An easy way to add Italian flair to your next shindig is with vibrant red, white and green food. Transform classic caprese salad — aka layers of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil — into bite-sized Caprese Salad Skewers (pictured above), sliders, fruit-and-cheese plum caprese and more.
Check out five more of our favorite inventive versions of caprese below.
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It’s time to do the mashed potato. No, we don’t mean breaking out your ’60s moves, but these new twists on the humble spud may inspire you to dance around the kitchen.
It’s not hard to learn how to make mashed potatoes — boil, drain, take out your aggression with a masher or ricer, and season — but sometimes it’s tough to get out of a food rut. Reinvent the classic side dish with a mix of vegetables, like Chuck Hughes’ root vegetable mash (pictured above), in which potatoes pair well with carrots, parsnips and salsify — or completely swap out taters for sweet potatoes instead.
Check out five more of our favorite spins on mashed potatoes below.
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Roasting is usually associated with the cold winter months, but as the temperature fluctuates and spring showers have us staying inside, it makes sense to crank up the oven. Bring out the natural sweetness in vegetables like carrots with a slow roast in the oven, allowing them to get tender and crisp while you save time preparing meals for the week.
An easy starter recipe is Tiffani Thiessen’s Honey-Roasted Carrots with Sesame Seeds (pictured above), which are coated with honey so they blister and get a little sticky in the oven, and then are tossed with soy sauce and sesame seeds for great umami flavor.
Check out more of our favorite ways to use roasted carrots below.
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Learn the basic elements of a pasta salad and then mix and match to create a recipe tailored to your tastebuds:
Experiment with shapes such as orecchiette, penne, or radiator, cooked al dente.
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