...even though it was 13 bucks. Because, nothing soothes me as much as looking at new recipes. And the best meals are those consisting of many appetizers.

Favorites? I am a fan of crab cakes (Saveur's no nonsense recipe is my favorite). Homemade baba ghanoush. SHRIMP MOTHERFUCKING COCKTAIL. These little polenta cakes with grilled mushrooms—nice alternative to a crostini and more bite sizey. Speaking of mushrooms, this baked brie with mushrooms is easy as hell and everyone always loves it.

There are probably more but, my memory blows. GIVE ME ALL THE APPETIZERS.