Posts Tagged "appetizer"

Beet Carpaccio with Goat Cheese and Pepitas

This Beet Carpaccio is one of those recipes that looks fancy, but is incredibly easy to make. Like, seriously, it’s almost embarrassing how easy it is. You’ll roast some beets, slice ’em up, add some delicious toppings and there you go, a beautiful and tasty dish! Speaking of beautiful, can we just take a moment to appreciate how pretty beets Read More

The Best Smoked Trout Dip

It’s honestly hard for me to keep my emotions in check whenever I make this recipe. The contrast of pure joy while eating it to the deep despair I feel when it’s gone is pretty extreme. Okay, yes, I’m being dramatic but I truly do get sad when it’s all gone. The last bite is usually followed by, “I miss Read More

Grilled Peach and ‘Nduja Toast

I’m obsessed with peaches right now, of course, because how can you not be at the end of Summer? And this is my favorite way to eat them! I don’t like to go all the way sweet, as you know, so I came up with the perfect combo of sweet, salty and spicy for this recipe. Have you guys tried Read More

Sheet Pan Crab Nachos with Tillamook Cheddar

When I think of foods from my childhood, two things come to mind. Pasta, because my dad is Italian and cooked it all the time, and crab. I grew up going to Virginia every summer to my family’s cabin where we would catch crabs, steam them and eat them on the porch. It’s still one of my most favorite meals! Read More

Snap Pea Crostini: Ricotta Pea Kidding Me!

It’s spring! I am so beyond excited that it’s finally spring and we can put stupid winter behind us. No offense winter, but after the holidays, you’re just not fun anymore. By the time spring rolls around, I’m always so over dreary, gray Chicago that all want to see are pretty things. I need flowers, green grass, colorful dresses, and Read More

Fried Bologna Sliders with Pickle Dijonnaise

Let me be clear- these are indulgent af. This is not one of those recipes that you put into the weekly rotation. No. You make these for a special occasion (say, the Super Bowl) and you enjoy every bite of these warm, salty, melty, saucy, delicious sliders and then you have a salad the next day. I know what some Read More

BLT Guacamole

Ah, BLT Guacamole, a combo of two of the best things. I literally don’t know a single person who doesn’t like guacamole and the only people I know who don’t like BLTs are vegetarians. So, if you’re a human being who eats meat, you’re going to love this recipe! (And honestly, if you’re a human being who is a vegatrian, Read More

Goat Cheese and Radish Crostini

Holiday parties are here and that question, “do we need to bring something?” is running rampant. These crostini are the perfect appetizer for a holiday party or any other get together, for that matter! THESE are what you should bring. After making this recipe numerous times, I’ve settled on breakfast radishes as my radish of choice. Because of their shape, Read More

Tuna Stuffed Roasted Pepper Boats

Now that holiday season is upon us, it’s time to dive into the best part—food! Isn’t the best part of holiday parties the food? Is that just me? Oh well, here is a recipe for one of my absolute favorite appetizers that will be so perfect for, you guessed it, a holiday party! But, I mean, you can definitely also Read More

The Best Bruschetta

When I was in third (or fourth?) grade, I wrote and turned in a story called “When the lights went out” That was literally the exact same story that Mr. Mertle, from The Sandlot, told Smalls and Benny about how he lost his sight. I’m talking, I stole the entire story, wrote it as if I came up with it Read More