The hardest thing about bacon-wrapped dates is that you can never make enough. Try blue cheese in place of the almonds for an especially decadent treat.
Bacon Potato Salad Potato salad is standard summer BBQ fare, so it’s only fitting that it should appear at the season’s last hurrah. To welcome the cool months ahead, we’ve taken the usual fresh herbs and scallions — always worthwhile additions — and bulked them up with crisped bacon and hard-boiled eggs. There’s No Wrong Way to Make a Sandwich (But Lots of Really Good Ones) This potato salad is excellent served immediately, but it can also be made ahead. 2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/3 cup finely chopped celery 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions, white and green parts 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 4 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 1/2 tablespoons Creole or other whole-grain mustard 4 strips crisp-cooked bacon, crumbled 1.
If the longer days have you feeling the entertaining itch, too, here’s a knockout, take-no-prisoners crab dip requiring four ingredients and 10 minutes of your valuable time. Bonus: Once your guests have had a taste of it, it’s a guaranteed way of getting everyone out of your kitchen and into the living room.