Shredded Lime and Chile Chicken

To start: Shredded Lime and Chile Chicken makes a fabulous centerpiece for your next dinner party.

Presentation One: Bountiful Bouquets
Stack ingredients in your hand: first basil, then chicken, chile rings, and onion. Tuck into a sake cup.

Presentation Two: Sleek Skewers
Lay chicken, then sliced onion in an X pattern over basil. Arrange a single chile ring on top; skewer ingredients with a toothpick or a small skewer.
Tomato Fennel Soup

A hearty serving of Tomato Fennel Soup can spice up any evening.

Presentation One: Dressed for a Dinner Party
Fill a white bowl with soup, add a dollop of sour cream and garnish with a fennel frond.

Presentation Two: Hearty Rainy Day Soup
Fill a deep bowl with soup; swirl in two tablespoons olive tapenade. Serve with a loaf of crusty bread.
Toasted Cumin and Garlic Cream Cheese

Even something as simple as an appetizer can have more than one side to it. Toasted Cumin and Garlic Cream Cheese can take on two very different forms.

Presentation One: Cheese and Flatbread
Mold cream cheese into balls, then place 3 or 4 balls into small glasses or votive holders. Break flatbread crackers and place on each rim for dipping.

Presentation Two: Cheese Spirals
Spread the cream cheese onto tortillas and roll tightly. Cut into spirals, and arrange neatly on a tray. Enjoy!
Citrus Curd and Mixed Berry Tart

This Citrus Curd and Mixed Berry Tart, is bursting with fresh flavor.

Presentation One: Prim and Proper Tart
After combining the fresh berries and fruit jelly, arrange the berries in circular rows around the tart. Serve on a beautiful cake pedestal.

Presentation Two: Cookies and Citrus Crust
Use the tart crust to make crispy, thin cookies, then fill a footed bowl with fruit, top with the citrus curd, and tuck a cookie along the rim. Beautiful!
Jeffrey's Birthday Party Cheesecake

Who could resist a helping of Jeffrey's Birthday Cheesecake?

Presentation One: Classic Wedges
Present the cheesecake as a whole, with a mint sprig in the center for garnish. Slice into wedges, but make sure there's enough for everyone!

Presentation Two: Passed Squares
Cut the cake into 16 squares, arrange on a platter, and garnish each square with a sprig of mint.