excellent taste, and know that an excellent cocktail is the secret to a great party. Lucky for us, our latest and greatest Holiday Drinks Collection just launched in time to kick off the season’s

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau with a French Dinner Party

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Beaujolais Nouveau Dinner Party

With Beaujolais Nouveau Day fast approaching (the third Thursday in November every year), we’re putting on our menu-planning hats and coming up with ways to celebrate the new wine. Bottled just 6 to 8 weeks after harvest, Beaujolais has very little tannin and typically is quite fruity and light. In fact, some find the purple-pink wine

Roasted Pumpkin Enchiladas

by Maggie Battista
Roasted Pumpkin Enchiladas

I haven’t yet guzzled my requisite pumpkin spice latte of the season. If you’ve guzzled at least one, more power to you. If you’ve made a homemade pumpkin spice latte, well, bless you. I’m way behind and I should probably turn in my Fall-lover badge right about now. This recipe, however, is my way of

White Old Fashioned: Cherry Bourbon Cocktail

by Jenni Horwath
Cherry Bourbon Cocktail

My favorite Old Fashioned gets a twist, thanks to new contributor Jenni Horwath. If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, go ahead and add a tablespoon of maple syrup. Either way, it’s a lovely way to transition into brown drinks just in time for cool-weather holidays. Happy Halloween! -Maggie To brown liquor or

What We’re Loving: Spirited Cocktails for Halloween

by Kate H. Knapp
What We’re Loving: Spirited Cocktails for Halloween

Come, sit for a spell (sorry just a little Halloween humor). Living just a few miles from Salem, Massachusetts, I appreciate this spooky, kooky, creepy, crawly holiday in a way that goes beyond the scares, tricks, and treats. Halloween, to me, is truly a magical time (and it’s not just because of the witches). When else can

Grilled Peach, Corn and Prosecco Mussels

by Matthew Petrelis
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Crossover dishes have my heart this week and this one is just so special. Mussels cuddle up to late summer produce in a sparkling broth that says, “sure, it’s almost soup season but let’s keep the prosecco thing going a little while longer.” Grill up plenty of bread to sop up the pleasing stock –

Grilled Peach and Pistachio Dukkah Tartine

by Josephine Rozman
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Yesterday, Josephine shared four Picnic Tartines for this weekend’s picnic or a back-to-school lunch. Today, we’re sharing a fancier recipe using juicy grilled peaches, an easy Middle Eastern yogurt dip, and homemade Pistachio Dukkah. This tartine needs a grill, a bottle of wine, and good company. Get to it, quick, before summer ends! – Amy

Picnic Tartines

by Josephine Rozman
Four Summer Picnic Tartines Recipes

We love tartines. Even more so, we love tartines made with homemade bread and gorgeous ingredients. Josephine’s petite sandwiches have us ready to whip out the picnic-ware and hit the road. These are perfect for sophisticated alfresco dining or an exceptional lunch, and could easily be a star appetizer. The bread was made by and

Glittered Peach Nectar Mimosas

by Mary Swenson
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This summer has been filled with an embarrassment of (delicious) riches. From the Plum-Frangipane Crostatas to the Streusel Topped Blueberry Pie, the Smitten Kitchen Ice Cream Cake to these Boozy Aperol Limemade Popcicles, and then this Champagne and Peach Sorbet Float. And to be clear, we’re not going out without a bang, or a little

Individual Plum-Frangipane Crostatas

by Molly Shuster
Individual Plum-Frangipane Crostatas

Sometimes only non-pie will do, and these little crostatas are the perfect non-pie desserts to spread out along a big late summer party buffet, or to wrap individually as tiny good-bye summer food gifts to your dearest. Thanks to Molly, you can also fit them snugly into a lunchbox right about now too, and that

Champagne and Peach Sorbet Float

by Denise Woodward & Laudalino Ferreira
Champagne and Peach Sorbet Float

It’s so strange to be writing the Food Gift Love cookbook while celebrating Eat Boutique’s 7th birthday. What’s not so strange is this delightful recipe: peach sorbet made without a machine is perfect, as it encourages quiet time in the summer kitchen. And it encourages drinking Champagne floats. Thanks, Denise! -Maggie When I realized it

What We’re Loving: Adult Milkshakes

by Kate H. Knapp
What We're Loving: Adult Milkshakes

As I’ve gotten (just a wee bit) older, I cherish those rare moments when I get to feel like a little kid again. And sipping a frothy shake on a warm summer’s day is an easy way to return to simpler times spent running through sprinklers, hiding in hopes that someone will seek, and knowing all troubles will vanish in a parent’s embrace. Now take

Smitten Kitchen’s Ice Cream Cake

by Lauren Keiper
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It’s ice cream cake season and, for me, that means it’s any day of the year! Eat Boutique birthday month continues with this simple DIY cake. Lauren adapted an easy recipe for her daughter’s birthday, and you can make it just because. -Maggie When I was a kid, I longed for a summer birthday: no

Aperol Limeade Popsicles

by Denise Woodward & Laudalino Ferreira
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A hot summer night will instantly cool down with these Aperol-filled icy treats. Take a tray to your next backyard barbecue or save them all for you. No judgement. -Maggie It has been hot, hot, hot in Oakland this summer, the way summer should be.  Sundress loving and cocktail sipping weather.  I have to admit,

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