Hazelnut and Wild Mushroom Pâté | I usually serve this rich dish as an appetizer, but because it has a meaty flavor from the nuts and mushrooms, it works nicely as part of a vegetarian main dish, as well. You can also serve this versatile pâté with my buttery Homemade Ritz Crackers, spread it on a crusty baguette, use it as a topping for a savory dough, or serve it with a cheese plate. | From Naomi Pomeroy's TASTE & TECHNIQUE | TASTE
Risotto Rice in 3 Minutes The same technique that turns regular pasta into one with the flavor and texture of fresh ramen can upgrade rice dishes as well and even help you cook chewy, perfect risotto in three minutes.
This fairly traditional hot crab dip, rich with mayonnaise, Monterey Jack and plenty of hot sauce, has one major difference: the addition of chopped oysters, which add a saline note to all the creaminess. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)
Cheesy Broccoli & Rice Casserole Everything you want for dinner in one dish: In this recipe from Harold's Meat + Three, a rich cheese sauce is folded into rice and broccoli before getting baked to golden perfection.
Roasted Feta with Thyme Honey. Take it from a Greek-this is a quick, easy app that feels gourmet. Don't have thyme honey? Warm regular honey with a few sprigs of thyme. Want to try this with goat cheese!