You need to know about some of our party food.
Three party food items to be exact.
1. Potato-Fennel Gratin courtesy of the Barefoot Contessa.
Rich and satisfying.
Oh, and you can make this a day or two ahead and reheat in the oven.
Perfect for parties, company, or a cold evening.
Did I mention you can make this ahead of time?
2. Corn & Tomato Salad from Linda’s Summer 2009 Saladpalooza
This was my favorite salad from this summer’s saladpalooza.
Hang on to this gem for next summer, you won’t be sorry.
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 cups corn (if frozen, thawed)
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
Mix basil, oil, lime juice, sugar, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine the corn, tomatoes and cucumber. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
Cooks notes: I use way more lime juice and even toss in a little zest. We have used fresh corn cooked in the microwave for this recipe all summer.
3. King Arthur Flour’s Chocolate Indulgence Cake.
My mom and I think it might be the best chocolate cake e v e r.
E V E R.
Thank goodness Linda’s birthday
is next month. I was look for
a good reason to enjoy
this cake again.