Posts Tagged "summer"

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 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

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

German Potato Salad

I’m not really the biggest potato salad person, It just was never my thing. I do, however, LOVE German potato salad. There are tons of variations of German potato salad, here’s mine! The main difference between German potato salad and a more traditional potato salad recipe is the mayo, or lack there of. GPS (This stands for German Potato Salad, Read More

Gochujang Corn Dogs

I got the idea for this recipe at the most annoying time, just like almost all of my recipe ideas, when I was trying to fall asleep. It happens every time, I start to drift off to sleep and then, boom! What about this idea? Oh! this might be good! What if instead, I made it like this… blah blah Read More

Old Bay Steamed Crabs

Old Bay Steamed Crabs in Virginia

Alert! Summer is not actually over yet. There’s still time to squeeze in some tasty end of summer meals. I say, Have a blue crab feast! It’s the perfect way to send off summer. Growing up, my family would head to Ware Neck, Virginia every summer to spend time at my mom’s family’s cabin on the river. One of my Read More