5 Easy Recipes by Sarah Copeland That Make Entertaining a Breeze

When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, the last thing we want to do is spend hours cooped up in a stuffy kitchen. Sarah Copeland, author of Every Day Is Saturday and our newest Chef in Residence, has come to the rescue with five effortless, elevated recipes that are ready in less than an hour. Best of all, they’re fantastic for spring and summer entertaining—preferably on the back patio with a glass of wine. Dinner at our place tonight?

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The ‘Aperitivo Party’ Is the New Dinner Party. Here’s How to Host One

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Photo: Nico Schinco/Styling: Sarah Copeland

Bacon, Kale And Egg Grandma Pie

Pancakes? Yawn. An omelet? Boring. Give your brunch guests what they want: Sarah Copeland’s bacon, kale and egg grandma pizza. Pair it with a Bloody Mary. Or a mimosa. Or one of each.

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Baked Feta With Dill, Caper Berries And Citrus

“Baked feta is a dish you can—and should—learn to make by heart,” Copeland tells us. “This grazing-style dish is a filling lunch or a thrilling first course, served with toasted pita.” It serves four, but we’re not going to lie…we could easily finish this all by ourselves.

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Photo: Nico Schinco/Styling: Sarah Copeland

Shaved Moroccan Carrot Toast

Step aside, avocado toast. Copeland has just introduced us to one of our new favorite dishes. Meet shaved Moroccan carrot toast, a tasty (and beautiful) dish that’s ready to eat in about 10 minutes.

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Yellow Tomato Gazpacho

The very best part about this stunning dish? You can prep everything the night before, then blend the ingredients and put them all together in less than 10 minutes, right before serving.

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Spring Crudités With Romesco Sauce

Copeland admits that “a true Catalan romesco sauce—with freshly roasted red peppers, garlic, bread crumbs and olive oil—requires a bit of time.” But the good news? “Once you’ve made it, all you need is a bunch of gloriously fresh vegetables to create a centerpiece for any occasion.”

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Photo: Nico Schinco

About Sarah Copeland

Sarah Copeland is the award-winning author of the books Feast, The Newlywed Cookbook and Every Day Is Saturday (June 2019), which exemplify her standard for gorgeous photography, luscious recipes and simple luxuries. The former food director at Real Simple magazine and a Food Network veteran, Copeland currently lives with her young family in New York’s Hudson Valley, where she tries (and fails) at fruit farming and excels at hosting raucous, twinkle-light dinner parties for friends. Learn more at