Posts Tagged "Appetizers"

Caprese Salad with Prosciutto

Caprese with prosciutto

Everybody loves a good caprese salad, right? This one is extra special with two types of tomatoes and a layer of prosciutto! This is definitely one of the most delicious ways to celebrate tomato season. The caprese salad originated in Capri, Italy (hence the name) and consisted of tomatoes, cow’s milk mozzarella, and oregano. Nowadays, you see this salad all Read More

Ricotta Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

ricotta stuffed zucchini flowers

Zucchini flowers are one of my favorite summer foods! They have a very delicate zucchini flavor and can be stuffed, fried, stuffed and fried, added to pastas and pizzas, tossed in a salad—the possibilities are endless! One of my favorite ways to prepare zucchini flowers is by stuffing them with herbed ricotta, dipping them in a light batter and frying 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

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

Chicken Enchilada Sliders

Chicken Enchilada Sliders on a platter

Chicken Enchilada Sliders are the perfect party food you never knew, you always needed! Although I don’t watch much football, I have to admit I do love the food that comes along with it. These sliders make the perfect game day food and, since they’ll be gobbled up in minutes, I decided to use a couple shortcuts so that the 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

Mexican Shredded Chicken Dip

Mexican Shredded Chicken Dip

I love making this Mexican Shredded Chicken Dip for parties. Nobody has ever complained about having this dip around! (Except maybe when the bowl is empty.) I was going to say this is perfect for game day—and it is—but you know what else it’s perfect for? Binge watching real housewives. That’s right, sports, you don’t get to have all the 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