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Best Holiday Recipes


Cocktail Dates


12 large dried Medjool dates

1 4-ounce chunk Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

6 slices bacon, cut in half widthwise

Preheat oven to 350 F.


Insert a bamboo skewer or a similar facsimile in the bottom of the date until the pointy tip rests on the bottom of the pit. Push the pit out of the stem side. Reserve dates.

Using your sharpest knife, cut Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese into 1/4-inch slices. Cut those slices into 1/4-x-1-inch pieces (the resulting 1-inch pieces should be approximately the same diameter as a pencil). Cut the tip of each piece at a 45-degree an...

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