Hors d’Oeuvres
Grilled Artichokes with Remoulade

Grilled Artichokes with Remoulade

Grilled artichokes are one of life's simple pleasures. Artichokes can be so much fun to eat! I brush them with butter and garlic and grill them to get a wonderful smoky flavor. You can't have grilled artichokes without a rich, tangy dipping sauce like remoulade! Since...

Crostini with Herbed Ricotta and Candied Kumquats

Crostini with Herbed Ricotta and Candied Kumquats

Crostini originated when poor Italian peasants used bread to eat their food off of instead of plates, because they didn't have any! It was often stale and had to be soaked in a liquid to make it edible. Today, you can find crostini around the world, served as small...

Indulge Yourself With My Deviled Eggs and Caviar, Two Ways

Indulge Yourself With My Deviled Eggs and Caviar, Two Ways

How many of you grew up eating deviled eggs? To me, deviled eggs are all kinds of nostalgic and they bring back memories of growing up in Texas. This one-bite appetizer is decadent, but barely takes up any time in the kitchen. What's not to like?! As you're planning...

You Need This Cold Soup In Your Recipe Repertoire

You Need This Cold Soup In Your Recipe Repertoire

It might be fall, but there's still plenty of time to serve a cold soup as your starter! Since I'm still living out in Watermill, surrounded by so many gorgeous farm stands, I can't help but crave healthy dishes that showcase all of the raw local produce. I'm...

This Herby Iced Borscht Is The Perfect Light Bite

This Herby Iced Borscht Is The Perfect Light Bite

Hi friends! As we're all starting to ease back into a little bit of normalcy, you know I have a one track mind. I can't wait to start hosting again and inviting my friends over for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres once it's safe to do so. I was going through my Flavors...

PORTUGUESE CLAMS IN WHITE WINE SAUCE

PORTUGUESE CLAMS IN WHITE WINE SAUCE

This dish of Portuguese clams in a white wine sauce, or Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato, is one of the oldest and most popular recipes from Portugal. It's usually served simply, as a first course, with a piece of crusty bread for dipping. There's loads of garlic and white wine...

THE BEST GUACAMOLE MADE 3 WAYS

THE BEST GUACAMOLE MADE 3 WAYS

As you all know by now, I'm a Texas girl and I've been eating guacamole since I can remember.  My mother grew up in El Paso, Texas and every time we went to visit her family we would drive across the Mexican border to Juarez to have a very authentic Mexican meal....

A GARBANZO BY ANY OTHER NAME…

A GARBANZO BY ANY OTHER NAME…

Chickpea SnackHere is the easiest way to reach your fiber goal everyday. These simple chickpea snacks, they're better than goldfish – and healthier. You can make them for the kids, or to just keep around in the house for you to snack on. Takes 10 minutes, and cheaper...

WILD MUSHROOM SOUP

WILD MUSHROOM SOUP

A Learned Love for the Wild My appreciation for wild (and cultivated exotic) mushrooms really sprang up when I met John Gottfriend nearly forty years ago. A specialty-mushroom dealer in New York City and a founder of The Gourmet Garage, he introduced me to porcini,...

Flavor’s Favorite Fava Bean Spread

Flavor’s Favorite Fava Bean Spread

This recipe was adapted from Marcella Hazan, and published in my first cookbook, Pamela Morgan's Flavors. Unlike Marcella, I find the beans to be easier to digest with less cooking. This recipe is one of my favorites and never fails to impress! You can easily swap out...

HUMMUS 101

HUMMUS 101

Before I visited Israel in April, I was content with eating store-bought hummus. It was so easy. You just head to the store, buy a container of the flavor you like, tear back the plastic wrapping and place it on a platter with pita or vegetables. My how things have...

Shrimp & Pomegranate Guacamole

Shrimp & Pomegranate Guacamole

Shrimp & Pomegranate Guacamole 1/2 cup white onion, roughly chopped1/2 each jalapeño, roughly chopped, if you like more spicy, add the seeds1/2 cup cilantro, cleaned, picked, and finely chopped1 whole pomegranate, seeded5 whole large shrimp, cooked, peeled, and...

FANTASTIC FLATBREAD

FANTASTIC FLATBREAD

My assistant Edouard Massih and I have become quite a dynamic duo. He just graduated from Culinary Institute of America. A big congrats. We love to work together in the kitchen and introduce each other to things we have never tried before. Edy is Lebanese and recently...

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CRAB CAKES with CHEF DAVID BURKE

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CRAB CAKES with CHEF DAVID BURKE

The Best Crab Cakes In The World! David Burke and I have been friends for many years, he invited me to The Wayfarer to make one of his favorite recipes, and what I think are the Best Crab Cakes in the World. Check out the video and recipe below. Celebrity Chef David...

CHICKPEA THREE WAYS

CHICKPEA THREE WAYS

Recently I have started cooking and experimenting more with healthy vegetarian food.  I love learning new recipes and decided that after my detox last year that I would eat vegetarian for at least 2 meals a day and sometimes 3 meals.  This is called a Flexitarian Diet...

CHICKPEA SNACK

CHICKPEA SNACK

Here is the easiest way to reach your fiber goal everyday. These simple chickpea snacks, there better then goldfish - and healthier. You can make them for the kids, or to just keep around in the house for you to snack on. Takes 10 minutes, and cheaper then any bag of...

LAST MINUTE EASY HOLIDAY RECIPE: SWEET and SPICY NUTS

LAST MINUTE EASY HOLIDAY RECIPE: SWEET and SPICY NUTS

Greetings to you all, As I get ready for the last week of Christmas shopping and Holiday festivities, I thought I would share with you this perfect last minute recipe for Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Nuts. This recipe is no fail, easy and designed to help you entertain...

CHILLED MELON, APRICOT, and PEACH SOUP

CHILLED MELON, APRICOT, and PEACH SOUP

Remember last time when we visited the Union Square Market? I picked up some fragrant and perfectly ripe summer fruit that was just begging to be made into something delicious. When it comes to summer fruit, especially stone fruits like peaches and apricots, it's hard...

KALE PESTO CROSTINI

KALE PESTO CROSTINI

It's hard to believe, but this is Flirting with Flavors' most requested (and beloved) appetizer. For some reason, people keep asking for it! It's so simple that I'm always surprised by how crazy people go for it. I won't complain! It's always nice to have a failproof...

Grilled Eggplant-Tomato Dip with Za’atar Spiced Pita Chips

Grilled Eggplant-Tomato Dip with Za’atar Spiced Pita Chips

What do you do with all the eggplant from your garden or local vegetable stand? This is one of my favorite mezze spreads and it is perfect end of summer fare, a flavorful hors d'oeuvre for easy entertaining. The eggplant is grilled, which gives it a deep smoky flavor,...

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