A brown butter spread gives flaky spiced pumpkin scones nutty flavour and an extra touch of sweetness. Overworked dough can become tough when baked; for the flakiest pastry, knead it just until the dough comes together.
Tortellini Tomato Bites—These pasta salad skewers are excellent for parties, as they come together in no time. Kids will love them, but for a group of adults, feel free to add stronger flavours, like halved olives or morsels of blue cheese.
Roasted Cardamom Peaches with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Lemony Ravioli With Sun-Dried Tomatoes—Let the flavour of fresh ravioli shine with a light lemony butter-based sauce. Stuffed fresh (or frozen) pasta doesn't take long to cook. Check for doneness once the ravioli float to the top.
This smooth tomato sauce makes a simple accompaniment to ravioli or spaghetti, so it's always handy to have on hand. Or use it to make other quick meals, such as Scaloppine with Marinara Sauce or Mussels Marinara.
To whet appetites, sip some chilled white wine while enjoying cold grilled shrimp with a refreshing citrus dipping sauce. Use a variety of citrus fruit or use tsp mL) grated rind and 1 tbsp mL) juice of either orange, lemon or lime.
Grilled Shrimp with Sriracha-Lime Cocktail Sauce—This is a grilled twist on the classic shrimp-cocktail appetizer. Making your own cocktail sauce allows you to add extra flavours, such as spicy sriracha.