Posts Tagged "holiday"

Holiday Antipasto Platter

Holiday Antipasto Platter

An antipasto platter is always a great idea for entertaining but around the holidays, it’s the best! Adding rosemary around the edge gives it a festive wreath look! When it comes to antipasti, which is the plural of antipasto, there are no real measurements. In fact, the ingredients are not set in stone either. Antipasto, which means “before the meal” Read More

Swedish Chocolate Balls

These no bake Swedish Chocolate Balls are incredibly easy to make and always a hit! The best part is that they can be made ahead of time and you probably already have most (or all!) of the ingredients in your kitchen right now. The first time I tried these Swedish Chocolate Balls (known as Chokladbollar in Sweden) was when my family’s Read More

Herb Crusted Roast Beef with Horseradish Sauce

Herb Crusted Roast Beef with Horseradish Sauce

The holidays are here! I can’t believe it’s December already. When it comes to the holidays, I always get most excited about the food (shocker!) and a beautiful roast beef just screams holiday, right? People often get intimidated by roasts—I know I used to be! The truth is, they couldn’t be easier to make! This recipe for Herb Crusted Roast Read More

Mushroom and Bacon Polenta Bites

Polenta Bites with Mushrooms and Bacon

What’s more fun at a party than bite sized food? Believe me, you’re going to want to grab a few of these Mushroom and Bacon Polenta Bites before they’re all gone! These little appetizers are great for fall and into the holiday season. I mean, their colors just scream Thanksgiving, right? I took a little shortcut here and used pre-cooked, Read More

Spicy Shrimp and Smashed Avocado Bites

These spicy shrimp and avocado bites get gobbled up in minutes every time I make them so you might want to double, triple, or quadruple the recipe!  Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I have been making these for years and am just finally getting around to posting the recipe because, well, I’m an idiot. No seriously, that’s the reason. Read More

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

Snap Pea Crostini: Ricotta Pea Kidding Me!

Sugar Snap pea crostini

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

Goat Cheese and Radish Crostini

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