Posts Tagged "Holiday"

Aquavit Bloody Mary

Aquavit Bloody Mary

This Aquavit Bloody Mary is a fun switch up from your ordinary vodka Bloody Mary! Using aquavit in place of vodka gives this drink a delicious, herbal flavor. Laced with fresh dill and horseradish and topped with cocktail shrimp—what’s not to love? If you’ve never tried using aquavit in your Bloody Mary, you’re in for a real treat! Aquavit (sometimes Read More

Ricotta and Roasted Red Pepper Crostini

Ricotta and Roasted Red Pepper Crostini

Crisp bread rubbed with garlic and topped with lemony ricotta and peppers. The perfect appetizer! These crostini are fast and easy to make and the best part—they are so festive for the holidays! These little guys are definitely cute for the holidays but of course, you can make them year round! With just a few easy to find ingredients, they’re Read More

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies ingredients

These Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect seasonal treat! Pumpkin spice meets oatmeal chocolate chip— what’s not to love? Oatmeal chocolate chip has always been my favorite kind of cookie so I thought doing a fall twist, and making them PUMPKIN oatmeal chocolate chip, would be delicious. Spoiler alert: I was right! Call me basic, but I love Read More

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