Posts Tagged "summer"

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

Grilled Dill Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Dill Shrimp Skewers

What’s better than a couple grilled shrimp skewbobs in the summertime? Not much! Especially if you call them skewbobs, but that’s just my opinion. In all seriousness though, how good are Shrimp skewers in the summer?! I am requesting that all my meals, no matter what they are, be skewered and grilled in the summer. That’s that. Since it’s finally Read More

Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

soft shell crab sandwich

One of the best ways to enjoy soft shell crab is in a good old sandwich. Salty, crunchy crab and spicy, sweet sauce in a warm bun—what’s better than that? I like to keep everything really simple in these sandwiches to make sure the soft shell crab is the star. Okay, the sauce is also a star but let’s try Read More

Soft Shell Crab Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary with Soft Shell Crab

I swear I’m not a psycho (true, probably only a psycho would say that) but OH MY GOD, Soft Shell Crab Bloody Marys are a freaking revelation. You guys gotta trust me on this one, okay? By now you might have noticed that I love crab and I LOVE soft shell crab. When soft shell crab season rolls around, it’s Read More

Pan Fried Soft Shell Crab

Pan Fried Soft Shell Crab

There are tons of fun ways to enjoy soft shell crab and then there’s my favorite. Simply pan fried. When the weather starts warming up, the first thing on my mind is: it’s almost soft shell crab season! By the time May get’s here, I’m SO ready to enjoy one of my favorite foods! The first thing I do when Read More

Italian Antipasti with Prosciutto Di Parma

Italian Antipasto Platter

Whether it’s a holiday or just a regular dinner with your family, Anitpasti is all you need to keep a group happy! I’ll show you how to assemble the perfect Antipasto Platter with Prosciutto di Parma. Antipasto (Antipasti is the plural) is the first course of an Italian meal or an appetizer—it literally translates to, “before the meal.” Growing up, Read More

Casarecce with Shrimp and My Lunch with Barilla

Thank you, Barilla®, for this unforgettable experience and for sponsoring this post. Thoughts, photos and recipe are my own. There have been moments in my blogging career when I’ve looked around me, taken note of what I’m doing, who I’m with and what I’m eating and thought, “This is REALLY cool.”  This week, I had a BIG one of those Read More

Grilled Peach and ‘Nduja Crostini

Grilled Peach and 'Nduja Crostini

I’m obsessed with peaches right now, of course, because how can you not be during the 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 ‘nduja before? 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

Roasted Asparagus with Marinated Tomato Salad

This salad is perfect for the end of Spring/Beginning of Summer. Asparagus is still in season and cherry tomatoes are popping up at farmer’s markets all over. The combination of slightly charred asparagus and sweet, juicy tomatoes is really delicious and then top it off with Parmesan and fresh basil? Perfection! Also, can we just appreciate how really, really ridiculously Read More