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Avocado Toast

Deceptively simple. Incredibly delicious.

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Watermelon Gazpacho

Sweet with a kick, watermelon gazpacho is a great summer soup.

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Shrimp, Fava Bean and Avocado Bruschetta

A great way to enjoy fava beans with a seafood twist, this fresh and light bruschetta makes a great appetizer or main dish.

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Halloween Guacamole

Frighten your party guests with this brainy appetizer

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Gazpacho

Cold Spanish soup is an ingenious way to endure the summer heat.

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Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

Bruschetta has been on my mind. I was recently in Costco with my mom, and as she browsed the DVDs, I looked over the cookbooks. There were at least four by the same publisher on authentic Italian cuisine. With bruschetta recipes galore. And, who could forget that scene in “Julie and Julia” where Amy Adams […]

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Peach and Cherry Mostarda

Another find in that issue of Martha Stewart Living I picked up, this peach and cherry mostarda is a delightful Italian condiment to serve alongside meat or fish, as a salad dressing to change things up, or even before a meal with some chevre or gluten-free bread. I served it in the picture above with […]

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Roasted Walnut and Pear Salad

I had a nice dinner get-together with some friends recently to catch up. They did the cooking (I observed it all in the kitchen), and everything was so delicious that I had to take pictures and post the recipes for my blog. This roasted pear salad is simple and delicious. It’s a perfect way to […]

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Salad Rolls

If you like Asian food (Thai, Chinese, whatever) you must have tried salad roles before. They can be expensive when you eat out–but these appetizers are super easy to make. Here’s how: Ingredients Rice spring roll wraps (in the store they are called Spring Roll Skins and look like this:) 1 package tofu, if desired […]

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Mini Eggplant Fritters

For another appetizer for our family Christmas Eve dinner, my mom made some mini eggplant fritters, experimenting with our brand new box of Gluten-Free Bisquick for the first time. When I was little my dad used to make us Bisquick pancakes on Sunday mornings, so I had high hopes for this boxed gluten-free stuff. I’d […]

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