Friday Afternoon Bruschetta and White Sangria

I have mentioned my pinterest obsession before….the clothes, the food, the house, the organised life I live within my Pinterest boards. I love my pin boards. They are full of everything I love/want/need and also lots of stuff I have no place for but still adore. I also have plenty of useful things on there. I have a wonderful board full of cool and exciting things to do with my boys....more

Celery Garlic Bruschetta

Celery Garlic 'Bruschetta' ...more

Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta

I love the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables that can be found in the grocery store or at a farmer's market in the summertime. Everything just tastes sweeter and fresher than it does throughout the rest of the year. ...more


OK, so I am a self-proclaimed Bread-a-Holic.  I can't help myself, I just love bread.  Here's a new twist on making bruschetta featuring Blue Cheese, tomatoes, and lots of fresh herbs.  Enjoy!  Life's too short to eat crappy food.  :-)

Bell Pepper Bruschetta Crostini

Bell Pepper Bruschetta Crostini  is a mouthful in more ways than one.  This is a crowd pleasing appetizer that would work for elegant dinners, holidays and game day.  Easy to look at and delicious to eat the bruschetta can also be used as a dip with pita or tortilla chips.  We have done that before and will again.  I have never used less than 4 bell peppers because the recipe freezes so great.  True, it is always gone if company comes over but I even make it for just us....more

BP's Bruschetta

BP’s Brucshetta serves as a great appetizer or party food and makes for awesome left-over’s.  Hands down, if I host a dinner party, or if I am invited to a dinner party, I will always make this side dish! INGREDIENTS:6 Plum Tomatoes, chopped6 Sun-dried Tomato halves soaked in oil, chopped2 Garlic Cloves, finely minced3 tbsp. EVOO3 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar1 tsp. Blue Agave Syrup**¼ cup Fresh Basil, choppedS&P, to taste...more

Frosties and Bruschetta for an Easy Summer Gathering

It is easy to make appetizers an afterthought when hosting a party where the main course gets all your attention. Instead of pouring chips in a bowl and calling it a day, put some thought into your appetizers—your guests will thank you! I can’t tell you how many main courses I've forgotten from parties I've attended, but a platter filled with exciting and thoughtful appetizers always sticks in my memory. ...more
Having a series of appetizers is so practical when you're having a group of friends ...more

Feta Bruschetta

If you are looking for something to make on Oscar night, or any night for that matter, I highly recommend you try these. Warm, toasty little bites of tomato, basil, garlic, and Feta cheese.For full post and recipe, please visit From Valerie's Kitchen....more

Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with Fresh Ricotta & Herbs: A Quick Summertime Appetizer

My tomato plants have little green fruit on them, but it will be a while before  they are ready for picking.In the meantime, I have basil, thyme, and other herbs that are exploding out of the garden; begging to be used.  Hard to resist such fresh flavors this time of year, and I am more than happy to add them to whatever I am making in the kitchen....more
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Simple = Fantastic!

Here is a quick and delightful meal that is perfect for nearly any occasion. Of course, as the main dish at lunch or dinner. Yet this is also a lovely first-course at a dinner party, could be miniaturized for appetizers, or even be served as brunch! ...more