pepperonata bruschetta

I’ve determined that pretty much anything is better on a piece of toasted or grilled bread. And it’s certainly true for these pepperonata bruschetta....more

Easy Wine & Cheese Pairings

We've all been there. Out of nowwhere, you get a call from a friend or a neighbor unexpectedly drops by. The panic quickly sets in, "what can I serve"!? Enter the wine and cheese platter.  Whether it's a well curated selection of two or three or you're a cheese connoisseur with more cheese than guests, it's always a hit. Pairing cheese with fruit and honey gives the plate that special extra something. Knowing what wine pairings work best with what cheeses is also a sure fire way to impress your guests! If you're unsure of what pairs well together, I'm here to help!...more

Deviled Egg Dip

It was another crazy week with wicked weather but the good news is that Spring has officially arrived and we've had 2 beautiful, sunny days with warm temperatures. Ahhh.  I was ready to get out of the house and while running errands, I came across some "Charlie Brown" pansies.  I just couldn't resist the deal so, I decided to give them a home and nurse them back to health.  I gave them a good dose of water, fertilizer and a new planter....more

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped AsparagusTender-crisp asparagus with a touch of lush garlicky cheese wrapped in ribbons of prosciutto.  An easy elegant recipe that you can prepare ahead of time for your next party.Click to view Recipe: http://www.thesensuist.com/ProsciuttoWrapped_Asparagus.html...more

Cute Holiday Cheese Appetizers on a Stick

Hi, I'm Linda from Crafts a la Mode.Are you going to need an appetizer for a holiday partor the holidays? Perhaps you need something to bring to a party? This is a very easy and fun thing to make.Cheese bites on a stick. . ...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

Homemade Cooking Cream

I *love* having really versatile items in my fridge. Give me a tomato, a red onion and some cheddar cheese; I’ll give you one hundred dinner ideas (other ingredients required, of course!).That’s why I adore this recipe. I call it Homemade Cooking Cream because it can be used in all the ways you might use Philly Cooking Cream. But, you don’t have to buy an extra product AND you can season it up any way you like....more

Back to School: Brighten Up Your Lunch Boxes with Surprising, Kid-Friendly Recipes

Shhhh...don't tell the kiddos, but it's nearly back to school time again! I can hardly believe it myself. It seems just like yesterday that I finally got all the summer clothes ironed and hung up. (Oh dear, I think that WAS yesterday!) Well, no matter -- Summer wasn't meant for chores anyway. And as school days inch ever close, I want to help make sure that lunchtime doesn't become a chore for you either....more
That's a very good idea! I always do cold cuts with crackers and cheese. It's a nice way to ...more

Salmon Seven Ways

Isn't Friday just the best day for Christmas? We dispense with the prescribed festivities, then have the weekend for snuggling at home or freeform entertaining. A week later, Thursday and Friday are New Years-busy, but glory be, there's the weekend to recover, regroup and recommmit. All this is to say: it's time to find yourself a little salmon to have on hand for quick appetizers, whether for two or twenty. ...more
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