Made with creamy, farm-fresh eggs, this appetizer is sure to impress.
2 teaspoons high-quality mayonnaise
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
Dash of Tabasco sauce
Sea salt, to taste
2 teaspoons chopped chives
1. Rinse the eggs under warm water. Place in a saucepan and cover with cold salted water. Bring to a boil, cover and remove from heat and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water and peel. Pat dry.
2. Cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Scoop out the yolks with a very small spoon into a bowl; mash. Mix with mayonnaise, mustard, Tabasco sauce and salt. Carefully fill the whites with the yolk mixture. Sprinkle with herbs and arrange on a decorative cocktail tray.
Best baked in a preheated cast-iron skillet, our signature cornbread is lovely served warm and topped with sweet honey butter.
F&L cornbread mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
Butter or vegetable oil, for greasing pan
1. Place a 10-inch skillet in the oven and preheat the oven to 425°.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil and milk. Add in the cornbread mix and stir until just combined.
3. Carefully remove the preheated skillet from the oven. Add a tablespoon of butter or oil to the skillet and swirl to coat. Pour the batter into the skillet and return it to the oven. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden around the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Thinly-sliced beets add beautiful color to these appetizer-sized tarts from Martha Stewart.
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed and cut into six 4½-inch rounds
¾ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 small Pink Lady apple, cored and very thinly sliced
2-3 baby red beets, scrubbed, peeled, and very thinly sliced
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Place pastry rounds on a parchment-lined baking sheet and prick all over with a fork. Divide half the cheese among pastry rounds. Top each with 2-3 apple slices. Tuck 2-3 beet slices among apple slices and top with remaining cheese. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with thyme.
3. Bake until pastry is golden brown and slightly puffed, 13-15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
These lightly-salted baked chips are a wonderful afternoon snack.
½ pound parsnips, peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 300°.
2. Using a vegetable peeler, peel parsnips into long, very thin strips. Place strips in a bowl and toss with olive oil and salt. Lay parsnip strips on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until parsnip strips are crispy and golden brown. Allow strips to cool on baking sheets before removing.