This roast chicken is foolproof and fantastic. Plus, it's versatile enough for a weeknight dinner or weekend dinner party.
Cheddar-Polenta Biscuits with Ham Salad
If you don't have time to make both biscuits in this menu, the ham salad is terrific served on pita chips or crostini cut from a baguette.
Greens with Chèvre Dressing
The combination of goat cheese (chèvre) and walnut oil in this salad pays homage to the south of France. But the transformation into a creamy ranch-style dressing? Pure American.
Hummus Deviled Eggs
Hummus goes well with eggs—from egg salads to the deviled kind.
Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
The unfrosted cupcakes can be wrapped in plastic and stored at room temperature for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 1 month. The white buttercream frosting can be refrigerated in an airtight plastic container for up to 2 days. Return to room temperature before using.
Chicken in Tarragon-Mustard Cream Sauce
Grace Parisi steals the flavors from a classic French pan sauce (mustard, tarragon, white wine and cream) for this quick chicken sauté.
Pair with a crisp Chardonnay.
Mini Black-Bottom Cheesecakes
In these single-serving desserts from F&W's Grace Parisi, the rich and creamy cheesecakes are baked atop a chocolate-wafer base. You don't need any special equipment to make them—just a muffin tin and foil liners.