Appetizers

Pickled Vegetables Recipe

Pickled Vegetables Recipe

Albert Einstein oncle cleverly described insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I’ve been mulling over this thought lately. If nobody ever did something new, something out of their comfort zone, then there…

Avocado wrapped in Prosciutto

Avocado wrapped in Prosciutto

Have I ever told you about the prosciutto made in the Slovenian Karst region? Kraški Pršut (Karst Prosciutto) Basically just a leg of dried, cured ham, what makes this special is simplicity and climate. There are only a few key ingredients: high…

Mom’s Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Mom’s Pistachio Crusted Salmon

  My mother-in-law’s pistachio crusted salmon is famous in our family. I think it has something to do with the sweetness of the honey, the spiciness of the cayenne, and the saltiness and crunchiness (is that a word??) of the…

Baked Rosemary French Fries

Baked Rosemary French Fries

What’s your guilty food weakness? Mine is french fries. Not just any ol’ french fries either–the one’s from McDonalds. It’s a sentimental thing for me. Growing up, my mom and I would sometimes go through the McDonald’s drive thru, get…

5 Minute Bruschetta

5 Minute Bruschetta

With endless options for toppings, bruschetta never gets boring. This is my go-to recipe for a quick and simple appetizer when I’m entertaining, or for just using up old bread. This 5 minute bruschetta recipe starts with a good loaf…

Nonna’s Fried Zucchini Blossoms {Recipe ReDux}

Nonna’s Fried Zucchini Blossoms {Recipe ReDux}

I got my love of food and gardens from my Italian grandmother.  Every year the four of us kids would go visit Nonna for the summer.  I loved these long visits, and quickly became Nonna’s little gardener.  She had an…

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

St. Paddy’s Day is coming up…it is the hubby’s favorite holiday (he is half Irish), so I like to cook something special for him. Last year I made him this Beer Braised Irish Stew and Irish Soda Bread which were both delicious.…

Ideas For Avocado: Avocado Caprese Salad

This  is a super easy salad you can whip up in just a few minutes. My Nonna used to make caprese salads all the time. I make it the same way as her, but also like to add avocados. This…

Ideas for Avocado: Guacamole

Holy Guacamole!  It is about time I put up a guacamole recipe.  This one comes from my mom, who is just as obsessed with avocados as I am. This recipe definitely beats any store bought guacamole. It surprises me to…