Posts Tagged "Holiday"

Asparagus Mimosa with Crispy Prosciutto

Asparagus Mimosa with crispy prosciutto

Asparagus Mimosa is a classic French dish of asparagus, hard boiled egg and a vinaigrette. It’s perfect for spring! For my version, I swapped the dressing’s vinegar for lemon, added crispy prosciutto and plenty of fresh herbs. The dish is named after the mimosa flower, which is yellow and white, not the drink! Although, with this recipe being so perfect Read More

Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Pasta

Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Pasta

There’s nothing I love more than a big bowl of seafood pasta and this Shrimp Fra Diavolo is one of my favorites! Fra Diavolo, which translates to “brother devil” in Italian, is often made with lobster instead of shrimp but let’s be honest, lobster isn’t always in the budget! This shrimp version is just as delicious and a little easier Read More

Italian Seafood Salad

Italian Seafood Salad

This Italian Seafood Salad is one of my absolute favorite dishes. With plenty of fresh herbs and lemon, this salad is light, refreshing and super flavorful. Seafood salad gets better as it marinates so make it a day before serving for the best results! My family makes seafood salad every year for Christmas Eve as part of one of the Read More

Shrimp Cocktail with Two Sauces

Shrimp Cocktail

What’s better than a shrimp cocktail with one sauce? Shrimp cocktail with two sauces! With classic cocktail sauce, creamy horseradish sauce and the most flavorful, juicy shrimp, this recipe is definitely one of my favorites! Make this easy shrimp cocktail for your next party or just whip it up for yourself on a Tuesday night. There’s no wrong time for Read More

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

Green Beans with Tarragon and Garlic Breadcrumbs

Green Beans with Tarragon and Garlic Breadcrumbs

If the thought of green beans makes you thing of soggy old green bean casserole, you’ve come to the right place. These fresh green beans are snappy, bright and, as you can see, NOT that gross greenish brown color from the can. No thank you to that! And it doesn’t hurt that this dish is incredibly easy to make! I 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

Chicago Style Hot Dogs

chicago style hot dog

If you’re from Chicago, I know you know how to make a Chicago dog so you can skip right over this post. Might I suggest this one? Now if you’re not from Chicago, stick around! I’m going to show you how to make a proper Chicago style hot dog! Living in and around Chicago my entire life, Chicago dogs have Read More